Specs summary

Screen
No

The Siemens C56's screen is Unknown with 64 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 10.5 days standby time, 300 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).


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Amazon

bullet proof

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I liked the phone it was small and light and gave several years of no problems. We just upgraded our phones to stay with the tech curve. easy to use very user friendly. It is great for the not so technologically inclined. Dave Tulsa, OK
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excellent reception and extraordinarily durable

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I've had this phone for 4 years. I have dropped it so many times I lost count. More than once I've had to put it back together again after it broke apart (into 3-5 pieces). It continues to work perfectly. The reception is excellent. More than once friends or family I have been traveling or shoppin...More
I've had this phone for 4 years. I have dropped it so many times I lost count. More than once I've had to put it back together again after it broke apart (into 3-5 pieces). It continues to work perfectly. The reception is excellent. More than once friends or family I have been traveling or shopping (crowded theme parks/stores/shopping malls)with have asked to borrow it as their more expensive phones (camera/mp3 player/games/colored screens, etc.) couldn't deliver what it was really purchased for...to make a call. Less
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Crappy

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I used to have this phone and it's kind of crappy. I did not care much for the orange backlight and the black writing. I'm much more for color screens because I can see better when I am outside. It's a little chunky compared to all the other phones I have had. The reception is good for this phone. This...More
I used to have this phone and it's kind of crappy. I did not care much for the orange backlight and the black writing. I'm much more for color screens because I can see better when I am outside. It's a little chunky compared to all the other phones I have had. The reception is good for this phone. This phone was a turn off for me because of the fact it is not a flip phone. I kept pressing buttons and dialing people when I wasn't using it. Less
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An extraordinary ordinary phone.

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The Siemens A56i works solidly for what it was made for, communicating. It holds an excellent signal with clear, crisp sound in places that many cellphones cannot. While the a56i may not have the fanciest features that are currently available on the market, it does what it is made for well. It does...More
The Siemens A56i works solidly for what it was made for, communicating. It holds an excellent signal with clear, crisp sound in places that many cellphones cannot. While the a56i may not have the fanciest features that are currently available on the market, it does what it is made for well. It does have such features as text messaging, a light organizer, and a few games for downtime. The phone is fully customizable with downloadable backgrounds, games, and decent quality ringtones which are available through Cingular's download services. The phone holds 500 numbers which is enough for even the most social consumers. With a battery life of about 4 days it can last for weekend trips without the worry of having to take a charger along. The Siemens a56i is a cleanly built phone with an orange backlit display, and a smooth blue cover with silver highlights. The cover is fully removable making it so that one can easily change the style of the phone to fit ones tastes without problems. Although the phone is extremly light and small, the phone has a sturdy feel, having a durable cover, which lasts drops that very few electronics can survive. I suggest if one wants to change their cover that they buy the cover directly from Siemens or Cingular as I found that mall bought covers were flimsy, with the plastic screen cover easily slipping out and sliding around. Another problem I found is that the keys are rather small, I suggest that you try them out before you buying the phone to make sure that you can easily dial numbers. I highly recommend the a56i as a starter phone, with an easy to comprehend layout and feature set, it is an excellent choice. Although it is rarely found in stores, the phone can still be found on ebay for around then 20 dollars. With a prepaid sim card from cingular the phone can be made into an excellent solution for emergency and light use. Less
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Best Bang for your buck

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For the price of a fat bar tip you can now own a mobile phone that does what a mobile phone is supposed to do without the bells and whistels. You get the basic sms modes, settings, basic address book, some games and whatever else you would expect with a mobile phone that comes free with a packet of cor...More
For the price of a fat bar tip you can now own a mobile phone that does what a mobile phone is supposed to do without the bells and whistels. You get the basic sms modes, settings, basic address book, some games and whatever else you would expect with a mobile phone that comes free with a packet of cornflakes. The battery lasts about a day if you do not use it much. To be honest 10 sms and 1 10 minute call and this phone is gasping for electricity. However it does what a mobile phone should do for a next to nothing price. If you do not use mobile phones this is one to get. Less
it''s not bad. reception is good

HORRIBLE!!!!!

This is the worst phone I have ever had!!! My wife and I both have the same carrier, but she has had several different phones over the past couple of years. Her phone consistantly gets better service. The other problem with this phone is the volume - unless I am using the ear bud, I simply cannot he...More
This is the worst phone I have ever had!!! My wife and I both have the same carrier, but she has had several different phones over the past couple of years. Her phone consistantly gets better service. The other problem with this phone is the volume - unless I am using the ear bud, I simply cannot hear the conversation. Also, the ring tones are very soft, too, which means that I rarely hear it ring. Just an all around bad phone. Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date September 1, 2002
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS
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 Unknown
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: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Bahama Blue, Bronze, Iced Sapphire, Sedona, Topaz
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.0 x 6.8 x 3.6 cm (6.3 x 2.7 x 1.4 in)
Weight 118 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates Yes
Display / Screen
Type Monochrome
Technology LCD
Resolution 64 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 No
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 100
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
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 No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
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 Java compatible
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