The third Sunday of June is the date on which most countries in America and some in Europe such as the United Kingdom or France celebrate Father’s Day. That is the best time to pay tribute to that important person in our lives, and what better gift than buying them a phone to keep us always in touch with them.
Of course, you must keep in mind that there are many types of fathers. There are those who do not get along with technology, the technological ones, those who only want a device to call, those who want one to play, etc. Fortunately, the world of smartphones is so wide that it won’t be difficult to find one that fits your father’s profile.
So, if you have decided to give a phone as a gift this coming Father’s Day, here are some recommendations, taking into account the different needs and tastes that each father might have. With these options it will be easier for you to find the ideal model.
Just for calls? Go for the basics
If your father is one of those who doesn’t get along well with technology, doesn’t care much about it and only wants a phone to call, the basic ones, called ‘feature phones’, are your best option. These are simple and robust devices, with compact designs, great autonomy and very comfortable to use. There are several interesting options that you might like.
Who doesn’t fondly remember this iconic brand? It is almost certain that your dad has had a Nokia at some point. So if this Father’s Day you give him a model like the 5310, he will love it. It is a renewed version, but it keeps the essence of the previous devices. It stands out for being compact, robust and for having a long-lasting battery. Additionally, it has FM radio.
WIKO Lubi5 Plus
Another interesting option is the WIKO Lubi5 Plus, a practical and simple phone that does its job very well. It has a 1.8-inch screen, a plastic casing, but with a robust design. It includes useful functions such as FM radio, MP3 and camera. It also stands out because it comes in several colors.
Looking for an option with WhatsApp and social media? These low/mid-range phones are perfect
There are also dads who do like to get on the technology wave and would like to have a new phone with which, in addition to calling, they can communicate via WhatsApp and check social media. In this case, it is best to opt for low/mid-range smartphones with good features so that they can enjoy smooth performance, but without too advanced specifications.
This is one of the most popular and recommended devices for its excellent value for money. It has a large 6.53-inch IPS display with resolution and a base configuration of 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. It has a Helio G80 processor, has a good design, quad camera, battery with autonomy of 5020 mAh and fast charging 18W and fingerprint reader. Its finishes are plastic, but are of quality, and the texture is somewhat rough, which facilitates grip.
Another interesting device to give as a Father’s Day gift is this Realme model, which stands out for meeting the three key feautures: good, nice and cheap. It has a 6.5-inch LCD screen with HD+ resolution. It incorporates the Helio G70 processor and comes in a configuration of 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. It has an attractive design, with a matte finish that prevents fingerprints and avoids scratches. It is ergonomic, so it feels comfortable in the hand despite its size.
Comfortable to use? Choose compact versions
Phones that are too big are not for everyone. Some people prefer their devices to be more compact in size. If your dad is one of these people, who puts comfort of handling before a large screen, then you can choose some of these models:
Google Pixel 4A
The Google Pixel 4A has everything an excellent device should have, but with a very manageable size. Its OLED display is 5.81 inches with FullHD+ resolution. It is an unusually small device, which makes it comfortable to handle with one hand. It stands out for its front design, as it has no notch, but a perforated screen on one side, where the camera is housed. It includes the Snapdragon 730 processor, which works quite well for most tasks.
iPhone 12 Mini
Now, if your dad likes compact phones, but doesn’t want to sacrifice functionality, he could use the iPhone 12 Mini. It’s a high-end device, with everything – or almost everything – you’d find in the larger models, but in a smaller size. It has an incredible 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR OLED Super Retina display and with a high-performance Apple A14 Bionic processor. It’s also an IP68-rated device, so it can withstand up to 30 minutes at a maximum depth of 6 meters.
Now, if your dad likes compact phones, but doesn’t want to sacrifice functionality, he could use the iPhone 12 Mini. It’s a high-end device, with everything – or almost everything – you’d find in the larger models, but in a smaller size. It has an incredible 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display and with a high-performance Apple A14 Bionic processor. It’s also an IP68-rated device, so it can withstand up to 30 minutes at a maximum depth of 6 meters.
Long battery life? We have 3 options for you
Nobody wants a phone that has to be charged all the time, especially not parents who are not used to carrying a charger everywhere. That’s why many prefer devices with good battery life. Fortunately, many phones now come with high-capacity batteries, so it won’t be difficult to find one with this feature.
Samsung Galaxy M51
This device has a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, with a Full HD+ resolution, and a Snapdragon 730G processor that gives it good performance. Its design is classic, but robust, and stands out for having a super battery with a capacity of 7,000 mAh. Best of all, it also has 25W fast charging. In addition, its cameras are efficient and it has a super wide angle that is very fun.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T
If you like Redmi, you will like this phone as a Father’s Day gift. It is a model with a 6.5-inch panel with FullHD+ resolution and an octacore Dimensity 800U processor. It has a super 48 MP main camera and a 12 MP front camera. Its battery is 5,000 mAh and also includes fast charging, although in this case it is 18 W.
Motorola Moto G9 Power
This classic brand also offers an alternative for those looking for devices with great autonomy. This particular model, which has a 6.8-inch screen and HD+ resolution, stands out for incorporating a battery with a capacity of 6,000 mAh with 20W fast charging. Its processor is the Snapdragon 662, which offers good performance.
As you can see, there are many options of phones to give on Father’s Day. The important thing is that you take into account the tastes and needs of the person so you can choose a model that fits him. Is it locked? Don’t worry, that’s what Movical is there for.