The best mobile phones for the elderly

Now the shelves of stores selling electronics are bursting with all kinds of smartphones. But for an older person, such a device is unacceptable. And not only because of the cost of the device. He needs a simple machine that is easy to learn. It is about such devices that will be discussed in this collection.

Recently, even older people are not averse to playing something on a smartphone. But this applies only to the most advanced of them. An ordinary elderly person will still prefer to buy a regular cell phone with a large keyboard. It is also desirable to have a separate SOS button, which transmits a signal for help to relatives. Almost every grandmother possesses a similar button nowadays - with this word is now called a mobile phone for the elderly. Today we will try to consider the most worthy devices of such a plan. We will mention those models that can be quite easily found in Russian retail stores.

teXet TM-B226

  • Display: 2.31 inches, TFT, 320 x 240 pixels
  • Battery: 1250 mAh
  • Weight: 112g

Price: from 1190 rubles.

The teXet company is widely known to the domestic buyer. The brand produces simple push-button mobile phones, as well as landline phones. This model is the simplest device with support for two SIM cards. Large buttons and a bright display will be convenient for the elderly with low vision .

As additional functions, a simple 0.3 megapixel camera, a flashlight, a radio and Bluetooth are provided. Of course, not all pensioners need them, but sometimes they can come in handy. Given the low price tag, their availability is not a minus. The device has a small reserve of its own memory - 32 MB, but you can add microSD up to 16 GB if you wish. There is an SOS button on the back.


  • Big screen.
  • Good autonomy.
  • Support for two SIM cards.
  • Small size and weight.
  • There is a simple camera.
  • Large buttons.


  • The mediocre quality of the speakers, setting the maximum volume is not recommended.
  • Not the most intuitive interface, when installing two SIM cards, it will be difficult for some users to figure out how to choose which one to call.
  • The battery indicator is poorly visible, older people may not understand that the device should be charged.


  • Display: 2 inches, TFT, 176 x 220 pixels
  • Battery: 800 mAh
  • Weight: 80g

Price: from 1,290 rubles.

INOI 107B is a simple mobile phone for the elderly. It has everything you need for an age person - a well-readable display with large print, large buttons with an island arrangement, which eliminates the simultaneous pressing of two of them at once, the SOS key and a clear interface. The device supports two SIM cards, a small battery capacity is designed for 400 hours in standby mode, which is very good for such a device.

As additional functions, a radio, Bluetooth 2.0, a simple 0.1 MP camera, a flashlight are provided. Internal memory - 32 GB, there is a slot for microSD 8 GB . Charging is via the microUSB connector. The phone is ergonomic, has a small weight and size, and is also available in several colors.

Also pay attention to a model similar to the INOI 117B model, which comes with the dock.


  • Good autonomy.
  • Excellent display readability.
  • Loud external speaker.
  • You can clearly hear the interlocutor.
  • Convenient key layout.
  • The presence of the SOS key.
  • User friendly interface.


  • A weak camera, however, most older people do not need it at all.
  • Built-in tunes are quiet - it’s better to download some ringtone right away.



  • Display: 2 inches, TFT, 176 x 220 pixels
  • Battery: 1400 mAh
  • Weight: 93g

Price: from 1580 rubles.

A classic model from a popular brand in Russia. The device is made in two bright colors - red and blue. This not only makes them less boring than regular cell phones, but also more visible. For its display and capabilities, the device received a good battery, designed for 400 hours of standby time and 7 hours of conversation.

The mobile phone has a simple camera of 0.3 megapixels, Bluetooth, radio and the ability to install a memory card . All this is hardly really needed by older people, but it can come in handy. On the back there is a convenient SOS button. It is located in such a way that it is hard enough to press it accidentally, but the embossed surface will allow you to find if necessary without looking. According to the reviews, the phone has a convenient keyboard with separate buttons, it’s rather difficult to press immediately. But the display in this case let us down - it is small and people with poor eyesight will not like it. A positive point is the presence of a docking station for charging.


  • Small size and weight.
  • Bright colours.
  • Convenient keyboard.
  • SOS button with a good location.
  • Good battery life.
  • Docking station included.
  • Loud speaker.


  • Small display with poor readability in the sun.
  • It is inconvenient to use two SIM cards, for older people it is better to leave one.

