Just5 CP10 large button phone review

Until recently, there was no market for devices for the elderly in Russia, in some European countries Emporia has been dealing with such phones for several years, but our only representative in the segment was Voxtel with the RX500 model. With some stretch, phones for the elderly can be called a number of models from popular manufacturers - the thousandth series of Nokia, several devices from Samsung, in particular, the C3060R. But all these options fit the definition of "phone for the elderly" only with reservations.

With the advent of the Voxtel RX500 in Russia, a market for such phones was formed, people already knew what to buy if they needed a device with really large keys, the second such phone was the CP09, which was first sold exclusively by the Megafon operator, and then by Beeline. You can read his review here. The appearance of the Just5 brand took place in 2009, quite recently, however, this market is just beginning to develop in Russia. The second model of the company - CP10 - is an improved version of CP09 in a different design, and we will talk about it.

Design, case materials

The phone looks interesting, the company's first device for Russia, CP09, was frankly clumsy, very simple in appearance, the CP10 has a hint of design, some may consider it a "remnant", but others will like its shape, smooth transitions of planes. Of course, if you choose a phone for your grandparents, then the design will hardly be important for them, the main thing is convenience, and the button size and other parameters are similar for CP09 and CP10.

A metal edging runs along the perimeter of the front side, the body materials are matte plastic, it is practical, does not get dirty, and does not leave marks on it. The phone is available in two color options - gray and white, the first one can be taken by the grandfather, and the second - by the grandmother, just right. In fact, the dark gray CP10 looks more brutal, while the white one looks neater, but it's all subjective.

The build quality is excellent, nothing to complain about. The keys do not play, the battery cover "sits" securely in its place, the gaps are minimal, nothing creaks or staggers.

Dimensions

The CP10 is a bit larger than a regular phone, and to be more precise, plumper. Phone dimensions - 107.6 x 50.8 x 17.2 mm, weight - 98 grams. The puffiness of the device is useful, due to this it is convenient to hold it in the hand, it literally "lays" into it, without resting on the palm with sharp edges. In my opinion, this is a plus, an elderly person will feel comfortable holding the device.

Comparison with Nokia E71:

Comparison with Sony Ericsson G900:

Comparison with HTC Touch Diamond:

Controls

On the top of the front side is a speaker hole, below is a block of keys. There is a volume key on the top left edge of the phone, it is small, it could be bigger, it is not always convenient to press it, you need to hit exactly on the edge of the button for it to be pressed. Below is the button to turn the radio on and off.

There are two switches on the right edge - a flashlight and a lock. Both switches have two states, respectively, the flashlight can simply be turned on and left in this position.

The flashlight is LED, it is located on the top end of the phone. Naturally, it is not bright, but in some situations it can be useful. In addition to a flashlight, there is a hole for a charger (thin, like in Nokia phones) and a universal 3.5 mm jack for a headset or headphones. The lock button has one "feature", or rather, a flaw. The fact is that you can only lock the phone from the main menu, that is, in the waiting screen (which shows the clock and date). If you are, for example, in the phone book or in messages, you cannot lock the phone by pressing the lock switch, nothing will happen. You need to exit to the waiting screen and only then lock the device.

At the bottom end there is a microphone hole and an eyelet for attaching a lace. The eyelet is located in the best place, you can fasten a cord in it and hang the phone around your neck.

On the back of the case there is a battery cover and an SOS button. This key can be assigned to send a text message to a pre-selected party or dial a number. The SOS key is a switch with two positions: off and on. The solution is strange. The fact is that the button is very easy to press, even by accident. In addition to the fact that you can press it just by touching it in your pocket, there is a high probability of pressing it during a conversation: the index finger lies just on this key. And if we take into account the fact that when SOS is pressed, the device starts to loudly signal the pressed key with a siren, then an accidental press will not please either the owner of the phone or the people around him. The function itself is certainly useful, but the implementation of the button is unsuccessful, in CP09 the solution was more logical.

Keyboard

The phone has 15 buttons, counting the dual up and down menu keys. The keys are very large, the average button size is 15x12 mm. It is convenient to press the keys with any fingers, even large ones, accidental pressing is almost impossible due to the size of the buttons.

The keyboard is the main feature of the phone and it is made "perfectly". In addition to the size of the keys, they stand out against the background of the buttons of an ordinary device with large numbers and markings in general, the letters are printed under and to the right of the numbers, so that a person who has not handled phones before will not confuse Cyrillic and Latin.

The backlighting of the keys is orange, it is not quite evenly distributed, but this is not particularly important, given that the entire block of keys is backlit very well and all characters are perfectly distinguishable. In the daytime, the backlight also improves the readability of the keyboard.

Screen

The phone has a monochrome display with orange backlighting. The physical dimensions of the screen are 24.5x37 mm, the display fits up to four lines of text in the main menu (counting the line with icons of the battery level, signal reception and others) and up to three lines in other menus.

The backlight is bright, however, it is not visible in the sun, while the screen remains well readable, this is a plus.

The font size is generally comfortable, but the phone lacks the ability to change this size, such an option would be useful, given the device's audience.

Radio

Just5 CP10 has an FM radio. A separate key is used to turn the radio on and off, it is located on the left edge of the phone. Press the button to turn on the radio, press again to turn it off. Everything is extremely simple and logical. The radio does not work in the background, but this is not required, because you can do nothing but make calls and write messages with the phone.

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The radio does not require a headset to work, and the phone picks up the signal perfectly. At my house, where usually on communicators for 20 or more thousand rubles the radio is “caught” only near the window, and even then not all stations, the CP10 broadcast without problems far from the window.

You can use the radio, for example, in the country, since the volume of the speaker is high. Naturally, at the maximum volume level, the speaker may wheeze, but if you imagine the scenario of using the radio in the country, when your grandparents are making barbecue or watering the garden, then this is not critical. He plays for himself and plays, the main thing is that he can hear well, even if he lies 5-10 meters away.

Offline work

The device uses a Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 1000 mAh. The manufacturer claims up to 8 hours of talk time and up to 200 hours of standby time. Taking into account the fact that with the help of the CP10 you can only make calls, write messages, listen to the radio and shine a flashlight, the actual operating time is not far from the manufacturer's data. So, with 20-30 minutes of calls a day and sending about 10 text messages, my phone worked for seven days.

The device's menu consists of seven items, each item is indicated by a large animated icon and a caption. The menu is entered by pressing the left key under the screen (call sending), and returning back - by pressing the right key (end call). Inside the submenu, the items are represented by a numbered list, you can navigate through the list using the key below the screen or by pressing the number buttons.

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In standby mode, the screen displays the signal strength, the selected call profile, the battery level, as well as the time in large print, the date in smaller print, and the caption "Menu".

The device is localized well, there are no abbreviations, and items that do not fit entirely on the screen are displayed as a creeping line when selected.

Contacts. The phone can store up to 500 contacts, each with a name (up to 27 characters) and one phone number. The list displays numbers both from the device’s memory and from SIM cards, next to each name has an icon explaining where exactly the contact is stored. Search in the phone book is carried out by the first letter of the name. Any of the contacts can be assigned to one of ten shortcut keys (buttons from "two" to "pounds").

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Messages. The device "can" work with text messages (EMS and MMS are not supported). The phone has the ability to send one message to several recipients at once, you can insert a number or name of a person from the address book into the message. There are templates, 10 pieces, you can edit them, as well as add new ones. In the SMS settings, you can set the number of the message center.

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Call history. Standard lists of incoming, outgoing and missed calls, each of which can store up to 10 numbers. The same numbers are combined, you can see the detailed information, which displays each call made to this number. For each call, you can see its duration.

Profiles. The phone has five profiles, each of which can be customized. As a ringtone, you can set one of the preset melodies (a total of 10 polyphonic ringtones are offered), you can also adjust its volume, and in addition turn on or off the vibrating alert. Sound settings for other actions are also set here.

Alarm clock. There are a total of five alarms in the phone, each of which can be activated for a single operation or on selected days of the week.

Calculator. The simplest calculator.

Settings. This menu contains the basic settings of the device, the bare minimum. Language, time and date, master volume, forwarding options and some more settings. In the same menu, you can create reminders with the possibility of sound notification.

Conclusion

There were no complaints about the quality of the device's communication for a week and a half of testing. Sometimes the loudspeaker volume was lacking, for example, in the metro it is problematic to hear the interlocutor's voice, while the interlocutor hears you perfectly, in this respect the phone is doing well. The vibrating alert in the phone is average in strength, by the way, this function was added to the CP10, there was no vibrating alert in the CP09.

The device will go on sale on April 8, the recommended cost will be 3,930 rubles, rounded up and we get a value of 4,000 rubles. Here a reasonable question arises: “Why pay so much?” People who were faced with the need to buy a phone for their parents or grandparents, but could not find a suitable device among hundreds of phones, are unlikely to wonder about the cost.

Yes, if you compare the CP10 with simple budget handsets, then its price is almost three times higher, but this comparison is incorrect due to the fact that simple budget phones are equipped with small keys and color or monochrome screens with small print. Of the direct competitors, there is Voxtel RX500 worth 2,000 rubles, the device is cheaper in every sense, including case materials, it has worse signal reception quality, plus in price.

The second Just5 phone is as good as the first one in its segment, of course. However, if the first device as a second phone was taken by a few, including because of the very clumsy design, then the CP10 is in some ways attractive in terms of design, yes, it is a “remnant”, if we use modern terminology, but it looks nice and quite suitable for the role of a second phone.

Let's try to develop this idea a bit and imagine what Just5 phones lack in order to be bought not only as a gift to parents or grandmothers, but also as a second phone. In my opinion, first of all, this is support for mp3 melodies. Even the CP10, which is perfect for the role of a second phone in terms of design, working time, is pleasant until the moment of the first incoming call. Terrible MIDI tunes are not what people like today. The second useful improvement, in my opinion, is a large screen, and not necessarily color, but at least 5-6 lines of information fit on it. In principle, even these two things will make the company's devices much more attractive to a wide audience as a second phone for calls. In the meantime, this is just a great and at the same time beautiful phone with big buttons for the elderly.

