Top 10 - Best Corded Telephones of 2023

Looking for the best corded phone? Discover our top 10 recommendations of the year.

Last updated by Craig McInally 10 days ago

With almost 20 years' experience selling corded phones, we know how to separate the best from the worst.

What was once the main way of keeping in touch with friends and family, or conducting business – the humble corded telephone has been somewhat overshadowed in recent years by digital cordless phones and smartphones. However, for many this practical device is still as useful as ever- and we have put together this buying guide to help you find the right corded phone.

There are a number of things to consider when looking for a new corded phone. Some models are aimed simply at those who want to make and receive calls, but many have specialised features that make them ideally suited for particular types of users. For instance, many corded office phones include VoIP compatibility, as well as more advanced features such as multiple answering machines. Then there are big button corded phones, which are designed for elderly users who make have poor eyesight and dexterity. Some corded phones can even pair up with cordless handsets, to give you the best of both worlds.

With so much choice, it can be difficult to determine exactly which model is right for you. To help make things a little easier, our team of experts have put together the following list of the ten best models on the market today. So, read on to discover our top picks!

What we look for in a corded phone:

  • Sound Quality
    Every phone on our Top 10 has undergone extensive checks for excellent call quality.
  • Usability
    We have a panel of experts and focus groups who test every phone to find out how easy they are to use.
  • Build & Reliability
    Our extensive consumer survey conducted throughout the year helps us to determine which phones and brands are the most reliable.
  • 1. Panasonic KX-TGF320E Corded & Cordless Phone Combo
    Our Verdict

    With both corded and cordless handsets, this model has it all!

    What We Think

    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!

    Product Features
    • Corded & cordless telephone
    • 3 One-touch dialling buttons
    • Nuisance Call Blocking & Do Not Disturb
    • Answer machine with up to 40 minutes recording time
    • 1 Year Guarantee included
    RRP: £89.99
    You Save: 17% (£15)
    Free Next Day Delivery
    Average Customer Review 4.65/5
    Editors Rating 98/100
    In stock, ready to dispatch.
  • 2. BT Decor 2600 Advanced Call Blocker
    What We Think

    The BT Decor 2600 is a practical and reliable home phone for those who like to keep it simple (and corded). Benefits include a user-friendly display, an integrated answering machine (with 30mins recording time), a 50 name & number phonebook memory, and a hands-free loudspeaker. More afforadable and geared towards home use than the no.2 on our list, the Decor 2500 represents excellent value for money and is one our top customer rated landline phones.

    Product Features
    • Advanced Nuisance Call Blocking
    • Answering machine with 30 minutes record time
    • Phonebook memory for 200 contacts
    • Caller display
    • 1 Year Guarantee included
    RRP: £39.99
    You Save: 13% (£5)
    Free next day delivery on orders over £50
    Average Customer Review 3.6/5
    Editors Rating 91/100
    Out of Stock
  • 3. Wild & Wolf 1950s American Diner Phone
    What We Think

    This stylish retro home phone from Wild & Wolf is the embodiment of cool. While it may not be the first thing people think of when it comes to corded phones, it is nonetheless a fantastic statement piece, as well as a fully-functioning phone. American Diners evoke images from some of the greatest movies and TV shows to have graced our screens not to mention the thought of coffee, pancakes & bacon! The Wild & Wolf 1950s American Diner Phone is available in 2 classic colours, and comes complete with a coin slot and key.

    Product Features
    • Retro design
    • Push Button Dialling
    • Redial Button
    • 1 Year Guarantee included
    RRP: £79.99
    You Save: 25% (£20)
    Free Next Day Delivery
    Average Customer Review 4/5
    Editors Rating 94/100
    Out of Stock
  • 4. BT Big Button 200
    What We Think

    At a glance, the main feature of the BT Big Button 200 corded phone is, as one might expect, its big buttons. These exaggeratedly large buttons make this landline phone exceptionally easy to use for the visually impaired. It features amplifiers for both incoming and outgoing calls, making it easy to hear and talk. It also has a hands free mode. Simple but effective.

    Product Features
    • Extra large keys
    • Three one-touch memory
    • Amplified incoming or outgoing speech
    • Hearing aid compatible
    • 1 Year Guarantee included
    RRP: £34.99
    You Save: 20% (£7)
    Free next day delivery on orders over £50
    Average Customer Review 3.75/5
    Editors Rating 79/100
    Out of Stock

We would love to hear from you, if you agree with our top 10 best corded phones and if there is any phone you would like us to review. We will be updating this article every 3-6 months to keep it always up to date.

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