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Siemens C65 review

7.8/10 AVG.

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The Siemens C65 currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 17 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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Pros and cons+ Very good price/performance ratio+ Excellent phonebook+ 10 MB of memory- Unattractive menu design- Low resolution camera, no video

- Marek Lutonský, GSMArena

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BenQ Siemens released the Siemens C65 on July 17, 2004.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Siemens C65 user manual here.

BenQ Siemens backs up the Siemens C65 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Siemens C65 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact BenQ Siemens support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find BenQ Siemens's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Siemens C65's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.


You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard camera.

There's no secondary front camera.


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


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. BenQ Siemens's performance ratings are 10.5 days standby time.

Siemens C65 Specs

Release date July 17, 2004
Regions available No
Mobile / Cellular Data
900/1800/1900 MHz
SIM card size Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Internal Storage No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 2 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
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.5 x 4.5 x 1.6 cm (4.1 x 1.8 x 0.6 in)
Weight 86 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
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 Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser No
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone No
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments 10 MB shared memory
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Critic Reviews


Perfect mobile phone for consumers not willing to make great investments in mobile

from GSMArena

Pros and cons

+ Very good price/performance ratio
+ Excellent phonebook
+ 10 MB of memory

- Unattractive menu design
- Low resolution camera, no video

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Pros and cons

+ Very good price/performance ratio
+ Excellent phonebook
+ 10 MB of memory

- Unattractive menu design
- Low resolution camera, no video

Read full review


User Reviews


Nice looking phone

I liked this phone  it was a cheap and cheerful did it’s job and Siemens customer service was excellent 

Average entry level phone....

that is basic and decent. For the price that it is now, it''s better to wait till it''s free under a contract agreement. For pre-paid, it''s acceptable. Had the phone 4 over a yr now, with FIDO. Dropped it a handful of times and still works. If you''re careless like me, this is the phone 2 get! Other...More
that is basic and decent. For the price that it is now, it''s better to wait till it''s free under a contract agreement. For pre-paid, it''s acceptable. Had the phone 4 over a yr now, with FIDO. Dropped it a handful of times and still works. If you''re careless like me, this is the phone 2 get! Otherwise, it''s a decent phone if that''s all you want for it. Built-in camera has 3x zoom with -/+ brightness adjustment. The cam is ok. Some bluriness. In low lite situation, can be 2 dark as there is no flash. In sunlite, very good just basic features. Reception with phone is dodgy at times. Depends on the area and service provider. One time, I was in the mall, had the call dropped several times. Same mall, another time works fine. Navigating the menues is a bit slow but GUI friendly. Able to change the style of menues with different colors. Playing games on phone is alrite. With some games, takes a bit to load up. Again, basic features. Games for this phone is decent, graphics isn''t all that great. Love the address/calender/notes ect. features. Stores quite a bit of info. You can even add photos for contacts. Ringtones comes in poly/monophonic sounds. Not bad, a lil static at times. When getting calls, 1st two rings softly then increases. If buried in bag /purse, can''t hear much. Vibrate is decent, could be stronger. Owned a Siemens A56, the vibrate rocked solidly! Loved the buttons on the phone. Nice and large. On/Off button could be bigger. Joystick handling is decent. Beware that browser button when SMS sum1, it''s too close to the keypad. SMS is very good. Haven''t tried MSM. Recollects msg if halfway done and you accidently hit the menu button. Battery life during standby is quite good ~3days. Only if you recharge during SHUT DOWN mode & turn off Time/Date & lower contrast/illumination. While talkin, maybe a decent hour or less before it dies. Game play will suck it up like crazy. Memory for phone is pretty good. Have a lot of ringtones, contacts, average games, pictures ects still. Sometimes the phone freezes if using the cam and you''ve moved it 2 quickly while taking a pic. Also, there is times where the phone shuts off by itself. Overall, quite satisfied with it so far. Wished they had faceplates that was easily exchangeable. Hoped that helped. Less


this is my 2nd cell phone and this wins all the way. Great camera great feutures


Only downfall of this phone is that the keys take a long time to respond

Is a best choice

What do you want to find?, this is the complete function solution for a cellphone. The camera is very good for a phone.

Great cellphone

Wow, really good cellphone, cheap and great functions.

Best cellphone by price

Is great for many functions, good design and low price.


This phone turns itself off and crashes all the time, it has some good features but its worth spending a little bit more money on a phone that is not a siemens... DONT BUY IT, IT'S NOT WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Horrible Software

Lags. Shuts off on its own. Don't buy it.

good phone, bad reception.

This phone is great for its features and price. But you suffer with terrible reception as a catch. If youcna handle a good phone with good features, a little confusing to use, but with bad reception, then go for it. I can't stand it, I'm switching.