ThePhoneCloud PX1 Children’s Mobile Phone : Review and Giveaway

It seems to me that younger and younger children are being given mobile phones of their own – whether it’s an older sibling or a parent’s old handset or whether they have been bought a brand new phone, young children seem to be sporting mobiles like fashion accessories. We’ve been looking at the PX1 a children’s mobile and putting it to the test.

Now there is nothing to say that younger children shouldn’t be allowed mobiles but as a parent, I would want to try and ensure that my child was as safe as they could possibly be with the world at their fingertips. After all, the internet can be a dangerous place if you don’t know what dangers you’re looking out for. This is where The Phone Cloud.com comes in. Their PX1 mobile phone has been designed with safety in mind.

Safety is at the forefront of the design

Dad to four boys, Russell Whitlock knew just how dangerous phones could be. Cyber bullying can be a real issue that affects so many children and sometimes parents are completely unaware, not because they are oblivious to their children, but because kids can hide a lot! Well the PX1 comes with the ability to monitor and control the use of your child’s phone from your computer. The idea behind The Phone Cloud is to offer children their first taste of having a mobile but also giving parents the ability to manage screen time and keep children safe while they are online.

Looks great

Kids can be pretty fussy when it comes to phones though and only the best will do. The Phone Cloud’s PX1 handset is a pretty sharp looking android and with three colours to choose from, it won’t be hard to kind one to suit. It has a 1280 x 720 resolution 5.5″ screen which is plenty big enough to WhatsApp their friends and take selfies. Although the camera doesn’t produce your top of the range images, it does sport an 8MP camera and seems to do the job well enough! There are multiple options for the camera with normal mode, panoramic or face beauty which is all the rage these days.

The phone has up to 7 hour talk time but one thing to note is that charging the phone does take some time so you’ll need to ensure you leave enough time to charge the phone before you need to use it. There’s 32 GB capacity fot them to store their selfies and apps too.

Safety First

So with the children happy, it’s now about keeping them safe. From the control hub dashboard you are able to: Filter social media, set time limits on screen time, control the apps that are installed, track where your child is, filter websites you don’t want your child to use, shutdown or restart the phone, check the internet history and use the ground mode lock. You can check up on everything your kids have been using the phone for and can even set banned keywords too so sites or searches containing these words will be blocked.

As well as all of these easy to navigate parental controls there are also some inbuilt elements which will keep your mind at rest. With some apps like WhatsApp, you can’t always see or control the images that you send and receive – until now! If your child is trying to send a picture which is inappropriate, the phone will block this and you will be alerted so you can have a conversation about this with your child. It will also send you an alert if your child is sent an inappropriate message. I sent the below photo and had this message on my phone within seconds. It’s about helping to teach your children about staying safe on phones and I think this is a brilliant first phone.

With safeguarding at your fingertips, you can enjoy peace of mind while your child enjoys the freedom of being given their first phone. Although you have to pay £5 a month for the use of the control panel, this is constantly being updated with blocked websites and content to keep your child as safe as possible online. If you buy a contract through their site, the control panel price is included. To me, this is most definitely worth forgoing an extra Costa a month! Currently The Phone Cloud.com are offering free Bluetooth headphones (worth £59.99) with the purchase of every phone.

Giveaway

Perhaps even better than that though, What Mummy Thinks have teamed up with The Phone Cloud.com to give you the chance to WIN a sim free PX1. All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecoper form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
The giveaway is for 1 x PX1 sim free mobile phone. The giveaway closes at 12.00am (GMT) on 01.07.18 and is open to UK entrants over the age of 18 years.

The winner will be selected at random using Rafflecopter and contacted within three days of the giveaway closing. The winner has 28 days to claim their prize and provide their contact details. The prize will be sent to the winner directly from ThePhoneCloud.com. The prize is non-transferable. There is no cash alternative. The giveaway is run by What Mummy Thinks in conjunction with The Phone Cloud.

