Emporia S4 Simple Smartphone for Seniors

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Brand:  Emporia

Emporia S4 Simple Smartphone for Seniors

Adapting to smartphone technology can be a challenge for people who are used to technology with buttons, that's why Emporia make their phones as intuitive and user-friendly as possible. The Emporia S4 Simple Smartphone for Seniors has been designed with large icons, a magnifying glass app to make it easy to read and WhatsApp pre-installed to make keeping in contact as hassle-free as possible. 

Key Information

  • Hearing aid compatible
  • Speech-to-text functionality
  • In-phone App installer guide
  • Includes optional SOS emergency button

What's Included?

  • 1 x Emporia S4 Simple Smartphone for Seniors
  • 1 x Lithium-ion battery (replaceable), 2500 mAh
  • 1 x Spare battery cover without the emergency button
  • 1 x USB-C charging cable with a mains plug
  • 1 x Headset
  • 1 x User guide
  • 1 x Extensive training guide (explaining apps and other smartphone features)

Click here to see our unboxing video for the Emporia Smart S4.

Learn More About the Emporia S4 Smartphone

Find out more about what makes the Emporia S4 Simple Smartphone such a great choice by watching the video below:

How Easy Is the Emporia S4 to Use for the Elderly?

The Emporia S4 is designed to be the ideal entry point into the world of modern smartphone technology, with features such as the in-phone app installer guide, this smartphone for seniors makes it easy to dive into the wonders of the modern world. With large, clearly labelled icons and three virtual screens you can swipe between, the Emporia S4 keeps things simple, elegant and intuitive. 

Will I Be Able to Hear This Phone?

Emporia phones are consistently designed to be loud and clear, allowing for easy and stress-free communication. The Emporia S4's volume is fully adjustable and can accommodate users with a wide range of different hearing abilities, making this phone ideal for those who are hard of hearing. 

How Easy Is Reading the Screen?

Featuring a large 5" touchscreen that includes 1" square icons, this is one of the easiest to read smartphones that money can buy and the giant icons make menu navigation as intuitive and simple as pressing a button. If you wish to read emails, messages or browse the internet then the easy-to-find and simple-to-use magnifier app can be used just like a physical magnifying glass to enhance the size of both text and images.  

Can I Assign Photos to Contacts?

Yes, you can assign a photo to each of your contacts, which will be displayed beside the contact's name in your phonebook. This allows for easy recognition of friends and loved ones, which can be very useful for those with memory difficulties.

How Good are the Emporia S4's Cameras?

The main camera on this phone boasts and impressive 13 megapixel resolution and is capable of taking pictures with fantastic detail, which is ideal for capturing those special moments. Also included on this phone is a 5 megapixel front camera that is ideal for video calls and for the more technologically adventurous user, for taking selfies. 

How Does the Emergency Button Feature Work?

The optional heart shaped Emporia emergency button is located at the back of the phone, underneath the camera and has a fivefold set of safety features that help give you and your loved ones peace of mind. It can be easily disabled by using the spare phone back included in your purchase, which completely covers the emergency button, preventing it from being pressed.

Emporia Emergency SOS Button for User Safety

Fivefold Safety Features

  1. When the emergency button is pressed, up to five predefined contacts that you choose when setting up the phone will be called until someone answers
  2. The phone will automatically go to loudspeaker mode so that communication can be clear and audible despite limited mobility or other issues
  3. A pre-prepared emergency SMS text will be sent to an emergency number
  4. GPS-enabled phones will provide their coordinates with the emergency call, allowing emergency services to know the exact location of the person pressing the emergency button
  5. A loud alarm tone will sound when the emergency button is pressed to help draw the attention of anyone in the vicinity to the emergency situation

Is This Phone Waterproof?

While we don't recommend submerging your phone completely in water, it is certified with  IP54-rated splash resistance, meaning you don't have to worry if it gets wet. This rating also means it's dust resistant which helps extend the lifetime of the phone, meaning you get more value for money.

Does the Emporia S4 Smartphone Have a Torch?

Yes, as is the standard for most modern mobile phones, a bright torch is included at the rear. This is great for any time you find yourself in a dark situation, and also provides a nice flash for low-light pictures.

How Fast is This Smartphone?

With a 1.5Hz Quadcore processor, this phone will switch between apps and complete tasks instantly with near instant speed. It's also fully Wi-Fi enabled and able to connect to the fastest 4G networks, allowing you to browse the internet quickly and efficiently.

What Kind of SIM Card Does This Mobile Use?

This phone is designed to use a Nano-SIM, which is the most modern and smallest SIM card available. The Nano-SIM can hold the most data relative to it's size and allows the phone to combine having loads of memory and a slim, sleek design. 

Does the Emporia S4 Simple Smartphone Support 5G?

No, the Emporia S4 Smartphone is compatible with 4G signal only and will not support 5G connectivity.

Which Networks Will This Phone Work With?

The Emporia Smartphone for Seniors is supplied unlocked, meaning that it will work with SIM cards from all major UK mobile networks. Simply insert the Nano-SIM from your choice of network provider and the phone will do the rest.

What Other Features Does This Phone Have?

