Best Smartphones for Seniors and Elderly 2016 - 2017

Admin 4/29/2017
The lookout for the best smartphone for seniors may represent a challenge; you have to consider some specially designed smartphones with seniors and elderly in mind. However, most of the available smartphones today are difficult to operate for older people. But as the number of seniors using smartphone recently increased, the number of simplified smartphones designed to appeal directly to the seniors increased. The simple smartphones not only allow seniors to be connected but they can transform into personal safety devices by the aid of some apps and services. Let’s review some of the best smartphones for seniors.


best smartphones for seniors

Doro 824 SmartEasy - best smartphone for seniors

Doro 824 SmartEasy front
Consumer Cellular offers the Doro 824 SmartEasy, which has a relatively large display (5.0-inch touchscreen) with simplified interface allows easy access to the main features via big icons. This smartphone is specially designed for seniors and combines the power of the new Android smartphones and simplicity. It has several important features for the elderly that make it one of the best smartphones for seniors; It has customizable volume settings, an emergency call for help button, and pre-installed My Doro Manager app, which shows you how to use the phone step by step and allows remote assistance from trusted contacts.

Doro 824 SmartEasy Features
  • Android Lollipop Operating System.
  • 5-inch HD touchscreen.
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor.
  • 8MP rear camera, 2.0MP front camera.
  • 1GB RAM.
  • 4G LTE.
  • 8GB internal memory storage and supports to up to 32GB via Micro-SD card.
  • Emergency call button.
  • Customizable volume settings.
  • Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth version 4.0, FM Radio.
The Doro 824 SmartEasy is available from Consumer Cellular for $200 with a prepaid plan and free activation. The phone comes in two different color black, and blue.


Jitterbug Smart - best smartphones for seniors

Jitterbug Smart phone

The Jitterbug Smart is an Android smartphone designed by Alcatel and modified with simplified user interface software designed for seniors by GreatCall. This smartphone comes with a big 5.5-inch high-definition screen displays large, very easy to read fonts. The simplified home screen contains only two tabs, allows quicker access to your Apps and contacts. As GreatCall offers well-designed cell phone plans for seniors, you’ll find some safety and health apps and services (like the 5-star urgent alert app) available for reasonable monthly fees. The Jitterbug Smart has a 5 MP rare-facing camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, is hearing aid compatible, has voice typing capability and should be considered as one of the best smartphones for seniors available in the market.

Jitterbug Smart Key Features
  • 5.5-inch high-definition, color screen display large fonts.
  • Built-in 5 MP rare camera, 2 MP front facing camera.
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility (M4/T4 rating).
  • 8GB internal memory storage, expandable via MicroSD card up to 64GB
  • 4G, LTE network, GPS, WIFI, Bluetooth v4.0
  • Long lifetime 2,500 mAh battery.
The Jitterbug Smart comes in two colors red, graphite and is available from GreatCall for $150 with a monthly plan and $35 as one-time activation fees.

Jitterbug Touch3 - easiest smartphone to use

Jitterbug Touch3

The Jitterbug Touch3 is an Android smartphone designed by Samsung and modified with simplified user interface software designed for seniors by GreatCall. This smartphone comes with a relatively small 4-inch bright screen displays large fonts and allow you to handle the phone easily. You can easily access apps and contacts from a simplified home screen contains only two tabs. GreatCall pre-installed some safety and medical apps and services that can be active for reasonable monthly fees. The Jitterbug Touch3 has a 5-megapixels rare-facing camera, is hearing aid compatible and is specially designed for seniors so; it is recommended as one of the best smartphones for seniors available in the market.

Jitterbug Touch 3 Key Features
  • Android Jelly Bean operating system.
  • 4-inch bright color screen displays large fonts.
  • Dual-core processor, 1GB RAM.
  • Built-in 5-megapixels rare camera, VGA front facing camera.
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility.
  • 4GB internal memory and supports MicroSD card up to 8GB.
  • 3G network, GPS, Bluetooth Version 4.0
  • Long lifetime 1,500 mAh battery.

Emporia Smart - best smartphone for elderly

Emporia smart phone

The Emporia Smart is an Android smartphone, which combines a touchscreen and keypad display cover for seniors who prefer to dial or text using physical buttons. If you need to use the touchscreen you can flip the keypad display cover to the back and also can remove it from the phone together with the battery cover and use the additional battery cover that delivered with the phone. This smartphone has 4.5-inch bright touchscreen displays large fonts and simplified, easy to navigate menus. The phone comes with a stylus pen that can make it easier for some users to use the touchscreen and with the emergency call button you can call up to five predefined contacts at a single press.

Emporia Smart Key Features
  • Android Kitkat operating system.
  • 4.5-inch color touchscreen.
  • Dual-core processor, 1GB RAM.
  • 4GB internal memory, expandable via MicroSD card.
  • Built-in 8MP rear camera, 1MP front-facing camera.
  • Hearing aid compatible (M4/T4 rating).
  • Long lifetime 2,600 mAh battery.
  • Bluetooth, GPS
  • Emergency call button, keypad display cover, Stylus Pen.
  • FM Radio, Torch.

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