Carphone Warehouse's best smartphones for kids
If you’re thinking of buying a first phone for your child, we’ve got five that are definitely worth considering.
Before we start though, let’s just make one thing clear - none of our choices are top-of-the-range premium handsets. We think it makes more sense to get something a little more modest for a first phone. If the new owner can take care of it and treat it with respect, you can reward them with something even better in a year or two.
Must read: A guide to finding the right phone for your child.
The Moto C is by no exaggeration, the perfect first phone for any age. It runs on the latest version of the world’s most popular operating system, Android, which you’ll be able to enjoy on the 5-inch display.
The clutter-free design means it’s easy to navigate your way around the smartphone, and you’ll get Google’s suite of handy apps as standard. It also features a very capable 5MP camera, which can film video in HD resolution.
Order the Moto C from Carphone Warehouse’s website by clicking here.
Samsung J3 (2016)
Samsung’s Galaxy J3 (2016) offers loads of features for a very reasonable price. For starters, it looks great with its 5-inch HD display and slight 7.9mm thickness. There’s also an easy-to-use 8MP camera on back, which can be launched in a flash from the home screen. And you’ll be able to enjoy all-day battery life with the 2,600mAh battery cell.
Order the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) from Carphone Warehouse’s website.
The Nokia 3 is pretty new to the market, and is the first Nokia smartphone to run on an almost pure version of the Android OS. There’s an 8MP camera on board for sharp and accurate photos. And to make sure you can use it everywhere, the polarised display means you can watch and read everything clearly, even in the brightest of sunlight.
Order the Nokia 3 from Carphone Warehouse’s website.
Sony Xperia XA1
Like some of the other manufacturers in the list, Sony produces smartphones for all areas of the market. The XA1 is real standout smartphone, given its price tag, and it doesn’t scrimp on design.
The smartphone has a 5-inch HD display that stretches right up to the edge of the smartphone. But the real headline is the incredible 23MP camera, for amazing photos and videos every time. You’ll also get a powerful octa-core processor, to make sure you’re never slowed down when enjoying lots of different apps at once.
Order the Sony Xperia XA1 from Carphone Warehouse’s website.
Huawei P8 lite (2017)
The Huawei P8 lite is definitely for the movie fans out there. It boasts the largest and sharpest display on this list, at 5.2-inches and with Full HD resolution. If that’s not enough it also comes with a quick-launching 12MP camera, so you’ll always be ready to capture the moment with a quick sweep up from the bottom of the screen.
Order the Huawei P8 lite (2017), exclusively in gold, from Carphone Warehouse.
Are you thinking about getting your child their first smartphone, but don’t really know where to start? Check out our guide to helping you find the right phone. And if you’ve got any questions, drop us a comment below.