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Phones For All The Family This Christmas



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Christmas is the perfect time to upgrade your device to something a little more swish. For today’s tech-driven tots and teens, it’s also an ideal excuse to get them that first mobile phone they keep hounding you about.

That being said, whether you’re buying a phone for your technophobe mother in law or for the 14 year old who loses everything, you don’t want to splash your cash on the wrong device.

So, it’s important you purchase a phone that suits the needs of everyone. We’ve narrowed the search down a bit for you and listed some of the best phones to suit the whole family, this Christmas. Here are our top three picks.

Moto G5

When it comes to getting your hands on a reasonably priced Android phone, you’ve got plenty of competition. But that being said, the Moto G5 is a solid piece of kit, with all the bells and whistles to keep your kids happy, after asking for a cool bit of tech to unwrap on Christmas Day.

Also, because the G5 is over a year old now, it’s usually available for purchase at a pretty reasonable price.

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Samsung Galaxy A3

A pretty invincible device, the Galaxy A3 brought in plenty of improvements from previous models to make it a fully-loaded and affordable mobile. It has plenty of storage space for all the nifty apps and games your kids are itching to download, or to store the reminders and memos you might need for work.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 is a good size, so older and younger hands can get to grips with it pretty easily. It’s also waterproof, meaning it can stand up to the punishment the teenagers will be putting it through when they inevitably drop it and get it wet.

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Doro 7060

The Doro 7060 is a super family-friendly phone, featuring a cool clamshell design; meaning the screen won’t get damaged if it’s dropped. With super-fast 4G smart features, the Doro 7060 is great for older folk who enjoy using physical buttons to press, and might not be looking for the snazziest device out there. With an external screen and charging cradle, the keys are spaced widely; making them easy to see and dial on.

The enhanced sound system means calls come through really clearly, so your elderly relatives won’t have any excuse if they miss your calls. If they are looking to keep in touch with their friends, the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook are easily available for download.

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Don’t be too swayed by these three selections, though. There’s plenty to choose from when it comes to picking a phone for your family; head over to our website to take a look through the other devices you could pick up this festive season.

Written by wsjudd

Will is a gadget fanatic, working from cafes and gadget-infused mega-hovels to turn caffeine into technology articles. Follow him on Twitter @wsjudd and check out his newly redesigned tech review site!