Written on: 11/02/2005 by jay wad (1 review written)
This phone is very very impressive. I have had several phones in the past but none comes close to the build quality or features of the SL45i.
I have no words how can I describe facility of SL45. All I can say is the phone is Superb, and it seems that it will definitely become a collector's item.
If only Siemens could just listen to the consumer for once. All they have to do is upgrade the firmware and make it more stable, release a color version, add GPRS and poly sound then I'm sure they... (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2004 by Rumble124
I've had my Siemens SL45 upgraded to an SL45i for a while now. When I first recieved the phone I was stunned by the sound quality from it, truly spectacular.
I bought it with all the accessories, as new, this included :
. Desktop Charger & Spare Mains Charger
. USB Cable
. Hard Side Case
Amazed by its quality of sound, and the sleek and stylish design of the phone, at the time, it was the best around.
The sleek metal as the outer case fitted the phone perfectly, and hardly... (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2003 by whuelse (1 review written)
Since I have had the Siemens SL45 mobile phone,just more than a year, I hv stopped carrying my CD player.I was completely blown away by the quality of sound when I first heard it, now I just download the music and enjoy it tremendously.My CD expenses hv gone down.
Got some great games on it and have been able to download some more from the net.Also bought a 64Mb MMC, now I can hv 2 albums worth of crystal clear music on my fone.
The data transfer rate cud have been faster. BUT A GREAT JOB... (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2003 by mint (1 review written)
I bought my Siemens SL45 in jan, 03 and in march all keys except power on froze.took it back to Link who duly repaired. In august same thing happened with the screen also fading repeatedly. the only way to see screen was to switch off or sometimes disconnect the battery. Have just recieved phone back from LINK/MASTERCARE who report liquid/moisture ingression. Now the phone has never been dropped in water or soaked in the rain is there a problem with this phone?
By the way MASTERCARE who do... (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2003 by ums1405 (1 review written)
This phone is absolutely impressive. I have had several phones in the past but none comes close to the build quality or features of the SL45i. I am presently seriously looking for a second SL45i coz my first one had some extensive water damage on the keypad. Even though it has been repaired, the side volume control still does not work, and being a perfectionist, I want a new one. Now since most retailers state the phone is out of production, getting it has become a nightmare. I am desperate!... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2003
Just got my Siemans SL45 mobile phone back from repair after it had been cutting out repeatedly every 10 - 15 secs when making a call.
Fortunately it was under warranty and the result is now that i am to recieve a new phone.
I wonder how long this one will last ?
I certainly, from reading the other reviews, would not buy another siemens phone. (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2003 by armpit.
I paid 299 IEP for this back in 2001. What a steaming pile! I have had three replacement phones in less than two years, which tends to rule out the "Monday Morning Lemon" theory. Siemens programmers did an excellent job when it came to animating little "Please wait" coffee cups, but as for the basics of operation: well, why should it take over ten seconds from the "You have a new text message" notification to being able to read the damned thing? My old Nokia's delay for this was less... (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2003 by ugly_bloke.
I mainly went for this phone for the gadgets and the SL45 is full of them. A few years ago this phone was ahead of its time. In everyday use the phone can take time to get used to and is a bit sluggish although the latest firmware is a lot better. The phone is a lot faster if you store numbers on the SIM.
The MP3 player is really good and sound quality is superb. The memory card can also store Java, backgrounds, extra midi ringtones as well as other PC files (i.e Word Documents for... (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2003 by vsyook.
The Siemens SL45 seems to be a jumble of technical mistakes and built in obscelesence. Immediately after the one year warranty expires it starts to switch off, the screen fades, the battery fails to charge, and so on. It just falls apart. Wherever this thing is made quality is not important. Siemens seems to know that it falls apart and seem to just say that they don't care... I have been on the webpage, called service support, been to the local support center ($150 to fix it without... (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2003 by aashish.
well ! at last , a good phone from the house of seimens. not tooooooooooooooooo expensive really .
Excellent data transfer capability .A good utility devise for the people on move :) (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2003 by Flanimac.
