Doro Phoneeasy 622 in Test

With some smart functions and a sound capacity that is out of the ordinary can Doro Phoneeasy 622 be a good choice for the elderly, at least as long as they do not want to take a picture.

I must admit that this is the first time I test a “pensiofon” as we affectionately call them to the editors. From the beginning, I felt at home, however, with a little help of my memory took me back to the early days of commercial mobile telephony. To begin with, the phone is a folding variant, such as was popular in the past, and on the front is a small one-line display, which at one time was considered as something extra. It shows the number of inbound calls and lights up briefly when you receive a text message. The latter also on a flashing light on the front. In it sits a small bulb that lights up when the phone is charging. When Phoneeasy 622 sits (a little rickety) in the supplied charging cradle reminds the whole package more if an older wireless home phone than a mobile phone.

How I like 36-year-old to assess a mobile phone whose audience is about 30 plus years older than what I am was a bit hard to figure out from the beginning. But then it occurred to me that perhaps it is not so complicated. I am nearsighted, so to simulate poor eyesight, I took out the lenses. Poor hearing I had unfortunately not simulate, I naturally after years of drumming. Then it was just to get started.

The first thing you encounter when you press the sim card and boot up the phone is a setup guide. While I admit that the idea is fine so I am a little doubtful about some of the choices we are asked to do. For example, how should I know if I want to change the time and date when I have no idea what time and date cell phone displays? It is also difficult to know what “Display” (what’s wrong with the word screen?), “Sound” and answer potential “Yes” or “no” means in this context. How do I know if I want to change the main menu or background because I have never seen either the current main menu or background. It is, in short, not a particularly informative or well thought out “start up guide” (know all non English speaking what that means?). My recommendation is to answer “no” to everything, and then personalize your phone from “Settings” after that you know what it really is.

I can say that, for once, it’s really not going to complain about the call volume would be too low. The fact is that at maximum volume, it was almost unbearably loud, so much so that I now can probably add one or two hearing damage to the list of already existing. Then it is fortunate that the cell phone is compatible with hearing aids. And adjust the ringtone volume at maximum volume, it can definitely compete with the flight alarm. According to data from Doro goes to 83 decibels, which roughly corresponds to the sound of a passing freight train at 15 meters away, a food processor or an industrial vacuum cleaner.

When it comes to simplicity and clarity so is also taken to extremes. The font size is already in the basic position clear and large, but if you choose to raise it another notch so it will be like to read the top line on the Board at the optician. The idea is good, the only problem is that more or less every word becomes too long to fit on the little 2.4 inch screen and text scroll ridiculously slow. That resolution is only 320 x 240 pixels on the play, however, does not matter so much if you think about the phone’s primary audience and uses.

Simplicity is, perhaps unsurprisingly, a recurring theme in the Doro Phoneeasy 622, and simple is what you might call the camera. The resolution is only 2 megapixels and video recording has a max resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The camera light as the Flash is very weak so it does really only benefit if the object being photographed are very close. The gist is that pictures and video simply won’t be good. Perhaps Doro meant to older people still do not see very well but it is slightly discriminatory attitude.

An interesting feature of Phoneeasy 622 is the ability to change settings via a Web interface. This makes it possible, for example, for a family member to change settings if Grandma doesn’t know how to do, so long as the families have received the password to the account.

For safety, there are also some useful. In the menu, ICE (In Case of Emergency), you can fill in the diseases, blood type, allergies, and more so that if something were to happen, the paramedics quickly find out important information, even if the cell phone holder is unable to convey something.

Then, there’s even a dedicated Phoneeasy 622 security alarm button on the back of the cell phone that can be connected directly to the telephone number (preferably near relatives) that you specify.

In conclusion, it can be seen that in terms of the primary features so the phone works just fine. The cell phone is easy to use, the keys are large and clear, and the sound can wake the dead. According to me in the context of secondary functions, however, can ignore. The camera is rubbish, to play Tetris on it’s not so fun in the long run and whether weather application or calendar is especially rich.

On the other hand

Erik M: A perfect keypad with good resistance and fine touch sensation is the first thing that I respond to. Weather feature is a nice extragrej in this phone and security alarm is a clear advantage as well. For this audience is surely the thick and detailed instruction book worth its weight in gold.