Specs summary

Screen
No

The Siemens A56's screen is Unknown with 101 x 64 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. BenQ Siemens's performance ratings are 10 days standby time, 300 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).


Reviews (5.4/10 Avg. rating)


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Great

i like it. it's my first cell it about 3 year since i got it,it's great!

I guess I got lucky!

Thrown in anger(not due to actual phone issues)3 times. Dropped 10 plus times. 18 months and still going strong. This is a durable phone.

Not So Excited

This was the first cell phone that I ever had & I was very excited about getting a cell phone, but I was no longer excited with this phone it does not work well and has many problems and very bad features,bad reception,and does not work well, it only vibrates half the time and is very very poor.

Not perfect but great

I just want to use my cell phone to call my friends. I don't need any extra features like camera, games, frustrating ring tones and flashing rainbows. I choose this one for the size, the battery life, the vibration mode and a good reception anywhere in Montreal

Don't waste your time or money on this phone!

This is a horrible phone. It has very few features. It doesn't receive reception anywhere. It has very few features. Even though I didnt use this phone very much, it still didn't work for simple calls. The mic in my phone broke randomly. People weren't able to hear me. This problem says alot about the...More
This is a horrible phone. It has very few features. It doesn't receive reception anywhere. It has very few features. Even though I didnt use this phone very much, it still didn't work for simple calls. The mic in my phone broke randomly. People weren't able to hear me. This problem says alot about the design... A horrible phone, badly made. I wouldnt recommend it to anyone. Less

AWFUL! don't buy it

The reception is awful awful.I hate it but my boyfriend loves it.The design and the size are pretty or cute especially for gay men like myself.It's easy to hold and hide but it's still awful awful. SINCERLY YOURS, David Abang

piece of crap!!!!!!!

bad i mean terrible reception.....you can't hardly hear even if the volume is full.the reception is extremely awfully it cuts off,sometimes i get disconnected .

Very nice entry level phone

Design: VERY precise battery gauge. Hotkeys for calculator, alarms, (these 2 i used alot) and other favorites. Ringtones for various categories. Internal antenna a plus. Performance: While, inside big or thick walled buildings, certain points in parking lots and elevators yielded no signal, though...More
Design: VERY precise battery gauge. Hotkeys for calculator, alarms, (these 2 i used alot) and other favorites. Ringtones for various categories. Internal antenna a plus. Performance: While, inside big or thick walled buildings, certain points in parking lots and elevators yielded no signal, though that may have been a carrier (Cingular) level issue. Most of the time however, i was able to get at least good signal. Great battery life. Got days of moderate talk time on a single charge Features: 2 included games - Balloon shooter and Stack Attack are actually fun and simple to play even on a B&W screen. I didn't use any txt msging. Plain, midi beeps and ringtones. For me, i didn't use this phone much beyond the basic phone calls other than calculator and alarms Less

just horrible

do not go near this phone, cuz if u touch it not only will you curse the urself but ur wallet too

It's an excellent first phone.

This is my first phone and I find it very useful. The games are not that good and features are very limited. I can't surf but it's still very practical. The next phone I get wouldn't be this.



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date May 2, 2003
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/1900 MHz
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.56 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 300 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 10 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.1 x 4.4 x 2.1 cm (4 x 1.7 x 0.8 in)
Weight 84 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Monochrome
Technology LCD
Resolution 101 x 64 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size No
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics -
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 250
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB -
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
-
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone No
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Various animations (screensavers, wallpaper, menus)\r\nEMS-ready (messages with sounds and pictures)
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