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Philips CD4851

Philips CD4851
alaScore 87

77 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Philips CD4851. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cordless Phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and size. The usability and design also get good comments.

design, usability, size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cordless Phones the Philips CD4851 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Philips CD4851 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cordless Phones on There are some critical views about the usability.


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This summary is based on the products: Philips CD 4851 B/DEPhilips CD 4851 B/DE

Oct, 2018

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Philips CD4851 B review

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The slim CD4851 B from Philips has an impressive range of functions and a sleek black finish. With various useful additions, such as an eco mode to reduce transmission between the handset and the base station, a speed dial function and the possibility...

Nov, 2011

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David S

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Bought this phone based on Which recommendation but really disappointed due to poor number buttons - if you leave your finger on a button for a millisecond too long it inputs the number twice leading to constantly missdialled numbers - very frustrating...

Apr, 2014

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Bought this phone from Argos £29.99 It is the exact model tested by Which.The picture in the Argos catalogue is of an older model . Phone working well and is very smart.

Feb, 2012

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The review sounds great and I like the design – however, this phone does not seem to be available anywhere.Homebase and Argos are the only online retailers currently stocking a phone with this model number, but judging by the product images on both...

Jan, 2012

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FYI:Availability.... Argos and Homebase online

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According to this price checker, two on line locations - Home deliver in 2 daysHomebase - in stock (on line)for 29.99 both of them. [25-Jan-2012]and the 2 handset version at...

Jan, 2012

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Oct, 2012

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Great Single Phone


Stylish and easy to use. Voicemail functionality is fantastic for such a small base unit which takes up no space and looks the part! Great product!

Oct, 2012

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Perhaps a fault?


Sadly couldn't get phone to ring??? Thought product would meet all my requirements...had good reviews, "Which" included. Everything seemed to be operating as it should...but would it ring.....No???

Feb, 2012

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Disappointing sound quality


This is a nice looking phone that was easy to set up and provides very good talk time battery life. The sound quality is adequate when held to the ear but very poor when used as a speaker phone. Incoming sound is ok but there is an annoying tinny...

Feb, 2012

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Am taking it back


Bought last week on recommendation of Which magazine. Sound quality very poor, lots of crackling and that's not the fault of my line as other phones work ok. The phone/answer machine is not user friendly. Am about to return it to store.

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Call Management

Call log entries:50
Call waiting:No / Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Redialing: Yes


SAR value:0.1
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.1


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


Backlight color:White
Backlight display: Yes
Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:2
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery performance:600
Battery recharge time:8
Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AAA / AAA NiMH
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100 - 240 / 100-20 / 100-240
Number of batteries supported:2
Power consumption (typical):0.55 / 0.7
Power Requirements:100 - 240VAC, 50/60Hz / 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz / 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Standby Time:300
Talk Time:18
USB powered: No


Battery capacity indicator: Yes
Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charging indication: Yes
LED Indicators: Yes
LED on handset: Yes

Management Features

Alarm clock: Yes
Clock with calendar: Yes
Customizable wallpaper: No
Image gallery: No
Voice dialing: No
Volume Control:Digital / No / Rotary


Phonebook capacity:100 / 50
Redial list capacity:20
User memory phonebook:100

Other Features

Backlight: Yes
Base station keys:1 / Paging key / Y
Camera included: No
Clock/Date display:Y
Depth (imperial):3.1
Gross weight:0.904 / 1.08
Gross weight (imperial):0.904 / 1.08
Handset keypad locking: Yes
Height (imperial):5.6
Mac compatibility: No
Networking features:GAP
Package weight:0.904 / 1.08
Packaging net weight:0.262 / 0.661 / 0.683
Packaging tare weight:0.22 / 0.419 / 0.661
Power over Ethernet (PoE): No
Signal strength indication: Yes
Tare weight:0.22 / 0.419
Tare weight (imperial):0.22 / 0.419
Width (imperial):6.5

Packaging Content

Base station: Yes
Number of handsets included:1


Answering machine:Y
ECO mode: Yes
GAP compatible:Y
Integrated answering machine: Yes
Intercom:No / Yes
Keypad Illumination:Y
Recording Time:30
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Sound enhancement technology:MySound

Phone Features

Message counter on base: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Multi base capability:1
Multi handset capability:5 / 6
Noise reduction: Yes
Number of melodies:10
Paging function: Yes
Photo feature: No
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Wallpapers & color schemes: No

Ports & interfaces

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


Battery Capacity:600
Battery recharge time:8
Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AAA / AAA NiMH
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100 - 240 / 100-20 / 100-240
Number of batteries supported:2
Power consumption (typical):0.55 / 0.7
Power Requirements:100 - 240VAC, 50/60Hz / 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz / 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Standby Time:300
Talk Time:18
USB powered:N

Technical Details

Clock/Date display: Yes
Keypad Illumination: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Base dimensions:3.98 x 1.71 x 4.02 / 4.02 x 1.71 x 3.98
Handset dimensions (WxDxH):1.14 x 1.81 x 6.34 / 1.81 x 1.14 x 6.34 / 6.34 x 1.81 x 1.14
Package depth:3.15 / 5.59
Package height:5.59 / 6.54
Package weight:14.5 / 17.3
Package width:3.15 / 6.54