9 best kids tablets according to customer reviews

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

A tablet for a child is not just a toy. It is a complete learning and development device. Special kids tablets come with preinstalled educational software that will help introduce children to counting, reading and writing.

Which tablet for a child to choose – developmental or universal?

The market for children's tablets can be roughly divided into two groups – developmental devices and universal devices. They differ primarily in software.

Children's tablets usually have a 'stripped down' operating version Android. It will not be possible to load third-party applications on it, except for those allowed by the manufacturer. On the other hand, branded educational software usually comes without ads or additional paid content, which allows you to use all the training and educational functions of the tablet immediately after purchase.

Technically, some models of developmental tablets can be 'turned' into universal ones by flashing – changing the installed operating system Android to a fully functional one. However, this will lead to a loss of warranty and is associated with certain difficulties.

Universal tablets are suitable for children of all ages. In addition, while the child is asleep, parents can also use the device for their own purposes, such as surfing the web or reading books. A fully functional version of the operating system Android is installed on such devices with the ability to download third-party applications.

However, third-party applications, including developmental and educational ones, may be incomplete, display ads, or be sold for real money. And it can be quite difficult to find a suitable program in the Play Store – there are too many different products, which, moreover, are not always Russified. This is important to consider when choosing a versatile tablet.

Thus, we can say the following:

  1. If you need a tablet for a very small child (nursery, kindergarten, preschool age), then it is better to choose a special developmental device;

  2. A good tablet for an elementary school student, teenager and his parents – universal.

  3. We have selected from the wide variety of devices on the market, the 9 best tablet models that are suitable for both children and their parents.

Rating of the best children's tablets

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best inexpensive tablets for kids 1 Lexibook Cars RUB 3,465
2 Umka Winx PL-1596-1 2 390 rub.
The best educational children's tablets for the little ones 1 TurboKids Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3G RUB 6,240
2 S + S Toys Mini Zoo RUB 1,165
3 Zhorya Smart Me Learning Robot RUB 2,040
The best kids tablets for games 1 MonsterPad Zebra / Leopard 4 300 rub.
2 Lenovo Tab 4 TB-X304L 16Gb RUB 10,300
best universal kids tablets 1 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 RUB 11,300
2 Huawei MediaPad T3 7.0 16Gb 3G RUB 6 390

Rating of the best inexpensive children's tablets

Lexibook Cars

Rating: 4.8

Lexibook Cars

Why first place: Lots of pre-installed game tasks that teach drawing, reading and logic.

Description: Lexibook Cars is a specialized children's tablet that will definitely appeal to a child who loves the Disney cartoon 'Cars'. The device offers, in addition to developing interactive tasks, a photo and video gallery about the characters of this universe, voiced in Russian. In addition, there are several additional Cars games already 'loaded' into it.

In terms of developmental functions, the 'Cars' tablet offers about fifty game tasks that teach logic, reading and drawing. For example, it has interactive coloring pages that are stored in memory for later viewing and editing. Additional puzzles with customizable difficulty levels will help your child develop logic.

The tablet is equipped with an SD memory card slot. This drive can store your own videos, music, stories and images for later viewing.

Advantages

  • Simple controls;

  • Many pre-installed educational tasks;

  • Support for SD cards and downloadable content;

disadvantages

  • Relatively limited functionality (you won't be able to install new tasks and puzzles);

  • Relatively heavy (weight 400 grams);

  • Battery powered;

Umka Winx PL-1596-1

Rating: 4.7

 Umka Winx PL-1596-1

Why the second place: A lot of educational programs, but only fans of the animated series Winx will like it.

Description: The Umka WinX tablet with a touchscreen display and a QWERTY keyboard will help in teaching a child grammar and mathematics, as well as in the development of his logic, memory and fine motor skills thanks to built-in educational programs and game applications. The entertainment component of the tablet is complemented by built-in animated videos on another famous animated series – 'Masha and the Bear'.

In addition, the tablet software includes applications for typing and taking notes. This will teach the child to work with a full-fledged computer.

The tablet's 3-inch high-resolution LCD touchscreen features customizable backlighting. The toy can turn itself off after a certain period of non-use. All applications are animated and voiced in Russian by professional actors. The keyboard layout is close to real QWERTY.

