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Philips CD1553B

Philips CD1553B
alaScore 76

68 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design. The price also gets good feedback, but there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, design

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cordless Phones the Philips CD1553B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips CD1553B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Philips CD1553B from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cordless Phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability. The price is also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

price, usability

reliability

69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips CD1553B/05 Digital Cordless Phone With Answering Machine - Triple HandsetPhilips CD1553B/05 Digital Cordless Phone With Answering Machine - Triple Handset

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips CD1553B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Philips CD1553B from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cordless Phones on Amazon.com. The reliability and usability get critical comments. There are some mixed views about the price.

usability, reliability

18% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips Cordless Phone (CD1503B/17)Philips Cordless Phone (CD1503B/17)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: David (radioshack.com)

Very Disappointing

 

I have owned many Philips products in the past and have always been very pleased. However, this phone set was horrible. The sound was tinny, and it sounded like the person on the other end of the line was calling from the far side of the 1970's. I...

Compact design, Nice Features

Poor Sound Quality, Weak Signal

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: John (radioshack.com)

I love it!

 

I think the other reviewers are a little too picky. For the price this phone system is tops. Our old phones were finally dying after about 4 years. Needed to get something fast to replace. Went to the local RadioShack here in NYC. They had this one in...

Comfortable Handset, Easy To Set Up, Good Sound, Nice Features, Strong Signal

Numbers not backlit

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Dana (radioshack.com)

would not recommend

 

I've had these phones for 3 months and I've hated them ever since I bought them! The backlight keeps going blank so you can't see who's calling or what number you're dialing in a dark room, you can't answer two handsets simultaneously or pick up one...

Backlight is poor, Not Durable, Poor answering machine

May, 2009

Consumer review by: Co-Co (radioshack.com)

Not a Long Lasting Battery

 

I have to constantly charge the phones. They are not good for long conversations.

Not Durable

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Trish (radioshack.com)

Not happy with performance

 

We needed a phone with remote access to use with a web phone number. You could rarely pick up the phones and answer it the first time, caller cannot hear you speaking. We plugged in our old phones and had not problems with any of these issues.

Comfortable Handset

Inconsistent dialing, Poor Sound Quality

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Angel (radioshack.com)

Can't answer in the dark!!!

 

We had the phone for one week and were happy with the phones until we received a call in the middle of the night...there is no back light for the talk button or the end button. We are returning the phone back to the store today....

Attractive Design, Comfortable Handset, Durable, Good Sound Quality

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Tattypie (argos.co.uk)

Exellent Product

 

This product is by far better than my old Phones and was very easy to set up, the sound is great and the visual screen is bright and readable.

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Jacqueline (argos.co.uk)

very pleased

 

Easy to use. and no need to put phone numbers in each phone, they pass on the numbers to each other.

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: SandraP (argos.co.uk)

Good buy

 

Easy to connect, easy to use

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: manicmissy (argos.co.uk)

great phones

 

This product is great i like the phones very much the only thing i can complain about is the instructions are so tiny i cant read them so i am having to keep playing around with them I am also not sure how to turn the volume up, other than that no...

Jul, 2011
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Product Specifications

With several handsets around the house, the CD1 series combines effortless installation and clear calls. Making interference free calls from wherever you are at home, means this phone becomes the perfect companion for staying in touch.

Answering Machine

Answering System Type:Digital
Recording Capacity:10min

Battery

Standby Time:Up to 150 h
Talk Time:Up to 720 min

Call Management

Call blocking: Yes
Call log entries:10
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Explicit call transfer: Yes
Redialing: Yes

Design

Backlight buttons: Yes
Color of product:Black / Grey
Integrated antenna: Yes
Mounting type:Desk

Dimensions & Weight (Base)

Depth:3.3in
Height:4.7in
Width:4.5in

Dimensions & Weight (Handset)

Depth:1.1in
Height:6.4in
Width:1.9in

Display

Backlight color:Amber / Orange
Backlight display: Yes
Built-in display: Yes
Display:TN
Display number of colors:Monochrome
Type:LCD display

Energy Management

Battery performance:550
Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) / Nickel–Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AAA / AAA NiMH / Rechargeable
Input frequency:50 / 60
Input Voltage:120 / 220 - 240
Number of batteries supported:1 / 2
Power Requirements:220-240V, 50Hz
Standby Time:150
Talk Time:12

Header

Country Kits:Canada / United States
Manufacturer:Philips
Model:CD1503B/CD1551B/CD1552B/CD1553B/CD1554B
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

Indication

Battery capacity indicator: Yes
Battery charging indication: Yes
LED Indicators: Yes

Management Features

Alarm clock:No / Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Memory

Call list capacity phonebook:50
Phonebook capacity:50
Redial list capacity:5

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):4.72 x 4.49 x 3.25
Mac compatibility: No
Signal strength indication: Yes

Packaging Content

Base station: Yes
Detachable belt-clip: Yes
Number of handsets included:2 / 3

Performance

Answering machine:N / Y
ECO mode: Yes
Integrated answering machine:No / Yes
Intercom: No
Maximum indoor range:1799.2 / 1968.5
Maximum outdoor range:11811 / 12000
Recording Time:10 / 18
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Type:DECT

Phone Features

Dialing:Tone/Pulse
Microphone mute: Yes
Multi base capability:1
Multi handset capability:4
Paging function: Yes
Speakerphone:No / Yes
VIP group with own melody: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Plug and Play: Yes
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Power

Battery Capacity:550
Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AAA / AAA NiMH / Rechargeable
Input frequency:50
Input Voltage:220 - 240
Number of batteries supported:1 / 2
Power Requirements:220-240V, 50Hz
Standby Time:150
Talk Time:12

Telephone

Conference Call Capability: Yes
Cordless Phone Standard:DECT
Dialer Type:Keypad
Header Features:W/ call waiting caller ID/W/ call waiting caller ID & answering system
Type:Cordless phone

Telephone Features

Caller ID: Yes
Handset Locator: Yes
Intercom: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Base dimensions:4.59 x 4.63 x 3.01 / 4.61 x 4.65 x 3.03 / 4.72 x 4.49 x 3.25 / 4.72 x 4.49 x 3.27
Handset dimensions:6.38 x 1.89 x 1.1 / 6.38 x 1.9 x 1.13
Handset dimensions (WxDxH):6.38 x 1.89 x 1.1 / 6.38 x 1.89 x 1.14 / 6.38 x 1.9 x 1.13