Top 10 - Best Designer Phones of 2020

Looking for the best designer phone? Discover our Top 10 recommendations of the year.

Last updated by Craig McInally 8 days ago

Add some design flair to your home with this great selection of designer phones.


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. Not only are these models functional objects in themselves, but they can also add a touch of style to any room.

Many of the top brands now offer compelling designer options, including Panasonic, Jacob Jensen, and Gigaset, among others.

But it's not enough or a phone to just look great. Many so-called designer phones actually offer poor functionality and sub-standard sound quality- a case of style over substance. For that reason, our team of cordless phone experts put every model through its paces to find out how it really stacks up. What's more, we also carry out extensive surveys of real customers throughout the year, to ensure that they perform well in practise, too.

Below are our Best Designer Phones, tested and rated:

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 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 95/100
    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 an array of useful additional features. 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
    £89.99
    40% Off - Save a total of £60.00
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 95/100
  • 2. 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: £139.99
    £129.99
    7% Off - Save a total of £10.00
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 91/100
  • 3. Panasonic KX-PRS120EW Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Answer Machine
    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
  • 4. Panasonic KX-PRW 120 Premium Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Answer Machine
    Our Verdict
    Award-winning design with functionality to match.
    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
  • 6. Panasonic KX-TGH720EB Digital Cordless Telephone with Automated Call Block and Answering Machine
    Product Features
    • Enhanced volume- up to 70% louder than other Panasonic phones
    • Nuisance call blocking for up to 1000 numbers
    • 200-entry phonebook
    • Do Not Disturb mode
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
    What We Think
    The Panasonic KX-TGH720EB is the latest cordless phone from Panasonic, and lives up to their reputation for producing high-quality handsets. With excellent sound performance, along with a volume booster to make it up to 70% louder than other Panasonic cordless phones, it ensures everyone can enjoy crystal-clear conversations. It also boasts a stylish, modern design, while also being remarkably easy to use. There's an answering machine with up to 40 minutes' recording time, and it even comes with a number of nuisance call blocking features.
    Product Features
    • Enhanced volume- up to 70% louder than other Panasonic phones
    • Nuisance call blocking for up to 1000 numbers
    • 200-entry phonebook
    • Do Not Disturb mode
    RRP: £69.99
    £54.99
    21% Off - Save a total of £15.00
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
  • 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: £99.99
    £64.99
    35% Off - Save a total of £35.00
    Average Customer Review 3.6/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
  • 8. Wild & Wolf 746 Retro Phone in Phone Box Red
    Product Features
    • Authentic retro design
    • Bell ringer
    • Push button dialling
    • Colour: Phone Box Red
    • Size: 185 x 275 x 165mm
    Editors Rating 84/100
    What We Think
    Bring a touch of retro style to your home with the Wild & Wolf 746. Featuring a classic design inspired by the phones of yesteryear, this model makes for a real statement piece. While it may not have as many features as cordless models, this corded telephone is still a great choice for its looks alone.
    Product Features
    • Authentic retro design
    • Bell ringer
    • Push button dialling
    • Colour: Phone Box Red
    • Size: 185 x 275 x 165mm
    RRP: £44.99
    £39.99
    11% Off - Save a total of £5.00
    Editors Rating 84/100

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  • 9. Siemens Gigaset Premium E370A Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Big Buttons
    2 year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    Big buttons and extra-loud volume make this ideal for older users.
    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
  • 10. Panasonic KX-TGK220EM Designer Cordless Phone, Single Handset with Answer Machine
    Our Verdict
    Sophisticated phone offering premium design, sound, and features at an attractive price!
    Product Features
    • Unique, elegant design
    • Answering machine with up to 30 minutes recording time
    • Includes nuisance call blocking function
    • 120 name and number phonebook
    • Handsfree loudspeaker
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 75/100
    What We Think
    Premium design without the premium price tag, the TGK220EM features a unique eye-catching design unlike any other home phone making it ideal for stylish interiors. The TGK220 notifies you of calls and messages with an elegantly discreet blue LED light on the handset. It also comes packed with features including Do Not Disturb, Nuisance Call Block, Handsfree Loudspeaker, and Answering Machine with 30 minutes recording time. Rated as a Which? Best Buy, this is sophisticated home phone that offers premium design, sound, and features at an attractive price!
    Product Features
    • Unique, elegant design
    • Answering machine with up to 30 minutes recording time
    • Includes nuisance call blocking function
    • 120 name and number phonebook
    • Handsfree loudspeaker
    RRP: £59.99
    £39.99
    33% Off - Save a total of £20.00
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 75/100

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.