December 12, 2023

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The Best Smartphones for Seniors [October 2019]

As you age, your perspective changes. The flashy features that are part of the new and expensive devices don’t excite you anymore. Built-in camera filters are not important. A system that can smoothly play high-quality games is at the bottom of your wish list.

You may now be more interested in the size of the screen. The size of the buttons and the loudness of the speakers are also top considerations. Everyone can benefit from owning a smartphone, but when it comes to technology, seniors have different preferences than millennials.

In this article, we will look at some of the best smartphones for seniors to help you find the right one for you.

1. Jitterbug Smart

Jitterbug Smart

The Jitterbug Smart is one of the best smartphones for seniors due to how convenient and easy to manage it is, even for people who never had a telephone in their life.

It has a nice 5.0MP camera and an interface with large letters and a simple menu. This can help if you have trouble reading small letters. The menu is perfectly organized. It is in a list-view, so there is no confusion with sliding the app menu left and right.

2. Doro 824 SmartEasy

Doro 824 SmartEasy

The Doro 824 is both smart and easy, just like its name suggests. It is made exclusively for seniors. It has a 5-inch display and a resolution that will not make you squint. The icons are all sorted in big tiles that you can easily see, while the keyboard letters are big and thus much harder to miss while you dial or type.

This phone also allows you to easily customize your volume, which is especially convenient for users with hearing troubles.

3. Jitterbug Flip

Jitterbug Flip

Flip-phones are usually more convenient than touch-screen phones. The Jitterbug Flip has a long-lasting battery and a classic look, with an elegant retro design that is sure to make you look classy.

The display has a bright light with large numbers and letters, which makes the on-screen text very easy to read. The keyboard with large and clear numbers makes this easier to use than a touch-screen telephone. At the same time, the menu is easy to manage and most of the commands are executed with simple Yes and No options.

This telephone has built-in apps like Link and 5Star that keep you connected to your loved ones. Thanks to these apps, they will always be aware of how you are and if you are safe.

4. Motorola G6 Play

The Motorola G6 play is great for seniors who enjoy touch screen more. It has a great battery, nice interface, and good resolution. The camera has 13 megapixels and the selfie camera has 8. This is great if you want to have a video or live chat with your family members. Also, you can take stunning photos in your free time.

One of the best features is the fingerprint sensor for unlocking. If you have some memory issues and don’t want to remember patterns or keys, you can unlock the phone with a simple touch.

5. Nokia Android One

Nokia Android One

The Nokia Android One has a large screen with an impressive resolution which allows you to watch videos and images clearly. You will also be able to video chat while seeing your friends and family in crisp HD.

Sporting a sophisticated design, the Nokia Android One has an aluminum border, which makes it more durable than some other smartphones. This device is for more tech-savvy seniors who like to spend their time surfing the web and using social networks.

6. BLU Advance

BLU Advance

The BLU Advance is on this list as one of the better smartphones that fall in the ‘cheap’ bracket. Ideal for lower-income seniors, it has everything you would expect to find in a modern smartphone. The smooth processor allows you to download and install any Android app you want, while the 5-inch screen is more than enough to enjoy crystal clear video chats with your loved ones.

If you’re worried about spending too much money, this phone can solve your problems.

7. Samsung Galaxy Note 9


Some seniors are up to date with technology and tech-savvy enough to use all the modern features, so there had to be one high-end smartphone on this list. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 provides excellent value for the money, which makes it a great choice.

Powered by a battery that lasts a long time, this phone’s 6.4-inch screen is huge. You won’t have any trouble recognizing small details when watching something.

It comes with an S-pen which can be extremely useful. At the same time, it allows you to experience that retro pencil/notebook feel and makes for a nice little nostalgia trip.

Choosing the Best Smartphone for You

The same way age affects our preferences, so do our individual desires. Some like simplicity, others like big screens, and some just want to stay in touch with their loved ones. To make sure everyone can find something for themselves, we have included smartphones that differ in terms of size, design, features, and price.

If you believe there are some smartphones that we have unjustly omitted, let us know in the comments below!