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Benq-Siemens EL71

Announced
Mar 8, 2006
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Small dimensions (3.54 x 1.82 x 0.65 inches)

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.65 inches inches)
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

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 and video player and streaming

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 3.54 x 1.82 x 0.65 inches (90 x 46.5 x 16.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.31 oz (94 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 262 144

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.017 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • miniSD

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (713 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 20 days (489 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 570 mAh

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.2
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice recording
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 08 Mar 2006

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