If you need a smartphone to handle easy or you have a senior relative – keep reading the list of the easiest smartphones to use for seniors and the elderly. As 2018 just rolled in and there haven’t been enough new smartphone releases this year, this is why we will be talking a look at smartphones released in 2017 and earlier. If you want to know what makes a smartphone suitable for senior citizens, well the answer to this question is usability and ruggedness of the smartphone. If they are already tech-savvy, then pretty much any smartphone on the market will do. However, emphasis should be given on usability — that includes a large screen size and an easy to see the interface. Thankfully, any modern android or iOS device allows for enough customization. However, having a bigger screen will definitely help. You might also want to install a custom launcher designed for seniors, so having that option enabled will also help in the long run.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the easiest smartphones to use for seniors and the elderly from their list.
The first one is Apple iPhone 8 Plus. To be honest, you would expect a device from Apple to be ranked much higher in the list. However, due to the high price of this device, we decided to put where it is. It is a flagship device, after all, so you will not have to worry about making compromises. The device looks and feels amazing and has one of the best displays of all the phones in the list, and it boasts features like wireless charging. However, you are looking at a price of around a thousand dollars. The second one is LG G6. It is another device that shines in the display department. It boasts a QHD display on a 5.7″ touchscreen. Needless to say, the images are sharp and looks wonderful. It also boasts LG’s revamped user interface on top of Android 7.0 (Nougat). The price point is also quite reasonable, but still, the phone is rather expensive. Its also built pretty sturdily and is waterproof as well. At last, but not least we are mentioning Huawei Honor View 10. Huawei is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, but do not let that put you off. Pretty much every smartphone these days are made it China, even if the brand is US or European. That said, Huawei Honor View 10 has garnered a lot of attention within the short span of time it has been out. This phone was released in December 2017, so it is still pretty new. However, its 6″ screen and sturdy build quality makes it an ideal choice for an elderly user.
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