Just5 CP10 large button phone review

Until recently, there was no market for devices for the elderly in Russia, in some European countries Emporia has been dealing with such phones for several years, but our only representative in the segment was Voxtel with the RX500 model. With some stretch, phones for the elderly can be called a number of models from popular manufacturers - the thousandth series of Nokia, several devices from Samsung, in particular, the C3060R. But all these options fit the definition of "phone for the elderly" only with reservations.

With the advent of the Voxtel RX500 in Russia, a market for such phones was formed, people already knew what to buy if they needed a device with really large keys, the second such phone was the CP09, which was first sold exclusively by the Megafon operator, and then by Beeline. You can read his review here. The appearance of the Just5 brand took place in 2009, quite recently, however, this market is just beginning to develop in Russia. The second model of the company - CP10 - is an improved version of CP09 in a different design, and we will talk about it.

Design, case materials

The phone looks interesting, the company's first device for Russia, CP09, was frankly clumsy, very simple in appearance, the CP10 has a hint of design, some may consider it a "remnant", but others will like its shape, smooth transitions of planes. Of course, if you choose a phone for your grandparents, then the design will hardly be important for them, the main thing is convenience, and the button size and other parameters are similar for CP09 and CP10.

A metal edging runs along the perimeter of the front side, the body materials are matte plastic, it is practical, does not get dirty, and does not leave marks on it. The phone is available in two color options - gray and white, the first one can be taken by the grandfather, and the second - by the grandmother, just right. In fact, the dark gray CP10 looks more brutal, while the white one looks neater, but it's all subjective.

The build quality is excellent, nothing to complain about. The keys do not play, the battery cover "sits" securely in its place, the gaps are minimal, nothing creaks or staggers.

Dimensions

The CP10 is a bit larger than a regular phone, and to be more precise, plumper. Phone dimensions - 107.6 x 50.8 x 17.2 mm, weight - 98 grams. The puffiness of the device is useful, due to this it is convenient to hold it in the hand, it literally "lays" into it, without resting on the palm with sharp edges. In my opinion, this is a plus, an elderly person will feel comfortable holding the device.

Comparison with Nokia E71:

Comparison with Sony Ericsson G900:

Comparison with HTC Touch Diamond:

Controls

On the top of the front side there is a speaker hole, below is a block of keys. There is a volume key on the top left edge of the phone, it is small, it could be bigger, it is not always convenient to press it, you need to hit exactly on the edge of the button for it to be pressed. Below is the button to turn the radio on and off.

There are two switches on the right edge - a flashlight and a lock. Both switches have two states, respectively, the flashlight can simply be turned on and left in this position.

The flashlight is LED, it is located on the top end of the phone. Naturally, it is not bright, but in some situations it can be useful. In addition to a flashlight, there is a hole for a charger (thin, like in Nokia phones) and a universal 3.5 mm jack for a headset or headphones. The lock button has one "feature", or rather, a flaw. The fact is that you can only lock the phone from the main menu, that is, in the waiting screen (which shows the clock and date). If you are, for example, in the phone book or in messages, you cannot lock the phone by pressing the lock switch, nothing will happen. You need to exit to the waiting screen and only then lock the device.

At the bottom end there is a microphone hole and an eyelet for attaching a lace. The eyelet is located in the best place, you can fasten a cord in it and hang the phone around your neck.

On the back of the case there is a battery cover and an SOS button. This key can be assigned to send a text message to a pre-selected party or dial a number. The SOS key is a switch with two positions: off and on. The solution is strange. The fact is that the button is very easy to press, even by accident. In addition to the fact that you can press it just by touching it in your pocket, there is a high probability of pressing it during a conversation: the index finger lies just on this key. And if we take into account the fact that when SOS is pressed, the device starts to loudly signal the pressed key with a siren, then an accidental press will not please either the owner of the phone or the people around him. The function itself is certainly useful, but the implementation of the button is unsuccessful, in CP09 the solution was more logical.

Keyboard

The phone has 15 buttons, counting the dual up and down menu keys. The keys are very large, the average button size is 15x12 mm. It is convenient to press the keys with any fingers, even large ones, accidental pressing is almost impossible due to the size of the buttons.

The keyboard is the main feature of the phone and it is made "perfectly". In addition to the size of the keys, they stand out against the background of the buttons of an ordinary device with large numbers and markings in general, the letters are printed under and to the right of the numbers, so that a person who has not handled phones before will not confuse Cyrillic and Latin.

The backlighting of the keys is orange, it is not quite evenly distributed, but this is not particularly important, given that the entire block of keys is backlit very well and all characters are perfectly distinguishable. In the daytime, the backlight also improves the readability of the keyboard.

Screen

The phone has a monochrome display with orange backlighting. The physical dimensions of the screen are 24.5x37 mm, the display fits up to four lines of text in the main menu (counting the line with icons of the battery level, signal reception and others) and up to three lines in other menus.

The backlight is bright, however, it is not visible in the sun, while the screen remains well readable, this is a plus.

The font size is generally comfortable, but the phone lacks the ability to change this size, such an option would be useful, given the device's audience.

