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The Best Cell Phones for Children

Are you thinking of buying a cell phone for your son or daughter? If so you probably have some questions concerning price, value for money, security, durability, parental controls, and perhaps more. A cell phone is a window to the world, so when choosing one for your child it's important to consider one that is age and situation appropriate. There are indeed certain phones that are, in general, more appropriate for children based on a range of factors. Here we'll suggest the best phones by value for price, durability, and gaming.




For Value

If value is the driver in selecting your daughter's or son's phone, there are several reliable, stylish, and inexpensive phones available. We've selected the Moto G6.

This beautifully designed smartphone costs around $320.



The Moto G6 has a 5.7 inch display, and you have your choice in color: Black, Blush Gold, or Deep Indigo. It has a double rear camera (12 MP) as well as front-facing camera (8 MP), which is quite good for the price. Both cameras capture video at 1080p. By default you have 32 GB of storage capacity, with the option to add a MicroSD memory card for up to 128 GB. It uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, which provides good performance for video games, although it is not the most powerful in its range.

It includes a 3000 mAh battery which should provide all-day power, unless with heavy streaming and app usage. Overall, the batter performance is average and does not stand out for durability. However, it has a TurboPower system that lets you charge quickly.

For Durability

Durability is important! Kids tend to be a bit more reckless, so dropping should be expected. Knowing this, why not go for the most shock-resistant phone? For a shock-resistant children's phone we suggest the Nokia 6.1.

You can buy this phone today for about $220.


It is made entirely of metal and it's corners are reinforced with a trim. So it's very durable and reliable in case of dropping. This phone also brings other advantages, such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor which gives it power to load apps faster than previous models. This phone include ZEISS optical lenses with a rear camera shooting 16 MP and the front camera 8 MP, and both record video at 4k quality. It has a USB Type-C charger input, so you can charge the batter half way in just 30 minutes (one hour for a full charge).

Nokia ranks 1st among its competition for managing security patches and software updates. This smartphone also had advanced privacy functions, so you can chose this phone confidently knowing these features help to protect your child's safety. Parental controls can also be applied.

For Games

If your kid is a gamer and you want to spoil them while keeping your budget, check out the One Plus 7 Pro. This phone is a little more expensive, but still affordable compared to competitors, and is packed with neat features.

The One Plus 7 Pro is available starting at $499.



This phone has a 6.67 inch screen with QHD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 90Hz. The screen is great for gaming and the quality will ensure you get the great graphics. And the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor ensures top performance for games. It also includes a 48 MP rear camera, and a front facing lense for selfies. You can take excellent photos with this camera, and it even includes a wide angle function. The One Plus 7 Pro's 4000 mAh battery will last you most of the day, depending on use, and it can be charged in just about 20 minutes.

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