• Description

    Quality telephony in its purest form

    The Gigaset A490 is the basic telephone for your everyday calling needs. Enjoy relaxing calls with hands-free talking in brilliant sound quality. Comfortably dial the numbers of your friends and loved ones on the ergonomic keypad. With a standby time of 177 hours, the Gigaset A490 is ready-to-use when you need it. And it’s equipped with ECO DECT, which reduces the phone’s energy consumption – and offers reduced radiation. Plus, with caller ID the caller’s number appears on the illuminated display – so you know who’s ringing before picking up. A basic phone with hands-free talking, the Gigaset A490 is a great calling solution.

    Brilliant hands-free talking
    Simply select the hands-free mode on your Gigaset A490 handset – and get even more out of your everyday calls. Gigaset technology gives you hands-free talking in brilliant sound quality. So you hear every detail – even when you’re busy working on the side.

    Designed for your comfort
    The ergonomic keypad, which is made of high-quality material, enhances your personal comfort when you call. Specially designed with you in mind, it’s illuminated to help you find the right number – even in dim lighting.

    Shows you more
    With the caller-ID2 feature, you see the caller’s number on the illuminated display before you pick up the phone. This way, you decide if you want to take a call – or prefer to let it ring.  

    Ready when you are with long standby time
    A standby time of up to 177 hours ensures that the Gigaset A490 is charged and ready when you need it. And a talk time of up to 12 hours lets you savour leisurely chats – without thinking about the battery.

    Featuring great basics
    Brilliant hands-free talking, excellent usability and an attractive appearance: the Gigaset A490 gives you the best of basic telephony – in a quality phone. It comes with a phonebook that stores up to 80 entries, an integrated alarm clock to keep you punctual, and an easy redial feature for the last 10 numbers. Want more? Expand the Gigaset A490 by up to 4 handset.

    green home logoECO DECT: Pure energy savings and reduced radiation1
    Featuring an energy-saving power supply, the Gigaset A490 uses less energy than our conventional cordless phones – so it saves you money and is better for the environment. Like all Gigaset cordless phones, it also variably reduces transmitting power from the handset to base station according to their distance apart – but goes further in a number of other ways. Choosing ECO Mode on this model allows you to manually reduce the base station’s transmitting power by up to 70%1 for all registered handsets. When docked3, this phone also reduces the transmitting power of both handset and base station to almost zero. As a result, you enjoy a more energy-efficient way of staying connected with the world.

    If you’re looking for a basic phone with hands-free talking, the Gigaset A490 with ECO DECT is ideal for your telephony needs.
  • Specifications
    Convenience - phoning essentials
    Bluetooth® function -
    Dial by voice command -
    Automatic redial function in handset -
    Automatic dialing of operator prefix -
    Last dialed ... numbers 10
    Phonebook transfer: via DECT | via Bluetooth® | via LAN yes | - | -
    Phonebook | address book | entries yes | - | 80
    Standby time | talk time 177 h | 12 h
    Room monitoring -
    Vibracall -
    SIM card reader and writer -
    Live recording of calls -
    Calendar -
    Date reminder function | alarm call - | -
    Plug-and-play installation yes
    Range indoors | outdoors 50 m | 300 m
    Display and menu features
    Charging status displayed yes
    Display of caller’s number (CLIP) | picture (Picture CLIP) yes | -
    Call duration displayed yes
    Call charge displayed -
    Range displayed (handset to base station) -
    Date displayed yes
    Time displayed yes
    List of last … missed calls with time and date 25
    Display of caller’s number (CLIP) | picture (Picture CLIP) yes | -
    Easy-to-use text-based menu | jumbo fonts | icon-based yes | - | -
    ... pixel, ... inch, ... colours and ... lines - \, - \, b/w \, 3
    Display: illuminated | colour yes | -
    Display: numeric | alphanumeric | semigraphical | graphical - | - | yes | -
    Multilingual menu for up to ... languages 6
    Up to 60% less power consumption yes
    Transmitting power at almost zero when handset docked yes
    Radiation-free ECO Mode Plus -
    ECO Mode for reduction of transmitting power of base station by 80% yes
    Keypad features
    Navigation key yes
    Message indicator key yes
    Colour of illumination amber
    Illuminated keypad yes
    Messaging functions
    Up to … characters SMS | Email - | -
    Up to ... personalized SMS in-boxes -
    Email notification -
    Wall mountable -
    Warranty 1 year
    Batteries 2xAAA
    SAR Value
    Gigaset Handsets < 0\,1 W/kg
    Equipped with speech transmission encryption only scrambling - TBC
    Sound quality
    Hands-free talking | convenient hands-free | advanced hands-free yes | - | -
    Headset connection | corded 2,5 mm | Bluetooth® - | - | -
    Adjustable handset volume yes
    Individual ringer melodies for VIP entries -
    HSP™ for brilliant sound quality -
    HDSP™ ready handset -
    Ringer melodies | polyphonic | real sounds I downloadable 10 | - | - | -
    Technical data
    Standards DECT | GAP WDCT | yes
    Dimensions handset (H x W x D in mm) 150x48x30
    Dimensions base station (H x W x D in mm) 125x118x62
    Dimensions charger (H x W x D in mm) 42x79x81
    Available colours Black/White
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    Gigaset A490

  • Support
  • This product might not be available in your country. For detailed information, please consult your local retailer. 


  • 1 In comparison to when ECO Mode is not activated and to our conventional cordless phones
  • 2 Dependent on country/network/operator
  • 3 With one registered handset