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BenQ-Siemens EL71

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the reliability and usability are on the whole positive. The screen and responsiveness also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the features and reception.

design, responsiveness, screen, usability, reliability

battery, value for money, sound, reception, features

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 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 239 reviews)

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BenQ-Siemens EL71

 

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

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BENQ

 

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

Battery

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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

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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

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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,...

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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 &...

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Nice looking phone, shame about the accessories

 

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EL71

 

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Good all round performer

 

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I have had 4 of these in a week and every handset has had a fault

 
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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

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Capacity:570mAh
Standby Time (PB):300hours
Talk Time (PB):300minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Cellular

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
Technology:GSM
Type:Cellular phone
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:3.5in
Weight:3.3oz
Width:1.8in

Display

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

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD

Header

Manufacturer:BenQ
Model:EL71
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BenQ-Siemens

Messaging & Data Services

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Anthracite / Quartz

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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