Your best bet is likely to be to get either a smartphone with interchangeable batteries and carry multiple ones, or get an external power pack.
A limited sample size survey of a number of smartphones show that for web browsing, the best performer (iPhone 6) drained 35% battery in 150 minutes, which implies a 7.5 hour battery life for web browsing over WiFi....
The Crosscall Shark V2 seems to fit almost all your requirements. Almost, because with the current exchange rate (Euros to USD) it costs 101$.
floats (water resistant)
is IP68 certificated
There are two other phones you may want to look into. The Caterpillar B25 and the newer B30. Here's a comparison of the two.
The only real difference is the ...
The only available option that I could find was OwnFone
It's a customized phone that is made specially for the customer based on their order. They company intention is to provide our elders with an emergency easy to use phone however, it can be used a for children as well
Buttons can be images (or names) in case you child is too young to read
Purism Librem 5 runs a custom distro developed by the company which made the phone, but you can run it on desktop as well, so I believe it qualifies.
As a bonus, recently the open source GPU driver for that chip has reached performance parity with the closed source one, although I am not sure which one is used in the phone.
Sony's Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z5 Compact are about the same size as the iPhone 6 (not plus). They also seem to be the only (as of beginning of Oct, 2015) high end Android devices with screens under 5 inches. Sony's Z3 and Z3 compact have some very excellent battery life compared to other Android manufacturers. The Z5 compact is expected to be released ...
The big issue you're going to run into is the need for a hotspot. While there are still recycled and cheap phones made by one or two manufacturers which possess the other features, it's very rare for any of them to also serve as a hotspot. They are considered entry-level phones and usually use a proprietary operating system so everything "looks like the ...
In my opinion Xiami RedMi 2 Pro is much better choice than SGS4. Below I present pros for both phones:
Xiami RedMi 2 Pro
it has LTE
it has DualSIM
it uses MIUI OS which has regular updates
better screen (AMOLED 1920x1080)
CPU and GPU are similar in this models maybe a little better in SGS4. The biggest advantage ...
The Microsoft Lumia 430 is a nice bet. It was Nokia when I bought it, but it's just the name which has changed and not the specs. I used it for around 2 years, so I can vouch for it.
Price: With the current dollar-rupee exchange rate, it would be around $75
Durability and quality: It is pretty robust, and durable (have used it for 2 years, and now, my Mom ...
In Asia, in particular Thailand and India, there are a lot of cheap and popular dual SIM phones. In fact most people seem to have dual SIM phones - I'm not particularly sure why, but I think multiple boyfriends/girlfriends may be partly the reason.
These are all quite similar to the good old Nokia 3310, that is to say, a physical keyboard, and a small, non-...
I Think you're looking for something like one of the following:
1) TP-Link M7350 Mobile Router
2) Huawei E5577
Bonus: If you're not on a tight budget here's one of my favorites
the Netgear AC810-100.
Hope this helps.
You can got a cheep android for £55. This can be configured to have a singe button to call you. Use multi users, so admin user configures the phone, and other user can not re-configure.
Non-smart are cheaper, some of these will allow you to set a list of numbers that can be called.
Alternatively if you are in a close geographical area, then consider CB. ...
As far as I know there isn't such a thing officially available. Search keyword would be "USB 3G voice calling dongle."
There are some guides over the internet on how to "hack" data dongles to be able to call with it. See this:
Any mod capable Moto Z series device can be equipped with a Livermorium sliding keyboard mod, although as of answering this question it is out of stock from the manufacturer but should be available by years end again.
The big issue here is the requirement for a hotspot, which most older phones would not support properly... So stepping up to a newer device ...
Not Bluetooth, but wifi, therefore it qualifies for "other wireless technology, the "aiball" camera comes in as a candidate. Available on Amazon, as well as a few other locations, it doesn't come in with high praises via the reviews.
Here's the better part of this answer. Once you visit the Amazon link, you see other small wireless cameras that may give you ...
Have a look at this: https://store.open-electronics.org/index.php?route=offers/salescombopge&page_id=6
Its from a quick Google search.
A plus of going with a Pi is having ModemManager (software for controlling modems). Ive seen a working SMS manager connected to ModemManager written in around a hundred lines of Python. Or if you have access to a regex ...
5200mAh Long Standby Rugged Mobile Phone with Waterproof Shockproof Dustproof Unlocked Phone for Elderly People Adventurers Army Cellphone(Black)
It's $50, and can call and send/receive sms. 5200mAh battery w./ 72 hours talk time and 360 hours standby (as the manufacturer claims). I'm pretty sure the screen is color though.
First of all, bluetooth won't provide high quality sound and using the microphone by its standard. From my research I think the SteelSeries Sibera 840 might be a good match, it can be used with most consoles and PCs and includes bluetooth. The catch is it's no earbuds, but then again I doubt you could get proper surround sound from buds...
I've been looking for the same thing. The major challenge is finding a good camera on a current feature phone. The best option seems to be camera phones from around 2009-2011, like a refurbished Sony Ericsson Cybershot (the C905 or C903, say) or (since the OS is unsupported, basically turning them into feature phones) a refurbished Nokia 808, N8, or N86.
Looking at your requirements it may just be easier to get an Android smart phone.
You can backup your contacts and numbers to a Google Account , standard smart phones will have a microSD card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack and high quality sound.
I suggest the Lenovo A806
Specs are here: http://www.gsmarena.com/lenovo_golden_warrior_a8-6529.php
Most wearables have this functionality. The Charge 3 performs this function well. It will vibrate when the phone rings and show you who is calling and when you get a text. It has good range over Bluetooth. If you are willing to spend more, you can get more features from a Samsung or Apple smart watch.
Kyocera's "Dura" line of phones and Casio's "G'zOne" line
frequently ~$100 new and ~$20 used.
Waterproof and "military grade" specifications for impact resistance and dust resistance.
Easily go for a whole week on a single charge.
Easy to find these unlocked; not sure how Australia's mobile network works, but I think any GSM ...