5 Best Android Phones For Kids

Kids are great and all, looking really cute and saying the funniest things. But despite all that, they are extremely clumsy, especially with smartphones. The 5 best Android phones for kids are the ones that are not actually made for kids, but can be amazing for kids.

You see, not many Android manufacturers are willing to make Android phones for kids. The phones which are made with kids in mind are really crappy Java based ones, but we don’t need those do we?

You will be well aware of what happens when a smartphone can’t run Subway Surfers or Candy Crush on it. You either get a sad kid or a broken cheap phone, and we don’t want that to happen. The 5 best Android phones for Kids are well equipped to handle day-to-day tasks as well as day-to-day drops.

Although they can be a bit pricey, we have selected the phones which can easily be adjusted into your budget and will provide at least 2 years of usage. Combine any of these phones with a nice child security app and you have a winning combination.

A Handy Comparison:

Phone Comparison

1. CAT B15 Smartphone – Starting from $312

CAT B15 Smartphone - Android phones for Kids

A Big Strong CAT

CAT makes amazing quality products and the CAT B15 Smartphone fits their tradition nicely. With its tank-like and sturdy look as well as assortment of great anti-drop features, the CAT B15 is surly going to last a long while.

That’s not all though, the armor on the phone makes it virtually drop proof from a child’s hand. The smartphone is able to withstand drops of 1.8 meters, so there is no need to panic if your child drops it on a daily basis.

What if the kid drops the phone IN WATER? Nope, no worries here too as the smartphone is water proof as well. The only downside of purchasing this phone for your kid is the OS version. The phone runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and to be honest there is no chance of an update.

Why this phone?:

  • Aluminum body and Corning Gorilla Glass screen.
  • Good battery timings.
  • Can be used with wet fingers.


2. Kurio Phone – From $175

Kurio Phone

The Safest Bet

Kurio might not be the company which comes to mind when purchasing smartphones, but they certainly have a great kids phones on their shelves. The Kurio Phone is priced very nicely but doesn’t come with any physical protections.

It’s a phone which is made for kids who are keen on usage rather than breakage. I was impressed with the software side of the phone rather than the hardware. The phone comes with a great internet filtering system and a full host of parental controls.

Kids who are addicted to games and apps can be helped with this great, and shall I add, inexpensive phone.

Why this phone?:

  • A solid internet filter.
  • Can manage apps and their usage.
  • Set limits on phone use, calls and apps.
  • Easy phone location monitoring.


3. Moto G – From $179.99

Moto G

Style with Quality

The Motorola Moto G is an amazing smartphone, especially if you consider the great price tag. Sure it is not a cheap phone but we reckon your kid will love to have a capable smartphone.

This phone is targeted towards the pre-teens who are just discovering the brand-status and want to look cool. Slap a nice protector on the Moto G and you have one of the best Android phones for Kids.

Motorola is a well-known manufacturer and is now owned by Google so rest assured you will be getting a quality device for your child. Admittedly it is not as sturdy as the CAT B15, it more than makes up for that with its lucrative price-to-spec ratio.

Capable hardware means equally great entertainment, check these great games to make the kids even happier!

Why this phone?:

  • A big beautiful looking HD screen.
  • Latest version of Android OS.
  • Water resistant.


4. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active – From $410

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

An Expensive Investment

This is one of the expensive options out there but for those who want the best for their kids, it is Galaxy S4 Active is one of the best options. Not only is the smartphone dust-proof, it can withstand under water submersion of up to 1 meter and for up to 30 minutes.

Combine this with the great looking yet rugged exterior of the smartphone and you have one of the most capable Android phones. The phone even comes with IP6X and IPX7 certifications, which is a fancy way of saying it is kind of child proof.

Of course this phone is for the older kids in your house, those who think they are the boss now.

Why this phone?:

  • Stylish and productive.
  • Can run demanding applications and games.
  • Full HD screen for great media consumption.


5. BLU Dash 5.0 – From $115

BLU Dash 5.0

Small, Yet Feisty

BLU has made a small name in the Android world with their affordable range of smartphones and BLUE Dash 5.0 is no exception. As the name suggests, the smartphone comes with a 5 inch screen and a 5 MP main camera as well.

The phone itself looks great with stylish body frame and design. The fact that the phone runs on stock Android makes it even more desirable in my books. The price is very ideal and the smartphone is available in many eye-catching colors.

It’s a great phone for involving kids in learning and growing by the aid of some great  learning apps.

Why this phone?:

  • Fairly inexpensive and comes with good specs.
  • Runs stock Android Jelly Bean, which makes it fast.
  • Comes with stereo FM radio as well as GPS.



This concludes the 5 best Android phones for kids. I have tried to include the best value for money, the strongest and the best looking smartphones in the list, but I’m fairly sure there must be more phones like these.

These smartphones are however readily available in US and UK as well as other major markets. I avoided including less capable Android smartphones on the list because if you are just looking for a phone for your kid, well there are many non-Android ones which can make phone calls.

The Joy of Android not only comes from software but from capable hardware as well. I recommend if you can afford, purchase the best smartphone for your child. Believe it or not, I used to be a kid once and I’m all too familiar with the happiness which comes from possessing the best gadget in school.

If you have a suggesting, please express yourself in the comments, I will be glad to know what you have in mind.

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