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Updated: 18-01-2018 06:00
alaScore 96

Gigaset S850A GO

As well as functioning like a typical landline phone, the Gigaset S850A Go can make free voice calls over the internet. It's also Bluetooth-enabled and it has a micro USB port, so you can connect this phone to a headset and also copy contacts over from...

5 expert reviews | 59 user reviews

alaScore 95

Gigaset SL450HX

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

1 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

alaScore 93

AT&T CLP99483

The AT&T CLP99483 can't match the battery life of the best cordless phones, but its other useful features make it well suited to a home or business environment.

1 expert reviews | 218 user reviews

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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 | 1279 user reviews

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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 | 27 user reviews

alaScore 92

BT BT8500

The BT8500 is simply a must-have, it's the best home phone we've ever used

5 expert reviews | 2246 user reviews

alaScore 92

Gigaset E630A

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...

6 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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...

5 expert reviews | 1246 user reviews

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VTech DS6421-3

The VTech DS6421 comes with Bluetooth link-to-cell capability, making it a useful option even though it is missing other advanced features.

3 expert reviews | 149 user reviews

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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...

4 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

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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 | 1016 user reviews

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Gigaset A415


1 expert reviews | 616 user reviews

alaScore 91

Gigaset A415A

very good items and service

1 expert reviews | 772 user reviews

alaScore 90

Swissvoice Epure / Epure Duo / Epure TAM Cordless Phone

Overall, we think the ePure BH01i is a beautifully made and well thought out product that would suit an office environment or someone that finds using an iPhone for long phone calls uncomfortable. If you're just looking for a speaker dock, however, and...

12 expert reviews | 1171 user reviews

alaScore 90

Binatone The Brick

Looking to inject a little 80s fun into your life, Binatone has reimagined the Gordon Gecko classic in The Brick. It was announced earlier in the year,

10 expert reviews | 498 user reviews

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Panasonic KX-TGE232B

This phone doesn't really stand out against the competition in any metric, and is a little on the pricey side for its performance in our tests. This phone does have one attribute that may interest you: This model has the best display for operating in a...

1 expert reviews | 97 user reviews

alaScore 89

BT BT2700 Single

Easy instructions to follow. Simple to connect. Unusual ring tone. Clean lines

13 user reviews

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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

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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 | 14 user reviews

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Panasonic KX-TGEA20

Works as advertised, how can you go wrong!

123 user reviews

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Panasonic KX-TGE220

Always used Panasonic appliances I'm sure the phone works very well but it was programmed in German and the program instruction book was also only in German - never come across this before - had to return it as I was unable to use it.

1 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

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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

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Vtech CS6709 Extra Handset / Charger

Easy to follow instructions and it works great.

72 user reviews

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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


    Buying Guide

    Buying Guide - Cordless Phones

    Cordless phones combine the mobility of a cell phone with the high audio quality of a landline. Although cordless phones require more frequent battery charges than a traditional cell phone, they are invaluable during emergencies when cell phone signal would otherwise be lost. Picking the right cordless phone is based on understanding how it will be used; is this for personal, business, or some combination of the two?

    Digital vs. Analog - Cordless phones are available in either a digital or analog format. Analog phones offer the highest audio quality on the market, and will remain functional even during major storms or emergencies. However, analog phones can often cause interference with other wireless devices, and their signal is easier to intercept and ‘listen-in’ on. Digital cordless phones don’t interfere with other devices, but can fall victim to poorer audio quality. Analog cordless phones are recommended for those people who enjoy long conversations, but a digital phone may be better for business conversations where security is a priority.

    Standard Features - Many cordless phones come with an answering machine, although consumers can choose to purchase a cordless phone sans answering machine. However, the price difference is small enough that consumers are advised to opt for the automatic answering feature. Consumers may also be wondering whether or not to buy cordless phones with multiple handsets. For a business scenario, multiple cordless phones can be a wonderful way to minimise expenditure while maximising flexibility. However, for cordless phones that utilise multiple phone lines, it is important that each phone is returned to its original cradle, or it may be difficult to answer calls on different lines. Making sure that phones are equipped with a ‘call-waiting’ feature, and the ability to effortlessly switch from one distinct phone line to another, will eliminate this difficulty. For personal use, multiple cordless handsets can be needlessly confusing, especially when searching for a ringing phone. In some cases, the central cradle for each cordless handset may be equipped with a separate keypad for those consumers who prefer to dial on a flat surface.

    Special Features - Some cordless phones are equipped with large displays for those who have impaired eyesight, or exceptionally large buttons for easy dialing. Again, the best model of cordless phone will largely depend upon the scenario in which it is being used. Some cordless phone makers such as GE have created phones that amplify their sound production to aid those who have difficulty hearing.

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