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Which smart phone for my 10-year old daughter?

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My daughters Huawei smart phone has done its time. We want to buy her a new phone, but not an iPhone as Apple controls the device, slows it down and blocks updates. I as her father have experienced this first hand. Amy is playing tennis but hangs too much at her phone instead ofv improving her tennis game. So, we told her to improve and then she would get a nice phone. She use it only to play Roblox and cruise on youtube.

I know the Chinese are improving a lot now and are on the way to beat Apple, Samsung & Co. Maybe a very good Oppo? Who has some experience or ideas to put forward? 

After I published the thread, Amy just told me between two (tennis) shots that she would like to have an iPhone.  So be it then. Is the iPhone 11 any good?

 

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20 minutes ago, otherstuff1957 said:

I would stick with Huawei.  Mine is the most reliable phone I have ever had, with good battery life, and, after 3 years, it is just as fast as when it was new.  I do not think I will every buy another brand.

Isn't Huawei on a war path with Donald Trump or vice versa? I thought Huawei has to develop its own OS or am I wrong? If a Huawei,  which newer model would you suggest, now that we are in 2020?

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would agree, Motorola Moto G used to be cheap and quite good, not sure how much nowadays

 

I switched recently from Motorola to Xiaomi phones, namely the Redmi Note 7 (and a Note 8 Pro after) and the 7 can be had for 4000 and 5000 baht on Lazada (depending if she needs storage or not)

great phones, does everything I want and more.

 

only two "issues" i had was getting a screen protector and case could not be sourced locally .. and when i first got it, it was showing ads but there was always an option in all the 3-4 apps that did show ads to disable them in settings and then they are not seen again.

 

my friend had a huawei and wanted me to dump files on it but when you connected it to USB on the computer it just asks you to install an app.. vs my Xiaomi i got asked if it was to transfer files and then had full access to it.

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Are u crazy wanting to buy a high end expensive iPhone 11 for a 10y old? My 15y old got a Samsung A30, add an SD card, all for less than 10'000 and plenty of memory. More important will be the phone contract for speed. 

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8 minutes ago, Stocky said:

What smartphone for a 10yr old?

 

None.

You're probably right. Once the kids have one, it's hard to get them off the phone. And this is across our planet. And everything (education, whatever) and every one suffers from their addiction ...

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Pop into 7/11 my wife got a good phone in there for just over 500bht for my 13 year old son, he can't take it to school, uses it for about 1 hr in the evening and on the weekend. Why pay more they are only going to drop the damm thing 😁😁

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12 hours ago, Dario said:

You're probably right. Once the kids have one, it's hard to get them off the phone. And this is across our planet. And everything (education, whatever) and every one suffers from their addiction ...

   I don't want to give my son ( now 8 y.o. ) a phone , for the above reasons , at least until he's a teenager . Any suggestions on how to deal with the peer pressure he'll have , to get one , like all his school friends ? I'm worried he'll be treated differently to other students . He already has to deal with being a 'look krung'.

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13 hours ago, Dario said:

she would like to have an iPhone.  So be it then. Is the iPhone 11 any good?

Are you aware what they cost? And how much they cost to repair?

If she drops it one time the repair cost as much as 5 decent Android phones.

And if she dropped her iPhone I can't imagine papa telling her that now she will get a cheap(er) Android.

 

Personally I think shopping by budget makes sense. I.e. have a look at YouTube videos like this - depending on your budget.

 

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Have a look what a top apple expert has to say. He has lot's of great videos.

 

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I'd be a horrible parent; no way in hell would I be paying around 25,000 Bht for an iPhone for a 10 year old. Cheap Android at best. 

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