iDECT X2i

The X2i by iDECT switched more to the design-savvy clientele. At some light the 50-euro device revealed some significant shortcomings. First peculiarity is the blue backlit display with the white font running as dot matrix.

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That is good to read, although the display is somewhat unevenly lit. Even the keyboard is illuminated, just not entirely unimportant green handset button remains in the dark.

The handle of the beautiful have but a weak spot: you stand out only slightly from the surface of the housing. The key travel is hardly noticeable; the user gets no clear feedback, whether he has or not pressed the button now.

Spartan facilities

Too much space between the speaker and the top edge of the short handset is – so often painfully pressing the edge of the handset to the ear.

The equipment is also Spartan, but at least the basic features are: the phone book remembers up to 200 phone numbers, what marked the best fit in this test, the speakerphone allows hands-free chatting during the housework.

One looks in vain just like an eco mode function for SMS in the fixed network. Also, the caller list does not reveal on what date a call is received.

Unusual energy concept

The energy concept is unusual for the 50-euro class: the X2i is indeed powered by an expensive lithium ion battery, but the got mAh quite small with 450. The X2i achieved thus still quite imposing values: the over 21 hours continuous talk time can be seen as well as the standby time of seven days.

In terms of sound, the enthusiasm was, however, within limits. Although the acoustics in order goes, the competition sounds but much better for the same money.

Also the answering machine can contribute nothing to the defense: iDECT buttons for the operation of the base has not even bought, and little fun because of the mini display control via handset. So the X2i facilities and handling offers too little for the money.

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
BASIC AND COMFORT FUNCTIONS
Caller display CLID / optical call signaling /
Display alphanumeric / Max digits of phone number / 13
Number ringtones handset / base 10 / 3
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 /
MULTIMEDIA AND MESSAGING CAPABILITIES
If color display: the number colours / resolution (pixels) /
SMS / text input help / RSS feeds / /
PHONE NUMBER MANAGEMENT
Caller list: memories / visual signalling 20 /.
Memory phonebook / phone numbers per contact 200 / 1
Phone book: Name, first name separately / characters per name / 12
VIP ring tone / picture CLIP /
POWER SUPPLY / EXPANSION OPTIONS
Battery type / standard batteries LiIon /.
Total system power consumption in Watts (mix) 2.7
Charging station separately from base station
Max a bookable handsets 4
ANSWERING MACHINE
Answering machine / sister model without answering machine / iDECT X 2
Data retention when power failure / remote access /
Keyboard / display on the base /
Length of the announcement / registration messages 01:59 / 14:59
MEASURED VALUES
ENDURANCE
Operating time standby / …mit full eco mode (hh: mm) / (hh: mm) 168:57 / 00:00
Operating time conversation (hh: mm) 21:47
RECEIVE
Sensitivity dBSPL 110,2
Max SPL dB SPL 111
dBm Max line level -6,7
Distortion / frequency response (points v 14 / 15) 9 / 10
SEND
DBm transmission level -14.2
dBm Max line level -4.8
Max SPL dB SPL 101
Distortion / frequency response (points v 14 / 15) 8 / 11
WEIGHT
Weight of the handset (grams) 120
TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (50) outstanding (49)
Standby time / talk (25 / 25) 25 / 24
EQUIPMENT up 175 satisfactory (116)
Basic functions / comfort (55 / 50) 46 / 40
Phone number management (35) 20
Power supply & radiation (15) 5
Power consumption (5) 5
Multimedia and messaging / special functions (10 / 5) 0 / 0
HANDLING maximum (175) sufficient (106)
Menu / keyboard (70 / 20) 43 / 12
Display / handling (25 / 25) 13 / 14
Workmanship / operating instructions 20 / 10) 15 / 6
Weight 5 3
SOUND Max (100) good (75)
Laboratory values receiving / sending (50 / 50) 42 / 33
TEST RESULT VOICE MAIL satisfactory
CONNECT judgment Max 500 points satisfactory (346.0)
tested in issue: 07 / 09

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE 50
Standby time / talk 25 / 25
EQUIPMENT up 175
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
SOUND MAX 100
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: