Processing and device
The Doro PhoneEasy 612 Seniorenhandy already convinced at first sight with a solid processing. Even after prolonged use, the characters on the keys are still clearly visible. The fold Seniorenhandy makes a robust impression. Nevertheless, the design is not bulky, but looks elegant and contemporary. Positive stands out the Hearing Aid Compatibility. All functions are simple and can be captured in a single glance. Practically, the setup wizard, which greatly simplifies the creation of mobile phones and accelerated.
Addresses of acquaintances, but also who should be notified in case of an emergency call can not be established quickly with a few set points. Just who still is struggling with the device, found in the wizard a useful and practical tool which assists the start. The seniors phone is available in different colors. So there is a design in silver, black or purple. The camera is protected with a special glass, if the camera should fall again.
Camera and Display
In the Doro PhoneEasy 612 Seniorenhandy a 2 megapixel camera is installed. While this is a nice gimmick, but arrived barely for beautiful snapshots and not enough on the quality zoom that can achieve today's smartphones.Nevertheless, the Doro PhoneEasy 612 is with this power value in the middle of the mobile phones for seniors.Once one has created a snapshot, so you can share these easily via MMS, a data cable or via Bluetooth to other devices. If desired, one can take the snapshot as a background image for the display.
The of the Doro PhoneEasy 612 screen is 4.9 x 3.6 cm in size. The color display has a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, which, although again comparable to other mobile phones for seniors, but acts undersized yet at the present time. After all, can be individually set the font size, which particularly benefits people who suffer from low vision.This simplifies the readability of text considerably and is a major plus in the evaluation.
ease of use
The Doro PhoneEasy 612 Seniorenhandy is characterized by ease of use. All buttons stand out on the surface of the phone and can be easily found even under adverse conditions. The Seniorenhandy has important direct selection buttons, a setup wizard and a prominent emergency button. The menu structure is clearly arranged and navigating through menus is intuitive thanks to the direction arrows. There is also connection possibilities for a Hörgerat and a speakerphone.
Although the Seniorenhandy can not compete with smartphones that have many more applications, but on the Doro PhoneEasy 612 can still find all the important and useful applications of everyday life. For example, a calculator, an FM radio and a calendar with a reminder function. Light can be as individual appointments Enter and you can determine a beep, reminding them of the time and place of each meeting. In the phone book on 300 entries can be added.
Direct selection buttons and emergency button
The Doro PhoneEasy 612 has three touch keys, which are recognizable as letters A, B and C. These are housed in the upper part of the phone. With just a few settings you can define the most important telephone numbers here. A simple push of a button then arrived to call the appropriate person. This is not unimportant, especially in emergency situations, when for example in the case of an accident related wants to contact. Then you do not always enter the entire number, but can call with a simple push of a button the respective person. This increases the ease of the Doro PhoneEasy 612 significantly.
The most important numbers can be added with a few adjustments to the direct selection buttons. On the bottom of the phone there is an emergency call button. If you hold the button down for three seconds, an emergency call is placed. Alternatively, you can press twice the button within one second. The phone then sends an SMS text message to all the numbers that are registered in the emergency list. Subsequently, the first number is dialed, which is in the list. If the call is not accepted, the next number is dialed automatically. The list is accessed three times or has been accepted to a call.
While the Doro PhoneEasy 612 can convince in many areas and is well suited for the elderly, is a weakness of mobile phones for seniors in poor reception. Just who is located in a rural area, can the calls run into problems. This weakness seems to lie at the antenna, which is a little too underpowered for this area. To call it arrived to take a normal SIM card.