Radio

Just5 CP10 has an FM radio. A separate key is used to turn the radio on and off, it is located on the left edge of the phone. Press the button to turn on the radio, press again to turn it off. Everything is extremely simple and logical. The radio does not work in the background, but this is not required, because you can do nothing but make calls and write messages with the phone.

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The radio does not require a headset to work, and the phone picks up the signal perfectly. At my house, where usually on communicators for 20 or more thousand rubles the radio is “caught” only near the window, and even then not all stations, the CP10 broadcast without problems far from the window.

You can use the radio, for example, in the country, since the volume of the speaker is high. Naturally, at the maximum volume level, the speaker may wheeze, but if you imagine the scenario of using the radio in the country, when your grandparents are making barbecue or watering the garden, then this is not critical. He plays for himself and plays, the main thing is that he can hear well, even if he lies 5-10 meters away.

Offline work

The device uses a Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 1000 mAh. The manufacturer claims up to 8 hours of talk time and up to 200 hours of standby time. Taking into account the fact that with the help of the CP10 you can only make calls, write messages, listen to the radio and shine a flashlight, the actual operating time is not far from the manufacturer's data. So, with 20-30 minutes of calls a day and sending about 10 text messages, my phone worked for seven days.

The device's menu consists of seven items, each item is indicated by a large animated icon and a caption. The menu is entered by pressing the left key under the screen (call sending), and returning back - by pressing the right key (end call). Inside the submenu, the items are represented by a numbered list, you can move through the list using the key below the screen or by pressing the number buttons.

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In standby mode, the screen displays the signal strength, the selected call profile, the battery level, as well as the time in large print, the date in smaller print, and the caption "Menu".

The localization of the device is well done, there are no abbreviations, and items that do not fit entirely on the screen are displayed as a creeping line when they are selected.

Contacts. The phone can store up to 500 contacts, each with a name (up to 27 characters) and one phone number. The list displays numbers both from the device’s memory and from SIM cards, next to each name has an icon explaining where exactly the contact is stored. Search in the phone book is carried out by the first letter of the name. Any of the contacts can be assigned to one of ten shortcut keys (buttons from "two" to "pounds").

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Messages. The device "can" work with text messages (EMS and MMS are not supported). The phone has the ability to send one message to several recipients at once, you can insert a number or name of a person from the address book into the message. There are templates, 10 pieces, you can edit them, as well as add new ones. In the SMS settings, you can set the number of the message center.

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Call history. Standard lists of incoming, outgoing and missed calls, each of which can store up to 10 numbers. The same numbers are combined, you can see the detailed information, which displays each call made to this number. For each call, you can see its duration.

Profiles. The phone has five profiles, each of which can be customized. As a ringtone, you can set one of the preset melodies (a total of 10 polyphonic ringtones are offered), you can also adjust its volume, and in addition turn on or off the vibrating alert. Sound settings for other actions are also set here.

Alarm clock. There are a total of five alarms in the phone, each of which can be activated for a single operation or on selected days of the week.

Calculator. The simplest calculator.

Settings. This menu contains the basic settings of the device, the bare minimum. Language, time and date, master volume, forwarding options and some more settings. In the same menu, you can create reminders with the possibility of sound notification.

Conclusion

There were no complaints about the quality of the device's communication for a week and a half of testing. Sometimes the loudspeaker volume was lacking, for example, in the metro it is problematic to hear the interlocutor's voice, while the interlocutor hears you perfectly, in this respect the phone is doing well. The vibrating alert in the phone is average in strength, by the way, this function was added to the CP10, there was no vibrating alert in the CP09.

The device will go on sale on April 8, the recommended cost will be 3,930 rubles, rounded up and we get a value of 4,000 rubles. Here a reasonable question arises: “Why pay so much?” People who were faced with the need to buy a phone for their parents or grandparents, but could not find a suitable device among hundreds of phones, are unlikely to wonder about the cost.

Yes, if you compare the CP10 with simple budget handsets, then its price is almost three times higher, but this comparison is incorrect due to the fact that simple budget phones are equipped with small keys and color or monochrome screens with small print. Of the direct competitors, there is Voxtel RX500 worth 2,000 rubles, the device is cheaper in every sense, including case materials, it has worse signal reception quality, plus in price.

The second Just5 phone is as good as the first one in its segment, of course. However, if the first device as a second phone was taken by a few, including because of the very clumsy design, then the CP10 is in some ways attractive in terms of design, yes, it is a “remnant”, if we use modern terminology, but it looks nice and quite suitable for the role of a second phone.

Let's try to develop this idea a bit and imagine what Just5 phones lack in order to be bought not only as a gift to parents or grandmothers, but also as a second phone. In my opinion, first of all, this is support for mp3 melodies. Even the CP10, which is perfect for the role of a second phone in terms of design, working time, is pleasant until the moment of the first incoming call. Terrible MIDI tunes are not what people like today. The second useful improvement, in my opinion, is a large screen, and not necessarily color, but at least 5-6 lines of information fit on it. In principle, even these two things will make the company's devices much more attractive to a wide audience as a second phone for calls. In the meantime, this is just a great and at the same time beautiful phone with big buttons for the elderly.