Advantages

  • Lots of educational applications;

  • Full Russification;

  • Touch screen with a choice of backlight colors;

disadvantages

  • Powered by batteries;

  • Relatively low display sharpness;

  • Only children who love WinX and Masha and the Bear will like it;

The best educational children's tablets for the little ones

TurboKids Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3G

Rating: 4.8

 TurboKids Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3G

Why first place: Full Android – a tablet with additional protection against mechanical shocks (for example, when dropped).

Description: TurboKids is a line of tablets from TurboPad, a fairly well-known manufacturer of ultra-budget mobile computers. Devices manufactured under this brand are characterized by a fairly wide functionality and therefore are suitable for use not only by children, but also by their parents.

In fact, TurboKids is a full-fledged Android tablet, only with a special 'baby' shell. When the device is in this mode, the child can only run a limited number of applications, with specific programs selected and configured by the parents. The 'children's' interface is bright, colorful, the buttons are large, and even the smallest child will not miss when launching a favorite game or video.

The tablet is complemented by a special rubber cover that protects the device from damage if dropped or bumped. There are many downloadable educational games available on the manufacturer's website.

Advantages

  • Expandable functionality due to downloadable applications;

  • Ability to work as a regular Android tablet;

  • Simple and straightforward child mode;

  • Shockproof case included;

disadvantages

  • Low performance as Android – tablet;

  • The screen is made using TF technology;

  • Poor quality of the main camera;

  • There is little permanent memory, it is better to download movies and videos to a MicroSD card

S + S Toys Mini Zoo

Rating: 4.7

 S + S Toys Mini Zoo

Why second place: Great interactive tablet for kids about animals. But no extensible functionality.

Description: It should be noted right away that S + S Toys 'Zoo' is just an interactive tablet, not a mobile computer under control Android. That is, in fact, a toy with limited functionality. Nevertheless, children who want to learn more about the animal kingdom will like it very much.

The tablet can work in several modes, which are switched by the corresponding button on the case. The device 'tells' children about the habitats of animals, their diet, the sounds they make, and just various interesting facts. The volume of the voice acting (of course, in Russian) is regulated by a special key. Additionally, the tablet can play just different melodies.

Various birds and animals are depicted on the tablet's interactive screen. The child clicks on one of the pictures and receives information about this representative of the fauna.

The tablet is made in a durable plastic case with a carrying handle.

Advantages

  • A lot of useful and interesting information;

  • Learning is done through play;

  • Ease of use;

disadvantages

  • Limited functionality that is not expandable;

  • Relatively small size;

  • Battery powered;


Zhorya Smart Me Learning Robot

Rating: 4.5

Zhorya Smart Me Learning Robot

Why the third place: Many training and development modes, but limited functionality and special cards are required for work, which cannot be replaced if lost.

Description: Zhorya 'Smart Me – Learning Robot' is an interactive educational toy for children that will help parents teach their child the alphabet (and not only Russian, but also English), traffic rules, shapes, flowers, fruits, vegetables, and attention and logic of the baby.

The process of using the toy is pretty simple. Learning cards (included) are installed in a special compartment, after which the robot 'talks' about what is depicted on them and asks the child various questions, rejoicing at the correct answer and upset at mistakes. In addition, the toy can be used as an alarm clock, singing songs and teaching them to the baby.

The toy body has a special 'compartment' for storing training cards. There are 60 of them in a set with a tablet, and they are devoted to the most different areas of knowledge – from the alphabet to 'geometry'. There are also two cards with fairy tales and two with games.

Advantages

  • Many developmental and educational programs;

  • Encourages parents to spend more time with their child, as it is intended for learning together with mom or dad;

  • High degree of interactivity;

disadvantages

  • Powered by batteries;

  • The cards are not replaceable, so it is better not to lose them;

  • Enough overall;


Rating of the best children's tablets for games

MonsterPad Zebra / Leopard

Rating: 4.8

 MonsterPad Zebra / Leopard

Why exactly it: A relatively high-performance, but ultra-budget tablet computer.

Description: TurboPad MonsterPad is a high-performance version of the TurboKids tablet. From the 'little brother', he retained a special child mode with a simplified interface and parental control, but supplemented it with more powerful hardware components and a high-quality TFT IPS-screen with good color reproduction and wide viewing angles.

