Top 10 - Best Designer Phones of 2022

Looking for the best designer phone? Discover our Top 10 recommendations of the year.

Last updated by Craig McInally 8 days ago

Add some design flair to your home with this great selection of designer phones.


There are all kinds of great phones on the market today, but if you’re looking for something a little more stylish, you’ll want a designer telephone. Not only are these models functional objects in themselves, but they can also add a touch of style to any room.

Many of the top brands now offer compelling designer options, including Panasonic, Jacob Jensen, and Gigaset, among others.

But it's not enough or a phone to just look great. Many so-called designer phones actually offer poor functionality and sub-standard sound quality- a case of style over substance. For that reason, our team of cordless phone experts put every model through its paces to find out how it really stacks up. What's more, we also carry out extensive surveys of real customers throughout the year, to ensure that they perform well in practise, too.

Below are our Best Designer Phones, tested and rated:

What we look for in a cordless phone:


  • Sound Quality
    Every phone on our Top 10 has undergone extensive checks for excellent call quality.
  • Range
    We know that this is an important feature for many of our customers so if a phone drops out a few metres from the base it won't make the cut.
  • 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 . Siemens Gigaset Premium C575A Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Answer Machine
    2 Years guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    Simply the best cordless phone that money can buy.
    What We Think
    Our Best Cordless Phone for 2021. 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!
    Product Features
    • Best-in-class full duplex loudspeaker with HD sound
    • Large 2.2” TFT colour display with modern user interface
    • Extra-large phonebook: up to 200 contacts with 3 numbers per entry
    • Block nuisance callers by adding specific numbers to a blacklist
    • Integrated answering machine with up to 30 minutes recording time
    RRP: £99.99
    £69.99
    30% Off - Save a total of £30
    Average Customer Review 4.55/5
    Editors Rating 96/100
  • 2 . Siemens Gigaset SL450A GO Cordless Phone - Black Edition, Single Handset
    2 Years guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    Sheer class - if money is no object then this is our top choice!
    What We Think
    With a whole host of professional features, the SL450A GO is a high-spec premium cordless phone ideally suited for both home and office environments alike with a designer touch. It certainly has the "wow" factor with its black aluminium frame, surprisingly large display and it's packed with an array of useful additional features. It serves a standard landline as well as up to 6 VoIP telephony connections, and comes with the Gigaset GO technology. That means you can see on your smartphone who called your home from anywhere in the world where you have Internet. As you could expect from the highest spec phone, it comes with Bluetooth built-in, micro USB, vibrations, speakerphone and exceptionally good sound. We may agree, it's not the cheapest phone on the market but it's worth every penny spent.
    Product Features
    • Made with the finest materials: handset with aluminium frame
    • Address book for up to 500 entries with up to 3 telephone numbers each
    • Bluetooth® 2.0 and micro USB for data synchronisation with the PC
    • Excellent HD Sound Quality
    • Future-proof with full VoIP compatibility
    RRP: £149.99
    £129.99
    13% Off - Save a total of £20
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 95/100
  • 3 . Panasonic KX-TGJ320EB Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Nuisance Call Blocker
    1 Year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    Top-class features, design & sound from Panasonic
    What We Think
    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!
    Product Features
    • Nuisance Call Blocking
    • Talking Caller ID
    • Phonebook for up to 250 contacts
    • Large 1.8" full-colour display
    • Answering machine with up to 40mins recording time
    RRP: £79.99
    £64.99
    19% Off - Save a total of £15
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 92/100
  • 4 . Siemens Gigaset Premium E390A Cordless Phone, Twin Handset with Big Buttons
    2 Years guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    What We Think
    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.
    Product Features