The SL45 is one of a few phones with a built in MP3 player. With many cool applications that even other Siemens phones don't have it is har to compare. The SL45's style now is a completely matter. The key's are not that big and the yellow screen is HORRIBLE! But with a timer, excellent games and a hard carry case so it won't break is outstanding. (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2003 by Anthos.
The phone has many features, The MP3 Player, THe Multimedia Card, The Ability to store the phone numbers in a better Database then the Nokia and Sim Cards Offer. The Ability to play midi files as ringtones means that you can simply go to a site, and "Sample" the tone in Midi format and "Accidently" save it to your Multimedia Card for a funky new Ring Tone. It's one touch Operations, MP3 Player, Voice Recorder, Stop Watch, Are all brilliant (Although some are hard to get to in a hurry) The... (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2003 by jhon.
I've had an sl42e for 12 months but it has been replaced 5 times. 1st one phone sceen faulty. 2nd one switching off. 3rd one cannot scrawl through phone numbers in sim card. 4th one screen again. 5th switching off. Siemens customer services will only change the phone for refurbished ones which they guarantee work having 95% new parts!!!I had a Nokia 8210 go faulty and they replaced it straight away with a new one which has been a pleasure to use. A terribale mistake was made buying this... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2003 by Dishy.
I bought my SL45 in November 2001 thinking it was a state-of-the art phone(not that it's not- its a very useful and functional phone). The major irritant is the "Card Error", which virtually everyone here in Nigeria has to battle with. In the middle of a call it springs up causing you to restart the phone. It gets progressively worse (as I am getting to find out) and its pretty sad. We have an ostentatious community here and it is believed that the more expensive an item is, the better value... (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2003 by Beanie.
I own an SL45 and have had no problems whatsoever with this phone. Battery life is great (about 3-4 days inc. about an hour of calls a day and use of the MP3 player) and build quality easily the best i've come across. After 6 months of use there are no scratches or marks or creaks and rattles on the phone and it all appears solid and well put together still. Reviewer commented on dodgy build quality... you obviously haven't used a Nokia recently - they all seem to squeak and creak and... (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2003 by Nooch.
Highly unimpressed that, after getting the car kit and being told (by Siemens) that the kit would fit the SL45 and future Siemens phones, I look to upgrade to the S55 and need to get another car kit. (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2003 by Sami.
Have had this phone for 8 months. I chose it for the mp3 playing feature which I thought really cool. However it took some time learning how to download songs on to the phone and if you want to fit a decent number of songs onto the included 32 MB card you need to compress them to the extent that the sound quality no longer remains impressive. Downloading songs is slow...memory card reader/writer is too expensive. You cannot use your own headphones and the volume is far too low. If you're a... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2003 by Matt.
Overall not a bad phone. I am a big siemens fan(or was) but it quite worrying t see a lot of their phones now seem to have the same slow problems......I think back to the dyas of my c256:) cracker phone. The sl45 is light , attractive and has good games , but it's the slow attitude it takes, and freezing screens and the dogey layout with overall kill such a potentially good phone. Also reception was not good inside my house-infact it was disastrous. Not like my dads nokia or my sisters nokia... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2003 by agnelo.
First phone had to be exchanged after screen faded then vanished. Got a refurbished one which had the same problem after another month. Got sent back and fixed and have not had any problems for the last 11 months. Menus icon are large and easy to navigate by the use of the directional navi button or directly by holding down a number key (once setup). Organiser allows reoccuring alarms by year, week or day and if required will even sound if phone is switched off. MMC card allows storing... (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2002 by tty.
Though it's the best looking (and most expensive!) phone I've ever owned, I can safely say that it's also the worst mobile I've ever owned. In less than one year, it's been back in the shop three times. Next week I'll be on my fourth, as I've just handed it back to the shop because the "clear" button stopped working, which meant I couldn't correct mistakes. Before that, it was the spontaneous-power-downs. Before that, the LCD screen went dead (though you could still make and answer... (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2002 by DJ_Heartless.
Sweet phone.. but need to have a Nokia style ring tone to download tones straight to the dam phone!!! (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2002 by ice.
my SL45 is pure bad, im the only person who's got it in my school and every girl thinks it's a bad fone. (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2002 by luc.
