The 3 Best Mobile Phones for Older People
For a long time, older people were given little consideration by the designers of mobile phones. The small font sizes, fiddly user interfaces and bewildering array of functions developed for young technology geeks can prove to be a barrier for people who did not grow up in a digital world. Thankfully, however, things have changed, and there’s now a decent choice of mobile phones created with the elderly in mind. Let’s look at the cream of the crop.
Binatone SM 400 Big Button GSM – Link
This mobile is easy to handle and user-friendly. It has talking numbers and an extra-loud speakerphone function, and hearing-aid compatibility eliminates whistling and interference. The direct dial memories allow instant access to your most frequently used numbers. There is also an excellent SOS function that calls the stored numbers in turn until there is a response. The battery offers a respectable 180 hours of life on standby.
Doro PhoneEasy 612 – Link
Doro specialise in developing easy to use and affordable mobile phones, and their experience and expertise may well culminate in this model. It sits well in the hand and the clam shell design makes it easy to answer and end calls with just a flip. As well as the features you would expect, such as large numbers, hearing-aid compatibility, a high volume speaker, speed dialling shortcuts and an emergency calling feature, this top-notch mobile also has concave keys and raised edges for ease of handling, and menus that are easy to negotiate.
Samsung S6500 Galaxy Mini 2 – Link
Finally, this mobile is not age-specific, but if you require more than just basic functionality and would like to do some limited internet browsing, this is an easy to use, inexpensive touchscreen smartphone that holds its charge well.