Siemens M65 Review
The M65 is a mobile "designed for consumers with an active outdoor
lifestyle" according to Siemens. In practice this means that it
has been designed with improved water resistance, shock and dust protection.
A protective metal frame and rubber shock absorber have been added to
protect against bumps and scratches. As well as protecting the casing
from scratches, this should also help to protect the LCD screen from
breakage. The rubber also protects the camera lens. Continuing with
the outdoor theme, an optional Bike-o-meter enables the phone to be
mounted on a bike's handlebars where it displays cyclometer functions
and other useful information for cyclists.
In addition to these protective and outdoor features, the Siemens M65
is a well-specified modern phone, with a very similar specification
to the excellent Siemens CX65. Thes include
a VGA camera with an excellent video recording capability, a high-quality
TFT display (which can be seen clearly outdoors), an integrated handsfree
speaker and a good size memory. The battery life is claimed by Siemens
to be very long (300 hours standby) but doesn't seem to live up to this
Overall this is an excellent durable phone with a good balance of features.
We recommend this phone in preference to the Nokia
5140, although the M65 is a more expensive phone than the Nokia.
Features of the Siemens M65 include:
- TFT display: 65,536 colours, 132 x 176 pixels
- Integrated VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) with video recording
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Polyphonic ringtones
- Messaging: SMS (with T9 predictive text), MMS, email
- Downloadable Java games
- Alarm, stopwatch, countdown timer, reminder, calculator, currency
- Programmable softkeys
- Vibration alert
- Connectivity: USB, RS232 cable, IrDa, fax modem
- Memory: 11.5 Mbytes
- WAP, GPRS
- Size: 109 x 49 x 19 mm
- Weight: 104g
- Talktime: up to 5 hours
- Battery standby: up to 300 hours
Siemens M65 User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by yudhi from indonesia on 7th Jan 2012
i love siemens m65,still any that type.....
Reviewed by laaal from pluto on 21st Dec 2006
awesome phone if you compare with the phones which have the same price
tag. no other phone of nokia can outstand this one with the same price.
the quality of the parts are amazing.[you can check by comparing nokias
battery and siemens] this explains it all. it a long lasting phone +
you wont get bored of it
Reviewed by brian from england on 22nd Nov 2006
I THINK IT IS A WONDERFAL PHONE, BUT I AM NOT THE TYPE FOR OUT DOOR
STUFF. YET IF YOU ARE BUY, BUY, BUY IT MAY LOOK UGLY BUT I HAVE DROPED
IT AND IT HAS NO DAMIGE SO IF YOU ARE THE OUT DOOR TYPE GET IT, NOW.
Reviewed by jewel from bangladesh on 12th Oct
this phone is good.sound is clear but cameras picture is not well.It
hangged towice during i use for 4 months
Reviewed by adriano from kenya on 1st Oct 2006
the simens m65 is a good phone but the camers is total rubish!
Reviewed by Scooby from Philippines on 23rd Sep
I took this baby on a three-day fieldwork during monsoon season sans
charger and (ab)used it as a digicam and calculator. Suffice to say
that when I got home, it had enough battery life wake me up after 12
hours of sleep. I've been using it since February 2004. I could buy
a new phone but really, I don't see the need for it.
Reviewed by wabalabajubu from mars on 3rd Jul
this fone is soooo rubish i can't even begin 2 explain. Please, for
my sake, and the other poor people who have bought this fone, don't
waste your money. It. Is. JUNK!!!! Thank you 4 your time, and don't
Reviewed by b.r.e.t.t from EnGlAnD on 26th Jun
it is 2 good 2 miss so get it before they all sell out
Reviewed by shuman from bangladesh on 19th Jun
its 2 good
Reviewed by Trishan from Sri lanka on 7th Jun
Nice phone but very poor battery performance.This phone is realy good
and sound quality is good but it can only play 64k wav files no mp3
player,camera is ok.If any one know how to change the screen resolution
of this phone ? screen resolution is low 176 x 132 can it be change
to 176 x 220 ? Please if anyone knows this mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Neil B from U.K. on 1st Jun 2006
I have owned a M65 for about a year now. A significant plus point is
the rugged case - I have dropped the phone several times on hard surfaces
with no apparent ill effects. Conversely, the screen has very little
scratch resistance, strange when you consider users are highly unlikely
to buy a case for a rugged phone. I would strongly reccomend leaving
the plastic screen protector on, unless your the careful type. The majority
of phone functions are fine, the screen is good for it's era, the lack
of bluetooth is a nuisance for connectivity. There are two serious niggles
for me that potential purchasers should be aware of: Firstly, battery
life is woeful. You get 3G type performance out of a battery that is
not getting a lot of demand placed on it. 2 days without a charge is
good going with average use. Secondly, and more ominously, the phone
switches itself off randomnly. This has become more frequent with mine,
so I have got the provider to change the phone to a CX65 to see if that
Reviewed by Mang Akong Tea from indonesia on 22nd
Oh Yes, Oh Good !!!! Ilike it, specially for Outdoor activity.
