The Gigabyte GSmart Essence 4, which was released in November 2015, is a thin and portable phone that weighs only 105g. It is an Android 4.4 device with 4GB of internal storage and 512MB of RAM. For those who require more space, there is a microSDHC slot for expansion.
The phone has a 4.0-inch display with a 480×800 pixel resolution, offering a simple yet adequate visual experience. It has a 2MP back camera with the ability to record videos as far as camera capabilities go. The phone has 512 MB of RAM and an MT6572 processor inside, which may limit its multitasking capabilities. A 1300mAh Li-Ion battery powers the tablet, however, heavy users may need to charge it frequently.
Design and Display
The Gigabyte GSmart Essence 4 is extremely compact and lightweight, measuring just 124 x 62 x 9.6 mm in terms of form and display, and weighing only 105g overall. For consumers who require the convenience of managing two phone numbers simultaneously, it supports dual SIM cards (Mini-SIM). The phone has a 4.0-inch TFT display with a 5:3 aspect ratio and a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, giving it a basic viewing experience with a pixel density of roughly 233 ppi. Although it may not be the largest or sharpest screen, it is enough for basic smartphone functions.
The processing configuration on the Gigabyte GSmart Essence 4 is era-appropriate. It uses the MediaTek MT6572 chipset, constructed on a 28nm architecture, to run the Android 4.4 (KitKat) operating system. The phone has a dual-core Cortex-A7 CPU running at 1.0 GHz, providing adequate performance for routine chores and essential applications. The Mali-400 GPU handles graphics processing, providing sufficient graphical capabilities for its intended use. This CPU arrangement may not have the same capability as more modern smartphones, but it is ideally suited to the phone’s simplicity and practicality.
The Gigabyte GSmart Essence 4’s camera arrangement is basic, with a 2 MP single lens for its main camera that can record both still images and video. Although it might not produce images with remarkable resolution or quality, it meets the requirements for basic photography.
Additionally, the phone has a facility for capturing videos. A VGA single-lens selfie camera is located on the front and provides basic photographic features for video calls and self-portraits. The camera system is adequate for basic photography and communication needs, even though it cannot compete with the sophisticated photography features found on newer smartphones.
Thanks to its dedicated microSDHC card slot, the Gigabyte GSmart Essence 4 provides some flexibility for memory expansion. By inserting a suitable memory card, users can quickly enhance the device’s storage capacity. The phone’s internal storage, which only has 4GB of space, is, however, somewhat constrained. It also has 512 MB of RAM, which could limit its multitasking skills and overall performance while executing more demanding programs or tasks. Users should be aware of the device’s inherent storage constraints despite the convenience of the expandable storage option.
Sound and Features
The Gigabyte GSmart Essence 4 has a variety of networking and audio options. It has a loudspeaker and a 3.5mm audio port, so users may connect their own headphones or speakers and have alternatives for audio output. The phone has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n compatibility for wireless connections, enabling access to the internet over Wi-Fi networks. It can also act as a hotspot to share its connection. Wireless pairing is made possible by Bluetooth 4.0’s compatibility for A2DP with other devices like speakers or headphones.
The device has GPS for location-based services. It doesn’t have NFC functionality, though. An FM radio is a nice addition for radio aficionados. The phone charges and transfers data using a micro USB 2.0 connector. Basic sensors like an accelerometer and a proximity sensor are also included, which improve the device’s overall functioning and user experience.
A detachable 1300mAh Li-Ion battery powers the Gigabyte GSmart Essence 4, providing up to 300 hours of standby time and 12 hours of talk time on a single charge. In comparison to contemporary smartphones, the battery capacity may not be particularly enormous, but it should be adequate for the phone’s basic functions and small size. The smartphone comes in a stylish black colour choice that upholds a minimal and classic appearance. Additionally, its reasonable price point of about 60 EUR makes it a viable option for those looking for a cost-effective smartphone with the necessary functionality.