11 Best Cell Phones for Seniors: Your Easy Buyer’s Guide (2019)
Though the Jitterbug Flip is by far the most popular cell phone for seniors, the touchscreen-based Jitterbug Smart2 offers many features over their basic flip phone model. This is a practical choice for someone who still has the desire to learn smartphones yet still needs a user-friendly interface with large fonts.
The Smart2 has plenty of useful features like a 13MP camera, a basic web browser, an email client, and even a GPS app. These features plus calling are all on one screen, making them easy to find for new users. Don’t expect these features to work as smoothly as they do on Samsung phones, though. The email client can’t even handle sending photos.
The Smart2 has an SOS button right next to the is connected to the 5Star medical alert service whose operators can call an ambulance if needed.
Its speaker gets extra loud and works fine with hearing aids. When you combine this with the large default font, this phone is still just as easy to use as its alternatives. However, some people will still prefer physical buttons over touchscreens, which is totally understandable.
The battery life on the Smart2 is better than your average smartphone. It lasts through about 12 hours of talk time or 17 days of standby time. So no worries if you don’t remember to recharge it regularly.
All in all, the Jitterbug Smart2 is a great way for a tech-savvy senior to bridge the gap between pricier modern phones and something a little more simplified.