11 best smartphones for kids

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

More recently, it was believed that children did not need to be supplied with smartphones. Allegedly, an ordinary push-button telephone is enough for them. But recently the situation has changed radically. If the child went to school, then he will definitely need a smartphone. And the point is not even that classmates who already have such a device can laugh at him. Simply by using a smartphone, you can access certain information. As a result, the child will begin to learn something new every day, not only from teachers. However, it must be admitted that not every smartphone is suitable for use by children. If you want to simplify your choice, then check out our selection.

Rating of the best smartphones for children

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best Budget Smartphones for Kids 1 Xiaomi Redmi 6A 2 / 16GB RUB 6,000
2 Samsung Galaxy J2 core SM-J260F RUB 4,760
3 Meizu C9 RUB 5,710
4 VERTEX Impress Bear RUB 3,690
The best smartphones for children and teenagers in terms of price-quality ratio 1 Huawei Y6 (2019) RUB 7,990
2 Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus 4 / 64GB RUB 9 360
3 Honor 8A RUB 8,990
4 Samsung Galaxy J4 + (2018) 3 / 32GB RUB 8,750
The best rugged smartphones for kids 1 Blackview BV5800 RUB 8,980
2 VERTEX Impress Grip RUB 9 270
3 Prestigio Muze G7 LTE RUB 8,990

Best Budget Smartphones for Kids

Xiaomi Redmi 6A 2 / 16GB

Rating: 4.9

Xiaomi Redmi 6A 2 / 16GB

One of the most affordable devices among those that are endowed with decent specifications. This device has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of permanent memory at its disposal. The volume of the latter is not enough to install a huge number of applications and games, it must be admitted. But this is also a plus. You don't want your child to spend every change on games, do you?

Outwardly, this device is nothing special. However, this is not at all surprising. You didn't expect to get a smartphone with a monobrow or even a teardrop notch for 6 thousand rubles, did you? It doesn't even smell like a frameless design. Because of this, the device turned out to be quite large, despite the fact that it only has a 5.45-inch screen at its disposal. By the way, you shouldn't expect impressive performance from the display. It is made using IPS technology, and its resolution is 1440×720 pixels. The brightness of the backlight turned out to be high enough, it is unlikely that the child will experience problems when using the device on a sunny summer day.

The operating system Android is far from the most recent version of what is happening on the screen. However, your child is unlikely to pay attention to this. But he will definitely appreciate the 145-gram weight! Believe me, a too heavy apparatus is definitely useless for a student of elementary grades. There are also a large number of color options. You can offer your child a pink, yellow, blue smartphone. Well, if a son or daughter goes to high school, then you can think of a device with the usual dark body color – gray or black.

Many readers also used a mobile phone as a child. However, most likely, it was the simplest push-button device used for calls and correspondence in ICQ. Modern children get a much larger arsenal of possibilities. Even the simple Xiaomi Redmi 6A has a decent rear camera. The child will receive 13-megapixel images, which must be kept as a keepsake. The only pity is that the camera does not perform well in the dark – the small size of the matrix and the aperture of f / 2.20 have an effect. However, in the evening you need to sleep, and not engage in photography.

As for the front camera, it is less interesting. Its 5-megapixel sensor creates images of average quality, nothing more. One feels that this camera is built here only for organizing video calls. By the way, high-speed Internet access can be carried out even on the street – for this one should thank the LTE module, which a few years ago was not present in such inexpensive smartphones. There is, of course, support for Wi-Fi, albeit not of the highest-speed standard. There is only an NFC chip in the device. However, children do not need it.

Budget smartphones rarely come with a powerful processor. Here, too, a modest quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 is used. However, even this chip can operate at a clock frequency of 2 GHz at certain moments, which can be considered a good value. As for the battery, its capacity is 3000 mAh. Recharging will be required every day, you can be sure of that. It's a shame that it is carried out via the micro-USB connector. However, what other port could you expect in an inexpensive device?

Advantages

  • A large number of body color options;
  • Minimum weight;
  • Decent IPS display
  • Solid rear camera;
  • LTE networks are supported;
  • Low cost.

disadvantages

  • No fingerprint scanner;
  • Little own memory;
  • Not a very powerful processor;
  • There is no water protection;
  • Wide screen bezel.

Samsung Galaxy J2 core SM-J260F

Rating: 4.8

Samsung Galaxy J2 core SM-J260F

Recently, Samsung has been paying less and less attention to budget smartphones. It feels like children in South Korea don't use such devices at all. Or, there parents buy very expensive devices for their children. Now one of the most affordable smartphones released by the aforementioned company is the Galaxy J2 core. For this model in our country they ask for only 5 thousand rubles. She has a lot of flaws, but many of them will simply not be noticed by the child. In a word, the device still deserves a place in our rating.

