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I need your help to find a mobile deal for my mother. She is an old lady and definitely, old school. I want to gift her a smart phone with less complications and easy to use.

Any suggestions?

WindowShopper
8 days ago
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Rockman
Rockman8 days ago

iPhone has an extremely basic user interface, but she could get used to an Android. You'd just install the apps, it makes shortcuts automatically and then she would use it.

There's also Windows Phones, but they're pretty much dead.

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WindowShopper
WindowShopper
Original Poster
8 days ago

I am more a Samsung person personally. iPhone5 was the First and last phone I ever tried.

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Mango4
Mango48 days ago

Very useful article on Tech Advisor that may be of help . they suggest the Doro 8030

https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/test-centre/mobile-phone/best-phone-older-person-3648030/

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Rockman
Rockman8 days ago

The term "old" and "elderly" is a bit vague. People in their 60's that I know and see use an Android phone perfectly normal, now, folks in their 70's and 80's prefer a brick phone (Nokia 3310 or so).

I personally wouldn't mind using a brick phone but as long as the Chinese Android phones I have work, that'll do for me till they malfunction or whatever.

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Caz2
Caz27 days ago

Rockman haha i was going to say that.lol.im not techie,but im not old either,at 56,but i dont think its to do with age,its wether youre good at picking up how to do stuff,android always easy to use.

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Billie
Billie7 days ago

I'd say a Samsung galaxy are good phone. I started with a galaxy j5 which is pretty simple to use. I had been given a iPhone5 by my uncle but like you never again an iPhone

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AmazingPerson
AmazingPerson7 days ago

Hawaii is a good option, go with it lower price better quality a lot of capacity and best camera

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Rockman
Rockman7 days ago

Huawei, surely. 😅

But I don't see the problem with generic/unbranded Android phones. They do the same stuff.

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KijManhas
KijManhas7 days ago

Rockman I agree with you. All these brands are overrated yes Hawaii is cheaper then apple and android but there are better and cheaper options available.

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AmazingPerson
AmazingPerson7 days ago

Rockman yeah that's right I do agree with you, it's just crazy people like us make these brand my life 😱😱

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Caz2
Caz27 days ago

Android samsung is best, you dont have to be techie,and is easy to learn to do most things on it.

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Dilligaf
Dilligaf7 days ago

My mum (69 years old) is after a phone at the minute too, she won't have a smartphone and wants one with buttons rather than a touch screen. So far she has tried 2 different ones and doesn't like either. Does your mum want a smartphone, will she use it for anything other than calls or texts? If she is anything like my mum she won't be swayed from the idea of anything that doesn't have buttons.

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WindowShopper
WindowShopper
Original Poster
7 days ago

She is 68 and she likes YouTube but doesn't want tv in her room so I was thinking for a phone. She is using smart phones for few years now but still not comfortable with it.

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Dilligaf
Dilligaf7 days ago

WindowShopper wish my mum would get a smartphone, be much easier. Alcatel do some nice basic smartphones at a good price, normally sim free too

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames7 days ago

I would say an iphone 6s, 7, 8 or the plus version would be great. I didnt include the 6 because its no longer being supported by Apple so wont get any further software updates. They are so easy to use and if you press the wrong thing then its a simple click of the home button to go back to the main screen. My mother used to have a Doro 🙈 but i gave her my 6s plus nearly 2 years ago and now she is on ebay, facebook etc and even facetimes me now.

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