Top 5 phones for your child

In today’s world of smartphones, kids also want phones to call and text their friends. To that end, phone makers are designing phones for children in all sizes and shapes. The myriad of options has made choosing a phone to suit the functionality and style of a child confusing for many parents. Luckily, there are 5 best phones for children that have factored in durability, cost, parental controls, GPS tracking, and function restrictions. These are:

Relay Screenless Phone

Designed by Republic Wireless, the Relay is an amazingly simple device that functions more like a walkie-talkie. The sturdy, water-resistant phone can handle a day of play with your kid. However, the phone lacks voice assistant, music, and its mobile network is limited to the US only.

Built-in GPS tracking

Connects over 4G LTE and Wi-Fi

Slow delivery

LG GizmoPal 2

This is a wrist communicator that has GPS tracking, and so you are able to check in on your kid’s location or find it if the phone is lost. Parents can set up at least four telephone numbers to call the GizmoPal 2 and its screen will show who is calling. Also, you can set the device to answer calls automatically. That is handy in the event your child is playing and doesn’t notice the call.

Wearable and hence hard to lose

IPX7 water resistance

Colorful design

Simple controls

For Verizon users only

Nokia 3310 3G

The iconic Nokia 3310 has a combination of simple features, a very long battery life, and rugged durability. With calling and texting features available, the device has everything your kid needs to stay in touch. Also, they can take pictures, but you won’t worry about them surfing the web on this phone.

Affordable but not flimsy

Excellent balance of features

Lacks water resistance ranking

Blu Tank Xtreme 2.4

The Xtreme 2.4 features a plastic rubber frame and rugged design that can handle occasional drops from your child. The IP65 rating also means the device can shrug off splashes or water now and then. With its long-lasting battery, the BLU Tank has the necessary talk and text features. However, its availability is limited to the US, although UK users can use it on the 900 and 1800 GSM bands.


Storage for camera and music

For 2G GSM carriers only

Jitterbug Flip

With basic texting and calling functions and a simple camera, Jitterbug Flip is incredibly simple to use. The user interface is large, easy-to-read text, and the buttons are large and easy to press. However, the device is available only in the US.

Easy features to run

Pricier than others