Cisco IP Phones vs. Polycom Trio

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco IP Phones
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Cisco began developing voice over IP (VoIP) communications and collaboration solutions in 1997. Currently, Cisco states they have more than 100,000 unified communications customers worldwide. The modern Cisco IP Phone portfolio includes VoIP and HD video phones designed to meet the needs of organizations.N/A
Polycom Trio
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Polycom Trio 8800 is a conference phone system that offers high-quality audio, as well as the ability to add video conferencing and HD content sharing. RealPresence Trio is Skype for Business on-prem and Office 365 Skype for Business Cloud PBX certified for conference calls and supports a 1080p30 USB camera for video conferencing. Users can share content from their personal devices, facilitating a BYOD (bring your own device) approach to collaboration.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Cisco IP PhonesPolycom Trio
Considered Both Products
Cisco IP Phones
Chose Cisco IP Phones
Cisco IP Phones has advance feature to them and call quality and easy to registration extension number that's why we use the Cisco IP Phones. It is very easy to use and looks wise good and affordable price compare to other phones.
Chose Cisco IP Phones
None of these other UC vendor products come close to the total package that Cisco has put together with the 8800 series Cisco IP Phones. The well thought out design, the ease of use, and the overall reliability of this phone is just too hard to match. I would easily recommend …
Chose Cisco IP Phones
8800 series phones provide better interface with video & usb port functionality and support expressway registration for VPN-less connection.
Polycom Trio
Chose Polycom Trio
Polycom Trio provides better conference call quality, picks up voice from corners of the room with additional mics for large room, better widescreen display, and it was mostly the user satisfaction which made us choose Polycom Trio.
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Small Businesses
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Score 8.0 out of 10
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Score 8.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Headsets
Cisco Headsets
Score 9.0 out of 10
Cisco Headsets
Cisco Headsets
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Headsets
Cisco Headsets
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Cisco Headsets
Cisco Headsets
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User Ratings
Cisco IP PhonesPolycom Trio
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(56 ratings)
9.5
(26 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(11 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(42 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco IP PhonesPolycom Trio
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
We have found so many use cases for Cisco IP Phones and have not come across too many situations where they were not well suited, other than being mobile. We have moved to another Cisco Solution for Mobile communications. We have phones all over the place, in offices, in clinical areas, in lobby or public areas, and even in all of our conferencing and meeting spaces.
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Poly
It is well suited, I believe, in small to mid-level organization where use will be light to moderate. It is useful in a situation where both ends have the same equipment, the same model and the same software release upon them. A scenario where it might be less appropriate is single-use installations and large corporate environments. Though in the future it may become more adapted to the 'open range' of telephony systems right now the system is best when working with others of its kind. It is also inappropriate in a situation where the organization does not have a fully developed Information Technology team or arrangement with a telephony contractor to handle the devices when things go wrong.
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Pros
Cisco
  • Vibrant display
  • Retains mute functionality between headset and speakerphone
  • Consistent and incredibly clear audio
  • Energy saving mode, during nighttime hours
  • Mute light is physically linked with the button and the feature, if that light is on, you KNOW you're muted!
  • Variety of customizable ringtones
  • Supports up to 10 lines, if needed
  • Built-in camera provides quick and easy access to join any meeting or call in 720p HD
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Poly
  • The microphones are extremely sensitive. They make it easier for soft spoken individuals to be heard clearly.
  • It is easy to operate. Once connected through Outlook all it takes is one click to get to into a meeting and two or three to bring in outside attendees.
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Cons
Cisco
  • So while the 6800 range may not offer slick features, it still provides all the core functionality that businesses have come to expect from their VoIP handsets.
  • Most of the handsets that make up the 6800 series do come with a greyscale display, which may be disappointing if employees are used to working with color VoIP solutions.
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Poly
  • Our greatest disappointment in Polycom Trio was the lag in using the screen, it wasn't nearly as intuitive and "snappy" as the iPads were.
  • Paired next to the iPad's, the Polycom Trio was much more expensive and couldn't be a justified member of our mass Zoom Room adoption.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
i think it's profitable and a good return on investment as a person who make an architecture based on VOIP with IP phones i really enjoyed the process of configuration of the router , the switch and everything and then when i had to test the communication between two phones I've configured it was a joy. Also it's a good phone to receive and give calls to our clients.
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Poly
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Usability
Cisco
Easy to use Functions are self-explanatory Light Efficient I generally have no complaints about them as they get the job done. Just a few employments on maybe graphics or so otherwise they are really great 👍 no complaints... Maybe it is just because is just a user and doesn't implement them or something.
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Poly
A well known product that most users are familiar with and simple enough for new users to learn and understand.
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Support Rating
Cisco
Cisco support is very quick, we can raise the Cisco TAC case by email or using Cisco's website. And if anything urgent like P1 or P2 issues we can directly call to Cisco customer support number and speak with support engineers quickly. So it helps to resolve issues in highly speedy manner.
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Poly
I have never contacted support for this product.
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
Reduced equipment and infrastructure cost increased productivityEasier network management
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Poly
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
The 8800 series phone is lighter and has a better build quality with all except the flagship phones from Yealink, Mitel, and Avaya. The Yealink S59 and Avaya Vantage have a touch screen interface the make them more akin to the old DX650 which is more high-end than the 8800 currently.
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Poly
Polycom Trio provides better conference call quality, picks up voice from corners of the room with additional mics for large room, better widescreen display, and it was mostly the user satisfaction which made us choose Polycom Trio.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • I set up the desk for new hires in our group - it is super easy to plug in this phone and have them up and running.
  • Having the ability to pre-program speed dial numbers ensures that new hires are able to reach help without having to search for a number.
  • The ability to program ring tones is great, so if we are in the shared space meeting and we hear a phone ring, we know who's phone is ringing - the meeting can go on without everyone leaving to check.
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Poly
  • Since we were really looking for a device that could provide Skype for Business Online services (web conferencing/video/audio/local screen presenting) at a reasonable price point, I cannot say that this device meets all of our needs. The device has to be at least 99.99% reliable. This is about 60% there. Audio is definitely in the 99% range. Local screen presenting is probably around 75%. Video and web conferencing is about 70%. To comfortably deploy a device in the wild you really need to have 99% reliability. It has to work when its needed. I can understand an occasional hiccup, but one every other day is a too many. If you are replacing older SoundStations with an IP or Skype based audio solution, then this is it.
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Polycom Trio 8800 - Skype for Business UI