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Doro 8035


Doro 8035
Doro 8035 (8000 Series Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 4 x 1.1 GHz, Cortex-A7
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
5.00 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 294 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, compass, microUSB
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, HSPA, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.48 x 148.6 x 70.1 ( = 0.37 x 5.85 x 2.76 in)
2500 mAh, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 10.5 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 550 h
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual, 24 Months Warranty
171 g ( = 6.03 oz / 0.38 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
200 Euro



Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 100%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Doro 8035

Dorophone 8035 – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English version
This is the odd thing. I liked the Doro 8035 for what it was, and not what it wasn’t. It won’t win any speed awards, The battery probably wouldn’t last long if I were trying to use it for YouTubes, Netflixing, Instagrams, Twitter, and all the usual multimedias that most people use as part of the modern-day experience of using a smartphone. But the Doro 8035 wasn’t created for that use-case. It was for the people who end up having conversations like this:
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2019
60% Doro 8035 review: an appealing smartphone for older users
Source: T3 English version
When picking the best phone, not everyone wants top-end specs or the biggest display – older folk just want something that's easy to use and straightforward, which is what Doro specialises in. Its phones are simple, affordable, and made with the elderly in mind. The Doro 8035 is the second-most advanced (and expensive) phone Doro makes, after the Doro 8040 (which has a slightly bigger battery and a slightly better camera). If you've got older friends or relatives in the market for a new phone, then this is worth checking out.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
72% Doro 8035 – Review- A phone even my Nan could use!
Source: What Mobile English version
So this phone is a nice phone that gives its elder readers a bright easy to read the screen with plenty of volume and great features and with a normal smartphone look this is a great buy for the over 65’s.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 60% mobility: 100% workmanship: 60%
80% DORO 8035 SmartPhone
Source: Gadgetspeak English version
Doro have been selling their phones in the UK for many years, not only do they do home phones but they also are the premier manufacturer for those with disabilities be that sight or hearing, now they have moved into SmartPhones that look normal but can still offer help but you no longer have a phone that looks like it’s for someone who has a disability.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Doro 8035
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/09/2018
80% Preiswertes Senioren-Smartphone mit Kaufempfehlung
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Doro 8035, Móvil Fácil De Usar Para Personas Mayores
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN version
Positive: Good price; nice design; decent ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2018
Doro 8035 review: ideaal voor senioren
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN version
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/24/2018


Model: The versatile Doro 8035 offers a great experience for both Android users and first-time smartphone owners. Doro had set itself the goal of lowering the threshold for seniors to switch to smartphones. Unlike other smartphones, it allows a user to choose between a traditional Android interface and Doro's highly intuitive, action-based interface that makes navigating brilliantly simple. It also keeps track of the actions users use most often. The senior cell phone specialist Doro has made smartphones user-friendly again. The Doro 9035 comes in the standard 5-inch format. In addition, a dock is provided, which is suitable for installation on the bedside table. By using this dock, the Doro 8035 is charged within a few hours. Furthermore, it shows the time and background images from the user’s gallery. Thus, the Doro 8035 also takes over the function of a small, digital picture frame. In dock mode, a user can also control music playback, set the alarm or make calls. However, the music can only be played back by the internal or microSD memory and not by streaming services or Internet radio stations. Even better, the Doro 8035 comes with Google Assistant, a powerful personal assistant that responds to the user’s voice. There is also a built-in assistance button enabling direct contact with providers of emergency or convenience services in user’s area. Doro's smartphones are famous for their emergency button. This can be configured in many ways. If a user presses it for the first time, the menu will guide them through the configuration. The button can either make a loud sound, send an SMS to contacts with a cry for help and user’s coordinates or start Doro Connect & Care, which is an app to help the user take care of their elderly loved ones by creating a network of careers around them.

The main camera delivers 5 Megapixel, front camera features a resolution of 2 Megapixel. The 5-inch display has a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, so content will not be displayed outstandingly sharp. The customer's group priority is likely to be primarily on high contrasts so that icons and text are clearly visible. Also, the on-screen keyboard has been optimized and has extra-large buttons. The home screen has two navigation modes. In simple mode, the main view presents three basic features: call, view, and send. It also offers verbal-style submenus. These are coded in the same color as the button. As for battery life, the Doro 8035 is equipped with a 2500 mAh battery. According to the manufacturer, it can achieve a 3G talk time of 10.5 hours and a 3G Standby time of 550 hours. However, if the user installs more apps with background activity, battery life will quickly decrease. The Doro 8035 reminds people of the older smartphone days. The physical buttons and relatively large bezels for today’s standards make it more suitable for light users such as older people.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 304: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 210 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

210 MSM8909: Entry-level SoC with four ARM Cortex-A7 cores at max. 1.1 GHz. Furthermore, it features an integrated Cat 4 LTE Modem and 1080p video de- and encoding.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

73%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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