The Contixo LA703-KIDS-2 is a 7-inch tablet that received positive reviews for its protective casing, responsive touchscreen, fast processor, microSD support, Bluetooth and pre-installed Zoodles app for kid’s mode. However, its camera quality is poor, its built-in speaker isn’t very loud and it takes time while booting up. Running Android KitKat 4.4 with parental control features, the Contixo LA703 can be used both as a kids learning tablet and a regular Android tablet that parents can use in their spare time.
The LeapPad2 Power is a bestselling 5-inch 2013 kids tablet that received positive reviews for its sturdy design, upgraded specs such as higher memory and processor compared to the original, front-facing camera, new educational games and apps and an improved Leaplet App Store. On the downside its apps are somewhat on the expensive side and it may not appeal users on the long-term. Overall while the LeapPad 2 Power may lack the power and attractiveness of an iPad or an Android tablet, it has everything to keep a 3-9 year old entertained and learning and parents need not empty their wallets in the process. For those who are willing to spend slightly over $100, the Leapad Ultra has a bigger screen, double the storage and a more powerful processor.
The Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet has received positive reviews for its excellent parental control options, good battery life, its child protection case, good viewing angles thanks to the IPS display and its general responsiveness. Users also liked the content and the kid-safe web browser available on FreeTime. Users were critical of the fact that the resolution was not the sharpest, and that both the rear and front camera are really poor. The Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is a great way for parents to ensure a safe experience online and offline for their parents.
The 2017 Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet has received positive reviews for its durability, two year guarantee, its size that is well suited to kids, its one year free FreeTime Unlimited subscription, decent battery life, and its excellent price. However, some users were rather unimpressed with its software, finding that it has no touch control and that the internal storage is slightly low. One user also found that downloaded videos do not auto play unless connected to Wi-Fi. For the price, the Amazon Fire 7 Kids edition tablet is well priced and well suited to kids, and the 2 year guarantee is really great if you are worried about breakages.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite is a late 2015 7-inch kids’ tablet lauded for its rugged child-proof design, good performance and attractive child-friendly interface. Its colorful design is attractive, and the sturdy silicone case adds grip and protects the tablet in the harsh environment children will surely put it in. It offers smooth performance and long battery life to keep your little one(s) entertained for hours. Parents and older children can also use it in standard mode. However, the screen could be sharper, and the rear camera is unimpressive.
The Amazon Fire Kids Edition is a late 2015 7-inch tablet for kids that received positive reviews for its remarkable parental controls and the durable removable foam-shell wrap-around that prevents accidental damage. Access to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited content whose Underground app store makes paid apps free was also highly acclaimed. Users however felt that the performance was sluggish and the screen resolution was lower than average. The below average battery life was also a downside. All in all, the Amazon Fire Kids Edition, is a stellar fairly-priced choice that will impress both you as the parent and your tech-curious child.
The LeapPad3 is a bestselling 2014 5-inch tablet that received positive reviews for its rugged build, access to a vast library of kid’s app, good parental control features, long battery life and a faster processor than its predecessor. On the downside, its apps are relatively expensive, it has a low internal storage and a more powerful competitor like the Fire Kids tablet is only a bit more expensive. While the LeapPad 3 may lack the power and attractiveness of an expensive iPad, it has the necessary features to help a 3-9 year old learn and stay entertained, and parents need not empty their wallets in the process.
The LeapFrog LeapPad2 Ultra 33200 is a bestselling 7-inch 2013 Kid’s learning tablet that received positive reviews for great improvements on its predecessor including better screen quality, faster CPU, more storage for downloads, a robust design, and rechargeable batteries. Safety features allow parents full control over what their kids and download and the browser is designed to be completely child-safe. With a slightly sluggish processor and an absence of expandable storage, the Ultra is not going to attract the savviest kids who want the likes of the latest iPad or the most expensive Android tablets, but it is a great option for parents who want an affordable and child-friendly tablet to keep their kids learning and playing.
The LeapFrog Epic 7-Inch is a bestselling 2015 7-inch kid’s tablet that received positive reviews for its customized OS designed for kids, ability to sideload apps, excellent parental control features, sturdy casing, and relatively better hardware than other kid’s tablets. However, it has a low quality display, its cameras are poor and the premium LeapFrog apps are quite expensive. All in all, with updated hardware and quick access to a longer list of kid’s apps, the Epic is a welcome change over its predecessor which seemed to lack a comprehensive app ecosystem. For the price, it’s a good tablet for kids to learn, play and safely browse the web.
The Fuhu nabi 2S is a bestselling kids’ tablet praised for its fast performance, rugged design and great kids’ mode. Users were especially pleased with how fast it is as compared to other kids’ tablets; games run smoothly and a few apps can be run at the same time. Parental controls allow you to regulate the content available to your child. It comes with a large 16GB storage space which is expandable via a microSD, a wide range of preloaded children’s apps and it is built like a tank. However, it’s a bit large and heavy which may prove cumbersome to small children, and while the preloaded apps are welcome, most of them are trial versions which nag you to upgrade.