Emporia RL1 ReviewEmporia RL1 6.5
Emporia RL1. Offering nothing but the pure basics, the phone is meant to be as easy to use as possible and is designed with the elderly in mind. The Emporia RL1 has a big numeric keypad, a high contrast OLED display, a minimalistic user interface, an LED flashlight, and comes with a docking station out of the box.
With its crude looks and rough edges, the Emporia RL1 is surely not pretty, but then again, it was never meant to be.
Most of its front side is occupied by a huge, backlit numeric keypad, which is really convenient to operate by users of all ages. The 1.8 inch OLED display is very easily legible thanks to the high contrast levels that it provides. However, there is a constant flickering that becomes more and more noticeable by the minute, and while most users will not be bothered by it, others might find it annoying.
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On the phone's sides we see a dedicated flashlight button, a power button, a keyboard lock key, and a 2-button volume rocker. The volume rocker is very well exposed while the power, lock, and flashlight keys are extruded, which prevents accidental presses.
1. ivanprskalo (Posts: 122; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)
I will buy one for my dad. Maybe one for mother too. I think it is tailored to them.
7. ladyhaly (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
I should buy one for my mom as well. lol. I will whenever the device becomes available here, even if it's via pre-order.
3. downphoenix (Posts: 2878; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
I like how it kinda looks like a cheap chinese iphone knockoff in a way.
8. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
Your iPhone is also a chinese. remember, it is made in china, by foxconn!!!
4. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)
3 hours talk time battery life? nooo...
5. GeekMovement (Posts: 2022; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
200 hours standby time is pretty long... lol