If you are a senior who is looking for a new smartphone, the experience shouldn’t be any different from that of a young person shopping for their next device. There are a number of options available that can fit all your needs, as well as your budget. There are phones that come with features specifically tailored to seniors. If you are not the most tech savvy or if your eyes are simply not what they used to be, these are some of the best smartphones for older adults.
iPhone 7 Plus
A great smartphone for seniors that is perfect if you don’t care about getting the newest flagship is the iPhone 7 Plus. After the releases of the all screen iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, the iPhone 7 Plus is still available, but it’s considerably cheaper. What makes this smartphone so worthwhile is that you can get all the best features of Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 12 on a 5.5-inch screen and the classic Home button that isn’t available on the latest iPhones.
The iPhone XR is another excellent option. It is the most affordable of the three newest iPhones and has a large 6.1-inch display that is easy on older eyes. Face ID is smooth and effective and the phone is snappy thanks to the processor, which is the same as what’s inside the pricier iPhone XS and XS Max. The large screen is crisp and the color options are lovely. You can get this phone in black, white, red, yellow, coral or blue. Seniors will also love the camera, which takes incredible photos, especially with Portrait Mode. This is perfect for snapping pics of the grandkids.
The EasySmart is a good choice of smartphone that is easy to use and tailored toward seniors. The screen is large and good for users who are visually impaired and the device is even great for the hearing impaired. Opel Mobile’s phone includes all the necessary apps, an easy navigation and an SOS function for seniors to call for help in an emergency situation.
Moto G5 Plus
Motorola’s Moto G5 Plus is an inexpensive option for seniors who want an Android smartphone with a large screen and long battery life. It’s easy to set up favorite widgets on the home screen and easy to maneuver. There is also a fingerprint sensor on the bottom of the screen, similarly to the iPhone 7 Plus. The Moto G5 Plus is also highly durable, so if you are a bit of a butterfingers type, it will survive a drop.
Seniors who want to return to the earliest days of smartphones should love the BlackBerry Key2. It’s a good combination of the present and the past as it runs on Android but includes a physical QWERTY keyboard that many users dearly loved. The screen is crisp and a reasonable size at 4.5 inches and the keyboard is intuitive, which should appeal to senior users.
These are all great smartphone options for seniors. These devices are fun and easy to use and can appeal to even the least tech-savvy users.