Reviewed by S@$@ from Azerbaijan on 18th May 2006
Yhe best phone.. Koroche, Bomba telefondur!..:))
Reviewed by shahid from oxfordshire on 26th Apr
ive had alot of nokias in my time but this surpasses all of them,i dont
think it can ever be outdated it still looks amazing unlike some nokias
the last nokia i had lasted me about a year till i got bored, ive had
this phone almost 2years ive dropped it countless of times my nefu even
threw it 10ft which would have been the end of most phones, its unbrakeable
in my mind
Reviewed by N.VASUDEVAN from INDIA on 13th Apr
THIS IS MY 3R SIEMENS.FIRST S25 ,SECOND C 25I [ FIRST COLOR PHONE],THIRD
PRESENT M65. NOKIA IN BETWEEN I HAD.BUT SIEMENS IS EXCELLENTIN: 1.COLOUR
DISPLAY.2.AUDIO QUALITY.3.ANIMATIONS IN START UP AND SHUT DOWN4.BUILT
IN SOFTWARE FOR ANIMATED GIF--EXCELLENT.THIS IS SUPERIOR TO NOKIA IN
THIS WAY.SPEAK PHONE VERY GOOD AUDIO QUALITY . WELL DONE.BEST WISHES
FOR PRODUCING 5STAR RATED PHONES.
Reviewed by SHAHYRAJ from BANGLADESH on 18th Mar
I AM USING THIS PHONE AND I THINK IT IS THE BEST PHONE OF SIEMENS.
Reviewed by kyri from where do u thing on 6th
this the wrost phone in the world it is so crab i dont even know where
to start from............ i say if u are thinging of buying it dont
u will make the biggest mistake ever.
Reviewed by neily from Scotland on 1st Mar 2006
I loved the cut and paste option for numbers abd texts. Different fro
nokia phones. Only lasted 4 months. The screen scratched very easily.
The sound went wonky. But I liked it. I am hard on phones ( 5 th one
this past 12 months! )
Reviewed by Chris Malone from UK on 14th Feb 2006
This is my second Siemens phone, having previously had the M55. This
is a great phone. The durability is excellent, and sound is very good.
Have had the phone for almost 2 years and the features do remain good.
The only complaint would be that the battery is not great, and certainly
does not live up to the statements made by Siemens. If you are looking
for a great quality, well built phone, try this. Is a shame that there
are few Siemens phones currently on the market.
Reviewed by jennifer from glasgow on 12th Feb
This is the worst phone ever the battery runs out in two seconds. The
sound is rubbish so's the handsfree the only good thing about this is
the picture quality. Don't buy this phone if you do you're wasting your
time and money!!!
Reviewed by moon from bangladesh on 7th Feb 2006
The best mobile for active and outgoing people.
Reviewed by Jogeir Gjersdal from Norway on 24th
I have had this phone for almost two years now. The phone is unstable,
NOT unbreakable (doesn't stand more abuse than other phones) and the
camera is a joke. The reason that i still have this phone, is because
i only use it for phoning and sms. This phone is not better then any
other cellphone, just average. By the way, this rating system sucks.
[1 - poor] [2 - average] and [3-5 - good, better, best].. that is a
stupid rating system. the average should lie on 3.
Reviewed by Andrew Bathie from England on 21st
Worst phone I've ever head. Too complicated for a 16 year old girl to
sort out for me! Hands free kit useless resulting in me having to take
it out of the cradle so as to be heard. I'd have my old Nokia back any
Reviewed by Shaon from Bangladesh on 17th Jan
Hello everyone! 1st of all I want 2 say this phone rock! It's been 3
month from i brouhgt this phone! Phone is working really good. It's
VGA cam is the best i have seen in other's phones. Its play audio=wav
idpcm, amr, mid, srt,..video= 3gp,mpeg-4.. Its cool. No problem with
batarry, 2 & half day long last is good enughf for a coller camera with
video phones like this. I dont have any complaine for this phone. Some
pepole complain about auto off when u use it after a long stand bay...well
the sulaction is, i had that problems too, when i relaige that problem
happend cos my phones memorry was full used(10.3mb), after free some
memorrys mobile work great and faster, and naver been auto off seens
i habe a lot of free memorrys. So i suges that u free ur phone memorry
morethen 2/3mb, and it will naver habe any problem. I have 5/6 mb free
memorry now, and its work faster then ever. I naver have any problem
to connect my m65 with my pc. All u need is download MPM manager from
sieme ns website,and a data cable, i use a USB data cable. Now about
some Digital camera, The camera is very good, best ever in its type
phones, i priented some picture from this phone camera, and it was very
good, in day time(outdoor) its give u a very snooth picture, in night
time(indoor) u need a lots of light for a good regulaction, I suges
u buy a extra flash for night shot. The extra flash work very good at
night time. The hands free speaker is very good, but its too much loude
when hands free and full voliume, so when u use hands free, u batter
lower ur voliume to 2/3, and its give very clear sound. You can use
Nokia multimedia player to play amr and u can use Nokia Multimedia Converter
to convert wav,mp3 to amr, and video file to 3gp... The coller of this
phone is very very good. Thats all i have to for now...and for me battery
is very very good, only 2 hrs of full charging and last more then 2
days standby, thats enughf for me.... , and if u use all time like camera,game,
and other staf's, the mobile will last more then 1 day, and thats enughf
too... ba bye....email@example.com
Reviewed by kamran from bangladesh on 12th Jan
had this fone for a while now and still think its GR8!!! the best fone
in its price range, and 1 of the ever best from siemens. no bad facts
about the fone at all!!!!! i would recommend this to anyone!!!
