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Enjoytone W80 Senior Smartphone Review

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The Enjoytone W80 Senior Smartphone is a low cost Android mobile aimed for those looking for a simple and easy to use handset.

It has a fairly chunk design with a 4.5″ screen surrounded by lots of bezel and is powered by a dual core processor.

Power on the W80 and you’re greeted by a heavily customised version of Android.  Gone is the standard home screen that you can add widgets to, it’s been replaced with a simplified big button system reminiscent of the Honor Holly ‘Simple’ menu view.Unlike the Honor Holly there is no way to exit this menu system, it’s the only one you get by default.

Press any buttons or menu items and the phone will ‘speak’ the item you’ve pressed.  This is a good idea in theory to help confirm what has been selected, however be warned the voice is heavily accented and some may find it hard to understand what’s being said.

Enjoytone W80

As you’ll see in the review video, it appears some messages are not in English, a big worry if you were to give this to an elderly user who would likely be highly confused by such a message popping up on screen.

As well as the usual microphone jack and volume buttons you also get an SOS button located on the back of the mobile.  This button has been well designed to be easy to press when you need to, but not be easily pressed by mistake.  You can assign an action to the button, for example sending a message or calling contacts, and it’s a great feature for a senior phone.

Another nice addition is the ‘zoom’ app which makes use of the camera to enlarge whatever the phone is looking at like a magnifying glass.

The W80 comes with two cameras, a removable battery and two SIM card slots. There are two cameras, a 0.3 megapixel front facing camera and a 5 megapixel rear facing camera. The rear camera is OK for this price point, it takes OK photos during the day and has a flash for low light situations. Video quality is OK during daylight but poor in low light situations.

Enjoytone W80 Camera Test 1 Enjoytone W80 Camera Test 3 Enjoytone W80 Camera Test 2

 

 

 

 

 

For a phone in the price band it was disappointing to find Asphalt 8 wouldn’t even load up. While the target market might not be gamers this is a useful test of how well the phone performs under stress and while lower cost phones are able to play this without any problems this mobile wasn’t even able to start it, crashing back to the main menu after trying to load the game up.

The Enjoytone mobile is an OK phone aimed at a specific audience.  There is a lot of competition at this level and overall the Honor Holly represents much better value for money bar one missing feature: the SOS button.  While this might be the deciding factor if you’re buying this for an elderly relative keep in mind along with the SOS button you might also get non-English  messages being displayed.

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Features

  • INTUITIVE AND EASY-TO-USE MENU: Specifically designed for those who are looking for an elegantly designed handset, it is fully featured yet easy to use, with large and clear icons and an intuitive menu system. It comes with a pre-installed Google Assistant as well as multiple Android and Google apps such as Gmail, Maps, YouTube and more. You can easily download and install any app of your choice including WhatsApp and Facebook. You will enjoy a great visual experience thanks to the 5.7” display.
  • RESPONSE BY DORO: The Response button features on the back of the Doro 8050 and when pressed will alert all the ‘responders’ set up in the Response by Doro app and show the Doro user’s location. Within the Response by Doro app, users are able to help manage settings remotely. A subscription version of the service is also available, routing calls to an alarm receiving centre if responders are unable to accept alerts.
  • LOUD AND CLEAR SOUND: Best in class sound quality (HD voice) ensures you will always be able to hear clearly even in noisy environments. This mobile phone is also Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) and meets the M3/T4 level rating.
  • KEY FEATURES: Great camera quality from the easy to use 13MP, high resolution camera with a bright LED flash. Supports email and internet access, a torch, Bluetooth, speakerphone, adjustable font sizes and high speed Wi-Fi access. It takes a Nano SIM card (4FF) and is compatible with MicroSD cards of up to 128GB.
  • BATTERY: This mobile phone comes with a UK plug. Talk time is up to 13 hours and standby time lasts up to 330 hours.

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Features

  • INTUITIVE AND EASY-TO-USE MENU: The Doro 8080 smartphone, specifically designed for those who are looking for an elegantly designed handset, is fully featured yet easy to use, with large clear icons and intuitive menu system. It comes with a pre-installed Google Assistant as well as multiple Android and Google apps such as Gmail, Maps, YouTube and more. You can easily download and install any app of your choice and you will enjoy a great visual experience thanks to the wide easy-to-read display.
  • RESPONSE BY DORO: The Response button features on the back of the Doro 8080 and when pressed with will alert all the ‘responders’ that are set up in the Response by Doro app, showing Doro user’s location. Within the Response by Doro app, users are also able to help manage settings remotely. A subscription version of the service is also available, routing calls to an alarm receiving centre if responders are unable to accept alerts.
  • LOUD AND CLEAR SOUND: Best in class sound quality (HD voice) ensures you will always be able to hear clearly even in noisy environments, thanks to the Audio Boost function that allows you to increase the in call volume by a further 20%. This mobile phone is also Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC).
  • KEY FEATURES: Great camera quality from the easy to use 16MP+5MP high resolution cameras with bright LED flash, standard 3.5mm headset included. Supports email and internet access, a torch, Bluetooth, speakerphone, adjustable font sizes and high speed Wi-Fi access. It takes a Nano SIM card (4FF) compatible with Micro SD cards up to 256GB.
  • BATTERY: This mobile phone comes with a dedicated charging cradle and UK plug, allowing you to use to your phone as a desk top hands free speaker phone when sat in the cradle. Also whilst in the cradle the device will offer a range of clock and alarm functions. The cradle is perfect as you will always know where your device is whilst on charge, especially helpful for anyone with limited dexterity or poor eye sight. Talk time is up to 15 hours and standby time lasts up to 360 hours.

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Features

  • LARGE DISPLAY: This 3G mobile phone for elderly people has a large 2.4" display and it is perfect for those who want a practical phone with a classic and compact design for convenient everyday use.
  • CAMERA AND ASSISTANCE BUTTON: Capture special moments with your family thanks to the 2MP camera. The SOS button allows easy access to call your predefined contact numbers should you need help.
  • KEY FEATURES: This phone is delivered with HAC, email and internet access, Bluetooth, speakerphone, predictive text, adjustable font sizes, talking number keys, torch and a visual ring indicator.
  • MY DORO MANAGER: It is a convenient web service offered by Doro which enables you to easily manage your phone’s settings and content from anywhere as well as to transfer data to a new phone.
  • BATTERY: This easy phone for seniors comes with a standard mains charging plug and USB lead to charge the device when needed. Talk time is up to 8 hours and standby time lasts up to 500 hours.​

Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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