Top 10 - Best Cordless Phones of 2018

Our top ten standout cordless phones you can buy right now.

Last updated by Craig Fleming 10 days ago

Top 10 - Best Cordless Phones of 2017

At liGo, we’ve been testing cordless phones for more than fifteen years and so know what separates the best and worst models.


Our tough lab assessment includes 85 different checks and measurements as we dig beneath the manufacturer’s hype to discover the truth about their phones. Throughout the year we also speak to thousands of phone owners as part of our regular reliability survey. This huge undertaking enables us to discover exactly what real customers think of their phone. It also means we can identify the top cordless phone brands that you can rely upon, and report on those whose standards have raised or are slipping. So you can make the right choice before parting with your hard-earned cash. We go further in our cordless phone tests than anyone else - thoroughly assessing how far the range will reach, how easy they areto use, making calls to and from a reference phone while our expert panel measures the sound quality at both ends of the line with specialist equipment.

We go further in our cordless phone tests than anyone else - thoroughly assessing how far the range will reach, how easy they are to use, making calls to and from a reference phone while our expert panel measures the sound quality at both ends of the line with specialist equipment.We go further in our cordless phone tests than anyone else - thoroughly assessing how far the range will reach, how easy they are to use, making calls to and from a referencephone while our expert panel measures the sound quality.

What we look for in a cordless phone:


  • Sound Quality
    Every phone on our Top 10 has undergone extensive checks for excellent call quality.
  • Range
    If a phone drops out a few metres from the base it won't make the cut.
  • Usability
    We have a panel of experts who test every phone to find out how easy they are to use.
  • Build & Reliability
    We conduct an extensive survey throughout the year to find out which phones are the most reliable.
  • 1. Siemens Gigaset Premium C570A Cordless Phone
    2 year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    Simply the best phone you can buy right now.
    Product Features
    • Best-in-class full duplex loudspeaker with HD sound
    • Large 2.2” TFT colour display with modern user interface
    • Extra-large phonebook: up to 200 contacts with 3 numbers per entry
    • Block nuisance callers by adding specific numbers to a blacklist
    • Flexible stand-alone base with integrated answering machine
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 96/100
    What We Think
    Our Best Cordless Phone. Need a new cordless phone and want to know that your money is being well spent? You could spend time agonising over various choices, reading countless customer reviews, and expert opinions. Or you could just opt for the No.1 on our list – the Siemens Gigaset Premium C570A. It will instantly impress with its slim and sleek design and blow you away with exceptional sound quality on calls and an excellent full-duplex loudspeaker. It is the latest phone to be released by Gigaset and has been hugely popular since its release garnering high praise from many of our customers. Boasts a beautifully large 2.2” full colour display, flexible standalone base with answering machine and an array of premium DECT features making it the most desirable home phone of the year!
    Product Features
    • Best-in-class full duplex loudspeaker with HD sound
    • Large 2.2” TFT colour display with modern user interface
    • Extra-large phonebook: up to 200 contacts with 3 numbers per entry
    • Block nuisance callers by adding specific numbers to a blacklist
    • Flexible stand-alone base with integrated answering machine
    RRP: £94.99
    £69.99
    26% Off - Save a total of £25.00
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 96/100
  • 2. Siemens Gigaset S850A GO Cordless Phone
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • Extra-large phone book: up to 500 entries with 3 numbers.
    • Bluetooth® and micro USB for data synchronisation with PC
    • Excellent acoustics with quickly adjustable audio profiles
    • Future-proof: for landline and/or VoIP telephony.
    • Block nuisance callers by adding specific numbers to a blacklist.
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
    What We Think
    This was last years no.1 and still a top pick! The S850A is a smooth and stylish phone with exceptional sound quality that is packed with features you’d find in top-range models, including Bluetooth. Benefits include an integrated answering machine for up to 55 minutes of messages, fantastic colour screen, and a phonebook memory for up to 500 contacts. It is also expandable up to 6 handsets and repeater compatible so is worthy of any sized home or office. The S850A GO gets everything right and is another impressive achievement by Gigaset. What's more- it can also serve as an VoIP phone as well as the standard landline phone. And a small treat - you can see who called your home while you're on the go, from the screen of your smartphone. That's clever!
    Product Features
    • Extra-large phone book: up to 500 entries with 3 numbers.
    • Bluetooth® and micro USB for data synchronisation with PC
    • Excellent acoustics with quickly adjustable audio profiles
    • Future-proof: for landline and/or VoIP telephony.
    • Block nuisance callers by adding specific numbers to a blacklist.
    RRP: £119.99
    £89.99
    25% Off - Save a total of £30.00
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
  • 3. Siemens Gigaset C530A Cordless Phone
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • Independent Best Buy
    • Brilliant HSP™ sound quality
    • Long talk and standby time of up to 14 and 300 hours
    • Large 1.8” TFT colour display with choice of colour schemes
    • Selectable day/night switch that mutes the handset’s ringer
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 92/100
    What We Think
    The Siemens Gigaset C530A is a customer favourite that is top-rated for sound quality, ease-of-use and is a Which? Best Buy Cordless Phone to boot. Well-equipped with a practical feature set that includes an integrated answering machine, colour display, and large phonebook memory that can be shared across multiple handsets, the C530A is an ideal home phone. It is also available in a long range version with a repeater included so you can enjoy up to double the range!
    Product Features
    • Independent Best Buy
    • Brilliant HSP™ sound quality
    • Long talk and standby time of up to 14 and 300 hours
    • Large 1.8” TFT colour display with choice of colour schemes
    • Selectable day/night switch that mutes the handset’s ringer
    RRP: £69.99
    £44.99
    36% Off - Save a total of £25.00
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 92/100
  • 4. Siemens Gigaset SL450A GO - Black Edition
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • Made with the finest materials: handset with aluminium frame
    • Address book for up to 500 entries with up to 3 telephone numbers each
    • Bluetooth® 2.0 and micro USB for data synchronisation with the PC
    • Excellent HD Sound Quality
    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 black 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
    • Address book for up to 500 entries with up to 3 telephone numbers each
    • Bluetooth® 2.0 and micro USB for data synchronisation with the PC
    • Excellent HD Sound Quality
    RRP: £149.99
    £109.99
    27% Off - Save a total of £40.00
    Average Customer Review 4.2/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
  • 5. Panasonic KX-TGH260 Link2Mobile Home Phone
    Product Features
    • Link2Mobile technology to connect your smartphone
    • Nuisance Call Blocking
    • Phonebook memory for 3,000 entries*
    • Which? Best Buy Cordless Phone 2017
    • Digital answer machine with up to 40 minutes recording time
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 89/100
    What We Think