Reviewed by naafiz from bangladesh on 7th Jan
i jst love my m65.. its awsm. but derz no mmc slot. and bluetooth. but
i love it
Reviewed by Shoumitro from Bangladesh on 3rd Dec
I got my M65 about a mont ago. It's been great from the date of purchage
picture quality, speaker satisfactionally great. But sometime while
the video recording goes on it cant stay up to 30 sec. Automatically
the recording stops at any moment within 30 sec. The sound recording
is not supreme. However, the phone serves enough for my needs.
Reviewed by Alex from Ukraine on 24th Nov 2005
bought this phone a week ago and i still can`t help admiring it. Very
nice phone, of course it hasn`t got bluetooth, mp3, mmc cards, but anyway
you can sleep calmly without these functions and the total quality is
outstanding. This phone can`t open bottles, some features have low quality
but this is a real male phone,reliable and really good-looking, i like
it much more than cx 65 or nokia the very same thing under different
panels. This phone is a success for Siemens, it has its own face, and
i`m very surprised with camera quality never expected such from Siemens.
Of course battery life-time is not fantastic but it is not so critical
due to really huge display which is very suitable for photo review.
Not very modern but simple to use and reliable phone, good choice.
Reviewed by Benn from England on 20th Nov 2005
I bought this phone on a whim as I enjoy Mountainbiking and saw it advertised
in a magazine (well done Siemens marketing dept...). Very disappointing,
didnt like it as soon as I saw it. Where was the sleek black and chrome
phone from the advert? The phone is cheap grey and orange, the plastic
orange "protection" always falls off, the screen gets really dusty,
the menu function cant keep up with your scrolling and the instructions
are terrible unadequate. It has been relplaced now but dont even buy
a second hand one.
Reviewed by Marshy from England on 9th Nov 2005
this phone is awesome!! everything about it is great, the only slight
downfall is the camera which could be justaslight bit better but only
just!! the video is still really good. it is great if you are an outdoor
person, i mountain bike and it can handle all the rain and mud with
no problems at all, it even took a fall from my motorbike jacket at
60mph and survived with just a small scratch on the metal part, thats
all!! outstanding durability!! great phone. has a cool red light too
which flashes on the side when you get a message or call etc so you
can see from a distance. AWESWOME
Reviewed by Lasse Kjus from Noway on 30th Oct
I love my M65. It has only one, HUGE downside. The software is unstable!
Sometimes when I surf the web with it, I hear a beep, and the telephone
switches off. Other times, the center button on the joystick does not
launch the meny, as it is supposed to do. There is 9 icons on the mentioned
above main menu. The marked one is supposed to "sparkle", but sometimes
it becomes invisible. The marked icon is the one missing! Anyways. Great
Reviewed by Daria from Polans on 29th Oct 2005
m65 is brill ! The best mobile for active and outgoing people.
Reviewed by Dano Mason from UK on 27th Oct 2005
Yip - it is an excellent phone. 1 down side and that's the battery.
It IS poor no doubt about it, you really do have to charge once every
other night and it's always an idea to have a car charger just incase
your out and it dies. The battery warning is terrible!! "Low Batt!"
it says, then you've got around 30 seconds to do something about it.
B'AH! Try and get hold of the Bike O Meter - it really is good and accurate
- great fun. Bluetooth would be nice but hey ho never mind. Mine is
less than a year old and has had some SERIOUS abuse and it's in perfect
working order. Treat it mean! It loves it!! HAHAHA!! :-) 9/10
Reviewed by Jorge from Portugal on 26th Oct 2005
It´s a very good phone. Resistent of course, with styling, good
software, and algo a good sound. earing very well. Is a good buy, of
Reviewed by Nenad from Serbia & Montenegro on
21st Oct 2005
I had this phone very long time.It's screen is best screen on the market.It
is possible to see information on the direct sunlight,it doesn't fade.Functional
IrDa is nice thing on M65.Memory pool is 10.3 MB.In the beggining,5mb
is only available.This is bad side of this mobile.Battery is avearge,but
when you play games autonomy becomes terible.Camera is excellent.Zoom
is available,but it is bad.Picture looses quality.3GP video clips can
be recorded(lasts max.30 seconds).They are bad.Framerate is low,and
picture quality is terible.I think this phone is excellent,if you don't
need bluetooth and mp3.
Reviewed by PAntelis from Greece on 8th Oct 2005
1. The signal reception is less than poor. 2. The menu handling is pathetic.
3. The battery is much less than adequate. 4. When u talk, u hear yourself
more than the other party. The other party, however hears more noise
than your voice. Conlusion: If you like the big screen, the colors and
the camera, buy somethin better than the M65. If you need a phone for
business use, definitely buy something else. Siemens: your mobiles are
worse than your PBX's...
Reviewed by paul Vincent from England on 7th Oct
The M65's Batery life is certainly better with the phone switched off
but I was extremely disappointed when I visited america (Vegas, Nevada)and
found that the phone would not connect to Cingular network (or At+T
for that matter). This resulted in me having to use the Flamingo hotels
land-line phone at a cost of $440!- if this happens to you please please
ask the hotel what they charge before making your land line calls (I
didn't and got a terrible shock). Apart from that there aint much wrong
with it though I could use bluetooth connectivity.