    • Best-in-class full duplex loudspeaker with HD sound
    • Extra loud volume boost
    • Large 2.2” TFT colour display with easy to read jumbo font
    • SOS emergency call function
    • Integrated answering machine with up to 30 minutes recording time
    RRP: £239.99
    £119.99
    50% Off - Save a total of £120
    Average Customer Review 4.65/5
    Editors Rating 93/100
  • 5 . Panasonic KX-TGK220EM Designer Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Answer Machine
    1 Year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    Sophisticated phone offering premium design, sound, and features at an attractive price!
    What We Think
    Premium design without the premium price tag, the TGK220EM features a unique eye-catching design unlike any other home phone making it ideal for stylish interiors. The TGK220 notifies you of calls and messages with an elegantly discreet blue LED light on the handset. It also comes packed with features including Do Not Disturb, Nuisance Call Block, Handsfree Loudspeaker, and Answering Machine with 30 minutes recording time. Rated as a Which? Best Buy, this is sophisticated home phone that offers premium design, sound, and features at an attractive price!
    Product Features
    • Unique, elegant design
    • Answering machine with up to 30 minutes recording time
    • Includes nuisance call blocking function
    • 120 name and number phonebook
    • Handsfree loudspeaker
    RRP: £59.99
    £44.99
    25% Off - Save a total of £15
    Average Customer Review 5/5
    Editors Rating 75/100
  • 6 . Gigaset Hello Cordless Phone Single Answer Machine Loudspeaker Nuisance Call Blocker
    2 Years guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    What We Think
    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.
    Product Features
    • HD sound quality
    • Answering machine with 20 minutes recording time
    • Phonebook for up to 150 contacts
    • Nuisance call blocking features
    RRP: £59.99
    £54.99
    8% Off - Save a total of £5
    Average Customer Review 4.75/5
    Editors Rating 91/100
  • 7 . Panasonic KX-TGH720EB Digital Cordless Telephone with Automated Call Block and Answering Machine
    1 Year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    What We Think
    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.
    Product Features
    • Enhanced volume- up to 70% louder than other Panasonic phones
    • Nuisance call blocking for up to 1000 numbers
    • 200-entry phonebook
    • Do Not Disturb mode
    RRP: £69.99
    £54.99
    21% Off - Save a total of £15
    Average Customer Review 4.75/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
  • 8 . Wild & Wolf 746 Retro Phone in Phone Box Red
    1 Year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    What We Think
    Bring a touch of retro style to your home with the Wild & Wolf 746. Featuring a classic design inspired by the phones of yesteryear, this model makes for a real statement piece. While it may not have as many features as cordless models, this corded telephone is still a great choice for its looks alone.
    Product Features
    • Authentic retro design
    • Bell ringer
    • Push button dialling
    • Colour: Phone Box Red
    • Size: 185 x 275 x 165mm
    RRP: £44.99
    £39.99
    11% Off - Save a total of £5
    Average Customer Review 0/5
    Editors Rating 84/100
  • 9 . Panasonic KX-PRS120EW Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Answer Machine
    1 Year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    What We Think
    Modern elegance paired with a budget-friendly design – does that even exist? It does in the shape of the Panasonic KX-PRS 120, the sophisticated cordless phone with one-touch ECO mode and all sorts of excellent features. This designer phone boasts with a large, high-contrast display, an icon-based navigation system, and impressive battery time of up to 12 hours talk-time. An integrated call-blocking feature rounds off the impressive abilities of this top designer phone, and makes it a great buy. Whether you're style- or eco-conscious (or both), the Panasonic KX-PRS120 is an excellent choice, which customers praised for its style and sound quality.
    Product Features
    • Up to 12 hours talktime/150 hours standby
    • 300 name and number memories
    • Noise Reduction
    • One Touch Eco Mode
    RRP: £99.99
    £89.99
    10% Off - Save a total of £10
    Average Customer Review 4.75/5
    Editors Rating 97/100

Top 10 - Best Designer Phones

Top 10 - Best Designer Phones of 2022

Looking for the best designer phone? Discover our Top 10 recommendations of the year.