Just5 CP10 Big Button Phone Review

Until recently, there was no market for devices for the elderly in Russia, in some European countries Emporia has been dealing with such phones for several years, but our only representative in the segment was Voxtel with the RX500 model. With some stretch, phones for the elderly can be called a number of models from popular manufacturers - the thousandth series of Nokia, several devices from Samsung, in particular, the C3060R. But all these options fit the definition of "phone for the elderly" only with reservations.

With the advent of the Voxtel RX500 in Russia, a market for such phones was formed, people already knew what to buy if they needed a device with really large keys, the second such phone was the CP09, which was first sold exclusively by the Megafon operator, and then by Beeline. You can read his review here. The appearance of the Just5 brand took place in 2009, quite recently, however, this market is just beginning to develop in Russia. The second model of the company - CP10 - is an improved version of CP09 in a different design, and we will talk about it.

Design, case materials

The phone looks interesting, the company's first device for Russia, CP09, was frankly clumsy, very simple in appearance, the CP10 has a hint of design, some may consider it a "remnant", but others will like its shape, smooth transitions of planes. Of course, if you choose a phone for your grandparents, then the design will hardly be important for them, the main thing is convenience, and the button size and other parameters are similar for CP09 and CP10.

A metal edging runs along the perimeter of the front side, the body materials are matte plastic, it is practical, does not get dirty, and does not leave marks on it. The phone is available in two color options - gray and white, the first one can be taken by the grandfather, and the second - by the grandmother, just right. In fact, the dark gray CP10 looks more brutal, while the white one looks neater, but it's all subjective.

The build quality is excellent, nothing to complain about. The keys do not play, the battery cover "sits" securely in its place, the gaps are minimal, nothing creaks or staggers.

Dimensions

The CP10 is a bit larger than a regular phone, and to be more precise, plumper. Phone dimensions - 107.6 x 50.8 x 17.2 mm, weight - 98 grams. The puffiness of the device is useful, due to this it is convenient to hold it in the hand, it literally "lays" into it, without resting on the palm with sharp edges. In my opinion, this is a plus, an elderly person will feel comfortable holding the device.

Comparison with Nokia E71:

Comparison with Sony Ericsson G900:

Comparison with HTC Touch Diamond:

Controls

On the top of the front side is a speaker hole, below is a block of keys. There is a volume key on the top left edge of the phone, it is small, it could be bigger, it is not always convenient to press it, you need to hit exactly on the edge of the button for it to be pressed. Below is the button to turn the radio on and off.

There are two switches on the right edge - a flashlight and a lock. Both switches have two states, respectively, the flashlight can simply be turned on and left in this position.

The flashlight is LED, it is located on the top end of the phone. Naturally, it is not bright, but in some situations it can be useful. In addition to a flashlight, there is a hole for a charger (thin, like in Nokia phones) and a universal 3.5 mm jack for a headset or headphones. The lock button has one "feature", or rather, a flaw. The fact is that you can only lock the phone from the main menu, that is, in the waiting screen (which shows the clock and date). If you are, for example, in the phone book or in messages, you cannot lock the phone by pressing the lock switch, nothing will happen. You need to exit to the waiting screen and only then lock the device.

At the bottom end there is a microphone hole and an eyelet for attaching a lace. The eyelet is located in the best place, you can fasten a cord in it and hang the phone around your neck.

On the back of the case there is a battery cover and an SOS button. This key can be assigned to send a text message to a pre-selected party or dial a number. The SOS key is a switch with two positions: off and on. The solution is strange. The fact is that the button is very easy to press, even by accident. In addition to the fact that you can press it just by touching it in your pocket, there is a high probability of pressing it during a conversation: the index finger lies just on this key. And if we take into account the fact that when SOS is pressed, the device starts to loudly signal the pressed key with a siren, then an accidental press will not please either the owner of the phone or the people around him. The function itself is certainly useful, but the implementation of the button is unsuccessful, in CP09 the solution was more logical.

Keyboard

The phone has 15 buttons, counting the dual up and down menu keys. The keys are very large, the average button size is 15x12 mm. It is convenient to press the keys with any fingers, even large ones, accidental pressing is almost impossible due to the size of the buttons.

The keyboard is the main feature of the phone and it is made "perfectly". In addition to the size of the keys, they stand out against the background of the buttons of an ordinary device with large numbers and markings in general, the letters are printed under and to the right of the numbers, so that a person who has not handled phones before will not confuse Cyrillic and Latin.

The backlighting of the keys is orange, it is not quite evenly distributed, but this is not particularly important, given that the entire block of keys is backlit very well and all characters are perfectly distinguishable. In the daytime, the backlight also improves the readability of the keyboard.

Screen

The phone has a monochrome display with orange backlighting. The physical dimensions of the screen are 24.5x37 mm, the display fits up to four lines of text in the main menu (counting the line with icons of the battery level, signal reception and others) and up to three lines in other menus.

The backlight is bright, however, it is not visible in the sun, while the screen remains well readable, this is a plus.

The font size is generally comfortable, but the phone lacks the ability to change this size, such an option would be useful, given the device's audience.

Radio

Just5 CP10 has an FM radio. A separate key is used to turn the radio on and off, it is located on the left edge of the phone. Press the button to turn on the radio, press again to turn it off. Everything is extremely simple and logical. The radio does not work in the background, but this is not required, because you can do nothing but make calls and write messages with the phone.

