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Old Jan 31, 2018, 08:07 AM   #1
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Default New Android phone for an old person?

Its for my mother that not good with tech stuff or change.

She currently has a Windows Phone, is very use to it and loves it but for her work she now requires an app that only comes on android.

Are there any Android phones with 'easy' mode?

Another issue is she is deeply embedded in Microsoft. Can one make this android phone 'Microsoft' as possible?

Rant: Such a crappy time in tech where you can use absolutely any phone you want as long as its Android or Crapple.
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Old Jan 31, 2018, 08:44 AM   #2
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Old Jan 31, 2018, 09:13 AM   #3
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Yeah, I was looking at launchers that mimic WP10. This appears to be the best solution.

Now to figure out which phone for the $$$ to get that is as good as or better than her Lumia 650.
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Old Jan 31, 2018, 09:27 AM   #4
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The LG phones come with a Launcher already on it that has an "easy mode". The older LG G5 is a good phone that can be had fairly cheap now that comes with their Launcher.
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Samsung phones also literally have an "Easy Mode".
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Old Jan 31, 2018, 03:53 PM   #6
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Any reason to not buy this Motorola, seems well spec'ed for the price? Better suggestions?
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/motorol...?skuId=6053600
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no real reason, i'd say, well, the camera aside, but i guess that won't be a dealbraker.
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Motorola isn't the best when it comes to OS updates. I would stick to the bigger Android brands personally.
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prepare for your mom to never look at the notification bar. ever . my mom uses the g4 plus (also not a techie person at all). she seems to be okay with it. but the notification bar goes unread.
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OnePlus 3T and Google Pixel 2 are the simplest Android phones I've experienced.
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if you're not afraid to try out something beside the mainstream, maybe get a The Elephone S8. Surprisingly well built phone for around 350 bucks (at the states / 250 over here).
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Any reason to not buy this Motorola, seems well spec'ed for the price? Better suggestions?
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/motorol...?skuId=6053600
Just to update, this is the phone I got.

I installed a Windows Phone launcher and she is adapting well so far.
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Android and apple does windows stuff on phone better than windows phone/mobile did windows stuff on phone.
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