With over 120 million phones manufactured, a presence in over 70 countries, and dedication to offering quality, innovative, stylish, and next generation communication solutions, Siemens Gigaset is undoubtedly the global leader in cordless home communications. Among their best selling phones are the Siemens Gigaset A400 and the Siemens Gigaset S795, which appeal to different market segments for different reasons.

So, how about putting these 2 Gigaset models head to head against one another

The Siemens Gigaset S795

The S795 is an elegant mid-to-high end model with more features and in-built answering machine intended for those with a desire for state-of-the-art technology and professionalism (read the review here). Besides its great sound quality and exquisite looks, courtesy of its sleek frame, large TFT colour display, and high quality keypad with galvanised metal caps, the S795 offers exceptional functionality, with outstanding hands-free, a 2.5mm headset jack, and mini-USB for data synchronisation.

Perhaps the downsides of this cordless phone are the limited range of ringtones, and the lack of an audible signal when you have some new waiting messages, which means that you have to look to determine if there are any. That said, the answering machine has top of the range functionalities, like voice announcements for message time and date and skip-back function to repeat the last few seconds of a message.

Gigaset S795

The Siemens Gigaset A400

The A400 also boasts an ergonomic design for comfortable usage, and useful features such as hands-free talking, brilliant HSP sound quality, radiation-free ECO mode for energy savings, and caller ID function so you can always see who’s calling.  While the A400 does not have an integrated answering machine, it displays a list of up to 25 numbers and time of the last missed calls, so you know who called you when away.

The A400 is an entry-level phone that offers better value for money at £20.00 (see our detailed review), compared to the high-end feature-packed S795, which sells for £168.00. Before you take further steps, you may want to read our in-depth review of each.