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$99
$99
$169
$129
$90
$159
$80
$98
$132
$35
$65
$90
$80
$130
$55
$99
$58
$98
$125
$60
$150
$130
$120
$150
$170
$220
$80
$128
$88
$79
$139
$129
Type
Handset type Expand to view more details.

Most models are cordless but there are some models that offer a corded and cordless pack as well as single corded models.

Cordless
Cordless
Cordless
Corded
Corded
Cordless
Cordless
Cordless
Corded/cordless
Cordless
Cordless
Cordless
Cordless
Cordless
Cordless
Cordless
Cordless
Cordless
Cordless
Corded
Corded/cordless
Cordless
Corded/cordless
Cordless
Corded/cordless
Cordless
Corded/cordless
Cordless
Cordless
Cordless
Cordless
Cordless
Recommended products
Recommended Expand to view more details.

Models with an overall score of 70% or above and a sound quality receiving score of 75% or above are recommended.

Test results
CHOICE Expert Rating (%) Expand to view more details.

This overall score is made up of receiving and sending sound quality (40%), ease of use (40%) and battery life (20%). Answering machine performance is scored but doesn't contribute to the overall score. 

Sound quality receiving score (%) Expand to view more details.

This score reflects the quality of the phone call sound when listening on the tested model's handset.

Sound quality sending score (%) Expand to view more details.

A panel of users make calls in a moderately noisy environment and assess speech clarity, speech loudness, line noise and background noise reduction on each model.

Ease of use score (%) Expand to view more details.

We consider factors such as the quality of the instruction manual, the feel and comfort of the handset, whether the screen is easy to read, and any other special features.

Battery life score (%) Expand to view more details.

After fully charging each phone’s battery, our testers set the phones to talk, and record how long each takes to be discharged. A perfect score of 100% is awarded to a model operating after 24 hours.

Answering machine score (%) Expand to view more details.

We look at ease of use and set up when creating a message and managing calls, as well as sound clarity and quality for the machine message and the caller message.

Talk time - measured (hr) Expand to view more details.

We time how long each phone takes to run out of charge while talking.

Comments
Good points
Bad points
Features
Text to speech Expand to view more details.

Text to speech uses speech synthesis to convert texts into a spoken voice output. The feature was originally developed to help the visually impaired by reading text with the use of a computer-generated voice. 'Not applicable' means we don't have this data for discontinued models.

No
No
No
not applicable
not applicable
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
not applicable
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Operates during power outage Expand to view more details.

Cordless phones being the only option in the home is a concern for some home owners, because a power outage means you can't make an emergency call for help. Unfortunately, the arrival of the NBN has confused the situation somewhat for many owners of home telephones. You may be able to power your cordless phone when using the NBN but it still may not allow you to make a phone call as the connection depends on the NBN modem and router working. Check out our NBN FAQ for more information.

No
No
No
No
No
No
Not applicable for NBN
Not applicable for NBN
Not applicable for NBN
No
No
No
Not applicable for NBN
Not applicable for NBN
Not applicable for NBN
No
Not applicable for NBN
Not applicable for NBN
No
No
Not applicable for NBN
Not applicable for NBN
Not applicable for NBN
Not applicable for NBN
Not applicable for NBN
No
Not applicable for NBN
Not applicable for NBN
Not applicable for NBN
No
No
No
Colour display (LCD)
No
No
Yes
not applicable
not applicable
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
not applicable
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
GAP compatible Expand to view more details.

GAP compatibility means you can add additional handsets to your home cordless phone from different brands with the same feature and still make and take calls. 

Yes
Yes
No
not applicable
not applicable
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
not applicable
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Headset port
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Night mode Expand to view more details.

Night mode makes the phone automatically switch to the answering machine if you get a call in the middle of the night.

Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Call barring incoming
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Outgoing call barring
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Hearing aid compatible Expand to view more details.

Can the phone or base unit connect to a hearing aid?

No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cord and cordless combination Expand to view more details.

Some home telephony phone kits have a multiple handset set-up where the main phone has a cord connecting the earpiece to the base unit (as in a traditional corded telephone) and an additional cordless handset allowing you to talk and move freely around the home.

No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Hands free Expand to view more details.

Does the phone support hands free use.

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wall mountable Expand to view more details.