Reviewed by Lucie from England Northamptonshire on
2nd Oct 2005
ive had the phone now just under a year!! i didnt even want that phone
but mi other one siemensc65.. and its ment 2 b water proof but its not
a drink spilt and it goes spako at me... and the batt is poor u ave
2 charage it up every nite at lest.. and the cam is ok.. BUt u cant
recive pics properly cus it takes ages n take about 5 quid of ur cred...
i want a new one am thinkin of sony ericson walkman one
Reviewed by TANVIRZIA from BANGLADESH on 17th
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Reviewed by Peter Humphrys from England on 16th
Overall not a bad phone but the battery life is another matter. I have
had the phone a year now and I agreee with a previous review that if
you get a couple of days life out of it you are doing well even with
careful use. The big draw back is the screen is very easily scratched.
This was a replacement for my A50 which still appears as new. The bike
functionality is a good feature which means the phone is awarded 3 stars
Reviewed by Andrian from Russian Federation on
15th Sep 2005
People complaining of this phone most likely had the old firmware revision.
I purchased mine in February with fresh firmware. No lockups, no slowdowns.
Menu is fast. Battery is good - holds up pretty well no less then for
100 hours of active usage even now. About being rugged - M65 took a
flight off the 3d floor down to the concrete. Not a scratch - only battery
became a little loose. Maybe we are talking different manufacture of
the same phone?
Reviewed by janis from renebuss on 15th Sep 2005
Reviewed by Sandro from Scotland on 10th Sep 2005
Had this phone for a year now. Hasnt been too bad, does its job, phones,
texts takes pictures. But the battery is rubbish, lasts no more than
48 hours. i dont use it that often and it still drains down!!
Reviewed by George M from Romania on 31st Aug
Just bought my Siemens M65(used to own a Siemens A50) so the diffrence
is huge.Only 4 stars out 0f 5 because I haven't thrown it to any wall
yet,. to see if it is shock resistan, haven't had a bath with it to
see if it's waterproof. Big screen-good, excelent design-good, the Bike-O-Meter-excelent
for a mountain-biking addict :). Be sure to hear from me again if any
problems appear or also be sure to see me rating it 5 if no problems.
Reviewed by Noman from Bangladesh on 25th Aug
It is the worst set I have ever seen and used. Although it looks ok,
the vendor's claim of the phone being water and dust resistant is a
joke. The phone is slow, camera quality is poor, display is worse and
the sound quality is rubbish. And don't get me started with the battery
life. Even toys work better than this. Please don't buy this for your
own sake. At least I will never buy a Nokia again.
Reviewed by luca from Norway on 19th Aug 2005
Im quite disappointed with this phone, it is nice, the software isn't
bad, but I've used it 4 months now and lately, after 30 minutes of heavy
rain, the keybord works poorly and it swithces of many times per day
with a sad bip. Now I must take it to the service, but they should not
advertise it as an water splash resistent phone, because, at least mine,
was NOT. luca
Reviewed by akky g from england on 14th Aug 2005
DONT GET IT,IT SUCKS!!! TERRIBLE PHONE ALWAYS JAMS AND YA HAVE TO TAKE
THE BATTERY OUT + ITS VERY UGLY A BER U 100 QUID NO ONE WILL SYA IT
A GUD LOOKING PHONE!!! DONT BUY IT, TRUST ME!!!
Reviewed by XaVier from Denmark on 5th Aug 2005
All you people complaining about battery life-time: Try this: Once a
month, let it discharge completely, and then recharge it for 24 hours
(or at least 12, if you need your phone badly, and don't have the time
in the weekend to let your phone get a day off... ;))... Works on my
old Nokia 3510i, and as far as I know, it's the same battery tech used
in most modern phones... Correct me if I'm mistaken...
Reviewed by flora from england on 2nd Aug 2005
DIS FONE IS AMAZIN!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by seppe from belgium on 18th Jul 2005
Anyone saying the Siemens M65 is shock resistant has OR a Siemens not
assembled on a Monday OR has never dropped it. This is the worst phone
I ever had. Been into repair already twice now because it just shuts
down once, twice, ... five times a day. At this moment, even when throwing
it on the bed, it just shuts down from the huge shock. Battery life
is also very very poor. Anyone saying it's enough for calling doesn't
need a phone for business. I'm an outdoor guy having need of his phone
24h a day since I am independent. I have to plug it in every night or
the next day my battery is drained fully. Siemens: shame on you for
calling it shock resistant, they should sue you for that ! I bought
it brand new as one of the first for ¤349, since I was desperately seeking
a shock resistant and splash resistant model. I chose this one for it's
shock resistance feature, but that's just a big scam. No more Siemens
for me too.
Reviewed by Chris from UK on 14th Jul 2005
looks fantastic, fucntions fairly well. problem: battery, doesnt last
too long and it often just switches itself off when you get an sms.
or is this just me? either way there's a lot of things with this phone
that dissapointed me. especially the video playback quality and th actual
quality of the camera itself, especially the annoying delay that can
mess up pictures easily. i wouldnt buy this again.
Reviewed by Ellie from england on 14th Jul 2005
i think this phone is really good, it does freeze occasionally but i
went to a phone shop nd they sed its wen u have 2 many pics on it or
youv've used loads of the memory. the camera is pretty good. nd ne1
that dnt know how to use infrared, u av to go to settings then connectivity
and then activate it. u can only send pics nd sounds using infrared
so when u go on wateva u wanna send click send then via irda nd then
put the 2 phones togeva where the black mark is on the side. but overall
i fink this phone is really good, its a phone u cnt expect a miracle!
Reviewed by Rodman from Iran on 12th Jul 2005
Pros: It has a great design. Just look at the picture above this page
and you will admire the beauty. The camera is decent for a phone and
is actually usable unlike many other phones. When speakin, the sound
quality is good and the size of the handset makes it comfortable to
hold. (I really had a hard time figuring out how to hold my Nokia 2600
comfortably when speaking!!) I have had absoloutely no problem with
transferring files with my computer either through cable or infra red.
I have also transferred a lot of stuff with other handsets(6600 for
example) using Irda. The ruggedness is great for anyone of course. It
might not survive a fall from several stories but at least you can treat
it as roughly you can with no fear. Cons: negligible. lack of blue tooth
and memory card are the only ones worth consideration. It doesn't play
mp3s either which is not really important 'cause let's face it none
of the handsets on the market offer a good and decent stereo mp3 playback
except a few that are at least twice as expensive as M65.
Reviewed by Richard from Sweden on 5th Jul 2005
I was given this phone when signing up for something else. Could choose
from 4 different, but fell for the "outdoor" approach. I will make this
review short. Anyone above who typed about its excellency outdoors have
my agreeal. But the menu system!? Compared to my previous Nokia and
Ericsson (really old by now) it is a real shame by Siemens to have that
Menu system. I have not tried upgrading the Firmware as someone suggested.
I have returned the phone, could barely do anything at all with it.
Used it two days and thats it. Someone must have been paid extra to
invent such a Menu system! No More Siemens for me, in a while. Just
about to receive a Razr.
Reviewed by Mike from UK on 28th Jun 2005
First of all you need to ensure you have the latest firmware or you
WILL have problems! Second when you use the M65 with a Siemens car kit
it is almost unusable as the caller can hardly hear you for background
noise and distorted sound. I had a S55 which was fine so this phone
is a backward step. Siemens should exit the mobile phone market if this
is the best they can do.
Reviewed by Balazs from Hungary on 28th Jun 2005
This is a great phone! Not only its design is excellent and so exclusive
but its contents are perfect, too. The screen is really huge! I can
take really clear pictures and can make great videos. I find the dynamic
lights on the sides very useful, too.And it's really tough...a good
companion when biking :)
Reviewed by max from england on 26th Jun 2005
this a good phone but not the best in the world. if you are interested
in it go onto the siemens website.
Reviewed by Ed from Edgland on 20th Jun 2005
Had this phone since christmas, still no problems. It looks profesional
yet stylish, feels like a phone yet as hard as a diamond. Its got a
huge display to view photo's on, and has a photo editor.
Reviewed by matul from Poland on 10th Jun 2005
This is the most beautifull phone i have ever seen. It makes him to
be distinguished from other marks like ordinary NOKIA
Reviewed by A R Howlader from Bangladesh on 28th
This is my second review on this. Its been a month.. and still no glitch.
M65 rocks! :D By the way.. the main reason I'm writing again for the
ppl who are having trouble with their batteries. JUST SWITCH OFF THE
PHONE DURING THE CHARGING CYCLE. You can do that at night. It will give
you atleast double performance from what you get now!! Amazing.. but
true! Oh.. one more thing.. try to charge it.. only when it is empty
and crying so badly for a recharge! :D Complete recharging will take
about 2 hours (just what the manual says!) enjoy!
Reviewed by RTV80 from Australia on 22nd May 2005
This is my second Siemens mobile phone (previously I had an M35i). It's
a bit of a shame the interface/menu is bloody hard to navigate and definately
not intuitive - I would have though that in 4 years between the two
phones that Siemens would have made it more user friendly. The phone
is no where near as tough as the M35 or as 'outdoorsy'. Where's the
rubber grip pad for when your hands get wet/muddy and you need to use
the phone?! The plastic isn't as strong as in the M35 (polycarbonate)
and I don't reckon the metal 'jacket' makes up for this. Battery stamina
is average..nothing to write home about. Bit of a shame that my old
M35 outperforms the new phone in this area! On the good side: It's got
an excellent camera, big and clear screen, still is fairly rugged (about
to put it through another test when I take it dirt bike riding..if it
carks it you'll hear from me again) and its' got craploads of features
you can knock yourself out with. Overall, it's a good phone with heaps
of useful functions (albeit, delivered via a confusing interface), is
somewhat rugged with an average battery stamina. Good thing the M65
doesnt' have many competitors which are tougher and have better battery
stamina as this phone might just fall in the ratings. Bring back the
M35i and Ericsson R310! They were the true rugged/outdoor phones!
Reviewed by Scott from New Zealand on 22nd May
Of all the phones I have had over the years this is the only one yet
to survive the abuse of a building site, constant dust, water, and being
dropped (latest fall is three stories), all up a very durable phone.
The only problem i have had is the occasional glitch with the software
refusing to recognise the phone over the IRdA link.
Reviewed by James from Australia on 17th May 2005
Purchased in Feb. The screen is good and the camera is good enough (for
a phone). There are plenty of features on the phone and they all work
(email, surfing, java games, etc). Downloaded the MPM software from
the Siemens web site and its works a charm with a cheap generic USB
cable I bought on ebay. Great system for managing the phone database,
uploading and downloading. Downsides are battery life and scrathch resistance.
Battery life is not great but its also not terrible (5-7 days in standby
is plenty for me). I haven't dropped it yet so I can't test the shock
resistance. It would have been nice to have a plastic cover for the
screen because its a big bit of glass/plastic and mine has already picked
up a few scratches. 4 stars, I'd buy one again.