The built in MP3 player on this Siemens SL45 mobile phone is great. A full CD of music on your phone - excellent - and the headphones double as the hands free as well.
You can also use any .BMP image as your screen saver which is a nice touch.
On the down side, the operating system software is VERY SLOW. Do not get his phone is you like your text messaging - it will drive you nuts.
In all, i like it a lot as its got the MP3 player but as a general phone - i'd get a Nokia anyday! (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2002 by fred.
The Siemens SL45 is the only new phone having an ANTENNA. Poor reception, ugly face. (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2002 by matt.
This Siemens SL45 is a good fone. It has suited all my needs. It's a good fone and if someone was gonna buy a new fone i would recommend the sl 45 to them. (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2002 by alessio67.
I have used siemens mobile phones since the S4 phone (still working).
I'm happy with my SL45. I bought it with an OLD firmware, (v.04). Lotta problems, SMS doesn't works fine and so on.
Now I upgrade before to v.52, what a great thing!!! SMS finally works fine, is much faster than before, so then finally I decided to upgrade to v.54. I remapped some things and everything goes well. (Little bit scared, I admit). (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2002 by Eoin.
I am now on my third SL45, As the first two kept giving me "Card Error" messages which causes the phone to Crash, like a PC. Not only that, but the phone (if you can call it that) is inclined to switch itself off 2-3 times a day, on a full battery. Now this one is starting to do the same. 8 months, three phones, heading for a fourth. The problem is the Multi Media Card, supposedly an innovation in mobile media, more like a nightmare. This little card causes so much trouble it stops the phone... (read more)
Written on: 10/06/2002 by Jack.
Siemens SL45 mobile phone:
1. The appointment can record only 12 characters, therefore it is not easy to record, my suggestion is that if it could contain around 60 characters, it would be the best mobile phone in terms of PDA,
2. The Antenna is inconvenient to use,
3. Battery is not last-longer for heavy user,
4. No appropriate casing for this model,
However, I still like it very much as the organizer is excellent. If manufacturer will introduce a new model in the near future, please... (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2002 by grant.
Siemens SL45 mobile phone: SMS functions great with T9 input technology make texting easily better than nokia's predictive text. (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2002 by MadAboutTheBoy.
It took me no time at all to pick up controls and navigation with my former phone (Sony J5) and many months before I got the knack of predictive text. Now I love this Siemens SL45 mobile phone - wanted one for a while. Now I have it, it's quite hard to get the hang of. The predictive text seems a mystery to me with this phone, so looks like I'll have to re read instructions over and over to get it into my thick skull. I love it tho, it's my new shiny friend. And finally good games, the Sony... (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2002 by Jon.
Had this Siemens SL45 mobile phone for 3 months now and it is my third one in the same year after the 1st was nicked, the replacement was found to be second hand (DONT EVER SHOP AT PHONES 4U!!). This one's keypad works only intermittently, and needs very firm presses to operate the keys. The battery does not last half as long as the Nokia 3210 I owned previously, and the phone seems to have a mind of its own, eg when you unlock it and do things it sometimes locks itself and vica versa!!... (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2002 by Kyle_Phones.
I recently purchased a Siemens SL45 mobile phone and all is going fine. I myself am a great fan of Siemens so I don't have a problem with them. They are excellent for reception etc etc. But in my bad points I said it was easily breakable. I found that out quite quickly. I accidentally dropped the phone on tarmac and with great luck, I had the £25 HARD CASE on, it slightly damaged the side, bu not really noticable and if I had no case I am certain it would have broken completely. SO the... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2002 by Akira.
No matter what, the Siemens SL45 is so far the best mobile phone ever in the market. a dual-band phone, wap access, organizer, music player, voice recorder, and more,, so what more can i ask for? (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2002 by Cuppasoup.
I love the Siemens SL45 mobile phone. If you can't use it then read the damn book
It's complex but so is a good TV
It's sexy as hell, and I love mine........in fact we are to marry soon! (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2002 by matt.
