For children of school and preschool age, INOI has released a specialized smartphone with useful developmental content and non-removable parental control applications. INOI kPhone can be connected to any smartphone on Android and iOS and controlled from a distance: limit the time of use, approve and block downloaded applications, set up a safe search on the Internet and YouYube. The children's smartphone sends notifications to parents when the child leaves the yard or school, shows where he is during the day and allows you to listen to the sounds around the child in order to understand what he is doing. Parents can also see how much battery power is left in the child’s phone and get through to it even in silent mode to remind them to charge the smartphone. INOI kPhone contains recommendations for useful children's content in 4 categories: “Training”, “Games”, “Books” and “Video”. Kids will love the trendy design of the model. The smartphone is equipped with a large and clear 5.5-inch screen with a convenient aspect ratio of 18: 9 , a non-slip matte body, and a bright stylized case is included. The model is available in two versions: INOI kPhone and INOI kPhone 4G. We got a review of a model with the function of high-speed Internet 4G.
- Технические характеристики 1 Specifications
- Комплектация и дизайн 2 Options and design
- Экран 3 Screen
- Камеры 4 cameras
- Производительность и ПО 5 Performance and software
- Звук 6 Sound
- Автономность 7 Autonomy
- Родительский контроль 8 Parental Control
- Детский контент 9 Children's content
- Заключение 10 Conclusion
- Materials: polycarbonate, glass
- Operating System: Android 8 Go
- CPU: MTK6739
- RAM / user memory: 1 GB / 8 GB
- Slot for memory card : yes, the maximum amount of 128 GB
- Display: 5.5 inches, resolution 1280 × 640
- Main camera: dual, 8 / 0.3 megapixels
- Front camera: 5 megapixels
- Navigation: GPS, A-GPS
- Wireless Modules: Bluetooth: 4.0, Wi-Fi: 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
- Battery: 2850 mAh
- Dimensions: 149.4 x 71 x 8.9 mm
- Weight: 165.6 grams
Packaging and design
INOI kPhone came to us packed in a neat cardboard box in white with a glossy finish. The packaging design is modest and minimalistic: a white background, a smartphone image and the inscription INOI kPhone. On the reverse side are specifications.
Complete with a children's smartphone are:
- branded purple charger and USB cable,
- user's manual,
- flyers with promotional codes for the month of subscribing to “ivi for children” and the Foxford online school, 30 free books from LiteRes and a year of subscription to the service “Where are my children”,
- stylized silicone case.
The smartphone itself also looks very neat. The body is pleasant to the touch with a matte finish made of soft-touch polycarbonate. This coating protects the smartphone from sliding on a smooth surface, and reduces the likelihood of slipping out of hands. A model in a black case came to us. Also, the smartphone is available in red, gold and blue color options.
The back cover of the model is removable. Under it: a removable battery , 2 SIM slots and one slot for a micro-SD memory card up to 128 GB. The volume rockers are located on the right side. Charger and headphone jacks are on top. On the rear panel are a dual camera lens , a flashlight and a sound speaker.
The device is equipped with a fairly large 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 × 640 pixels. HD IPS matrix provides wide viewing angles and transmits a bright, clear picture. The touch layer responds accurately to clicks. On a smartphone it is convenient to read, play and watch videos. The display has an elongated shape with an aspect ratio of 18: 9. Thanks to these parameters, the smartphone fits comfortably in your hand.
The device screen is covered with 2.5D glass with rounded edges. A transparent protective film is not provided with the smartphone. To further protect the display from fingerprints and scratches, we advise you to purchase a protective glass .
The rear camera in the INOI kPhone has 2 modules: the main one with a resolution of 8 megapixels and an additional one - 0.3 megapixels. The add-on module serves to blur the background during shooting, although this blur is not very noticeable in the INOI kPhone. The shooting quality is quite enough for amateur photos and videos.
The front camera with a resolution of 5 megapixels allows you to communicate via video communication with parents.
Below you can find examples of photos and videos taken on the INOI kPhone.
Performance and Software
The 4-core MediaTek MTK6739 chipset and the lightweight Android 8 Go OS are responsible for the INOI kPhone 4G performance. Android 8 Go is an optimized operating system for budget smartphones with up to 1 GB of RAM. The advantage of this platform is that it takes up 2 times less memory, increasing the speed of the device. The RAM in the INOI kPhone is 1 GB. The smartphone does not work too fast, but smoothly. Speed is enough for comfortable work, as well as downloading and downloading children's applications.
The built-in memory of the model is 8 GB. So that you can store more files and applications on your smartphone, it is better to additionally install a memory card up to 128 GB.
The sound quality in the smartphone is excellent. A ringing tone is heard even if the device is in a bag or pocket. Through the headphones, the sound also comes in high-quality and clear. And I was also pleased with the chip that you can reach the child even in silent mode. Parents can send a loud ringing tone to their child’s smartphone if they forget to turn on the sound.
The manufacturer supplied the INOI kPhone with a battery with a capacity of 2850 mAh. With average use, the battery lasts for a full day of use. In continuous mode, the smartphone can withstand 4 hours. Parents can remotely monitor the battery level on the INOI kPhone. If the child uses the smartphone too actively during the day, parents can call him and remind them to put the phone on charge so that the child does not remain without communication.
One of the main advantages of INOI kPhone for parents is the ability to control the children's smartphone remotely. You can connect any smartphone running Android or iOS to the INOI kPhone. Parents can limit the time they use the children's smartphone or turn it off completely while they are studying at school or doing homework. When a child downloads new games and applications to a smartphone, a confirmation request is sent to parents. You can also set up a safe search on the Internet so that the child does not accidentally go to adult sites.
INOI kPhone transmits information about the location of the child to the parents' smartphones. Within a year after buying a smartphone, parents can use the Where are My Children app for free. In the application, you can see the history of the child's movements during the day and his location in real time. It is also possible to set up alerts that the child has left the yard, school or other institution. Parents can connect to the INOI kPhone and listen to the sounds around the child to understand what they are doing.
An important feature of INOI kPhone is that parental control applications are built into the smartphone firmware, so they cannot be deleted.
Icons for quick access to children's content in 4 categories are placed on the INOI kPhone main screen: “Education”, “Games”, “Books” and “Video”. Each section contains a constantly updated list of recommended applications for download. Among the recommendations are many educational applications and educational games. In the “Books” section there are children's tales, science fiction stories, encyclopedias and textbooks. For the first month after buying a smartphone, you can use the Foxford textbooks application for free, watch cartoons at the ivi for children online cinema, and download 30 books for LiteRes for free.
Also, the voice assistant with artificial intelligence Alice from Yandex is preinstalled on the INOI kPhone main screen. Alice can tell a story, read a fairy tale and answer any question.
In INOI kPhone, everything is really thought out for a child of school and preschool age. On the one hand, a child should like the fashionable design of a smartphone that looks like a real adult gadget, a bright case and a huge selection of games and applications. On the other hand, parents will appreciate the ability to remotely control how the child uses the smartphone, find out about his location and activities. By technical characteristics, the device justifies its price of 5490 rubles. The smartphone is assembled efficiently, it feels reliable in the hand. There are all the necessary functions: communication, high-speed 4G Internet, 8 and 5 megapixel cameras, 2 slots for SIM cards and a separate slot for a memory card up to 128 GB. I was pleased with the large quality screen with a convenient aspect ratio and non-slip, very pleasant to the touch matte body.