Smartphones that are worth a second look

I was listening to a radio program recently where the topic was smartphones for seniors. It was a call in show, so several recommendations were made and helpful hints offered. This show prompted me to do more research on my own. Since so many of our employees are often buying their first smart phone, I thought I would share what I learned with you.

The 2 phones that I repeatedly saw recommended were the Doro 824 Smart Easy and Jitterbug Smart. PC Magazine has the most impartial review and I've included a link to it here.

Doro 824 Smart Easy - features:

Affordable. Easy-to-navigate software. Great call quality and volume. Well integrated Emergency Alert button and Helper feature. Includes a charging dock.

Jitterbug Smart - features:

Affordable. Simplified interface with ability to switch to standard Android layout. 5Star Urgent Response integration. Good call quality.

Neither have great cameras, but that is not the biggest need when you are buying a simplified smart phone. If you have either phone, I would love to hear what you think about them.