Kids these days love technology. Often, they also become too dependent or attached to it, especially when it comes to gadgets such as smartphones. As parents, it’s understandable that we want to protect our kids.
However, we can’t just decide not to give our kids smartphones because we also want to check on them from time to time. So, the best way is still to give them their phones, but with limited access.
There are a lot of great phones that allows this parental controls and affordable, too. And that’s what we’re going to talk about today. So, let’s start with the cheapest.
Blu Advance 5.0
It’s priced at $60 with the core feature. The phone’s internal memory is at 4GB which requires a MicroSD for more storage. It’s also a basic smartphone that runs Android, which allows you to use apps to control your child’s phone use.
Your child can stream videos, access the Internet, download and use apps, and snap some photos. The phone’s compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, and MetroPCS.
Nokia Lumia 550
This is one of the best phones that can help you kids with their homework and projects. With the Windows OS, children can access OneDrive and Cortana and use it to edit or make documents for school projects and homework.
Cortana is also a helpful tool for research. It can help your kids find the answer to their questions and even acts as a reminder. Priced at $135, it’s one of the best smartphones for your kids that’s very useful and won’t break the bank.
LG K20 V
This is another affordable and stylish smartphone that your kids will surely love. One of its best features is that it has a high quality and big screen, specifically 5.3 inches display. It also has both internal storage (16 GB) and external storage (up to 256 GB).
The phone also boasts of its long battery life of up 20 32 hours. The back camera is at 13 megapixels, and the from cam is at 5 megapixels.
With its price at $169, it’s a great deal for a stylish phone for your kids. You can also install apps that allow you to control the phone’s user and accessibility.
Motorola G5 Plus
Typically priced at $230, this affordable smartphone still has the premium features similar to those top-of-the-line phones. It’s exterior is aluminum which makes it feel more that it’s price tag. It also has a fingerprint sensor, a 12-megapixel camera, and also charge fast.
Another feature of the phone is it’s unlocked. This means that you can use any carrier you want without tying yourself to a contract. We also advise you to avoid buying from Amazon Prime Exclusive because it contains a lot of ads.
Make your kid’s phone safer by installing the parental control app. The app from Google, which is the Family Link, allows you to manage your child’s phone. You can control the device and limits the use of its features.
A phone that doesn’t come cheap, it runs on with iOS and priced at $400 or more. But if you’re family prefers using Apple products, then this the right phone for your kid. It also has built-in parental controls to limit Internet access and prevent them from buying at the app store.
One of its best features is you can track the location of your kid. It may not be the cheapest, but it’ll surely be great especially if everyone in your family’s an iPhone or Apple user.
Have you bought smartphones for your kids? What model did you go for? We’d love to hear your thoughts about this topic!