Grandstream GXP1625 IP Phone Review
Read our review of Grandstream’s IP Phone
The Grandstream GXP1625 is the American Telecoms Developer’s latest IP Phone designed specially to help improve the performance of small business users.
As the brands latest SME VoIP phone offering, Grandstream claim the GXP1625 offers a suite of powerful VoIP features that improve call quality and ensure agents are able to deliver the best possible service to their callers – but how much truth is there in these claims?
In order to find out, we’ve decided to do a review on the product and test how well it lives up to Grandstream’s reputation as one of the world’s leading producers of high quality business IP phones.
How does it look?
Simple yet modern in design, the GXP1625 offers an abundance of features that are easy-to-use and require next to no training for the user. Black in colour and featuring a 132×48 backlit graphic display for speedy access to all of the phone’s features.
What can it do?
Each GXP1625 phone supports 2 lines, 2 SIP accounts and up to 2 call appearances for greater flexibility while the TLS and SRTP security encryption technology built in to every device ensures all calls and accounts are kept secure during every call.
In terms of audio quality, the GXP1625 features HD sound in both the handset and the full-duplex speakerphone to maximise call clarity while the three-way audio conferencing feature allows users to easily engage in conference calls with clients and colleagues at the click of a button.
For hands free calls, the GXP1625 Electric Hook Switch feature provides full support for Plantronics headsets and are the built in Power over Ethernet (PoE) features means the phone is ready to go straight from the box and requires next to no installation time.
Protocols/Standards: SIP RFC3261, TCP/IP/UDP, RTP/RTCP, HTTP/HTTPS, ARP/RARP, ICMP, DNS (A re- cord, SRV, NAPTR), DHCP, PPPoE, SSH, TFTP, NTP, STUN, SIMPLE, LLDP-MED, LDAP, TR-069, 802.1x, TLS, SRTP
Network Interfaces: Dual switched auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports, integrated PoE
Graphic Display: 132×48 backlit graphical LCD display
Feature Keys: 2 line keys with dual-color LED and 2 SIP accounts, 3 XML programmable context sensitive soft keys, 5 (navigation, menu) keys. 13 dedicated function keys for MUTE, HEADSET, TRANSFER, CONFERENCE, SEND and REDIAL, SPEAKERPHONE, VOLUME, PHONEBOOK, MESSAGE, HOLD, PAGE/INTERCOM, RECORD, HOME
Voice Codecs: Support for G.711μ/a, G.722 (wide-band), G.723, G.726-32, G.729 A/B, iLBC, in- band and out-of-band DTMF (In audio, RFC2833, SIP INFO), VAD, CNG, AEC, PLC, AJB, AGC
Telephony Features: Hold, transfer, forward (unconditional/no-answer/busy), 3-way conferencing, call park/pickup, shared-call appearance (SCA) / bridged-line-appearance (BLA), Down- loadable phone book (XML, LDAP, up to 500 items), call waiting, call history (up to 200 records), o -hook auto dial, auto answer, click-to-dial, flexible dial plan, hot desking, personalized music ringtones, server redundancy & fail-over
Feature Keys: 2 line keys with dual-colour LED and 2 SIP accounts, 3 XML programmable context sensitive soft keys, 5 (navigation, menu) keys. 13 dedicated function keys for MUTE, HEADSET, TRANSFER, CONFERENCE, SEND and REDIAL, SPEAKERPHONE, VOLUME, PHONEBOOK, MESSAGE, HOLD, PAGE/INTERCOM, RECORD, HOME
Headset Jack: RJ9 headset jack (allowing EHS with Plantronics headsets)
Base Stand: Yes, 2 angled positions available, wall mountable
Wall Mountable: Yes
QoS: Layer 2 QoS (802.1Q, 802.1P) and Layer 3 (ToS, Di Serv, MPLS) QoS
Security: User and administrator level access control, MD5 and MD5-sess based authentication, 256-bit AES encrypted configuration le, TLS, SRTP, HTTPS, 802.1x media access control
Multi-language: English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Croatian, simplified and traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese and more
Upgrade/Provisioning: Firmware upgrade via TFTP / HTTP / HTTPS, mass provisioning using TR-069 or AES encrypted XML configuration file
Power & Green Energy Efficiency: Universal Power Supply Input 100-240VAC 50-60Hz; Output +5VDC, 600mAPoE: ieee802.3af Class 2, 3.84W-6.49W
Physical: Dimension: 209mm (L) x 184.5mm (W) x 76.2mm (H) (with handset) Unit weight: 0.73kg; Package weight: 1.1kg
Temperature and Humidity: Operation: 0°C to 40°C, Storage: -10°C to 60°C , Humidity: 10%
Compliance: FCC: Part 15 (CFR 47) Class BCE: EN55022 Class B, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN60950-1RCM: AS/ACIF S004; AS/NZS CISPR22/24; AS/NZS 60950; AS/NZS 60950.1
What did we like most?
When you consider what kind of user this phone was built for, we have to say that its simple design that offers easy access to calling features is the thing that really stood out for us and feel it will play an important role in drastically improving the productivity of users.
Who is it for?
As we mentioned previously, this is a phone targeted at helping to improve the performance of the small business user and offers top class functionality without the need for hefty capital investment.
Where can I get more information?
For more information on the Grandstream endpoints range, take a look at the Grandstream homepage.
UC Today Opinion
For any businesses looking for a phone that is ready to use straight from the box, requires very little training and offers an abundance of features that help improve call quality and user efficiency, the GXP1625 is a wise investment.
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