10 good phones for kids that won't hit your budget

Watch-phones for the youngest children

1. Huawei Kids Watch 4 Pro

  • Display: 1.4 inches.
  • Battery: 800 mAh
  • Camera: 5 MP.
  • OS Compatibility: Android 6.0+, iOS 9+.
  • Communication: Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS, 4G, GSM.

This watch with a telephone function can be purchased for the little ones instead of a smartphone. The gadget has a built-in camera, which is useful for communicating with the child via video link. In addition, it will be possible to track his location on your mobile using a special application.

In the settings, you can specify a safe zone, at the intersection of which an alert will be sent to your smartphone. The preschooler will be able to quickly send you an SOS signal in case of danger if necessary.

The watch supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and mobile Internet via 4G LTE. The case of the device is not afraid of water – it will not break during short-term immersion.

Price: from 9,990 rubles.

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2.Smart Baby Watch LT25

  • Display: 1.3 inches.
  • Battery: 650 mAh
  • Camera: 3 MP.
  • OS Compatibility: Android 6.0+, iOS 9+.
  • Communication: Wi-Fi, GPS, 4G, GSM.

This is a watch from the budget segment. Smart Baby Watch LT25 can also be used as a phone if you insert a SIM card inside. There is a built-in camera for video calls. In addition, the device supports the function of sending an SOS signal and is able to notify parents if the child leaves the safe area.

Smart Baby Watch LT25 can connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi and 4G LTE networks, as well as connect with other gadgets via Bluetooth 4.2.

Price: 4 790 rubles.

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Phones for older kids

1.Samsung Galaxy A23

  • Display: 6.6 inches (2408 × 1080 pixels).
  • Processor: Snapdragon 680.
  • Memory: 4/6 GB RAM, 64/128 GB ROM.
  • Cameras: main – 50 MP, 5 MP, 2 MP, 2 MP; front – 8 MP.
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • OS: Android 12.

Inexpensive Samsung device with a good balance of performance, design and value. The child will be able to run all applications and most modern games without problems. With an average load, the smartphone is able to do without charging for more than a day. The screen supports refresh rates up to 90Hz. The built-in memory can be expanded with a microSD card up to 1 TB.

Price: from 13,590 rubles.

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2. Poco M4 Pro 5G

  • Display: 6.6 inches (2400 × 1080 pixels).
  • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 810.
  • Memory: 4/6 GB RAM, 64/128 GB ROM.
  • Cameras: main – 50 MP, 8 MP; front – 16 MP.
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • OS: Android 11.

The Poco M4 Pro 5G is similar in features and price to the previous model. It differs in processor and cameras, but in many respects the same with the device from Samsung. Maybe your child will like Poco’s phone design better.

Price: from 13,510 rubles.

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3.Realme C25S

  • Display: 6.5 inches (1600 × 720 pixels).
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G85.
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM, 64/128 GB ROM.
  • Cameras: main – 48 MP, 2 MP, 2 MP; front – 8 MP.
  • Battery: 6,000 mAh
  • OS: Android 12.

This phone will appeal to parents who do not want to lose touch with their children even for a minute. A capacious battery allows you to use Realme C25S without daily recharging. So, if the child goes, for example, on a hike , you will not worry about a dead battery. With economical use, the device will work for about two days.

Price: from 11,890 rubles.

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4. Redmi 10C

  • Display: 6.71 inches (1650 × 720 pixels).
  • Processor: Snapdragon 680.
  • Memory: 3/4 GB RAM, 64/128 GB ROM.
  • Cameras: main – 50 MP, 2 MP; frontal – 5 megapixels.
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • OS: Android 11.

Bright, stylish and well-equipped device for its price tag. The Redmi 10C offers a large display and powerful enough internals to run many games and applications.

Price: from 10,990 rubles.

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5.Realme C31

  • Display: 6.5 inches (1600 × 720 pixels).
  • Processor: Unisoc T612.
  • Memory: 3/4 GB RAM, 32/64 GB ROM.
  • Cameras: main – 13 MP, 13 MP, 13 MP; frontal – 5 megapixels.
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • OS: Android 11.

Realme C31 is suitable for undemanding games, content viewing and communication. The screen supports refresh rates up to 120Hz. The battery capacity is enough for about a day of work with an average load. Built-in 32 or 64 GB of storage can be expanded using a memory card up to 1 TB.

Price: from 10,190 rubles.

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6. Samsung Galaxy A03s

  • Display: 6.5 inches (1600 × 720 pixels).
  • Processor: Helio P35.
  • Memory: 3/4 GB RAM, 32/64 GB ROM.
  • Cameras: main – 13 MP, 2 MP, 2 MP; frontal – 5 megapixels.
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • OS: Android 11.

Another budget Samsung device will help the child not only stay in touch with their parents, but also have fun watching videos or playing games, albeit not at the highest graphics quality settings.

The advantages of the Galaxy A03s include good autonomy, decent performance for the price and the presence of a side fingerprint scanner. The cameras will be enough for video calls and photos that you can send to friends.

Price: from 9,190 rubles.

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7.Redmi 9C

  • Display: 6.53 inches (1600 × 720 pixels).
  • Processor: Helio G35.
  • Memory: 2/3/4GB RAM, 32/64/128GB ROM.
  • Cameras: main – 13 MP, 2 MP; frontal – 5 megapixels.
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • OS: Android 10.

This device cannot boast of high power or some non-trivial features. However, it’s great for chatting, watching videos , and other basic features that a child needs from a phone. The gadget has a built-in NFC module.

It is worth considering that this model went on sale two years ago, so Redmi 9C will receive fewer updates than more recent devices.

Price: from 8,790 rubles.

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8 Realme C21Y

  • Display: 6.5 inches (1600 × 720 pixels).
  • Processor: Unisoc Tiger T610.
  • Memory: 3/4 GB RAM, 32/64 GB ROM.
  • Cameras: main – 13 MP, 2 MP, 2 MP; frontal – 5 megapixels.
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • OS: Android 11.

The second worthy option for those who have a tight budget. Realme C21Y also lacks the stars from the sky, but offers a basic set of features for a bargain price. It is close to Redmi 9C in terms of features, but it does not have an NFC module. At the same time, the cost of this model is slightly lower, and it appeared on sale a year later.

Price: from 7,956 rubles.

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This article was first published in May 2018. In September 2022, we updated the text.

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