Best Phones for Senior Citizens

Guide For Choosing best feature phone for Senior Citizens:

All featured phones have some similar kind of user interface and functionalities. Though, some attributes vary based on your budget estimates as well. The smartphone is the best choice when you want to gift your senior with a phone with many features but due to many difficulties for seniors, much of features become waste of money. Hence your preference before gifting to seniors must be based on screen size and basic functionality of the phone instead of going for a range of smartphones.

What should you look for a feature phone?

For senior citizens who have not apparently experienced the mobile transition, the feature phones are the best choice as they suffice their requirement available in the feature phones. Here are the suggestions on how could you proceed to choose a feature phone.

1. Check Basic Functionalities:

The basic functionality of any phone is calling. Check whether various navigation like contact, received calls, missed calls, dialed calls all are easy to move around and quite adaptable to recognize instead of difficult procedure to save the contact and make calls.

2. Home Button:

Check out the home button that it works as a default view any time when a user stuck somewhere or want to exit from the task. With a home button, it is also necessary to check default unlock and lock functionalities of the phone.

3. Messaging:

Easy interaction with messaging procedure is necessary. Messaging is important at the time of network is down and when you are unable to pick the call. So sending, receiving, and saving the message is important for senior citizens in feature phone and messaging must be easy to perform in order to translate the task in simple terms.

4. Everything Else:

After basic functionalities, the other attributes like contacts, battery capacity, rear and front camera, SIM adaptability, display resolution, RAM, USB slot, earphone support and display size are also important to consider while purchasing a feature phone for senior citizens.

Here is the list of best mobile phones for Senior Citizens

Ranking Phones Price
1 Micromax Bharat 1 2,200
2 Mafe Lite 7,99
3 Nokia 130 (2017) 1,679
4 Reliance Jio Phone 1,500
5 Nokia 3310 (2017) 3,599
6 Nokia 105 (2017) 1,094
7 Nokia 216 2,559
8 Easyfone 2,490
9 IBall Aasaan 3 2,530
10 Galaxy J2 (2017) 6,990
11 Apple iPhone 6s 32.990

1. Micromax Bharat 1

The largest Indian mobile manufacturer has come up with new Micromax Bharat 1 Phone in India. Micromax Bharat 1 is launched in October 2017 at Rs. 2,200. The phone is equipped with a 2.40-inch display and 320×240 resolution. Coming with the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor to refresh the mobile with a fast power boost and 512MB of RAM. Micromax Bharat 1 packs with 4GB internal storage which is not expandable.

Micromax Bharat 1

For camera lovers, it has a 2.4MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front-facing camera. The phone has dual sim option (GSM plus GSM) which supports 3G and 4G network. In the connectivity bucket, it has Bluetooth. The phone has got the all-new reform with the touch of smart look, GPS, and Wi-fi features.

Available at: Flipkart

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2. Mafe Lite

Mafe lite, a clone of Nokia 3310, is launched in September 2017(officially) at a price of Rs. 799. The pad arrangement, overall look, and feel of the phone remind us the glimpse of Nokia 3310 and better suited for an elder class. When it comes to specifications and features, it has a 1.8-inch display, expandable 16GB storage, wireless FM, MP3 audio and dual sim. It has a rear camera to click photos and record videos and Bluetooth to share them further. It has a highlighted keypad buttons to help the senior citizens in operability.

Mafe Lite

The phone doesn’t have classic snake game but the senior citizens can enjoy some built-in games in a leisure time. They can also enjoy the music with 3.5mm headphone jack and use the torchlight in need.

Available at: Flipkart

3. Nokia 130 (2017)

The HMD company has launched the new Nokia 130 in July 2017 which is best suited for senior citizens at the price tag of Rs. 1,679. The phone has a 1.80-inch display with the 240*320 pixels resolution. It is equipped with 4 MB RAM and 8MB internal storage which is also expandable. In-camera specifications, it packs a 0.3-megapixel primary camera on the back and there is no front camera feature on the phone.

Nokia 130 (2017)

It has some more features like dual sim (GSM-CDMA), removable 1020mAh battery, Bluetooth, and FM. The Nokia 130 (2017) measures 111.50*48.40*14.20 (Height*Weight*Thickness). This is the series 30 OS phone of Nokia.

Available at: Flipkart and Amazon

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4. Reliance Jio Phone

Reliance has launched the Jio phone at the reliance industries 40th annual meeting. The phone is nick-named as “India Ka Intelligent Smartphone” by chairman Mukesh Ambani. The jio phone assists the 4G VoLTE and few apps like JioTV, JioMusic, JioChat, JioCinema which are pre-installed on the phone. The phone is available extremely free with a depositing amount of Rs. 1500 which is refundable after minimum 3 years.

