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Philips CD4401S

Philips CD4401S
alaScore 76

112 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews of Philips CD4401S. 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. People really like the reliability. The usability is also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the size. Comments are divided on the price.

design, usability, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cordless Phones the Philips CD4401S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Philips CD4401S from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cordless Phones on Reviews about the reliability and price are overall positive. The design and usability also get good comments, whereas there are some less positive comments about the size.

usability, design, price, reliability


40% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips USA CD4402B- 37 CD440 Series Cordless Phone with Hi-Def Voice and Dual-Pack HandsetsPhilips USA CD4402B- 37 CD440 Series Cordless Phone with Hi-Def Voice and Dual-Pack Handsets

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: N/A (

Excellent sound, a few annoyances


To get the telephone number of incoming calls that aren't in your phone list you have to hit the * key. That is a bit of a 'con' too.

Outstanding sound quality. The best phone I've ever used in terms of sound quality. Lots of configurable features. Can transfer one set of stored phone numbers to the other handset. Excellent range. I haven't been able to go far enough away to lose...

Overly bright back-light. With the back-light on, the display becomes dark blue letters on a bright blue display. Not the easiest to read. If you have good lighting in the room, the display is easier to read without the backlight. No brightness...

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Bstizzle (

No Bueno


I switched to a Panasonic model: KX-TG6051M and am in love with it. The talking CID feature is great. If your a feature hound, then buy the Panasonic.

Looks cool, but looks can be deceiving. Nice speakerphone

Battery life, and charging function is very sketchy or at least the unit I purchased had bad batteries that wouldn' hold a charge properly. Also, unless you have a number stored into your phonebook, you can't view it as a missed call under your CID....

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: JenJen621 (

Gets the job done.


"But not the best job. This phone isn't the best phone, but it works if you are looking for a simple cordless phone and if that IS what you're looking for, I'd check out one that's cheaper and you'd get the same features. This phone has some special...

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call log entries:50
Call management:Call WaitingCaller IDConference CallExplicit Call TransferMicrophone mute
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Caller ID on call waiting: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Explicit call transfer: Yes
Redialing: Yes


Handsets Included:1


Backlight buttons: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Blue, White / White
Integrated antenna: Yes
Mounting type:Desk


Backlight colour:Blue
Backlight display: Yes
Built-in Display: Yes
Display number of colours:Monochrome
Display number of lines:2


Caller display: Yes
Conference calling capabilities: Yes
Mute Function: Yes
Paging facility: Yes
Room monitoring: Yes
Speakerphone capabilities: Yes


Battery capacity indicator: Yes
Battery charging indication: Yes
LED indicators: Yes

Management features

Alarm Clock: Yes
Volume Control:Digital


Phonebook capacity:100


Answering machine: No
SMS capability: No

Other features

Alarms:Alarm Clock
Antenna:Integrated on baseIntegrated on handset
Base station keys:Paging key
Ease of use:Keypad LockMenu Control
Functions:Babysit functionBaby Call
Handset keypad locking: Yes
Handset ringers:Polyphonic
Mac compatibility: No
Networking features:GAP
Signal strength indication: Yes

Packaging Content

Base station: Yes
Number of handsets included:1


Answering Machine: No
GAP compatible: Yes
Intercom:No / Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Phone features

Dialer location:Handset
Microphone mute: Yes
Multi base capability:4
Multi handset capability:5
Paging function: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
VIP group function: Yes
VIP group with own melody: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Wireless Connection: Yes


Battery Capacity:750
Battery technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AAA / RechargeableAAA NiMH / ААА
Input frequency:50
Input Voltage:220 - 240
Number of Batteries Supported:2
Power requirements:120V, 60Hz / AC 220-240V - 50Hz
Power supply type:AC/Battery
Standby time:150
Talk Time:12

Power source

Battery talktime:12.0 hours
Battery type:NiMH
Standby time:150.0 hours


Number memory:100
Telephone book: Yes


Cordless: Yes
Digital phone: Yes
Video Phone: No
VoIP: No

Weight & Dimensions

Base dimensions:114 x 107 x 80
Handset dimensions (WxDxH):46 x 26 x 160