Ginzzu mb601

  • Display: 1.77 inches, TN, 128 x 160 pixels
  • Battery: 950 mAh
  • Weight: 78g

Price: from 700 rubles.

The inexpensive model from Ginzzu has everything you need for a phone designed for older people - large buttons with an island arrangement, a large font display, a separate SOS button and to turn on the flashlight, a convenient docking station for charging in the form of a stand.

Among the features that probably won't come in handy is the presence of Bluetooth. The device does not have its own memory, but there is support for MicroSD - you can download music if you need it. There is support for FM radio through headphones. No camera provided. Sim cards - 2. The battery is relatively small, but there are no complaints about autonomy in the reviews.


  • Convenient buttons
  • Intuitive and simple interface.
  • Large font.
  • Convenient charging station.
  • Good autonomy.


  • There is no vibrating alert.
  • Some users write that the volume is average and in winter you can’t hear a bell in your pocket of a warm jacket.

BQ 2441 Comfort

  • Display: 2.4 inch, TN, 320 x 240 pixels
  • Battery: 1450 mAh
  • Weight: 110g

Price: from 1 550 rubles.

The phone from BQ was liked by users with its large display and large buttons, located not close, which eliminates the simultaneous pressing of several at once. The device has a docking station for charging - the device fits easily and it is many times easier than inserting a charging cable into an microUSB for an elderly person. The SOS button is customizable, the function buttons (volume, power) are biased, which eliminates accidental pressing - this is a thoughtful move that was highly appreciated by older people. The device’s memory is minimal, enough for a couple of photos that can be taken with the simple camera provided here. The device has several built-in tunes, but the owners recommend installing a memory card and downloading a ringtone, since native music sounds disgusting.


  • Good autonomy.
  • Large display.
  • Convenient docking station.
  • A well-thought-out mechanism for triggering the side buttons.
  • There is a SOS key.
  • You can customize the shortcut buttons.
  • There is a response function with any key.


  • Not a very convenient phone book.
  • Sim cards are inserted tight - it is very inconvenient to get it.
  • Built-in ringtones are not suitable.

ONEXT Care-Phone 5

  • Display: 1.8 inch, TN, 320 x 240 pixels
  • Battery: 1200 mAh
  • Weight: 120g

Price: from 1,200 rubles.

Inexpensive model ONEXT turned out to be ambiguous. On the one hand, it has excellent large keys, high autonomy and a convenient SOS key. When you click on it, the siren turns on, and a call is sent to the specified numbers, after dialing the speakerphone automatically turns on - this is very convenient for older people. In addition, the device has a built-in antenna for receiving radio - headphones are not required. Built-in memory is minimal, for those who decide to use a simple camera at 0.1 megapixels, you will need to install MicroSD.


  • Convenient SOS button.
  • Flashlight with a separate power button.
  • Convenient keyboard.
  • You can listen to the radio without headphones.


  • Small display.
  • Native tunes are quiet.
  • It’s hard to set up a quick call.


  • Display: 2.31 inches, TN, 320 x 240 pixels
  • Battery: 1000 mAh
  • Weight: 94g

Price: from 1,240 rubles.

Phone for the elderly with well-thought-out ergonomics. The device has a large display, large buttons with an island arrangement, separate camera keys, SOS, flashlight and locks - it will not be difficult to turn on a function. The device supports two sims, it has a simple 0.1 megapixel camera, FM radio, a flashlight, a slot for a memory card onto which you can upload songs for a ringtone. The phone has a flashlight, a fairly loud speaker and the battery here is designed for 5-7 days of operation. For your money, the device is very successful.


  • Separate keys for functions not directly related to calls.
  • Convenient buttons, divided among themselves - it’s difficult to accidentally press several together.
  • Nice sound.
  • There is a flashlight.
  • Good autonomy.


  • Some users initially came across defective models - after replacing the difficulties in operation was not observed.

Alcatel 2008G

  • Display: 2.4 inch, TN, 320 x 240 pixels
  • Battery: 1400 mAh
  • Weight: 90g

Price: from 1,730 rubles.

