When first picking up any Doro phone you have to understand who they are designed for, as they don’t have the latest hardware or a huge number of features. All that doesn’t matter though to people who they are intended for. They are designed for a mature audience who value reliability and ease of use over the latest features. With this in mind I handed the Doro Phone Easy 622 to my parents for their opinion. They liked the features, usability and benefits of this phone. In fact, their response to the phone was so positive, that they may have one as a present in the near future.
The Doro PhoneEasy 622 is a compact phone which can be used and carried with ease. It has a flip design which means the buttons are protected against accidental pressing while it is in your pocket or bag, so you never have to work out which menu you are within, or worry if a call has been made accidentally. It is also lightweight being just 104g with the battery installed.
It is certainly noticeable how Doro has made the 622 easy to use as it features large buttons which provide a reassuring click when pressed. The layout of the buttons is such that they are instinctive to use, and it should be possible for anyone to make a call straight away without any guidance. There are also dedicated message and camera buttons making it easy for you to access these features, without having to navigate through fiddly menus.
The front of the phone has a large display which shows the time and when calls are received, the caller’s number. So you can decide if you wish to take a call or not without even opening the phone. This is a real benefit if you are in a rush and need to instantly know who is calling, or simply wish to check that you are being called by a known person. There are also two small LEDs on the front, one indicates if the battery level is low and the other one shows when you have received a message. This is surprisingly useful as at a glance you know when you have received a message, or need to charge your phone without having to check by navigating through menus. The 2 megapixel camera and flash are also located on the front of the phone, but these will be discussed in further detail later.