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Philips SE6591B

Philips SE6591B
alaScore 76

189 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 reviews of Philips SE6591B. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cordless Phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cordless Phones the Philips SE6591B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 177 user reviews of Philips SE6591B from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cordless Phones on People are impressed by the design. The price also gets good reviews, but comments about the size and reliability are mixed.

usability, price, design

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This summary is based on the products: Philips Cordless phone answer machine SE6591BPhilips Cordless phone answer machine SE6591B

Aug, 2018

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Unusable with a Headset


I SO wanted to like this phone, but... I bought this for business use, and am on the phone a lot. Typically, I use a plug in headset but after switching to this phone, callers said they were having a hard time hearing me. I bought a new headset...

Price. Looks great. Two lines. Lots of useful features. Speakerphone sound is good on the base and handset. Standard NIMH batteries and good battery life

Sound quality poor compared to other DECT 6.0 phones. Display seems very low-resolution, maybe due to the age of this model

Oct, 2010

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isnt all that great.


has alot of features

it just isnt worth the price

Jul, 2010

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Both of my incoming lines ring simultaneously because of my phone service. I have the phone set to pick up line 2 as problem. I was getting cross talk between line 1 & 2 when ring voltage was present. Found out my VOIP adapter, PAP2T...

Provides the flexibility I need having 2 incoming lines. Some reviewers that talk of echo or cave like audio...I found it best to turn off the XtraHighDefinition Audio. It sounds normal to me with it off. Battery lasts several days off the charger....

I can understand other reviewers knocking the phone. It takes a bit to get used to. However, it is a 2 line phone, so, yes, you often need to pick which line to use. Yes, the caller ID comes up slow, but doesn't bother me. Because both my lines ring...

May, 2010

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Very good phone


Having to choose between line 1 or line 2 is natural for a two line phone. However, if you are using it with a single line and calling from the handset, you can press twice the TALK button as a shortcut to go straight to the active line. When calling...

Two-line capability. Outstanding range and crystal clear voice quality, even in speakerphone mode. Standard AAA rechargeable batteries. Stylish European design. Intercom function between base and handsets. Inexpensive but still good build quality....

None so far

Apr, 2010

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Great two-line phone


Try to find the package that includes additional handsets, they are not easily available separately, at least in Canada. This model is not available in Canada according to Philip's website, however I had no problems registering this product in my...

I own the answering machine plus one additional handset ; 1) 2-lines!! Separate VM messages and queues per line ; 2) Headphone jack - I have a standard wired Jabra headphone that works seamlessly with the headset ; 3) Speakerphone - at the base and...

1) No blue-tooth sync like other brands ; 2) Not a con, but as manual says, you do need to wait for 3 full charge cycles before achieving the expected battery normal use/standby time ; 3) Response from buttons seem a bit slow when opening the call...

Mar, 2010

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This phone does more than it cost.


Love the speaker phone on the cordless. It's crystal clear. Some obnoxious, loud types will tell you the volume is too low. It's only more pilot error.

Small, smart, excellent clean sound. Can;t beat the price. Use the cordless and base simultaneously on separate lines. Outstanding range with no drops. Speaker phone on both units. AAA NiCad batteries are easily replaceable

Volatile memory. It should have non-volatile memory. One power loss and you have to reprogram all your numbers ; When your mommy doesn't place your cordless in the charger, you must wait to look cool talking on the phone. When you drop your cordless,...

Mar, 2010

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Absolute beauty


I have been using this for about a month now, though extensively. Thoroughly enjoyed using it. Had a real good time with it until now. One of the beauty is that, if you mute the handset volume, it automatically goes to the voice mail. I found it useful...

They could have done away with choosing line1 or line2 if only one line connected or active. This requires a additional key pressing everytime you initiate a call. Those who have 2 lines will find this as a unique feature

Mar, 2010

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Terrible Phones. Utter Junk.


After trying several completely different models of Philips brand cordless phones, I have to say they are the worst phones ever. Philips ended up sending me several replacement models, each with numerous handsets. Every one was terrible. No wonder...

None. Absoloutely NONE

I have tried several models of cordless phones from Philips. They were all absoloutely terrible ; Sound quality, which was supposed to be a highlight of the phone, was actually very poor and gave voices an unnatural sound. There was also a problem with...

Mar, 2010

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Nice Phone


With dual keypad and dual line flexibility, the SE659 is the perfect communication partner. The full LCD and speakerphone on the base, along with a full color screen on the handset, make the SE659 the ultimate phone. Digital answering machine With a...

Dual line and dual keypad for ultimate flexibility

200-name phonebook

Mar, 2009

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Good Specification phone


Good Specification phone This is the spec : Product Description Philips SE6591B - cordless phone w/ call waiting caller ID & answering system Product Type Cordless phone w/ call waiting caller ID & answering system Cordless Phone Standard DECT...

cordless phone, digital answering machine

bad design

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call log entries:50
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Caller ID on call waiting: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Explicit call transfer: Yes
Redialing: Yes


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


Backlight colour:Blue / White
Backlight display: Yes
Built-in Display: Yes
Display number of lines:2
Display Resolution:98 x 67


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

Management features

Alarm Clock: Yes
Customizable wallpaper: Yes
Volume Control:Digital


Phonebook capacity:100 / 200
Redial list capacity:10

Other features

Handset keypad locking: Yes
Internet connection required: No
Power over Ethernet (PoE): No
Signal strength indication: Yes
USB required: No

Packaging Content

Base station: Yes
Detachable belt-clip: Yes
Number of handsets included:1 / 2


Answering Machine:No / Yes
Intercom: No
Keypad illumination:Y
Recording Time:30
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Type:Analog / DECT

Phone features

Message counter on base: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Multi base capability:1
Multi handset capability:5 / 8
Paging function: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
VIP group function: Yes
VIP group with own melody: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Plug and Play: Yes
Wireless Connection: Yes


Battery Capacity:750
Battery technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AAA
Input frequency:60
Input Voltage:120
Number of Batteries Supported:2
Power requirements:120VAC, 60Hz / AC 120V - 60Hz
Standby time:150
Talk Time:12
USB powered: No

Technical Details

Keypad illumination: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Base dimensions:116.5 x 117.5 x 77.5 / 131 x 116 x 76 / 82 x 96.5 x 69
Handset dimensions (WxDxH):161 x 46 x 27.6 / 161 x 46 x 28