Best Cordless Phone [2020]

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Motorola is a strong player in consumer electronics. This includes things like their AXH03, which comes with Alexa built-in. It is available as a single handset or as a three-pack. This makes it great for an executive office or a home that needs quality cordless phone reception in multiple locations.

Of course, Alexa gives you easy access to other “Smart Home” devices. If you download the Hellovoice app for IOS or Google Play you can also use other special features including Skype calling.

The Motorola AXH03 Smart Cordless Phone has DECT 6.0 for superior call quality. It has an indoor range of 50-meters and an outdoor range of over 100-meters. If you like, you can use it as a standard handset or as a hands-free speakerphone.

The Panasonic KX-TGE210B Amplified Cordless Phone is geared for home use with many features that are appealing for seniors and the hearing impaired. This includes telecoil compatibility, improved clarity, and a volume range that is higher than most average cordless phones.

This cordless phone also has a 1.8-inch display screen as well as large backlit buttons. There is a speech to text function with a talking caller ID. The Panasonic KX-TGE210B can also block up to 250 numbers.

It also has some other convenient features like a key detector system and battery backup. If the power goes out, the internal battery in the base still has several hours of power and will allow you to make phone calls so long as the physical telephone lines are still intact.

The VTech Office Starter Bundle is specifically geared for small offices, and startup businesses, though it could also be very appealing for an older home with a limited number of phone jacks. The base connects to four other lines via a DECT 6.0 frequency. The network itself is expandable up to 10 units and can also accommodate a 6-party conference call. It can also accommodate a wireless headset.

This bundle allows you to place a cordless handset or cordless base anywhere that has electricity, without having to worry about the presence of a secondary jack or ethernet connections. It also has a 32-number speed dial and a directory that can hold up to 100 name and number entries.

How We Picked

There are some basic features that a cordless phone needs to have to be worthy of your money. The last thing you want to do is sink a lot of your home or business budget into a telecommunications device only to have it be outdated a few years later.

In the review process, this started out by making sure a phone used DECT 6.0 signal clarity. While there are some cordless phones out there running on 5.8 GHz, 2.4 GHz that might be just fine for casual home use, those lower frequency quality phones are slowly being phased out of the marketplace.

Expandability was also something we kept an eye out for. In a home setting a phone that can handle “Up To” three or more handsets allows you to place one in each important part of your house. The base can then live in a common area near a jack such as the corner of the kitchen counter or in the living room.

Expandability can also play an important role in the office, shops, and light industrial areas where calls needed to be fielded by multiple individuals. Yet you don’t necessarily need to have a dedicated phone line in every office.

Along the way, we also stayed keen to look for units that can accommodate a headset, speakerphone functionality or some other type of “Hands-Free” feature. The speed of modern business these days tends to have professionals and home office workers needing both hands to do things like type, look up physical files, or review available physical inventory.

Battery quality was also a factor worth considering. Ni-CD or Nickle Cadmium rechargeable batteries were once standard in the cordless phones of a bygone era. These batteries are known for problems with “Memory Loss” which reduces their overall charge capacity when they are recharged from half or more.

Nickel–metal hydride battery (Ni-MH), Lithium-Ion and Lithium Polymer batteries don’t suffer from this memory loss charging issue. One could even argue that Lithium batteries are on the cusp of becoming the go-to option for all battery-powered consumer electronics.

When it was applicable, we also tried to lean toward cordless phone systems that offered caller ID, call waiting, and a phone directory. The directory is especially helpful in business applications, as it spares you the time of having to physically look up a client or employees number on paper.

Panasonic KX-TGE434B 4-Pack Expandable Cordless Phones

Specs:

  • DECT 6.0
  • Call Blocking
  • Bi-Lingual Caller ID
  • Voice Paging
  • Noise Reduction
  • Built-In Speaker Phone
  • Optional Key Detector
  • Compliant With Hearing Aid T-Coil TIA-1083
  • Ni-MH AAA Batteries

Panasonic is a well-established manufacturer in the small consumer electronics market. They offer a variety of thoughtfully designed phones with features meant to appeal to homes, offices and commercial properties.

Panasonic KX-TGE434B 4-Pack sample setup

In this vein, the Panasonic KX-TGE434B 4-Pack features expandable cordless phones with an answering machine feature and call blocking as well as a built-in speakerphone. Each of the handsets is capable of voice paging throughout the four-pack system, which is also expandable up to six.

Panasonic KX-TGE434B 4-Pack key detector

It comes with noise reduction features, as well as DECT 6.0 for superior signal interference prevention. Each handset is also compliant with hearing aid T-Coil TIA-1083 and includes a bi-lingual caller ID. There is even an optional key detector, which will sound an alert within 200 feet to help you find lost keys or other small items.

What We Liked

The DECT 6.0 frequency clarity and noise reduction make this a great cordless phone for areas where there might be other device signals and background noise. The price point for the 4-pack and the ability to expand the system to accommodate up to six handsets is also convenient.

Overall

The ability to maintain clear reception in an area with background noise makes this a phone that is equally at home in a small office as it is other areas like light industrial environments. These phones could just as easily fit in a customer service center as they would for communicating in a warehouse setting.

Motorola AXH03 Smart Cordless Phone With Alexa Built-in 3 Cordless Handsets

Motorola AXH03 Smart Cordless Phone With Alexa Built-in 3 Cordless Handsets

Specs:

  • DECT 6.0
  • Alexa Built-In
  • Connect To Other Smart Home Devices
  • 50-Meter Indoor Range
  • 100-Meter Outdoor Range
  • 2-Inch Color Display
  • Speakerphone Functionality
  • Hellovoice App Available For IOS
  • Skype Calling Feature
  • Lithium-Ion Battery

In recent years Motorola has been carving out a significant name for itself in the realm of consumer electronics. This includes cutting edge home cordless phones like the AXH03, which is sold as a single handset or available as a three-pack.

Motorola AXH03

This cordless phone comes with Alexa built-in, which gives it the ability to connect to other “Smart Home” devices. If you download the Hellovoice app for IOS or GooglePlay you can use the phone to wirelessly communicate the phone’s call history inventory. It also opens up access to other special features including Skype calling.

Motorola AXH03 box

The Motorola AXH03 has DECT 6.0 for superior call quality. It has an indoor range of 50-meters and an outdoor range of over 100-meters. You can use it as a standard handset or as a hands-free speakerphone.