Children's phones

It is never easy to give a phone to children or teenagers, as they often tend to remain attached to the smartphone screen for hours and hours, neglecting school commitments and social life.

Unfortunately, nowadays we cannot avoid giving smartphones to children to avoid marginalization, but it is worthwhile to focus on models suitable for their age and avoid overspending on a device that is often seen as a toy (especially under 10).

In the guide that follows we have collected the best phone models to give to children and teenagers, dividing them by age group. We will therefore have phones suitable for very young children and increasingly powerful and expensive phones for adolescents and adults (up to 18 years).

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Telephones for children aged 3-6

In this age group the phones must be as cheap as possible, because they are easily subject to breakage due to accidental falls. It is therefore worthwhile reuse an old android phone out of use or buy a new phone without spending more than € 100.

Xiaomi Redmi 9AT

The first phone we recommend you buy is the Xiaomi Redmi 9AT a 92€.

Xiaomi Redmi 9AT

On this simple phone we find a 6.53-inch FullHD screen, octa-core processor, 2 GB of RAM memory, 32 GB of expandable internal memory, 15 MP quad camera, 4G LTE connection, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection, battery 5020 mAh and MIUI operating system (based on Android).

Rugged Smartphone

The ideal phone for a child is, of course, a rugged, shockproof type that does not break even if it is pulled on the ground. For example, we can consider the Rugged Smartphone Blackview from 120 Euro, indestructible and also waterproof water resistant.

On this smartphone we find a 5.7-inch display, IPS screen technology, octa-core processor, 64 GB of expandable internal memory, 4 GB of RAM, Dual Camera rear camera, Android 11 operating system and an inexhaustible 5500 mAh battery.

If you like this genre, in another article we have listed the best shockproof rugged smartphones.

Telephones for children aged 7-10

Given that a rugged phone is good for children of all ages and also for adults, if you want a phone that can run games well, we can focus on other models.

realme GT Master Edition

To avoid fainting for a gaming phone we recommend that you buy the realme GT Master Edition a 237€.

realme GT Master

This phone features a 6.43-inch Fullscreen AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 778G 5G processor, 6GB RAM, extra 5GB virtual RAM, 128GB internal storage, 64MP triple rear camera, 65W SuperDart charging, Dual SIM slot, 5G connectivity and Android 11 operating system.

Xiaomi POCO F3

Alternatively as a gaming phone we can consider it Xiaomi POCO F3 a 318€.


On the POCO F3 we find a 6.67-inch 120Hz screen, AMOLED DotDisplay screen technology, Snapdragon 870 5G processor, 6 GB of RAM memory, 128 GB of internal memory, triple 48MP rear camera, 4520mAh battery, 5G connectivity and system operating MIUI for POCO (based on Android).

Telephones for children aged 10-15

In this age group, phones are indispensable tools for social networks, for selfies and for quick sharing on chats. So you need a phone with excellent cameras, lots of space in internal memory and fast connectivity.

Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G

The first phone model that we can examine is it Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G a 349€.

POCO X4 Pro 5G

With this phone we will have a 6.67-inch 120Hz screen, AMOLED DotDisplay screen technology, Snapdragon 695 processor, 8 GB of RAM memory, 256 GB of internal memory, 108MP triple rear camera, 5G connectivity, Dual SIM slot, 5000mAh and MIUI for POCO operating system (based on Android).

realme GT Neo 2

Alternatively we can focus on a high-end phone like the, realme GT Neo 2 a 379€.

realme GT Neo 2

This phone boasts a 120Hz AMOLED E4 display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G processor, 12GB RAM, 256GB internal storage, 64MP triple rear camera, 65W SuperDart charging, Dual SIM slot and Android OS.

Telephones for children aged 15-18

For grown-up kids you need a phone that has everything, that is constantly updated and has a very large battery, since in most cases it will only be charged late at night!

OnePlus Nord 2 5G

The best phone for kids of this age group is the OnePlus Nord 2 5G a 461€.


This phone boasts 6.43 “Fluid AMOLED display with FHD + and a 90Hz refresh rate, MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI processor, triple rear camera with 50MP AI artificial intelligence, optical image stabilization (OIS), 4500mAh battery , fast charge Warp Charge 65W (15 minutes) and OxygenOS 11.3 operating system (based on Android 11).

Xiaomi 11T 5G

As a valid alternative we can consider it Xiaomi 11T 5Gsold and shipped by Amazon for 499 €.

Xiaomi 11T 5G

On the Xiaomi 11T 5G we find a 6.67-inch 120Hz display, AMOLED technology, MediaTek Dimensity 1200-Ultra processor, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of internal memory, 108MP professional rear camera, 5000mAh battery, 5G connectivity and system MIUI operating (based on Android 11).

Phones “when they grow up” (as a gift from high school)

Apple iPhone 13

Has our son managed to graduate with honors and is expecting a nice gift of maturity from us? We can choose a nice “big” phone like theApple iPhone 13 a 939€.

iPhone 13

This iPhone features a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display, A15 Bionic processor, 256GB internal memory, Cinema Mode with depth of field, 12MP TrueDepth front camera, 12MP dual rear cameras and iOS operating system.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G

And if our son loves Android devices we can give him the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G a 1489€.

Samsung Galaxy S22

This powerful phone boasts a 6.8-inch 2X Dynamic AMOLED display, dedicated Samsung processor, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of internal storage, 5 rear 108MP cameras, dedicated S Pen stylus, Wi-Fi 6 connection, 5G connectivity , fast charging, wireless charging and Android 12 operating system.


If we have not yet decided which phone to give to our children, we can get an idea by choosing one of the models seen above divided by price range. Nothing prevents you from buying even higher-end phones for children or younger children but, given that the cost of the phone goes up (and even a lot), it is better to spend the right amount for their age and, as they grow up, reward them for their behavior with a superior phone.

For parents who are particularly concerned about children’s use of the phone, we recommend reading our articles on come configurare Google Family Link and how monitor the movements of children via the app.


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