Doro released the new Doro 8035 in March 2018. Doro 8035 is a smartphone made specifically for old people or anyone with hearing and seeing difficulties.
Most of the time, push-button phones like LG B470 serve seniors. However, if elderly people want a smartphone, then Doro 8035 is a good choice for them.
Anyone will easily learn how to use Doro 8035 interface, which is dead easy. You may not even need the Doro 8035 manual.
You can as well choose to use the normal Android interface but with larger icons and a bigger font. Setting up a phone cannot get any easier than what Doro have done.
Doro 8035 Review: Specs
|Screen Resolution||720×1280 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Internal Memory||16 GB|
|SD Card||Expandable up to 32 GB|
|Rear Camera||5 MP|
|Front Camera||2 MP|
|Battery||Removable, 2500 mAH|
Doro 8035 has a 5-inch screen, which is a perfect balance between fitting the phone in a hand and having a big enough display.
The phone has a plastic back cover, which makes it easy to grip. Most smartphones today come with glass at the back, which is slippery and old people will find it very difficult to handle.
A 2 GB RAM ensures all apps run seamlessly. I cannot imagine how an old person will react to a phone that lags! Doro did an amazing job in packing the Doro 8035 with such a big RAM.
The internal memory is big enough to keep all photos and music that an elderly person needs unless the old person takes incredibly many photos.
Talking of photos, this phone has a 5 MP rear camera that takes decent photos.
This camera is poor if you compare it with normal mid-range smartphones, but this phone is for old people who do not care much about quality.
The intention of this camera is just to keep memories not to get photos to sell on Shutterstock.
The front camera is 2 MP. I doubt if there is any old person who would have the strength of complaining about the quality of the front camera.
The battery of this phone can take you for two full days with average usage. I do not expect seniors to be busy on their phones like their grandchildren.
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Doro 8035 Review: Pros
- The phone has an emergency button at the back. You can send an emergency message to a programmed number by long pressing the button for 5 seconds or pressing it 3 times.
- The phone is super easy to learn and use even if it is your first smartphone.
- You get an excellent voice input function that is helpful for those with vision problems.
- The phone is durable; it does not crack easily when dropped.
- You can choose an option that modifies colors to suit colorblind users.
- You can connect the Doro 8035 to your PC to transfer files back and forth.
- The Doro user interface has three big buttons on the home screen to call, text and view pictures.
- You get hearing aid functions such as amplified calls.
Doro 8035 Review: Cons
- Customer care service of Doro takes too long to respond. In case you need help, you will have to take a patience pill.
- Having two user interfaces on the same phone seems unnatural.
If you need a basic smartphone that is easy to learn, and one that has modifications for vision and hearing difficulties, the Doro 8035 will do.