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Our rigorous review and testing process includes over 50 different checks and measurements as we dig beneath the manufacturer’s hype to discover the truth about the latest cordless phones. We go further in our cordless phones tests than anyone else - thoroughly assessing how far the range will reach, how easy they are to use, making calls to and from a reference phone while our expert panel measures the sound quality at both ends of the line with specialist equipment. Throughout the year we also conduct an extensive reliability survey speaking to thousands of home phone owners to discover more about long term usage from the people who know the phones best. This huge undertaking enables us to identify the top cordless phone brands that you can rely on, and report on those whose standards have raised or are slipping allowing you to make a more informed choice before parting with your hard-earned cash.
Whenever a new cordless phone hits the market, our experts are quick to test out how it performs. We can then give you an honest opinion on whether these new cordless phones are worth your consideration, or if they aren’t quite up to our high standards. Our Top 10 Best Cordless Phones list is the culmination of this review process and is updated several times a year so that you can be sure all of the models on the list are the most current and up to date.
There are a number of things to consider when looking for a new cordless phone for your landline. From the must-have features you couldn’t live without, to the number of handsets needed, or range required for the size of your home. Some cordless phones, such as the Gigaset SL450A GO, also offer VoIP functionality. This can be great if you have friends or family living abroad and would like to take advantage of cheaper international call rates using your broadband connection. Most cordless phones nowadays offer some form of Nuisance Call Blocking but some are more robust than others. Getting the best price is simple as we monitor our prices daily to make sure you get the best value. We also offer a Price Match Promise so if you do find it cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it.
So, read on to discover our top picks!
Simply the best cordless phone that money can buy.
Our Best Cordless Phone for 2022. Need a new cordless phone and want to know that your money is being well spent? You could spend hours agonising over various choices, reading countless customer reviews and expert opinions. Or you could just opt for the No.1 on our list – the Siemens Gigaset Premium C575A. It will instantly impress with its slim and sleek design, and blow you away with exceptional sound quality on calls and an excellent full-duplex loudspeaker. It is the latest phone to be released by Gigaset and has been hugely popular since its release, garnering high praise from many of our customers. It boasts a beautifully large 2.2” full colour display, base with built-in answering machine and an array of premium DECT features making it the most desirable home phone of the year!
Big buttons and extra-loud volume make this ideal for older users.
Who said big button phones can't be stylish? The Gigaset E390A boasts the same design as the brand's premium C575A model, but includes some additional features to make it easier for elderly users. From the big button keypad, extra-loud volume booster, larger font size on the 2.2” colour display, and an emergency call button, the E390A is our top choice of cordless phone for elderly and anyone looking for something that scores top marks for ease-of-use. It's even hearing aid-compatible, so everyone can enjoy this sleek, high-end cordless phone. Further benefits include a user-friendly answering machine built into the base, nuisance call blocking, and a large phonebook.
Top-class features, design & sound from Panasonic
The Panasonic KX-TGJ320EB is an outstanding cordless telephone, which has been recommended as a Which? Best Buy. We were impressed with the high-class design and impressive features of the TGJ320 including advanced Nuisance Call Blocking, which enables you to block specific numbers (or entire groups of numbers based on the first two to eight digits) as wells as calls from withheld numbers. Panasonic phones typically perform well for sound quality in our tests so it was no surprise that the KX-TGJ320 scored top marks for call clarity. The handset also boasts a duplex loudspeaker so is excellent for hands-free calls. Further benefits include the 1.8” full colour display, integrated answering machine, and shared phonebook (in packs of two handsets or more). Top rated by experts and consumers alike, the Panasonic KX-TGJ320EB is unlikely to disappoint!
A volume-booster mode makes this a great choice for the hard of hearing.
The Panasonic KX-TGH720EB is the latest cordless phone from Panasonic, and lives up to their reputation for producing high-quality handsets. With excellent sound performance, along with a volume booster to make it up to 70% louder than other Panasonic cordless phones, it ensures everyone can enjoy crystal-clear conversations. It also boasts a stylish, modern design, while also being remarkably easy to use. There's an answering machine with up to 40 minutes' recording time, and it even comes with a number of nuisance call blocking features.
