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Christmas Gift Guide (for grandparents)

Offers | by Denise Timmis | Dec 13, 2022

Christmas Gift Guide (for grandparents)

Looking to get your Christmas shopping boxed off early this season? You’re in the right place. We’ve got the perfect selection if you need a mobile phone for the elderly side of your family. From top-notch video calling to simple displays, there’s a gadget to tickle the fancy of every grandparent this year. Dig in below.


Sony Xperia Z5 Compact


Price: £75


Got a tight Christmas budget? For a mere £75, the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact features an impressive 23MP camera and a battery that offers up to 17 hours of talk time. The Android handset also boasts a bright 4.6-inch HD display and a 5.1MP front camera for clear video calling. It even has HDR video support and a waterproof exterior.


The Spec


  • Screen size:  4.6 inches, 56.9 cm2 (~68.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: IPS LCD
  • Weight: 138 g (4.87 oz)
  • Main camera: 23 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/2.3", PDAF
  • Operating system: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Memory: 16GB 2GB RAM


Buy a refurbished Sony Xperia Z5.


iPhone 11


Price: from £264.99


For the features that the iPhone 11 offers, it offers incredible value of money. It combines a stunning 6.1-inch display with rapid processing power. Under the hood, you’ll find Apple’s A13 Bionic chip paired with 4GB of RAM, for lightning-fast loading of apps, and images and its front facing 12 MB camera allows for great quality video calling to keep in touch with the whole family.


The Spec:


  • Screen size: 6.1 inches, 90.3 m2 (~79% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 800 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)
  • Weight: 194 g (6.83 oz)
  • Main camera: Dual 12 MP
  • Operating system: iOS 16
  • Memory:  64GB 4GB RAM,128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM

Buy a refurbished iPhone 11.


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G


Price: from £619.99


Folding in half along its long edge, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has two high-resolution Dynamic AMOLED screens that double up to form a 7.6-inch tablet — making reading and messaging easier. The screen is also protected with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus for added protection from scratches, splashes and falls.


It’s easy to get the perfect family snap, thanks to the Fold 2’s advanced camera. With the phone folded out, the taker gets a full-screen preview on the front. Meanwhile, the people who feature in the phone get to see a smaller preview of the shot on the cover screen, so everyone’s involved!


The Spec


  • Screen size:  7.6 inches, 180.8 cm2 (~88.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+
  • Weight: 282 g (9.95 oz)
  • Main camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
  • Operating system: Android 10, up to Android 12L, One UI 4.1.1
  • Memory: 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM

Buy a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G.


iPhone 12 Pro Max


Price: from £584.99


For those tech savy grandparents that are on the hunt for a more recent iPhone that offers a large 6.7 inch screen the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the one for them. It offer’s three cameras, with the choice of a standard wide lens, ultra-wide shooter, and 2.5x telephoto zoom camera for those interesting in snapping pictures at family occasions.


Design-wise, there’s a Ceramic Shield that gives greater peace of mind to clumsy hands, providing 4x better drop performance than the Gorilla Glass screen found on its predecessor.


The Spec:


  • Screen size: 6.7 inches, 109.8 cm2 (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 800 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)
  • Weight: 226 g (7.97 oz)
  • Main camera: Quad - 12MP (wide), 12MP (telephoto), 16MP (ultrawide), TOF 3D VGA
  • Operating system: iOS 16
  • Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 6GB RAM

Buy a refurbished iPhone 12 Pro Max.


Sony Xperia 10 III


Price: from £224.99


If battery power is high on your wishlist, choose the Sony Experia 10 III. The mega-charged handset has scooped awards, thanks to its class-leading 4,500 mAh battery that gives you enough charge for 29 hours of video playback.


The sleek smartphone also supports 5G for the fastest connectivity available, while water-resistant IP38 certification and Corning Gorilla Glass safeguard from falls and spillages. To top it off, a 21:9 wide cinematic aspect ratio screen lights up the phone with vivid colours and crystal-clear text.


The Spec


  • Screen size:  6.0 inches, 84.1 cm2 (~80.3% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: OLED, 1B colours, HDR
  • Weight: 169 g (5.96 oz)
  • Main camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.8", PDAF
  • Operating system: Android 11, upgradable to Android 12
  • Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM


Buy a refurbished Sony Xperia 10 III.


Why buy a refurbished phone from Envirofone?


When it’s time to unwrap those presents, whoever gets a device from Envirofone won’t be disappointed. That’s because they’ll have a gadget tested 100 times over to ensure top performance. But, just in case anything goes wrong further down the line, we provide a 12-month warranty for extra peace of mind. We’ll even throw in free next-day delivery, too.


Still on the fence? Buying from Envirofone is excellent for the planet, too. We recycle and restore gadgets to full health instead of throwing them in harmful landfill sites. That’s the Enviro way.


So, what are you waiting for? Get one step closer to completing your Christmas shopping with a refurbished smartphone from Envirofone!


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