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Doro 6030 - Simplicity at its finest

Doro 6030 - Simplicity at its finest
Feature phones have always provided a reliable and inexpensive communication platform for the masses, so we can’t imagine anyone out there dislikes them. At one point or another in our lives, we’ve all come in contact with a simple phone like the one we are testing today. Doro 6030 is the epithet for value when it comes to communication. Costing less than most restaurant dinners and sporting legendary clamshell design, it’s as endearing as feature phones get. Without further ado, let’s jump into the details.

Doro 6030


Simplicity is a hallmark of most feature phones because designing anything more complex than a plastic rectangle is tremendously expensive. Despite being limited by budget constraints, most companies still put in decent effort to create an interesting device. Right of the bat, Doro 6030 reminded us of times when clamshell phones were huge. You had to stand in line for quite some time to even have a chance of getting your hands on a sweet clamshell. Nothing was more rewarding than hearing the signature click when opening it. Ever since, we nourished a hidden hope that someday someone will bring clamshell design back. Smartphones unfortunately haven’t taken that route, but feature phones such as Doro 6030 can still bring back the same excitement. One benefit of carrying around such a simple device is the fact that there are less things to break. Flagships have protection in the form of Gorilla Glass, but entry-level smartphones aren’t treated to the same luxuries, making them more susceptible to scratches and screen damage.

Doro 6030


By opening 6030 up, a 2.4-inch screen comes to life producing 320x240 pixels. Doesn’t seem a lot by modern standards, but getting a colour display at this price point is remarkable enough. Navigation is accomplished using up and down buttons alongside two additional buttons located beneath the screen, activating the function currently displayed above. If you’ve ever used any other feature phone, you will feel right at home on Doro. The interface displays a single icon on each scroll and everything is extremely easy to find. Quick-dial buttons marked with A and B are easily programmable saving you precious time when calling the same numbers, with additional buttons for camera and messaging.
 

Doro 6030


Modern smartphones are magnificent on so many levels, yet the same features making them attractive to the average teenager, make them harder to use for senior citizens. Most elderly people don’t need a 4k screen and latest Qualcomm hardware, as ease of use is often their top priority. What is the point of having a phone if you can’t use it? Because of that, Doro 6030 includes multiple features to make communication for the elderly easier. For example, when buying a new phone the average consumer doesn’t pay attention whether it is compatible with a hearing aid, but that tiny detail can make a world of difference for someone actually using it. Another big feature of 6030 is the Assistance button that can be programed to dial and send texts to a couple of numbers in case of emergency. For an elderly person living alone, that feature is truly a lifesaver.

Doro 6030


Doro’s simplicity won’t be interesting to those looking for a smartphone experience, but users hunting for a great feature phone will be delighted. Charming clamshell design combined with lifesaving features such as the dedicated assistance button is the recipe for a spectacular feature phone!

 

 


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