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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HTC One A9
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus
Xolo Era 4K
HTC One A9
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus
Xolo Era 4K
$50 - $800
$50 - $1,444
$50 - $850
$24 - $189
$144
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Release Date
Oct 2015
Nov 2015
Dec 2015
Apr 2016
Mar 2016
Digital Camera Resolution
13.0 MP
23.0 MP
20.0 MP
13.0 MP
8.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
3.0 GB
3.0 GB
3.0 GB
2.0 GB
2.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.0 inch
5.5 inch
5.7 inch
5.0 inch
5.0 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
4.0 MP
5.1 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
Processor Type
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.2GHz  octa-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
1.2GHz  octa-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 616, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
1GHz  quad-core, MediaTek MT6735, Quad-core 1.0 GHz
Battery Capacity
2150.0 mAh
3430.0 mAh
3340.0 mAh
2750.0 mAh
4000.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile 
Android 5.1, Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Android 5.1, Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Average Rating
 3.8 stars
 3.5 stars
 3.3 stars
 3.5 stars
 3.5 stars

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