The exam season is just about over and a lot of kids have finished their Boards and now it’s time to get them the best mobile but with so many phones in the market which phone to buy? Our guide here will help you find a phone for your kid or teen who’s getting a smartphone for the first time.
1. Best budget performer
Xiaomi Redmi 4A is priced at Rs. 5,999 and for the price is the best phone you can buy for someone buying their first Smartphone. It comes with a 5-inch HD (720p) display and is powered by Snapdragon 425 quad-core chipset along with 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage which is expandable with the help of a microSD card. It has a 13MP rear-facing camera PDAF and f/2.2 aperture along with a 5MP front camera. The phone is powered by a 3120mAh battery.
Who should buy it? – Parents or kids who want the best possible performance at the cheapest possible price.
|Budget oriented |
Price to performance ratio
Value for money
|Available only on Amazon |
Flash sale model
No fingerprint sensor
2. Best overall performer
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes with a base price of Rs. 9,999 and packs a powerful punch for the price. It houses a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080p) display along with a Snapdragon 625 Octa-core processor chipset underneath. It comes with 2, 3 or 4GB of RAM and either 32 or 64GB storage variants. There is also an expansion slot to expand the memory up to 128GB with the help of a microSD card. The Redmi Note 4 has a 13MP rear camera along with a 5MP front-facing shooter for selfies. The phone is powered by a 4100mAh battery. It also has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
Who should buy it? – Parents or Kids wanting to buy a phone that will perform well in every aspect and those who want to do a lot of customization to their phone.
|Budget oriented |
High Price to performance ratio
Value for money
|Flash sale model|
3. Media and Battery Powerhouse
Lenovo K6 Power is again priced at Rs. 9,999 for the base variant and packs in a huge battery and a great speaker. This phone is made for the people who consume a lot of media and want a good display with decent sound quality. It has a 5-inch Full-HD (1080p) Display and is powered by Snapdragon 430 Octa-core processor chipset coupled with either 3 or 4GB of RAM along with 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded with the help of a microSD card.
On the camera front, the K6 Power comes with a 13MP rear camera along with an 8MP front camera for video calling. The phone has Dolby atmos optimisation and has is powered by a huge 4000mAh battery. It also has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor just like the Redmi Note 4.
Who should buy it? – Parents or kids who think they would watch a lot of videos or listen to a lot of music and don’t wish to charge their device more than once a day.
No Fast charging
4. For the Stock Android lovers
Moto G5 Plus comes priced at Rs. 14,999 for the base variant and 16,999 for the top variant. The phone offers a solid build quality and dependable software upgrades along with stock Android user interface. The phone has a 5.2-inch FHD Display up top wrapped in Corning Gorilla Glass 3; it is powered by the Snapdragon 625 Octa-core processor chipset and is coupled with either 3 or 4 GB of RAM and 16 or 32 GB of internal storage which can be expanded via the help of a micro SD card.
The Moto G5 Plus comes with a 12MP rear camera with a claim flagship like picture quality but sadly it lacks an OIS, there is also a 5MP front facing shooter for selfies and video calls. The phone derives its power from a 3000mAh battery and comes loaded with the latest Android version, Android 7.0 Nougat. A front mounted fingerprint sensor is present on the phone and is quite fast and efficient.
Who should buy it? – Parents or kids who want a reliable phone with stock Android and fast software upgrades and a decent build quality.
|Near stock Android experience |
Decent build quality
|No Notification LED |
Camera quality could have been better
5. For the Brand Conscious people
Not everyone is comfortable using a smaller or a Chinese brand so the Apple iPhone SE whose prices starts from Rs. 21,000 is an absolute steal for the people who want a dependable brand name along with good specifications and smooth performance.
The phone has a 4-inch retina display up front; it is powered by the Apple A9 Chip along with 2 GB of RAM and 16, 32 or 64 GB of internal storage, sadly there is no expansion slot and the memory cannot be expanded via the help of a micro SD card. The iPhone SE comes with a 12 MP rear camera the same one seen on the iPhone 6s which has phenomenal image quality along with a 1.2 MP front facing camera which sadly isn’t up to the mark but still passable as a good camera. There is a 1624 mAh battery powering the phone which claims up to a full day of usage on a single charge, there is also a front mounted fingerprint sensor. The phone runs the latest version of iOS, iOS 10.3.2.
Who should buy it? – Parents or kids who are brand conscious and want a buttery smooth experience on their phone which is constantly updated with new software and who want an excellent rear camera.
|Fast updates |
Smooth user interface
|Small display |