The Best Phones for Seniors

Here we take a look at the best easy to use mobile phones for the older generation that are great value for money and are easy to use.

Last updated: 5th Dec 2019 at 3:16pm

 Listed below are the top easy to use mobile phones for seniors that are easy to use, accessible and durable:

Doro 1360 – No Fuss Mobile

There aren’t many mobile phones that you can buy for £25 or under but the Doro 1360 is one of them. What’s more, this phone has been made specifically for those who want an easy to use interface.

This big button mobile phone has key features such as a wide display that is easy to read, spaced out buttons that make dialling easy and a special Assistance Button. When pressed, the Assistance Button calls your emergency contacts and it cycles through these until one of them answers the phone.

The Doro 1360 also has ICE (In Case of Emergency). This feature lets you store in all your medical information, from your doctor to the medications that you are taking. This can then be used by emergency first responders.

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Alcatel U5 - Affordable Smartphone

The Alcatel U5 is very affordable, yet it is one of the latest smartphones that really leaves nothing out. The bright and large 5-inch display and the Facebook app makes it easy to keep in the loop with important family happenings and the photos that they, or friends, post.

The ‘Simple Mode’ feature simplifies the interface which makes it perfect for anyone who struggles with smartphones or generally tech itself. ‘Simple mode’ also makes the icons larger so that they are easy to see which is ideal for anyone with poor vision. 

The 12-megapixel camera combined with the 13MP + 5MP front one is another great feature on offer. The ‘SmartSelfie DUO’ system automatically switches to a 120 degree wide-angle view when it detects more than three people in the frame. These will let you capture everything from self-portraits to family gatherings.

iPhone SE - Great for Apple Newbies

Another good choice if you’re new to smartphones and want to jump on the Apple craze, then the iPhone SE is a good and affordable start. Out of all the Apple models, we recommend the iPhone SE due to its sturdy build, low price and good overall functioning. 

Apple phones are easy to use and navigate your way round which makes these handsets so lovable. There are plenty of options on this mobile that makes it easy for seniors to use which includes: options for bigger text, mono audio and subtitles. The famous ‘Siri’ feature is also a great tool that can easily locate what you’re looking for just by your voice. And if this wasn’t enough, you can even get hearing aids that are specially designed to work with iPhones. 

Samsung Galaxy J3 - Big Brand Quality

If you want a smartphone that has a big brand name associated to it, then the Samsung Galaxy J3 could be for you. You pay a little more for mobile phones from this brand but the Galaxy J3 is still surprisingly affordable.

There are several very useful features and these include:

  • Outdoor Mode - You can use this feature to increase the screen brightness to maximum. You also don’t need to worry about forgetting to turn this feature off and draining the batter, because there is a 15-minute deactivation timer built in.

  • Easy Mode - Use an interface with large icons and simplified app interactions.

  • HAC - Hearing Aid Compatible.

  • Visual Voicemail - Read your voicemail instead of listening to it.

  • Left or right-handed configuration - This changes the position of the menu in supporting apps.

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