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The Best Phones for Kids in 2023

When is the right time to buy your child a smartphone? This is a question that most parents have asked themselves at some point. For many, the answer depends on both their age and how mature they are. According to recent data, 42% of kids have a phone by age 10. By age 12, it’s 71%. By 14, it’s 91%. If your kid is spending more time away from home, it’s probably a good time to consider the investment. It always keeps the lines of communication between parent and child open and offers peace of mind.

Tech Overview

  • iPhone SE
  • Samsung Galaxy A42
  • Moto G Power
  • Google Pixel 6A

If you think your child is ready to handle a smartphone, there are many safety tips to implement, such as knowing their password, establishing clear rules and explaining what will happen if those rules aren’t followed. When the time is right – and you’re ready to make your child’s dream come true – here is a list of the top kid-friendly smartphones to consider when it comes time to make the big decision.

iPhone SE

Apple iPhone SE 2022
The iPhone SE is a great choice for parents who want a high-quality smartphone for their children without the high price tag. The device features a 4.7-inch display, which makes it easier to fit into smaller pockets and pouches, easy-to-use interface and a 12-megapixel camera. It’s also water-resistant and supports wireless charging. One of the standout features of the iPhone SE is its strong parental control panel, which allows parents to set limits on app usage and screen time.

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Samsung Galaxy A42

Samsung Galaxy A42
The Samsung Galaxy A42 is a smartphone that offers plenty of kid-friendly features and safety optimization. It has a large 6.5-inch display for ease of viewing and handling with small hands, a quad-camera system and a powerful octa-core processor. The device also offers a long-lasting battery, which is great for kids who are always on the go and forget to charge their device. Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy A12 has a feature called “Digital Wellbeing,” which allows parents to set screen time limits and restrict certain apps.

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Moto G Power

Moto G Power
When it comes to robust parental controls and simple interface, the Moto G Power is an excellent option for children of all ages. This smartphone features a 6.6-inch display, a sturdy structure and a long-lasting battery that can go up to three days on a single charge. In addition, the Moto G offers a water-repellent design so that kids can be kids and their phone can stay dry.

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Google Pixel 6A

As a mid-range smartphone that offers excellent camera capabilities and a clean, streamlined user experience, the Google Pixel 6a has a lot to offer families, including a large display and a powerful Snapdragon 730G processor. The popular feature Family Link allows parents to set app usage limits, view their child’s location, and even remotely lock the device if necessary. The ability to manage the device from another location is a big perk, which is why the Google Pixel 6A is one of the most popular options for parents.

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Our dedicated staff are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable smartphone experience for children of all ages. When it comes time to educate and prepare the next generation for the responsibility of a smartphone, stop by your local Verizon Victra store and we will match you and your child with the smartphone that meets your precise needs now, through graduation, and beyond.

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