Reliance Jio Phone

The voice control command of a device can enable to make calls, messaging, and opening the apps. The phone is capable to support 24 Indian languages. The phone has SoS feature which can be enabled by pressing key “5” long. Other features of the phone include a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, dual-sim, micro SD card, assists 4-way navigation, torchlight, microphone, speaker, and headphone jack.

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5. Nokia 3310 (2017)

Nokia which used to be one of the prominent mobile sellers in India has launched new Nokia 3310 in February 2017 priced at Rs. 3,599. The phone has a 2.40-inch display screen with a resolution of 240*320 pixels. The internal storage of phone packs 16MB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB using a microSD card. Concerning the camera specifications, it has a 2-megapixel camera built into the rear of the Nokia 3310.

Nokia 3310 (2017)

It is also a fairly standard senior citizen device. It can connectable via Bluetooth and FM. The dual sim feature can accept GSM and GSM SIM(Micro-SIM and Micro-SIM). The battery capacity of a phone is 1200 mAh and it is available in glossy warm red, matte dark blue, glossy yellow, and matte grey colors.

Available at: Amazon

6. Nokia 105 (2017)

Nokia 105 (2017) is one of the best Nokia phones for a Senior citizen, launched in 2017. The this Nokia mobile phone has a 1.80-inch display with 240*320 pixels resolution. The device price in India starts from Rs. 1,094.

Nokia 105 (2017)

The cell phone has a 4MB of RAM along with 4MB of internal storage which also not expandable. On the camera front, the Nokia 105 (2017) packs a No rear camera. The phone runs Series 30 and is powered by an 800mAh removable battery. This is a simple phone but if required many other features can be used as Games, 4 Way Navigation Key, FM Radio, Digital Clock, Speaking Clock, Calendar, Converter, Flash Light, PIN Code Security etc.

Available at: Amazon

7. Nokia 216

As you must have remembered the quality of Nokia phones. The Nokia 216 dual SIM is a very affordable cell phones for seniors. The Nokia 216 comes with a 2.4-inch display which supports the 240 by 320 pixels resolution. The cell phone available in India at the price tag of Rs. 2,559.

Nokia 216

A device is also featured with a 0.3MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front camera for selfies. The support the microSD card to expand the memory 32 GB. The Nokia 216 Dual SIM runs Series 30 and is pack with a 1020mAh removable battery. On the connectivity front, include Bluetooth and FM.

Available at: Flipkart

8. Easyfone

Easyfone mobile

The Indian mobile maker, the Senior world has launched an ideal feature phone for senior citizen which is Easyfone. The phone has a large 2.2-inch screen display with big legible font and a matching keyboard that speaks out the numbers when pressed. The cell phone offers SOS feature that sends the immediate communication to loved ones in. Another handy feature is to be able to assign pictures to contacts (up to eight) and simply press the number displayed next to the image to dial. The device is exclusively available on at the price tag of Rs. 2,490.

Available at: Flipkart and Amazon

9. iBall Aasaan 3

iBall Aasaan 3


The iBall Aasaan 3 a cell phone which is specially made for senior citizens in India, is priced at Rs. 2,530. Having small size yet big keypad the phone looks decent in the black colored plastic body. The cell phone comes with 2.3-inch TFT display with 174ppi pixel density. It packs 1,450mAh Li-ion battery which keeps it running for hours. Connectivity options include FM radio, video player and MP3 player and USB.

Available at: Flipkart and Amazon

Some seniors like to use smart gadgets, not simple device so, below are the latest smartphone that seniors can choose

10. Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017)

Samsung has propelled a yet another budget smartphone for senior citizen in India. The firm has launched its Galaxy J2 (2017) smartphone with VoLTE (Jio can be used) support and Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. The handset comes with a price tag of Rs 6,990 and comes in Gold and Black color options. The phone comes with a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display and resolution of this display is 540 by 960 pixels.

Galaxy J2 (2017)The Galaxy J2 (2017) a Samsung senior citizen phone is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos processor along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage. Seniors can expand the internal storage up to 128GB by using a micro SD card The phone packs a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front camera for selfies.

There are 2 best Android launchers for seniors available at Google play store. These launchers complete the needs of seniors in the smartphone which is big fonts, keyboards, and custom SOS button on the screen.

Available at: Amazon

11. Apple iPhone 6s

Apple iPhone 6s


Apple iPhone 6s price in India is 32,990 INR for the base model. This phone comes with a 4.7-inch LED Backlit IPS LCD capacitive 1334×750 pixel touchscreen display. The smartphone is a powered by a Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister with 2GB of RAM and 16/32/64/128 GB internal storage capacity but with no expandable memory. Talking about the iPhone 6s camera, this smartphone has a 12 MP rear camera and 5 MP front-facing camera. This may be not for all selfie lover but seniors can take the decent photo from it. The device runs iOS 9 and 1715mAh nonremovable battery. All iPhone are single sim device supports 3D, 4G, and VoLTE (Jio) networks. Sensors on the smartphone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, and Barometer.

Available at: Flipkart and Amazon

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