Buying this model, you will get the usual candy bar. There are very wide frames around the 5-inch display, the body of the device is made of plastic. It should be noted that even tablets are now getting a narrower display bezel. However, the child is unlikely to complain, especially if he is in first or second grade.

Usually South Koreans give their creations AMOLED – a screen. But in the production of this smartphone, it was necessary to save a lot, so the usual backlit display is used here. Its resolution is only 960×540 pixels. On the one hand, this parameter almost does not load the processor. On the other hand, some signatures in the menu are not fully displayed here, and the icons can look sloppy. At this resolution, watching videos is not much fun. In an adult. The child will definitely use this gadget to watch various cartoons on YouTube, there is no doubt about it.

Despite the extremely low price tag, the smartphone is capable of working on LTE networks. If there are enough funds on the account, you can watch the video online while on the street! However, it is better to use Wi-Fi networks for this purpose. On the street, it is recommended to look around, otherwise vision problems may arise in the future. And is it possible to distinguish something on the screen when the sun is shining from above? The backlight brightness is not high here, so you have to look for a shadow to comfortably view what is happening on the display. Most of all it interferes with the moments of photography.

It is surprising that such a device can shoot video in resolution Full HD, albeit only at 30 frames / s. However, the miracle did not happen. A weak processor does not have enough power to handle a large bitrate. As a result, the video is highly compressed, and many artifacts appear. Again, this will not suit an adult, but a child is unlikely to pay attention to it. As for the photos, they are 8-megapixel – this is exactly the resolution of the matrix used here. It's better to forget about shooting in the dark without using a flash – the aperture here is only open up to f / 2.20.

If we talk about taking selfies, then the device copes with this task tolerably, but nothing more. One feels that the manufacturer has squeezed absolutely everything out of the 5-megapixel matrix.

Unfortunately, the device has a number of serious drawbacks. If you are ready to spend a little more on buying a smartphone, then it is better to consider some other model. The fact is that 8 GB of permanent memory is not enough even for a child. There is, of course, a microSD card slot. But only media data can be transferred to it. Most applications are installed only in the built-in memory, which is extremely small here. Well, you can certainly forget about games. They are limited not so much by 1 GB of RAM as by a quad-core processor, whose clock speed does not exceed 1.4 GHz. Some parents will find a plus in this – they prefer to make their children spend most of their time studying, while games are evil for them.

Alas, this smartphone does not have anything special anymore. For the sake of weight reduction, the manufacturer has endowed his creation with a battery with a capacity of only 2600 mAh. Connecting a charger will be required every day. Of course, this uses a micro-USB connector. For the sake of economy, the South Koreans got rid of the light sensor. This, however, does not seem to be a big problem. As well as the lack of a fingerprint scanner, which a child would hardly need.

Advantages

  • Very low cost;
  • Low weight;
  • There is support for LTE networks;
  • The battery is removable;
  • The operating system is installed Android 8.0;
  • The rear camera isn't bad.

disadvantages

  • No fingerprint sensor;
  • The battery has a minimum capacity;
  • Very little RAM and persistent memory;
  • A frankly weak processor.

Meizu C9

Rating: 4.8

Meizu C9

In our ratings, we often forget about products Meizu. And in vain. Some devices of this Chinese company are good news. For example, Meizu C9 is probably the best choice for a child. This smartphone has a very attractive appearance. The screen bezels aren't particularly wide, with room for a 5.45-inch display on the bezel. Of course, this device cannot be called small, which is why it is unlikely to be suitable for a child who is less than ten years old. But senior pupils will definitely like the device. They will squeeze all the juices out of him!

This is one of the lightest smartphones in this collection. Its weight barely reaches 150 g. Also, one cannot fail to note the minimum price tag – in Russia they ask for 6 thousand rubles for this model. And the device fully justifies its cost! Moreover, some of its specifications can even surprise! For example, you hardly expect a smartphone to offer a 13MP camera. Yes, the module has only one lens, under which there is only an LED flash. But even this is enough to create relatively good photos. The child will definitely be delighted with them! In the future, he will distribute pictures to classmates using Bluetooth 4.1. Poor shots are only obtained when photographing in low light conditions. There is nothing you can do about it, the matrix here is not very large, and the aperture is only open up to f / 2.20.

The front camera can also cause surprise. The fact is that it uses an 8-megapixel matrix. Unprecedented deal for such a cheap smartphone! Therefore, the device will appeal to girls who already at a young age like to take pictures of themselves.

