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Philips CD1704B

Philips CD1704B
alaScore 83

17 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Philips CD1704B. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cordless Phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price. The usability also gets good comments, but there are some less positive comments about the size.

usability, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cordless Phones the Philips CD1704B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (

Just what e needed


Two of our previous quad 'phones broke, after a number of years; use and it became really inconvenient just to have two 'phones particularly as I am disabled and need 'phones in more than two rooms. We are very pleased with these 'phones. The price was...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (

Good Buy


Easy to install and easy to use. better than the phones they replaced. Displays incoming call number so you know if it is internal or external call.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (

Can't fault this item


Best phone set i have ever purchased. Audio sound is excellent and phone book is easy to use. Set up easy. Buttons are big enough to see and only require a light touch to enter dial or store names.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (

good but ...


thought I'd just unplug the old phone and plug in this new one - not that simple - had to get a new connection box as the wire supplied didnt allow me to just connect, fitment was wrong. Hard to explain when you're not that technical - thank goodness I...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (

Looks good but...


Maybe it's me but phones do not seem to recognise option numbers when you call and are asked to choose option 1,2,3 etc. Otherwise OK

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (

Does what it says on the box


This is a very functional unit

May, 2012

Consumer review (

good features


Working from home the intercom feature is a bonus so we have two handsets in the house and two in outside buildings. Very easy to use, though the base units are a bit lightweight.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (

good value for x 4 phones


These are very good value for money,not too complicated to setup and use.Nice glossy black finish with clear bright display.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (

Worst purchase ever


The phones all work, the speech is fine, BUT to put the phones back in the cradles is Horrendus!! You can not just lay the phone in you have to guide it in, which is very difficult, untill the phone beeps at you. If this does not happen the phone will...

Jan, 2012

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Value for money.


The units are a bit fiddly to use and are prone to falling over when handsets are replaced in docks.

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Call management

Call log entries:10
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Integrated antenna: Yes
Mounting type:Desk


Backlight colour:Amber
Backlight display: Yes
Built-in Display: Yes


Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
LED indicators: Yes

Management features

Alarm Clock: Yes
Volume Control:Digital


Phonebook capacity:50
Redial list capacity:5

Other features

Signal strength indication: Yes

Packaging Content

Number of handsets included:4


ECO mode: Yes
GAP compatible: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Phone features

Microphone mute: Yes
Multi base capability:1
Multi handset capability:4

Ports & interfaces

Wireless Connection: Yes


Battery Capacity:500
Battery technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AAA
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100 - 240
Number of Batteries Supported:2
Power consumption (typical):0.6
Talk Time:12

Weight & Dimensions

Base dimensions:106.9 x 79.2 x 108.5
Handset dimensions (WxDxH):164.4 x 28.2 x 46.1