You’ve decided that your child is ready for their first phone but now you are left with the big decision of which device to invest in. Don’t be deterred by the variety of smartphones on the market – choice is a wonderful thing. Check out our shortlist below for five of the best!


The Oppo AX5 4G is a great value first phone for kids, with flagship features such as the AI enhanced dual camera, 64GB onboard memory and fast facial unlock. It has everything your child needs to navigate their way around their first phone, plus comes in two slick colours!

Samsung Galaxy A8 4G

Samsung Galaxy A8 4G has a large Infinity Display great for streaming YouTube and Netflix and a stunning ergonomic design that draws on Samsung’s flagship design heritage and experience. It also boasts a Dual Front Camera with Live Focus mode to perfect all those selfies!

Vodafone Smart E9 4G

The Vodafone Smart E9 4G is a fun and affordable smartphone that’s easy to use. It features a large 5-inch display and 5MP main camera, along with 8GB onboard memory, expandable up to 32GB (Micro SD sold separately). It’s a stylish and compact device, offering fantastic value for first-time smartphone users at a one-off cost of just $99 on our pre-paid plans.

Google Pixel 3 4G

Are you looking to surprise your child this Christmas with something special? The Google Pixel 3 is the latest smartphone from Google and brings some new technology that’s perfect for kids. Get all your friends in a shot with Group Selfies, use Google Lens to search for products with the camera, Playground for adding reactive characters to your photos and videos, plus Digital Wellbeing, which allows you to track the time spent on your phone. The recently launched device is sure to cause a stir!

Huawei Nova 3e 4G

The Huawei Nova 3e 4G combines high-end design, performance innovation and fantastic value for your child, with features such as the dual camera, face and fingerprint unlock, 64GB onboard memory, and efficient battery management. The screen even features a notch – on trend with the latest smartphone releases.

If you have any questions or would love to discuss our range of phones in person, head in store and speak to one of our Sales team and ensure that your child’s first phone is the perfect choice for them. Plus, check out more information for families online.

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Chris Fynes

Chris Fynes

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