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Siemens Gigaset SL785

alaTest has collected and analyzed 419 reviews of Siemens Gigaset SL785. 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. Views about the reliability and size are generally positive. The price and design also get good reviews.

usability, design, price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cordless Phones the Siemens Gigaset SL785 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Siemens Gigaset SL785 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cordless Phones on Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gigaset SL785 DECT Cordless Phone with Answer Machine - Silver/BlackGigaset SL785 DECT Cordless Phone with Answer Machine - Silver/Black

Jul, 2018

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Siemens Gigaset SL785


The SL785 colour display is rich in quality and has good clarity which makes it easy to use as it's easy on the eye. This is also helped by the icon led user interface. This is a top of the range, high-class cordless phone. It can be expanded upto 6...

Feb, 2010

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Seimens Gigaset SL785


The product is quality and the reservation service was excellent.

Mar, 2011

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Siemens Gigaset SL785 D


Bluetooth to update contacts from a mobile is great. Good sound quality. Allows multiple numbers per contact

Does not have a "shared" phone book so you have to enter the numbers in each phone. If the phone is in standby (asleep) and you start typing a number it misses the first digit off as it takes the first digit to "wake it up". Lacks a normal "ring...

Oct, 2010

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Good phone for the price


I like this phone pretty well. As others have stated the keys are a little small but if you take your time it's fine.

Apr, 2015

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compact and light, not bulky


The Siemens Gigaset cordless phone is perfect for my home office. The phone has a Headset feature that I use all the time when i'm talking on the phone and on my computer.

Jan, 2015

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Great cordless phone


This cordless phone is very clear and easy to operate. I was impressed with it's design and display.

Dec, 2014

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Really like the phone.


Works well. Sound is good. I wish I had bought one with multiple receivers now!

Oct, 2014

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well designed and simple to use


good value for durability and design; compact and simple to set up and use.

Aug, 2014

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Nice and easy to use


Works ok, very easy to use, ideal for home. Only the keys are a liitle hard

May, 2014

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Not worth the money


I've had this phone for just over 2 years, so just out of warranty and one day the base just died. Of course, they don't sell the base separate and I have to buy a brand new set, from scratch, even though the handsets are working fine. For the fact...

Looks good

Short lived

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

With attractive features, high-quality materials and premium design, the Gigaset SL785 lets you phone as well as enjoy the comforts of a built-in answering machine in a smart and elegant way. The handset's genuine metal frame distinguishes the Gigaset SL785, making it truly unique and signaling the start of an era of home phones. Maximize the Gigaset SL785's features by transferring data through the Bluetooth or mini-USB connection and by filling the large 500 entry address book with the names and numbers of your numerous important contacts. Let the Gigaset SL785's innovative user interface on the vibrant TFT color display guide you - it makes selecting features from the icon-based menu second instinct. This reliable, high-class phone with integrated answering machine is also expandable to up to 6 handsets. And with the Gigaset SL785's ECO DECT technology you'll always demonstrate your commitment to the environment. Part of what makes the Gigaset SL785 a smart premium design phone is its use of high-quality materials. The genuine metal on the handset and charger distinguishes the Gigaset SL785 from other phones, creating a high-end aesthetic that is one of a kind. What's more, the innovative user interface opens the door to an era of instinctive menu navigation. And the brilliant TFT color display exemplifies the Gigaset SL785's high-class character, which sets it apart from the crowd.

Answering Machine

Answering System Type:Digital
Recording Capacity:45min


Standby Time:Up to 200h
Talk Time:Up to 900 min

Call management

Call timer: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Calling line identification presentation (CLIP): Yes
Explicit call transfer: Yes
Redialing:No / Yes


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

Dimensions & Weight (Base)


Dimensions & Weight (Handset)



Backlight colour:White
Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD / TFT
Display diagonal:5.59
Display number of colours:256 colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Siemens Gigaset


Battery charging indication: Yes

Management features

Alarm Clock: Yes
Clock with calendar: Yes
Navigation key: Yes
Voice dialing: No
Volume Control:Digital


Phonebook capacity:500
Redial list capacity:20
SMS storage capacity:640


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

Other features

Bluetooth: Yes
Mac compatibility:No / Yes
Resolution:240 x 320
Wall mountable: Yes

Packaging Content

Base station: Yes
Charger: Yes
Manual: Yes
Number of handsets included:1


Answering Machine: Yes
Maximum indoor range:50
Maximum outdoor range:300
Recording Time:45

Phone features

Dialer location:Handset
Multi handset capability:6
Number of melodies:23
Number of SMS Boxes:1 / 4
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: No
VIP group function: Yes
VIP group with own melody: Yes
Wallpapers & colour schemes: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Plug and Play: Yes
Wireless Connection:No / Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time:200
Talk Time:15

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty


Cordless Phone Standard:DECTGAP
Dialer Type:Keypad
Header Features:W/ answering system & caller ID
Type:Cordless phone

Telephone Features

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:115 x 32 x 116 / 116 x 115 x 32 / 116 x 32 x 115
Handset dimensions (WxDxH):139 x 18 x 48 / 139 x 48 x 18 / 48 x 18 x 139