The S45 was a pleasant phone to use. Having business people in mind, Siemens designed this phone to cater for those many aspects of a phone that are important - including WAP over GPRS, voice recorder, an internal phonebook holding up to 500 contacts, business card exchange, profiles, calendar and calculator functions. But most importantly, the S45 has a talk time of up to nearly six hours and standby time of up to 300 hours.
For those people who have read my review on the Siemens ME45, you will find this one to be very similar because both the S45 and ME45 handsets are based on the same platform - meaning aspects such as the phone’s functionality and software will be very synonymous if not the same. It may be a good idea to have a look at the overview of the ME45 review to gain a more fruitful insight on what the S45 has to offer as well.
(To access the ME45 review, click here)
Getting to those not-so-similar aspects, the S45 is a well-designed phone with very little corners to be found. The phone is encapsulated in a silver-coloured case which makes the phone attractive and acceptable. Weighing in at less than 100 grams, it fits nicely in your hand, pocket or just right there on the desk.
"The Li-Ion battery
standby time of approximately 4-5 days"
Using the S45 was also a breeze. Fortunately, the buttons on the S45 was somewhat easier to use than those on the ME45 (this was mainly because the ME45’s keypad is made of material that is both dust and water resistant). The menus and the phone’s functions are, also, of no significant difference to that of the ME45. Going through the phone’s menus and using its functions was a breeze thanks to the very responsive keypad.
Preset WAP profiles, with the inclusion of GPRS settings for all Australian GSM networks, were already preloaded onto the S45 - thereby taking away the process of needing to do all that setting up. The speakerphone function is also available which gives users another handsfree option in addition to either headset or car kit options.
The Li-Ion battery that comes with the S45 allows for an average standby time of approximately 4-5 days and average talk time of 3-4 hours. As the battery has just completed only one to two charge cycles only, these times will increase as more charge cycles are done.