IP phones are designed to work with VoIP services as intended, not to work with landlines. They may have all the features you expect from a phone but are more properly integrated into the broader set of options that business VoIP telephony can provide.
Some of the best IP phones run on modern phone operating systems like Android to give them advanced features ranging from video conferencing to multi-party calling to contact and schedule management. They can also work with audio conferencing services to get the most out of your communications.
- 1 The best IP phones at a glance
- 1.1 1. IP phone media Polycom VVX300
- 1.2 2. Grandstream GXP2130Smart touch-screen multitasking
- 1.3 3. Giaset C530IP traditional
- 1.4 4. GXP1625 HD IP Phone from Grandstream
- 1.5 5. GS-GXP2170 VoIP Phone from Grandstream
- 1.6 6. Grandstream DP720 Dect Cordless VoIP PhoneIt comes with
- 1.7 7. Cisco IP Phone DX 650 Video
- 1.8 8. SIP-T46S IP phone from Yealink
- 1.9 9. CP-8865 Cisco IP Phone
- 1.10 10. line Cisco SPA525G2 IP phone
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The best IP phones at a glance
- IP Phone Polycom VVX300
- Grandstream GXP2130
- Gigaset C530IP
- Cisco DX 650 IP Phone for Video
- GXP1625 HD IP Phone from Grandstream
- IP phone Yealink SIP-T46S
- CP-8865 Cisco IP Phone
- VoIP phone Grandstream GS-GXP2170
- SPA525G2 Cisco 5-Line IP Phone
- Cordless VoIP Phone Grandstream DP720 Dect
1. IP phone media Polycom VVX300
phone that won’t hurt your pocket.
When you don’t need all the bells and whistles of more expensive phones, the VVX300 fits the bill. Designed to make IT deployments as easy as possible, it provides good call quality for day-to-day communications, six speed dial keys and a 12-key keypad for basic functions such as headset mute, caller hold and call disconnect.
2. Grandstream GXP2130Smart touch-screen multitasking
This VoIP phone from Grandstream offers dedicated fixed line and SIP functionality, working with all the features you would expect from a good VoIP phone. The 8-speed dial keys make it quick and easy to get in touch with key contacts efficiently, and HD audio means the sound must be clear through both the handset and the speakerphone. Four programmable XML softkeys enable 4-way voice conferencing, while Bluetooth support lets you switch between phones as needed.
3. Giaset C530IP traditional
form factor with modern functionality.
If you’re looking for a simple cordless handset that can be used with a line or over the Internet, this German phone is worth considering. By connecting the C530IP to an Internet router, it can be used to make up to three parallel calls, eliminating the need for separate lines for multitasking. It also features a 1.8-inch TFT color display where you can save VIP contacts and assign custom ringtones. But be aware that this phone is no longer compatible with Skype.
4. GXP1625 HD IP Phone from Grandstream
IP Phone for Small Businesses
The GXP165 is an affordable entry-level IP phone for SMBs that is capable of making excellent calls and features a narrow 3-button LCD graphic display. It offers high-definition wideband audio for hands-free calls in duplex mode and is designed for use in large offices thanks to its echo cancellation function. Its large phone book can store up to 500 contacts and 200 entries in memory, and it has a built-in web configuration that allows you to get the phone’s IP addresses directly from the LCD for IT support.
5. GS-GXP2170 VoIP Phone from Grandstream
Affordable, high-end VoIP phones
This Grandstream device has a sleek, dark, and sleek design with a large color display to give it a modern look, although we found the display to experience slight lag as you scroll through menu items. But for the price, you’re getting a great phone—the handset itself feels premium in the hand, which belies its affordable price. In terms of functionality, it has two gigabit ports, built-in PoE, and the ability to speed dial up to 160 contacts (48 can be displayed on the dialer screen).
6. Grandstream DP720 Dect Cordless VoIP PhoneIt comes with
better call quality than many other phones.
For those who care about call quality and range, Grandstream has prepared the DP720. A simple black handset that slots into a seemingly fragile but functional base, it’s perfect for workers who need a cordless phone that can be picked up and taken out of the office—up to 50 meters indoors. It supports up to 10 SIP accounts per handset, displays the caller ID immediately, not between the first and second calls, and can handle multiple calls as a broadband voice pass.
7. Cisco IP Phone DX 650 Video
large touch screen for video calling.
Video calls still have many practical uses in business, and this Cisco Video IP Phone makes it easy to dial into face-to-face meetings. Its 1024 x 600 pixel LCD touchscreen is compatible with a variety of meeting applications, including Cisco WebEX and the Cisco Jabber messaging integration platform, in addition to on-demand cloud services. And because it runs Android, the DX650 can be easily connected to smart devices via Bluetooth to share contacts and call histories.
8. SIP-T46S IP phone from Yealink
IP Phone in the Mid-Range with a Useful Display
This Yealink IP phone is a great option if you are looking for a phone with a large and useful display that is controlled by buttons. It provides excellent call quality, has a dual-port Gigabit Ethernet port on the back, and can handle up to 16 SIP accounts. Just be aware that this model does not have Wi-Fi built into the phone and requires a dongle for this functionality. It does not come with a power supply due to the presence of POE (power-over-ethernet) in the device.
9. CP-8865 Cisco IP Phone
Excellent choice for video calls.
The CP-8865 is an affordable SIP video calling phone with a large 5″ display controlled by buttons on both sides. It delivers exceptional call clarity, and video calls are stretched to 720p HD, which looks super crisp on the small display. There are also soft function keys that can be configured for use with a variety of deployment options, including Cisco Local Hosted Calling, Webex Calling, and other third-party alternatives. To complement this device, USB ports are provided for charging smartphones or Bluetooth headsets.
10. line Cisco SPA525G2 IP phone
Built-in Wi-Fi is a major benefit.
Cisco calls this model a phone that is “as smart as any smartphone,” which is a controversial claim and not entirely true. However, it’s one of the more feature-packed on our list, with built-in dongle-free Wi-Fi. The SPA5252G can also transfer calls to a smartphone so that you can easily take a call outside the office. Most impressive is the support for Cisco MonitorView, which allows you to stream video to its 3.2-inch color display from a remote IP camera.