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The radio does not require a headset to work, and the phone picks up the signal perfectly. At my house, where usually on communicators for 20 or more thousand rubles the radio is “caught” only near the window, and even then not all stations, the CP10 broadcast without problems far from the window.

You can use the radio, for example, in the country, since the volume of the speaker is high. Naturally, at the maximum volume level, the speaker may wheeze, but if you imagine the scenario of using the radio in the country, when your grandparents are making barbecue or watering the garden, then this is not critical. He plays for himself and plays, the main thing is that he can hear well, even if he lies 5-10 meters away.

Work offline

The device uses a Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 1000 mAh. The manufacturer claims up to 8 hours of talk time and up to 200 hours of standby time. Taking into account the fact that with the help of the CP10 you can only make calls, write messages, listen to the radio and shine a flashlight, the actual operating time is not far from the manufacturer's data. So, with 20-30 minutes of calls a day and sending about 10 text messages, my phone worked for seven days.

The device's menu consists of seven items, each item is indicated by a large animated icon and a caption. The menu is entered by pressing the left key under the screen (call sending), and returning back - by pressing the right key (end call). Inside the submenu, the items are represented by a numbered list, you can move through the list using the key below the screen or by pressing the number buttons.

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In standby mode, the screen displays the signal strength, the selected call profile, the battery level, as well as the time in large print, the date in smaller print, and the caption "Menu".

The device is localized well, there are no abbreviations, and items that do not fit entirely on the screen are displayed as a creeping line when selected.

Contacts. The phone can store up to 500 contacts, each with a name (up to 27 characters) and one phone number. The list displays numbers both from the device’s memory and from SIM cards, next to each name has an icon explaining where exactly the contact is stored. Search in the phone book is carried out by the first letter of the name. Any of the contacts can be assigned to one of ten shortcut keys (buttons from "two" to "pounds").

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Messages. The device "can" work with text messages (EMS and MMS are not supported). The phone has the ability to send one message to several recipients at once, you can insert a number or name of a person from the address book into the message. There are templates, 10 pieces, you can edit them, as well as add new ones. In the SMS settings, you can set the number of the message center.

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Call history. Standard lists of incoming, outgoing and missed calls, each of which can store up to 10 numbers. The same numbers are combined, you can see the detailed information, which displays each call made to this number. For each call, you can see its duration.

Profiles. The phone has five profiles, each of which can be customized. As a ringtone, you can set one of the preset melodies (a total of 10 polyphonic ringtones are offered), you can also adjust its volume, and in addition turn on or off the vibrating alert. Sound settings for other actions are also set here.

Alarm clock. There are a total of five alarms in the phone, each of which can be activated for a single operation or on selected days of the week.

Calculator. The simplest calculator.

Settings. This menu contains the basic settings of the device, the bare minimum. Language, time and date, master volume, forwarding options and some more settings. In the same menu, you can create reminders with the possibility of sound notification.

Conclusion

There were no complaints about the quality of the device's communication for a week and a half of testing. Sometimes the loudspeaker volume was lacking, for example, in the metro it is problematic to hear the interlocutor's voice, while the interlocutor hears you perfectly, in this respect the phone is doing well. The vibrating alert in the phone is average in strength, by the way, this function was added to the CP10, there was no vibrating alert in the CP09.

The device will go on sale on April 8, the recommended cost will be 3,930 rubles, rounded up and we get a value of 4,000 rubles. Here a reasonable question arises: “Why pay so much?” People who were faced with the need to buy a phone for their parents or grandparents, but could not find a suitable device among hundreds of phones, are unlikely to wonder about the cost.

Yes, if you compare the CP10 with simple budget handsets, then its price is almost three times higher, but this comparison is incorrect due to the fact that simple budget phones are equipped with small keys and color or monochrome screens with small print. Of the direct competitors, there is Voxtel RX500 worth 2,000 rubles, the device is cheaper in every sense, including case materials, it has worse signal reception quality, plus in price.

The second Just5 phone is as good as the first one in its segment, of course. However, if the first device as a second phone was taken by a few, including because of the very clumsy design, then the CP10 is in some ways attractive in terms of design, yes, it is a “remnant”, if we use modern terminology, but it looks nice and quite suitable for the role of a second phone.

Let's try to develop this idea a bit and imagine what Just5 phones lack in order to be bought not only as a gift to parents or grandmothers, but also as a second phone. In my opinion, first of all, this is support for mp3 melodies. Even the CP10, which is perfect for the role of a second phone in terms of design, working time, is pleasant until the moment of the first incoming call. Terrible MIDI tunes are not what people like today. The second useful improvement, in my opinion, is a large screen, and not necessarily color, but at least 5-6 lines of information fit on it. In principle, even these two things will make the company's devices much more attractive to a wide audience as a second phone for calls. In the meantime, this is just a great and at the same time beautiful phone with big buttons for the elderly.

