We also compared the phones’ technical specifications, such as storage capacity, camera quality, battery life, and mobile carrier options.
Next, we looked at costs and policies. We preferred phones with no-contract options, no activation fees, and lengthy warranties. More affordable phones earned bonus points, as did those with a discount for multiple lines.
Finally, we tested the Bark Phone, Pinwheel Phone, Gabb Phone, and Terracube Thrive for ourselves. We considered ease of setup, possible workarounds, and dashboard reports. We also tried to trigger the parental control alerts to make sure they work as expected.
To learn more about how we rank and review products, visit the SafeWise methodology page.