It may be controversial to even suggest that mobile phones, like a lot of other things, should be divided along typical ‘male’ and ‘female’ stereotypes; after all, both men and women possess a pair of opposable thumbs.
However, it is clear that while girls may demand the latest technology and apps offered by many newly released models, they also require their mobile phone to be stylish, sleek and small enough to fit into the smallest of handbags.
Phones for girls do not necessarily have to be fuchsia pink with cute fluffy kittens on the case- I myself am not a particularly sweet, pink-loving kind of girl- but below is a selection of my favourite mobile phones for women that would suit either the tomboy or the ultimate girly girl.
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The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact may be the least curvy of our best phones for girls but it is clutch bag friendly with its 4.6” display and weighting of only 138g. Add onto this the femininely expressive colour choices of pink and yellow, as well as black and white, and this smartphone is certainly starting to tick all of the right boxes.
The cool-touch frosted glass back projects an air of quality and the Xperia Z5 Compact is made practical with a one-touch, wake and unlock, fingerprint sensor and waterproof body. The 23MP camera is cutting edge in the smartphone market and the 5MP selfie camera is perfect for the night owl, with an extra large camera sensor for low light excellence.
The Microsoft Lumia 550 is an extremely affordable option for the girls and its curved back meets the front where a compact 4.7” display is placed. A hectic girl’s schedule can be managed by the Windows 10 personal assistant, Cortana. With this virtual assistant reminders can be set and triggered by time or location.
The Outlook Mail app can be used to manage multiple email accounts and incoming notifications are shown on a low power Glance Screen, which protects the battery life. The Lumia 550 also has 5MP/2MP cameras and free online and offline maps, where places can be pinned to the Start screen for quickly starting navigation, on foot or by car.
The Apple iPhone 6s is a premium and curvaceous smartphone, which for the first time comes in the female-focused colouring of rose gold. Once again the screen is clutch bag friendly at 4.7” inches and this phone weighs only 143g and is super-slim at 7.1mm thick.
Aluminium and the most durable glass used on any smartphone meet and complete the durable build. A pressure sensitive screen adds to a new level of interaction, with light presses previewing content and hard presses opening content. The best camera yet on an Apple phone is built in, with a combination of 12MP and 5MP cameras.
Overall, I think these three models are perfect phones designed especially for women. They all offer a variation on the generic black handset, which ultimately sets you out from the crowd.
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The rounded edges and lightweight feel of all of the phones gives them a sleeker look, as opposed to the heavy, square alternatives on the market, which give off a sense of masculinity.
It goes to show that you don’t have to choose style over substance in the search for a phone which is personal, fashionable and suitable to every woman’s style...
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Written by Charlotte Kertrestel