Upside
The 5065R boasts a relatively large alpha-numeric display and combines it with well separated keys below to facilitate easy operation. Seven minutes of recording time for messages is built into the telephone's answering machine and messages can be retrieved at the push of a button. Doro claims the 5065R's battery will last 12 hours of talk time or eight days standby time before needing a recharge by placing it back into the base. Seven different ring tones can be set and if you enter numbers into the 5065R's phone book, you can assign different ring tones to different callers.

Downside Like Doro's 830R, the 5065R only stores 20 contacts in the phone book (plus five redial numbers).

Outlook
Available in silver or midnight blue, we think the simplicity, style and small footprint of the 5065 makes it ideal for use as a bedroom, kitchen or living room phone. Home office workers needing to keep large telephone details on their phone should take a look at Uniden's WDECT 2355 cordless phone, which stores up to 100 numbers in its memory.