Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Emporia RL 1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Emporia RL 1. The average rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the price and screen are on the whole positive. The size and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the design.

usability, portability, size, screen, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Emporia RL 1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 10 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 6 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 6 of 6 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (4)

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Emporia RL 1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Emporia RL 1 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the usability. The portability also gets good reviews.

portability, usability

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Emporia ESSENCE VF1 / RL1 Vodafone Branding - sim-free,

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Emporia RL1 Review


The Emporia RL1 is a phone built with the elderly in mind. It features a big numeric keypad, a high contrast OLED display, a minimalistic user interface, an LED flashlight, and a docking station has been included in the set...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (

Vodafone Emporia RL1


A budget mobile phone that wants to be a home phone.

Good call quality ; OLED screen ; Good value

No emergency call button ; Severe square design - an acquired taste

While it makes each letter easy to see, Jumbo leaves each menu option cut off at the edge of the screen, forcing you to wait for the painfully slow scroll to kick in to read the rest of the entry. Unless you have significantly compromised vision, the...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (

Emporia RL1 review -


The ability to blacklist designated numbers from texting you may warn off some unwanted attention

The call quality was poor and for a phone that supposedly caters for the hard of hearing is near unforgiveable

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: What Mobile (

Emporia RL1 review


Vodafone has a long history of simple, effective handsets that don't boggle the mind and do the basics well. At first glance, this phone looks a bit odd: thin plastic, rough to the touch almost, with the power button on the side.

Takes ease of use to new levels – there’s nothing but a few chunky keys and a screen.

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Autofocus:Not Applicable
Built-in Camera: No
Built-in Flash:Not Applicable
Video Resolution in Pixel:Not Applicable


Audio Playback: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: No
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: No


A2DP:Not Applicable
Bluetooth: No
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer



Display Technology:AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: Yes
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:Sim Free / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: No
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: No


Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable
Find the right phone for you Let our interactive guide help you! >>