Budget 5-10K Smartphone for a Senior citizen

Discussion in 'Mobile Phone Buying Advice' started by Gearbox, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. Gearbox

    Gearbox Tears Wears Gears

    1. Budget?
    A: Within 7-8k.The lower, the better.

    2. Preferred display size, type and resolution?
    A: 4.7"-5.5"

    3. Preferred operating system? (Android (with version), iOS, Windows Phone etc).
    A: Android 7+

    4. Preferred connectivity options? (4G, 3G, 2G etc).
    A: 3G, 4G would be an added advantage

    5. Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them.
    A: No preference. Should have good service network

    6. What is your intended use for this phone (internet, camera, multimedia, mails etc.)?
    A: Calling, Songs, occasional videos. No gaming. Minimal camera usage.

    7. Single SIM/ Dual SIM?
    A: Single SIM. But ok, if the mobile comes with Dual SIM.

    8. New or Used? Online or Offline?
    A: New.

    9. Any other requirements?
    A: 1. This is for my mom with age around 60, who only used feature phones till now like Nokia 150 & Nokia 215 for only calling & songs. Since Diwali is around the corner, i wanted to gift her a smartphone so she can hear songs/watch videos on a big screen.
    2. Atleast 4000mah battery.
    3. Smartphone usage will be relatively less, as she's not a tech savvy person.

    10. If you have already considered a phone, then please mention the model
    A: Infinix smart 2 (saw this during in FK BB sale) & Yu Ace. But open to others
  2. ch@ts

    ch@ts Well-Known Member

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  3. vyral_143

    vyral_143 Jarvis
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    Redmi 6A
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  4. CapriAnupam

    CapriAnupam Well-Known Member

    People here have given feedback that Xiaomi phones are showing ads in apps, so you might consider that, since your mom will be the one handling the phone.

    You can also consider Lenovo K8 Plus, which has really good specifications given the price range. Full HD display, 4000 mAh battery, corning gorilla glass, stock Android. It's a pretty decent phone.

    There is also Nokia 2.1, but its specifications are not that good.

    Lenovo today launched two new phones, Lenovo K9 and Lenovo A5, which are in your price range, so you can wait for their specifications. The launch event is underway right now.
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  5. OP

    Gearbox Tears Wears Gears

    Thanks for the info. Lenovo A5 fits my need @ 6k for 16gb. Hope the flash sale will be in upcoming week of Diwali .
  6. Gilarqt

    Gilarqt Banned

    The Jitterbug Smart features an interface that is easy to see and navigate with a simple list interface. The phone also boasts a large 5.5-inch display, which may be a turnoff for older users who might find the form factor awkward. It is also in the budget that you have provided
  7. zibalingz

    zibalingz Well-Known Member

    AFAIK, on an android phone the Honor simple mode is the best.

    It only works only on Honor phones (all models). Unless you install a custom EMUI rom on another device.

    Unlike other 3rd party launchers, it's incredibly stable and easy to use.


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