How to Pick Up Smartphones for the Elder People? Attached 6 Phones Recommendation Around 200$

By Miamia 2020-04-13

Want to choose a smartphone for your parents or elders, but have no clue about which is worth a shot. There are always new mobile phones emgerging in the market after all. Now you've come to the right place.

Just a couple days ago, I heard that my mother-in-law encountered trouble with her mobile phone that was bought for years. I guess it's time to get a new one for her. Then I'm trying to figure out her need and compare smartphones on the market one by one. Sending out is easy, but choosing is super time-consuming, especially for those who're obsessed in perfection (high requirement for everything).

First part, as I said above, we should find out their needs for smartphone. Here we roughly sort out and it may cover the following aspects.

● Not too expensive.
● Big battery. Ultra long battery life.
● No too large RAM and ROM required, but that should meet daily use. It can runs smoothly for 1 year and more.
● Fool-style operation. Less entertainment features. Easy to use. Big font and Easy Mode option is better.
● Loud sound and soft non-dazzling large screen.
● Excellent after-sales service makes it easy for them to find the nearest after-sales sites.

Then we can get to know what specs should be taken into consideration when we make a choice.

◆ Mid-end processor at least, such as Snapdragon 7 series, Kirin 8 series.
◆ Storage starts at 4+64GB, and 6+64GB, 6+128GB, 8+128GB would be better if at an afford price.
◆ 4000mAh battery at least.
◆ Dual speakers are preferred.
◆ DC dimming shall be supported if it's an OLED screen.

6 Smartphones Recommendation Around 200$ or Less:

1. Xiaomi Redmi 8A    4+64GB    119$ (This price is for 2+32GB)

Xiaomi Redmi 8    4+64GB    140$

6.22 Inches eye-protection waterdrop full screen, 3D curved ultra thin body. Stylish apperance.
5000mAh large battery + 18W Type-C quick charge. Last up to 25 days (Redmi 8) / 31 days (Redmi 8A).
Ultra linear louderspeaker for large volume. Handsfree FM function. Big font option.

Redmi 8: 12MP + 2.0MP AI dual rear cameras, 8.0MP front camera. Support AI face and fingerprint unlock, IR remote control.

Redmi 8A: 12MP AI rear camera + 8.0MP front camera. Support AI face unlock.

Anti-splash nano coating, daily life waterproof rating.
MIUI system, friendly interface and easy and operation for old people.

Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor has a bad reputation.
Only equipped with 5V 2A charger. 18W fast charger is excluded.

2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7    4+64GB    170$

Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor.
Gradient glass body, comfortable hand feel, scratch resistant.
4000mAh battery + Type-C quick charge.
6.3 Inch waterdrop full screen. 48MP + 5.0MP AI dual rear cameras, 13MP front camera.
MIUI system, friendly interface and easy and operation for old people.

Slightly wide bezel.

3. Vivo U3x    4+64GB    166$

6.35 Inches 19.3:9 waterdrop full screen.
5000mAh large battery + 18W quick charge. Last up to 608 hours. Support reverse charging (OTG cable needs to be purchased separately).
13MP ultra wide AI triple camera system. Support Face Wake and fingerprint unlock.
Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor.
AI voice assistant and Easy Mode are available.

Micro USB charging interface.

4. Vivo U1    4+64GB    220$

6.2 Inches 19:9 waterdrop full screen.
13MP + 2.0 MP AI dual rear cameras, 8.0MP front camera. Support Face and fingerprint unlock.
Snapdragon octa-core processor.
Easy Mode, eye protection mode. FM radio function.

4030mAh battery. Average battery life.
Micro USB 5V 2A charging. Relative low charging efficiency.

5. Huawei Honor Play3    6+64GB    175$

6.39 Inches eye-protection screen.
48MP + 8.0MP + 2.0MP AI triple rear cameras, 8.0MP front camera.
Huawei self-developed Kirin 710F octa-core processor.
4000mAh large battery.

Micro USB charging interface.
5V 2A charge. Relative low charging efficiency.

6. Realme Q    6+64GB    220$

6.3 Inches large screen.
Snapdragon 712 octa-core processor.
4035mAh battery + Type-C 20W VOOC flash charge.
48MP (Sony IMX586) ultra wide angle quad rear cameras system, 16MP (Sony IMX471) AI front camera.
Daily life waterproof rating, 3.5mm earphone jack.


Plastic body.

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