The most user-friendly smartphones are Windows phones, according to Lifehacker. These phones are perfect for people who want to check email or browse the Internet without dealing with a lot of confusing features.
One of the reasons why a Windows phone is so user-friendly is because there are a lot of phone options available, from very basic touch screens to phones with all of the bells and whistles. Comparing these phones to an iPhone, for instance, where there is only one option, a person has a bit of choice on how complicated or simple a phone should be.
The most difficult types of smartphones to use are Android phones. Though there are millions of fans of the Android style, people who are not used to a smartphone may have difficulty understanding how to use the features. This is especially the case if the person is upgrading from a flip phone or similar basic style.
The iPhone is a good option for those who are interested in new technology but still want a simple interface. Since the iPhone is in a class by itself, however, there is likely a learning curve that new users have to go through before becoming fully comfortable.