Touchscreens aren’t for everyone. In fact, mobile phones with larger buttons are making a comeback. They’re increasingly popular with people who just want a no-nonsense phone that’s easy to use.
They’re also great for those with limited dexterity, and can be very useful for people who are visually impaired. Some even include features like tactile raised dots on the keypad to make them easier to navigate by touch.
If you prefer phones with larger buttons simply because you have big hands – and find smaller smartphones too fiddly – then these are great options for you too. It’s even possible to perform some basic functions on large button phones with light gloves on – so they’re handy for use outdoors.
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The Nokia 8110 4G is a great feature phone with buttons and a sliding protective cover. Stay connected through 4G LTE or WiFi. Download Twitter, Gmail and Outlook from the KaiOS store to send emails and tweet. It also features a powerful Qualcomm processor and a removable battery. Saving the best for last: the legendary Snake game comes preloaded.
The Doro 5030 is perfect for anyone with impaired vision or limited dexterity. Large, easy-to-use buttons make dialling numbers and writing text messages and emails easier. You can even adjust the text size and background colour to make it easier to read and type messages.
The Nokia 3310 was one of the most popular phones ever released. For the 2017 re-issue Nokia have taken the elegant, easy-to-use design and updated it with a new colour screen, a 2-megapixel camera, and internet connectivity so you can send and receive emails.
The Alcatel 10.54 is a pocket-sized phone, with large, easy-to use buttons and a simple layout. It boasts a camera, FM radio and music player so you can stay entertained on the go. An SD slot for extra storage means you’ve plenty of space to keep your pictures, music and video, too.