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BT XD56 quad review

Key features
  • Phone & answering machine
  • 4 handsets
Reviewed

The BT XD56 is a fairly inexpensive cordless phone, especially when you take into consideration that it also has an answering machine and call-blocking technology. It's also claimed to have an extensive indoor and outdoor range, but we'll see if that's true when we put it to the test. Read on to see what we found.

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Technical specifications

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General

  • Type of devicePhone & answering machine
  • Number of handsets4 handsets
  • Phonebook size50 contacts
  • Answering machine memory30 minutes
  • Location of message indicatorHandset & base
  • Handset display size1.6-inches
  • Location of ringerHandset & base
  • Display typeBlack & white

Test results

The overall Which? test score is made up of the following star ratings, all determined by our rigorous lab tests.

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We have tested 103 cordless phones and found that there are 2 Don't Buys and 27 Best Buys.
Range of Cordless phone scores
  1. 44%
    Lowest score
  2. 69%
    Average score
  3. 88%
    Highest score
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