Gigaset C595

The latest litter from Siemens Gigaset is the mid-range DECT C595 for about 80 euros. The command already respect one at first glance. While it be known accurately argue about taste, but the form of C595 should find broad consensus.

  1. Gigaset C595
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

Handset and base are both functional and beautiful. That base and charging cradle form a unit, restricts the possibilities for the installation of the phone however. Merry point gathering begins in the test course beyond the appearances – as in the facilities, where a ‘good’ the C595 holt.

For example, thanks to the sophisticated phone number management: address book, leaving himself per contact up to three telephone numbers for private, Office or mobile phone store, which theoretically increases the storage capacity on 450 numbers contains 150 contacts. Also the address book to every contact remembers the E-Mail address and date of birth, this one will be remembered by ringtone.

Also the selective blocking of caller is useful: on request the handset does not ring when a call with suppressed number comes in, as it often is the case despite ban on advertising calls. A shortcoming, however, is that the base not to these specifications cares: the rings despite the call lock blithely.

Solid handle, very good handling

Points gained the C595 also in the assessment of keyboard, display, and processing: the solid, subtly illuminated push buttons are slightly elevated, wobble but still minimal; also the pressure point could be not accurate.

The display, which offers high contrast and offers the possibility to set a larger font size also deserves praise. Gap where dirt can accumulate, to complain about no, the processing is completely blameless.

A ‘very good’ brought the phone in the section “Handling”, because that is sublime and sophisticated beyond any doubt: can the ringtone with a long pressure on the * button on and switch off, the menu structure is logically structured, is controlled via the proven 5-way directional pad and the context sensitive buttons below the display.

Most modern radiation reduction

The Siemens Gigaset recorded peak power consumption and radiation in the category: with only 1.3 Watts in the typical application mix the C595 proved extremely frugal. And in terms of radiation reduction nobody before so quickly what the Bocholt developers:

The full eco mode, which completely disables the standby radiation of based, about the possibility to reduce the transmitting power of the base at the expense of the range to the dynamic regulation of the transmitting power of the handset during the call Siemens has installed everything, what is currently possible on Radiation reducers.

Feather or points can be had to the Gigaset endurance measurements: the standby time of 221 hours is at best decent. As for example the direct competitor to Panasonic KX-TG8421 (click on the test report here) creates more than 120 hours. Also in the operation of the competitor from the far East last four hours longer. Who provides his handset but anyway every evening on the charging cradle, should interfere hardly mind.

Excellent answering machine

For the Munich with broadband telephony via CAT-iq, the handset is already equipped for the score. To get to enjoy of the hi-fi quality, the customer must register the handset but a corresponding FritzBox or an IP enabled based on Siemens. Another plus: The C595 transmits encrypted calls.

Remains still the answering machine. You can control the on the handset and on the base, with the latter displaying even the number of messages. The storage capacity of 45 minutes is more than abundant, the ability for remote access and to the recording of conversations useful – nobody needs more phone Butler.

Technical data and test results

Caller display CLID / optical call signaling /
Display alphanumeric / Max digits of phone number / 32
Number ringtones handset / base 21 / 11
Paging (handset search) / key lock /
Lighting display / keyboard /
Speakerphone on the handset
Headset connector
Baby monitor / vibrating alert /
Radiation reduction: Eco-mode / fully eco fashion /
Transmitting power of based on manually drosselbar
dynamic power of the handset
Bluetooth interface
senior-friendly / outdoor fitness /
Firmware update of possible handset
CAT-iq (vb): handset / system /
If color display: the number colours / resolution (pixels) 65536 / 128 x 160
SMS / text input help / RSS feeds / /
Caller list: memories / visual signalling 30 /.
Memory phonebook / phone numbers per contact 150 / 3
Phone book: Name, first name separately / characters per name / 16
VIP ring tone / picture CLIP /
Battery type / standard batteries NiMh /.
Total system power consumption in Watts (mix) 1.3
Charging station separately from base station
Max a bookable handsets 6
Answering machine / sister model without answering machine / Gigaset C590
Data retention when power failure / remote access /
Keyboard / display on the base /
Length of the announcement / registration messages 02:49 / 44:59
Operating time standby / …mit full eco mode (hh: mm) / (hh: mm) 221:47 / 91:53
Operating time conversation (hh: mm) 11:13
Sensitivity dBSPL 103,6
Max SPL dB SPL 105
dBm Max line level 2.6
Distortion / frequency response (points v 14 / 15) 11 / 11
DBm transmission level -15.8
dBm Max line level -1.5
Max SPL dB SPL 114
Distortion / frequency response (points v 14 / 15) 7 / 10
Weight of the handset (grams) 116
ENDURANCE (50) satisfactory (37)
Standby time / talk (25 / 25) 25 / 12
EQUIPMENT up 175 well (147)
Basic functions / comfort (55 / 50) 54 / 43
Phone number management (35) 29
Power supply & radiation (15) 12
Power consumption (5) 5
Multimedia and messaging / special functions (10 / 5) 4 / 0
HANDLING maximum (175) very good (154)
Menu / keyboard (70 / 20) 57 / 20
Display / handling (25 / 25) 21 / 24
Workmanship / operating instructions 20 / 10) 20 / 9
Weight 5 3
SOUND Max (100) satisfactory (74)
Laboratory values receiving / sending (50 / 50) 33 / 41
CONNECT judgment Max 500 points well (412.0)
tested in issue: 08 / 09


Standby time / talk 25 / 25
Basic functions 55
Comfort features 50
Phone number management 35
Power supply & radiation 20
Multimedia and messaging 10
Special functions 5
HANDLING maximum 175
Menu / keyboard 70 / 20
Display / handling 25 / 25
Workmanship / operating instructions 20 / 10
Dimensions & weight 5
Laboratory phone handset on the head received / send 40 / 30
Laboratory phone handset speakerphone received / send 15 / 15
CONNECT judgment Max 500 points
tested in issue: