Siemens SF65 Review


The Siemens SF65 mobile phone features a clamshell design that combines the best aspects of digital photography and mobile communication in one striking device.

Rather than opt for the taditional Siemens candybar style such as the Siemens S65, Siemens mobile have chosen to make the Sieme  ns SF65 a clamshell handset – complete with a swiveling screen, digital zoom and integrated LED flash.

The swivel action screen of the Siemens SF65 harbours a 16-bit internal colour display with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels. This solution enables a full 180 degree rotation of the upper half of the handset, which can then be folded back on top of the lower half, creating a digital camera style usage mode.

Taking picture messaging to a new level, the Siemens SF65 features a 1.3 mega pixel SXGA digital camera located on the back of the lower half of the handset, with integrated LED flash, 4x continuous digital zoom and a 65,000 color TFT display. Other features of the camera include 4x digital zoom and a self timer, as well as an integrated LED flash and software for picture editing and adding effects.


A huge 18MB of memory should, according to Siemens, provide enough storage space for up to 55 pictures in maximum (SXGA) resolution, 300 pictures in VGA resolution or a substantial 900 pictures in low resolution.

Connectivity-wise, the Seimens SF65 supports dual-band GSM 900/1800 MHz, in addition to GPRS Class 10 and Infrared for PAN connectivity. Messaging support is comprehensive with SMS, EMS, MMS and a POP3 capable e-mail client, whilst other features include a WAP 1.2.1 browser, J2ME MIDP 2.0 and 64-chord polyphonic ringtones.

Designed to look and feel like both a digital camera as well as a mobile phone, this compact clamshell has a contemporary and paired-down design that has a high quality finish.

Are you looking for a high resolution digital imaging device or a state-of-the-art mobile phone? With the Siemens SF65 you don’t have to make up your mind. This uniquely designed product combines the best of both worlds and can be transformed from phone to camera through its clever swivel function.

Digital imaging has never looked sharper. An integrated 1.3 mega pixel camera turns your mobile snapshots into high quality photographs. And in case you are trying to capture objects that are not close by, this superb camera features 4x continuous zoom function. Whether dusk or dawn – the integrated LED flashlight knows no exceptions as far as When you can take your pictures. Thanks to the integrated 18 MB memory space, you don’t even have to worry how many pictures you take. When selecting the lowest resolution you can store up to 900 photos.


Another eye-catching aspect of this uniquely designed mobile phone is its large 128 x 160 pixel color screen. It can display 65,536 colors and thus make even reality seem pallid. But the full-blown multimedia-experience of the SF65 doesn’t stop there. 64-chord polyphonic ringtones let you enjoy sounds with their high and lows. A set of pre-installed JAVA applications and games allows you to take advantage of all these entertainment skills of the SF65.

Available in Polar White, this fashionable mobile sets new standards in design and finishing. And for all those, who want to still add more to this complete mobile phone, there are numerous Siemens Original Accessories to choose from: select from clever carrying cases or extremely practical hands-free talk options.