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Panasonic KX-TG6400 review:

Panasonic KX-TG6400

Here is a chart of all the models in the line:

Model Number of handsets color Answering machine included?
KX-TG6411T 1 Black No
KX-TG6431M 1 Metallic gray Yes
KX-TG6441T 1 Black Yes*
KX-TG6412M 2 Metallic gray No
KX-TG6432M 2 Metallic gray Yes
KX-TG6442T 2 Black Yes*
KX-TG6473PK 3 Silver Yes
KX-TG6413T 3 Black No
KX-TG6423T 3 Black Yes
KX-TG6433M 3 Metallic gray Yes
KX-TG6443T 3 Black Yes*
KX-TG6434PK (blister pack packaging) 4 Black Yes
KX-TG6434T 4 Black No
KX-TG6444T 4 Black Yes*
KX-TG6444PK (blister pack packaging) 4 Silver Yes*
KX-TG6445T 5 Black Yes*
KX-TG6440PK 5 Black/Silver Yes
KX-TGA641T Additional handset Black n/a
*= base includes keypad and speakerphone

DECT 6.0 operates in the 1.9 GHz range and is designed not to interfere with other electronics in your home, such as microwaves, Wi-Fi networks, and baby monitors. It's also supposed to offer extended range (up to around 200 feet), though distance will vary according to obstacles and the material in your walls.

Most DECT 6.0 phones offer similar ranges, but they're not all equal. In our tests, we found that the 6400 series did better than the V-Tech LS6225-2, offering about 10 feet more range before the connection with the base unit died.

Call quality was good and clear overall, though not superloud.

The Panasonic 6400 series may not be the sexiest DECT 6.0 cordless phone out there, but it's got a nice feature set, large, backlit buttons, and offers good performance. We have no problem recommending it.

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