Reviewed by Emily from Hungary on 15th May 2005
I think this phone is the best phone i have ever had i have dropped
it millions of times and not even a mark!!! The camera is so good. It's
totally amazing as good as a digital camera. It looks great too!!!!
Reviewed by A R Howlader from Bangladesh on 10th
This is a great Phone. Don't Doubt it. Those who are complaining, I'm
sure they have an older Firmware. I bought this 2 weeks back and found
no problem. Those who are using old SW versions or unfortunately bought
with an older version preinstalled, please get a FREE upgrade from the
SIEMENS Site. Camera is nice (As you'd expect from a Mobile Camera!).
This camera will only disappoint you if you are expecting a professional
quality Digital SLR from it. Then, My suggestion is Get a DIGITAL SLR
and Tape your phone back to that camera! ;) . Regarding Voice and reception
quality.. I had no problem till now and it seems I won't ever. Those
who are upto games!.. There are zillions of free Java games available
on the net. Download and Play!... U'll be bored testing all those...
http://www.getjar.com is a good resource for applications and free games.
Reegarding Ringtones.. and playback.. it can play 40 polyphonic tones.
MIDI files are played great. and it can play .WAV and .amr files too
(but only coded with IMA ADPCM converted ones!) When properly converted
it playbacks great and compression is great too! U can download free
WAV converter from http://www.siemensfreaks.com It also comes with nice
games and organizer. And I had no problem syncronizing it with Outlook.
Well you'll need latest software version downloded from Siemens Site.
Once you've properly installed it'll almost act like a flash USB drive!!
those who says it is slow.. must recheck! (I use USB cable to connect
to my PC) Regarding Built quality.. I must say this is the most robust
phone in its class (or in any category?). All the 65K /262K color phones
availabe out today seems so vulnerable to me! If fallen accidentally..
some of them will perish away instantly, especially the flip ones, i
fear! What is a good phone means to you if you can't handle it without
being afraid of breaking it? That doesn't mean.. you can throw M65 as
often as you'd wish to! But certainly it can take some accidental fall
off. There are only two things you can complain about M65. Well.. if
you really want to complain... 1.It has no bluetooth ... Those guys
who really need it.. This phone is not an option for them! 2.Battery
could last longer. Well.. With all that big color screen and complex
functionality it is not possible to maintain a good standby time these
days. However, those who are complaining about batteries.. little tips
can help you improve your battery life. Use "Energy Saving" mode for
screen saver. and reduce Illumination to 10/20%. This is good for your
eyes too! But using all those tips and tricks.. it wont last more than
two and half days! But you can always charge your phone.. when you're
at your desktop! right? One of the most important feature i found in
M65 (well.. All siemens phones have this feature) is call screening!
That means.. No one can bother you except they are on the specified
groups. You can classify your callers in almost 9 groups! its cool..
nah? Think about that..while you sleep.. only your GF/BF can call you!
or you can extend that list to your family members. :D it has all other
necessary features like browsing internet, messeging, IM, WorldClock,
a built in Photo editor, Video capture.. MMS.... and blah blah Well...
from a phone what else do you expect? If you still need more functionality..
there is a reasonable 10.3 MB space to download some application. Reasonable
enough! right? I downloaded an application to read ebooks on it! LOL!
I read while I'm on bus. :D Enjoy. A R Howlader arhowlader AT gmail
Reviewed by g-spot from nl on 4th May 2005
It is tuust undestrukteble and the camera looks like a 5MP digital camera
and it looks good two
Reviewed by paul from england on 3rd May 2005
I have had my Siemens M65 for 4 months and it is the best phone I have
ever had. All the functions work really well and the camera is out of
this world. I used it on my ski trip as it was better than my mate's
digital camera. I can not find anything wrong with this phone and if
you have an outdoor life you will love it just like I do
Reviewed by Alex from New Zealand on 3rd May 2005
The signal strength - or should I say lack of signal strength is a joke!
Voda phone would have to double their cell site numbers to come close
to providing good coverage for this phone. The hands free voice quality
is a joke also! The only OK thing about the phone is the it is robust
- I have dropped it many times and it just comes back working - unlike
most of the other phones I've had. So it gets 1 star only and that is
all it deserves.
Reviewed by Tayeb from Morocco on 18th Apr 2005
It's a good phone, the charge can't take over than 2 days... but what
i wanna know is where can i get and download application for this ????
Reviewed by George from UK on 5th Apr 2005
Well, i thought id post this review because i wasnt sure i agreed with
reviews from other people. I love this fone, iv had it bout 6 months
an its been class. The battery doesnt last long, agreed, but a 30 minute
charge will give it a boost 2 last all day, it charges that quick! The
camera on it is fantastic, about the best iv seen on any mobile an iv
seen a few, and Iv had no problems with software, or linking it with
my PC. i have been usin infa-red an it has been so fast to transfer
pics, sounds, videos the lot. The reason i havent given this fone 5
stars is because the screen (which is amazing quality for graphics)
has had a leak an been letting a lot of dust in, annoying for a fone
claiming to be 'dust resistant' but appart from that, an i do genuinely
think this is just a one off, I would reccomend this fone to ANYONE
an will definatly get a siemens again.
