Doro PhoneEasy 410 review:

Doro PhoneEasy 410

Underneath the display are two soft keys, a Talk button, two up-and-down arrow keys, the End/Power button, plus a very spacious number keypad. All the keys have a soft-touch rubbery feel and a nice give when pressed. We also like that the number keypad features large digits, and the keys are raised above the surface so it's easy to dial by feel.

The Doro PhoneEasy 410 has similar features to the Doro PhoneEasy 345, so don't be surprised if you see some repeats here. It has a 100-entry phone book with room in each entry for just three phone numbers. You can't personalize a contact with a ringtone, but you do get 20 polyphonic ringtones with the phone. You can also add up to five contacts to your emergency call list.

Other basic features include a vibrate mode, voice mail, caller ID, nine speed dial memories, an alarm clock, a calendar, a calculator, plus an FM radio. The FM radio requires you to plug in a headset before it can work, though. The PhoneEasy 410 also has basic text messaging as well as Bluetooth. You can also deactivate the SMS function if you don't plan on using it.

Though it's not completely necessary, it's nice to see games on such a simple phone. It only comes with two--Robot and UFO--but they're fun enough. You can customize the display with one of eight included wallpaper backgrounds.

We tested the Doro PhoneEasy 410 in San Francisco using the Consumer Cellular network, which rides on top of the AT&T network. We saw full four-bar signal strength most of the time. We were highly impressed with the call quality as well. On our end, we heard our callers with plenty of volume and very little static or background noise.

Callers also reported similar call quality. They said our voices sounded clean, natural, and not at all harsh. We made a few calls to automated voice-response systems without any hiccups. Speakerphone calls sounded quite good as well, though callers said they heard a bit more echo and there was more background noise, but that's to be expected.

The Doro PhoneEasy 410 has a rated battery life of 4 hours talk time and a standby time of 11.7 days. Our tests showed a talk time of 4 hours and 45 minutes. According to the FCC, it has a digital SAR of 0.445 watt per kilogram.

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