Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Senior Cell Phone Comparison: Pantech Breeze III Vs Samsung SCH-r100

Yes. It's time for another battle between cell phones for senior citizens.This time we will compare the Pantech Breeze III against the Samsung SCH-r100. A competition between a flip phone and a bar style handset.

The Breeze III is a third-generation phone that has been a staple on the AT&T line-up. It's the third member of an excellent group of senior phones that have served the carrier's subscribers. However, the Samsung SCH-r100 should be a worthy opponent for this phone. It was offered by a number of carriers and is now fighting alongside the Jitterbug J in GreatCall's offering for the elderly.

Let's proceed with comparing the specs, features, plans, and other factors for these phones.

Overall Design:

Samsung SCH-r100 Technical specs:

Dimensions: (inches) 4.2 x 1.7 x .54
Weight: (ounces) 2.6
Display: 1.7 inch 128 X 160 pixels and 65K colors

Pantech Breeze III Technical specs:

Dimensions: (inches) 3.90 (H) x 2.02 (W) x 0.74 (D)
Weight:  3.6  ounces
Display: 2.2 inch 320 x 240 pixels

The Pantech Breeze has a larger display with sharper resolution. It also has an extra display, which is smaller but shows the time and date.

Both of these phones offer keypads that are friendly for senior users. The Breeze III offers a spacious keypad with large and easy to press buttons, which are also separated and slightly raised above the surface. The R100 features troughs between the rows of keys to help users dial or compose messages.

Price: (reflects price at the time this post was published)

The Samsung SCH-r100  is a no-contract phone that is being offered at $39.99

The Pantech Breeze III is available at AT&T for $29.99 with a 2 year contract.

Cell Phone Plans:

Samsung SCH-r100 plans:

Pantech Breeze III Plan (AT&T Senior plan):

There you have it. We hope that the info on this post can help one to choose the best mobile phone for seniors.

Stay tuned for more senior phone comparisons and other information on cell phones for the elderly.

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