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Siemens Gigaset S685

Siemens Gigaset S685
alaScore 84

134 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 reviews of Siemens Gigaset S685. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cordless Phones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cordless Phones the Siemens Gigaset S685 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Siemens Gigaset S685 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cordless Phones on

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This summary is based on the products: SIEMENS GIGASET S685 IP ECO DECT PHONE S685IP Twin PackSIEMENS GIGASET S685 IP ECO DECT PHONE S685IP Twin Pack

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Siemens Gigaset S685IP VoIP phone


A multi-talented and stylish cordless Voice over IP phone

Mar, 2009

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Siemens Gigaset S685IP VoIP Ansaphone


Great feature set. Good speech quality and range. VOIP plus Bluetooth plus answerphone, so in theory it's all you need

Repeated hardware failures, First-line manfacturer support unspeakably bad, like something from 1950's Soviet Union without the product knowledge. Eventually the faulty item(s) get replaced, but the faults persist. Some good people higher up the...

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

With an integrated answering machine and cutting-edge Bluetooth wireless technology, the Gigaset S685 offers you the very best in style and convenience. As soon as you hold the fashionable titanium handset in your hand, you'll realize the quality of this phone. The design alone makes it very attractive, but it's also full of technology to make your life easier. For example, keeping track of your messages while you're not at home, is a breeze with the remote playback function. With Bluetooth and Gigaset QuickSync software, you can also enjoy instant address book synchronization - so the vCard entries stored in your phone will always be up to date with your PC. You can even use a wireless headset to enjoy the freedom of handsfree talking. Thanks to energy-saving ECO DECT technology, this model also uses up to 60% less energy than Siemens' conventional cordless phones - so it saves you money and is better for the environment. If you're someone who has to have the very latest in design and technology, the Gigaset S685 was made for you. This Bluetooth phone with answering machine is a high-tech companion for people who demand nothing less than the best. Designed to give you more calling freedom, the fully-featured Gigaset S685 lets you make handsfree phone calls in brilliant sound quality with the convenience of adjustable volume control. That means you're free to chat with your friends while you get on with other things around the house. The Gigaset S685 offers you the cutting-edge advantages of Bluetooth as well as an integrated answering machine. Combining fashionable design with the best in wireless convenience, it makes phoning a true pleasure.

Answering Machine

Answering System Type:Digital
Recording Capacity:30min/40min


Standby Time:Up to 180 h
Talk Time:Up to 600 min

Call management

Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: No
Calling line identification presentation (CLIP): Yes
Conference call: Yes
Redialing: Yes


Backlight buttons: Yes
Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Mounting type:Wall/Desk

Dimensions & Weight (Handset)



Backlight colour:Amber
Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:3.61
Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display number of lines:8
Display Resolution:128 x 160
Type:LCD display


Model:S685/S685 IP
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Siemens Gigaset


Battery capacity indicator: Yes
Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes

IP Telephony

VoIP Protocols:SIP

Management features

Alarm Clock: Yes
Navigation key: Yes
Volume Control:Digital


Phonebook capacity:250
Redial list capacity:20
SMS storage capacity:640


Colour:Black / Silver
Placing / Mounting:Table-top / Wall-mountable

Other features

Mac compatibility: No
Networking features:ToS, Diffserv
Resolution:128 x 160
Voice codecs:G.711, G.722, G.726
VoIP protocols:SIP
Wall mountable: Yes

Packaging Content

Base station: Yes
Belt clip: Yes
Charger: Yes
Ethernet cable: Yes
Manual: Yes
Number of handsets included:1


Answering Machine: Yes
Intercom: No
Maximum indoor range:50
Maximum outdoor range:300
Recording Time:30 / 40

Phone features

Dialer location:Handset
Multi base capability:4 / 6
Multi handset capability:4 / 6
Number of SMS Boxes:1
Paging function: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
VIP group function: Yes
VIP group with own melody: Yes
Wallpapers & colour schemes: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Interface:a/b, IP/Ethernet
Plug and Play:No / Yes
Wireless Connection:No / Yes


Battery technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) / Nickel–Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AAA
Number of Batteries Supported:2
Standby time:180
Talk Time:10


Conference Call Capability:3-way
Cordless Phone Standard:DECTGAP
Dialer Type:Keypad
Header Features:W/ call waiting caller ID & answering system
Type:Cordless phone/Cordless phone / VoIP phone

Telephone Features

Automatic Redial:Built-in / Yes
Caller ID:Built-in / Yes
Handset Locator:Built-in / Yes
Intercom:Built-in / Yes
Speakerphone:Built-in / Yes
Voice Mail Capability:Built-in / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Base dimensions:107 x 46 x 157 / 157 x 107 x 46 / 93 x 66 x 121
Handset dimensions (WxDxH):143 x 50 x 28 / 50 x 143 x 28 / 50 x 28 x 143