Older people have specific needs when choosing a mobile phone: they need one big bigger keys, an easy to use menu and no that expensive. So, here are ten mobile phones perfect for senior citizen.
1. MyPhone 1045
One phone manufacturers with most models for the elderly is the Polish company MyPhone. Some of its popular models include MyPhone 1045, benefiting from generous buttons, two buttons to answer and reject calls and unidirectional menu key.
In addition, there is an emergency SOS button that automatically calls your five predefined numbers until someone answers. The few additional features include a flashlight, alarm and calendar and you benefit from a 3.5 mm audio jack and a pair of headphones included in the package. Also, the package includes a stand for when the phone is used more at home.
2. Panasonic KX- TU301
Panasonic KX- TU301 stands out with its large keys, with generous fonts and simple menu. In addition, in case of an emergency, you can press a button for five priority calls that the phone automatically calls until someone answers. At the same time, you have a speaker if the caller cannot use his hands.
The phone can withstand shocks if dropped from heights up to 1.5 meters and it includes a flashlight. The display has only a 1.8″ diagonal. The 940 mAh battery provides a range of up to 11 days standby and four hours of talk time.
3. MyPhone 1065
For seniors who prefer a compact phone, MyPhone 1065 is one of the best solutions. It keeps the overall large dimensions of keys and display of numbers, but the phone has a smaller width due to the strong decrease of the frame.
The phone relies on a TFT screen with a diagonal of 1.8″ and a resolution of 160 × 128 pixels, but the text on the screen isn’t that big. In addition to voice and SMS functions, the user has the ability to listen to music on the FM radio. It weighs 180 grams.
4. Alcatel OT -2001
Alcatel OT -2001 is a device that also benefits from large buttons, keys and even larger ones for receiving and rejecting calls. The technical facilities are better than with other models of its kind, particularly in terms of display. The phone has TFT color display with a diagonal of 2.4″ and resolution of 320 × 240 pixels, voice and FM radio. In addition, there is a 2 MP camera which can be useful for the elderly in some situations. The 1000 mAh Li – Ion battery provides a range of up to 500 hours standby and up to 7 hours of talk time.
5. MyPhone 1082
MyPhone 1082 for seniors has one of the biggest buttons, and a design very similar to other models of MyPhone. The numbers are shown with a large font to be easily visible and above them is a key to answer calls, a key for navigating the menu and one for rejecting calls.
The device has a CSTN display with a diagonal of 1.8″ and, except the classic features, there is also an FM radio. The included battery is 800 mAh, but is strong enough to operate with the modest phone options.
6. ZTE-G S302
ZTE-G S302 has been specially designed for seniors who cannot always keep up with technology. The first advantage of this phone are the big key. Thus, users will not have trouble identifying them with or without eyeglasses. In addition, the numbers on the screen are much larger than with traditional phones. There is also the possibility to set the phone so that the user be warned with the sound of the key pressed.
Tg102 Monis has large keys, it’s easy to use and navigate through the menu, especially for the elderly, for people with low vision and for those who just want a good phone for talking. It is very useful when you go on trips to other countries and you don’t want to carry a valuable phone. It has an SOS button that can be set to call an emergency number.
8. Samsung C3060R
This was the first phone from Samsung for the elderly. C3060R comes with features that will make a user-friendly terminal for the elderly. For example, the keys are larger than those of a normal phone and the screen or 2.2 inch with a resolution of 176 x 220 pixels is easy to read.
The Jitterbug from Samsung is another easy -to -use phone on the market, especially since it received good reviews. The exterior has a jelly-bean like design and inside there are large buttons and an LCD with big, high- contrast text.
10. Nokia C2 – 01.5
Though not designed for seniors, the Nokia C2 – 01.5 made many seniors enjoy it. It is a simple, basic phone with an easy to use menu. It doesn’t have huge keys, but if offers more functionality. Unlike the pure -breed senior phone, this Nokia has a good camera, allows apps and Interned access.