Top smartphones for older people

We’ve rounded up some great phones designed with the older user in mind…
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Top smartphones for older people

Are you thinking of buying a phone to help an elderly relative stay in touch? Do you want to help them get connected and discover the joys of WhatsApp and Google Photos? Then read on for our selection of the most senior-friendly smartphones around.

Doro Liberto 8030

Doro is a Swedish company with a long history of making technology easier for the older generation. And the Doro Liberto 8030 smartphone is the perfect example of this.

A quick questionnaire is all it takes to get the phone set up, and the ‘I want to’ button lets you complete actions without having to locate the app you need. The phone also has a special assistance button on the back for emergencies. When it’s pressed, a designated person on your contact list will be alerted and advised of your location.

Price rating: £ £ (out of 5)
Buy the Doro Liberto 8030 from Carphone Warehouse.

Sony Xperia X

The Xperia X is a stunning smartphone with a lot to offer older phone users. It’s lightweight and compact, with a 5-inch display that’s clear and bright – even outdoors in direct sunlight. Battery life is great too, so the phone should easily last a day or more of normal use.

Sony has worked hard to make its Xperia phones easy to use, with simple settings and a wide range of accessibility features. These include an intuitive keyboard, audio descriptions, and the ability to make font sizes larger.

Price rating: £ £ £ £ (out of 5)
Buy the Sony Xperia X from Carphone Warehouse.

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)

The Galaxy J3 (2016) is a reliable and affordable smartphone with some standout features, including a 5-inch HD display, quick-launching rear-camera, and a front camera that can handle video calls to family and friends.

Another thing that makes the Galaxy J3 (2016) such a great choice for older users is Easy Mode. Switch it on and everything becomes much more simpler, with larger icons and speedier access to important apps.

Price rating: £ £ (out of 5)
Buy the Galaxy J3 (2016) from Carphone Warehouse.

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