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27 Siemens Gigaset SL400A Trio Bluetooth Cordless Phone reviews
76 of 78 people found the following review helpful
04 Aug 2010
The SL400A First Impressions Anonymous 4.5/5 roll over for details
Good points Excellent build Quality, A solid metal frame phone that is a very nice slim design
Bad points None that i can fnd.
The first thing that i will say about the SL400 phones is that they are not cheap, after having numerous BT branded phones (that were of dubious quality) and a few Binatone phones(that were even worse) over the last few years i thought it was time to bite the bullet and splash out on what i can only describe as one of the best phones i have ever seen or used.
The first thing that you notice about the phones as you unpack them is the weight and build quality, they comprise of a nice chromium plated solid metal frame and a metal keypad similar to the laser cut key pads of the Motorola Razr. The batteries install easily and are of the flat lithium-ion type you find in mobile phones. Once the batteries are installed and the shiny black back is clipped on you realise that all that chrome and shiny black is going to show up all the fingerprints. Belt clips are supplied as an option if you want to use them and do not really detract from the overall design of the phone.
Once the screen bursts into life the display quality is excellent and is as good as or better than some mobile phone displays.
The phone cradles are also well made with a removable power connector that clips into the base. The cradles/charging stations did initially seem rather light but once the handsets are dropped in they appear to be stable and the rubber feet stop them from slipping.
The answer phone base unit again was a surprise the size is quite minute compared to some, the unit can be wall mounted and is also supplied with a rather nice clip on back that holds the power connector and telephone cable in place. Once plugged in the handsets registered with no problems.
Setting up the phones was a doddle, the use of the Bluetooth made it possible to transfer my entire directory from my Sony-Ericsson to the one handset, the directory was then copied to the additional handsets using the copy facility. The layout of the menu was simple and similar to that of a mobile phone.
It's too soon to comment on the standby battery life as the manual states 230 hours although this will only be achievable after a few charge discharge cycles.
Having only really used the most basic features of the phones and answering machine i am totally impressed and wish i had brought a decent set of Siemens phones instead of all the cheaper models. As these phones come with a two year guarantee Siemens have covered all the bases.
So if anyone is thinking of getting a set of the SL400 phones all i can say is go ahead, i don't think you will be disappointed and in many ways, you get what you pay for. On a final note the service from LiGo was excellent.
49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
17 Aug 2010
" My Favourite Purchase of The Year" blackdahlia 5/5 roll over for details
Good points You can send contacts from one phone to the other. And you can add your own rings tone using a data cable and software you can download from the manufacturer of the phone.You can also can add photos to contacts so when they call you there photo will appear. The screen is a good size as well. The phone is a comfortable size to hold in hand. And it has blue-tooth, the phone also vibrates if the phone is on silent. I Would highly recommend this phone.
Bad points Cannot think of any.
A little more room on phone for adding more of your own ring tones and photos.
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
15 Feb 2011
Gigaset SL400A Bluetooth Cordless Phone Astroid 4.5/5 roll over for details
Good points Design, Small Footprint, Ease of use and setup, Ring-tone options, and the other half loves it....
Bad points None as yet!
Very nice phone. A bit pricey but I guess you get what you pay for. I would recommend this phone for anybody who wants a full featured phone, that once setup, will provide an elegant solution to any home or office. Very pleased. It pays to do your research.
And purchasing from ligo was a breeze. Great service and delivery
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
04 Jan 2011
Best phone there is! The Fish 4.5/5 roll over for details
Good points Build quality, ease-of-use, style, fits nicely in the hand, far superior to any other make of phone
Bad points Not cheap!
I have a good eye for design and this is by far and away the best land line phone on the market.
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
11 Apr 2011
If you want the best. Anonymous 4.5/5 roll over for details
Good points Quality of build and feel. Easy to set up and easy to use.
Bad points None.
I looked at all of the quality handsets on the market to replace the panasonic handsets I have used for about 4 years. The SL400A is certainly expensive, but looking at the quality of build, finish and features it's well worth the outlay.
I initially purchased a Quad set and added a Twin set both from Ligo, best price on this product by some way. Good service all round.
18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
21 Jan 2012
If style is your thing... John 3.5/5 roll over for details
Good points Looks terrific and feels good
Bad points Can’t copy settings across multiple handsets, pricey
Excellent though this phone may be I don’t think it’s worth three times as much as a good Panasonic but that’s probably because I value function over form. If style is your thing then go for it because it is, nonetheless, a very good phone.
Also, if your household is going to have one handset per user, then each user can set their handsets up to their individual likings. We wanted one handset per room and to have all the handsets the same. There is no way to just set up one handset with pictures and tones – ‘Joy to the World’ for the wife, 'Chopin’s Funeral March' for the mother-in-law and so on – and then copy them to all the other handsets. Even the PC software won’t do it. I checked with Siemens customer services and they confirmed this shortcoming.
