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BenQ-Siemens EL71

alaTest has collected and analyzed 245 reviews of BenQ-Siemens EL71. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the reliability and screen are overall positive. The performance and design also get good opinions. There are some critical opinions about the GPS navigation and reception.

size, design, performance, screen, reliability

battery, sound, reception, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BenQ-Siemens EL71 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 245 reviews)

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Expert review by: Mobile Gazette (

BenQ-Siemens EL71


BenQ-Siemens say that the EL71 should be available during Q2 2006 in "Quartz Anthracite" and "Opal Black" colours.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: (



Benq-Siemens EL71 is a slider GSM phone with internal antenna and 2" QVGA 262k color TFT display. It has 1.3-megapixel camera with LED flash capable of recording videos and has 16MB of internal memory, expandable through miniSD cards. It features music...

MP3, external speaker, design


Expert review by: staff (

BenQ-Siemens EL71 review


The EL71 exudes a touch of old-fashioned class

p>Stylish design Decent media player 1.3-megapixel camera</p

p>Slow menu navigation No headphone upgrade path Battery life</p

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (

BenQ-Siemens EL71 review


BenQ-Siemens gives the EL71 a disadvantage by not supplying a headset or PC data cable and by not augmenting the built-in storage with a free flash memory card. One or more of those extras would lift it from being an average handset. As it is, the...

Good music playback ; Lovely slide mechanism ; Handy front music playback controls

Short battery life ; No headphones included ; Rubbery number pad ; Stills are rather flat

Battery life is a let down. We did manage a couple of days between charges with minimal chat but you should plan for a daily power boost and should not consider this handset if you want a music player you can rely on to be ready when you want to use it

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Eldar Murtazin (

BenQ Siemens EL71


To tell the truth, the most frequently asked question on forums and in stores over the last few months was " œIs that a BenQ branded mobile, or still a Siemens's one? Mess in product line, caused by non-standard indexes of handsets confuses a lot of...

All three models of the new line-up carry a new interface port Nano, at that in two cases out of three one is at liberty to install a Lumberg-port, like on the previous devices. The truth of the matter is that I can't detect clear logic in this move,...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Your Mobile Phone Reviews UK (yourmobilephonereviews)

BenQ-Siemens EL71 Phone


The BenQ-Siemens EL71 is a slide opening camera phone which has a distinctive & slim design. The casing comes in an elegant quartz anthracite colour with a brushed aluminium & magnesium finish. The EL71 has an internal antenna which adds to the sleek &...

Consumer review by: Sylvia Bassett (

Nice looking phone, shame about the accessories

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: 1000116009 (

BenQ-Siemens EL71


I quite liked this phone, but after 2 months of trying to get an in-car charger, I was finally told that there isn't one available and nor is there likely to be one as Siemens are no longer going to do mobile phones! I was initially told the charger...



Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: Jessica Horwood (


Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: 1000115717 (

BenQ-Siemens EL71


This is my 3rd phone whether it's been replaced or repaired and each time it has came back with the same fault, the look of the phone however is fine! Otherwise it freezes, turns on and off by itself and slows down dramatically! The plastic casing...

The look

Everything else

Oct, 2006

Product Specifications

Slide into the most beautiful side of communication! The EL71 is as attractive to look at as it is technologically superior: from its premium media player to its megapixel camera - this elegant mobile is built to impress.


Antenna Type:Internal


Standby Time (PB):300hours
Talk Time (PB):300minutes
Technology:Lithium ion


Band:GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Slider
Service Provider:Not specified
Type:Cellular phone
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BenQ-Siemens

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes


Color:Anthracite / Quartz

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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