Reviewed by Peter from UK on 5th Apr 2005
I bought this phone thinking, wow it looks great. But thats about all
it had going for it. the thing that really annoyed me was, if you receive
two messages at the same time from two different people, you read one,
but it marks the one you have read as read! How annoying! my mates thought
i was blanking them, but i did not read their messages! the tones are
a disgrace, the ABC, 1, key is next to the green key so if its easy
to mis-press. If your a siemens lover, and you know no better, then
consider this phone, but try and find someone who has one first so you
can have a look before you buy
Reviewed by soundmanjim from UK on 4th Apr 2005
Well. I thought i was getting a winner when i bought this phone; but
i should have realised that nothing ever goes smoothly with me, and
sure enough, after the statutory 2 week cooling off period from O2 (uk
service provider) was over, things started to go wrong. After 3 months,
heres a list of problems: If you pick it up after a few hours and press
the navi-key, it switches itself off! the interface program from Seimens
to upload-download data from your phone to PC just doesent work, ive
tried hundreds of different software programs, its a waste of effort.None
work. The pc finally reacts with the phone after about half an hour
of being connected!!! The sound quality is so poor its embarrasing;
try and play a downloaded ringtone, then spend the next ten minutes
explaining to everyone what the tune is meant to be - the tiny speaker
just isnt up to the job. Horrible and harsh. The auto pickup on answer
is freaky- sometimes it doesent even bother to play the ring before
you are put through! other times the ringing tone becomes intermittent.
On start up, it takes a good 2 Minutes to actually get it up and running,
the software is either too slow or the technology is too far ahead of
itself to work this phone! Video is rubbish; quality is terrible and
i have given up explaining to people what the video is mean to be of....my
wife has a naff old Sagem and even that has better video playback than
this 'phone'. Battery life...or the lack of it...will rear its head
well into your first five weeks of owning it; i hardly use it and it
seems to drain so much power just on standby. AND I DO KNOW HOW TO TREAT
NICAD BATTERIES! The middle set of keys are a bit awkward to press,
and it is very easy to mis-key, as i found out when i locked myself
out of the thing when putting in the unlock code. Reception is bad also;
my wifes phone on the same network has no trouble in the same room in
the house, i lose the network altogether. Lastly, transmitted audio
quality. Or the complete lack of it; imagine being told by your boss
that he cant understand you, your old phone was better! (nokia 7210,
should have kept that) All in all, a vast dissapointment, when it seemed
to have so much going for it. What with all the software flaws, lack
of after sales service and general unreliability its a great shame as
this could have been a great phone...but i think they rushed it. Never
mind, and after the fuss i had with a Seimens phone previously (s35)
i'll not be buying Seimens again. Nice looking phone though, so it's
not a total loss! TAKE HEED! STEER WELL CLEAR!
Reviewed by Jenzen from Phillipines on 4th Apr
i buy my M65 just this afternoon...and im so amazed with this fone,...i
think its really a good fone esp for the outdoor junkies...the games
are rockin good!!!the only thing it lacks is an MP3 player.but thumbs
up for this fone!!! get it guys!!!
Reviewed by Peterson from Netherlands on 30th
The nav-key stopped function after it feld on the floor inside the house.
Repair took two months. Then the non-changable cover started to get
two cracks. After a 1 month repair it is now getting cracks again. Battery
life is 1,5 day, only when using the calenderfunction, and one phone
call each day of 5 minutes max. and display on energy-saving! When bought
the software was awfull. Hangups every day, callist not being updated
and so on. Siemens adviced me to sent it to their repair shop (for software
update for a new phone!!, and not able to use my brandnew phone for
weeks!!!??) So in stead of these weeks I decided to invest €40,-
for a pc-cable. Complaining via phone, fax, letters for the total repair
time of 4 month!! didn't help. Arogant Siemens. Siemens better stops
Reviewed by Him from Ireland on 22nd Mar 2005
Give this phone a break. It's Ok.
Reviewed by beast from netherlands on 19th Mar
The phone becomes dead now and then, the call list isn't updated now
and then. So some sort of beta version of the software. Repair lasted
two months when falling on the floor. Complains don't work by Siemens.
Battery don't reach two day's so the loader must always be at hand.
Never a Siemens again.
Reviewed by shams from bangladesh on 14th Mar
its good for its design(different),large screen,picture quality,it's
ringtone,for its some other features.but the most pathetic thing about
this mobile is its poor battery performence,which makes fade of all
it's good points.and i cant say about its all kind of proof(shock,water,dust)coz
i havnt get it in touch of them.
Reviewed by gmailtje from netherlands on 10th
The original software appeared to be something like a betaversion; full
of bug, hangups. I had to buy a cable and downloaded newer software.
The phone didn't function any more after a drop on the floor, repair
lasted 2.5 month. Waterresistant is not really waterproof, just a few
raindrops, certainly not submergible. The menu is too slow. The link
with PC is clumsy and veryyyyy slowwww. SOund of the speaker is when
midifiles bad quality, the mike delivers me complains from my callers.
Battery life is less than 2 day's (two calls a day and normal use of
the agenda which is good) Never a Siemens again.
Reviewed by theo from U.K. on 24th Feb 2005
All you people complaining about battery life of the M65 obviously spend
WAY too much time on the phone! Don't you know that's bad... It's an
awesome phone, i used to have the Siemens S35i and i couldn't fault
it. I charged my battery for the M65 for 16 hours with the phone off
when i first got it and now with average use (all in all 2 hours a day
talking on the phone)the battery lasts 4 or five days which is average
i know but it's never as bad as 2 or three days unless you WERE to spent
THE ENTIRE DAY on the phone! The only reason this phone gets 4 instead
of 5 stars is because there is SO much technology crammed into the phone
it sometimes doesn't know what it's doing and takes 2 or three seconds
to open the phonebook or something... but othewise very cool. I haven't
thrown it against a wall yet...
