Doro 6520 7118 Flip Mobile Phone for Elderly with Large Screen, Big Talking Number Keys and Assistance Button (Graphite/White)
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This isn’t a phone that you’ll be playing videos on, so the limited size and resolution really isn’t much of a problem.
This display is not a touchscreen but it’s still easy to navigate the device’s menu through the physical directional keys on the phone.There is also a full numerical keypad and a number of shortcut keys to create messages or activate the camera. The device is also HAC (hearing aid compatible) so calls and notifications will come straight through to your hearing aid. The extra features and well-spaced keys also make it a strong choice for the elderly and those with sight or hearing impairments, and of course as a basic phone it’s also a good choice for anyone inexperienced with tech.
The Doro 6520 has a 2.8-inch 240 x 320 screen, so it’s very small by smartphone standards and not very sharp. But by dumb and feature phone standards it’s actually reasonably large, and certainly big enough to comfortably read messages and view photos. It’s seemingly with that in mind that the Doro 6520 has been made. This phone isn’t smart. It’s an old-school flip-phone with a keypad and a small screen. In the folded position, the Doro 6520 is small (it’s just over 10cm long) and light (it’s only 108g).But there’s more here than meets the eye and, crucially, it’s easy to use. Is that enough for it to carve out a niche in 2017? Read on to find out. Screen
Not everybody wants a smartphone. In fact, there is a healthy number of customers who just want a device that is simple and easy-to-use. And that’s exactly what you get with the Doro 6520. There’s a 2MP camera on the Doro 6520 and obviously this isn’t going to be taking great snaps, but viewed on the phone’s small screen they look quite good – just think twice about printing them out or viewing them on a larger display. The Doro 6520 can also film video, with similarly limited results.PROS: Large easy-to-read screen, physical keypad with large buttons, hearing aid compatible, assistance button, loud ringer