Yealink W56H DECT handset.
The Yealink W56H’s prime point of improvement over other wireless Yealink devices is battery life. The W56H features 30 hours of talk time per charge cycle and boasts 400 hours of standby time. In contrast, the W52H has just ten hours of talk time.
In terms of battery power, the W56H is a monster in the DECT space. Few wireless IP phones come close to the W56H’s superb battery life. We left the phone connected on a call for about four hours and didn’t notice any dip in the battery indicator.
The W56H has a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack, making it instantly more compatible with a broader set of headsets. This replaces the 2.5 mm jack on the W52H. However, the headphone jack is oddly located on the bottom of the phone near the power connections.
The W56H has a variety of business phone features, such as:
- Paging, intercom, auto answer
- Call hold, call transfer, three-way conferencing
- Switching between calls
- Call waiting, mute, DND
- Caller ID display, redial
- Anonymous call, anonymous call rejection
- Call forward (always/busy/no answer)
- Speed dial, voicemail, silence
- Message waiting indicator (MWI)
- Up to four simultaneous calls
- Up to five handsets, up to five VoIP accounts
The depth of these features gives standard desk phones a run for their money. Whether or not the W56H can fully replace your desk phone depends on your phone usage. But the W56H won’t let you down in terms of functionality.