Published on May 29th, 2024 | by James Wright

Aspera F50 Review

Aspera F50 Review James Wright

Summary: Old school charms with optional modern features but built for safety


Old school

If you’re looking for a smartphone made simple (or old school charm with option modern features), then look no further. Aspera have just launched their new F50 which is a flip phone that has been designed to keep things simple and built for safety. Although it is powered by the Android operating system, this smartphone can mimic a more traditional “non-smart” phone that includes large buttons and more importantly, an SOS button that can be set to dial emergency contacts when pressed for 5-seconds. Further, the loud speaker of this smartphone is actually quite loud for its size which makes it perfect for those with basic hearing impairments.

Tech Specs

  • 4G + 3G Connectivity
  • 2.4″ display
  • 2.0 MP rear
  • Messaging SMS and MMS
  • 1000mAh battery
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • FM Radio
  • Loudspeaker
  • Micro SD card to 32GB Maximum

As a result, this makes the phone perfect for younger children in your family or if you have parents who struggle with the modern smartphone, the F50 might be the solution. Additionally the user-interface of the Aspera F50 also keeps navigation simple that with the large keys is ideal for people with vision impairment.

The phone also comes with a USB-C charging dock that in essence can just sit on your kitchen bench as an emergency phone. Speaking of emergencies, the F50 also comes with a torch button as well which is great should the power go out at home. When the phone is closed in its flip mode, the outside display will show you messages, calls and the charge of the device. There is also a power button on the side of the phone, including volume controls. Again, it’s simple.



To setup the phone, you need to install a SIM card and then the battery. To do this, you simply remove the back cover, insert the SIM and then the battery. It should also be noted that the Aspera F50 is not locked to any mobile carrier that definitely increases the scope of whether this will be just an emergency phone or a product for the older person. With that said, you can set the SOS feature to send a text message to up to 5 people, including calling one main contact.

Besides phone calls, you can send messages, take photos/videos, listen to music, use it as an FM radio plus other useful tools such as a calendar, alarm and calculator. And yes, there is a camera, however it is quite low resolution but I guess, good for a backup, provided the lighting is good. So as you can see, it’s a smartphone for users of all capabilities.

Final Thoughts?

If you’re seeking a phone for an older or younger persons in your life… or you just need an emergency phone at home, the Aspera F50 which is priced at just $99AUD (May 2024) definitely ticks the right boxes.

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