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Phones for the elderly: 10 senior citizen phones from Rs 800 to Rs 11,000

Here are 10 phones that you could consider buying for your parents or grandparents who find their current phones a struggle to use.

Updated:October 27, 2014, 1:48 PM IST
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Phones for the elderly: 10 senior citizen phones from Rs 800 to Rs 11,000
Here are 10 phones that you could consider buying for your parents or grandparents who find their current phones a struggle to use.

Senior citizens are often inconvenienced by the standard phones available due to their small font sizes, complex user interfaces, short battery life and fragility. The needs of the aged in mobile phone usage has largely been ignored, but there a few companies that have launched phones designed keeping the elderly in mind. Here are 10 such phones that you could consider buying for your parents or grandparents who find their current phones a struggle to use.

We have filtered this list to products that are available in the Indian market.

1. iBall Aasaan 2: The successor to the original Aasaan borrows the much of the effective design from its predecessor. This bar phone has a large keyboard with big buttons. Even the text and icons that appear on the display are bigger than usual. The phone comes with a dedicated SOS button for emergency situations. The SOS button at the back can be used by users when they need help. The phone has a dedicated side key each for FM and LED torch.

Price: Rs 3,249


2. Philips Xenium X2566: This feature phone is aimed at making technology accessible to the elderly. It has features like large font size, long lasting battery life and SOS function. The phone's SOS function enables users to set three 'emergency' or SOS numbers. In case of an emergency, users can press the SOS button hidden under the flashlight to dial out the pre-set SOS numbers.

Price: Rs 3,800


3. Reconnect 1802: This phone from Reliance Digital is also designed for senior citizens. This candy bar phone has a keypad almost double the size of its display. The alphanumeric keypad has large buttons with big labels.

Price: Rs 2,699


4. Mitashi Play Senior Friend AP 103: It is believed to be the first smartphone designed for senior citizens available in India. Targeted at senior citizens, this Android smartphone features a large font dialler, large font for storing contacts and reading messages, SOS button for emergencies, and colour-coded icons to help users distinguish between the icons with the help of colours. The phone has a dual-core processor and a 4-inch display.

Price: Rs 4,999


5. Swingtel SW50 Plus: Designed with an SOS help alert system, this dual-SIM phone can trigger a siren and also simultaneously send phone calls and SMS alerts to 3 pre-defined numbers. Its other features include torch, FM radio, English/Hindi keypad, magnifier, and support for braille. The phone also supports a microSD card. It comes only in red.

Price: Rs 1,199


6. Magicon Senior Duo: Quite like other phones targeted at senior citizens, this phone also comes with huge keys. Its features include wireless FM radio, LED torch, and SOS.

Price: Rs 1,699


7. Forme Love One: The phone comes with a big keypad and large fonts that make it easier for grandparents to read and write on the phone. The dual-SIM phone includes USB connectivity and supports a microSD card of up to 8GB. It is the cheapest of all the phones listed here.

Price: Rs 793


8. Binatone BB200: This big button candy bar phone shows text in large font size, making it easier for elderly to read. It also includes visual ringer indicator.

Price: Rs 1,199


9. Senior Citizen Phone (BID-M293-N1): Exclusively designed for senior citizens or people who have trouble seeing or writing, this phone comes with a rugged fall protection and waterproof design. it also has a built-in SOS button for emergency situations. The phone comes with a coloured display and easy to press buttons. The phone is available on ebay.in.

Price: 8,282


10. Senior Citizen Phone (BLTON T600): This is the most expensive phone listed here. The phone has a jumbo-sized keyboard and an SOS button. It is claimed to have 100 hours of battery life. You can buy this phone from ebay.in.

Price: Rs 10,999









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