Gigaset A400A

The Gigaset DECT leader shines with the A400A with long battery life and pristine sound.

  1. Gigaset A400A
  2. Data sheet
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Visually, the Gigaset A400A exudes not real charm. Black, matte plastic dominates the picture. Clearly there must be air upwards in the sense of product diversification, officials would have can bother but something more.

Anyway, finally read connect and not “SCHÖNER WOHNEN” here, so it goes at this point in the first place the inner values and the hard facts. And you agree. It starts with the case, the pleasantly large and swinging is and lets the handset to the hand and especially ear sycophant.

The buttons provide sufficient surface and react with a deep pressure point. Only the lighting of the pushers and especially of the display has been too weak. Also the display sits slightly too deep into the housing. Nevertheless, the display is easy to read, the digits on a jumbo mode can also be increase.

Little memory that much radiation protection

To store, the A400A offers something lean 80 entries in the phone book and ordinary 25 entries in the call list. The passable-sounding answering machine keeps track of 25 minutes, what is usually sufficient in practice. Plus: The call collector can be use both the handset and the base and conveniently listen.

In addition to a low-power switching power supply, Gigaset has designed special circuitry and reduced the power consumption of the entire system on only 0.7 watts in the connect-mix. And for the Strahlungsreduzierern Gigaset even at this base unit full eco mode provides, in stand by mode, nothing sparks; on top of that, the power can be lower during the call.

Also the handset is ascetic in terms of power consumption, so the battery in the best case perseveres well ten days in standby mode and well 20 hours at a hypothetical continuous talk.

Impeccable sound

Compliment: Even with the new, even harsher connect sound measurements was a a good the cheap Gigaset and proves that quality must be inexpensive.

Data sheet

FACILITIES
BASIC, COMFORT AND SPECIAL FUNCTIONS
Type of connection / caller ID analog /.
Display: Max digits of phone number 13
Number ringtones handset / base 20 / 6
Paging (handset search) / key lock /
Lighting display / keyboard /
Speakerphone on the handset / baby phone / headset connection / /
Bluetooth pairing with headset / PC / mobile / /
Firmware update possible / Outlook sync. with PC /
CAT-iq (vb) system
DECT encryption / senior-friendly / outdoor-ready / /
PHONE NUMBER MANAGEMENT
Caller list: memories / visual signalling 25 /.
Memory phonebook / phone numbers per contact 80 / 1
Phone book: Name, first name separately / characters per name / 16
VIP ring tone / picture CLIP /
Power supply & RADIATION
Battery type / standard batteries NiMh /.
Charging station separately from base station
Total system power consumption (mix) (watt) 0.7
Radiation reduction: Fully eco-fashion / eco mode /
Transmitting power of based on manually drosselbar
dynamic power of the handset
MULTIMEDIA AND MESSAGING CAPABILITIES
If color display: the number of colours / resolution (pixels) 1 / 0
SMS / text input help /
Email client / RSS feeds /
ANSWERING MACHINE
Data retention when power failure / remote access /
Keyboard / display base /
Announcement / recording length messages 2:50 / 25:00
MEASURED VALUES
ENDURANCE
Operating time standby / …mit full eco mode (hh: mm) / (hh: mm) 11T 7:00:00 / 4T 22:58:00
Operating time conversation (hh: mm) 20:24:00
SOUND HANDSET TO THE EAR
TMOS reception direction / direction (PKT / PKT) 2.9 / 3.8
Frequency response reception direction / direction (PKT / PKT) 8 / 7
Receiving loudness rating / sending loudness rating (dB / dB) -1.0 / 0.5
Overall delay receiving direction / direction (ms / ms) 17.7 / 15.0
Idle channel noise receive / send (dBPa(A) / dBm0(P)) -64.0 / – 62.0
3QUEST – background noise Office direction (PKT) 3.6
SOUND HANDSET HANDSFREE MODE
TMOS reception direction / direction (PKT / PKT) 2.2 / 3.0
Frequency response reception direction / direction (PKT / PKT) 3 / 7
Receiving loudness rating / sending loudness rating) (dB / dB) 9.9 / – 1.6
Overall delay receiving direction / direction (ms / ms) 19.0 / 41.9
Activation threshold in direction (dB) 67
3QUEST – background noise Office direction (PKT) 4.2

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE 50 very good (47)
Standby time / talk 25 / 25 25 / 22
EQUIPMENT up 175 satisfactory (125)
Basic functions 55 44
Comfort features 50 40
Phone number management 35 23
Power supply & radiation 20 16
Multimedia and messaging 10 2
Special functions 5 0
HANDLING maximum 175 well (138)
Menu / keyboard 70 / 20 57 / 19
Display / handling 25 / 25 12 / 21
Workmanship / operating instructions 20 / 10 20 / 6
Dimensions & weight 5 3
SOUND MAX 100 good (76)
Laboratory phone handset on the head received / send 40 / 30 31 / 25
Laboratory phone handset speakerphone received / send 15 / 15 10 / 10
CONNECT judgment Max 500 points 386 good
tested in issue: 01 / 11