Getting the right phones for our kids can be a daunting task when there are so many factors to consider. All kids are different and so are all phones, so finding the perfect match isn’t always easy. Fortunately, we are here to help and have already done the research. Let’s take a closer look at the best phones for kids in several categories.
First-time phone – Unihertz Jelly Pro Phone
A child’s first phone is a huge responsibility and a major source of excitement in a kid’s life. If starting out quite young, this Jelly Pro is a winner for sure. It’s cost-effective and small but boasts an array of great features. Bluetooth connectivity means that the kids can hook up some cool gear like earphones or speakers. 16 gigs of onboard memory allows for plenty of music storage. It also has a built-in GPS and is compatible with 4G and LTE networks.
Parental Control – Apple iPhone SE
This is the only iPhone that a kid should ever have, and probably the best phone ever for teenagers. Basically, the iPhone 6 has been placed into an iPhone 5 body and they have dropped the price. Running on iOS 12, parents have a great array of parental controls to choose from. Setting usage time limits on overall usage means kids will actually get their homework done. App limits and activity reports for usage gives parents peace of mind when they aren’t around to monitor. Parents can even limit app purchases.
Durability – CAT S41
Got really active kids? Or are they somewhat clumsy? The CAT S41 might just be the answer. Designed to still operate at maximum capacity after a six-foot fall onto concrete, this phone can take quite a beating and it’s also water-resistant. So for those who rock climb, cycle or hike, this is their perfect companion. But durability isn’t it’s only great feature. This is also a really great device overall. The creators gave this phone a MediaTek processor and 3GB of RAM. A rear 13-megapixel camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera allows for plenty of selfies and great images of those outdoor trips.
Value – Nokia 4.2
This is a really affordable phone for all the features that are crammed into this frame. A fingerprint scanner and biometric face unlock gives kids and parents a sense of relief for their child’s privacy. The large 32GB of onboard storage is extendable to 400GB with a microSD card. This makes youngsters really happy for storing music, photos, and videos. Dual cameras and a range of great built-in editing tools are every kid’s dream.
Allrounder – Honor 7X
The Honor 7X ticks just about all the boxes and is our top pick for a great kid’s phone overall. This device boasts a large screen with great resolution and accurate colors. It runs on Huawei’s Kirin 659 processor and carries 4GB of RAM, making it quite speedy even with several apps open at once. So if a kid is into gaming, this screen and processor combo is a sure win. It has two impressive 12MP and 5MP cameras on the back with a great 8MP front camera for flawless selfies. Top this all off with a 3340mAh battery and we have a super device that should last all day. Pretty impressive, especially when we take a look at its great price tag.