Snom vs Cisco Phones


Hi there…

Has anyone done a side by side comparison of Snom 360’s versus Cisco 7960g’s (or other models)?

I get the general feel that Cisco are better phones but looking for reasons as the price is considerable in difference :wink:

My main interest is related to features - is there stuff the Cisco can do that the Snom cannot etc?

Thanks again to everyone on here for their feedback…


I’ve never heard of the Cisco phones being able to do something extra, not within an Asterisk environment at least, combined with Callmanager… ok.

putting the technical specs side by side, would that help? what are you trying to do with the snoms/cisco’s?


search the forum, there are a few threads on this. I started one a couple of months ago. Feature comparison is easy - go donwload the manuals and check. For me the real question ultimately hinged on voice quality and as an added bonus (since it is so hard to do) on speakerphone quality. That resulted in me purchasing Polycom 501 phones. At the time (and probably still) Cisco licensed their speaker phone technology from Polycom, so that tells you something. Also at the time - in the tread that I started, someone had just come back with a side by side demo of the Polycom and Snom speakerphones with a customer - the Polycom won hands down. (Look for the thread to get the details).

All three are probably excellent choices, as well as I’ve heard a lot of positive on the Aastra phones. So it is going to be your priorities and to some extent a price/performance comparison if that is important to you. (When I was looking - the Polycom 501 could be had for about $175).