Photos can also be uploaded to social networks. For this, Wi-Fi and LTE modules are used. There is, of course, a GPS chip. By the way, you can easily install a special application that will allow you to remotely monitor your child's movements. But do not forget that every use of the GPS chip leads to an increase in power consumption. And the battery installed here has a modest capacity – only 3000 mAh. If you get carried away, then you can leave your child with a discharged smartphone. By the way, energy is received through the micro-USB connector – in this regard, the Chinese manufacturer decided not to surprise us.

Unfortunately, given austerity, it is impossible to equip a smartphone with a high-end display. It uses an IGZO panel with a diagonal of 5.45 inches. Such a screen does not behave in the best way in the sun. You can also find fault with the viewing angles, which cannot be called the widest possible. But the rest of the display has no special complaints. HD-resolution can be forgiven, because the child will have enough of it. Interestingly, the screen is stretched in height – it corresponds to the aspect ratio of 18: 9. One can only guess why the owner of such a device needs extra space? It usually comes in handy for using two applications at the same time. But here it is almost impossible to use such a function – 2 GB of RAM and a modest Spreadtrum SC9832 processor affect, because of which two interfaces will surely jam, no matter what programs are running.

Does this smartphone have any other positive aspects? Oddly enough, there is. For example, these include 16 GB of built-in storage. As you may have noticed, not all devices in this price segment are capable of boasting such a volume. Also pleased with the presence of light and proximity sensors here. They turn off the screen during a conversation and adjust the brightness of the backlight.

Otherwise, this is a typical budget smartphone. It is recharged via the micro-USB connector. The battery used here has a capacity of 3000 mAh, so you shouldn't hope for a record battery life.

Advantages

  • Very light weight;
  • The display resolution is quite decent;
  • Good rear camera
  • Decent front camera
  • There is support for LTE networks;
  • Adequate amount of permanent and random access memory;
  • Very low cost.

disadvantages

  • Not the best viewing angles;
  • Very weak processor;
  • Not the longest battery life;
  • No fingerprint scanner.

VERTEX Impress Bear

Rating: 4.7

VERTEX Impress Bear

By far the cheapest smartphone in our ranking. For it in Russian stores they ask no more than 5 thousand rubles! Just do not say that you will still be worried about the state of the device given to the child! If a smartphone is so cheap, then you can change it at least every six months. However, we still recommend teaching your child to be accurate. Explain to him that we once used our mobile phone for three years, only after that we received a replacement device from our parents.

There are five VERTEX Impress Bear color options available. This is important, because the child may require some kind of blue or white device. As for the appearance, it can be called typical. The areas above and below the display are preserved. There are also side frames here, although their width can no longer be called any great. Most of the front panel is a 5-inch display. Operating system control Android 7.0 – strictly using gestures and on-screen buttons. As you can see, even manufacturers of budget devices refuse from touch keys under the screen.

Returning to the display, it is made using IPS technology. This means maximum viewing angles await you. No, some distortion of the picture at a certain angle still occurs, but the child is unlikely to pay attention to it. The aspect ratio of this screen is 16: 9. It turns out that when watching videos on YouTube, the child will not see black bars above and below. As for the resolution, you might have already guessed that it is 1280×720 pixels. Not bad, especially considering the cost of the gadget!

The operation of this device is provided by the operating system Android 7.0. You shouldn't wait for an update, but this version is unlikely to become outdated anytime soon. The simplest components are installed inside the device. Due to the 147-gram weight, it seems that the manufacturer even got rid of some components. Indeed, there are no light and proximity sensors here. This is not to say that without them, using a smartphone turns into torture. But they definitely wouldn't hurt.

It is important for many children to have a good camera on their phone. Alas, VERTEX Impress Bear cannot boast of this. An 8-megapixel sensor is built in here, the light on which falls through a fairly dark lens. However, the resulting pictures are quite worthy of being on a social network. You certainly won't print them.

There is also a front camera, but it shows itself even worse. It uses a 5-megapixel sensor. It seems that it is unlikely that a child will take selfies with this camera. But when organizing video communication, the front-facing camera shows itself in the best way!

You can even use Skype or Wyber on the street. The fact is that the smartphone is capable of operating in LTE networks, characterized by high data exchange rates. If there is no money on the account, then you can look for a Wi-Fi network. Other wireless modules present here include Bluetooth 4.0. It is required to interact with smartwatches and the corresponding headset. However, VERTEX Impress Bear owners will more often use wired headphones. The usual 3.5 mm audio jack is allocated for them. There is no doubt that this nest will definitely not disappear from smartphones sold in the lower price segment.

