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In a nutshell

  • 5-inch HD display
  • 13MP camera with LED flash
  • 32GB expandable storage
  • Unique Monqi operating system, Over 700 child-friendly apps
  • Available in black and white

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“Monqi lets your child experience their first ‘grown up’ smartphone, while you can monitor their usage through the parent app.”

What Users Say

4.5 based on

  • Battery

    Up to 10 hours talktime

  • Camera

    13 Megapixels

  • Storage

    Available in 8GB

  • Display

    5 Inches

  • Operating System

    Monqi

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Design and display

A grown up kids’ phone

Monqi looks and feels just like a phone you’d use yourself, but with a specially designed, child-friendly operating system built in.

 

The 5-inch HD display takes up the majority of the face of the phone, stretching right to the edge of the device. And because the OS design is based on Android, it’s really easy to navigate and customise. 

The Jungle Store

The Jungle Store is home to loads of apps specifically approved for kids. You won’t find any inappropriate ads or in-app purchase options here, meaning the kids are free to browse while you enjoy peace of mind.

 

Connecting your phone to theirs is easy too. The parent Monqi app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android, or the App Store for iOS, letting you sync up with just a few taps. It gives you full control over the Monqi device, and if you have an app you deem appropriate, that’s unavailable on the Jungle Store, you can install it from Google Play on your child’s behalf.  

Camera

Great camera built by Sony

On the back of the device is a 13MP lens built by Sony. The kids can start to develop their photography skills, and they’ll only be able to share them with friends you’ve approved through the app.

Great for selfies too

There’s a secondary 5MP lens on the front of the phone for selfies and video calls, with its own dedicated flash - so they can take selfies even in low-light conditions.  

Under the hood

Processing power

Everything will run smoothly on Monqi with a 1.5GHz quad-core processor. They can jump between apps without being slowed down. And you won’t get any complaints about lag time when the kids are playing their favourite games. 

 

Staying charged up

One of the most popular reasons for parents buying their child a phone is so everyone can keep in touch. Thankfully Monqi has a large 1,950mAh cell, which will provide up to 96 hours standby time, and 7 hours of talk time on average.  

SPECIFICATION SUMMARY

WHAT's IN THE BOX

The box contains

  • Device
  • USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions

    • 145 x 72.7 x 8.8 mm

    • 165.4 grams

  • Body

    • Micro

  • Calls & Messages

  • Apps

    • Play Store

  • Battery

    • 1950 mAh

    • 96 hours

    • 10 hours

  • Connectivity

  • Camera

    • LED

    • 5 megapixels

    • 13 megapixels

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 32 GB

  • Music and entertainment

  • Processor

    • Quad

    • MediaTek, TMK6580A quad-core 1.5GHz

    • 1.5 GHz

    • 1.5 GHz

    • 1 GB

  • Display

    • 293 ppi

    • 720 x 1280

    • HD

    • IPS

    • 5 inches

  • Operating System

    • Monqi

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Monqi Kids Smartphone is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not happy at all Bought this phone a month ago for my son who has disabilities....when it works its great...ive had 2 defect batteries (got sent another one in the post after i spoke to monqi directly) then geofencing wasnt working then started working again....then the screen made an awful sound and went to a set up screen twice...i had to remove the battrey to start the phone again....spoke to monqi who advised it was a manufacturing issue and refered me to them who advised me to do a factory reset....thing is there is no option for a factory reset on the phone so now im stuck in a contract with a defect phone.....going to pop into carphone warehouse to see if thetly can give me another one ....what a nightmare
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for inquisitive kids! Bought for our 9 year old daughter when her iPhone started acting up. What a fantastic idea, the apps can be locked out at specified times (bedtime, homework or if the nipper has been grounded!) Setting the limits on her apps such as Youtube to ensure she's not on it all the time is brilliant. Seeing incoming and outgoing texts and approving contacts ensures she's safer from bullying The OS is locked out on the phone, completely controlled by the parent's app. Carphone Warehouse, this is a game changer for parents, this product should be advertised everywhere, it's exactly what parents need! Brilliant!
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Safest Phone For Kids There Is! I was looking for a phone for my niece (10). Her parents were worried about what content she would have access to, time spent playing games and also running up a big bill. I took a look at Monqi and it really does tick all the boxes. Her parents can manage the time she spends online, what she can search for, Apps downloaded and also see where she is - and it's a 'proper' phone. Great product!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best smartphone for kids I purchased this smartphone for my 8 year old daughter as her first phone. I was worried about the inappropriate content and usage but Monqi solves all the issues. Now I can monitor and control if necessary my daughter's location, apps, usage and more. It really brings peace of mind.
Date published: 2017-10-30
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