Comments

  1. EMMA WALTERS says:

    looks fab for my 10 year old! I like that you can set time limits and app filters would be very helpful x

  2. Tracy Nixon says:

    I’d give this to my daughter – I love the safety feature where parents can monitor and control the use of their child’s phone from their computer!

  3. amanda w says:

    id give this to my little girl. The safety feature is amazing! its really worrying as a parent what access children have but this is really reassuring.

  4. S Edwards says:

    I like the time limits which i would like for my little girls to share x

  5. Katie b says:

    This looks good, been thinking about getting them phones for a while. This is a great idea.

  6. LAURA MILTON says:

    The fact the phone blocks any unwanted or inappropriate photos is fantastic!

  7. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Safety feature
    Perfrct gor my nephew

  8. Solange says:

    I think the safety feature is the best because it gives you peace of mind. I would give the phone to my daughter.

  9. claire glace says:

    Having a large 5.5 screen is fab, and its such a good looking fella, I would keep for myself as having phone problems, many thanks….

  10. Sean Eccles says:

    I would give this to my daughter it would give her a safe secure chance of independence learning and socialising safely thanks

  11. The time limit option sounds fab……my daughter is off to secondary school in September so this would be ideal.

  12. iain maciver says:

    safety feature perfect for my daughter

  13. Kim Styles says:

    I think it is great . I especially like the fact you can track your child.

  14. Denise Davies says:

    Screen size great. Do I have to give it away!

  15. Annabel Greaves says:

    This would be great for my daughter, I love the safety feature

  16. Rich Tyler says:

    The safety feature sounds great, i’d give to my little boy

  17. James McLaughlin says:

    So many useful features but tracking is a great feature for the real young ones.

  18. Hayley Elvin says:

    I’d give this to my 11 year old. I think the safety features and being able to block certain words/ websites is an important feature to protect kids

  19. melanie stirling says:

    I would give this to my nephew.I think it’s fantastic that his mum could control his time spent on it via her computer.

  20. Susan Smith says:

    Would give the phone to my Grandson, he is getting to that age where he wants to go to friends and go out, so having a phone like this gives his parents some peace of mind, tracking is the best feature and his parents would have some control on his internet time, its an amazing phone for kids

  21. Lorna Ledger says:

    I like that it keeps children safe, and is really user friendly, but on the Parents/Guardians side, i would give it my lovely Nephew who is 10 soon

  22. katrina walsh says:

    The safety feature. This would be perfect for my niece

  23. Gary Topley says:

    I like the safeguarding features on it. I would give it to my daughter. Thankyou for the competition x

  24. I like that you can set time limits on screen time….

  25. Lydia Joy says:

    The parental control / filters are the best bit. I’d give it to my step son who is 10 and is constantly pestering us for a phone.

  26. Robert Price says:

    The ability to monitor and control the use of your child’s phone from your computer. This gives peace of mind,the phonet would be ideal for my Grandson

  27. Hayley Colburn says:

    I would give this to my daughter, she never puts my ohone down, I love that it has tracking and safety features, a great first phone

  28. Tracy Hanley says:

    Love that it has safety feature , This would be perfect for my granddaughter

  29. Thomas Buchanan says:

    the safety feature, my daughter would love this

  30. The safety feature, for peace of mind. I’d give it to my daughter.

  31. I like the 8MP CAMERA feature.

  32. holly harmsworth says:

    I love the fact that you can set screen time limits. I am trying to limit the amount of time that my son spends on his phone and games console so this would be ideal for him

  33. Kim Neville says:

    I like the safety feature. Great phone for kids

  34. justine meyer says:

    lov the safety feature this would be great for my niece x

  35. Jules Eley says:

    I like the safety feature and I would give this to my youngest daughter.

  36. john prendergast says:

    the screen size and safety feature would give it to my son

  37. Rachel Butterworth says:

    I like the tracker feature. I would give this to my nephew.

  38. Lorraine Kirk says:

    I like the option to track where your child is. I would give it to my son so that he can learn to use technology whilst being safe.

