Top 10 - Best Cordless Phones of 2019

Looking for the best cordless phone? Discover our top 10 recommendations of the year.

Last updated by Craig McInally 3 days ago

Top 10 - Best Cordless Phones of 2019

With more than 15 years of experience testing cordless phones we know how to separate the best home phones from the worst.


Our rigorous review and testing process includes over 50 different checks and measurements as we dig beneath the manufacturer’s hype to discover the truth about the latest cordless phones. We go further in our cordless phones 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. Throughout the year we also conduct an extensive reliability survey speaking to thousands of home phone owners to discover more about long term usage from the people who know the phones best. This huge undertaking enables us to identify the top cordless phone brands that you can rely on, and report on those whose standards have raised or are slipping allowing you to make a more informed choice before parting with your hard-earned cash.

Whenever a new cordless phone hits the market, our experts are quick to test out how it performs. We can then give you an honest opinion on whether these new cordless phones are worth your consideration, or if they aren’t quite up to our high standards. Our Top 10 Best Cordless Phones list is the culmination of this review process and is updated several times a year so that you can be sure all of the models on the list are the most current and up to date.

There are a number of things to consider when looking for a new cordless phone for your landline. From the must-have features you couldn’t live without, to the number of handsets needed, or range required for the size of your home. Some cordless phones, such as the Gigaset SL450A GO, also offer VoIP functionality. This can be great if you have friends or family living abroad and would like to take advantage of cheaper international call rates using your broadband connection. Most cordless phones nowadays offer some form of Nuisance Call Blocking but some are more robust than others. Getting the best price is simple as we monitor our prices daily to make sure you get the best value. We also offer a Price Match Promise so if you do find it cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it.

So, read on to discover our top picks!

