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1.8" TFT LCD colour display Digital answering machine with 40 minutes recording time Shared phonebook Talking Caller ID

The Panasonic KX-TG 8561 Cordless Phone: Award winning DECT phone with answer machine

Panasonic Cordless Phones | Global No.1 BrandA recent recipient of the Which? Best Buy Award for Cordless Phones, the Panasonic KX-TG8561, is a reliable, high-spec mid-range phone delivering exceptional sound quality and a range of user-friendly features. This stylish modern phone, would be ideally suited for both home and office environments, and is one of the best phones on offer from the No.1 Global Brand for Cordless Phones.

Excellent sound quality

Panasonic KX-TG 8561 Cordless PhoneEndorsed by Which? for its sound performance, the Panasonic KXTG8561 features an integrated high-precision error correction system that eliminates distortions and glitches in sound so you can enjoy exceptionally clear and natural sounding conversations on your landline. The handset also benefits from a one-touch loudspeaker so everybody in the room can join in the conversation, or for comfortable hands-free chatting.

Panasonic 8561 Which? Best Buy Cordless Phone

Stylish design and attractive features

The cordless handset has been intuitively designed by Panasonic to make the 8561 effortlessly blend into a contemporary environment, with a large clear 1.8” full colour display. The handset benefits from short-stroke keys, which accentuate its slim-line proportions and make it easier to feel when they have been pressed. Contacts can be stored in the handsets address book, which has a memory for up to 250 names and numbers. And Talking Caller ID can be activated so that the phone will announce who is calling.

In-built answer machine

Always a handy back-up to have (and it can be switched off for those who don’t wish to use it), the answering machine on KX-TG 8561 boasts a memory for up 45 minutes of messages, and a convenient message counter on the base. Advanced feature to take advantage of include: call screening so you can hear a message as its being recorded and decide if you want to pick up the call, and remote access, so that you can pick up important messages when you’re away.

Panasonic Eco Ideas

Why should you buy this cordless phone?

If you're looking for top-quality and good value for money in a cordless phone, you can't get much better than the Panasonic KX-TG 8561. It even comes with Panasonic's Eco ideas so is energy efficient to help you cut the cost on your electricity bill.

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For analogue line (BT, Virgin, TalkTalk, etc.)
No of handsets 1
System can be expanded to 6 handsets in total
Answering machine Yes | Up to 40 Minutes recording time
Phonebook Up to 200 entries
Keypad/touchsceen Yes | No
Caller ID (Display):
Wall mountable base | additional handsets No | No
Range indoors | outdoors in metres 50 | 300
Talk time | standby in hours 12 | 250
Warranty 1 year
Advanced Features
Anonymous call blocking/silencing Call barring (up to 30 numbers)
Repeater compatible


Headset compatible
  • Via 2.5mm Headset Socket
  • Via GAP
Large buttons/font - | -
Talking caller ID
Screen size | Backlit 1.8" | Yes
Colour Yes
Backlit/ Illuminated Keypad
Date & time
Screensavers pre-installed | downloadable Yes | No
Out of range indicator | alert Yes | Yes
Low battery indicator | alert Yes | Yes
Space per entry Up to 3 numbers per entry (up to 250 entries in total)
VIP contacts
Automatic contact sharing between handsets
Phonebook transfer
Room/baby monitoring
Night Mode
Base Answering Machine
Record time 40
Remote access from outside line
Playback: handset| base Yes | Yes
Message counter indicator
Pre-recorded/ personalised outgoing message Yes | Yes
PIN protected
Protection of recording against power failure
Handset locator
Call management & sound
Call blocking
Call restrict
Call transfer between handsets
Call waiting
Conference call
Internal calls (intercom)
Hold | with music Yes | No
Last number redial
One-touch loudspeaker
Earpiece volume control 5 levels
Handsfree volume control
Call Duration displayed
List of last...missed calls with time/date 20
List of last...dialled numbers with time/date 10
Ringtones: melodies| polyphonic | real | downloadable 10 | 30 | - | -
Technical information
Talk time 12 hours
Standby time 200 hours +
Handset dimensions (mm) 150 x 48 x 25
Base dimensions (mm) 112 x 121 x 43
Battery type NiMH
Battery size AAA
Battery capacity 550 mAh
Transmission technology DECT & GAP
Frequency band 1.88 to 1.90 GHz
Languages Yes (14)
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Good points
  • Easy to read screen (26)
  • clear voice (22)
  • Lightweight (18)
  • long lasting (16)
  • Big buttons (10)
Bad points
  • maximum volume is low (3)
  • no message pending bleep/tone (1)
  • Low tone/bassy sound can be indistinct with quieter callers (1)
  • I thought to pick up off base would answer but it doesn't (1)
  • sound quality is a bit blurry, mabye a slight fault with wireless signal fuction (1)

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