Cordless Phone Rating Sources
Total of 15 Sources
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Cordless Phone Ratings
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentIn this undated but up-to-date review, ConsumerReports.org rates 44 cordless phones on eight criteria, including voice quality, range and ease of use. Each phone also gets its own brief write-up, including pros and cons. Editors recommend 27 models and give advice on how to choose the right phone for your particular needs. They give five models a Best Buy designation, though one is discontinued.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentThere's a staggering assortment of cordless phones available at Amazon.com. Of the models rated by owners, most earn an average rating of between 3 and 4 stars, and many have hundreds of reviews. A few score a nearly perfect 4.5 stars. Most new phones have fewer reviews than those that have been on the market longer, and cordless phones often remain listed long after they have been discontinued.
by Contributors to Staples.com
Our AssessmentStaples.com sells a good variety of cordless phones, and some of the best-rated phones have accumulated hundreds of customer ratings. Reviews here tend to be short, but each one includes a list of pros and cons. Several Panasonic cordless phones do very well here, as do some phones from AT&T.
by Contributors to BestBuy.com
Our AssessmentNot all of the cordless telephones listed here receive many reviews, but plenty have been rated by enough users to make the site useful for shoppers looking for owner feedback. Phones are rated on a 5-star scale, and narrative reviews help illustrate each model's strengths and weaknesses. Several Panasonic models receive an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 or better from more than 20 reviewers, as does one Uniden model.
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentWalmart.com also lets users post reviews of cordless phones they own. The site is harder to use than retailer sites we like better because cordless phones are not given an easily accessible category (a search is the quickest way to find them). Some phones receive scant feedback, but others get upwards of 100 user reviews.
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by Editors of Cheapism.com
Our AssessmentCheapism.com focuses on products in a wide variety of categories that fulfill basic needs at a low price. The site's picks in cordless phones reflect this, featuring solidly built models that may be thin on bells and whistles but perform well for basic tasks. Their pick for the best overall cordless phone is a member of the Panasonic KX-TG1030 series due to its combination of price and features, though they also recommend one model each from AT&T, VTech and Uniden. Summary information is quite good, though reviews themselves tend to be brief.
HSN Cordless Phones Ratings and Reviews
by Contributors to HSN.com
Our AssessmentHome Shopping Network (HSN) hosts reviews by users of a half-dozen cordless phone models, with more than a hundred users weighing in on some models. Reviews of particular models can sometimes be difficult to find, as actual model numbers aren't visible until you drill down into product detail pages. Panasonic's KX-TG6630 series scores 4.8 out of 5 stars from more than 100 reviewers.
2013 Best Cordless Phones
by Editors of TopTenReviews.com
Our AssessmentTopTenReviews.com gathers its 11 picks for best cordless phones based mostly on summary reviews of phone appearance and features. One of the Panasonic KX-TG7640 series takes the TopTenReviews.com Gold Award for its combination of features and easy-to-read display.
by Editors of Which?
Our AssessmentWhich? is a U.K. magazine that's roughly the equivalent of ConsumerReports.org. Editors offer detailed comparison and review of 357 cordless phones, with 144 models recommended. Unfortunately, most models are not available in the U.S. Panasonic and Siemens phones score the highest in this review.
Cordless Phone Review and Compare
by Editors of Choice
Our AssessmentChoice is an Australian version of ConsumerReports.org. Editors provide detailed comparison and review of 11 cordless phones, recommending three of them: one model each from Panasonic, Uniden and Siemens. The top-rated models are not available in the U.S. Another review of 11 cordless phones with answering machines, posted Jan. 16, 2012, is similar, recommending six models from the same brands, with Panasonic again leading the pack.
by Editors of Consumer
Our AssessmentThe New Zealand-based Consumer is a consumer-product testing site, similar to ConsumerReports.org. This recent article compares 28 cordless phones based on test results and features. Uniden and Panasonic brands top the list. None of the top-rated phones are sold in the U.S.
by Contributors to Epinions.com
Our AssessmentHere, as at retailer sites like Amazon.com, users rate their own phones. The trouble with Epinions.com is that, while the variety of products is vast, many discontinued phones are included here, so you have to be sure you're reading reviews for a phone that's actually available. While the reviews can be a bit longer than at retailer sites, the number of reports cordless phones receive tends to be small, especially for newer models. Reviews in this category tend to be dated.
by Contributors to Target.com
Our AssessmentTarget.com is a good site to find owner reviews once you've narrowed down your choices. One advantage is that, since all these phones are actually sold by Target.com, you can be assured the phones haven't been discontinued. A major disadvantage is that most cordless phones draw far fewer reviews than at Amazon.com or Walmart.com, and none of the best-reviewed models have more than half a dozen users weighing in.
by Contributors to JR.com
Our AssessmentJR.com, the website of New York-based consumer electronics retailer J&R, includes user reviews and ratings of cordless phones. The website does not have many reviews, but some are detailed and helpful for potential buyers.
Contributors to NewEgg.com
by Cordless Phones
Our AssessmentNewEgg.com is an online retailer of electronic goods listing dozens of cordless phones and corded/cordless combinations. The user ratings include helpful pros and cons lists for each product, but most have less than 10 write-ups and many aren't reviewed.