The best phones for teens


The time has come, but you don't know the best phones for teens...

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The time has come, your precious one is finally old enough for a mobile phone, especially when all of their friends own one. The begging has finally won you over, the only issue is now, what are the best phones for teens? You don’t want to get a ‘phone that isn’t cool’ but you don’t want to spend over £400!

We don’t blame you, more than half of children in the UK break/damage their first phone, which definitely makes a cheaper/used phone become more attractive. If the mobile phone is able to run all of the popular social media apps, such as Snapchat and Instagram, this is definitely a win. You also will want to get a phone that is compatible with 4G, allowing them to use data on the go, you can save money and get better coverage if you get a SIM on the same network, you can even find family bundles now a days.

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The phones that I will list in this post will be in the £100 – £400 budget, there will be different ranges of phones and even iPhones added in! Continue reading to see my list of the best phones for teens.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was rated the best smartphone of 2016 by TechRadar and Mobile World Congress. The S7 Edge features a gorgeous curved design, the edges of the screen curve towards the back, giving the phone no side bezels and a very futuristic look.

The screen is also great for gaming thanks to Samsung’s award winning AMOLED panels, giving you the best colours and contrast ratio on a mobile phone. Pair the screen with the chip set and you have yourself a gaming, social media and multimedia machine. It also features great camera, front and back, making it perfect for Snapchat and Instagram, this is definitely a great phone for teens/kids without having to spend over £250! 

iPhone 6S

The iPhone 6S is the best iPhone you can get on a budget, it’s definitely the best valued iPhone but this doesn’t mean it’s not as good as the others. The iPhone 6S is a fan favourite, featuring a stunning design and fast fingerprint sensor, it offers a phone that will make the other teens/kids jealous. 

The iPhone 6S features an amazing camera set up, offering great photos and selfies that will stand out, if your kid will be using them frequently then this is perfect. For the price of the phone, this iPhone is an absolute shoe in for the perfect phone for teens, the rose gold colour is unbelievably gorgeous and any teen would love this phone. No doubt.

Huawei P9

The Huawei P9 is a cheap and cheerful dark horse in the phones for teens category. It offers a dual-camera that is brilliant for photos, the one lens is a monochrome sensor, offering a full monochrome photo in a breath taking resolution. 

At the £100 – £150 price point, it has the best dual camera set up, making it a front runner as a cheap phone for a photo enthusiast. The Huawei P9 also has a great processor making everything feel faster and smooth, allowing games to play at their full resolution without any ‘lag’ or stutters. The design of the phone is also nice, giving it a different look than other smartphones, it will make your teen stand out from the crowd.

The Huawei P9 is a great option and offers a different choice from the ‘popular’ devices, having a dual-camera set up just sweetens the deal.

There it is, our list on the best phones for teens, I will be updating and adding more phones to this list. The phones I have listed are, in my opinion, the best for the price and good enough for a teen to use and enjoy. 

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