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Gigabyte GSmart G1342 (2011)

Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225AA
Adreno 200
512 MB / 1 GB
3.5 inch (320 x 480 px)
3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 px

This phone boasts a 3.5 inch TFT display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225AA chipset, and 512 MB of RAM.

Is the cost justified by its features? I'll strive to answer that by the end of my review.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Gigabyte GSmart G1342 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Gigabyte GSmart G1342 specifications

BrandGigabyte
NameGSmart G1342
ModelG1342
Release date2011

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight4.48 oz
Dimensions4.76 x 2.46 x 0.49 inch
Colorsblack
SIM typeMini SIM

The weight of the Gigabyte GSmart G1342 is still considered to be lightweight and portable.

System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225AA
CPU800 MHz Cortex-A5
GPUAdreno 200

The Gigabyte GSmart G1342 comes with Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) out of the box. Google regularly releases new versions of Android. They have new features, improvements, and security updates. The Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225AA CPU can be fast enough for basic phone operations. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices use Adreno GPUs.

Display type, size, resolution

Display typeTFT
Screen size3.5 inch
Resolution320 x 480 px
Multitouch supportyes

This 3.5 inch smartphone comes with a TFT display. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

Memory, storage

RAM512 MB
Internal storage1 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

512 MB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. The needed RAM amount for good performance depends on factors. These include the OS, the apps, and the services we use. If we use our smartphones for basic tasks like calling, texting, and browsing the web, 32 GB may be sufficient for our needs. We can expand the internal storage of the GSmart G1342 (1 GB) by using a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 px
Flashno
Selfie camerano

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The GSmart G1342 comes with a basic camera setup and lacks any advanced features.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv3.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Compared to modern 4G and 5G networks, 3G networks are much slower. This Gigabyte phone can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places. We can use Bluetooth to connect our GSmart G1342 smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS receiver. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 1500 mAh

The Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. We can simply buy a new battery from the open market and interchange it by ourselves.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The GSmart G1342 smartphone has an accelerometer. The light sensor is a type of sensor in a smartphone. It lets the phone measure light intensity around the device. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Gigabyte phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • TFT display
  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • lack of autofocus
  • no 4G support
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
  • no fingerprint reader
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Updated: June 10, 2024

Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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