  39. Hannah Wood says:

    That it can block pictures that are not good and should not see.

  40. Susan B says:

    Our youngest is ready for a phone so this would be for her. I most value the ability to monitor and control the use of your child’s phone from my computer..

  41. felicity says:

    This phone would greatly increase peace of mind for any parent – especially me if I gave it to my child 🙂

  42. Chris Andrews says:

    Tell me which feature you think is the best and why. Who would you give the phone to?

    if l were lucky enough to win l’d give it to my grandson and the feature l prefer is . . . . the tracker feature

  43. I love that you can control it from your computer. I would give it to my niece.

  44. Angela Treadway says:

    i love that you can see who is sending him messages x

  45. kimberley says:

    so many great features, I really like that although it offers some independence it is completely safe for little ones as it gives parents the ability to check who is messaging etc.
    I would give this to my daughter, she has been asking for a phone recently and I have been very wary about getting her one, this is a brilliant idea!

  46. Catherine Bullas says:

    The safety features. Perfect for my son

  47. adrian price says:

    the control panel—i do have an 8 year old nephew–is that to young for a phone?

  48. William Gould says:

    My young nephew would love this!
    The 7 hours talk time sounds awesome!

  49. paula cheadle says:

    I like the safety feature where you can monitor the phone from your computer, I would give it to my grandson

  50. Donna Caldwell says:

    I love the safety feature my daughter has ASD but wants to go out and about with her friends this would definitely make me feel more at ease

  51. janine atkin says:

    id give this to my nephew.

  52. Melanie says:

    The safeguarding element of it that allows you to check on what they are doing and manage content. I would give this to my niece Deanna, who’s been wanting a phone for ages x

  53. Adrian Bold says:

    I like the Safety Features, and I would give this to my nephew.

  54. Ashley Phillips says:

    The block list. I would give this to my 8 year old daughter, we had said she had to wait until was 10 but with all the safety features available I would be happy for her to have it now and learn with my help how to use the internet safely

  55. Angie Fletcher says:

    I love the parental monitoring safety features. My daughter is (almost) 8 but going on18 and is at that age where having one of my old, not really functioning handsets isn’t cutting it any more. Times have changed so much since we were children (social media was none existent then) and it scares me so much the thought of her putting herself in this minefield without me being able to fully see what’s happening. Let’s face it you can talk to your child till you’re blue in the face about protecting themselves but are they always going to listen? Or even understand the dangers?? So this phone is a genius invention and would be an absolute god send (and also a fantastic additional birthday pressie for her in July!!)

  56. Phil Boyle says:

    Time limits. Photo blocks & sender of messages are all gr8 features.

  57. Michelle Ferguson says:

    I love the safety feature. I would give it to my nephew

  58. RICHARD DAVIES says:

    The phone looks very good compare to my daughter friends with their new Apple phones.

  59. Stacy Fenemore says:

    the safety feature and for my son who being 8 is desperate for a phone like his friends.

  60. The screen size and the safety features I’d give this to my grandson

  61. ADRIAN PRICE says:

    i LIKE the control panel—is my eight year old nephew max—too young to have a phone?

  62. Jeanette Leighton says:

    I think the parental control is the best bit .
    I would give to my daughter Sheriah

  63. Sam Parkes says:

    Being able to set screen time limits. Would love to win for my 9yr old daughter

  64. Sylvia Paul says:

    Being able to control the use of the phone from your computer. I would give this to my Nephew as he constantly tries to use his Mums phone x

  65. Susan Willshee says:

    it sounds a bit ‘spy novel’ but I like the idea of being able to track where your child is. I’d give this to our gorgeous Daisy

  66. Marrian says:

    This would be perfect for my niece. She’s desperate for a phone but my brother refuses to let her have one. But with all the parental controls he might change his mind.

  67. Tee Simpson says:

    The safety feature as safetybis important to me. Blocking calls and inappropriate things. My daughter would get it.

  68. Natalie Crossan says:

    The safety feature – this would be perfect for my daughter x

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