Last updated by Craig McInally 8 days ago

Add some design flair to your home with this great selection of designer phones.


There are all kinds of great phones on the market today, but if you’re looking for something a little more stylish, you’ll want a designer telephone. Not only are these models functional objects in themselves, but they can also add a touch of style to any room.

Many of the top brands now offer compelling designer options, including Panasonic, Jacob Jensen, and Gigaset, among others.

But it's not enough or a phone to just look great. Many so-called designer phones actually offer poor functionality and sub-standard sound quality- a case of style over substance. For that reason, our team of cordless phone experts put every model through its paces to find out how it really stacks up. What's more, we also carry out extensive surveys of real customers throughout the year, to ensure that they perform well in practise, too.

Below are our Best Designer Phones, tested and rated:

What we look for in a cordless phone:


  • Sound Quality
    Every phone on our Top 10 has undergone extensive checks for excellent call quality.
  • Range
    We know that this is an important feature for many of our customers so if a phone drops out a few metres from the base it won't make the cut.
  • 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 . Siemens Gigaset Premium C575A Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Answer Machine
    2 Years guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    Simply the best cordless phone that money can buy.
    What We Think
    Our Best Cordless Phone for 2021. 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!
    Product Features
    • Best-in-class full duplex loudspeaker with HD sound
    • Large 2.2” TFT colour display with modern user interface
    • Extra-large phonebook: up to 200 contacts with 3 numbers per entry
    • Block nuisance callers by adding specific numbers to a blacklist
    • Integrated answering machine with up to 30 minutes recording time
    RRP: £99.99
    £69.99
    30% Off - Save a total of £30
    Average Customer Review 4.55/5
    Editors Rating 96/100
  • 2 . Siemens Gigaset SL450A GO Cordless Phone - Black Edition, Single Handset
    2 Years guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    Sheer class - if money is no object then this is our top choice!
    What We Think
    With a whole host of professional features, the SL450A GO is a high-spec premium cordless phone ideally suited for both home and office environments alike with a designer touch. It certainly has the "wow" factor with its black aluminium frame, surprisingly large display and it's packed with an array of useful additional features. It serves a standard landline as well as up to 6 VoIP telephony connections, and comes with the Gigaset GO technology. That means you can see on your smartphone who called your home from anywhere in the world where you have Internet. As you could expect from the highest spec phone, it comes with Bluetooth built-in, micro USB, vibrations, speakerphone and exceptionally good sound. We may agree, it's not the cheapest phone on the market but it's worth every penny spent.
    Product Features
    • Made with the finest materials: handset with aluminium frame
    • Address book for up to 500 entries with up to 3 telephone numbers each
    • Bluetooth® 2.0 and micro USB for data synchronisation with the PC
    • Excellent HD Sound Quality
    • Future-proof with full VoIP compatibility
    RRP: £149.99
    £129.99
    13% Off - Save a total of £20
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 95/100
  • 3 . Panasonic KX-TGJ320EB Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Nuisance Call Blocker
    1 Year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    Top-class features, design & sound from Panasonic
    What We Think
    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!
    Product Features
    • Nuisance Call Blocking
    • Talking Caller ID
    • Phonebook for up to 250 contacts
    • Large 1.8" full-colour display
    • Answering machine with up to 40mins recording time
    RRP: £79.99
    £64.99
    19% Off - Save a total of £15
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 92/100
  • 4 . Siemens Gigaset Premium E390A Cordless Phone, Twin Handset with Big Buttons
    2 Years guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    What We Think
    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.
    Product Features
    • Best-in-class full duplex loudspeaker with HD sound
    • Extra loud volume boost
    • Large 2.2” TFT colour display with easy to read jumbo font
    • SOS emergency call function
