Doro’s latest feature phone caters to target audience with fantastic battery life
Doro’s latest 780X feature phone aims to provide the most user-friendly device to its target market of over 65s. The 780X is an upgrade on the Doro 580X and offers several key functions that allow seniors to connect with their loved ones in the easiest way possible.
Doro has always done a commendable job in appealing to its audience and the 780X most certainly keeps that promise. A Doro study has found that over half (56 per cent) of people in the UK aged 65 and over suffer from either poor mobility, vision, dexterity, or hearing and according to the vendor, the Doro 780X provides the perfect solution.
- GPS-enabled Response button, giving the user peace of mind.
- Safety timer – alerting responders if the timer is not deactivated within a set time window. This can be set before a variety of activities, giving the user an allocated time to complete a task. If not deactivated within the allocated time window, it will raise the alarm in case an incident has occurred
- Loud and clear sound with HAC
- Easy-to-read display with large font size
- Large, clear buttons with three-speed dial keys
- Headphone jack with a USB charging port
- IP54 rating – protecting the phone from exposure to excess dust, bumps and knocks, and water splashes
- Cradle included in the box
Design and unboxing
The Doro 780X has perhaps the most straightforward design ever seen on a smartphone. While it may look like a kid’s toy to some, it caters wonderfully to its target audience of over 65s with three large speed dial buttons which makes it easy for seniors to get in touch with their loved ones. The speed dial buttons replace the numbers that are seen on traditional feature phones.
The phone comes in a standard white and black colour and includes the Doro response button which is located on the back of the device. This is a number that can be called in the case of an emergency and where assistance is needed.
It also has a charging slot and a headphone jack on the top of the device with the volume buttons on the right side of the phone.
The box comes with a charger and a charging dock for its incredible battery life.
The phone has a battery life of up to 330 hours’ standby time and eight hours with frequent use on a single charge which is not only phenomenal for a feature phone but also perfect for seniors.
There aren’t too many savvy features on the phone but users can download the Response by Doro app which allows loved ones and relatives to access a user’s phone remotely from their own iOS or Android device.
This can be done in the form of adjusting screen brightness or changing the ringtone volume and is a vital addition that separates Doro from its competition.
Verdict – 4/5
Speed – 4/5
Battery – 5/5
Design – 4/5
Value – 3.5/5
The Doro 780X retails for £139.99 which might be slightly too expensive for over 65s, but those willing to spend over £100 on a feature phone will be pleasantly surprised with how easy this phone is to operate.
Delivering exactly what it says on the tin, the Doro 780X is perhaps the best option for those looking for a straightforward, easy-to-use experience.