There is no question of any NFC chip here. But there is an FM radio, which is also unlikely to be useful for a child. The Spreadtrum SC9832 processor is also hidden under the case. This is a weak quad-core chip that barely reaches 1.3 GHz. In a word, this smartphone will not allow you to run any serious games. However, there is simply nowhere to download them. The fact is that the device has only 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of permanent memory. This is the most serious limitation of a smartphone. If you dream that your son or daughter will use the purchased device for one and a half to two years, then it is better to consider some other model. In the case of VERTEX Impress Bear, there is no doubt that soon the child will contact you about the fact that his smartphone does not allow you to install this or that application, referring to the lack of free space.

It remains to add that the autonomous operation of the gadget is provided by a 2200 mAh battery. Now it is clear why the device turned out to be so light. The micro-USB port is used to connect the charger.

Advantages

  • Very low cost;
  • Nice screen, created using IPS technology;
  • Weight does not exceed 147 g;
  • Five body color options;
  • There is support for LTE networks.

disadvantages

  • Weak processor built in;
  • Very little memory;
  • The maximum supported is a 32 GB memory card;
  • No auxiliary sensors;
  • Short battery life.

The best smartphones for children and teenagers in terms of price-quality ratio

Huawei Y6 (2019)

Rating: 4.9

Huawei Y6 (2019)

In recent years, the company Huawei has followed the path of its South Korean competitor. She pays less and less attention to budget models, concentrating on flagships that bring more profit. However, there is also the mid-budget segment, in which the Chinese company is doing surprisingly well. In particular, Huawei Y6 (2019) can boast of good sales, for which they ask about 10 thousand rubles.

This device was released quite recently. The manufacturer managed to install the operating system Android 9.0 on it. Therefore, the device will not become obsolete for many years. It should be given to a high school student who already knows how to handle such devices as carefully as possible. Such a person will definitely appreciate the drop-shaped notch of the screen, which houses the lens of the front camera. At the same time, the smartphone will definitely not seem heavy to the child, because its weight hardly reaches 150 g.

The design of this gadget can be called frameless. However, the area under the screen turned out to be quite large, there was even a place for the manufacturer's logo. The diagonal of the display is brought to 6.09 inches. In this case, the screen is stretched in height, while the width allows you to reach different interface elements with your thumb. To be precise, the display has an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9. Confused only by the resolution, 1560×720 pixels – this is quite a bit for such a diagonal. By the way, the screen was created using IPS technology, which indicates the maximum viewing angles. However, it was impossible to expect anything else from a smartphone with such a price tag.

Now many mid-budget devices get a dual camera at their disposal. However Huawei Y6 (2019) is an exception to the rule. There is only one lens on its back. But underneath it hides an excellent 13-megapixel matrix! And the lens itself can not but rejoice, because inside it there is an aperture, opened up to f / 1.8. In short, you can expect to get great photos, even if they were taken in the dark. The camera is also capable of video recording in resolution Full HD – the high quality of the picture hints that the result can be posted on YouTube, the audience will definitely not spit from it.

Well, what else can this smartphone for children boast of, which can suit even an adult? Perhaps, the front camera can be distinguished – its 8-megapixel matrix copes with its task with dignity. Also, a good processor is built in here – this is a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22. Of course, it is still difficult for him to cope with the launch of some heavy games, but these are not the weak chips that a couple of the smartphones discussed above have. By the way, 32 GB of permanent memory is used to store applications and media files. A lot. For this money, more is not yet offered. The memory card slot is not forgotten here either. Importantly, it is separate, no one bothers to combine a removable storage with two SIM-cards. Only the amount of RAM looks strange. Although 2 GB is quite acceptable.

An LTE module is intended here to interact with the global web. This is if you have money on your mobile account. If they are not there, or you did not connect the Internet traffic package, then you can use the Wi-Fi network. And there is also support for the standard Bluetooth 4.2. For a child, a 'blue tooth' is useful not so much for connecting a wireless headset as for transferring photos to smartphones of classmates.

Huawei Y6 (2019) is a mid-range device. Therefore, it is not at all surprising that there is a fingerprint scanner here. We wouldn't even be surprised at the NFC chip, but it's still not there. The USB Type-C port is also missing – the aging micro-USB is used instead. It is with its help that the battery is recharged, the capacity of which is 3020 mAh.

