- Easy to use menu system
- Large keypad buttons
- Emergency assist and ICE feature
- Loud audio
- Lacks any internet features
- Poor camera
Review Price £104.00
What is the Doro PhoneEasy 520X?
The Doro PhoneEasy 520X is primarily aimed at older people who may struggle to get to grips with today's feature packed smartphones. It's a simple phone with easy to read menus and large buttons, but it has a few extra interesting features. You can currently buy it online for a little bit over £100 SIM Free.
Doro PhoneEasy 520X - Design
The 530X looks not too dissimilar to some of Nokia's basic handsets. It has a traditional candy bar design with the screen at the top and keypad sitting beneath. However, the buttons on the keypad are a good deal larger than usual and slightly raised to make them easier to press. The keypad also has dedicated keys for the camera, SMS feature. Interestingl, this model has a torch function built-in, so there's a dedicated torch button on the right hand edge of the phone.
In the past Doro's phones have often felt a bit plasticky and look old fashioned, but the light brown metallic effect used on the top and rear of this handset, as well as the rounded edges, give the 520X a more contemporary feel. Doro has also toughened this phone up compared to its other models, so it's dust, shock and splash proof. There's also a chunky, rotating lock switch on the back to seal in the battery once it's in place, so it doesn’t pop out if the phone is dropped.
Doro PhoneEasy 520X - Screen
The screen on the Doro PhoneEasy 520X can't compete with the large high-resolution displays on today's smartphones, but then we wouldn't really expect it to. It's fairly small, measuring 2-inches across the diagonal, but it's large enough for making calls and sending messages. It's also very bright and easy to read.
Doro PhoneEasy 520X - Interface and Usability
The Doro PhoneEasy 520X has a very basic user interface. The menu is a series of pages that you scroll up and down through using the arrow buttons directly beneath the display. Each page shows a single icon for stuff like the phone book, settings and messaging menus, so it's easy to pick up and use even if you're not a very technically minded user.