Mobile phones were hardly present in some of our childhoods. It was only when we ascended past primary school that our parents could trust us with one. Sometimes only when we’ve performed well at school.
Now, mostly due to safety reasons, kids today can obtain ownership of their own smartphones. However, as parents, it is still important to ensure your child uses the right phone for their needs. Here at ProductNation, we’ve listed the top ones for you.
The Nokia 3310 makes a colourful return retaining some of its trademark design and features. Simple to navigate, the 3310 is hardy, and maintains a long battery life. It includes essentials such as phone calls, text messaging, a 2MP rear camera as well as a basic Internet browser. As such, the phone is suitable for younger kids!
For those on a tight budget, the Xiaomi Redmi 3 packs features found in mid-range phones. It is powered by a Snapdragon 616 2GHz octa-core processor and 2GB RAM – sufficient to run most mobile gaming applications. Besides that, its 4,100mAh battery can withstand your child’s daily usage.
The Moto E5 Plus has a large 5,000mAh battery – one that can last for 1-2 days depending on usage. Besides its long battery life, it displays a 6-inch screen to prevent your kid from squinting their eyes too much. The water-repellent coating ensures that the phone is safe from any water spills.
For the artistic child, a smartphone that comes with a stylus is suitable for their usage. Significantly cheaper than the Samsung Note series, the LG Stylus 3 sports a huge 5.7-inch screen that is suitable for sketching. What’s more, the smartphone has the Kids Place parental control app to monitor their activity and screen time.
Good eyesight goes a long way. The Huawei Honor 8 lite has an “Eye Comfort Mode” that protects your child’s eyes from excessive blue light. By reducing blue light, eye strain is further reduced, and chances are you won’t have to worry about visiting the optician any sooner.
The affordable Honor Play 4 hosts the powerful Kirin 970 chip that can run most demanding mobile games in the market. Besides its wide 6.3-inch screen, the phone runs games on a 3,750mAh battery. It has also a GPU Turbo mode to optimise games. What’s more, the Honor Play 4 has a huge 64GB internal storage!
The ZTE Axon 7 is a mid-range phone that packs hardware features to help enhance music listening experience. If your child has their own headphones, the smartphone integrates a headphone amplifier and a 32-bit DAC to complement the headphone requirements. Otherwise, the Axon 7 dual front-facing speakers are embedded with Dolby Atmos surround system for an immersive audio experience.
The LG G6 is one of the few phones compatible to run the latest Pokémon Go AR+ mode. This mid-range smartphone is also an affordable option for parents whose kids frequent the game. It is powered by Snapdragon 435, substantial enough to run the Pokémon Go. Besides that, the compact phone is suitable for small hands.
FaceTime is a reliable video-calling app that connects all family members who use an iPhone. Its 1.2MP front camera can perform well enough under bright lighting conditions for video calls. The iPhone 6 is also a decent and affordable investment for a young teen who desires a stylish phone design (and the brand name for bragging rights).
The sleek Galaxy A8 hosts a damage-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 alongside IP68 water and dust resistance for full-coverage protection. That way, you won’t ever have to worry about replacing phones quickly again.
Performance-wise, the phone is powered by octa-core Samsung Exynos 7885 and 4GB RAM. Besides that, the A8 sports a 16MP rear camera!
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