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Cordless Phone Reviews

Updated: Dec 8, 2018 21:21
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#1
alaScore 94

Gigaset C430 / C430A

The Gigaset C430 is a well-equipped cordless home phone. Gigaset traditionally does well in our home phone tests and many of its models have been Best Buys. Would the C430 continue the tradition? Read on to find out.

4 expert reviews | 1194 user reviews

#2
alaScore 94

Gigaset CL540A DUNE

The Gigaset Dune CL540A is a cordless home phone and answering machine. While most home phones are either black or silver, this one has a pearl-white finish that helps it stand out from the crowd. Though available online, this phone isn't that common...

5 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

#3
alaScore 93

BT BT8500

We review the BT8500 Advanced Call Blocker landline phone, which provides a helpful barrier between yourself and those PPI pests.You've just poured yourself and your loved one a tall glass of Blue Nun…

5 expert reviews | 2156 user reviews

#4
alaScore 93

Gigaset E630

We've seen tough mobile phones before but the Gigaset E630A is the first rugged cordless home phone that we've come across. It's resistant to shocks and water splashes, which means it could be ideal for families with small children, and has a handy...

7 expert reviews | 44 user reviews

#5
alaScore 93

Panasonic KX-TGE220

Exclusive to John Lewis, the Panasonic KX-TGE220EN is a fancy-looking, feature-laden phone, which has big buttons and a large LCD screen to ensure it's easy to use. But is it worth its relatively high price? We put this home phone through its paces to...

2 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

#6
alaScore 93

AT&T E5603B

Although the Sony Xperia M2 looks pretty slick, it's let down by its low resolution display and its old version of Android, which makes even its affordable price way too high. For much less money, you could snap up the Moto G or spend a little more and...

6 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

#7
alaScore 92

Gigaset C620 / C620A

The Gigaset C620A is a top-of-the-range home phone that's packed with features. Gigaset phones have often done pretty well in our lab tests and we were certainly impressed by the call quality of its predecessor C620. But that's not to say we haven't...

6 expert reviews | 854 user reviews

#8
alaScore 91

AVM Fritz!fon C4

Microphone is not working properly - people can't hear me clearly

3 expert reviews | 337 user reviews

#9
alaScore 91

Gigaset A415

GOOD PRICE AND QUICK DELIVERY

1 expert reviews | 533 user reviews

#10
alaScore 91

Swissvoice Epure / Epure Duo / Epure TAM Cordless Phone

What the base doesn’t do, though, is interact with the handset in anyway. Pick up the handset when your phone’s ringing and it doesn’t connect the call. Put it down and it doesn’t end the call either. Both were features we missed having.

12 expert reviews | 1165 user reviews

#11
alaScore 91

Binatone The Brick

It's not just a joke. The Binatone Brick may look like a retro gag, something you'd buy on ThinkGeek to make your techie friends laugh. But stick with me here: this $69 unlocked handset would make a fine home or car phone. The Brick works as a...

10 expert reviews | 498 user reviews

#12
alaScore 90

Panasonic KX-TG6811

The Panasonic KX-TG6811 is a mid-range cordless home phone. It's an attractive model, with a large 1.8-inch display and a spacious 120-name phone book. But what did our lab tests reveal about the sound quality on phone calls? Read on to find out.

2 expert reviews | 779 user reviews

#13
alaScore 90

Siemens Gigaset SL910 / SL910A / SL910H

The Gigaset SL910 is a fancy piece of home kit, but it might just end up being more of a showpiece than a practical phone. While it has some very pleasing design aesthetics and notable features, it just felt too much like a smartphone wannabe to really...

18 expert reviews | 1617 user reviews

#14
alaScore 90

Gigaset SL930H

The Gigaset SL930A is an advanced cordless home phone and answering machine that comes with many of the features normally associated with a smartphone. But is this premium touchscreen phone as good as it looks? And crucially, what's the sound quality...

10 expert reviews | 157 user reviews

#15
alaScore 89

Philips XL4951S

With its large 1.9-inch screen and sizable tactile buttons, the Philips XL495 appears to be designed with ease of use in mind. But what about the sound quality? And how does it fare in terms of call blocking? We put this cordless phone and its...

1 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

#16
alaScore 89

BT BT2700 Single

This is a replacement for our old telephone system, so glad I got this make and model. Would definitely recommend this item.

18 user reviews

#17
alaScore 89

BT BT7610

Although reconditioned, the kit appears as new and works fine. Easy to set up and use. For the record we have Virgin Media (not BT).

