Fujitsu Stylistic S01 is a smartphone that respects its elders Video
Fujitsu Stylistic S01 is a smartphone that respects its elders Video Transcript
-Hello, I'm Richard Trenholm Ã½with CNET and I'm holding in my hand the Fujitsu Stylistic S01, an Android smartphone designed especially for seniors. Now, unlike some phones designed for all generation, it doesn't have big cranky patronizing plastic buttons. Instead, it's designed to have the full smartphone experience. So, you got a bit colorful touchscreen and all the Android apps you can want. So, the first thing you notice is the touchscreen is designed to be easy to use and avoid accidental presses. So, instead of just tapping on it as you would with a normal phone, what you have to do is you have to press it a little bit harder because this is pressure sensitive screen, which means you avoid accidental presses and with the big icons. That means it's much easier to press on the thing that you wanted to press on. Another way of keeping it simpler is that everything is all in one home screen. There is not swiping left to right for creative app or anything like that. So, you saw stuff with your basic functions at the top like calling, text messaging, e-mail, your contacts, and also this big friendly speed dial short cut buttons that you can assign to your friends and family or your love ones, these big orange one, two, three numbers. And then you as scroll down, you get things like headlines, Google search, internet search, maps, camera, video, access to the Google Play Store as you keep going down anywhere with your settings. This is quite cool. You also have a big button that says "my number" on it. So, you can press out any time to get your number. So, you don't have to remember your number if it's a new phone. And then as you further down, then you get more complicated stuff, more advanced. You got a bunch of apps including TripAdvisor, Amazon, YouTube, that kind of thing built in until you get to the bottom and you can download even more apps. One of the great things about this, the big icons on the home screen is that thy color coded. As you can see, they are all different colors, and those colors corresponds to page in the manual to make it really simple to look at how to use them and when you do open up and app with one of those long presses, every app has this question mark on the top, which has access to help so that you can always find the help button in the same place and once you're done using an app, we go to press the physical home bottom and it then kills the app so you don't have loads of apps running using the battery. It takes you back straight to the home screen, and there's also a couple of features to make it easier for seniors to make phone calls. So, for example, there's mic in the front to pick up your voice and the mic in back, which picks up ambient noise and cancels it out so it's easier for earpiece to hear. There's also a very clever feature that allows you to input your age and then the phone will adjust the speed or frequency of the voice on the other end of the phone, which allows you to hear better. So, that's the software. Also, in terms of the hardware, it's a waterproof case that can survive being dropped in the bathroom, at sink, or in a drink, and you can also wash it afterwards and wash it clean. It has that little charging point here, so you don't need to plug it into charger. You just drop it into a dock just like you do with a normal landline for the cordless phone. Another feature that's really useful for seniors is you have this button here, which is an alarm, so when you slide that out, and audible buzzer will go off to alert people in the vicinity and it also dials out to your specified contacts and tries to get hold of someone to raise the alarm that person holding has fallen or is trouble and cleverly if it reaches a voice mail, it will simply try the next person on the contacts list. So, it always is trying to get hold of someone speaks someone to make sure that can let you know that you're in trouble. So, that's the Fujitsu Stylistic S01. It's coming to France in June on Orange. It is packed with features for making simple to use for seniors and I've to mention a few things I wouldn't mind on my phone. I'm Rich Trenholm on CNET.
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