Searching for a device for an older user is usually a different task than usual. These types of users are usually accustomed to a type of device and the changes are not usually simple. So you have to find what suits you best.
This ultra-mobile phone has Android, although it may not look like it
Punkt is an ultra-mobile phone that aims to call and receive calls, in addition to sharing your mobile data with other devices.
Within the universe of Android devices we find devices designed specifically for older people. We also find devices that can be adapted in a simple way to these users, in addition to finding some ?always? devices.
A renewed classic: no smartphones
There are those who resist leaving their old device, the type of user that the jump to a smartphone can produce more problems than solutions. Thinking about them, we have decided to make two special mention renovated classics.
We are talking about the classic Nokia that have recently rescued from the past. Devices that maintain the essence of its origins, but with details of modern devices, the ideal choice to replace that old button phone.
One of the revolutions at the marketing level of the new Nokia, making all the focus points to the company in the MWC last year. Once time has passed and seeing its affordable price, it is positioned as a recommended option.
After testing the Nokia 3310 we can say it: it is not up to the legend
We had the Nokia 3310 in our hands and we also played it thoroughly. It has its grace, but we cannot ignore the obvious: this is not a Nokia 3310.
Whether as an "emergency" device or for those users who do not quite understand that of the touch screen, this Nokia 3310 represents the best of one of the most mythical devices in the industry. For call and messages, is more than solvent.
Nokia 8110 4G
For those who look a little more style and one more step of modernity, they have in this renewed Nokia 8110 the mix between the classic and the modern. Humble, but solvent hardware is hidden under its aspect for the software it uses.
WhatsApp arrive at the new Nokia 8110 and other mobiles not smartphone
KaiOS is a mobile system designed for non-smartphone phones. The new Nokia 8110 is one of those that have such a system. And soon you will get WhatsApp.
The operating system inside is supported by Google, among other major industry. For what you will enjoy more advanced applications, regarding what we can find in the Nokia 3310. A device of the usual, renewed inside.
Solvents with a good experience
Those who look for one more up-to-date experience and don't be afraid to use a touch screen, we bring you two options that meet the basic requirements. Durable devices, a screen with good visibility, long battery life and a good user experience.
Help the blind lend them your eyes with this application
Be My Eyes is a collaborative application that allows you to offer help to people with visual impairment. Explain what you see to those who cannot see.
Motorola Moto E5
The Motorola E range has evolved a lot since that first member a few years ago. Today we can enjoy a balanced device, which offers what is necessary to have a pleasant user experience and enjoys a eternal battery for an average user.
Moto E5 Plus analysis: the best Moto E to date
We analyze the Moto E5 Plus, the most "top" version of Motorola's new low range. The conclusion is easy: a huge battery in the best Moto E so far.
We are facing one of those devices that you do not feel that you will fall short in two days, always talking about a basic user. It has a more or less recent version of Android and its screen has a size that provides a good vision without too much effort.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A
The entrance step to the Xiaomi universe, a device that offers what is necessary for a reasonable price. Its MIUI system, based on Android, provides quite a few customization options and one battery that allows us to forget the charger For a good time.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A, the cheapest mobile phone with the best battery
Xiaomi again bets on the lower range with the Redmi 5A, a mobile that also does not detract from good quality. And with a battery that lasts several days.
What for many is usually a paste in Xiaomi devices, in older people the different effect usually occurs, in a few minutes they are usually done with the way to use it. A detail to consider when looking for a new smartphone.
Applications that can help us
On those "normal" Android devices, if we want adapt them to the use of an elderly person We have some interesting options. We can upload font size and of the items on screen within phone settings.
Do not forget your medication with these applications
The best applications so you never forget when to take the medication. Reminders, alerts, recommendations, medication details …
We also have, within the section Accessibility, of various orptions to adapt our device according to our needs. In addition, within the Google Play Store we have several applications that will help us in our task.
Thanks to this launcher, we can adapt our device for easier use. Their large icons and the various customization options make it one of those essential applications. Although it is paid, it is worth the investment.
This developer offers two applications, one adapted launcher and full of essential options for the use of an elderly person. And one application that allows remote assistance, being able to help with a problem, wherever we are.
Specific for seniors
Those looking for a solution that is, turn on and use, have a range of devices designed for them. They are those that are aimed at this type of users, coming adapted with a high visibility interface and access to essential functions.
The great value of this device lies mainly in its software, although its hardware is more than enough for basic use. It comes with a launcher adapted for greater visibility, specific buttons For those basic options.
Maybe its price is a bit high, compared to previous options. However, if we look for a device designed by and for the elderly, we are facing the best option.