A top-class budget-friendly home phone
The Siemens Gigaset C530A is a customer favourite that is top-rated for sound quality, ease-of-use and is a Which? Best Buy Cordless Phone to boot. Well-equipped with a practical feature set that includes an integrated answering machine, colour display, and large phonebook memory that can be shared across multiple handsets, the C530A is an ideal home phone. It is also available in a long range version with a repeater included so you can enjoy up to double the range!
Bringing a touch of style to the BT range, the BT Premium cordless phone is one of the best-looking models out there. But it offers so much more than just style - there is some substance to this sleek home phone with a number of great features that set this model apart. BT have been at the forefront of Nuisance Call Blocking features for a while now, and the BT Premium boasts their most advanced features yet. Powered by TrueCall, you can block up to 1,000 specific numbers, prefixes, and configure a wealth of settings to put an end to unwanted disturbances. The BT Premium provides a reliable range of up to 50m indoors and 300m outdoors, and also includes a link-to-mobile functionality that lets you quickly copy over your address book from one phone to the other (and even make and receive landline calls from your smartphone). While the sound quality isn't quite up there with the likes of Gigaset or Panasonic, the BT Premium is a top choice if you want the best phone for call blocking!
Built to last, this model is ideal for heavy use.
A robust DECT phone from Gigaset, the E630A is built to withstand anything that life might throw at it. IP67-certified, it is resistant to shocks, splashes, and dust. That makes it the ideal choice for business environments such as restaurants, warehouses, garages, and workshops. The extra level of protection also makes it a solid pick for homes with young children, since the handset can survive a little more rough-and-tumble usage. A separate base station means that you don’t need to keep the main headset next to a telephone point, and the set can be expanded to up to 6 handsets. Lastly, the Gigaset E630A is also repeater-compatible to provide extra range.
With both corded and cordless handsets, this model has it all!
Enjoy the best of both worlds with this Corded & Cordless phone combo from Panasonic. For those who like the reliability of a corded telephone and the flexibility of a cordless handset, the KX-TGF320 provides the benefits of both. The corded phone includes an integrated answering machine (also accessible from the cordless handset), which can record up to 30 minutes of messages, a handsfree loudspeaker, and display screen. Expandable up to 6 handsets in total and boasting excellent sound quality and range, the KX-TGF320 is an innovative solution, which won't disappoint!
A stylish new model from our top-rated cordless phone brand.
The Gigaset CL390A Hello Phone, to give it its full name, is the latest handset from our top-rated cordless phone brand. Combining elegant modern design with their trademark HD sound quality, the Hello Phone is another fine addition to the Gigaset range. It includes all the features you would expect from a thoroughly modern cordless phone, including an integrated answer machine and several nuisance call blocking options. Expandable up to four handsets, and with a standalone base station that allows you to place those handsets anywhere you like in your home, this model is an excellent choice for busy households.
With extra-long range and an extremely tough casing, this model is ideal for outdoor use.
If range is an issue or you like to use your cordless phone outside in all types of weather then the BT Elements 1K Weatherproof Cordless Phone is definitely the top choice. This easy to use long range phone offers so many features, but the one that really sets it apart from the rest on this list is its impressive splash and dust proofing. Rated IP67, it can put up with vrtually anything that life might throw at it. The BT Elements 1K is also GAP compatible, meaning you can register any matching handsets to its base station. You can connect up to five handsets this way, making it a great choice for those with larger properties and lots of rooms. Up to 10 hours of talk time and 250 hours charge on standby make this cordless telephone a great choice for casual users, too. If a reliable cordless telephone is what you need, the BT Elements 1K offers that and so much more. With a backlit screen to make for easy reading, and the possibility to save up to 30 numbers on redial, the BT Elements 1K is the perfect telephone for any busy household.
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