As we all begin to age, we realise that we may be slightly out of touch with advancing technology. Here are a couple of the best easy to use smart phones that make texting, using the internet and popular APPS a real doddle. Keep in touch with younger members of the family with free APPS like Whatsapp that allow you to send and receive text messages, pictures and videos for free, when you are connected to your home WiFi.

Smart Phones for the Over 50’s

The phones featured on this page have enhanced features to aid the elderly, easy to see large text, high contrast screens, and extra amplification in case your hearing is not quite what it was, or you work in a noisy environment.

Surfing the internet, sending and receiving text messages is real easy, and both have an SOS button located on the rear of the phone.

Amplicomms PowerTel 9000 Doro Liberto 820 Mini

The Amplicomms PowerTel M9000 is an easy to use smart mobile phone designed for the over 50’s. It offers all the benefits of a touch-screen Android smart phone without being over complicated and allows you to switch from its standard android menu system to a simpler senior menu system.

Packed with support features, this pocket-friendly, big-hearted smart-phone is perfect for first-time users. It can be remotely managed by someone you trust, and the Assistance button offers extra security. Large text option, easy menus, camera, it’s all there.

M9000 £91.62 + VAT (£109.95) UK Delivery £6.50 820M £133.29 + VAT (£159.95) UK Delivery £6.50

Extra-loud receiver volume

Most efficient hearing aid compatibility M4/T4 Handset volume up to approx. 40 dB

Music player support WAV, WMA, AAC and MP3

Extra-loud ring tone adjustable to approx. 90 dB

Wireless connection to Bluetooth devices including computers, headsets, induction loops or in-car systems.

Transfer of phonebook entries (dependant on Bluetooth® protocol) Talking Caller ID for up to 10 numbers (on or off) Headset socket (3,5 mm Jack)

SOS function Most efficient hearing aid compatibility M4/T4 Bluetooth®, Version 2,1 GPS Quadband GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) Dual Cards (SIM + UIM)

Dual Core 1.2 GHz CPU 512 RAM, 4 GB ROM, supports TF memory card up to 32 GB Front camera 300 K Pixel, back camera 5 M Pixel Autozoom WiFi: IEEE 802.11b/g, 2G GPRS/EDGE, 3G: WCDMA/HSPA OS: Android 4.2 Selectable vibration alarm for incoming calls

Powering handset unit

Standby time (up to hours) 500

Talk time (up to hours) 18

Battery included (type) 1500 mAh Li-ion

AC Adapter spec V/mA 5V/1000mA

Universal Charging solution (UCS) true

VCard support true

Bluetooth® true

Bluetooth® protocoll 4.0

Memory card type Micro SD (max 32GB)

Micro-SIM true

SAR 0.971

GSM (band) 850/900/1800/1900

3G true

3G (Bands) UMTS Band 1 (2100) & Band 8 (900)

3G data rate HSDPA 21Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps

GPRS true

Wi-Fi true

Platform Android 4.4.2



Ampliccoms PowerTel 9000




Doro Liberto 820 Mini




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