27 user reviews

#18
alaScore 89

AT&T EL50003

This is my second time buying an AT&T expandable phone system because the first unit hub set stopped working after 5 years..... The new system is much like the old system and was easy to setup and use. Overall, this brand works well and we are...

13 user reviews

#19
alaScore 89

Gigaset C530A

The Gigaset C530A is a stylish cordless phone and answering machine. Gigaset traditionally makes pretty decent cordless phones and they have a large proportion of Best Buys. But does the C530A continue the tradition? Read on to find out.

1 expert reviews | 106 user reviews

#20
alaScore 89

Philips D4551B

This phone is one for the design-conscious. It's modern-looking, slim and has a rather 'space-age' aesthetic. It boasts an answering machine, call-blocking and a personalised audio feature so you can choose how the voice on the other end will sound. On...

2 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

#21
alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TGEA20

Works as advertised, how can you go wrong!

126 user reviews

#22
alaScore 89

Gigaset SL450HX

Same review as for the Gigaset SL 450A. Hardware faultless. QuickSync Software a problem on Mac OS El Capitan

21 user reviews

#23
alaScore 89

AT&T CL82415

My previous wireless phone/answering machine combo did not have a beeper that identified messages had been left. I simply could not remember to look for the little blinking light. My primary objective was to find a "beeping" answering machine. This one...

102 user reviews

#24
alaScore 89
#25
alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TGF375S

Purchased for in-laws who are not that mobile and now have enough units to use the inter one system rather than yell up three flights of steps at each other. Sound quality is great.

49 user reviews

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    Buying Guide

    Buying Guide - Cordless Phones

    Cell phones have become indispensable for many of us, but most consumers still prefer to have a land line at home and for the office. The decision to go cordless is an easy one: cordless phones offer the greatest convenience in mobility, and voice quality is equal to that of corded models in almost all cases. The low cost of cordless phones is an additional incentive.

    The first choice you should consider is whether you want a cordless phone that uses digital or analog technology. Digital is the more common type: digital models are more secure and perform better in cluttered electronic environments, where interference is a concern. Analog phones offer clearer voice quality and are generally less expensive, but are less secure: they may broadcast over nearby RF devices (scanners, baby monitors, etc.), or interfere with other wireless devices.

    For everyone, it is recommended that you keep one corded phone available in case of emergency or an extended power outage.



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    What to Look for in a Cordless Phone

    There are a number of different considerations to take into account. Make sure you have a clear idea of what your needs are before making a decision.

    Multiple Handsets – In recent years, many consumers have begun to opt for cordless systems that offer multiple extensions. Most of these systems use a single phone line and let you space handsets throughout your home or office for easier access. It is very convenient, particularly for large buildings. This type of setup can also do double duty as an intercom/paging system.

    Multiple Lines – More advanced machines will support two or more different phone numbers. This is very convenient if you have a home office; most will allow you to program in a different ring tone based upon the number being called.

    Answering Machine – Purchasing a cordless system with a built-in digital answering machine has a lot of advantages. Many models can record memos, others can store more than one custom greeting and maintain multiple mailboxes. The added price is generally negligible, so in many cases this is an easy decision.

    Battery Life – As a cordless handset, power is always important. Li-ion batteries provide the best performance because they drain at a slow rate, and then power suddenly drops off near the end. This method ensures that you get full performance until you no longer have a charge. Most cordless phones can be operated for between 4 and 8 hours on a single battery charge, in standby mode, for anything up to 48, or 72, hours away from a base station. If you think you will require more than this, find a model that features extended battery life, or one that provides an additional battery pack.

    Additional Features – There are a number of added features to consider. A built in speakerphone allows hands-free operation. A large LCD display, on the handset and/or the base, allows you to receive more information about each call. An additional keypad on the base is a necessary convenience for some.

    Popular Cordless Phone Brands

    AT&T/VTech has become a market leader by offering a very wide range of cordless phones: they have models at all performance levels and price points, for home or office, with and without answering machines, and many more options. Panasonic has established itself as the go-to brand for mid-market and high-end models, and most of its models have numerous extra features and add-ons. Uniden has focused its efforts on entry-level and mid-market phones that are affordable and offer solid performance. GE also has a wide number of workmanlike models, but has also created a number of cordless phones for users with special needs, including large keypads for the elderly and special models for the hearing impaired.

    Popular Cordless Phone products

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