Your child is growing up slowly and you are thinking more and more seriously about buying a phone for him? Check which models are especially recommended for underage users.
Cheap, affordable, basic phones are great models for children that they can use when traveling to and from school. They will not be distracted by Snapchat or the latest game, nor will they attract the attention of thieves. If such a phone is lost or damaged, material damage is not very severe.
Specifications and features to look for in a children's phone.
Most children are used to playing games on the tablet before buying their own phone and will therefore be used to the larger screen that this equipment offers. However, a large screen phone is much easier to drop and smash than a more compact model that will fit in your pocket.
Because we know that children can be clumsy, a waterproof or particularly durable phone is the perfect choice. Regardless of which phone you choose, we recommend buying a reinforced case.
Adults often may not pay attention to front cameras, but for children who love to take a selfie, play with Snapchat and video chats, they are very important. Don't even consider buying a phone for your child who doesn't have a selfie camera.
You don't have to worry too much about the basic specifications, because most phones are able to handle everything a child needs: everyday games, YouTube and camera.
One thing you should look out for is memory: we advise you to avoid anything with internal memory below 16 GB. Look for a model with microSD support and remember to use cloud services such as Google Photos to back up your multimedia online. Backing up photos and videos to the cloud also means that they will not be lost when the phone is eventually lost or damaged.
Motorola Moto G5
There is a lot of competition on the Android budget market, but the Moto G5 is still one of the best. The very quality of workmanship seems to belong to a much more expensive phone. The battery may not be the most powerful, but it will withstand everyday use.
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
In general, the A3 improvements in 2017 are quite significant and make this nice phone at a reasonable price even more attractive if you like the Galaxy S7, but you do not want to spend so much on the phone for a child. Its water resistance and fingerprint sensor are both comfortable and practical, and the good-looking design makes it easy to forget that this phone has a price much lower than half of the flagship models.
Currently, iPhone SE is a very attractive purchase. It is often compared to the 5S model. In this case, however, you can count on a decisive jump in quality, in terms of even recorded videos.
Vodafone Smart Prime 7
The improved design of Smart Prime 7 is a step in the right direction. In this way you get a decent phone for little money. However, the price goes hand in hand with lowering the version to Snapdragon 210, and the camera is limited to 720p.
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
The Galaxy A5 2017 is a fantastic mid-range phone with a flagship look, with decent performance and comprehensive specifications.
Motorola Moto G4
Although the new Moto G4 is more expensive than the third generation phone, Motorola offers a Full HD screen, a better processor and more memory. Not everyone will like the 5.5 inch jump or the lack of full water resistance, but it is still a brilliant phone for little money.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
Xiaomi Redmi 6A is a phone for around 500 PLN, in return you get 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of built-in memory. The brightness and image quality of the display are very good. The phone has Android 8 with MIUI overlay, which is easy to use, and offers quite a few useful options for users.