    The Panasonic KX-TGH260 is an impressive new home phone with a Link to Mobile feature, which allows you to connect up to 2 smartphones to your landline phone. Perfect if you want to use up free minutes on a mobile plan or if you have poor mobile reception in your home. Not to mention that it is extremely easy to set-up, provides great sound and a whole host of additional features (including integrated answer machine & Nuisance Call Blocking). Top rated by customers it has been one of our fastest selling cordless phones of 2017. Available in a Single, Twin, and Trio pack the Panasonic KX-TGH260 offers great value for money with advanced features and excellent sound. Highly recommended!
    Product Features
    • Link2Mobile technology to connect your smartphone
    • Nuisance Call Blocking
    • Phonebook memory for 3,000 entries*
    • Which? Best Buy Cordless Phone 2017
    • Digital answer machine with up to 40 minutes recording time
    RRP: £59.99
    £44.99
    25% Off - Save a total of £15.00
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 89/100
  • 6. Siemens Gigaset E630A
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • Resistant to shocks, water splashes and dust (IP65)
    • Vibrating and flashing caller alert
    • Phonebook for up to 150 entries
    • Large, illuminated 1.8” TFT colour display
    • Up to 60 minutes answer machine messages
    Average Customer Review 4.9/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
    What We Think
    This robust DECT phone from Gigaset is perfect for use in demanding business environments such as restaurants, warehouses, garages, and workshops. The E630A is IP67 certified, which means the handset is resistant to shocks, splashes, and dust so can handle the rigours of every day use in more demanding environments. It benefits from a separate base station (so that the main handset doesn’t need to be located next to the telephone point), is expandable up to 6 handsets, and is fully repeater compatible!
    Product Features
    • Resistant to shocks, water splashes and dust (IP65)
    • Vibrating and flashing caller alert
    • Phonebook for up to 150 entries
    • Large, illuminated 1.8” TFT colour display
    • Up to 60 minutes answer machine messages
    RRP: £129.99
    £79.99
    38% Off - Save a total of £50.00
    Average Customer Review 4.9/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Gigaset E560A Big Button Cordless Phone
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • Integrated digital answering machine with up to 25 minutes of recording
    • "Extra loud" key for doubling the handset volume
    • Emergency call key for 4 SOS numbers
    • Additional visual call indication by LED flashes
    • Handsfree mode on the base station
    Average Customer Review 4.4/5
    Editors Rating 86/100
    What We Think
    Without a doubt, the Gigaset E560A is the best easy-to-use home phone for older users. Featuring the same crystal clear sound you would get from a premium Gigaset phone but with amplified volume, simple feature set, the large font size on a clear monochrome display, and oversized buttons - everything about the E560A has been designed with the user in mind. Further benefits include a user-friendly answer machine, emergency call function, and speed dials. The handsets are also compatible with most hearing aids!
    Product Features
    • Integrated digital answering machine with up to 25 minutes of recording
    • "Extra loud" key for doubling the handset volume
    • Emergency call key for 4 SOS numbers
    • Additional visual call indication by LED flashes
    • Handsfree mode on the base station
    RRP: £99.99
    £59.99
    40% Off - Save a total of £40.00
    Average Customer Review 4.4/5
    Editors Rating 86/100
  • 9. Panasonic KX-TG 6822 Twin
    Product Features
    • Large TFT LCD 1.8 inch screen
    • 120 Name and number phonebook
    • Night mode & call barring
    • Answering machine with up to 30 minutes of recording time
    • Reduce background noise by up to 75% with the touch of a button.
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
    What We Think
    The Panasonic KX-TG6822 is an entry-level cordless phone, which offers basic functionality and value for money. The sound quality and range are reliable, and there is also an integrated answering machine on the base for up to 30 minutes of messages. If you’re looking for ease of use and affordability then the 6822 is a dependable choice.
    Product Features
    • Large TFT LCD 1.8 inch screen
    • 120 Name and number phonebook
    • Night mode & call barring
    • Answering machine with up to 30 minutes of recording time
    • Reduce background noise by up to 75% with the touch of a button.
    RRP: £69.99
    £49.99
    29% Off - Save a total of £20.00
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
  • 10. BT 8600 Advanced Call Blocker Cordless Home Phone
    Product Features
    • BT Premium Call Blocking to block up to 100% of Nuisance Calls
    • Block 1,000 individual numbers
    • Excellent sound quality & handsfree loudspeaker
    • Answering machine with up to 60 minutes recording time
    • Unique design of the ear-piece was developed to provide maximum clarity on calls
    Average Customer Review 2.8/5
    Editors Rating 83/100
    What We Think
    The only entry from BT on our Top 10 is their latest Nuisance Call Blocking Cordless Phone. The BT 8600 features the latest Call Blocking technology from TrueCall, which can effectively eliminate 100% of unwanted calls thanks to the nifty Call Guardian feature. The stylish design is well-suited to modern homes and the handsets come packed with a whole range of intuitive features that include: 200 name and number phonebook, Do Not Disturb Mode, and One-Touch Call Block (for up to 1,000 numbers).
    Product Features
    • BT Premium Call Blocking to block up to 100% of Nuisance Calls
    • Block 1,000 individual numbers
    • Excellent sound quality & handsfree loudspeaker
    • Answering machine with up to 60 minutes recording time
    • Unique design of the ear-piece was developed to provide maximum clarity on calls
    RRP: £69.99
    £59.99
    14% Off - Save a total of £10.00
    Average Customer Review 2.8/5
    Editors Rating 83/100

Whether you are looking to buy a new phone or perhaps you need some gift ideas, here is our much coveted top 10 best cordless phones of to help you make the right choice.

10 products from £42.99 to £119.99 rated 4.5 out of 5 based on 642 reviews.