Replacement for S6 for 12yr old

My daughter has had my old S6 since roughly 2017, when I handed it down to her for games. She's very responsible and the phone has 0 damage. It's starting to glitch.

She needs an upgrade soon as she's an independent public transportation user and plays games.

My ideal budget is under $300, however I will consider spending up to $800 to upgrade my S10e to hand down.

She's much more familiar with Android and we'd like to stay that way.

Hoping to get 128gb and C type charger as a minimum.

Please throw me your best ideas for a long time lurker, first time poster.

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  • -1 vote

    105% of 12 year old girls would prefer an iPhone.

  • +1 vote

    I will consider spending up to $800 to upgrade my S10e to hand down.

    That would be a good idea.

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    She's ASD and would like another S6, I want to upgrade her for longevity, blah blah…. iPhone, nope. Android suggestions please?

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      Since the phone has 0 damage, and she would like another S6, why not try to hard reset the phone?

  • +2 votes

    Google Pixel 3a XL. My 12 year old just bought his own phone. He loves it. Great camera on it. Free cloud account for pictures. He bought it when it was on sale for $550 and I bought him a $6 case. Done.

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      Doesn't Google Photos offer a free cloud account anyway, or was there a special function for Pixels?

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        OK, Maybe that was it. The one son has is 256G on phone. Plenty of room and the pictures can be backed up

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        Yes and no - Google allows unlimited photo in their defined "High Resolution". 16Mp maximum (reduced down automatically) for pictures and 1080p for videos.

        What they've done in the past is allowed some of the Pixels (2, 3) unlimited pictures/videos in FULL resolution.

        They've actually stopped it again for the 4 (unfortunately - I was not impressed).

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      Jees how much pocket money is he getting :P

      • +2 votes

        He's been saving money from many Xmas and birthdays. He also get a lot of cash from his grand parents. I think its also better that he bought it as he was hoping Santa would give him one for Xmas last year. Buying it himself with the money he saved gives him the responsibility to take care of it. This is his first phone. We never wanted him to have a phone in the first place, but know that when he is at high school next year we would of had to get him one then. At the moment its doesn't even have a sim its purely for the camera, games and portability.

        For girls I think a phone is very much a social thing. Texting and social media between friends.

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          We never wanted him to have a phone in the first place,

          So why let him buy a phone then?

          but know that when he is at high school next year we would of had to get him one then.

          What does high school have to do with it?
          Owning a phone has never been a mandatory requirement for any school.

          • +1 vote

            @Leo Getz: He wanted to have a phone, so was willing to pay for it. We didn't want him to have one, but didn't want to pay for it either. He had been nagging for over a year. It was his no. 1 item on his Santa list.

            We were thinking we should get him a phone for high school as by then most kids will have it and he will be doing extra curricula activity or organising his own way home and for our peace of mind security that he can contact us. Not mandatory, but can be the same for kids who already have one. We just wanted to wait as long as possible. We will get a sim card for the phone next year to enable calls.

  • +2 votes

    maybe samsung A series phone

  • +1 vote

    Samsung Galaxy a70 is not a bad phone.

  • +3 votes

    S20 Ultra

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    Nothing can replace Samsung Galaxy S series, look for min 64gb, S8 onwards…

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      ???

      That's a very one-sided view of the world there Vinod.

      I have owned Samsungs in the past, but have owned Pixels since the 2. Better camera, better software, the 4 has 90Hz display.

      But MAINLY because I think plain Android is better than Samsung and their pasted on apps and YUK bixby. Especially when it comes to updates.

      The S20 might be better again this year. I will read the reviews and camera comparisons etc with interest, and I may switch back if I like what I see, but to say nothing can replace a Samsung S series is just plain horses**t.

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    S8 or S9 we have one of each in the household, great phones, and NFC works with MIKI, Woolworths card, and credit cards. we love them.
    Wireless charging is great we well, forget Iphones as they need to be updated too quickly as the apps stop working, same with our IPADS now 2 different one's won't run even the banking apps. S8 or S9 no problems running any banking and ID apps.

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    what's wrong with the s6, they are only 12

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      The phone is now almost 5 yrs old and is starting to have some issues with battery life and when playing games it glitches and runs slowly, just normal wear n tear and age. Nothing wrong with an S6, I've already factory reset the phone and I'll see how it goes. Usually the kids get our old ones but my partner and I don't need an upgrade right now.

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    Does it have to be Samsung, or is an Android phone fine?
    I would have said TCL Plex, but good luck finding one. Also it might be worth getting a mid-range phone every 2-3 years, rather than premium one every 5 years. Some games require a new OS, more RAM etc.

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    So I made a decision and got an oppo realme 5Pro 128/8gb dual sim for $345.
    Hopefully this will be good for a few years to come.

    Thanks everyone for your comments.

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