Alcatel’s 2008G is a phone for the elderly, but with relatively advanced “features.” It is suitable for those people who still lead a fairly active lifestyle and do not give in to technology, but this does not mean that it will seem difficult to old people far from technology. The model has a large display, buttons, excellent volume, a capacious battery and a “powerful” 2 megapixel camera. In addition, it has a SOS button - located behind the camera at the back, the lock is turned on by the slider on the side - often this is more convenient than pressing the "#" or "*" key for a long time. The model is equipped with a built-in FM-radio - which will be highly appreciated by summer residents. The memory is expandable up to 32 GB thanks to microSD. The kit has a charging station. The device also supports GPRS - you can access the Internet through a browser, there is Bluetooth 3.0.


  • Large display.
  • Little weight.
  • Capacious battery.
  • Separate button for flashlight.
  • Built-in radio - no headphones needed.
  • Powerful camera.


  • Bad SOS button layout.
  • Some users do not like the contact menu - too confusing.

Nobby 240b

  • Display: 2.4 inch, TN, 320 x 240 pixels
  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • Weight: not specified

Price: from 1 280 rubles.

The model as a whole will not offer anything new to customers, but it has a significant difference from competitors - a very large battery. It is extremely rare to recall the need to charge the phone. Otherwise, everything is typical - a large display and separate keys, a SOS button, a fairly loud speaker, a radio, a flashlight and an alarm clock. Many buyers write that the device has an inconvenient menu, but the problem is solved by setting up speed dialing. The rest of the model are satisfied and many call it the best among numerous competitors.


  • Large bright display.
  • Convenient large buttons.
  • SOS button with convenient location.
  • Extra large battery.
  • Low price.
  • Good sound.


  • Inconvenient navigation.

Sigma mobile Comfort 50

  • Display: 2.2 inches, TFT, 96 x 128 pixels
  • Battery: 1000 mAh
  • Weight: 98g

Price: from 4800 rubles.

A fairly expensive model for a push-button phone , but taking into account the needs of people of age. The device has a clear interface, a convenient large keyboard, good readability display. Unlike previous options, there are no extra features here - the mobile phone is designed for calls and SMS, which simplifies working with it.

The keys are programmable, you can add one-button speed dialing, and there is also SOS. Included is a docking station for easy charging. The battery is not the largest, but it is designed for 200 hours of waiting, which is quite acceptable. There is only one SIM card - users do not have to figure out how to choose the right one for the call. In terms of convenience for older people - one of the most successful models.


  • Convenient keyboard.
  • Intuitive interface.
  • Big letters and numbers.
  • Programmable buttons.
  • No extra features.
  • There is a docking station included.
  • Several bright colors, which makes the phone more visible.


  • High price.


  • Display: 2.4 inch, TFT, 240 x 320 pixels
  • Battery: 3100 mAh
  • Weight: 185g

Price: from 1390 rub.

What does an older person forget most often? Perhaps recharge your cell phone. That is why inexpensive grandmothers must work on one charge for a very long time. But according to our selection, you could understand that many manufacturers do not follow this rule at all. Only MAXVI P11 in this regard is really happy. It is powered by a battery with a capacity of 3100 mAh. This is enough for about 18 hours of talk time!

What else can this model boast of? The presence of a 1.3 megapixel camera. Its capabilities are quite enough to create a picture placed in the phone book. Also, one cannot fail to note three slots for SIM-cards. And the device is assembled from quality materials - part of the case is metal. Most of all, the device is similar to old mobile phones from Sony Ericsson. But it is not as light - the weight here is equal to an impressive 185 grams. This makes itself felt battery. In general, this is a very advanced mobile phone, which can be considered a grandmother with a big stretch.


  • Quality housing.
  • The design can be called pretty.
  • You can install three SIM cards.
  • Good MP3 player.
  • There is an FM radio.
  • Large and bright LCD.
  • There is a relatively good camera.
  • You can use a flashlight.
  • Very long battery life.


  • The SOS button is missing.
  • A lot of weight.
  • Almost no memory.



  • Fly Ezzy 5 presented it to her grandmothers. An excellent phone for older people. Convenient buttons, a clear, color screen, there is a button "sos" on the back of the phone. Everything is at a minimum, but the most necessary.

    • Dear users! Be careful: there are suspiciously many similar comments about Fly devices on the network. Obviously, they are all custom-made.