Uniden XDECT 8155 +1, 8355+1 and several other Uniden DECT and XDECT models: The base station is wall mountable, additional phone handset dock is not

Yes
No
Primary base station only
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Base station only
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Base station only
Yes
Primary base station only
Polyphonic ringtones
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Specifications
Bluetooth handset support
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Standby time - claimed (days)
9
8
not stated
not applicable
not applicable
4
7
7
8
8
8
8
8
9
7
7
7
7
7
not applicable
7
7
7
10
10
4
4
4
5
7
4
4
Recommended initial charging time (hr)
6
4
16
not applicable
not applicable
16
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
15
15
15
15
15
not applicable
15
15
15
18
20
16
16
12
12
16
16
not stated
Power consumption - base only (W)
0.3
not applicable
2
not applicable
not applicable
0.5
0.6
0.6
0.9
not applicable
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.6
0.6
1
0.8
0.7
0.6
not applicable
0.8
1.5
not applicable
0.8
0.7
1
not applicable
0.6
0.6
0.7
0.7
0.7
Power consumption - base and phone (W)
0.5
not applicable
0.4
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
0.6
0.8
0.9
not applicable
0.4
0.7
0.5
1.2
0.8
not applicable
1
1
0.9
not applicable
not applicable
1.9
1.4
1
1
1.2
0.7
0.7
0.7
not applicable
not applicable
0.6
Handset ringer loudness (dB)
69
71
69
88
74
88
76
68
71
75
72
69
71
84
71
73
79
67
74
69
73
84
70
81
79
73
62
87
77
74
83
70
Maximum volume for handset speaker (dB)
64
64
73
not applicable
not applicable
73
76
70
64
0
71
74
66
84
66
0
74
72
77
72
73
81
75
63
72
73
72
76
69
67
70
65
Maximum earpiece volume (dB)
61
76
71
70
75
60
72
72
67
80
65
75
60
69
65
63
71
75
71
75
91
74
70
67
75
81
64
85
74
65
73
59
Base ringer maximum volume (dB)
71
0
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
78
72
78
0
80
78
75
79
not applicable
0
72
77
77
not applicable
83
80
82
not applicable
76
73
70
85
77
0
0
not applicable
Backlit keypad
White
Yes
White
None
None
None
Amber
Amber
Amber
No
None
None
Yellow
Yellow
Amber
Amber
Amber
Amber
Blue
None
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Blue
Blue
White
No
Amber
Blue
Amber
Amber
Blue
Handsets supported
4
4
5
not applicable
not applicable
5
6
6
6
1
3
3
6
6
6
6
6
6
10
not applicable
6
6
6
12
12
5
5
5
5
5
5
4
Minimum rings
0
not stated
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
2
2
2
not stated
2
2
2
2
not stated
6
6
6
6
not applicable
6
6
6
not applicable
6
2
2
2
2
2
2
4
Maximum rings
30 seconds
not stated
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
9
9
9
not stated
9
9
9
9
not stated
12
12
12
12
not applicable
12
12
12
not applicable
12
6
8
10
6
14
14
10
Total phonebook
100
150
2000
12
6
50
120
120
3000
50
50
50
120
100
70
70
70
1400
6000
4
200
200
200
6000
200
50
50
70
1000
70
70
70
Total ringtones
20
20
10
3
1
10
40
40
10
5
15
15
40
40
7
7
7
7
10
1
6
6
6
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Battery type
2 x AAA NiMH rechargeable 550MAh
2 x AAA NiMH rechargeable 400MAh
2 x AAA NiMH 750mAh
4 x AAA alkaline ( for ringer amplification )
not applicable
3 x AAA NiMH 800mAh
2 x NiMH AAA 1.2V 550mAh
2 x NiMH AAA 1.2V 550mAh
NiMH AAA 1.2 V 400 mAh
2 x AAA NiMH rechargeable 300MAh
2 x AAA NiMH rechargeable 550MAh
2 x AAA NiMH rechargeable 550MAh
2 x AAA NiMH rechargeable 550MAh
2 x AAA NiMH rechargeable 550MAh
NiMH pack 2.4V 400mAh
NiMH pack 2.4V 400mAh
NiMH pack 2.4V 400mAh
NiMH pack 2.4V 650mAh
NiMH pack 2.4V 500mAh
not applicable
NiMH pack 2.4V 400mAh
NiMH pack 2.4V 400mAh
NiMH pack 2.4V 400mAh
NiMH pack 2.4V 650mAh
NiMH pack 2.4V 650mAh
2 x AAA NiMH rechargeable 600MAh
NiMH pack 2.4V 500mAh
3 x AAA NiMH rechargeable 500MAh
NiMH pack 2.4V 400mAh
2 x AAA NiMH rechargeable 400MAh
3 x AAA NiMH rechargeable 500MAh
NiMH pack 2.4V 400mAh
Answering machine recording time (min)
25
not stated
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
30
30
18
not stated
18
18
30
17
not stated
not stated
14
16
16
not applicable
not stated
not stated
not stated
not applicable
not stated
30
12
30
23
12
30
30
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China
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