My El 71 goes to warranty since 10 february but Benq-siemens is officialy dead, what happens to my phones nobody knows
Mike and anyone who is frustrated with EL71.
Go to GSM Multifund or Siemensmania CZ and register on the sites and download the latest firmware for this phone I have done this for a friend and it has fixed all the problems and the phone is now a very stable phone.
These two sites are great since the Big Bird Brains in the Galaxy stopped supplying firmwares on site.
Thumbs up for this phone if you can get it.
Great build, sound and display.
I will give it 100 percent if you update it.
A very scarce quality built phone.
these phones are wicked. They are such nice little multi-functional phones
First off Ive been a fan of siemens phones for years now and went against the poor reviews and bought this phone. Im now regretting it. This phone has put me off siemens for life and i will not buy another one. Everything all previous people have said is true. It turns off for no reason, It freezes alot, It goes so slow when texting and searching through address book it makes it un-useable, sometimes new texts dont get shown and have to got to inbox to notice them, the handsfree blue tooth ability isnt worth having (this could be me using a nokia headset with a siemens though). There are more things wrong with this phone but cant think of them. oo yeh you have to charge it everyday although charge time is very short 2 hours you still have to charge it alot and i dont even use it very much.
On the plus side.... Its very well built. Looks great, screen is very good and fits nicely in the pocket and hand.
Siemens - Im dissappointed
Others dont make the same mistake i did and buy this phone cause it looks good, youll regret it.
Just wanted to post my opinion: unfortunately, after my first enthusiasm of getting this phone, whose design I still admire for its cool and futuristic looks, I sooon got very dissappointed:sometimes it didnt inform me about incoming messages and calls ( i "detected " them by entering directly the menu), it used to freeze, turn off for no reason whatsoever or delivered me text messages one day after. I gave it to the Siemens service, they updated the software, but I still have problems with understanding the person I am talking to( very unconvenient if you are in the city with all the traffic noise around!)- the accoustic is really poor, and I have to charge it evry day!! If I could choose, I d take another phone, which is frustrating because I ve been a Siemens - user for a lot of years now!
I´m wondering, if i should buy one....
I red so many coments, and i would like to ear one that realy speak about the phone...Is it that bad like you all say?
Because i think this is one of the best models ever made by Siemens...
Can anyone help OK so its not the best phone in the world but at leat i could listen to some music on it but know my memory card wont work, ive a 1gig card which work fine for about 3months now when it in the phone it come up unavailble, but it work fine when i slot it in my PC....
this is the best phone i ever had but it broke in the first 2 weeks which was prety stupid but then i got a SE w700i which was nowhere near as good :(
I have bought one lastday. Got with charger,128mb sdmmc,battery,usb cable, software cd and users manuels, its all. Last night I instal the software to my comouter with the CD. When I connected the computer to the handset with usb cable but do not get connection the hand set. I purchase this mobile from BenQ Seimens Corporet head office, Dhaka Bangladesh. Now whays the solutions????????
And why they donot suplly the other accessories.
I bought this phone from the carphone warehouse (uk) and have had it for nearly a year now. box contents=usb cable, headphones, handset and charger.
*the first phone i was given froze on its second day then just wouldn't on again so had to swap it. thankfully this hasnt happened again but sometimes it just switches off by itself. if u just wait about a minute then switch it on again it goes back to normal- this isnt a major problem for me but can get annoying.
*the battery cover is a bit loose
*the battery power isnt great-the first phone i had didnt even last a day but i was told with my second one to charge it for about 4 hours when i first got it and it seems to have improved- it now lasts about 2 days
*when im outside, i've noticed that you cant really hear the person on the other end of the phone that well-even on maximised volume
*it only takes about 30 mins to charge-quite good compared to other phones
*music quality is really good but u will need a memory card as internal memory is rubbish
*a lot of people have told me that they love the look of the phone
*everything else is great - dont really have any major problems with the phone
DO NOT GET PHONE..I HAVE IT AND I HAVE MANAGED WITH THIS PHONE BUT ITS BEEN THREE MONTHS SINCE I BOUGHT it and the usb cable didnt work after 2weeks(i have been looking after it unknown source of damage) one of the earphones dont work(and i have only dropped da PHONE 2 times since!) it turns of for no reason. battery cover very loose, camera quality ok(not gd), speed..well it depends on what software your on..and all da software is the same...GLITCHY and also it gets da time of a song wrong...E.G song in da middle lets say 2:14mins and u fastforward a lil bit it will fast forward all da way to da beginning and it will say end of song(rarely happens but common) and sometimes when u play some audio it wont allow you to stop. IT FREEZES A LOT! Very Very dumb phone if it runs out of battery u have to turn it off manually, doesnt turn off automaticlly until the very last second and after that DO NOT TURN BACK ON JUST CHARGE IT!...IMPOSSIBLE to get earphones ETC..HARD TO GET THEMES AND GAMES.
and photoeditor bad quality picture output.
video quality very bad...most of da time u can actually count how many pixels there are if u pause and count....not that many...
...buttttt....i have to give it some cred...gd design..and is an ok music phone...
and gd phone for a cheap price!
I want to buy one . Everybody says that it's a dead phone .. But with upgrades , it can't be "dead" . It cost only 105EUR + transport tax + USB cable which cost 10EUR + transport tax .And with 2 years guarantee.. Did they offer you 2 years guarantee?
There is some firmware around the web. The site sr-f.tk have one section for EL71 firmware, as other benq-siemens phones, including modding.
This phone body is high-quality, made in alluminium! Is a big shame the german division closed, this phone belong to the last era of quality phones. :'(
Can anyone tell me where I can find the firmware upgrade for this phone? It seems that the benq-siemens site doesn't have it anymore.
wow, it surprises me as to how many of you don't even know what updating firmware means...
I wanna download new updates etc... Where can i get updates & patchs from?
this is disaster. it usualy froze at no apparent reason. and switches off most of the time.
yh well there are quite a few probs with this phone. I like to have music on my fone (im a young child wat dya expect) but it wont except mp4 but will except mp3. This is annoying as most of the songs my mates have on there phone are all mp4s because they got them of itunes. If you no how to help me with tnhis problem then i will be very greatfull and i will try and help u with ur problems. Cheers