Corded phones are more reliable, especially in cases of power outages. On the contrary, if you own a big house or office, it can be inconvenient to be tied down on a desk or to run downstairs when you're in the middle of doing something. During these times, a cordless phone is required. But before buying a new cordless phone, there are several questions you need to ask yourself. Do you want or need an answering machine? What about caller ID and call waiting? From features that help the sight and hearing impaired to extra features like voicemail and Caller ID, there are many things you should consider before you make a purchase. Here at IntelliReview, we collect and evaluate countless reviews all over the web. The product ranking is then determined by the number of positive and negative reviews given to each product. This makes it possible for you to quickly glance at only the best of the best cordless phones available for sale. With our proprietary formula, we are able to save you time and money. When you can cut through the clutter and look at only the top cordless phones out there, you can make sure you get great quality as well as a good price. This is the IntelliReview difference.
Pros: Clear sound, Excellent range, Tons of advanced features
Cons: Huge font size, No blinking light for new voicemail
Review: Armed with DECT 6.0 Plus, the Panasonic KX-TG6844B offers excellent range and voice clarity, as well as significant advantages over corded phones or even basic cordless units. It already includes a total of four handsets but you can still add two more if you need to. Programming can be tricky so be sure to keep the manual close. Fortunately, settings are automatically saved to all handsets so you wont need to reprogram each phone. As advertised, the KX-TG6844B has abundant features which make it a pleasure to use. Having a talking caller ID is very convenient, allowing you to screen calls. Pronunciation is understandable but needs work though. The phonebook memory is capable of storing up to 100 names and numbers. There is no need to retype digits as it can save numbers straight from the caller ID list. You can even assign tones for each caller. The KX-TG6844B can block up to 250 numbers, great for avoiding telemarketers and solicitors. Yelling is no longer necessary as it features Intercom with handset to base and handset to handset functionality. Compared to other cordless phones, it boasts power outage back up which makes it extremely useful and negates the need for a standard, corded unit. All you need for this feature to work is a charged phone. The Panasonic KX-TG6844B sports a glossy finish which gives it a sleek look. We must admit that we prefer slip-resistant handsets though for better grip. Each handset is equipped with a 1.8-inch backlit display, while the base unit features a large 2.5-inch backlit display. There are only two minor gripes. There is no blinking light when you receive a new voicemail and the font size is huge and cannot be resized.
Pros: Three-unit cordless phone set, supports push-to-talk, backlit keypad, with audible Caller ID/ Call Waiting feature, Base unit has answering machine function
Cons: Weak audio quality, doesn't transmit ambient sounds when in call, Only headsets from VTech work instead of being universal
Review: With three handsets inside the package plus room for expansion for up to 12 cordless handsets and 2 cordless headsets, the VTech LS6425-3 Cordless Phone allows you to place phones in every corner of your home. The LS6425-3 runs the three handsets with one being the base and the other two as the satellites. The phone supports push-to-talk technology between all of the handsets, allowing them to work like handheld radios aside from the telephone function. The DECT 6.0 frequency in use on the LS6425-3 keeps it free from interference from other devices, as well as from casual eavesdropping with its end-to-end encryption system. The VTech LS6425-3 phone system comes with a set of nice features that round out the overall user experience. To start with, the handsets have a bright blue backlight for the keypad and LCD screen. The keypad is laid out like a conventional cell phone, so there shouldn't be any problems getting used to it. The phones can store up to 50 numbers in memory, and with the help of the Caller ID/Call Waiting feature (if you subscribe to such a service with your phone service provider), you'll know who's on the line even before you pick the phone up. The phones even have an audible caller ID feature that reads out the name of the caller. Lastly, the handsets for the LS6425-3 have speakerphones, allowing for hands-free operation. Aside from functioning as the cradles and chargers for the handsets, the docks of the LS6425-3 have their share of added features too; the base unit in particular has a built-in answering machine with digital recording that provides up to 14 minutes of messages. On the other hand, the VTech LS6425-3 Cordless Phone system could use some improvements in a few areas. For example, the sound quality on the phone, while marketed as HD Audio, still does seem a bit thin as reported by a few users. They also found that the LS6425-3 doesn't transmit ambient sounds when in call, which may lead people to thinking that the other party has been cut off unless they start talking again. Finally, the LS6425-3 is mentioned as being headset-compatible, but only with a proprietary accessory from VTech instead of being universally compatible.