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Updated: 11-12-2018 05:48
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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 | 1194 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 | 23 user reviews

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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

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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

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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

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AT&T E5603B

The Sony Xperia M2 is a pared down mid-range version of the new Xperia Z2

6 expert reviews | 15 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...

6 expert reviews | 854 user reviews

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AVM Fritz!fon C4

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

3 expert reviews | 337 user reviews

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Gigaset A415


1 expert reviews | 533 user reviews

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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

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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-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

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Siemens Gigaset SL910 / SL910A / SL910H

With a full touch screen, the feature-laden Gigaset SL910A has many of the features normally asscociated with a smartphone. But is this premium touchscreen phone as good as it looks? Read on to find out.

18 expert reviews | 1617 user reviews

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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

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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 | 16 user reviews

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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Panasonic KX-TGEA20

Works as advertised, how can you go wrong!

126 user reviews

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Gigaset SL450HX

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

21 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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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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