Nowadays, smartphones undoubtedly dominate, but there is a large group of people who prefer classic cell phones with a keyboard. We are talking, for example, about elderly or disabled people who find it more difficult to operate with touch models. There are also people for whom the telephone is primarily a calling tool and the traditional model is enough for them. Which one is worth choosing?
Advantages of phones with a classic keyboard:
The advantages of phones with a classic keyboard are undoubtedly their simpler structure, which fails less frequently. In addition, usually in such models you can replace the battery, which also lasts for a longer time of use. Writing text messages without the eyesight is much easier with them, as well as easy to use. Such phones last longer also due to the lower risk of damage. They don't have any applications or add-ons, so there's less risk of getting infected by viruses.
Disadvantages of phones with a classic keyboard:
However, such telephones are not without drawbacks. First of all, they are limited by functionality and possibilities. Usually they do not have (or have a very weak) camera. In addition, a weak screen can be a real difficulty in reading for people with poor eyesight, including the elderly.
How to choose a phone with a classic keyboard?
First of all, before buying this type of phone, you should consider what kind of features the user wants. If you do not use the camera, it makes no sense to pay extra for its presence. Older people who are to use the phone will appreciate the high contrast of its display and this should be primarily taken into account. The size and convenience of the buttons are equally important. In some models they are really small and therefore very bulky. It is definitely worth choosing a phone that supports HD Voice technology, which improves the quality of sounds in the handset. It is also good to pay attention to the solidity of the housing. If the phone is accidentally dropped, it does not necessarily mean it is malfunctioning.
Which models are worth choosing?
Among the phones with a classic keypad, Nokia definitely prevails. Models such as Nokia 230, Nokia 105, Nokia 3310 or Nokia 6700 are worth considering. Another brand that offers products with a classic keyboard is Samsung. This is for example the Samsung Galaxy Xcover B550. A typical product for an elderly person is MaxCom MM720BB or MaxCom MM320 Classic. A durable manufacturer is Hammer and its model 4.