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
    We know that this is an important feature for many of our customers so if a phone drops out a few metres from the base it won't make the cut.
  • Usability
    We have a panel of experts and focus groups who test every phone to find out how easy they are to use.
  • Build & Reliability
    Our extensive consumer survey conducted throughout the year helps us to determine which phones and brands are the most reliable.
  • 1. Siemens Gigaset Premium C570A Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Answer Machine
    2 year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    Simply the best cordless phone that money can buy.
    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 for 2019. Need a new cordless phone and want to know that your money is being well spent? You could spend hours 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. It 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: £99.99
    £59.99
    40% Off - Save a total of £40.00
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 96/100
  • 2. Panasonic KX-TGJ320EB Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Nuisance Call Blocker
    Our Verdict
    Top-class features, design & sound from Panasonic
    Product Features
    • Nuisance Call Blocking
    • Talking Caller ID
    • Phonebook for up to 250 contacts
    • Large 1.8" full-colour display
    • Answering machine with up to 40mins recording time
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 95/100
    What We Think
    The Panasonic KX-TGJ320EB is an outstanding cordless telephone, which has been recommended as a Which? Best Buy. We were impressed with the high-class design and impressive features of the TGJ320 including advanced Nuisance Call Blocking, which enables you to block specific numbers (or entire groups of numbers based on the first two to eight digits) as wells as calls from withheld numbers. Panasonic phones typically perform well for sound quality in our tests so it was no surprise that the KX-TGJ320 scored top marks for call clarity. The handset also boasts a duplex loudspeaker so is excellent for hands-free calls. Further benefits include the 1.8” full colour display, integrated answering machine, and shared phonebook (in packs of two handsets or more). Top rated by experts and consumers alike, the Panasonic KX-TGJ320EB is unlikely to disappoint!
    Product Features
    • Nuisance Call Blocking
    • Talking Caller ID
    • Phonebook for up to 250 contacts
    • Large 1.8" full-colour display
    • Answering machine with up to 40mins recording time
    RRP: £79.99
    £64.99
    19% Off - Save a total of £15.00
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 95/100
  • 3. Siemens Gigaset Premium S850A Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Answer Machine
    2 year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    Feature packed premium home phone with crystal clear sound
    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
    • Block nuisance callers by adding specific numbers to a blacklist.
    • Answering machine with up to 55 minutes recording and remote access
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 94/100
    What We Think
    This was last years number 1 choice, and is still a top pick! The S850A is a smooth and stylish phone with exceptional sound quality. It also comes is packed with features you’d find in top-range models, including Bluetooth connectivity. Benefits include an integrated answering machine for up to 55 minutes of messages, fantastic high-quality 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, straight from your smartphone. Now 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
    • Block nuisance callers by adding specific numbers to a blacklist.
    • Answering machine with up to 55 minutes recording and remote access
    RRP: £119.99
    £74.99
    38% Off - Save a total of £45.00
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 94/100
  • 4. Siemens Gigaset SL450A GO Cordless Phone - Black Edition, Single Handset
    2 year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    Sheer class - if money is no object then this is our top choice!
    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
    • Future-proof with full VoIP compatibility
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 92/100
    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 the "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. That means 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
    • Future-proof with full VoIP compatibility
    RRP: £149.99
    £109.99
    27% Off - Save a total of £40.00
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 92/100
  • 5. Siemens Gigaset C530A Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Answer Machine
    2 year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    A top-class budget-friendly home phone
    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 to mute 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 to mute the handset's ringer
    RRP: £69.99
    £39.99
    43% Off - Save a total of £30.00
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 92/100
  • 6. Panasonic KX-TGH260 Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Link2Mobile
    Our Verdict
    Panasonic's Link2Mobile technology make this an attractive choice.
    Product Features
    • Link2Mobile technology to connect your smartphone
    • Nuisance Call Blocking
    • Phonebook memory for 3,000 entries*
    • Which? Best Buy Cordless Phone
    • Digital answer machine with up to 40 minutes recording time
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
    What We Think
    Do you get terrible signal on your mobile when you’re at home? Then the Panasonic KX-TGH260 is a real must-buy. That’s because it boasts a special Link2Mobile feature, which allows you to connect your mobile phone with your landline to make and receive calls. Not only is this a fantastic feature for those unfortunate enough to live in signal blackspots, but it also makes phone conversations a lot more comfortable. You can leave your mobile on to charge and still take calls wherever you want. Thanks to the built-in noise cancellation and error-connection software, the sound stays crystal-clear, even on speaker mode. Panasonic are superb when it comes to sound quality, and the KX-TGH260 really is the cream of the crop if you’re looking for a phone that always performs perfectly. When hooked up to your mobile, it even allows you to take and make calls without a landline connection- it really is everything you could ask for in a modern cordless phone.
    Product Features
    • Link2Mobile technology to connect your smartphone
    • Nuisance Call Blocking
    • Phonebook memory for 3,000 entries*
    • Which? Best Buy Cordless Phone
    • 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 90/100
  • 7. Siemens Gigaset SL910A Premium Touchscreen Cordless Phone, Single Handset
    2 year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    Top class sound & beautifully large touchscreen display.
    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. Siemens Gigaset Premium E370A Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Big Buttons
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • Best-in-class full duplex loudspeaker with HD sound
    • Extra loud volume boost
    • Large 2.2” TFT colour display with easy to read jumbo font
    • SOS emergency call function
    • Flexible location for the handset and charging cradle
    Average Customer Review 4.71/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
    What We Think
    Who said big button phones can't be stylish? The Gigaset E370A boasts the same design as the No.1 Best Buy but includes some additional features to make it easier for elderly users. From the big button keypad, extra-loud volume booster, larger font size on the 2.2” colour display, and an emergency call button, the E370A is our top choice of cordless phone for elderly and disabled users. It's even hearing aid-compatible, so everyone can enjoy this sleek, high-end cordless phone. Further benefits include a standalone user-friendly answering machine, call blocking, and large phonebook.
    Product Features
    • Best-in-class full duplex loudspeaker with HD sound
    • Extra loud volume boost
    • Large 2.2” TFT colour display with easy to read jumbo font
    • SOS emergency call function
    • Flexible location for the handset and charging cradle
    RRP: £99.99
    £69.99
    30% Off - Save a total of £30.00
    Average Customer Review 4.71/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
  • 9. Panasonic KX-PRW 120 Premium Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Answer Machine
    Product Features
    • Smartphone Connect to make and answer landline calls from your smartphone
    • Beautiful 2.2-inch LCD colour display
    • Talking Caller ID
    • Featuring noise reduction and baby monitoring
    • One Touch Eco Mode
    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
    • Smartphone Connect to make and answer landline calls from your smartphone
    • Beautiful 2.2-inch LCD colour display
    • Talking Caller ID
    • Featuring noise reduction and baby monitoring
    • One Touch Eco Mode
    RRP: £119.99
    £89.99
    25% Off - Save a total of £30.00
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 93/100
  • 10. BT Elements 1K Long Range Cordless Telephone
    Our Verdict
    With extra-long range and an extremely tough casing, this model is ideal for outdoor use.
    Product Features
    • Up to 1km Outdoor Range
    • 50 Number Calls List
    • Splash and Dust Proof (IP67 rated)
    • Nuisance Call Blocking technology installed
    Average Customer Review 4.0/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
    What We Think
    If range is an issue or you like to use your cordless phone outside in all types of weather then the BT Elements 1K Weatherproof Cordless Phone is definitely the top choice. This easy to use long range phone offers so many features, but the one that really sets it apart from the rest on this list is its impressive splash and dust proofing. Rated IP67, it can put up with vrtually anything that life might throw at it. The BT Elements 1K is also GAP compatible, meaning you can register any matching handsets to its base station. You can connect up to five handsets this way, making it a great choice for those with larger properties and lots of rooms. Up to 10 hours of talk time and 250 hours charge on standby make this cordless telephone a great choice for casual users, too. If a reliable cordless telephone is what you need, the BT Elements 1K offers that and so much more. With a backlit screen to make for easy reading, and the possibility to save up to 30 numbers on redial, the BT Elements 1K is the perfect telephone for any busy household.
    Product Features
    • Up to 1km Outdoor Range
    • 50 Number Calls List
    • Splash and Dust Proof (IP67 rated)
    • Nuisance Call Blocking technology installed
    RRP: £89.99
    £69.99
    22% Off - Save a total of £20.00
    Average Customer Review 4.0/5
    Editors Rating 90/100

Our list of Top 10 Best Cordless Phones is updated several times throughout the year to help you make an informed choice. We strive to ensure our product reviews offer unbiased advice, and are compiled through a combination of in-house testing, expert opinion, and customer feedback. If you have any questions about any of the products included please contact us.