    • Integrated answering machine with up to 30 minutes recording time
    RRP: £239.99
    £119.99
    50% Off - Save a total of £120
    Average Customer Review 4.65/5
    Editors Rating 93/100
  • 5 . Panasonic KX-TGK220EM Designer Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Answer Machine
    1 Year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    Sophisticated phone offering premium design, sound, and features at an attractive price!
    What We Think
    Premium design without the premium price tag, the TGK220EM features a unique eye-catching design unlike any other home phone making it ideal for stylish interiors. The TGK220 notifies you of calls and messages with an elegantly discreet blue LED light on the handset. It also comes packed with features including Do Not Disturb, Nuisance Call Block, Handsfree Loudspeaker, and Answering Machine with 30 minutes recording time. Rated as a Which? Best Buy, this is sophisticated home phone that offers premium design, sound, and features at an attractive price!
    Product Features
    • Unique, elegant design
    • Answering machine with up to 30 minutes recording time
    • Includes nuisance call blocking function
    • 120 name and number phonebook
    • Handsfree loudspeaker
    RRP: £59.99
    £44.99
    25% Off - Save a total of £15
    Average Customer Review 5/5
    Editors Rating 75/100
  • 6 . Gigaset Hello Cordless Phone Single Answer Machine Loudspeaker Nuisance Call Blocker
    2 Years guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    What We Think
    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.
    Product Features
    • HD sound quality
    • Answering machine with 20 minutes recording time
    • Phonebook for up to 150 contacts
    • Nuisance call blocking features
    RRP: £59.99
    £54.99
    8% Off - Save a total of £5
    Average Customer Review 4.75/5
    Editors Rating 91/100
  • 7 . Panasonic KX-TGH720EB Digital Cordless Telephone with Automated Call Block and Answering Machine
    1 Year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    What We Think
    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.
    Product Features
    • Enhanced volume- up to 70% louder than other Panasonic phones
    • Nuisance call blocking for up to 1000 numbers
    • 200-entry phonebook
    • Do Not Disturb mode
    RRP: £69.99
    £54.99
    21% Off - Save a total of £15
    Average Customer Review 4.75/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
  • 8 . Wild & Wolf 746 Retro Phone in Phone Box Red
    1 Year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    What We Think
    Bring a touch of retro style to your home with the Wild & Wolf 746. Featuring a classic design inspired by the phones of yesteryear, this model makes for a real statement piece. While it may not have as many features as cordless models, this corded telephone is still a great choice for its looks alone.
    Product Features
    • Authentic retro design
    • Bell ringer
    • Push button dialling
    • Colour: Phone Box Red
    • Size: 185 x 275 x 165mm
    RRP: £44.99
    £39.99
    11% Off - Save a total of £5
    Average Customer Review 0/5
    Editors Rating 84/100
  • 9 . Panasonic KX-PRS120EW Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Answer Machine
    1 Year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    What We Think
    Modern elegance paired with a budget-friendly design – does that even exist? It does in the shape of the Panasonic KX-PRS 120, the sophisticated cordless phone with one-touch ECO mode and all sorts of excellent features. This designer phone boasts with a large, high-contrast display, an icon-based navigation system, and impressive battery time of up to 12 hours talk-time. An integrated call-blocking feature rounds off the impressive abilities of this top designer phone, and makes it a great buy. Whether you're style- or eco-conscious (or both), the Panasonic KX-PRS120 is an excellent choice, which customers praised for its style and sound quality.
    Product Features
    • Up to 12 hours talktime/150 hours standby
    • 300 name and number memories
    • Noise Reduction
    • One Touch Eco Mode
    RRP: £99.99
    £89.99
    10% Off - Save a total of £10
    Average Customer Review 4.75/5
    Editors Rating 97/100

If you are looking for a designer phone to suit your individual style, you’ll obviously be swamped with choices. We hope the above list made your buying choice a little easier, or at least offered you some inspiration for your next designer electronics purchase.

10 products from £54.99 to £219.99 rated 4.4 out of 5 based on 166 reviews.

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