Some of the other functions are a bit difficult to find too. If both of you want to speak to a caller using two handsets (a pretty normal and frequent occurrence I would have thought) then it can’t be done, at least not straight out of the box. The manual doesn’t illuminate matters either. You have to download the extended manual from the Siemens website and even then it isn’t obvious, and necessitated another email to Siemens (who are very good by the way). It’s called ‘listening in’ and it’s in the ‘telephony’ menu. I can’t imagine how I managed to miss that gem!
Overall I’m glad we bought it; it's probably is the best landline phone we’ve had but the price premium over a ‘lesser’ phone is a bit difficult to justify.
17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
22 Apr 2011
Something I would recommend to a friend Anonymous 5/5 roll over for details
Good points Very slick and good
Nice if it could stand on its own, but nothing else.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
21 Jun 2011
Fabulous system Technophobe 5/5 roll over for details
Good points Easy to set up and looks really good - so far so good.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
08 Dec 2011
Aesthetically Pleasing Anonymous 4.5/5 roll over for details
Good points Beautiful piece of technology
Good software support
Actually works as intended
Pretty good sound quality
Lithium Ion battery packs
Eco mode (apparently) - but Eco+ Mode is not supported by these handsets
Bad points More features than I will realistically use, but I loved the looks
It's well put together and doesn't look like a big kids phone, which appears to be the design of most DECT phones.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
08 Feb 2012
Highly Recommended... engineermk 4.5/5 roll over for details
Good points Excellent design and build quality, it may be expensive but you can feel the difference compared to its cheaper siblings. Battery life is outstanding (several days) and recharging takes just a few hours. Basic set up can be completed without reading the instructions, consult the book and you'll be using more of features.
Bad points Its hard to see what else you'd want these phones to do.
The clock face showing when the phone isn't in use is a nice touch, much easier to read than digital readouts on other appliances.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
27 Oct 2011
Siemens Gigaset SL400A Anonymous 5/5 roll over for details
Good points Lovely feel, high quality material
Bad points Not found any yet
Am thinking I may buy another one for our main home, the one purchased was for a holiday let!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
11 Nov 2011
siemens gigaset SL400A Anonymous 5/5 roll over for details
Good points I have had one of these before the one with the chrome base, I find that this phone cannot be beaten. you get what you pay for
Bad points none
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
02 Apr 2012
Pricey but value for money. Anonymous 5/5 roll over for details
Good points Everything I expected. Pricey but value for money. well made and intuitive to use.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
07 Sep 2010
Great phone - perfect in use, quality & style CB 5/5 roll over for details
Good points I had been waiting for this phone for some time and had been chasing Siemens for availability in UK. Ligo was the first company that had this phone available in the UK.
The phone has delivered all my expectations. It is very easy to use & set up, all settings automatically transfer to all handsets, looks great with clock when the phone is placed on charger, feels great to hold.
It also works very well with bluetooth headsets (I bought a Sennheiser VMX100 with the set)
Bad points none (so far)!
(I do not think that it is possible to set different ring tones for different contacts, which was available with my old phillips phone)
delivery took 8 days (chased ligo after a week, than next day the phone was delivered - with great evening service from FedEx!).
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
30 Nov 2012
Anonymous 5/5 roll over for details
Good points Fantastic phone set.Looks and feels quality.Great features.
Great battery life.
Bad points No bad points so far.
12 Dec 2012
Siemens Gigaset SL400A Trio Anonymous 4.5/5 roll over for details
Good points quality build
Bad points could be a bit louder
23 Oct 2012
so easy to set up Anonymous 4.5/5 roll over for details
Good points Arrived quickly, easy to set up. Feel very sturdy but not bulky. Very stylish.
Bad points can't think of any
Had a problem ordering but it was my fault so had to contact customer services they were very helpful nothing was too much trouble.
18 Sep 2012
Gigaset sl400A Bashir 4.5/5 roll over for details
Good points Best cordless phone I have bought. I bought a trio and find the reception very good all over the house. No background noise at all which was a problem with my last BT diverse.
Bad points Non yet I have had the phone for 4 weeks.
Ligo were very good. No problems.
24 Aug 2012
Gigaset SL400 Anonymous 4.5/5 roll over for details
Good points Good quality & easy to set up.
Bad points Doesn't stand upright when of the base.
01 Aug 2012
Exactly what I wanted. Alan B 4.5/5 roll over for details
Good points Lovely design and easy to navigate. Bit early to tell on battery life but so far, so good.
I have a True Call so am unlikely to use the answering machine. However this is easily turned off so no problems there. The blue tooth facility is very useful and a great benefit.
There are are far cheaper systems out there but at the end of the day you get what you pay for and this system, ( the trio ) is exactly what I wanted.
Bad points None really. I suppose if you have hands like an Ape then the middle button is a bit queer. However for the rest of us it's very usable.