A lot of middle-aged and elderly people generally suffer from poor eyesight and poor hearing. When buying and choosing a mobile phone, they have no idea of how to choose one. The mobile phones with advanced functions caused usage problem for them. they don’t know the price of new technology staffs, and will inevitably be deceived by souces from cheaters. As for us, we may not know which brand and which style of mobile phone is suitable for the elderly. A lot of sons and daughters only choose phones for their elders according to their own requirements, but never from the perspective of the elderly. So, here is ways of how to buy a suitable mobile phone for the elderly in their own family.
Simple is best: The functions of the phone should not be complicated, and the interface should not be gorgeous. It’s better to have simple system with simple way to reach basic functions of the phone, and the buttons shall be not to close to the phone. Therefore, generally speaking, the elderly phones recommended on the market are all very suitable with Simple functions, which are easy to learn and use.
Big buttons: the phone shall have large buttons just like a telephone, Large buttons will not cause miss-dialing trouble because of dazzling, which avoids the problem of bad eyesight due to old age.
larger volume: Most elder have hearing problems, normal vioce is not enough for the ears of the elderl.
Battery with Long standby time: The elderly may not use the mobile phone much, however they will not charge the mobile phone regularly, consciously or unconsciously, like young people do. Longer standby time can also save a lot of their work and energy.
Extra function: SOS funtion and quick dial to saved numbers are all very important functions, which may save a life when encountering emergencies. Other fuctions such as FM, torchlight and waterproofing shall be concidered according to specific situations.
Here are the best phones for elderly, the market in this field is quite small, and there are a little products, among them, we find out 4 best ones with useful functions for elderly, which we just mentioned.
Artfone Big Button Mobile Phone for Elderly US $27 – 30
- Chip set : MTK6261D
- Liquid Crystal Display: 1.77INCH QVGA
- Camera: VGA
- RAM: 32 mb + 32 mb
- Battery: 1400mah
SOS Button: Press and hold the SOS button on the back of the phone for 1.5 seconds, and the phone will call five emergency contacts in sequence. The second call will be made if the first call is failed. At the same time, the mobile phone will also send an SOS message to these 5 emergency contact numbers. You can edit the content of SOS messages by yourself.
Side Buttons: A left side button for flashlight, you can turn it on by pressing the button for over 1.5s. This very convenient for your parents when they wake up at night.
US $30.57 – 34.24
Weight 104g (include battery)
Shell Material Plastic
SIM Single SIM card single standby
Band 2G: GSM850/900/1800/1900MHz; 3G: WCDMA850/1900/2100MHz
Storage 64MB RAM/128MB ROM, support TF card up to 8GB maximally
Phonebook Number 1000
Battery 1400mAh BP-4L battery
Embossed key for people of poor eyesight
SOS function, Super powerful speaker and enhanced FM antenna
It also has a special charge base that prevent elder from missing their phones.
Model:P100 Dimensions: 119 * 55 * 22mm Weight:257g Material: Plastic / Metal CPU: SC6533G SIM card:Dual SIM card dual standby Screen :1.77 inch 160 * 128px Phonebook number: 50pcs Mobile phone Ringtone: 64 polyphonic Headphone Port: 3.5 mm audio jack Audio format :AAC, AMR, MID, MP3, WAV, etc. Memory Maximum: Not support TF card
40 days long time standby, Waterproofing, Loud voice and strong vibration
Basic features: Weight: 83g (with battery 103g) Size: 104*53.5*18.8mm Combo Flash: 4MB + 4MB Total internal memory (end user available) in MB: 0.1 MB MicroSD: support up to 32GB Built in: Bluetooth, FM radio, LED Torch, camera Multi Media: support MP3 MP4
Key features: Dual SIM, Long time standby. The basic phone has a resilient battery that offers up to 5 hours talk. SOS Emergency Button, Large Buttons,Large Volume. Quick Dial Keys, M1, M2, M3 keys –for 3 most important numbers (family, friends) for quick dialing, which saves more time.
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