Just5 CP10 Big Button Phone Review

Until recently, there was no market for devices for the elderly in Russia, in some European countries Emporia has been dealing with such phones for several years, but our only representative in the segment was Voxtel with the RX500 model. With some stretch, phones for the elderly can be called a number of models from popular manufacturers - the thousandth series of Nokia, several devices from Samsung, in particular, the C3060R. But all these options fit the definition of "phone for the elderly" only with reservations.

With the advent of the Voxtel RX500 in Russia, a market for such phones was formed, people already knew what to buy if they needed a device with really large keys, the second such phone was the CP09, which was first sold exclusively by the Megafon operator, and then by Beeline. You can read his review here. The appearance of the Just5 brand took place in 2009, quite recently, however, this market is just beginning to develop in Russia. The second model of the company - CP10 - is an improved version of CP09 in a different design, and we will talk about it.

Design, case materials

The phone looks interesting, the company's first device for Russia, CP09, was frankly clumsy, very simple in appearance, the CP10 has a hint of design, some may consider it a "remnant", but others will like its shape, smooth transitions of planes. Of course, if you choose a phone for your grandparents, then the design will hardly be important for them, the main thing is convenience, and the button size and other parameters are similar for CP09 and CP10.

A metal edging runs along the perimeter of the front side, the body materials are matte plastic, it is practical, does not get dirty, and does not leave marks on it. The phone is available in two color options - gray and white, the first one can be taken by the grandfather, and the second - by the grandmother, just right. In fact, the dark gray CP10 looks more brutal, while the white one looks neater, but it's all subjective.

The build quality is excellent, nothing to complain about. The keys do not play, the battery cover "sits" securely in its place, the gaps are minimal, nothing creaks or staggers.

Dimensions

The CP10 is a bit larger than a regular phone, and to be more precise, plumper. Phone dimensions - 107.6 x 50.8 x 17.2 mm, weight - 98 grams. The puffiness of the device is useful, due to this it is convenient to hold it in the hand, it literally "lays" into it, without resting on the palm with sharp edges. In my opinion, this is a plus, an elderly person will feel comfortable holding the device.

Comparison with Nokia E71:

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Controls

On the top of the front side is a speaker hole, below is a block of keys. There is a volume key on the top left edge of the phone, it is small, it could be bigger, it is not always convenient to press it, you need to hit exactly on the edge of the button for it to be pressed. Below is the button to turn the radio on and off.

There are two switches on the right edge - a flashlight and a lock. Both switches have two states, respectively, the flashlight can simply be turned on and left in this position.

The flashlight is LED, it is located on the top end of the phone. Naturally, it is not bright, but in some situations it can be useful. In addition to a flashlight, there is a hole for a charger (thin, like in Nokia phones) and a universal 3.5 mm jack for a headset or headphones. The lock button has one "feature", or rather, a flaw. The fact is that you can only lock the phone from the main menu, that is, in the waiting screen (which shows the clock and date). If you are, for example, in the phone book or in messages, you cannot lock the phone by pressing the lock switch, nothing will happen. You need to exit to the waiting screen and only then lock the device.

At the bottom end there is a microphone hole and an eyelet for attaching a lace. The eyelet is located in the best place, you can fasten a cord in it and hang the phone around your neck.

On the back of the case there is a battery cover and an SOS button. This key can be assigned to send a text message to a pre-selected party or dial a number. The SOS key is a switch with two positions: off and on. The solution is strange. The fact is that the button is very easy to press, even by accident. In addition to the fact that you can press it just by touching it in your pocket, there is a high probability of pressing it during a conversation: the index finger lies just on this key. And if we take into account the fact that when SOS is pressed, the device starts to loudly signal the pressed key with a siren, then an accidental press will not please either the owner of the phone or the people around him. The function itself is certainly useful, but the implementation of the button is unsuccessful, in CP09 the solution was more logical.

Keyboard

The phone has 15 buttons, counting the dual up and down menu keys. The keys are very large, the average button size is 15x12 mm. It is convenient to press the keys with any fingers, even large ones, accidental pressing is almost impossible due to the size of the buttons.

The keyboard is the main feature of the phone and it is made "perfectly". In addition to the size of the keys, they stand out against the background of the buttons of an ordinary device with large numbers and markings in general, the letters are printed under and to the right of the numbers, so that a person who has not handled phones before will not confuse Cyrillic and Latin.

The backlighting of the keys is orange, it is not quite evenly distributed, but this is not particularly important, given that the entire block of keys is backlit very well and all characters are perfectly distinguishable. In the daytime, the backlight also improves the readability of the keyboard.

Screen

The phone has a monochrome display with orange backlighting. The physical dimensions of the screen are 24.5x37 mm, the display fits up to four lines of text in the main menu (counting the line with icons of the battery level, signal reception and others) and up to three lines in other menus.

The backlight is bright, however, it is not visible in the sun, while the screen remains well readable, this is a plus.

The font size is generally comfortable, but the phone lacks the ability to change this size, such an option would be useful, given the device's audience.

Radio

Just5 CP10 has an FM radio. A separate key is used to turn the radio on and off, it is located on the left edge of the phone. Press the button to turn on the radio, press again to turn it off. Everything is extremely simple and logical. The radio does not work in the background, but this is not required, because you can do nothing but make calls and write messages with the phone.

