In our weekly technology round-up Smile Senior Care recommends the top 3 smartphones for seniors wanting to stay up to date on today’s latest technology.
The Pantech Flex
This affordable age-friendly Android smartphone is offered by AT&T for only $1 with a 2 year contract. The Pantech boasts a bright 4.3 inch screen with a 1.5GHZ dual-core processor and 8 megapixel camera. What makes this phone great for seniors is the “Easy Experience Mode” which created a clean and simple home screen with large fonts and clearly marked icons. The interface also provides very quick access to the essential functions of the phone, such as camera, messages, menu, contacts and the web.
The Jitterbug Touch 2
This Android 4.0 powered smartphone is offered by GreatCall Wireless. The Jitterbug Touch 2 comes with a 4 inch screen, 5MP camera, 512MB of storage and a front-facing camera. The Jitterbug 2 is priced at $139.99 with no contact. The phone comes preloaded with health apps such as 5Star Urgent Response, which turns the phone into a medical alert device in case of emergencies like if you have fallen and have difficulty getting back up. “Med Coach”, another preloaded app, reminds you of when you have to take your medication.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3
For seniors looking for a larger screen, they have to look no further than to the 6 inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3. This phone also offers the “Easy Experience Mode” for a simplified home screen while providing access to the phone’s essential feature. If you like watching movies, this phone comes in HD 1080p. The Galaxy 3 is available through all the major carriers such as AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile. Price range from $300 to $700.