1. Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet
The tablet has a size of 8 inches, which corresponds to a diagonal of 20.3 centimeters. According to the manufacturer, the battery should allow a runtime of 10 hours, regardless of whether it is reading, surfing the Internet, watching videos, or listening to music. The color of the device is black, a child-friendly case in blue or pink is included. Two cameras with a resolution of 2 megapixels are installed, one on the front and one on the back of the tablet. Both can be used to record HD 720p video. In contrast to most other devices, the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition does not work with the Android operating system, but with Fire OS.
Amazon sells the device including access to the FreeTime Unlimited service, which is limited to one year. With this, you have access to thousands of child-friendly books, videos, learning apps, and games. After the free year, the subscription is extended by one month at a time and you can cancel at any time. Such a subscription currently costs EUR 2.99 per month.
With a children’s tablet, safety is paramount. The Fire HD 8 has flexible parental controls that allow you to set screen times. You must define the content for the child profile in advance; you can also create your own libraries, for example from Netflix. Special feature: The purchase price includes the two-year worry-free guarantee from Amazon. If something breaks during this time, the tablet will be replaced free of charge. This guarantee also covers electrical and mechanical damage.
2. ZONKO Kids Tablet 7 Inch
A tablet for children from the ZONKO brand is also recommended for you. This is a device that is equipped with the Android operating system version 7.1 and therefore has access to the Google Play Store. This means that millions of different apps can be installed on the ZONKO 7-inch children’s tablet.
Above all, the manufacturer attached great importance to a robust design. Because of this, with the ZONKO 7-inch children’s tablet, you can always be 100 percent sure that the technical device will not be defective if it falls to the ground. The manufacturer also supplies a special case to go with it.
With a good children’s tablet, the corresponding software must of course also be specially adapted. This is what you can expect from the ZONKO 7-inch children’s tablet so that you only have to switch on the special cinema mode. Thanks to the parental mode, unsuitable content for children is not made accessible, which is particularly practical. You also benefit from the availability of entertaining educational games and videos as well as other content that your children can see.
3. Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet – 10.1”
The Fire 10 HD for children is currently the flagship among the children’s tablets from Amazon. It is equipped with a large 10.1-inch screen, which enables displays in Full HD with a resolution of 1,920 × 1,200 pixels. A quad-core processor with a clock rate of 1.8 gigahertz works in the device, making this tablet the most powerful in our comparison so far. According to the manufacturer, the battery of the device should not go below 10 hours. As with the other devices from Amazon, the Fire HD 10 is also sold with one-year access to the FreeTime Unlimited service, which gives you access to thousands of kid-friendly apps, books, videos, and games. In addition, the 2-year worry-free guarantee also applies.
As with the Fire HD 8, this tablet is also equipped with Dolby Atmos technology for a very good sound that is also fun when watching videos. The dual stereo speakers ensure an even sound. The tablet is equipped with two cameras, a VGA front camera, and a 2-megapixel camera on the back. The main memory has a size of 2 gigabytes and the fixed memory of 32 gigabytes is also an acceptable size, although you can expand it by up to 256 gigabytes using a micro SD card.
As with the smaller versions, you can use flexible parental controls to manage multiple child accounts and conveniently set age limits for apps and other content. The parents’ account is protected from access by the youngest with a pin. The Fire 10 HD is delivered with either a blue or a pink protective cover made of non-slip silicone. Like the other models from Amazon, the top model works with the Fire OS operating system.
4. Kurio 2 Kids Tablet
This tablet has a 6.9-inch display with a resolution of 1,024 × 600 pixels, which does not correspond to the HD standard. As in the other tablets in our comparison, the device has a 1.3 gigahertz quad-core processor. The tablet is equipped with a RAM of 1 gigabyte and hard disk storage of 8 gigabytes. With a micro SD card, you can expand the memory up to 32 gigabytes.
The operating system is Android 5.0 and therefore a bit out of date. The tablet comes with 10 motion games from Toggolino, which are located in the learning and sports area. Swimming, skiing, or dancing, there is a lot for your children to discover. With the micro-HDMI connection, you can connect the tablet to the television. The tablet has two cameras: the front camera has a resolution of 0.3 megapixels, the rear camera works with a resolution of 2 megapixels. A silicone protective cover is included in the package.
The tablet has the usual protective devices that are to be expected from a good children’s tablet. This includes app protection. Parents can block apps on the tablet that their offspring should not use. This protection worked very well in our own test of the children’s tablet. The same applies to the configuration of the usage times. Because it is easy to determine when your son or daughter can use the tablet. Either schedules or usage hours can be set. Particularly practical: These options can be easily set using your own smartphone.
5. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Tablet
The Fisher-Price children’s tablet is not actually a tablet either, it is only modeled on the “large” devices, both in terms of design and handling. Weighing just under 10 grams, it is ideal for toddlers and Fisher-Price products have been known for many years to be virtually indestructible. This means that your child can drop this device without it breaking.
The technical side is not particularly worth mentioning, the CDG57 does not meet any specifications that you are used to from “real” tablets. This makes no sense at all for a target group of twelve months or more.
With the CDG57, your children can press the buttons, which are designed like app symbols, and they are then familiarized with letters, first words, and animals. The learning content can be adapted depending on the child’s level of development. Songs, sentences, and noises are available at three levels.