Advantages

  • There is a fingerprint sensor;
  • Decent battery life
  • Decent amount of permanent memory;
  • Not the weakest processor;
  • There is support for LTE;
  • Good rear camera that is fast aperture
  • Quite good front camera;
  • The keyhole should please any child;
  • The latest version of the OS is used;
  • Very light weight.

disadvantages

  • The amount of RAM could be larger;
  • Low display resolution.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus 4 / 64GB

Rating: 4.8

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus 4 / 64GB

When it comes to relatively inexpensive smartphones, it is impossible not to think about the products Xiaomi. Above it has already been described about one such device, it is ideal for use by primary school students. Well, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is already a much larger device. He has at his disposal a 5.99-inch display. Add to this the side frames, which are not completely eliminated here, and you have a real monster. However, some high school student will definitely be delighted with such a large smartphone. The fact is that watching films and various videos is important for him. And watching them on the big screen is very convenient.

It would be strange if such a display only had HD resolution. Fortunately, the Chinese did not save money, they provided the LCD panel with a 2160×1080 pixels parameter. It is slightly extended in height, which makes it comfortable to work with two applications. This means that the child will be able to simultaneously sit on the social network and navigate the browser tabs without any problems.

In this case, the screen did not receive any cutouts. The manufacturer tried to surprise with a wide range of colors. At least five variants of the device went on sale – from a device with a pink body to a traditional version, painted in black. This model weighs 180 g. This is another argument in favor of the fact that this smartphone is contraindicated for elementary school students.

On the back of the device is the main camera lens. Inside it is the aperture open to f / 2.2. This means that high-quality images will only be obtained in good lighting conditions. The matrix resolution is 12 megapixels, it's hard to find fault with this parameter. Of course, such a camera can take more than just photographs. With its help, you can shoot video in resolution Full HD, and it will definitely not cause disgust.

If we talk about the front camera, then it is much simpler here. To be honest, you don't expect a 5-megapixel front camera from a smartphone with a price tag reaching 10 thousand rubles.

A small black detail can be seen on the top of the device. This is an infrared transmitter. He will help the child to change the channel on the TV if the remote control is suddenly lost. And also the number of wireless modules includes Bluetooth 4.2. Blue tooth's capabilities include transferring files to other devices, as well as broadcasting audio to wireless headphones. The device also received support for LTE and Wi-Fi networks. Therefore, the owner of a smartphone will be able to upload photos to a social network at lightning speed.

I am glad that the components of this device can digest even the most difficult Internet pages without any problems. The Snapdragon 625 processor needs to be thanked for this. This is an eight-core chip capable of operating at 2 GHz. A little more, and the smartphone could be called a gaming one. But no. Running heavy games with 3D graphics is possible here, but only at reduced settings. As for the storage location, it is permanent memory, the volume of which is 64 GB. Thumbs up! You may even not buy a memory card, although there is a slot for it here (it is combined with a place for a second SIM card). 4 GB of RAM is also good news.

The manufacturer has not forgotten about the fingerprint scanner either. Whether the child needs it is another question. Well, the large size of the device made it possible to place a 4000 mAh battery inside. The charger connects to the micro-USB port

Advantages

  • Rich color variety;
  • High resolution IPS display;
  • Decent rear camera
  • Implemented support for LTE networks;
  • There is an infrared transmitter;
  • Large amount of memory;
  • Extremely powerful processor;
  • Capacious battery;
  • There is a fingerprint scanner.

disadvantages

  • The smartphone is big and heavy;
  • The front camera will not suit everyone;
  • The microphone is not of the best quality.

Honor 8A

Rating: 4.7

Honor 8A

Another mid-budget smartphone from Huawei. It differs not only in that the device is sold under its own sub-brand. Many teenagers will love the display used here. The fact is that there is an elegant keyhole at the top. This will not be the case with smartphones of most classmates! The screen is also capable of boasting large dimensions – its diagonal is 6.09 inches. Therefore, the device contributes to a comfortable viewing of films and videos. However, the screen cannot be called ideal. First, the manufacturing technology interferes with this – a slight color distortion occurs at a certain angle. Secondly, the display resolution is only 1560×720 pixels. However, the device costs not very much – in Russia they ask for no more than 9 thousand rubles.

You can find at least three color options on sale. If you look at the rear panel, it resembles a compact camera. The point is that it is divided into two parts. One of them, which has a slightly different color, contains the camera lens, LED flash and the sub-brand logo. The other part is larger, but it is only a haven for a fingerprint scanner. And it is this part that shimmers stylishly in the light.

If we are talking about the camera, then it should be noted its 13-megapixel resolution. And if such a matrix is ​​quite expected, then the f / 1.8 aperture looks like a surprise. As a result, a very inexpensive device is capable of excellent photography! And the video here is written in resolution Full HD, but it's not compressed too much. In a word, it is not a sin to post the result on YouTube, especially if you spend some time editing it before.

