Updated on 7 January 2016 by

The best cell phones for kids specialize in basic features which give children the advantage of being in touch with the parents. If you think your child is likely to misplace his phone or forget it on the bus, opt for a relatively cheaper model. Our picks for the best cellphones for kids for 2016 are all available under $150 price range.

Today's market has a few extremely basic mobiles, ideal for kids under 8 years of age, which have only the very basic capabilities like receiving calls and making calls for only selected personal numbers. Feature phones might seem tempting for kids, but they lack an important feature that might prove indispensable for tracking your kids - GPS. Most feature phones lack GPS capability and having a smartphone gives you the ability to track your kids no matter where they are using GPS enabled applications.

Furthermore, several carriers like AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile implement features which allow you to keep tabs on all that your child is doing with his/her mobile; and Verizon's family locator is a full-featured parental control service, enabling you to track family members, block or filter internet sites, blacklist contacts, curtail photo transfers and even administer time usage.


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Motorola Moto E (Gen 2)
Micromax Canvas Spark 3
Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 4G
Micromax Yu Yunique
Xolo Era 4K
Motorola Moto E (Gen 2)
Micromax Canvas Spark 3
Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 4G
Micromax Yu Yunique
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Release Date
Mar 2016
Mar 2015
Apr 2016
Jun 2015
Sep 2015
Digital Camera Resolution
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
2.0 GB
1.0 GB
1.0 GB
1.0 GB
1.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.0 inch
4.5 inch
5.5 inch
4.5 inch
4.7 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
2.0 MP
Processor Type
1GHz  quad-core, MediaTek MT6735, Quad-core 1.0 GHz
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 - 3G model, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 - LTE model
1.3GHz  quad-core
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 - 3G model, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 - LTE model
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Battery Capacity
4000.0 mAh
2390.0 mAh
2500.0 mAh
2390.0 mAh
2000.0 mAh
Operating System
Android 5.1, Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.0.x (Lollipop), v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v5.1 (Lollipop) - only XT1527
Android 5.1
Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v5.1 (Lollipop) - only XT1527
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Average Rating
 3.5 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.0 stars
 3.9 stars
 3.3 stars
Battery
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
Connectivity
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
100% Negative
100% Positive
Camera
100% Negative
20% Positive
80% Negative
100% Positive
20% Positive
80% Negative
20% Positive
80% Negative
Storage
100% Negative
100% Positive
100% Negative
100% Negative
Operating System
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive