The BenQ-Siemens SF71 mobile phone was announced in March 2007 and was thin and light, weighing only 118g and measuring 23mm in thickness. Although it was small, it had some unique features for the time, like 45MB of onboard storage and a microSD card for memory expansion. The phone’s 2.0-inch display, which had a 240×320 pixel resolution, gave users a reasonably sharp viewing experience. Users could take simple images with its 2MP camera, which also had a video recorder. The device’s 920mAh Li-Ion battery made sure it could handle the demands of regular use.
Design and Display
With dimensions of 96 x 48 x 23 mm and a weight of only 118g, the BenQ-Siemens SF71 is a small and light device in terms of form and display. A Mini-SIM slot is provided for connectivity. The phone’s 2.0-inch TFT display, which has 256K colours and a good 240 × 320-pixel resolution with a 4:3 aspect ratio, has a pixel density of roughly 200 ppi. It also has a second external display with 65K colours and OLED technology that has a 96 x 64 pixel resolution. The ease of access to information and notifications at a glance provided by this set of displays improves the phone’s overall usability.
The BenQ-Siemens SF71 has a basic yet effective camera arrangement when it comes to photographic capabilities. A single 2MP lens serves as the device’s primary camera, while an LED flash helps with low-light photography. Users are able to take basic images with sufficient quality thanks to this. The phone also has video recording capabilities, giving you the flexibility to capture moving moments. The SF71 has a single VGA videocall camera on the front, allowing video calls and easing video communication with loved ones.
The BenQ-Siemens SF71 has both internal and extendable memory storage choices. It has a specific microSD card slot that enables customers to easily enhance their storage capacity. The phonebook can save up to 500 contacts, each with 20 fields of data and the ability to make photo calls for more customization. The device conveniently tracks communication history by keeping track of the last 100 dialled, 100 received, and 100 missed calls. The SF71 has a modest 45MB of internal storage, enough for important documents, emails, and multimedia files.
Sound and Features
The BenQ-Siemens SF71 offers a variety of features and audio functionality that are suited to its era. Its absence of a loudspeaker is notable, but it makes up for it with vibration notifications and the option to download polyphonic and MP3 ringtones, giving users the option to customize their auditory experience. There are several connectivity possibilities, including a 1.1 USB interface for data transfer and Bluetooth 1.1 with A2DP support for wireless audio. It supports SMS, MMS, and email communications, meeting a variety of communication demands.
The phone has a WAP 2.0 internet browser as well as five pre-installed games, including SuperBomber, SeaBattle, and StarWars, with the ability to download more. Users can increase their phone’s capabilities by using Java-based applications thanks to Java support (MIDP 2.0). An MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+ player for music playback, a photo editor for image customization, predictive text input for convenience, voice dialling for hands-free operation, a stopwatch for timing tasks, and organizational tools to help users keep track of their schedules are additional features.
A detachable Li-Ion battery with a 920mAh capacity powers the BenQ-Siemens SF71, offering a stable source of power to keep the phone functioning. The SF71’s battery life is up to 160 hours of standby time, thus it can function for lengthy periods of time without recharging. The phone is suitable for daily communication needs because it has a talk time capacity of up to 4 hours and 30 minutes on a single charge. The phone comes in a classy and timeless black colour option with a traditional and subtle design.