Swissvoice Avena 248T

Earlier, Avena models were guarantors for the front seats of the leaderboard. The newcomer leaves an ambiguous image.

  1. Swissvoice Avena 248T
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Swissvoice Avena 248T

If, then, the Swissvoice Avena 248 T is a love at second sight. Because visually it’s quite solid and reminds some of the rough profile of Winter ripening. The Avena 248T is extremely robust and solid. Also, the buttons are neatly large, partly the presser but wiggle like loose teeth – and that they are not lit, is not acceptable for a unit of 60 euros. And what are the terms “Redial” and “Calls” on the d-pad of a device produced for the German-speaking countries, remains the mystery of the manufacturer.

Proper display and fully eco fashion

There are significantly more praise for good resolution monochrome display. This can be perfectly and is moreover still brightly lit. The menu is based on icons and is logically organised – up to a point: the Swissvoice supports a centralized phone book and one in the handset. The latter is under a soft key, the Central has an own prominent Hardkey. Unfortunately, the access to it takes several seconds. Radiation management looks much better, because Swissvoice similar to consistently pursue this path as otherwise only Gigaset and offers also the fully eco mode, which radio complete sleep sets the base in stand by mode in addition to the manual lowering of the power.

Mixed results from the lab

Who has enabled the power-hungry full-eco-mode, must charge the Avena 248 T however after well three days in standby mode; disabled full eco’s last good five and a half days. The Avena is also below average talk time. Even at the sound of the latest Swisscom throw only in midfield landed: the frequency response in the direction of transmission nor the TMOS value with handset on the head more than the note showed satisfactory. This result the Avena retracts 248 T also the bottom line: it does its job properly, not approaching the Swissvoice quality of past generations but.

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
BASIC, COMFORT AND SPECIAL FUNCTIONS
Type of connection / caller ID analog /.
Display: Max digits of phone number 32
Number ringtones handset / base 15 / 5
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 50 /.
Memory phonebook / phone numbers per contact 200 / 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) 1.1
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 00:59 / 29:59
MEASURED VALUES
ENDURANCE
Operating time standby / …mit full eco mode (hh: mm) / (hh: mm) 136:39 / 73:49
Operating time conversation (hh: mm) 10:47
SOUND HANDSET TO THE EAR
TMOS reception direction / direction (PKT / PKT) 2.3 / 2.8
Frequency response reception direction / direction (PKT / PKT) 5 / 6
Receiving loudness rating / sending loudness rating (dB / dB) 4.2 / – 1.8
Overall delay receiving direction / direction (ms / ms) 16.6 / 16.8
Idle channel noise receive / send (dBPa(A) / dBm0(P)) -58.7 / – 54.2
3QUEST – background noise Office direction (PKT) 4.6
SOUND HANDSET HANDSFREE MODE
TMOS reception direction / direction (PKT / PKT) 1.9 / 4.1
Frequency response reception direction / direction (PKT / PKT) 4 / 6
Receiving loudness rating / sending loudness rating) (dB / dB) 10.8 / 10.7
Overall delay receiving direction / direction (ms / ms) 18.4 / 17.4
Activation threshold in direction (dB) 67
3QUEST – background noise Office direction (PKT) 4.1
TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE 50 satisfactory (33)
Standby time / talk 25 / 25 21 / 12
EQUIPMENT up 175 satisfactory (116)
Basic functions 55 44
Comfort features 50 32
Phone number management 35 22
Power supply & radiation 20 14
Multimedia and messaging 10 4
Special functions 5 0
HANDLING maximum 175 well (136)
Menu / keyboard 70 / 20 61 / 17
Display / handling 25 / 25 14 / 20
Workmanship / operating instructions 20 / 10 18 / 5
Dimensions & weight 5 1
SOUND MAX 100 satisfactory (70)
Laboratory phone handset on the head received / send 40 / 30
Laboratory phone handset speakerphone received / send 15 / 15
CONNECT judgment Max 500 points 355 satisfying
tested in issue: 01 / 11

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE 50 satisfactory (33)
Standby time / talk 25 / 25 21 / 12
EQUIPMENT up 175 satisfactory (116)
Basic functions 55 44
Comfort features 50 32
Phone number management 35 22
Power supply & radiation 20 14
Multimedia and messaging 10 4
Special functions 5 0
HANDLING maximum 175 well (136)
Menu / keyboard 70 / 20 61 / 17
Display / handling 25 / 25 14 / 20
Workmanship / operating instructions 20 / 10 18 / 5
Dimensions & weight 5 1
SOUND MAX 100 satisfactory (70)
Laboratory phone handset on the head received / send 40 / 30 28 / 19
Laboratory phone handset speakerphone received / send 15 / 15 10 / 13
CONNECT judgment Max 500 points 355 satisfying
tested in issue: 01 / 11