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Uniden TRU 5865

Uniden TRU 5865
alaScore 72

52 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Uniden TRU 5865. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, 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 Uniden TRU 5865 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Uniden TRU 5865


alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Uniden TRU 5865 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cordless Phones on

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

This summary is based on the products: Uniden TRU5865-2 5.8 GHz Cordless Phone with Caller ID, Dual Handsets & Extra Charging CradleUniden TRU5865-2 5.8 GHz Cordless Phone with Caller ID, Dual Handsets & Extra Charging Cradle

Oct, 2018

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Not the sound quality Uniden is known for


Above all else, I want my cordless phone to sound as clear as a corded one. Some I've used make tha ...

Compact, pleasing industrial design.

Inadequate sound quality.

Sep, 2006

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Not bad, but not great either


I bought this phone about two and a half years ago at Costco for probably around $120. I was already using a Panasonic 2.4GHz phone which was working fine, but since I was then buying a wireless network that also ran on 2.4GHz, I figured I should play...

Speaker phone hand-set, retrieve messages from the hand-set

Range isn't great, tinny sound

Oct, 2005

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Dont waste your cash!


I returned my last Uniden phone four times for repair within the first 12 months and gave up finally demanding a phone that worked. I bought this product because it was billed as the top of the range and I assumed it would work. What a disappointment. ...

The phone looks good and the orange display is catchy.

Unreliability and design faults sufficient to render it a dud.

May, 2004

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This great looking phone attracted my attention.


About 20 years ago I had purchased Uniden cordless phone and despite the extra long telescopic antenna, I couldn't get more than 10 ft from the base. But that was 1982 and no cordless phone worked perfect. Over the years I witnessed new phones showing ...

Great looking phone, equipped with 2 handsets, push to talk option and answering machine

Very poor range and a lot of static. Extremely rude customer service.

Apr, 2004

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you can only use one handset at a time


This will be a sort review of this phone for me because we returned it 2 days after we bought it. The major problem we had with this phone is that when we got a call and i tried to pick up the secound phone and it would not pick up. doing a little ...

5.8 GHz and it does work as a phone

only one handset at a time can be used, poor documentation

Jan, 2004

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Don't Waste Your Money


I recently purchased this product from Best Buy about 6 to 9 months ago and paid over $200 and I must say that I am completely disappointed in the product's quality. The handset battery life is dismal. After charging overnight after completely running ...

Looks slick

Dismal battery life in handset, useless base speaker and cost

Jan, 2004

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I think you will be very happy with this Uniden!


I purchased a Uniden TRU 5865-2 phone via Sears the week of 12-11-03 because I recently switched to phone company supplied voice mail and needed a phone with a voice mail indicator light. The good news about the Uniden TRU 5865-2: Sound ...

Sound quality, range, lack of interference by other appliances/electronic equipment.

Not expandable, no ability to conference call with the two handset phones.

Dec, 2003

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Good value, good quality


Wanted a 5.8 ghz phone to replace a 900 mhz model, skipped 2.4 ghz range to avoid interference with in home wi-fi set up. Also wanted Caller ID but did not need digital answering feature since we have SBC Voice mail. This was a second choice which I...

Sounds great, true 5.8 ghz, 2 handsets in the box!

Wish you could synchronize the address books between phones.

Nov, 2003

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What Were They Thinking?


No interference from my wireless video camera, wireless computer network, or microwave. No audio cho ...

Sound quality.No protruding antenna.Orange backlight.

Terrible TERRIBLE function key layout.Proprietary batteries.

Aug, 2003

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Great Looking, feature-packed phone


Over the last decade, Uniden's reputation for quality went from the top to almost bottom and back up toward the top again. The TRU5885-2's masculine design is very hi-tech/ retro in its black & silver motif. With its large round speaker and LED...

Clarity, features, range, sleek design

Price, sound level, not available in 2-line model, 2 handsets max.

Aug, 2003

Product Specifications

Uniden is creating a World Without Wires. Which means the company is building products that give its customers more freedom to enjoy life, solve problems and always stay connected with others. From cordless phones to two-way radios to radar detectors, Uniden makes electronic wonders an everyday occurrence. As one of the world's largest manufacturers of cordless phones and consumer communications devices, chances are there's a Uniden product that's already making things more convenient in and around your home. Uniden TRU5865 phone features 5.8 GHz Digital Spread Spectrum technology for extra-long range, a base dual keypad/speakerphone, a handset speakerphone; and supports Call Waiting/Caller ID.


Standby Time:Up to 192 h
Talk Time:Up to 240 min


Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Uniden TRU



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Conference Call Capability:3-way
Dialer Type:Dual keypad
Header Features:W/ call waiting caller ID
Transmission Band:5.8 GHz
Type:Cordless phone

Telephone Features

Caller ID: Yes
Handset Locator: Yes
Intercom: Yes
Multiline Operation Capability:Single-line operation
Speakerphone: Yes
Voice Mail Capability: Yes

Telephone Memory

Speed Dial Capacity:10