An eight-core MediaTek Helio P35 is used as a processor. Of course, this is not a top chip. However, its capacity is quite enough for fast work in any applications, including those intended for video editing. Some limitation is only 2 GB of RAM. And 32GB of built-in storage is not much. However, no one bothers to transfer media files to a memory card, leaving only applications and games in storage. By the way, the removable storage slot is separate from the SIM card slots.

Despite the presence of advanced components, the device weighs only 150 g. But even more surprising is the presence of the operating system Android 9.0 here. A more recent version of the 'green robot' should be presented only in the summer of 2019, and it will appear on real smartphones even later! The device is also capable of boasting high-speed data exchange over LTE networks. Although it is not worth waiting for records, the corresponding module belongs only to the fourth category. The Wi-Fi module is also limited. However, the capabilities of the 802.11ac standard would definitely not be useful to the owner of such a device. But Bluetooth 4.2 may be needed. Especially if the child has a smart watch or a wireless headset. And there is also an NFC chip. This is a rare guest in the smartphones considered in this rating.

This device can also be used for taking selfies. For this purpose, the front camera is located here, located in the aforementioned cutout. Its resolution is 8 megapixels, which can be considered a good parameter.

It remains to add that there is a 3020 mAh battery inside the device. The micro-USB port is used to recharge it – there were no surprises here.

Advantages

  • The most recent version of the OS is installed;
  • Minimum weight by modern standards;
  • The screen has a teardrop notch;
  • Good rear camera
  • Decent front camera
  • LTE networks are supported;
  • There is an NFC chip;
  • A very powerful processor is built in;
  • There is a fingerprint sensor;
  • Adequate cost.

disadvantages

  • The display resolution could be higher;
  • Not very large amount of memory;
  • Not the longest battery life.

Samsung Galaxy J4 + (2018) 3 / 32GB

Rating: 4.6

Samsung Galaxy J4 + (2018) 3 / 32GB

Another smartphone in our ranking, which received 32 GB of permanent memory. This volume cannot be called worthless. But if a teenager wants to download a large amount of music, not to mention videos, then he will have to stock up on a microSD card. However, this does not seem to be a problem, because the slot for it is separate from the slots for SIM-cards.

The South Korean company Samsung makes a fairly large markup for its smartphones. This also applies to mid-budget models. For example, for Galaxy J4 + (2018) they ask 10 thousand rubles. At the same time, the device has a number of unpleasant moments that should not be observed in a device with such a price tag. For example, not the latest version of the operating system is installed here, and you should not wait for an update. Also confusing is the resolution of the 6-inch screen, which is 1480×720 pixels. Moreover, the display was not created using the Super technology AMOLED, which is customary for South Koreans, which is why it cannot boast of either gorgeous color reproduction or low power consumption. But several years ago, Samsung announced plans to completely transfer all its smartphones to screens based on organic LEDs.

But let's try to forget about the disadvantages. The device would not be included in our rating if it consisted only of them. A teenager will definitely appreciate the rear camera. Yes, it has only one lens at its disposal, but a high-quality 13-megapixel matrix is ​​hidden under it. The light falls on it in a very large volume, because the optics are supplemented with an aperture open to f / 1.9. In a word, with such a camera you can get good pictures in almost any conditions. It can also be used to record video in resolution Full HD.

As for the front camera, it seems less interesting. Firstly, it is located above the screen, and not in its cut-out. Secondly, it has only a 5-megapixel matrix at its disposal, and therefore one can not even hope for high detail.

Wi-Fi and LTE modules can be used to upload pictures and videos to social networks. There is also an NFC chip, which is needed for quick synchronization with wireless devices and contactless payment. Of course, Bluetooth 4.2 is not forgotten either.

Autonomous operation of this smartphone is provided by a 3300 mAh battery. Use the micro-USB port for charging. In short, nothing special. The same words can be said about the processor. It uses a modest quad-core Snapdragon 425 chip so you don't have to worry about gaming with such a processor. Well, as for the RAM, there is 3 GB of it here. Not a bad volume, allowing you to keep a very large number of running applications in the background.

Returning to the shortcomings, it should be noted that there is no fingerprint scanner here. Now many 'Chinese' have it, selling at the same price. And the South Koreans also deprived their creation of the proximity sensor. In this case, the light sensor has not gone anywhere. The weight of the device is 178 g. It is impossible to call it prohibitive, but the device is definitely not a fluff.

Advantages

  • Good rear camera with high aperture;
  • There is support for LTE networks;
  • Built-in NFC chip;
  • Not very high cost;
  • Decent amount of RAM.

disadvantages

  • Not the most recent version of the operating system;
  • Display resolution is not very high;
  • Not the most powerful processor is used;
  • No fingerprint scanner.

