Gigaset SL400A Twin DECT tooth Cordless Phone, Best DECT phone I’ve ever had

I run a new product development company and i instantly knew as soon as i opened the box that the gigaset sl400a had been designed in the finest detail from the bottom up. It looks good, it feels good and even better it works brilliantly well. Setting up was a breeze, it took me just 10 minutes and that was without having to look at the instruction manual. Plenty of volume from the earpiece and the speaker so problems on earlier reviews with this feature must have been resolved by siemens. This product epitomises the saying that ‘you get what you pay for’. In this instance the little bit extra i paid for the gigaset was money well spent.

The burglar did me a favour. With just one proviso this is a superb phone system. If you are looking for the best then there is only one player on planet earth. Panasonic is a distant second. About 5 years ago i bought the s685ip. Till some unkind burglar stole 2 of my 3 handsets. (probably thought they were mobiles). For replacement i struggled between the sl400a and the sl785.

I previously had bt dect phones which were replaced by philips dect phones and these in turn were replaced by the siemens gigaset dect phone. Although the previous phones were functional, they were nothing compared to the siemens gigaset. The feel and quality of the gigaset phones are superb and the functonality is just wonderful. Set up was a simple case of plugging in as the base station connectivity was automatic. Bluetooth was and is seamless and hassle free: enter the numbers in one phone or connect direct to a mobile, and you can just transfer them to the other handset in a heart beat. The phones can even be set up as home alarm devices that ring you up if they are activated, i mean come on, who would have thought your home phone could ever do this. These are my third set of dect phones and honestly, take my advice, save yourself the hassle and expense and just buy these, you will not want another dect phone again.

Best dect phone i’ve ever had. Looks like a mobile phone and, more importantly, has an interface a lot like a mobile (feature) phone. This is actually very clever, it makes navigating around almost intuitive. The contacts work just like you’d expect. The answer machine is also very easy to use. It’s nice that there is a message symbol that flashes to indicate missed phone calls and messages. The physical construction is pretty solid, and they look as great as they do in the pictures. The battery life is fantastic. The manual recommends letting the handset batteries run to empty before charging the first time to improve the battery life – it took days and days and i was playing with the units constantly as well. The sound quality is really good, these sound much less tinny than my previous dect phones (panasonic models).

Say its the #1 cordless phone and as expected its superb quality in software and hardware. Strongly recommended, and worth the money.

Gigaset SL400A Twin DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver : Much better than any other system we have had. Great range the base station is positioned in our loft conversion and can be reached clearly every where in the house and garden.

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  1. Bought these to replace my old panasonic trio, delighted with the build quality, feels really solid in the hand, much smaller than the old set. Sound quality is outstanding vey clear with no break up when having a conversation. Ring tones could be better but will live with it. Have yet to explore all the functions and features but sure i will be delighted, syncing of phone book from one handset to the other was so easy. Overall delighted with these phones look forward to many years of use.
  2. This review is from : Gigaset SL400A Twin DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver

    Bought these to replace my old panasonic trio, delighted with the build quality, feels really solid in the hand, much smaller than the old set. Sound quality is outstanding vey clear with no break up when having a conversation. Ring tones could be better but will live with it. Have yet to explore all the functions and features but sure i will be delighted, syncing of phone book from one handset to the other was so easy. Overall delighted with these phones look forward to many years of use.
    1. What you get are two nokia old-style. Quite an expensive phone, but good quality. What you get are two nokia old-style phones and a base unit. The phones themselves are very nice, but they seem to be completely independent. They have their own memories so if you add a number to one phone, you have to add it to the other. There is a function to do this but it should be automatic maybe. Anyway, not a big deal and you might want your phones to be independent in that way.
  3. This review is from : Gigaset SL400A Twin DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver

    What you get are two nokia old-style. Quite an expensive phone, but good quality. What you get are two nokia old-style phones and a base unit. The phones themselves are very nice, but they seem to be completely independent. They have their own memories so if you add a number to one phone, you have to add it to the other. There is a function to do this but it should be automatic maybe. Anyway, not a big deal and you might want your phones to be independent in that way.
    1. The earpiece to go with it and they are fantastic together. . First class and i bought the earpiece to go with it and they are fantastic together.
      1. The earpiece to go with it and they are fantastic together. . First class and i bought the earpiece to go with it and they are fantastic together.
  4. I like the sets, but they came with no instruction manual. Also with out a second mains lead to charge the second base.
  5. This review is from : Gigaset SL400A Twin DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver

    I like the sets, but they came with no instruction manual. Also with out a second mains lead to charge the second base.
  6. This review is from : Gigaset SL400A Twin DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver

    Fab phone and clear reception. I bought this set as i wanted to try siemens cordless phone after having tried and being not too happy with some of the other ‘famous’ brands. The delivery occurred very quickly and i was very pleased to see my purchase. 2 very sturdy looking handsets with lovely screen and silver keypads. The keys feel very solid built and the phone has many many useful features including sending text messages. But for my simple needs it more than suffices. The voice quality is absolutely crystal clear and no interference or humming sound is heard. Has a base unit which can be kept away in a cupboard ( we have ours as main phone line opens in to one) and the 2 cordless units and their cradles can be plugged into any power socket in the house, this is unlike some of the other units on the market where you need to have one handset sitting on the base unit. I am very pleased with this set so far and would recommend this to someone looking for a good quality cordless phone.
  7. This review is from : Gigaset SL400A Twin DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver

