DORO Easyphone 615 Review

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Welcome to the DORO Easyphone 615 mobile phone review and our first for this particular brand. The Easyphone 615 is a essentially a basic 3G capable phone design for the visually or hearing impaired. Note that this mobile phone is NOT for the completely blind or deaf just those who are impaired. The release price for the mid-2012 Doro 615 is $165 as a pre-paid package. The price is high for what is a basic phone but its obvious selling point is that it has been designed for ‘Seniors’ or older people. Mind you the limited features also make it great for younger children to use.

The construction quality of  Doro 615 is very good. When closed the Easyphone 615 the plastics on the outside feel good and on the inside in contrasting colors work together really well and the rubberised buttons and case make it easy to hold and use. The clam shell design allows for bigger buttons and a protection for the screen which will likely be essential for the intended purchasers. The large display on the shell is hidden when not in use but its quite bright and very clear to read.

In terms of use the Easyphone 615 is relatively simple. It reminds us of the benchmark Nokia OS a mere 7 years ago. It has minimum customisation for the interface no web browser or multitasking and so forth, and the most advanced part of the phone is probably the camera! Aside from that there is really nothing to complain about – if all you want is a simple mobile phone.

There are an increasing number of competitors in this category like the Easy Touch Discovery T3, but the Easy Phone 615 looks better and cheaper at this point in time due to being sold only as a pre-paid package. It would appear on the surface that Telstra is taking advantage of elderly in terms of offering only plan based T3 but who knows the true ‘market’ reasoning? If you don’t mind going on pre-paid and on the Optus network than chose the 615.

To conclude the Doro Easyphone 615 is basic phone for making calls and texting. The large fonts with minimal screen clutter make it easy for older folk to adapt to 2012. Furthermore the rubberised buttons make it easy to operate. There’s not too much to go wrong.

Specifications

  • Doro Easyphone 615
  • Network
    Dand UMTS 1900/2100 (dependent on country)
    Tri-band GSM 900/1800 /1900 MHz
  • Design
    Flip
    L102 x W53 x D23 mm
    Weight 115 grams
  • Display/s
    2.4 inch screen
    Intenal TFT 320 x 240
  • Camera
    3.2MP main camera
    LED flash
  • Connectivity
    USB
    Bluetooth V3
  • Memory
    48MB internal memory
    32GB microSD
  • Ring tones
    MP3, MMF, MIDI, Vibration
  • Features
    ICE – In Case of Emergency
    Emergency dail
    FM Radio
    SMS, MMS
    MyWords predictive text
    JAVA MIDP 2.0
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    Customizable backgrounds
    Picture Viewer
    Video calling
    Voice memos
    Calendar and organizer
  • Power
    533 Hrs Standby
    12 Hours Talk Time
    1000mAh Li-ion
  • 2012 Approx $165 (Pre-paid only)