Display: 6.5-inch | Processor: MediaTek Helio G25 | Memory: 3GB | Storage: 32GB, microSD card support | Rear cameras: 13MP, 2MP, depth sensor | Front camera: 5MP | Battery: 4,000 mAh | Cost: Around $159
The Moto G Pure is an incredibly affordable phone that offers a basic all-around experience. It's often priced below its full retail price of $159, easing some of the pressure that comes with a child learning how to take care of a phone. In fact, both of my kids who have phones started with a Moto G model in order to prove they could take care of a phone by not breaking it, losing it or leaving it somewhere it could be stolen.
The Moto G Pure has a decent camera setup, still has a 3.5mm headphone jack, a large battery (helpful for kids who love playing games), and a large display. There are two potential downsides to the G Pure — storage and speed. With 32GB of internal storage, you'll want to add a 512GB microSD card to the G Pure in order to make room for pictures, videos, apps and games.
Performance will be slower than what you'd find on an iPhone or the rest of the phones on this list, but for a young child who is just starting out with a phone, that's A-OK.
- Large display
- Battery life
- Low internal storage