Doro PhoneEasy 612 review

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The Doro PhoneEasy 612 currently has an Informr score of 5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Some people like to have today’s latest whiz bang gadget features on their cellphones. Others prefer to live a much simpler lifestyle, relying on phones mainly as communication devices and nothing more. There was a time when all phones were meant to be used solely for messaging and phone calls. The Doro PhoneEasy 612 is a throwback to that time.

Its main features include a 2.3-inch QVGA screen that’s quite large for its size, a 2MP camera, Bluetooth 3.0, an FM radio, support for microSD cards, and up to 12 hours of talk time on a single charge. Obviously it has a very basic set of features. And that’s part of why it can be a very useful handset.

Because of its limited feature-set, it’s very easy to use. Plus, its alphanumeric keypad comes with large keys and even includes a number of special shortcuts to make using it as easy as possible. If you’ve don’t care at all to have today’s latest cellphone features, this model certainly belongs in your pocket.

Need to Know: Doro PhoneEasy 612

1. Alphanumeric keypad has large keys and special shortcuts. (The Good)

2. Battery lasts up to 12 hours of continuous talk time per charge. (The Good)

3. Poor camera performance. (The Bad)

4. No support for third-party software. (The Bad)


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.3"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


TrustedReviews

Unlike a lot of handsets aimed at seniors, the Doro PhoneEasy 612 is more than just a very basic mobile phone. Instead this handset has been properly crafted from the ground up to make it as easy as possible to use. Its menu system is very straight forward, the keypad is big and roomy and there are...

- Niall Magennis, TrustedReviews


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Common Questions


Doro released the PhoneEasy 612 on April 30, 2012.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Doro PhoneEasy 612 user manual here.


Doro backs up the PhoneEasy 612 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your PhoneEasy 612 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Doro support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Doro's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
2.3"

The Doro PhoneEasy 612's screen size is 2.3 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Custom operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
12 MB

Internal memory is 12 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
800mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 800 mAh battery. Doro's performance ratings are 720 minutes.

PhoneEasy 612 Specs

Overview
Release date April 30, 2012
Regions available Canada, UK
Networks
GSM:
900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Custom
Processor
Internal Flash Memory 12 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.936 W/kg
Body: 1.27 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 800 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) No
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 720 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 22 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.1 x 5.2 x 2 cm (4 x 2 x 0.8 in)
Weight 103 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry eZiText
Physical keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity 300
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 3 numbers
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles HFP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones No
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID No
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps No
Included Software / Apps -
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Big keypad, Bright screen and Easy menu system

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Unlike a lot of handsets aimed at seniors, the Doro PhoneEasy 612 is more than just a very basic mobile phone. Instead this handset has been properly crafted from the ground up to make it as easy as possible to use. Its menu system is very straight forward, the keypad is big and roomy and there a...More

Unlike a lot of handsets aimed at seniors, the Doro PhoneEasy 612 is more than just a very basic mobile phone. Instead this handset has been properly crafted from the ground up to make it as easy as possible to use. Its menu system is very straight forward, the keypad is big and roomy and there are some good features such as the emergency assistance button on the rear. As such, we think it's a good choice for those who, for one reason or another, just can’t get on with many of today's more advanced mobile phones.

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Robroyston

Crap!

Voicemail doesn't come with phone, bolt on's required, cannot call or txt abroad - more money. And takes £10 every month from you, just to keep you connected - even if you feel you haven't used that previous £10.....

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