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Panasonic KX-TG8561

Panasonic KX-TG8561
alaScore 87

39 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Panasonic KX-TG8561. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cordless Phones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cordless Phones the Panasonic KX-TG8561 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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The Panasonic KX-TG8561 is a premium phone which sports a slim design and 1.8-inch colour screen. It's packed with features, from a built-in answerphone to call-barring options, and we particularly liked the handy phonebook sharing function to quickly...

Jul, 2013

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Great phone but terrible sound quality

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In terms of features, ease of setting up etc. this phone can't be faulted and at first I was really pleased with it. However, after using for a few months the sound quality is really poor so I'll be returning it for a refund.

Sep, 2014

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My first impression was that the sound wasn't good, having received calls from one particular person. However, after receiving calls from others, I found a great improvement in clarity. Could it be anything to do with the first person's phone? Anyway,...

Nov, 2013

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Sound quality not impressive and definitely poorer than my very old Panasonic KX-TCD820ES. Gives the impression of cheapness at the expense of quality - what a pity. I wonder what the testers' benchmark is for sound quality. Otherwise not too bad.

Nov, 2013

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Ok but not thrilled


Does the job and has more choice of ring tones than you can imagine but from it functionality not very intuitive. Ok for the price but would not pay more than that.

Aug, 2012

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Glad I changed


Purchased this phone as a replacement for my old Panasonic. Chosen primarily because of the long recording time on the answer-phone.

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Call Management

Call blocking: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Redialing: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes


Backlight buttons: Yes
Color of product:Black / Red / White
Mounting type:Desk


Backlight color:White
Backlight display: Yes
Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:1.8
Display number of colors:65536 colours

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:7
Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AAA
Number of batteries supported:2
Standby Time:250
Talk Time:12


Battery capacity indicator: Yes
Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
LED Indicators: Yes

Management Features

Alarm clock: Yes
Any key answer: Yes
Clock with calendar: Yes
Customizable wallpaper: Yes
Navigation key: Yes
Volume Control:Digital


Phonebook capacity:100 / 350
Redial list capacity:10

Other Features

Mac compatibility: No

Packaging Content

Number of handsets included:1


Answering machine:N / Y
ECO mode: Yes
Integrated answering machine:No / Yes
Intercom: Yes
Recording Time:40
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Phone Features

Babyphone function:No / Yes
Downloadable ringtones: No
Microphone mute: Yes
Multi base capability:4
Multi handset capability:6
Night mode: Yes
Number of melodies:30 / 40
Paging function: Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Speakerphone: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Headset connectivity: Yes
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes


Battery recharge time:7
Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AAA
Number of batteries supported:2
Standby Time:250
Talk Time:12

Technical Details

Clock/Date display: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Base dimensions:4.41 x 4.76 x 1.69 / 4.8 x 4.76 x 1.69
Base weight:6
Handset dimensions (WxDxH):1.89 x 0.984 x 5.91
Handset weight:4.06