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Topic # 225450 19-Nov-2017 19:47
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Looking at getting a phone for an older family memeber. They currently have a vodafone brand android  phone. It is okay, but their fingers are larger and dry, that the capacitive screen doesn't work very well with it. Also touch ID doesn't work at all  with their fingers, as their finger prints have worn. Just wondering what people recommend. They don't want to spend heaps, but would benefits from something durable, and not laggy, with a good touch screen. They have tried the samsung J series such as the J3, but also find them useless.  


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  Reply # 1904197 19-Nov-2017 20:23
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Nokia 3310!


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  Reply # 1904198 19-Nov-2017 20:24
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Hand moisturizer helps with touch sensitivity. Do they want an Android smartphone, or something simple?





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Doro could be an option. 


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  Reply # 1904290 20-Nov-2017 07:49
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Gave my aging folks a "dumb" phone each as they asked.....  my father got the hang of it, but my mother hasn't .... giving her a smartphone would be worse I think. Altho, at least then I can pin my number to the home screen.... which she would then stuff up somehow... parents :D

 

 





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  Reply # 1904294 20-Nov-2017 07:59
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Just done it. A Cheap Samsung J5 (actually totally adequate phone) with the display setting set to basic. Big simple buttons.


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  Reply # 1904316 20-Nov-2017 09:27
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J5 is a good choice, been using one for over a year.

 

I was surprised when the 5" screen is big enough for reading books on as well.


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