The tablet's hardware platform is based on a Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, complemented by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The device is also equipped with a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 × 600 pixels, a 2-megapixel main camera, a Wi-Fi wireless module and a 3300 mAh battery, which is enough for 4-6 hours of battery life in active use.

It all works under the control of the operating system Android 4.4 KitKat with a special children's interface.

Advantages

  • Protective rubberized case with striking design;

  • Pre-installed developmental applications;

  • Performance is sufficient for most games;

disadvantages

  • Relatively short battery life;

  • On some copies – not very high-quality assembly;

  • Proprietary charger;

Rating of the best universal children's tablets

Lenovo Tab 4 TB-X304L 16Gb

Rating: 4.9

 Lenovo Tab 4 TB-X304L 16Gb

Why # 1: A high-performance tablet with a rugged design.

Description: A versatile 2017 tablet from the company Lenovo that combines high performance with a relatively low price. The device is powered by a 'nimble' quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor clocked at 1.4GHz, complemented by 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. A microSD card slot is available, models up to 128 GB inclusive are supported.

The 10.1-inch screen of the tablet is made using TFT IPS technology, which provides good color rendition and viewing angles up to 178 degrees, and has a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels. An important advantage of the device is the support for mobile communications according to 3G and LTE standards, so that the child can watch cartoons online even while away from home.

The tablet is equipped with a huge 7000 mAh battery, which provides up to 12 hours of battery life in active use.

Advantages

  • Powerful processor;

  • Long battery life;

  • Support for mobile internet;

  • Excellent multimedia capabilities (bright, rich screen and stereo speakers);

disadvantages

  • Not enough permanent memory, it is better not to use without a microSD card;

  • Relatively small (for such a diagonal) screen resolution;

  • Weak oleophobic display coating;

  • Many pre-installed, not always necessary applications;


Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0

Rating: 4.8

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0

Why second place: The right balance of price and performance.

Description: A tablet of the middle price segment from Samsung. In new versions, it is equipped with components that are quite good for their cost. So, the hardware platform of the tablet is built on a quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz, which is complemented by 2 GB of proprietary RAM (which is characterized by high speed) and 16 GB of internal storage. There is also a microSD slot.

The tablet is equipped with an 8-inch TFT IPS-screen with a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels. Mobile internet support is also present, including 4G LTE. The tablet can also work in phone mode – receive and make calls and SMS.

An interesting feature of the tablet is its high-quality camera. Here it has a resolution of 8 MP. The tablet's battery has a capacity of 5000 mAh, but thanks to hardware and software optimization of components, it provides up to 14 hours of battery life.

Advantages

  • High-quality assembly and high reliability;

  • Special child mode with parental control;

  • Low weight;

  • USB Type-C connector and support for fast charging;

disadvantages

  • No automatic brightness adjustment and proximity sensor;

  • The metal case may feel slippery, better put on the case;

  • 16GB of internal storage is not enough and is best used with a microSD card;

  • Perceptibly heats up with active use;


Huawei MediaPad T3 7.0 16Gb 3G

Rating: 4.7

 Huawei MediaPad T3 7.0 16Gb 3G

Why third place: Good performance and multimedia capabilities, but mobile internet is only 3G.

Description: 7-inch tablet Huawei MediaPad T3 is an excellent device for watching cartoons or just videos from the Internet. It is equipped with a high-quality screen with good color reproduction and brightness, which is complemented by stereo speakers.

In particular, the 7-inch display of the tablet is made using IPS TFT technology and has a high (for this diagonal) resolution of 1024 × 600 pixels. The hardware platform of the device is based on the Spreadtrum SC7731G quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, which is complemented by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. MicroSD slot – available.

The tablet supports mobile Internet, but only using 3G technology. It is also equipped with a 4100 mAh battery, which provides up to 8-10 hours of battery life in mixed use mode. There is a camera, but its resolution is only 2 MP.

Advantages

  • Bright, high-quality screen;

  • Stereo speakers with good sound;

  • Reliable, tight build;

disadvantages

  • Fairly average performance due to the Spreadtrum processor;

  • 16 GB of permanent memory – not enough, you need a microSD card;

  • A lot of built-in, not always necessary software;


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.


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