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Old December 16th, 2012, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cheapest 5-inch screen for partially-sighted?

Hi All,

I'm looking for the cheapest 5-inch+ screen Android phone on the (UK) market.

My grandather has macular degeneration which has left him with increasingly poor eyesight. He also has very poor hearing, so voice-solutions are not much help. All he really needs to do is to call one of 5-10 numbers every now and then - anything else is surpurflous.

The best solution I've found so far is a piece of software called Georgie. I've tried him on a Galaxy Ace and he needs a magnifying glass to make out the names in the phone book. Then I tried him on my Galaxy S2 and he just about managed to read the contacts without assistance. I think a Galaxy Note with Georgie would be perfect, but we'd rather not pay loads for functionality he doesn't need. I don't need a powerful processor or even a high-res screen, it just has to be really big and Android.

I'm primarily just looking for the cheapest big-screen phone (available in the UK), but if you have other software or solutions you'd like to suggest I'll be interested in hearing them.

Thanks in advance for any replies!

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Old December 16th, 2012, 09:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Blu Studio looks good, not sure if I can get one easily in the UK but I'll have a good look around when I get home tonight.

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Dell Streak possibly. Think anything less than that is going to be rather Chinese....and you did say "available in the UK"? Presumably meaning a UK retailer that has UK warranty and support.
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I'm not too fussed about support/warranty provided it's not liable to explode or run out of battery in 5 minutes flat. It's just a question of being able to find one!
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It'll be next to impossible to get (sadly) but a Nexus 4 isn't a whole lot smaller and is a great price. Pixel density is far higher than any other cheap ~5" screen at that price.
You could also look at a used Note 1.
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How about a voice-capable 7" tablet? Too big?
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7" is a bit big since it's really a phone replacement. Voice isn't much help as he's deaf as a post!
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7" is a bit big since it's really a phone replacement. Voice isn't much help as he's deaf as a post!
Shock, I am going to move this thread into the Device Comparison forum since you are comparing 5" devices for the UK.

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Default Re: Cheapest 5-inch screen for partially-sighted?

Actually, I'm wondering if a better solution for him is a simple dumb phone with big buttons where you can program the 5-10 speed dial numbers he needs for him. In the U.S. there are such phones aimed at seniors, so I'd bet there are similar phones in the U.K. Given the limited uses he has for the phone, a smart phone might be unnecessarily complicated.



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