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I need a phone for my 7 year old son. Just for playing games, watching youtube and Tik Tok and taking photos and videos.

 

Probably need 2GB Ram but no other requirements.

 

TIA

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Games require processing power etc   Anyways, wouldn't buy a phone for a 7 year old.  

Really? Is that what you presumed? Just like one presumes when they started selling Windows laptops with Celeron processors and 32GB SD cards for storage that they would be fit for purpose... Did

Don't even think about it. Absolute rubbish. Don't you like your son? (joking)   nev's suggestion far more likely to be suitable to the task.  

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I bought 2 of my sons online from aliexpress umidigi A7 phones around about 2500 baht they are

excellent phones for the money. Just get standard free delivery they still give you a tracking number and even inform you when  it has arrived.

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57 minutes ago, YorkshireTyke said:

I've looked at powerbuy online and they have a Apro Air a3, 2 gb Ram for 1.590 Baht. I will probably go for that unless I get a better suggestion today.

 

Don't even think about it. Absolute rubbish. Don't you like your son? (joking)

 

nev's suggestion far more likely to be suitable to the task.

 

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21 minutes ago, Eindhoven said:

 

Don't even think about it. Absolute rubbish. Don't you like your son? (joking)

 

nev's suggestion far more likely to be suitable to the task.

 

Really? That bad? I presumed if Powerbuy sell then it would be reasonable with a one year warranty.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, YorkshireTyke said:

Really? That bad? I presumed if Powerbuy sell then it would be reasonable with a one year warranty.

 

 

 

Really? Is that what you presumed? Just like one presumes when they started selling Windows laptops with Celeron processors and 32GB SD cards for storage that they would be fit for purpose...

Did you even check which version of Android it runs? I'm guess perhaps 5.1....which is why it's not mentioned at all in their sales blurb. Just forget about it.

 

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1 hour ago, nev said:

I bought 2 of my sons online from aliexpress umidigi A7 phones around about 2500 baht they are

excellent phones for the money. Just get standard free delivery they still give you a tracking number and even inform you when  it has arrived.

The Aliexpress delivery not the usual 1 month +? 

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2 hours ago, nev said:

I bought 2 of my sons online from aliexpress umidigi A7 phones around about 2500 baht they are

excellent phones for the money. Just get standard free delivery they still give you a tracking number and even inform you when  it has arrived.

 

Though cannot replicate your 2500 baht price tag: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/4089001/search?SearchText=A7&origin=n&SortType=bestmatch_sort&PPValue=200001052-200000752

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001262941055.htm 2675 baht from Nov 11th is what I see.

 

The A7S is 2120 baht from the same date. Built in thermometer is a novelty: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001296007479.html

 

None have Full HD screens.

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36 minutes ago, Eindhoven said:

 

Though cannot replicate your 2500 baht price tag: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/4089001/search?SearchText=A7&origin=n&SortType=bestmatch_sort&PPValue=200001052-200000752

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001262941055.htm 2675 baht from Nov 11th is what I see.

 

The A7S is 2120 baht from the same date. Built in thermometer is a novelty: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001296007479.html

 

None have Full HD screens.

I got the phones at the introductory price when they was first released I paid in AUD, from over here in Australia they was presents to keep them happy while I am away.

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1 minute ago, nev said:

I got the phones at the introductory price when they was first released I paid in AUD, from over here in Australia they was presents to keep them happy while I am away.

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This was the 2nd phone the first was $2 more than the $110 I paid for this one, They both was fighting over it so I bought a 2nd one.

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TBH I would try to avoid buying your son a smartphone as long as possible.  I have 2 sons, 16 & 13 & android phones are addictive & kill off family life.

 

But if you insist on going ahead, if he wants it for gaming, then surely you need to look at something a bit more powerful with more memory?  Xiaomi Redmi note 9?

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2 minutes ago, Yorkshire Tea said:

TBH I would try to avoid buying your son a smartphone as long as possible.  I have 2 sons, 16 & 13 & android phones are addictive & kill off family life.

 

But if you insist on going ahead, if he wants it for gaming, then surely you need to look at something a bit more powerful with more memory?  Xiaomi Redmi note 9?

 

A big jump from 1590 to 5000...

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His mother already bought him one a few months back but he lost it so I can't avoid it. I wouldn't call it gaming, he's only 7, he spends more time watching youtube and posting his videos om Tik Tok (we don't know how he learnt to do that !)

 

She bought him a Huawei Y6p but I'm not spending that much.

 

I was told last night Samsung do some cheap phones, I will try their shop.

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A phone for a 7 year old ???? 

 

If he’s not going to use it to make calls and its just for playing Minecraft, Roblox, watching YouTube videos etc a tablet maybe a better option. 

 

My Son (6) has my old iPad Mini and also makes his TikTok videos - its incredible how they learn themselves, making and editing their videos - the educational side is quite impressive so long as he doesn’t watch too much junk.

 

My Son has actually learned an awful lot from YouTube. His teacher agrees that a Tablet can be a useful educational tool. 

 

One note: Parental controls and privacy: I had to ensure my Son’s TikTok accounts were completely private (no one could add him, he couldn't add or communication with anyone else) - this is also a learning curve for the parents !!!! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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