Reviewed by :) from BiH on 22nd Feb 2005
This mobile phone is great!!! Siemens is the king! I love this phone.
Reviewed by jw from netherlands on 17th Feb 2005
the phone went out of operation after it felt from 60 cm above the floor.
Repair lasted 3 months. Complaning via many phonecals, faxex, letters
didn't give any reaction. So not shock resistant. The battery lasts
less then 2 days. the camera quality is less then average Agenda is
better then average. Never a siemens again.
Reviewed by ivan from croatia on 17th Feb 2005
This is a great phone, and i must say i like it a lot. But there is
one problem that is starting to bother me. I have had it for 2 months
and the display is full of dust. So much for "dust resistance".
Reviewed by Shaneel from Bangladesh on 16th Feb
this is a gret phone. got it last week, loaded with stuff.. Huge 65k
screen. What else could u ask for????? An absolute beauty..
Reviewed by from on 15th Feb 2005
although it worked properly for about 3 weeks, the phone is in repair
for three months now and Siemens doens't respond to any fax email or
letter. The battery lasts for 2 days maximum.
Reviewed by Waltson from Singapore on 11th Feb
This phone is so hard to use. although the functions are good, but few
have the ability to fully utilise the potential of this phone. Whats
so good about a phone which cannot be used to call but only for visual
Reviewed by Marko from Serbia on 3rd Feb 2005
Awesome phone!It's very durable,excellent software(ver. 25),camera is
very,very good and it's big display looks amazing.I'm a Siemens fan
and this phone is exactly what I was looking for.Thumbs up!
Reviewed by phil from england on 2nd Feb 2005
not worth buying
Reviewed by Mihai V from Romania on 2nd Feb 2005
This phone sucks ! because : (1) Siemens MPM rarely sees it (2) Its
own modem manager doesn't see it, and you're unable to use GPRS data
transmission (3) Manual is very brief and lacks important information
(4) Ringtones are similar (or primitive beeping) and cannot be distinguished
apart (5) Letters on the display are small so I need glasses to read
them (6) Battery lasts 3 days maximum (if I don't do anything with the
phone) (7) Menu could use improvement, not like the old Nokias (which
were top !), but rather like older Siemenses or Bosches I tell you :
I would not buy this phone again !!
Reviewed by Nenad from Serbia on 28th Jan 2005
It is great.Camera is incredible,display is large and design is powerfull.
Reviewed by martin from UK on 24th Jan 2005
A nice phone, but dont loose any of the protective bits, they seem to
be impossible to buy seperatly and Siemens customer service just dont
want to know.
Reviewed by Glenn Owens from Germany on 19th Jan
I agree with most of the positive aspects noted here in the other reviews
but I'm deducting a star for poor stamina. Siemens needs to seriously
do something about their batteries / power consumption!
Reviewed by Jorge Martins from Portugal on 16th
I'm the lucky owner of one of these powerfull m65 toy and it as all
i need from a mobile phone, With the apropriate software (S25@once)
i can enter in the heart of M65 (infrared conetction) and modify things
like icons,themes,skins and so on. Thank you siemens.
Reviewed by Ed from London, England on 11th Dec
This phone is incredible! When it describes it as water resistant and
dust resistant and chip/break resistant, its not jokeing! When you throw
a nokia 5140 and a Siemens m65 against a wall (yes, been there done
that) its clear that the m65 is tougher, and can withstand alot more
'garrarr!!'. Its steel innards are like diamond, this is the phone for
anyone who is for bikes, mountains, throwing phones, or java games.
Oh yeah, and it calls up other people to!
Reviewed by ben from u.k on 22nd Nov 2004
nice phone, but my software is dodgy, i have upgraded via seimens website,
sometimes i can't upload pics, but as a builder, i went for it as it
is dust/water resistant, and has good camera. i can send pics straight
to the office using email too, it's also not run of the mill nokia,
so it's individual [the rubber lens cap is good to chew when bored too
Reviewed by Jo Kakos from Greece on 21st Nov 2004
I bought this phone 2 months ago,it's fantastic! It has everything I
need and it has a perfect design.No software problems...The only bad
I find about it's that is doesn't have a MMC card,but it's ok...10.32
MB are enough!!(for me!)
Reviewed by paddy james from england on 19th Nov
i have this phone and think its amazing!!! its easy to use and has lots
of different appilcations to use. its very stylish and modern!
Reviewed by will from england on 19th Nov 2004
Ok looks but its a brick! and siemens phones just look and feel tacky.
do not buy this phone!
Reviewed by Chris from Hong Kong on 18th Nov 2004
This fone is so cool, the designs are good, and the ruggerised body
is excellent, the cover is shock and water resistance. I swim with it
Reviewed by Vegard from Norway on 3rd Nov 2004
Got it, used it, sold it. Cool design and thats it.
Reviewed by jakanory from england on 29th Oct
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what a phone not only is it a phone that does what it says (unlike the
5210 which does fall apart when dropped) it doesnt break and it is durable.
the good thing is that it isnt an ugly phone it is actually a very good
looking phone , AND IT'S DIFFERANT!!!! ( not all your mates have got
it ) which i think it a plus . also the technology they have put into
is great and the colour screen is a good size, any way it gets all 5
points for me