Top Tablets & Smartphones for Seniors

by | Jan 22, 2024 | Blog

When it comes to tablets and smartphones for older adults, there are plenty of options to keep entertainment at your fingertips and help you stay connected with loved ones. Whether or not you consider yourself computer-savvy, these devices are designed for ease-of-use, so you can continue to embrace the evolving digital world. 

At Prime Independent Living, we encourage our residents to use technology to stay connected to their families and communities, which is why we put together this list of the top options based on your needs.

Best Smartphones for Seniors

Jitterbug Smart4
Specially designed with seniors in mind, the Jitterbug Smart4 is considered one of the most user-friendly smartphones on the market. Fans praise its clean and clear user interface which lists options for texting, photos, emailing, or the internet on the home screen in large letters. The front-facing dual speakers provide clear audio, while convenient ‘voice typing’ allows you to dictate commands.

Google Pixel 8 Pro
Modestly priced compared to other big-name smartphones, the Google Pixel 8 Pro features a large screen and a powerful, fast-charging battery. Snap photos of your friends and family with the professional-level camera system and then edit them to perfection with the pre-loaded editing software. When you’re ready to share your masterpieces, you can easily access your Gmail and Google Drive from your phone.

Apple iPhone 15
Although a pricier option, the iPhone 15 comes equipped with Apple staples like iMessage and FaceTime and is compatible with a huge library of apps. You can also take advantage of built-in health tracking apps, which are capable of tracking your daily steps, sleep patterns, and even medications.

Best Tablets for Seniors

Amazon Fire HD 10
If you’re interested in a device with a bigger screen, a tablet may be best for you. The Amazon Fire performs well when playing widescreen movies and has generous internal storage for downloading and watching your favorite videos of the grandkids. You can also download apps like Zoom and make video calls with ease thanks to the front-facing camera. Lessen the need for typing with the virtual assistant Alexa, who responds to questions or commands.

Lenovo Tab P12 Tablet
With a 12.7-inch screen, this large tablet is perfect for streaming movies and playing games. Avid readers appreciate ‘reading mode,’ which plays background music while you leaf through your favorite book’s virtual pages. The included stylus opens up even more possibilities and helps you tap the screen with precision.

Apple iPad 
Do your loved-ones champion the convenience of FaceTime? Then you may prefer an Apple device. The 10.9-inch retina iPad display offers great vividness and clarity for older adults, enhanced by assistive features such as color altering for visibility and the content read-out-loud option.

Technology Takes New Heights at Prime

Prime Independent Living communities offer many amenities for our tech-savvy residents, including computer classes and online gaming challenges. Once you’ve selected the perfect device for you, you’ll be able to log into free Wi-Fi wherever you are in any of our communities, including your apartment and throughout Prime’s lush campus grounds. Discover all that Prime has to offer when you reach out to our team today.

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