Doro PhoneEasy 610 Review
Not all of us are bent on purchasing the latest technology or the latest gadgets. Touchscreen can be confusing and too many applications can render older people confused and frustrated. That’s why there are phone manufacturers who still provide standard bar phones with numeric keypads. One specific model, the Doro PhoneEasy 610, is a flip phone designed for simplicity. It is targeted for the older generation who need bigger touch buttons for convenience in typing. It is also meant for people who want to make use of a simple phone for calling and texting.
What we like
It fits into the palm nicely and it is pretty convenient to use the large keypad. The user interface is very simple.
You can customize the user interface by selecting a specific theme. There are four themes to choose from. Each theme has its own specific background and text colour. This is definitely nifty for people who are color-challenged such as difficulty in reading white text in blue background.
It comes with options for alarm, calculator, phonebook, calendar and FM radio. When typing messages or phonebook entries, the texts and numbers are displayed nicely and are very easy to read.
Another great feature is its compatibility to work with hearing aids. This can really help elderly people in hearing clearly when receiving or making calls.
The volume for the ringer and message alert is enhanced to be extra loud so people can hear it even if they are in a different room. The Doro PhoneEasy 610 comes with built in Bluetooth so you can share files with your families and friends.
It also has additional features like Dial up safety alarms, ICE or in case of emergency options and OTA or remote programming. It also allow quick dialling or shortcuts for speed dial so older people can call someone directly without dialling the phone numbers.
This phone has an optional display mode that can cater to visually impaired mobile users. You adjust the setting for big display text or adjust the text size from small to large to aid older people in reading phonebook entries or when typing messages.
Since the phone is made for simple dialling and texting, the battery life is quite superb. Standby time can reach up to 490 hours and talk time up to 8.7 hours. Peripheral accessories such as charger cradle, headset and lanyard are included with the package.
What we don’t like
Even though this phone has a large text display, the display screen is very small. It is certainly a setback considering that other phone manufacturers offer larger displays even for their basic phones.
The Doro PhoneEasy 610 is best suited for people who are hard of hearing, mobility-impaired or are visually challenged. This mobile phone will help them keep in touch with their family and friends without the hassle of extra-applications and confusing menus. With added features for speed-dialling, this mobile phone is pretty convenient to use in times of emergency.