Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Best Phones For Seniors

     When I got my first cell phone many years ago, I had no clue how to use it. At one point I was so frustrated with it that I told my husband to sell it to someone who understood modern technology. My teenage son stepped in to save the day and patiently taught me how to use all the bells and whistles that came with my smart phone. I wondered if elderly people shared my struggle with cell phone usage, and hoped that there was an easier solution to the problem for those who were as tech challenged as I was.  As it turns out, there IS a solution.

     Today on the blog, my guest Will Bail is here to share his advice on the best cell phones for seniors. Please welcome him to my site with lots of comment love!

The Best Phones for Seniors

Cellphone technology is advancing at an alarming rate, and for many, all the new features can be overwhelming and just a bit much! Not everyone wants a smartphone that can email, browse the internet, and make video calls. Seniors, in particular, typically don’t want all the bells and whistles that come along with the latest flagship phones, and usually are looking for a more streamlined experience that offers just the bare basics; the ability to call out and receive phone calls, and maybe receive and send text messages as well. On top of this simple feature set, the best phones for the senior market should be easy to operate and see. 

If you’re a senior looking for a simple phone for everyday use or are shopping around for an elder loved one, continue reading for some of the best phones available for seniors: 

Top Phones For Seniors:

A great option for a cell phone for the senior user is the LG Exalt LTE. If you’re looking for a simple flip phone with the basic features of a phone, with the addition of the ability to surf the net, the LG Exalt LTE may be just the right choice for you! Instead of having to deal with a tiny onscreen keyboard, the Exalt LTE has physical keys which make for much easier texting and dialling. The screen is 3 inches, which is more than big enough, and is in full color with larger font size options! 

Another contender for best phone for seniors is the DuraXV LTE, made by Kyocera. This phone features rugged construction that meets US military standards, making it a great options for the outdoorsy types! Whether you’re hiking the backcountry or paddling around the lake in a canoe, you can be sure the DuraXV LTE is built to last! The DuraXV LTE has a 2.6-inch screen, which though a little smaller than the Exalt LTE is still more than easily readable. 

If you or the senior you’re shopping for is interested in making the leap into the smartphone market, the Samsung Galaxy J3 V 3rd Generation may be just the ticket! It features an “Easy mode” which makes it great for the first time smartphone user and with its 5-inch screen it is large enough for nearly anyone to use comfortably! 

Last, but not least, on our list is the Big Button by Opel Mobile. This phone keeps simplicity and ease of use a priority and is made specifically with the senior users, as well as the hearing and visually impaired in mind. The Big button has all the features of most of the latest smartphones with the addition of larger, easier to use buttons, and simple to navigate interface. 


If you’re in the market for a new cell phone that is simple and easy enough for even the least tech savvy of users, any one of the aforementioned cell phones would be a great option! Featuring simple feature-sets, easy to use buttons, extra readable screens, and intuitive navigation, any one of these would make a great choice!


Will Bail is a freelance link-builder and web developer. He has an adventurous mind but seldom travels as he would rather stay home and make client's business websites more visible on the internet. When not working, you can find him playing nintendo games or hanging out at the church.


  1. This senior opts for the best and the brightest. Not the lame and the tame.

  2. I am proud of my 83 year old mother who was also overwhelmed with her iPhone but like your son, I helped her through the challenge and now she's amazing. She even knows how to Facebook and Instagram off her phone as well as know all the bells and whistles. It just goes to show you're never too old to learn.

  3. Very timely. My husband has had it with his smart phone and doesn't want to update to a newer model. The whining is fierce! But then he likes to google something...... I think one of the stripped down models will suit him.

    1. Some of us just never get the hang of these new fangled cell phones.

  4. When I first got my parents on to smartphones my dad knew where we were headed. He said, "I WANT THE SAME THING I HAVE, I DON'T NEED ALL THAT OTHER STUFF." I said, "Ok daddy. Fully intending to come back with a smartphone." Mom went with the iphone because that's what I had and we got daddy an Android phone. Eight-ish later he all Mr. Technology with his tablet, phone etc. He thanks me for keeping him the loop. These days my son is teaching me how to use instagram and I'm feeling the need to graduate to something with big buttons.

  5. Fantastic blog! I always find something interesting....  Thanks



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