Grundig Scenos A

The small wireless is one of the highlights of the design in the test. Unfortunately, this is but also almost the only virtue of the phone.

  1. Grundig Scenos A
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

Of confidence not lacking Grundig: the manufacturer wants to have around 70 euros for his mini cordless telephone. When taking a closer look, there are here but more design than real.

This starts the glare at the name: it stands while Grundig on the packaging, the device but actually comes from the French Sagem company, which in turn produce leaves in China.

Although high-quality products come from the far East, in this case, the product value work has to do little but welcome: the side flanks and the back metallic shine what but turns out bold access than thin plastic skin, which not just confidence inspiring creaks with moderate pressure.

Much equipment, too many shortcuts

Equipment the Scenos offers much of what today is standard – and more: phone book keeps track of 100 names and numbers, caller list, caller are CLIP and illuminated display and buttons in this price range a must. No man needs SMS in the fixed network on the other hand, also the room monitoring makes little sense, because these reports only on another handset and not to any phone like about the phone.

Encouragingly, on the other hand: The menu works pretty fast, however, the manufacturer has cut off too much, because the sense of “WDG” (listen to all messages of the answering machine) as well as “ABG. MSGS”(message answering machine record) opens up not even professionals at first glance.

Wall sound, weak battery life

With 135 hours of standby and over nine hours of continuous talk time you must reload much more frequently the Scenos (A) in the practice as most test competitors. The power consumption of the base is with 1.4 Watts while not dramatic, but still twice as high as in most other candidates.

The sound of Scenos A: reaps harsh criticism, however, a MOS value of 1.3 in receive direction is simply bad. Also a relatively high noise of peace, as well as a low volume on the speakerphone, which not incidentally, both sides can talk at the same time significantly tarnish the pleasure.

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
BASIC, COMFORT AND SPECIAL FUNCTIONS
Type of connection / caller ID analog /.
Display: Max digits of phone number 24
Number ringtones handset / base 15 / 15
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 30 /.
Memory phonebook / phone numbers per contact 100 / 1
Phone book: Name, first name separately / characters per name / 14
VIP ring tone / picture CLIP /
Power supply & RADIATION
Battery type / standard batteries LiPol /.
Charging station separately from base station
Total system power consumption (mix) (watt) 1.4
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 02:59 / 11:59
MEASURED VALUES
ENDURANCE
Operating time standby / …mit full eco mode (hh: mm) / (hh: mm) 134:60 / -.
Operating time conversation (hh: mm) 09:32
SOUND HANDSET TO THE EAR
TMOS reception direction / direction (PKT / PKT) 1.3 / 3.3
Frequency response reception direction / direction (PKT / PKT) 4 / 7
Receiving loudness rating / sending loudness rating (dB / dB) 4.7 / – 1.2
Overall delay receiving direction / direction (ms / ms) 16.2 / 16.2
Idle channel noise receive / send (dBPa(A) / dBm0(P)) -55.0 / – 58.4
3QUEST – background noise Office direction (PKT) 4.6
SOUND HANDSET HANDSFREE MODE
TMOS reception direction / direction (PKT / PKT) 2.0 / 4.1
Frequency response reception direction / direction (PKT / PKT) 3 / 6
Receiving loudness rating / sending loudness rating) (dB / dB) 17.6 / 6.5
Overall delay receiving direction / direction (ms / ms) 18.0 / 17.4
Activation threshold in transmission direction 0
3QUEST – background noise Office direction (PKT) 4.1
TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE 50 sufficient (31)
Standby time / talk 25 / 25 21 / 10
EQUIPMENT up 175 sufficient (112)
Basic functions 55 44
Comfort features 50 37
Phone number management 35 18
Power supply & radiation 20 9
Multimedia and messaging 10 4
Special functions 5 0
HANDLING maximum 175 satisfactory (125)
Menu / keyboard 70 / 20 50 / 16
Display / handling 25 / 25 11 / 20
Workmanship / operating instructions 20 / 10 17 / 6
Dimensions & weight 5 5
SOUND MAX 100 sufficient (64)
Laboratory phone handset on the head received / send 40 / 30
Laboratory phone handset speakerphone received / send 15 / 15
CONNECT judgment Max 500 points 332 satisfying
tested in issue: 01 / 11

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE 50 sufficient (31)
Standby time / talk 25 / 25 21 / 10
EQUIPMENT up 175 sufficient (112)
Basic functions 55 44
Comfort features 50 37
Phone number management 35 18
Power supply & radiation 20 9
Multimedia and messaging 10 4
Special functions 5 0
HANDLING maximum 175 satisfactory (125)
Menu / keyboard 70 / 20 50 / 16
Display / handling 25 / 25 11 / 20
Workmanship / operating instructions 20 / 10 17 / 6
Dimensions & weight 5 5
SOUND MAX 100 sufficient (64)
Laboratory phone handset on the head received / send 40 / 30 24 / 22
Laboratory phone handset speakerphone received / send 15 / 15 10 / 8
CONNECT judgment Max 500 points 332 satisfying
tested in issue: 01 / 11