Top 10 - Best Designer Phones of 2018

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.

Many of the top brands now offer compelling designer options, including Panasonic, Jacob Jensen, and Philips, among others. Below are our Best Designer Phones tested and rated:

  • 1. Siemens Gigaset SL910A Premium Touchscreen Cordless Phone
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • Large, user-friendly, 3.2” capacitive touchscreen
    • High-quality, genuine metal handset frame and charger
    • Bluetooth connectivity
    • Answering machine with up to 55 minutes of recording time
    • Take advantage of calls in exceptional clarity
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 91/100
    What We Think
    The next entry on our list is another premium home phone from Gigaset, the stylish SL910A . Boasting a 3.2” touch screen and genuine high-quality metal frame and charger, the Siemens Gigaset SL910A is the most sophisticated phone on the market, which offers a user experience more akin to a smartphone. As you would expect for a phone of its price, there are a wealth of advanced feature to take advantage of, including: phonebook memory for up to 500 contacts (with space for 8 numbers and a photograph, per entry), a generous record time of up to 55 minutes on the answering machine, synchronisation of data (such as your Outlook contacts) via Bluetooth or mini-USB, and HSP for brilliant Voice Clarity. The SL910A is undoubtedly one of the best phones available. It does come with a premium price attached but those willing to indulge are not left disappointed.
    Product Features
    • Large, user-friendly, 3.2” capacitive touchscreen
    • High-quality, genuine metal handset frame and charger
    • Bluetooth connectivity
    • Answering machine with up to 55 minutes of recording time
    • Take advantage of calls in exceptional clarity
    RRP: £149.99
    £119.99
    20% Off - Save a total of £30.00
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 91/100
  • 2. Panasonic KX-PRS120EW Single DECT Phone
    Product Features
    • Up to 12 hours talktime/150 hours standby
    • 300 name and number memories
    • Noise Reduction
    • One Touch Eco Mode
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 97/100
    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
    £69.99
    30% Off - Save a total of £30.00
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 97/100
  • 3. Panasonic KX-PRW 120 Premium Cordless Phone
    Product Features
    • Magnetic adaptor
    • 2.2" TFT QVGA Colour LCD Display
    • Talking Caller ID
    • Featuring noise reduction and baby monitoring
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 93/100
    What We Think
    This award-winning phone (iF Product Design Awards) is a brilliant choice for those who want a subtly modern cordless phone. Features include a magnetic adapter, 2.2" TFT colour LCD screen, talking caller ID, noise cancelling, and baby monitoring. The phone's physical elegance is perfectly complemented by its stylish user interface, which is also easy and comfortable to use, making this an excellent buy. A particularly clever design choice is the magnetic adapter, which safely holds the handset in the charging cradle. With a genuine metal frame and subtle colour scheme, the Panasonic PRW 120 is a prestigious choice with lots of useful features, and cordless DECT technology. Effective call barring and award-winning design make this cordless designer phone a winner.
    Product Features
    • Magnetic adaptor
    • 2.2" TFT QVGA Colour LCD Display
    • Talking Caller ID
    • Featuring noise reduction and baby monitoring
    RRP: £119.99
    £89.99
    25% Off - Save a total of £30.00
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 93/100
  • 4. Siemens Gigaset SL400A
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • 1.8” high-resolution TFT colour display
    • High-quality genuine metal frame and keypad
    • Answering machine with up to 45 minutes recording time
    • Data synchronisation
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 83/100
    What We Think
    We are big fans of the SL400A, which is one of Gigaset’s top of the range DECT phones. Everything about the SL400A exudes class, from the genuine metal frame to its large 1.8” colour display. The stylishly neat handset is one of the smallest available yet also one of the most feature rich. And with Bluetooth, data synchronisation, and Picture Caller ID (not to mention anything of its exceptional sound quality and range) it is no surprise that it was voted “Phone of the Year” in Germany. This is the home phone of choice for those with expensive tastes, and the SL400A is well worth it!
    Product Features
    • 1.8” high-resolution TFT colour display
    • High-quality genuine metal frame and keypad
    • Answering machine with up to 45 minutes recording time
    • Data synchronisation
    RRP: £129.99
    £74.99
    42% Off - Save a total of £55.00
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 83/100
  • 5. Philips M8 Design Cordless Phone with Answering Machine
    Product Features
    • Sophisticated design with genuine metal highlights
    • Calibrated, seamlessly integrated keys for precise dialling
    • Up to 60 min. message on your answering machine
    • Low radiation (ECO and ECO+ modes) and power consumption
    Average Customer Review 4.0/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
    What We Think
    The sophisticated design of the Philips M8 would already put this cordless phone on this list; however, thanks to a wide array of features it is more than just a designer phone that is available at an excellent price. The handset itself sports a large 2" TFT colour display, and boasts with low radiation (ECO and ECO+ modes), making it a safe and efficient choice for both home and office use. Genuine metal highlights make the Philips M8 a high-quality, luxury choice, while the price of the phone keeps it affordable. With its premium answering machine (up to 60mins of message recording space!), excellent battery life (up to 18 hours of talk time), and convenient speakerphone features, the Philips M8 is a fantastic choice for any modern home.
    Product Features
    • Sophisticated design with genuine metal highlights
    • Calibrated, seamlessly integrated keys for precise dialling
    • Up to 60 min. message on your answering machine
    • Low radiation (ECO and ECO+ modes) and power consumption
    RRP: £119.99
    £99.99
    17% Off - Save a total of £20.00
    Average Customer Review 4.0/5
    Editors Rating 90/100