The best rugged smartphones for kids

Blackview BV5800

Rating: 4.9

Blackview BV5800

A modern smartphone is such a thing that regularly falls out of hand. Unfortunately, such a device has one vulnerable component – the display. It has a large diagonal, and therefore the risk of damage when landing on a hard surface is enormous. What to do? If you are really afraid that your child will quickly disable the smartphone, then you can consider buying a secure model. But, of course, such devices are heavy, and their dimensions can hardly be called miniature. It turns out that the BV5800 that got into our rating Blackview is intended either for adults or for high school students.

The device is available in two colors. We recommend purchasing the traditional version with a black body and yellow accents. The fact is that such a device can easily be seen even in the grass, even in the snow, even in the water. Yes, in theory, a smartphone should withstand an underwater dive. Although we advise you to tell your child that you shouldn't take the device with you to the pool.

The operation of this gadget is provided by the operating system Android 8.1. Yes, not the most recent version. But it will not become obsolete for a few more years. The picture is displayed here on a 5.5-inch IPS-display. Not the biggest one, I must say. However, add the bezels and protective pads – as a result, the smartphone itself turned out to be quite large. The screen resolution is 1440×720 pixels. Each square inch of the display consists of 293 pixels – not bad, but nothing more.

I am glad that what is happening on such a screen does not cause a special load on the components. Therefore, in most cases, the quad-core MediaTek MT6739 behaves quite adequately. However, we must admit that heavy applications do not behave in the best way here. For example, this smartphone should not be used to control a DJI drone. And you certainly shouldn't download games here. And they don't even have enough space – the device has only 16 GB of built-in storage.

Usually rugged smartphones have a capacious battery. Their manufacturers are confident that at least once such a smartphone will be used in a multi-day hike. Well, if you take Blackview BV5800 with you on such a trip, then it will show itself from the best side. The 5580 mAh battery will provide a couple of days of battery life, depending on the intensity of use. Recharging takes about one and a half to two hours, which is also quite good.

Any smartphone connoisseur will tell you that rugged models are extremely expensive. But for Blackview BV5800 they ask for no more than 10 thousand rubles. What did the manufacturer save on? Not only on the processor? Oddly enough, we cannot answer this question. The product has received a good dual camera, the main module of which has a 13-megapixel matrix. No, the camera is still inferior to those built into the mid-budget smartphones discussed above, this is especially noticeable in the quality of video shooting. But such a camera will definitely suit a teenager. Like the front camera, which consists of an 8-megapixel lens. The device also received an LTE module that allows you to watch videos online anywhere there is a high-quality cellular connection. It is recommended to use Wi-Fi indoors. To connect wireless headphones Bluetooth – module is used. There is also an NFC chip, which is not useful for every child. Even the fingerprint scanner has not been forgotten, which looks like the biggest surprise!

Advantages

  • There is a fingerprint sensor;
  • Long battery life;
  • Implemented support for fast charging technology;
  • There is an NFC chip;
  • Data exchange via LTE networks is possible;
  • Decent rear camera
  • “Frontalka” does not cause any particular complaints;
  • The screen boasts maximum viewing angles;
  • Water protection implemented;
  • Low cost.

disadvantages

  • The smartphone is large and heavy;
  • 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of permanent memory;
  • Weak processor built in;
  • Easy to scratch.

VERTEX Impress Grip

Rating: 4.8

VERTEX Impress Grip

Another relatively inexpensive rugged smartphone in our ranking. They sell it for 10 thousand rubles. This is still the amount that you are not sorry to spend on your child, no matter how much money you earn. Unfortunately, this device is made using a simplified technology. No, it is IP68 waterproof. This suggests that the device can hold out at a shallow depth for about half an hour, only after such a period of time it will begin to fill its insides with water. But there are no bright inserts here, and therefore it is quite difficult to find a device in the grass at night. And to see it in troubled water is also almost unrealistic.

What other simplifications does this smartphone have? The first thing that comes to mind is the screen. It is made using IPS technology, which allows us to hope for wide viewing angles, but its resolution will not suit everyone – it is 1280×720 pixels. Even with a modest 5-inch diagonal, this resulted in not the highest pixel density. However, a teenager should be satisfied with such a display. After all, videos are most often viewed in HD.

Another simplification is the operating system. Only the seventh version is installed here Android. And no update will come to this smartphone. However, this is not so scary. Much more frightening is the weight of 226 g. There are certain questions about the processor. It is a quad-core Snapdragon 410. This is a rather weak chipset, the power of which is barely enough for stable GPS navigation. Well, there is nothing to say about games – if they start, then only with reduced graphics settings.

