Grandstream GXV3275 IP Phone Review
Read about the Grandstream GXV3275 IP Video Phone
The Grandstream GXV3275 is the American Telecoms Developer’s latest IP Video Phone for Android designed to provide a multi-platform video conferencing solution with the combined functionality of an Android tablet.
As the brand’s latest IP Video Phone offering, Grandstream claim the GXV3275 offers for an all-in-one communications solution that blends together state-of-the-art video conferencing features with a highly versatile and user-friendly tablet interface – 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?
Exquisitely designed and beautiful to look at, the GXV3275 offers a 7-inch touchscreen TFT LCD tablet display with a built-in mega-pixel CMOS camera for HD video calling. From this screen, users can make calls, browse the web and access all the key features they would use on a personal tablet device.
What can it do?
Each GXV3275 phone supports 6 lines and up to 6 SIP accounts and runs on Android 4.2 meaning users can gain full access to the Google Play Store and even create custom Android apps that help boost productivity rates.
As well as this, 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 GXV3275 features HD sound in both the handset and the full-duplex speakerphone to maximise call clarity while the six-way audio conferencing feature allows users to easily engage in conference calls with clients and colleagues at the click of a button.
With built-in Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities, GXV3275 users are also able to seamlessly connect to the web from any WiFi hotspot and can easily pair headsets and mobile devices for integration with their contact books and calendars.
For further video support, the GXV3275 Mini-HDMI outputs will connect the device to a TV or computer monitor and 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 times.
Protocols/Standards: SIP RFC3261, TCP/IP/UDP, RTP/RTCP, HTTP/HTTPS, ARP, ICMP, DNS (A record, SRV, NAPTR), DHCP, PPPoE, SSH, TFTP, NTP, STUN, SIMPLE, LLDP-MED, LDAP, TR-069, 802.1x, TLS, SRTP
Network Interface: Dual switched 10/ 100/ 1000 Mbps ports with integrated PoE/PoE+
Auxiliary Ports: RJ9 headset jack (allowing EHS with Plantronics headsets), 3.5mm stereo headset with microphone, dual USB ports, SD, mini-HDMI
Voice Codecs: Support for G.711μ/a, G.722 (wide-band), G.726-32, iLBC, Opus, G.729, in-band and out-of- band DTMF (In audio, RFC2833, SIP INFO), VAD, CNG, AEC, PLC, AJB, AGC
Video Codecs and Capabilities: H.264 BP/MP/HP, H.263 CIF/QCIF resolution, video resolution up to 720p, frame rate up to 30 fps, bit rate up to 2Mbps, 3-way video conference, anti- flickering, auto focus and auto exposure, PIP (Picture-in-Picture), on-screen-display, camera block, still picture capture/ store, video recording, visual voice message indicator
Telephony Features: Hold, transfer, forward (unconditional/no-answer/busy), call park/pickup, 6-way audio conference, shared-call-appearance (SCA) / bridged-line-appearance (BLA), virtual MPK, downloadable phone book (XML, LDAP), call waiting, call history, boss-secretary virtual button, flexible dial plan, hot desking, personalized music ringtones, server redundancy & fail-over
Upgrade/Provisioning: Firmware upgrade via TFTP / HTTP / HTTPS or local HTTP upload, mass provisioning using TR-069 or AES encrypted XML configuration file
What did we like most?
As a video conference phone, we feel the most important feature must be the microphone and camera capabilities – and the GXV3275 did not disappoint. Crystal clear in both sound and vision, every call went smoothly and the android interface made each conversation feel like it was being made on a personal device.
Who is it for?
Any business, big or small, looking for an all-in-one video conferencing solution that is rich in features, flexible and reliable would benefit massively from investing in the GXV3275.
Where can I get more information?
For more information on the Grandstream endpoints range, take a look at the Grandstream homepage.
UC Today Opinion
As the popularity of video calling and video conferencing continues to rise, we believe this type of phone is definitely something we’ll be seeing a lot more of in the future and Grandstream are certainly ahead of the curve when it comes to delivering high quality conference calling solutions.
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