The radio does not require a headset to work, and the phone picks up the signal perfectly. At my house, where usually on communicators for 20 or more thousand rubles the radio is “caught” only near the window, and even then not all stations, the CP10 broadcast without problems far from the window.

You can use the radio, for example, in the country, since the volume of the speaker is high. Naturally, at the maximum volume level, the speaker may wheeze, but if you imagine the scenario of using the radio in the country, when your grandparents are making barbecue or watering the garden, then this is not critical. He plays for himself and plays, the main thing is that he can hear well, even if he lies 5-10 meters away.

Offline work

The device uses a Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 1000 mAh. The manufacturer claims up to 8 hours of talk time and up to 200 hours of standby time. Taking into account the fact that with the help of the CP10 you can only make calls, write messages, listen to the radio and shine a flashlight, the actual operating time is not far from the manufacturer's data. So, with 20-30 minutes of calls a day and sending about 10 text messages, my phone worked for seven days.

The device's menu consists of seven items, each item is indicated by a large animated icon and a caption. The menu is entered by pressing the left key under the screen (call sending), and returning back - by pressing the right key (end call). Inside the submenu, the items are represented by a numbered list, you can move through the list using the key below the screen or by pressing the number buttons.

In standby mode, the screen displays the signal strength, the selected call profile, the battery level, as well as the time in large print, the date in smaller print, and the caption "Menu".

The device is localized well, there are no abbreviations, and items that do not fit entirely on the screen are displayed as a creeping line when selected.

Contacts. The phone can store up to 500 contacts, each with a name (up to 27 characters) and one phone number. The list displays numbers both from the phone's memory and from the SIM card, next to each name there is an icon explaining where exactly the contact is stored. Search in the phone book is carried out by the first letter of the name. Any of the contacts can be assigned to one of ten shortcut keys (buttons from "two" to "pounds").

Contacts . The phone can store up to 500 contacts, each with a name (up to 27 characters) and one phone number. The list displays numbers both from the machine's memory and from SIM cards, next to each name there is an icon explaining where exactly the contact is stored. Search in the phone book is carried out by the first letter of the name. Any of the contacts can be assigned to one of ten shortcut keys (buttons from "two" to "pounds").

Messages. The device "can" work with text messages (EMS and MMS are not supported). The phone has the ability to send one message to several recipients at once, you can insert a number or name of a person from the address book into the message. There are templates, 10 pieces, you can edit them, as well as add new ones. In the SMS settings, you can set the number of the message center.

Call history. Standard lists of incoming, outgoing and missed calls, each of which can store up to 10 numbers. The same numbers are combined, you can see the detailed information, which displays each call made to this number. For each call, you can see its duration.

Profiles. The phone has five profiles, each of which can be customized. As a ringtone, you can set one of the preset melodies (a total of 10 polyphonic ringtones are offered), you can also adjust its volume, and in addition turn on or off the vibrating alert. Sound settings for other actions are also set here.

Alarm clock. There are a total of five alarms in the phone, each of which can be activated for a single operation or on selected days of the week.

Calculator. The simplest calculator.

Settings. This menu contains the basic settings of the device, the bare minimum. Language, time and date, master volume, forwarding options and some more settings. In the same menu, you can create reminders with the possibility of sound notification.

Conclusion

There were no complaints about the quality of the device's communication for a week and a half of testing. Sometimes the loudspeaker volume was lacking, for example, in the metro it is problematic to hear the interlocutor's voice, while the interlocutor hears you perfectly, in this respect the phone is doing well. The vibrating alert in the phone is average in strength, by the way, this function was added to the CP10, there was no vibrating alert in the CP09.

The device will go on sale on April 8, the recommended cost will be 3,930 rubles, rounded up and we get a value of 4,000 rubles. Here a reasonable question arises: “Why pay so much?” People who were faced with the need to buy a phone for their parents or grandparents, but could not find a suitable device among hundreds of phones, are unlikely to wonder about the cost.

Yes, if you compare the CP10 with simple budget handsets, then its price is almost three times higher, but this comparison is incorrect due to the fact that simple budget phones are equipped with small keys and color or monochrome screens with small print. Of the direct competitors, there is Voxtel RX500 worth 2,000 rubles, the device is cheaper in every sense, including case materials, it has worse signal reception quality, plus in price.

The second Just5 phone is as good as the first one in its segment, of course. However, if the first device as a second phone was taken by a few, including because of the very clumsy design, then the CP10 is in some ways attractive in terms of design, yes, it is a “remnant”, if we use modern terminology, but it looks nice and quite suitable for the role of a second phone.

Let's try to develop this idea a bit and imagine what Just5 phones lack in order to be bought not only as a gift to parents or grandmothers, but also as a second phone. In my opinion, first of all, this is support for mp3 melodies. Even the CP10, which is perfect for the role of a second phone in terms of design, working time, is pleasant until the moment of the first incoming call. Terrible MIDI tunes are not what people like today. The second useful improvement, in my opinion, is a large screen, and not necessarily color, but at least 5-6 lines of information fit on it. In principle, even these two things will make the company's devices much more attractive to a wide audience as a second phone for calls. In the meantime, this is just a great and at the same time beautiful phone with big buttons for the elderly.