Specs summary

Screen
No

The Siemens S55's screen is Unknown with 108 x 80 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

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 12 days standby time, 240 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).


Reviews (6.9/10 Avg. rating)


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the best i guess

I have this phone for over 6 years and I can't get rid of it. Still working, no faults, battery good. Looks like this phone will last forever. German precision
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Best cell phone ever made !

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Pro: The whole thing Con: Could not find any, even after five years of permanent use Folks: I bought my S55 in 2003 and it is still working absolutely error-free, even after five years! It did never let me down, in any situation. I just love it and I dearly hope that it will never leave me (at leas...More
Pro: The whole thing Con: Could not find any, even after five years of permanent use Folks: I bought my S55 in 2003 and it is still working absolutely error-free, even after five years! It did never let me down, in any situation. I just love it and I dearly hope that it will never leave me (at least not in the next 2 or 3 years)... A sleek design, still up-to-date features, an acceptable sound and an unmatched user-friendly interface (the address book in particular). Furthermore, is has an almost inexhaustable standby-time (1 week? 2 weeks? I dont know - sometimes it seems to be going on forever)! :-) However, the price of 1200 USD is a little out of touch. When I bought my brand-new S55 in 2003 (The Original - Made in Germany), it did cost about 500 USD. However, this phone is not made any longer, as the German manufacturer Siemens Mobile vanished in 2007. Could be that this is a collector's price!? Less
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Some very negative reviews.

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Pro: Apparently - the poor performance for a "$1200" phone Con: Don't know because I don't own one (or wish to!) Just an observation, rather than a review. This phone is shown on Yahoo/Amazon as being available for just under $1200! I only hope that either it's a pricing error, or Siemens have had...More
Pro: Apparently - the poor performance for a "$1200" phone Con: Don't know because I don't own one (or wish to!) Just an observation, rather than a review. This phone is shown on Yahoo/Amazon as being available for just under $1200! I only hope that either it's a pricing error, or Siemens have had a lot of complaints! That's all folks! Byyyyyye! Less
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good interior, flimsy exterior

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Pro: excellent technical quality Con: poor shell After a few months of use, the silvery cover of the listening device (above the display) fell off and got lost; there is an open scar ever since. After a few more months, one of the tiny plastic hooks at the side of the back cover broke off; it barely ke...More
Pro: excellent technical quality Con: poor shell After a few months of use, the silvery cover of the listening device (above the display) fell off and got lost; there is an open scar ever since. After a few more months, one of the tiny plastic hooks at the side of the back cover broke off; it barely keeps properly closed now. Today, after about 1.5 years of use, the silvery cover of the digit 1 fell off. Luckily, I witnessed when it fell off, and can glue it back on with super glue (hopefully). Anyway, this is definitely not worthy of a Siemens product, and I will change products in a few months when I get a free new phone with contract extension; those incidents should not be part of the usual wear and tear. Less

It could be better

The Siemens S55 has really many features, BUT it also has some flaws that destroy the overall impression. First of all, the screen has only 256 colours, which is really a pity. Secondarily, the phone has a memory of only 900 kb, which is really annoying if someone wants to store some photos. However,...More
The Siemens S55 has really many features, BUT it also has some flaws that destroy the overall impression. First of all, the screen has only 256 colours, which is really a pity. Secondarily, the phone has a memory of only 900 kb, which is really annoying if someone wants to store some photos. However, there are some advantages, too. The package contains data cable and the Siemens QuickPic camera, which is the best in the market. Also, the phone boasts an impressive ammount of features, such as BT, IrDA, GPRS class 10, SyncML, etc. Overall, it's a good phone but I think that Siemens could pay more attention in some things. Less
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Looks very cute...but....

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Pro: tiny and has lots of options Con: a little too tiny and options are hard to access The sales people did a good job promoting this phone but after receiving it I was disappointed by the keypad. The keys are a little too close together and it is very easy to hit the wrong key...actually not very us...More
Pro: tiny and has lots of options Con: a little too tiny and options are hard to access The sales people did a good job promoting this phone but after receiving it I was disappointed by the keypad. The keys are a little too close together and it is very easy to hit the wrong key...actually not very user friendly. Am about to return to Fido and try a Sony Ericcson. And finally the many many options are simply too hard to locate and use. Less
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WORST ONE I HAD SO FAR

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Pro: Looks nice Con: Buttons were hard to press and easy to confuse. Kept ringing after I would answer incoming calls. Didn't divert the calls to voicemail and kept ringing. Poor colors. I had this phone only for a week and could not wait to get rid of it. Reception was very poor. Sometimes the phon...More
Pro: Looks nice Con: Buttons were hard to press and easy to confuse. Kept ringing after I would answer incoming calls. Didn't divert the calls to voicemail and kept ringing. Poor colors. I had this phone only for a week and could not wait to get rid of it. Reception was very poor. Sometimes the phone would keep ringing and ringing and ringing after I would answer the call. I would have to turn the power of the phone OFF to reset it. Quite embarasing when you are in a company of people. Also sometimes it wouldn't divert incoming calls to my voicemail and kept ringing and ringing and ... well you got the idea. When I called siemens they acted like I was doing something wrong. They told me it was my carrier's fault that calls din't get diverted to my voicemail. Well, I used 4 different phones with the same T-Mobile sim card and never had similar problem. I have a degree in electronics and I do know how to use and setup equipment, dear siemens customer service. Display was also hard to read unless I was somewhere in a dark place. Overall I was disapointed. I would not recommend to buy that phone to nobody. I paid over $200 which I think was way too much. It is packed with features. But I bought the phone to make calls in the first place. And it is made in Germany? Unbelieveable. Less
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it's ok

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Pro: wow Con: :) I like it
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best phone

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Pro: Con: the US model is s56, we dont need gsm 1800 cause it doesn't work made in germany not china best phone ever
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super

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Pro: Con: wow



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date August 24, 2002
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
900/1800/1900 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 Head: 0.53 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Software CD, 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 240 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 12 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.1 x 4.2 x 1.8 cm (4 x 1.7 x 0.7 in)
Weight 85 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 256
Resolution 108 x 80 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 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
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, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
-
Additional Rear Camera Info
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 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 Java\r\nExternal digital camera \r\nPOP3 email client with attachments\r\nBluetooth\r\nStopwatch\r\n
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