  • Pre-installed internet browser 
  • Weather checking application
  • Full Email functionality
  • Alarm clock that includes a snooze function
  • Vibrating alert which is ideal for the hard of hearing
  • A calendar to help keep track of important dates
  • A calculator to make challenging maths easy
  • Fully hands-free compatible

Technical Specifications

  • 4G/FDD LTE (MHz): 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600
  • 3G/WCDMA (MHz): 900/2100
  • 2G/GSM (MHz): 850/900/1800/1900
  • WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Network speed: 4G
  • Rear camera: 13 Megapixel
  • Front-facing camera: 5 Megapixel
  • Screen size: 5" (11cm)
  • Battery: 2500 mAh
  • Receiver Decibel Level: 78.1dB
  • Ringer Decibel Level: 81.1dB
  • Bluetooth: 4.2
  • Processor speed: 1.5 GHz Octa Core CPU
  • RAM: 3GB
  • 5G compatible?: No
  • Onboard storage: 32GB (expandable to 64 GB with Micro SD)
  • SIM card type: Nano-SIM, One SIM slot
  • OS: Android 10
  • Charging cable: Micro USB-C
  • Headphone Port: 3.5mm
  • Status: Unlocked
  • Mains plug: 5.0 V - 1.5 A
  • Dimensions: 138 x 66 x 11mm
  • Weight: 155g
  • Device guarantee: 12 months
  • Battery guarantee: 6 months

User Guide

Applying for VAT Relief

This product is elligible for VAT relief. This means that if you are buying the item and have a chronic condition or illness (such as being hard of hearing, partially deaf or deaf), you can automatically deduct the VAT from the product at checkout.

Please visit our VAT Exemption Page to find out more about eligibility for VAT exemption, as certain rules apply to elligibility as determined by HMRC.

If you would like to claim VAT relief when making your purchase, you can do so by selecting this option at the checkout basket (please see the image below). If you are purchasing multiple items, please select the VAT relief checkbox on every elligible item in your basket.

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If you'd like more information regarding VAT Relief, please contact our customer care team on 020 7501 1101 and we'll be happy to talk you through the process.

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Average Rating (9 Reviews):  
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A Happy Customer
08 January 2024  | 

I lost my Emporia phone, a phone which suited me very well. Amplified supplied the replacement at a competitive price and with despatch. Pleased with the price, the product and the service. dpm delivery was efficient and easily tracked

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very satisfied
18 December 2023  | 

takes some getting used to

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16 November 2023  | 

At the age of 94, I find this mobile telephone to be extremely owner-friendly
The Instruction Manual is easily read and understood.
All -in-all very satisfied.

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Hi John,

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're delighted to hear that your experience has been good with this mobile phone.

Wishing you all the best!

Amelia at AmplifiedTelephones.co.uk

Great Service
04 August 2023  | 

Really happy with the whole process. Ordering was easy and the phone arrived promptly. After using the phone for a few days I had a question regarding the warranty so I emailed Amplified Telephones and got a response the very next day.

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Emporia S4 Simple Smartphone for Seniors
27 July 2023  | 

Excellent mobile phone. Quality sound amplification. Easy use of phone. Thankyou.

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Excellent Quality & Service
16 July 2023  | 

Iíve owned Emporia phones in the past, reliable, well made and easily functional. I am delighted with the S4, itís an uncomplicated smart phone with the addition of emergency button, large keypad format and superb sound quality. I have arthritis in my hands/fingers and am hard of hearing, the S4 is perfect. Superb design, not too heavy and extremely easy to set up and navigate/use. The S4ís sound quality is second to none, no more misunderstood conversations! Comes with 2 rear cases, excellent if like me you experience disease flares and require the emergency button feature. The other case covers the emergency button, so will use during non flare periods. All in all the S4 is of excellent quality & function. The service I received from Amplified Telephones was outstanding, placed my order at 11am with free delivery the next day. Highly recommend both Emporia S4 phone and Amplified Telephones.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Coolest Gran
16 March 2023  | 

I used an all singing, all dancing smart-phone at work until I retired five years ago, but I love the simplicity and clarity of the Emporia, the price, and not having to be tied in to a monthly contract. Looking forward to being the coolest granny on the block when I casually use NFC to pay for my coffee at Costa!

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Emporia Smart 4
09 March 2023  | 

This is a replacement for my previous smart 4 which got dropped and suffered a cracked screen - then the battery failed some months later.
A good phone, easy to operate , does all the basic smartphone functions ( and probably more ) but I just wanted a phone to make calls, send texts, do the odd internet search and take occasional photos. Its not too big ,so its comfortable to hold and it fits into a front trouser pocket. The screen is easy to read without putting on reading glasses. This phone comes with an simple to understand users manual and the setup is straightforward .
I looked for ages on the internet for a replacement to my broken phone but came back to another Smart4 as it does everything I need and I'm not paying for lots of hi tec stuff that I'm not likely to use.
Minus points would be that I only dropped it onto a tiled floor once and the screen cracked so I would recommend buying a shock resistant cover and the battery doesn't last to long without a recharge.
Competitive price from Amplified Telephones, easy to order and arrived swiftly and well packaged. Thank You.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Phone case
11 January 2022  | 

Phone brilliant, but have not recieved case as shown in Argos ad. none of your cus/rel know of the offer, please chase up. many thanks'

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5 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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This item is usually dispatched by Royal Mail post or better and, when in stock, is usually dispatched the same day if ordered before 2.00pm, Monday to Friday.

The delivery expectation of Royal Mail is 1 to 3 working days.

Please call our Amplified Telephones customer care team on 020 7501 1101 if you have any questions about the delivery of this item.

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