But enough talk about the disadvantages of the device. Yes, the smartphone received only 16 GB of permanent memory. Yes, the system detects only microSD cards, the volume of which does not exceed 32 GB. Yes, the front camera only got 5MP resolution. Yes, there is no fingerprint scanner at all. But can't the rest of the components be very weak either? In this case, the smartphone would simply not be included in our rating. Fortunately, the device still outperforms its competitors in some ways. For example, the product received a decent rear camera. It consists of only one lens, but a 13-megapixel matrix is ​​hidden underneath. And there is also an FM radio, which will come in handy for a student if the account runs out of money, but there is no access to Wi-Fi. By the way, listening to music online does not cause any problems. The device received an LTE module, so it takes a few seconds to download several megabytes.

The undoubted advantage of the smartphone is its battery. With a capacity of 4400 mAh, you can count on a couple of days of battery life. Although teenagers prefer to spend a lot of time with their smartphones, the owner of the VERTEX Impress Grip will still have to use the charger every evening. Its connection is carried out via the micro-USB connector – you need to look for a more convenient port in more expensive gadgets.

Advantages

  • Good IPS display
  • Decent rear camera
  • Adequate price tag;
  • There is an LTE module;
  • A capacious battery is used.

disadvantages

  • Very large dimensions and weight;
  • Weak processor built in;
  • Little RAM and permanent memory;
  • No fingerprint scanner.

Prestigio Muze G7 LTE

Rating: 4.7

Prestigio Muze G7 LTE

Nowadays it is not difficult to find a smartphone with a shock and moisture resistant case. However, many of these devices have an overpriced price tag. It is unlikely that you want to buy an apparatus for your child for 20-30 thousand rubles. But 9 thousand rubles is already a much more pleasant price. This is how much Prestigio Muze G7 LTE costs. This device does not have any color inserts, and therefore it is quite difficult to find it in a river or grass. But on the other hand, two SIM card slots and a classic design have not gone anywhere. The manufacturer assures that his creation survives falling on stones or any other hard surface without any problems. As for water protection, its standard is not specified. But there is no doubt that the device will survive a short submersion under water. The only question is whether it is possible to 'revive' the device if it stays at a shallow depth for about half an hour.

The operation of this gadget is provided by the operating system Android 7.0. Not the most recent version. But it is unlikely that a teenager will complain about the lack of functions that the “eight” and “nine” have – they are very specific. The weight of the smartphone is 210 g. It turns out that it is definitely not suitable for a primary school student.

Rugged models are often able to boast of large dimensions, although their front panel usually houses a miniature display. These words are also true for the Prestigio Muze G7 LTE. Here the image is displayed on a 5-inch IPS-screen. The LCD panel has a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. This is not a little, but not a lot, even with such a small diagonal.

If you turn the smartphone over, you can see the rear camera lens. She creates 13-megapixel images. They cannot be called impressive, but they will not cause disgust either. The same can not be said about the photographs that the front camera is capable of creating. Alas, this camera is only 2MP. This will upset many students. Especially girls – they love taking selfies.

At the ends of the device, you can see a 3.5mm audio jack and a micro-USB port. The first is used to transmit sound to wired headphones, while the second will most often be used to connect a network adapter. By the way, you can also broadcast sound wirelessly – the manufacturer has endowed his creation with support for Bluetooth 4.0.

If we continue to talk about wireless modules, then we cannot fail to note the possibility of transmitting and receiving data over LTE networks. If there is no money on your personal account, you will have to look for a Wi-Fi network. As for the NFC chip, it is not here. There is no fingerprint scanner here either, which is sadder.

As for the rest of the components, only the battery can be distinguished. Its capacity is 4000 mAh, which is pretty decent. Alas, the memory and the processor are not so good. 16 GB of built-in storage is not the amount that would be enough for a lot of all kinds of applications and games. However, it's better not to even think about the latter, because it uses a modest quad-core chipset MediaTek MT6737. By the way, it is better to transfer media files to a memory card, the slot for which is separate here.

Advantages

  • The case is shockproof and waterproof;
  • Not a bad display, created using IPS technology;
  • Decent rear camera
  • Implemented support for LTE networks;
  • A capacious battery is used;
  • Low cost.

disadvantages

  • Large dimensions and weight;
  • The simplest front camera;
  • Weak processor;
  • Very little permanent and random access memory;
  • There is no fingerprint sensor.

Conclusion

Now you know which smartphones are recommended for use by children. Many devices considered in this rating are sold at a relatively low price. And this means that such a purchase will not be a pity if something happens to her. And one day something will definitely happen to her – a rare child is able to treat his things as carefully as possible. We also introduced you to protected smartphones – you can drop them on the floor or even asphalt, even if not once a day.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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