Doro 6520: Plans | Pricing | Specs


Doro 6520 at a glance
When did the Doro 6520 come out? September 2016.
What’s new about the Doro 6520? Flip-phone design, hearing aid compatibility, emergency assist button.
How much does the Doro 6520 cost? The Doro 6520 retails for $119 outright.

With a flip-phone design, easy-to-press buttons and a raft of accessibility features, the Doro 6520 is a simple alternative to the complexities of modern smartphones.

Contrary to what companies like Apple and Samsung would have you believe, some people don't need a $1,000 supercomputer hanging out in their pocket 24 hours a day. All those high-resolution cameras, enormous touch screens and powerful processors that modern smartphones tout might sound flashy on paper, but they're ultimately luxury features that add significant complexity and cost to the humble mobile phone. If all you're looking for is a device that will let you keep in touch with friends and family, buying a brand new smartphone can often be overkill.

British phone manufacturer Doro realised this and set about designing simple, affordable handsets that strip away all extraneous smartphone features and focus primarily on calling and texting. The Doro 6520 is one such handset. Pitched as an "Easy Phone", the 6520 incorporates a range of accessibility features that make it particularly well-suited for the elderly or those with disabilities that affect their dexterity and motor functions.

Design

  • Simple flip-phone design with large physical buttons for easy operation
  • Wide array of accessibility options for those who need them

Camera

  • The simple point-and-shoot 2MP camera should serve well enough for basic photography
  • You'll want to purchase a microSD card if you plan on taking a lot of photos or videos

Performance

  • Sufficient power for the simple tasks it's designed for
  • Limited internal storage caps the number of contacts it can hold

Battery

  • Up to 8 hours of talk time, according to Doro
  • Battery can be removed and replaced if necessary

Pricing and availability

Doro 6520

A phone with all the nonsense cut out

The Doro 6520 puts accessibility front and centre with its large physical buttons, simple menus and helpful emergency assistance features.

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  • The Doro 6520 is available outright from Optus for $119.
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OS Nucleus
Display size (inches) 2.8
Display resolution (pixels) 240 x 320
Pixels per inch (PPI) 143
Processor N/A
Height (mm) 104
Width (mm) 55
Depth (mm) 19
Weight (g) 105
Battery size (mAh) 800
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 128MB
MicroSD expansion 32GB
Fingerprint scanner No
RAM 64MB
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 2
Rear camera (1) aperture N/A
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution
Front camera (1) aperture N/A
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi N/A
Network category speed N/A
NFC support No
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Updated March 19th, 2019
Name Product Display Rear camera Internal storage Battery size More info
2.8
inches

240 x 320px

2MP

128MB

800
mAh

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Matt Sayer

Matt Sayer is a writer for Finder, covering all things technology and telecommunications. Along with reporting on events like CES and Mobile World Congress, he has produced comprehensive guides for popular products like smart speakers and graphics cards. He has a Bachelor of Computer Science from RMIT University and is passionate about helping Aussies leverage technology to better their lives.

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    TerryFebruary 25, 2019

    How do I connect a Doro 6520 to Telstra?

    • finder Customer Care
      JeniFebruary 28, 2019Staff

      Hi Terry,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      So long that your Doro handset is not locked with a certain provider, you may insert your Telstra SIM card to connect your Doro handset with Telstra.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    ianJanuary 13, 2019

    If I buy a Doro 6520, can I use it using aldi prepaid vouchers?

    • finder Customer Care
      JeniJanuary 16, 2019Staff

      Hi Ian,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      Please note that AldiMobile’s prepaid vouchers are used with AldiMobile’s prepaid plans/products. If you click on the buy now green button on this page, you will then be redirected to eBay’s page to proceed with your online purchase.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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