At Christmas we surprised my daughter Ella with the Nokia Lumia 635 cell phone. After several months of using the phone and learning all that it has to offer I thought it was time to share our experience.
Nokia Lumia for Active Kids
Ella is very active and involved in just about every school sport or activity she can be in. The Lumia 635 has been great for her busy schedule and it’s been great for me to stay in touch with her no matter where she is. I love that she can keep the phone in her backpack and let me know if practice or an after school activity is releasing early. She’s also able to quickly let me know if for some reason she’s running late.
With many programs and apps available I am able to see where she is at all times. If the weather is bad and I know she is on the roads with another family or for a sporting event I can see where she is and what kind of road conditions they might be encountering. I can see that they’ve arrived at their destination safely or about how far away they are. It’s nice to be connected even when I can’t be with her.
Ella loves the Lumia 635 for so many reasons. She can stay in touch with her friends and family through email and texting. She loves the camera and being able to take photos any time. She’s even done research for school projects with the phone! She’s installed many apps and games that she loves and that I approve of. That’s a great feature on the Windows phones! I can set controls for what types of apps I want her to have access to as well as set time allowances and curfews.
Our school’s Girls Rock n Run program just started and Ella and I both installed apps for fitness tracking. She loves that she can time her runs and know just how far she has gone!
Ella also loves that there are great accessories for her phone! In addition to the colorful skins we received with her Lumia 635 she’s ordered a really adorable wallet case she loves. She’s able to make the phone fit her style and change it up easily. That’s important to a girl!
In addition to this being a great first smartphone for Ella we have a second Nokia Lumia 635 that we’ve been letting her younger brother use. His isn’t a phone but has wireless access when we want to allow it. He’s able to enjoy the camera, email, and has installed many apps and games! It’s great for him as an alternative to a tablet, mp3 player, or gaming device.
Overall, we’re thrilled with the Nokia Lumia 635! If you haven’t taken a look at it yet be sure to check it out! I’m even considering a Nokia Windows phone for myself when I upgrade my phone soon.
What a fun new phone!! I am currently in the market for a new phone, my contract with a big carrier is up soon and I can’t wait to get out of it, and I will definitely look into this!!
Mistee Dawn says
I still think my daughter is a bit young for a cellphone, but I will definitely get one of these when she is old enough.
Haven’t heard of this phone in particular. This phone sure looks cool though. Love the color, love the style.
I’d love being able to time my runs too, that’s a useful (and cool) app. I like this phone, it just looks pretty!
I wish phones would of been this cute and stylish back when I was a tween. I have heard so many great things about this phone, I’m definitely a supporter of kids have phones to keep in touch while they are out during their after school activities.
Miranda (Myrabev) says
I remember back in the days when nokia was the phone to have and not for style but for longevity and that is still true today except they have come a long way in catching up to top brands and being stylish too. Cool phone
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
That’s a really cool looking phone! I thought the little case was cool! It’s always good to be able to keep in touch with your kids!
We have never tried Nokia. We are a iPhone family. I have heard nothing but great things about a Nokia, it would take me some time to learn how to use anything but the iPhone software since I have been using it for about years!
Fi Ní Neachtáin says
It’s great that this phone works for you and your daughter. My son is only 2 so thankfully I don’t need to worry about these things for another, long time.
We have a Nokia Lumia for our son, who is 13. I love all the features and how we can keep up with his schedule and he can keep up with ours as well.
My kids aren’t old enough to have their own phones but when they are I will look into this.
I checked out this phone and was able to test it for a month – it was great! Perfect for kiddos! And active kids too!
Ann Bacciaglia says
I have a friend that is considering getting there daughter her first phone. This would be perfect. I will call and tell her about it.
This looks like a great phone for a kiddo. I will certainly get a cell phone for my daughter when she’s older for the purposes of staying in touch and knowing where they are.
Nina Say says
It’s funny because I have been telling my six year old that there is absolutely no way she is going to get a phone. This one is actually perfect for her, just don’t tell her that.
Chubskulit Rose says
Each of my kids have iPods but that’s about it. They can send us messages but not call. I think phone would not be available for my kids till they are working (let’s see about that, lol).
I have the Nokia Lumia 830 and I love it! This one sounds like it’s great as well. Looks like kids would have an easy time with this phone. I’m sure my kids would really like it too.
lisa @bitesforbabies says
This sounds like a great product, and I love the colours! Very fun for young kids!
Lisa Bristol says
This sounds like a great phone. I will share this post with my friends with younger kids.
Liz Mays says
This does sound like an awesome phone to keep for your kids. The wallet case you have is super cute.
I have heard several amazing things about this Nokia, I’m not sure if I should get a new one for myself yet!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
This sounds like a great phone. I remember when a fancy phone was one that played music files!
Paula Parker says
Love this phone and wallet. Great find for me, I’m an active kid! Thanks for the info.
A friend of mine has the Nokia Lumia and really likes it. I can se where it would work well for kids.
I’ve heard some great things about this phone, it sounds pretty fabulous. My oldest has an iPhone but when my second oldest is ready for a phone hopefully something like this will be available!