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Motorola L702BT Review

Astonishingly long battery life, but that's about all it has going for it
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Motorola L702BT Review (The Motorola L702BT cordless phone.)
The Motorola L702BT cordless phone.
Credit: Motorola
Price:  $60 List
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Manufacturer:   AT&T
By David Wise and Austin Palmer  ⋅  Oct 25, 2016
  • Sound Quality - 30% 6.0
  • Range - 25% 2.0
  • Ease of Use - 20% 4.0
  • Features - 15% 3.0
  • Battery Life - 10% 9.0

Our Verdict

The Motorola L702BT is Discontinued as of February 2019
Excellent battery life
Poor range and lacking features
The Motorola L702BT scored the lowest out of all the phones we tested, earning an overall score of 34 out of 100. It earned a below average score in every rating metric, and we could recommend against buying this model. Instead, consider our Editor's Choice, the AT&T CL84202, or our Best Buy, the VTech CS6719.

Our Analysis and Test Results

Performance Comparison

motorola l702bt - the motorola handset on its smaller base.
The Motorola handset on its smaller base.
Credit: Kat Elliott

Sound Quality

The Motorola scored decently well in our set of sound quality tests, meriting a 6 out of 10 for its performance. Our panel of judges felt that this model phone had nice volume and good clarity, there was just a little bit of that background static that has been dragging down the scores of the other phones.


The Motorola performed the worst in our range test, earning a 2 out of 10. This phone became completely unintelligible at 700' from the base in the open range test, compared to the top performers remaining clear at 840'. It also began breaking up 100' from the base in the obstructed range test, 80' before the next closest scorers, the Panasonic KX-TGE272S or the AT&T TL86103 and 215' before the top scorer, the AT&T CL84202

Ease of Use

The Motorola tied with our Best Buy winner, the VTech CS6719 for the lowest score in ease of use, with both phones earning a 4 out of 10. One of our largest complaints with this phone was the complete lack of any backlit buttons, making operation in a dark environment extremely difficult.

The Motorola handset showing its mediocre backlit display.
The Motorola handset showing its mediocre backlit display.
The illuminated TGE272S handset in a dark room.
The illuminated TGE272S handset in a dark room.

We also found the labeling and function of some of the buttons unintuitive, as well as a confusing menu system, and a clunky interface for adding speed dial numbers.


Continuing its lackluster performance, the Motorola earned a 3 out of 10 in our features evaluation. It really only received points for having an answering machine on the main base, and the ability to link-to-cell, as well as the ability to use an auxiliary headset.

motorola l702bt - the motorola on its main base.
The Motorola on its main base.
Credit: Kat Elliott


This phone cost about $15 dollars less than the average cost of all the models we reviewed, the AT&T CRL82212 cost the same, and scored close to double, earning a 57 compared to the 34 of the Motorola.


All in all, we felt this phone fell short of the competition, and based on its performance in our tests, we would recommend considering alternative options.

David Wise and Austin Palmer