I do really like the siemens SL45 mobile phone but i really don't know how to use the damm thing properly and it's starting to annoy me. Maybe i am being really thick but anyone can help please email me firstname.lastname@example.org (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2002 by Andy.
The Siemens SL45 mobile phone should have come out 6 months later. By then they could have made it faster, more reliable and user friendly - it is none of these. My 2nd one has just broken so I've gone back to my old Nokia 9110 brick. OK this sums it up - it has an inbuilt MP3 player, great. But is there USB connection? No, you have to go and buy a USB card reader or sit and wait hours for each track to load up via a serial cable. Can u use standard 3.5 mm headphones? No, you can only use... (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2002 by graham.
Well when i am playing mp3s on this Siemens SL45 mobile phone i have a good two to three hours and that only makes a very small decrease in battery!! Java execution can be a little slow at times but future updates should help otimise and solve this problem. The phone is a great piece of technology and saves me carrying around a diary, walkman, pda and seperate phone. Overall i would rate it a five out of five. (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2002 by Kev.
Features on the Siemens SL45 phone are excellent and the phone is light. However mine has developed a problem with the keypad within 30 days which means i'm going to have to take the phone back (what a pain) Also when the phone is dropped on the ground it seems to chip really badly and looks a bit unsightly.
I don't think the battery gives that much time, but most phones tend to give less talktime than stated. The fact that the phone has developed a keybad fault within 30 days is rather... (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2002 by XL 1.
The Siemens SL45 is a nice phone, but I'd rather go for A Nokia. (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2002 by Iky.
Siemens SL45 is the best phone in the market. i treat the phone like my little baby. it has everything what man or women wants i have 3 words to explain siemens SL45 sexy, elegant & user friendly. (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2002 by mikle.
The SL45 from Siemens is a beast of a phone, unlike any other and its been out for over a year (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2002 by mouse.
I'm having to take my Siemens SL45 phone back as the phone peeps all by itself in the middle of the night, crashes all the time and is as slow as my gran! Also, when it's dropped, the metal paint comes off and looks pants. Please let me know if its just me with these problems. Also it's too slow and not as good as nokia (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2002 by panos.
The Siemens SL45's a nice phone for people who enjoy music. I love it, it is beautiful, and i recommend it. Sometimes it's a bit slow but it is worth it. (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2002 by Joao.
Guys, it seems you are forgeting some aspects relating to the mobile phone world. First, the Siemens sl45 was the first mobile phone with mp3 and mmc (if i'm not mistaken). Just like cars of a new series (eg. v. golf iv), they all come with defects and problems (bugs) in the first year, so, it's not advisable to buy them when they come out (a question of time, I guess). Of course if you buy them you have waranty. In the other hand, you don't get a free upgrade to fix the mobile (it's not... (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2002 by Paul.
I have been a Nokia fan for years & have owned many different mobiles. This SL45 phone from Siemens looks cool & has some great features. The MP3 player is outstanding although it would benefit from a larger capacity multimedia card. The serial port connection for downloading tunes is a joke. Why didn't Siemens use a USB port? The unit is a bit of a "posers phone". Sure it looks great & has some features which are handy but it is let down badly by a very poor menu system, small multimedia... (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2002 by dan morley.
I have always been a nokia fan until one week of owning an 8210. The screen failed.....rubbish.
I've now had my Siemens SL45 phone around 6 months. If you can live without being able to change the back/front it's got to be the best phone you could ever hope for.
Drag and drop loads of ringtones/logos to the phone from your pc in no time, and store as many as you want!!!
www.sl45.com is free and very easy.
mp3 player is as good as cd(around 6 songs)it doesn't take ages to do as someone has... (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2002 by David Currie.
The Siemens SL45 is a great little handset with some good features on it that are rather good. (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2002 by Dek.
The SL45 from Siemens is the best phone ever, but buy a mulimedia card reader to connect to pc, makes mp3 files and ring tones so much faster to install, also use nokia graphics for screen, just copy examples from web sites and install from your pc, for free, same as ring tones install any for free (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2002 by Potter.
Good if you constanly listen to music on the move. The Siemens SL45 is still the best looking phone on the market. (read more)