Best Galaxy Tablets for Seniors

Technology is meant to be accessible to everybody, and this is certainly the case with tablet computers. While sometimes unfairly left out of the ever-evolving world of mobile technology, seniors can enjoy the many benefits associated with the use of sleek tablet computers as much as any other demographic of users. By and large, these devices are easy to carry and lighter than laptops. Samsung has been a leader in technology for more than 70 years and offers some cutting edge tablets that have many appealing features for senior users. Samsung Galaxy tablets come in various stylish designs in a variety of price ranges that seniors are sure to appreciate. Here are some of the best Galaxy tablets for seniors:

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7-Inch, White)

• Display: 7 inches
• Operating System: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS
• Power: 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
• Memory: 8 GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM Memory
• Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal (included)
• Amazon list price: $199.99

This thin, lightweight Android tablet stores videos, photos, music and other files and features front and rear cameras. It also has an easy-to-use touch display that seniors will find convenient. It can be used to browse the Web with ease, capture and display photos and watch complete movies and TV shows. Navigation is simple with easy access to help features. Seniors will appreciate the versatility of this tablet along with the convenience of using it for browsing or viewing books, magazines and newspapers without worrying about lugging around heavy or bulky reading materials.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1-Inch, Wi-Fi)

• Display: 10.1 inches
• Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 OS
• Power: 1GHz Dual-Core Processor
• Memory: 16GB Internal Memory, microSD expansion up to 32GB
• Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal (included)
• Amazon list price: $329

Basic features include wireless N Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0,GPS, Smart Remote app and built-in IR Blaster to watch and control TV content and the ability to store videos, photos and more. Access to Google Maps allows for easy navigation. This tablet is designed to support multiple applications without impacting speed and overall operation. Progressive downloads and access to a library of literally thousands of videos, apps and other fun features provide plenty of content. Seniors will love the availability of content and the fact that it can be easily held in one hand so that the other hand can touch the screen to access various browsing and viewing choices.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1-Inch, White)

• Display: 10.1 inches
• Operating System: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
• Power: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 Processor
• Memory: 16 GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM Memory
• Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal (included)
• Amazon list price: $379

This tablet allows videos, photos, music and other files to be easily stored without running out of storage space. Users also get access to free content through Google Play and Hulu. Front and rear cameras are included. Seniors looking for a larger display area will appreciate the 10-inch screen and the ability to view content via a standard TV screen. This tablet can easily be carried from place to place and is easy to use with convenient touch features. It has a similar interface found on other Samsung devices, making it easier to get used to for seniors already familiar with Samsung products. It can function as an e-reader or be used to view videos, movies and other streaming or downloaded content.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (32GB, Deep Grey)

• Display: 10.1 inches
• Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
• Power: Samsung Tablet 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor
• Memory: 2 GB RAM Memory, 32GB On-Board Memory
• Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal (included)
• Amazon list price: $499

Seniors will appreciate the unique S Pen technology that comes with this tablet. The “pen” that comes with this tablet makes it easy to take notes and literally use the device as an old school writing tablet with many convenient options and uses. The pen can also be used to click on menu items, browse the Internet and work through various images. Simply hoover the pen over an app to get a summary of its contents before clicking or downloading it. Front and back cameras and wireless connectivity are also included. Creative seniors can also use the pen for various tablet-based art projects.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Bundle: 10.1-Inch 16 GB Tablet (White), Bluetooth Keyboard and Desktop Dock

• Display: 10.1 inches
• Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
• Power: Texas Instruments OMAP 4400 1.0 GHz Processor
• Memory: 16 GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM Memory
• Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal
• Amazon list price: $349.99

Designed to fit in one hand, this tablet is easy to hold and operate. Rear and front cameras make photo capturing a breeze. Images can easily be organized with a few simple screen touches. This tablet also has wireless access and other typical features ranging from video playback to GPS for navigation and location services. A universal dock allows the device to be charged while still checking emails or browsing through digital photos. A sleek, wireless Bluetooth keyboard is included. AllShare Play makes it possible to bring in content from other devices with ease.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8-Inch, White)

• Display: 8 inches
• Operating System: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
• Power: 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
• Memory: 16 GB Flash Memory, 1.5 GB RAM Memory
• Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal
• Amazon list price: $299.99

This thin, lightweight tablet has a similar interface used by other Samsung Galaxy devices, which makes it easy to operate for seniors already familiar with the brand. There’s plenty of content to choose from, ranging from videos and movies to e-books and apps from Google Play. Samsung’s WatchON app makes it possible to share content between this tablet and a standard television. Performance is fast and there are front and rear cameras to make it relatively simple to capture pics or share video footage.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (16GB, White)

• Display: 10.1 inches
• Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
• Power: Samsung Tablet Processor 1.4 GHz
• Memory: 2 GB RAM Memory, 16GB On-Board Memory
• Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal
• Amazon list price: $449.99

This model also has a precision and pressure sensitive pen that can be used to take notes, make drawings, write on your saved photos and do lots of other fun things with the control of a pen. For further ease-of-use, content can be viewed in three modes: timeline view, grid view and spiral view. Pop Up Play is a unique feature that allows viewing windows to collapse into smaller versions so the user can browse and use other tablet features while watching video content. The easy touch screen abilities and availability of help features make it fairly simple for seniors to jump on board and get the most out of tablet technology.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7-Inch, Wi-Fi)

• Display: 7 inches
• Operating System: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
• Power: 1GHz Dual-Core Processor, 1GB RAM
• Memory: 8GB Internal Memory, microSD expansion up to 32GB
• Batteries: 1 Lithium-Ion
• Amazon list price: $169

Seniors new to tablet technology will appreciate this affordable Samsung Galaxy tablet. Like the other models, it’s lightweight and has a bright, vibrant touch screen. Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivity allows for convenient hands-free use of the device. It’s easy to connect to friends and family already using similar devices to share messages, photos and other digital data.