Written on: 28/11/2002 by Dream5.
looks very nice, light, dictaphone (2,5 hours) build-sound quality, sms archive
slow to upload mp3 songs, menu system could be more intuitive.
I bought Siemens SL 42 three days ago. So I have it for quite short time to make final decision. But...this is First look: Siemens Sl42 looks just great! Aluminium silver body is actually real metal! Back cover is extremly thin battery. When You take it in Your hand SL42 is very light it weights only 88 grams! Display is one of the biggest it shows up to 7 line of very sharp text with excellent contrast. Features: multimedia card 16 MB You can record voice messages (up to 2,5 hours!) (dictaphone) SMS, MP3 songs on it .
To use MP3 player You need to buy headphones though. Any 10 siemens compatibile headphones will work although siemens have pricey Stereo headphones for this model. Also for connecting SL42 to PC if You don't have IR reciver on Your laptop or home PC You have to buy data cable (from 15€-30€)
Dictaphone feature works great. You can record incoming and outgoing phone calls, voice memos (directions) etc. Sound quality of the phone is great! Though speaker could be a bit louder...
That's all for first look ! This is great phone actually same as SL45 but without optionals like (data cable, headphones ,home charger and a 16 Mb MMC instead 32 Mb in SL45)
As price dropped it is great value for money and really a lot of advanced features which is not easily found.
Recommended for those technical freaks only neo a bit slow PC connection for everyday uploading/changing of mp3's
Hope full review will come in near future.