10 Easiest Smartphones to Use for Seniors and the Elderly

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If you are looking to buy a smartphone for a senior citizen, then you should absolutely take a look at the list of 10 easiest smartphones to use for seniors and the elderly.

Now smartphones are a necessity. It does not matter who you are or what you do, having a smartphone in your pocket is a must. When you are in the market for smartphones, it is quite easy to get overwhelmed by the massive number of options available. Budget is something that will help you narrow down the search, and then comes the activity you wish to perform on your smartphone (other than the obvious making calls and sending texts). If you are a gamer, then you will need a smartphone with the latest and fastest hardware, and if you love taking photos, then a good camera is a must for you and so on. Even after you determine what you need your smartphone for, the number of choices available to you will be rather staggering. Anyway, as you can see from the title of this article, today we will be talking about smartphones for the elderly. Now, the question is what makes a smartphone suitable for senior citizens? Well, we did a similar article before 8 Easiest Smartphones to Use for Seniors and the Elderly — you can check it out for more context.

Easiest Smartphones to Use for Seniors and the Elderly


In this list, we will obviously be talking about the best smartphone for seniors 2017. 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. The phones listed here may not be the best smartphone for beginners, but regardless of “smartphone literacy level,” the phones that made it into our list are quite easy to use and have intuitive user interfaces.

One last thing before we get into the methodology, we did include a Nokia device, so if you are a Nokia fan, and looking for a Nokia mobile phone for senior citizens, then you will find a one in the list as well. We all know how well built the Nokia devices are, so we just had to include them on the list, despite the fact that Nokia is no longer the market leader in smartphones. As discussed above, we emphasized on the build quality, screen size and user interface of the readily available smartphones on the market. And cherry picked the ones that we think should be best suited for seniors. These smartphones will make an excellent gift for an elderly parent or relative, to say the least. Before we begin, we would like to thank Android Authority, GSM Arena, and Verizon Wireless as we used their websites to conduct our research. For any additional information, we used Google’s trusty search engine as well.

Without further ado, let’s get right into the list of 10 easiest smartphones to use for seniors and the elderly.

10. Nokia 6

The first entry in our list is going to be the Nokia 6. The phone is literally built like a tank. It has a uni-body metal construction that has the feel of a premium smartphone, and on top of that, it has a 5.5″ full HD display. It comes stock from the factory with the latest Android operating system installed, so no fiddling is required to run even the most recent Apps. The device also looks gorgeous and offers three color options to choose from. For the price range, it is in; you just cannot go wrong with Nokia 6.

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