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  • 6. Siemens Gigaset SL450A GO Single Cordless Phone
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • Made with the finest materials: handset with aluminium frame
    • German build quality
    • Bluetooth enabled
    • Gigaset GO to connect with your Smartphone
    Average Customer Review 4.2/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
    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 a "wow" factor with its aluminium frame, surprisingly large display and it's packed with almost any feature you could think of. It serves a standard landline as well as up to 6 VoIP telephony connections, and comes with the Gigaset GO technology, meaning that 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
    • German build quality
    • Bluetooth enabled
    • Gigaset GO to connect with your Smartphone
    RRP: £119.99
    £109.99
    8% Off - Save a total of £10.00
    Average Customer Review 4.2/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
  • 7. Swissvoice ePure (Black)
    Product Features
    • 1.4" backlit dot matrix display
    • Multi handset low radiation mode
    • Talk Time up to 10hr
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
    What We Think
    Available in red, black, and white, the Swissvoice ePure looks almost like an artistic drawing of a telephone, but don't let that fool you: With a 1.4" backlit dot matrix display, low radiation modes, and a talk time of up to 10 hours, the Swissvoice ePure is a valued competitor amongst its designer peers. Up to five handsets and four base stations can be added to the Swissvoice ePure system, making it one of the most expandable cordless phones around. There are ten ringer melodies to choose from, and the handset also provides a nifty key lock feature to prevent you from accidentally dialling numbers while you carry it around with you. Another award-winning designer phone in this line-up, the Swissvoice ePure is a modern choice with lots of cool features, and a superb glossy design. Thanks to an additional blue-backlit keypad for maximum ease of use, and a phonebook that allows you to save up to 100 contacts, this one is an excellent buy.
    Product Features
    • 1.4" backlit dot matrix display
    • Multi handset low radiation mode
    • Talk Time up to 10hr
    RRP: £89.99
    £69.99
    22% Off - Save a total of £20.00
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
  • 8. 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
  • 9. Siemens Gigaset Dune CL540A
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • Large TFT colour display
    • Brilliant handsfree HSP sound quality
    • Answering Machine
    • Baby monitor with intercom function
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 80/100
    What We Think
    The Gigaset Dune CL540A is a more traditional-looking cordless phone, but nevertheless an impressive designer choice that will fit in well with any contemporary home décor style. Features such as easy data synchronisation, and HSP (High Sound Performance) technology make this a truly easy-to-use cordless phone. Calls on the CL540A are interference and feedback free, allowing you to enjoy crystal clear sound. With an efficient missed call management system (details on the last 50 missed calls can be stored on the handset, and you can save up to 45 minutes worth of messages!) and a wealth of other high-quality features, the Siemens Gigaset CL540A is the choice for those wanting a modern phone, with laid-back style. Customers particularly praised the easy to read screen and exceptional build quality of the phone.
    Product Features
    • Large TFT colour display
    • Brilliant handsfree HSP sound quality
    • Answering Machine
    • Baby monitor with intercom function
    RRP: £99.99
    £39.99
    60% Off - Save a total of £60.00
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 80/100
  • 10. iDECT Boomerang
    Product Features
    • High End Designer DECT Phone
    • Digital Answer Machine
    • Long Talk Time & Standby Time
    • 200 Name and Number Phonebook
    Average Customer Review 4.9/5
    Editors Rating 75/100
    What We Think
    The iDECT Boomerang is one of the most unique designer phones out there, and impresses with a truly different style sure to feature well with any contemporary home décor. The impressive phone book can hold up to 200 contacts, while the digital answering machine means you'll never miss a message again. Exceptional talk and standby times, thanks to a high-quality battery, make the iDECT Boomerang both stylish and incredibly useful. The powerful speakerphone is a clever feature that allows for exceptionally comfortable calling. Additional useful features of the iDECT Boomerang include an alarm clock, remote operation (you can listen to you messages from anywhere!), and a paging function to help locate misplaced handsets. At a selling price below £70, this is the ideal award-winning modern designer phone.
    Product Features
    • High End Designer DECT Phone
    • Digital Answer Machine
    • Long Talk Time & Standby Time
    • 200 Name and Number Phonebook
    RRP: £79.99
    £74.99
    6% Off - Save a total of £5.00
    Average Customer Review 4.9/5
    Editors Rating 75/100

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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.