    Fab phone and clear reception. I bought this set as i wanted to try siemens cordless phone after having tried and being not too happy with some of the other ‘famous’ brands. The delivery occurred very quickly and i was very pleased to see my purchase. 2 very sturdy looking handsets with lovely screen and silver keypads. The keys feel very solid built and the phone has many many useful features including sending text messages. But for my simple needs it more than suffices. The voice quality is absolutely crystal clear and no interference or humming sound is heard. Has a base unit which can be kept away in a cupboard ( we have ours as main phone line opens in to one) and the 2 cordless units and their cradles can be plugged into any power socket in the house, this is unlike some of the other units on the market where you need to have one handset sitting on the base unit. I am very pleased with this set so far and would recommend this to someone looking for a good quality cordless phone.
  8. This review is from : Gigaset SL400A Twin DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver

    Having previously owned a gigaset twin dect phone this was the next logical upgrade for me. I ordered it and it arrived within 48 hours so i was delighted. The unit i bought was a return that was described as in very good condition and when it arrived i was more than satisfied, as it really was almost as new. The unit was supplied with the wrong connection cable for the base station to bt line and rather than return a perfectly good phone i ordered a cable from amazon. I knew the cable was faulty after borrowing my neighbour’s gigaset cable and connecting the base with it. The unit worked perfectly and was at a bargain price so even with the connector problem i was not too upset. So whilst waiting for the cable to arrive i connected the handset to my pc and transferred all my contacts together with all the face photo shots i had to the first then sent them to the other phone using the inbuilt communication system. The beauty of this system is that the base station is separate from the two handsets and can be located by the master-socket and power socket, whilst the two handsets only need an electricity socket to charge them. I can only say that they are beautifully constructed and feel more like a quality mobile phone, small and compact and easy to take in a shirt pocket.
  9. This review is from : Gigaset SL400A Twin DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver

    Having previously owned a gigaset twin dect phone this was the next logical upgrade for me. I ordered it and it arrived within 48 hours so i was delighted. The unit i bought was a return that was described as in very good condition and when it arrived i was more than satisfied, as it really was almost as new. The unit was supplied with the wrong connection cable for the base station to bt line and rather than return a perfectly good phone i ordered a cable from amazon. I knew the cable was faulty after borrowing my neighbour’s gigaset cable and connecting the base with it. The unit worked perfectly and was at a bargain price so even with the connector problem i was not too upset. So whilst waiting for the cable to arrive i connected the handset to my pc and transferred all my contacts together with all the face photo shots i had to the first then sent them to the other phone using the inbuilt communication system. The beauty of this system is that the base station is separate from the two handsets and can be located by the master-socket and power socket, whilst the two handsets only need an electricity socket to charge them. I can only say that they are beautifully constructed and feel more like a quality mobile phone, small and compact and easy to take in a shirt pocket.
  10. This review is from : Gigaset SL400A Twin DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver

    These replaced some bt phones. We started with two and i must admit they have been great. Easy to load numbers and pictures into the phonebook. Only problem is the buttons can be abit small at times and if you pick up another phone i. Non gigaset, it does not register that the call was picked up and so marks it as a missed call. Nice to have the answer phone features all accessible from all the handsets.
  11. This review is from : Gigaset SL400A Twin DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver

    These replaced some bt phones. We started with two and i must admit they have been great. Easy to load numbers and pictures into the phonebook. Only problem is the buttons can be abit small at times and if you pick up another phone i. Non gigaset, it does not register that the call was picked up and so marks it as a missed call. Nice to have the answer phone features all accessible from all the handsets.
    1. After trying some better known makes these were a revelation they are crystal. After trying some better known makes these were a revelation they are crystal clear and i can not recommend them highly enough. They are easily set up, charged and in use.
      1. After trying some better known makes these were a revelation they are crystal. After trying some better known makes these were a revelation they are crystal clear and i can not recommend them highly enough. They are easily set up, charged and in use.
  12. Really happy with this purchase. I can even use my 9 year old gigaset phones with the sl400a system which is fantastic. Phone feels solid and has a nice quality feel and still made in germany. The only negative, if you can call it that, is the external ringing volume isn’t as loud as my older gigaset phone system. Had also purchased panasonic phone system recently but unfortunately the phones would only ring once and after several communications and suggestions by panasonic support, they could not find a fix.
  13. This review is from : Gigaset SL400A Twin DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver

    Really happy with this purchase. I can even use my 9 year old gigaset phones with the sl400a system which is fantastic. Phone feels solid and has a nice quality feel and still made in germany. The only negative, if you can call it that, is the external ringing volume isn’t as loud as my older gigaset phone system. Had also purchased panasonic phone system recently but unfortunately the phones would only ring once and after several communications and suggestions by panasonic support, they could not find a fix.

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