Smartphones can be complicated to use. Some come preloaded with apps that you will never want. Some do not have a user-friendly interface. If you’re a silver surfer, you need a phone that’s geared to your needs without any superfluous additions.

Savvy Silver Surfers: Today’s Top Android Phones for Seniors

That means a phone that can store those essential apps that you use every day, such as GPS, detailed weather app, medication reminder, social media, health and fitness app, and games. Finding the right phone can be hard work. To make it easier for you, here’s a rundown on today’s top Android phones for seniors.

BLU Advance

With a price range under $60, this smartphone is great value for money. It has a large screen, so it’s comfortable for your eyes. The camera is dual facing, so you can take pictures and chat online with friends. And there’s enough memory to store all your favorite apps. It also has a dual SIM, which means you can store your personal and business number or international number in the same phone.

Samsung Jitterbug Touch

This senior smartphone is designed with elegant simplicity. It has large icons organized in a simple, easy to read list. Data plans are variable and affordable, so you won’t have to pay for data you don’t use. The phone has an optional range of health and safety packages including MedCoach Apps, Urgent Care, and 5Star. This phone is unlocked, which makes it compatible with many CDMA carriers, such as Boost, Virgin, Sprint, and Verizon.

LG Nexus 5X

If you’re looking for an unlocked phone with an easy to read screen (5.2 inches), this could be the one for you. The 5X is compact and lightweight with a battery that will see you through the day. Apps and videos will run fast, and you get quick and safe access with the fingerprint reader on the back of the phone. There’s no complicated set-up, it’s easy to get working straight out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy S4

One of the more popular Galaxy models, the S4, is light in hand but not when it comes to features. Its 5-inch multi-touch screen is made from protective Corning Gorilla Glass 3, so it won’t shatter if you drop it. The camera has 13 Megapixels, which makes for sharp photos. It also has built-in auto-focus and auto-flash so you can just point and shoot. There’s plenty of memory for your apps and data and also a microSD slot, allowing up to 64GB of memory expansion. This phone is unlocked, which makes it compatible with many CDMA carriers, such as Boost, Virgin, Sprint, and Verizon.

Smartphone technology is changing every day. It can be hard to keep up with all the advances, especially if you’re not a tech expert. If you’re in the market for a new Android phone, the most important thing to remember is to choose one that is easy to see and use and that can provide all the features you need to simplify your life.

Keira Kemp got her 81-year-old mom online a couple of years ago, surprisingly she took to it like a duck to water and is now Skyping the grandkids, and great grandkids and spying on them on Facebook!


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