Which smartphones are suitable for children?
Your child's first smartphone doesn't have to be the most expensive one. These days, any smartphone can be used to call, text, browse the internet, and use Whatsapp. Most smartphones are also outfitted with a camera and sufficient storage capacity to download several games. That's why suggest you don't spend more than € 300 on a phone. Does your child want yo watch HD movies, edit photos, or download 3D games? Then you'll need a better camera, faster RAM, and plenty of storage capacity. Keep in mind, this all comes at additional cost. Try to plan in advance how much you want to spend on the phone and which functions it needs to have.
2. Casing and size
Most children don't treat their belongings are careful as adults do. Accidents can easily happen, especially while playing. That's why it's a good idea to select a phone that can take a bit of a beating. When looking for a phone, pay attention to the casing and the materials that it's made of. An aluminum or metal casing can better withstand drops, scratches, and bumps than a glass or plastic casing. Even so, we still suggest extra protection for rugged casings in the shape of a phone case and screen protector. Also keep in mind the size of the smartphone. Some phones are rather big, with large screens that can be difficult for your child to operate.
Based on the price, casing, and size of the screen we made a selection of smartphones that we believe are suitable for children. With a smartphone below € 300 you can make clear selfies and pictures, while possessing plenty of storage capacity for a number of apps. We also feel it's important that your child's smartphone can withstand the occasional drop. That's why we selected phones with a metal casing. Finally, we believe that the phone's screen should measure 5 inches at most, so children can easily operate it.