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Doro PhoneEasy 338gsm

Fuss-free phone with dedicated panic button

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Oddly, the phone can receive SMS messages, but not send them. This seems another trick missed – having the option to send text messages, especially from a menu of pre-written texts, would have been very useful, without over complicating the phone's functions.

Doro PhoneEasy 338gsm

Run out of Ovaltine? Gran searches for the panic button

In three days of use, the Doro 338gsm never slipped up on call quality and we had no trouble connecting at any time. The speaker doesn't offer particularly natural sounding voice tones but it's piercingly effective – which is what this phone's all about.

The battery is surprisingly weak on paper, considering it's such a basic handset, offering a claimed 280 hours standby and up to 180 minutes of talk time. In practise however, largely due to the fact that absolutely the only thing we could use it for was telephone calls, we were still using it four days and more after charging.

Verdict

While of limited appeal, particularly to readers of El Reg, we probably all know someone who could benefit from such a mobile. The Doro PhoneEasy 338gsm is a finely wrought, deceptively simple phone for older or dexterously challenged folk that does exactly what it needs to and absolutely no more. It's not cool, but it's supremely easy to use, lightweight, and has that clever emergency function. ®

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Doro 338gsm

Doro PhoneEasy 338gsm

Not for phone fans, but an ideal present for your technophobe granny.
Price: £100 RRP

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