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The Doro 8030 Android SmartPhone measures 14.6x7x.9cm and weighs 141 grams. The viewable screen is
10x5.5cm which gives the notional diagonal imperial screen
measurement of 4 inches.
Start-up is 51 seconds and shutdown is 14 seconds.
Even though this is chunky in comparison to most standard SmartPhones it does feel solid in the hand.
Going around the outside finds the charge point on the right side
with a dedicated camera button towards the base of the right side.
The left side has the volume rocker and below this the on/off
button. On the top towards the left is a 3.5mm socket for
headphones. The back has the camera mounted in the centre near the
top, below this the emergency button and near the bottom the
Remove the back - a finger nail inserted under the bottom right
corner and once the battery is removed then you have access to the
Micro Sim and any Micro SD card you might use.
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The front screen displays nine white circles with a different
coloured icon showing in them and for clarity what they do is shown
in white just below each circle.
They are Call, View, Send, Search, Add, Snap, Discover, Listen and
The weather can be quite important for anyone with certain
disabilities but without Google Play Services installed it will not
show and to install Google Play Services you need to add a Google
account, while it tells you all this you still need a Google
account to make this function.
Like all Doro phones once you have added, removed or changed something a nice
big ‘Saved’ icon is displayed.
It has Android 5.1 and can be a 4G phone.
A big thing with all Doro phones is the ability to enable those with limited sight or
hearing to be able to communicate. A friend of mine is very deaf
and he in fact started a web site ‘Deaf not Stupid’ which I think
says it all he always uses a Doro Phone. For those with sight problems the background and foreground
colours are important and perhaps even the mix of colours.
Having Bluetooth on a phone is also important not just to relay
music as an able bodied user might use it but for other purposes as
While a lot of recent phones put the touch element onto the screen
with the Back, Home and Open Buttons Doro still place these buttons below the screen with black images on
grey backgrounds. This could perhaps cause a problem in the pocket
of the user as the phone could be activated by movement.
In the box is a basic Getting Started Guide a full PDF guide is
available a set of earbuds, a charge cable, a USB plug front and a
If the charge dock is setup by the bed you are less likely to
forget to charge your phone and of course it can be used as an
Alarm Clock it can also be used as a standard large display clock.
For anyone who has moved beyond the basic Doro phone this will be easy to use as their basic features are still
inside. For anyone who finds a standard SmartPhone is becoming beyond them then possibly this Doro offering could be the answer.
The Doro 8030 SmartPhone is available from Amazon for 129.95 with free delivery.
Best Amazon price 120.00