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What phone for seniors?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Devices' started by slashnet, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. slashnet

    slashnet Member

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    Ok so my mum is looking for a new phone, she currently has an old HTC One Max which she finds it hard to use at times.

    Just after recommendations.

    She suggested an galaxy s20 or s10 but it might be a bit too much phone for her.

    I was thinking along the lines of a Galaxy A12.

    What are your thoughts or even suggestions for any other brands.

    Thanks
     
  2. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    It really depends on how advanced (or rather, not advanced) your senior is. My mum is almost completely technologically illiterate and requires assistance with any phone, even simple ones, so it's extremely frustrating at times.

    We've managed to find her this flip phone (she likes flips for some reason) which works pretty well with big buttons and easy to navigate menus. She doesn't need all the smart stuff, that just complicates things. So this is basically a dumb phone which was pretty cheap at about $100 at the time:

    https://asperamobile.com/phones/easy-phones/aspera-f24/

    Battery lasted for a few years and I've just grabbed a replacement for it as it had died.
     
  3. supasaiyan

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    IMO the only answer is an iphone. She won't need the latest one, but even my dad and mum can use one pretty confidently
     
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  4. kogi

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    Same, recently upgrade the olds to iphone XR. Pretty good for $600
     
  5. doug81

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    Yep, my grandma is rocking the iphone 5s and she's managing well enough. Having a button to just go back to the start makes life easy when they get stuck doing something.
     
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  7. Penfold

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    If shes used the HTC One Max maybe a Moto G10 could be the go (I get my parents the Moto G range every few years)
     
  8. slavewone

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    My SO’s granny (90’s) got our hand me down Original SE. I’ve upped size of the text and hooked it up to her hearing aid.

    It began painfully but didn’t take her much to get use to it just as soon as she started using it DAILY because lockdown.

    FaceTime just works and let’s her calls the kids iPods too. I guess the Apple ecosystem has taken hold of us.
     

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