Top 10 - Best Corded Telephones of 2017

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 the advent of age of 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.

  • 1. Panasonic KX-TGF320E Corded & Cordless Phone Combo
    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
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 98/100
    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. 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
    RRP: £84.99
    £59.95
    29% Off - Save a total of £25.04
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 98/100
  • 2. Siemens Gigaset DX800A
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • Large TFT colour display and exceptional HD sound
    • Multiline desktop phone: fixed, IP and ISDN
    • Address book for up to 1,000 entries
    • Three answering machines (up to 55min recording time) – ideal for SOHOs
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 95/100
    What We Think
    The Gigaset DX800A is a sophisticated multi-line deskphone, which can be configured to work on landline with VoIP, or landline with ISDN, and is capabale of managing up to 4 simultaneous calls. The impressive phonebook memory will store up to 1,000 of your contacts, which can be synchronised and updated with your PC or laptop. It further benefits from being a DECT compatible base station, which means that you can register up to 6 cordless handsets (ideal if looking for a scalable solution) so that you can manage calls more effectively (with features such as call transfer & intercom). The large user-friendly 3.5” full colour display makes it easy to access features. Do you use your smartphone for business as well? Take advantage of the Bluetooth Connect feature to pair it with the DX800A so that you can make or receive all your calls on one phone system. This is our top-rated corded phone, and an ideal choice for small businesses, home offices, and even home use.
    Product Features
    • Large TFT colour display and exceptional HD sound
    • Multiline desktop phone: fixed, IP and ISDN
    • Address book for up to 1,000 entries
    • Three answering machines (up to 55min recording time) – ideal for SOHOs
    RRP: £249.99
    £164.99
    34% Off - Save a total of £85.00
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 95/100
  • 3. BT Converse 2300 - Black
    Product Features
    • 100 name & number directory
    • 50 number calls list
    • Handsfree loudspeaker
    Average Customer Review 4.2/5
    Editors Rating 95/100
    What We Think
    The BT Converse 2300 is a versatile corded phone that offers excellent value for money. Suitable for both business and home use, the Converse 2300 boasts a standard headset port to connect so you have the option to make and receive calls handsfree. There is a phonebook memory for up to 100 contacts, and 10 direct dial keys so that your most important contacts are only ever one-touch away. The phone is also Caller ID enabled and has a convenient display so that you can see who is calling and access details of your last 50 calls.
    Product Features
    • 100 name & number directory
    • 50 number calls list
    • Handsfree loudspeaker
    RRP: £64.99
    £59.99
    8% Off - Save a total of £5.00
    Average Customer Review 4.2/5
    Editors Rating 95/100
  • 4. Wild & Wolf 1950s American Diner Phone
    Product Features
    • Retro design
    • Push Button Dialling
    • Redial Button
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 94/100
    What We Think
    This stylish retro home phone from Wild & Wolf is the embodiment of cool. 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 3 classic colours, and comes complete with a coin slot and key.
    Product Features
    • Retro design
    • Push Button Dialling
    • Redial Button
    RRP: £79.99
    £49.99
    38% Off - Save a total of £30.00
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 94/100
  • 5. BT Decor 2600 Advanced Call Blocker
    Product Features
    • Advanced Nuisance Call Blocking
    • Answering machine with 30 minutes record time
    • Phonebook memory for 200 contacts
    • Caller display
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 91/100
    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
    RRP: £34.99
    £29.99
    14% Off - Save a total of £5.00
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 91/100
  • 6. Wild & Wolf 746 Petrol Blue
    Product Features
    • Authentic style
    • Simply plugs into a standard socket
    • Push-button dialling
    • Original style mechanical bell ringer
    Average Customer Review 4.4/5
    Editors Rating 89/100
    What We Think
    Another retro-inspired corded phone from Wild & Wolf and this entry leaps forward a decade to the swinging 60s. For anyone who fell in love with the style of Mad Men, the Wild & Wolf 746 in Petrol Blue is a perfect home phone serving up an iconic design in vintage pastel colours. The rotary design has been kept but replaced with push buttons for convenience and ease of use.
    Product Features
    • Authentic style
    • Simply plugs into a standard socket
    • Push-button dialling
    • Original style mechanical bell ringer
    RRP: £59.99
    £49.99
    17% Off - Save a total of £10.00
    Average Customer Review 4.4/5
    Editors Rating 89/100
  • 7. Jacob Jensen Telephone 1 Designer Telephone
    Product Features
    • 12 speed-dial numbers
    • 12 memory locations
    • Redial function
    Average Customer Review 3.6/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
    What We Think
    Designed by Jacob Jensen, an industrial designer best known for his work with Bang & Olufsen, this sleek and contemporary corded phone is ideal for executives with an eye for quality. Benefits include 12 number speed dial memory and wall mountable option. It is suitable for connecting to any public network, is compatible with most PBX systems.
    Product Features
    • 12 speed-dial numbers
    • 12 memory locations
    • Redial function
    RRP: £79.99
    £54.99
    31% Off - Save a total of £25.00
    Average Customer Review 3.6/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
  • 8. Doro Comfort 4005
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 84/100
    What We Think
    Do you need a new phone but worry that it might not be loud enough? You could find out the hard way or you could just opt for the Doro Comfort 4005. This easy to use corded phone has a sleek black design, larger sized buttons, and best of all – is extra loud so you’ll never miss a call because you can’t hear it ringing. The receiver volume and call quality is also good, and there is a convenient in-built loudspeaker so that you can enjoy conversations hands-free. Further benefits include the clear monochrome display so that you can see who is calling, and store/retrieve numbers from the phonebook memory for up to 99 entries. Our top choice for ease of use, and highly rated by customers!
    RRP: £64.99
    £54.99
    15% Off - Save a total of £10.00
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 84/100
  • 9. BT Big Button 200
    Product Features
    • Extra large keys
    • Three one-touch memory
    • Amplified incoming or outgoing speech
    • Hearing aid compatible
    Average Customer Review 4.4/5
    Editors Rating 79/100
    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
    RRP: £34.99
    £27.99
    20% Off - Save a total of £7.00
    Average Customer Review 4.4/5
    Editors Rating 79/100
  • 10. Wild & Wolf Series 302 Black
    Product Features
    • Classic design
    • Push Button Dialling
    • Redial Button
    • Earpiece Volume Control
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 78/100
    What We Think
    Our last entry is another retro-inspired model from Wild & Wolf, and this time we are delving back through the 20th century to the infancy of the humble landline phone. The classic design of the Wild & Wolf Series 302 was first introduced by American designer Henry Dreyfuss in the late 1930s and became the basis of design for all deskphones. If you’d like to give your calls an added air of importance this is definitely the phone for you!
    Product Features
    • Classic design
    • Push Button Dialling
    • Redial Button
    • Earpiece Volume Control
    RRP: £69.99
    £39.99
    43% Off - Save a total of £30.00
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 78/100

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 ever 3-6 months to keep it always up to date.

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