Smartphones for the whole family: selection criteria and models

October 2016

Choosing a smartphone for a teenager

  • Price: Basic and mid-range smartphones (200-350 €)
  • Durability, reliability
  • Size and weight
  • Camera performance
  • Storage space (8 GB and more)
  • Customization: choice of colors

Tips: opt for a smartphone offering the best compromise between price, portability and multimedia features. The screen size is not an essential selection criterion and its better to look for a mid-range model. If the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 are off-budget, here are some suggestions: the Nokia Lumia 820, a smartphone running Windows Phone 8, the interface is optimized to manage a small selection of applications (e.g social networks ).You can also consider the HTC 8S, also running Windows Phone 8. The Samsung Galaxy Ace, despite its limited storage, is among the cheapest models available.

Choosing a smartphone for an adult

  • Price: 250-500 €
  • Good battery life
  • Good computing/processing power
  • Screen size
  • High storage capacity (16 GB and above)
  • Connectivity: 4G compatibility
  • Large number of applications

Tips: connectivity, productivity, ease of reading, the criteria for choosing a smartphone will depend on the type of use (a device that can be used for both professional and personnal purposes. The iPhone 5 (iOS) and Samsung Galaxy S4 (Android) are two of the most popular models in this category, but some will prefer the BlackBerry Z10 running the latest version of BlackBerry OS and sporting a full touch screen.

Choosing a smartphone for a senior

  • Price: 150-250 €
  • taking intuitive and easy to use
  • Basic multimedia features
  • Few necessary settings

Tips: entry-level smartphones today offer a rich and varied multimedia experience at an affordable price. This category includes the Acer Liquid E2, with its high-contrast screen, and the Alcatel One Touch Star, with its sleek design and ergonomics.

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