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VTech Phones
VTech vs. Panasonic CordlessPhones


VTech phones are top sellers. They compete head to head with Panasonic's latest DECT 6.0 phones, but which are the best? In order to find out we have taken two directly competing phones and lined them up. They are both top sellers and score well in consumer reviews. We want to know if one is significantly better than the other or not.

Cordless Phone Comparison

Vtech Phones
Panasonic Cordless Phone
Features
VTech CS6429
Panasonic KX-TG6532B
DECT 6.0 Phones
Yes
Yes
Maximum handsets
5
6

Digital answering systems

Yes
Yes
Voicemail
Yes
Yes
Talking caller ID telephone
No
Yes
Intercom
Yes
Yes
Handset speakerphone
Yes
Yes
Handset locator
Yes
Yes
Conference calls
Yes
Yes - 4 way
Voicemail waiting indicator
Yes
Yes
Call waiting / caller ID
Yes
Yes
Silent mode
No
Yes
Call block a phone number
No
Yes
Rechargeable batteries - AAA's
Yes
Yes
Shared directory - phonebook
Yes
Yes
Phonebook memory
50 names
50 names
Talking alarm - text to speech technology
No
Yes
Intelligent Eco mode
Yes
Yes
Optional range extenders
No
Yes
Headset jack and belt clips
No
Yes

Vtech Cordless Phones

Vtech's top selling phones are the CS6429-x and CS6419-x. The former has a cordless phone answering machine and the latter doesn't. Otherwise they are identical phones.

VTech phones are most competitive at the budget end of the market. They are well made and aggressively priced, but not over endowed with leading edge features.

The most significant improvement introduced by Vtech on these new phones is the use of standard rechargeable AAA's. It's a belated move as others including Panasonic and Siemens made the move several years earlier. It was a move that earned strong approval from consumers who have had the hassle of finding and buying expensive replacement batteries.

Owners of Vtech cordless phones like them because they are inexpensive and work reliably. Many have told us that they see no point in paying extra for "Bells and Whistles." In the case of consumers who rely mainly on cell phones it makes perfect sense. However we would suggest that a Bluetooth cordless phone could be an even better solution.

Panasonic Cordless Telephones

The KX-TG6532B is Panasonic's latest entry level cordless phone. It supersedes the iconic KX-TG1032S that was one of the most popular cordless home phones of all time.

The KX-TG6512B is Panasonic's answer to Vtech's CS6419 - cordless phones without answering machines and they both outsell their respective relatives. Cost maybe a factor, but it's more likely a consequence of consumers moving to voicemail services.

Best Cordless Phone

Then there is the Panasonic KX-TG6643B for those who simply want the best. It's a top rated DECT 6.0 Plus phone with features and capabilities that aren't available on any Vtech cordless phone. It's light years ahead of the competition.

Panasonic phones are always innovative and competitively priced, but seldom if ever the cheapest. Panasonic's strategy is to differentiate it's products by adding exclusive features that consumers want. Examples include Talking Caller ID, call blocking, silent mode, Choicemail, power backup ... They are features that millions of consumers consider "must haves."

Summary

In comparing Panasonic with Vtech phones we are struck by how little Vtech has updated its range over the last five and more years. The CS6429 is very similar to its predecessor (CS6229). In reviewing Vtech's 2 line and Bluetooth cordless phones we have found a similar picture. They are consistently amongst the cheapest cordless phones, but seldom at the cutting edge of technology.

On the other hand Panasonic continuously updates its phones and introduces innovative features, but they are never the cheapest.


VTech Phones - Related Reviews

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