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5th Apr 2021

Best Phones For Seniors 2021


If you’re thinking about retiring, or have already made that life transition; we know that getting the most for your money is important to you. After retirement, it’s important to make carefully considered financial choices. As part of that, it’s important that you find the phone that will get you the best value for money, while also fulfilling your unique, personal needs.

There is a number of mobile options available for seniors in Australia. These mobile phones won’t necessarily break the bank, with options for different levels of technical literacy and need. Whether you want the same functionality as everyone else, or just want to stick to what you know, there is a mobile phone option suited to you.


Option 1: Swissvoice C50s

Key Takeaways: The Swissvoice C50s is accessible and familiar to the Australian senior, featuring easily-understood controls, a home dock and included safety features.


The Swissvoice C50s is the perfect phone for the senior that is not as well-versed in modern technology. The key features of the handset have been designed with this in mind, allowing for those that are unfamiliar with regular mobile phone use to easily get acquainted with it’s functions.

The Swissvoice C50s comes with all of the basic functions that are now expected from modern mobile phones. This includes the ability to text and call, both a front and back facing camera, a loudspeaker, a home base that doubles as a charger, expandable internal storage and a 5-inch touchscreen display.

There are also several special features that make this the perfect phone for seniors. The menu and home screen have been stripped back and enlarged to aid those with low vision. The phone can also be turned up as loud as 35 decibels. The handset also features an SOS button which can be used to contact emergency contacts when required.

The Swissvoice C50s is available from $27.50/month plus monthly plan fees with Southern Phone.


Option 2: Samsung Galaxy A12

Key Takeaways: A great mid-range smartphone, the A12 has all of the basic functionality of a smartphone without the price tag.


If you’re more in market for an affordable smartphone that covers all bases, the Samsung Galaxy A12 may be the one for you. As part of the Samsung Galaxy range of smartphones, you can expect a vibrant display, high-performance, long-lasting battery and more!

The Galaxy A12 includes both a front and back camera, allowing for video calls and happy snaps with grandkids and relatives. The phone also comes with 128GB of inbuilt storage, meaning you won’t need to worry about running of storage anytime soon. The phone comes equipped with a fast-charging battery and bright display, meaning you can use your phone for hours without requiring a charge.

Perhaps the most notable feature of this phone is it’s affordability. The Galaxy A12 can be picked up from Southern Phone from as little as $13/month plus monthly plan fees.


Option 3: Samsung Galaxy A42

Key Takeaways: The Samsung A42 smartphone is for the tech-savvy senior. It has a great camera and technical performance, all at an affordable price point.


As the name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy A42 exists within the same series of smartphones as the previously mentioned A12, however this handset comes packed with a number of enhanced features for the technically-proficient senior.

The Galaxy A42 comes with the ability to use 5G internet, the newest edition of high-speed roaming internet that is accessed on the go. Compared to the Galaxy A12, the A42 has a larger and more advanced screen, increased battery size and an enhanced camera performance. Where the A12 had a single front and back camera, the Galaxy A42 has 3 back cameras (main lens, ultra-wide lens and a macro lens) and a single front camera.

You’d be forgiven for assuming that these extra features come with a much higher price tag. Although the Samsung Galaxy A42 is the most expensive phone we’ve discussed here, it is still a very affordable mobile phone! With Southern Phone’s Galaxy A42 plans, you can call, text and browse for as little as $38.99/month.

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