Childrens Tablet Comparison Table

Here's Generic A13 7-inch junior slate a chart to compare some of the slates and slabs that might help get the kids smudgy little fingers off you iPad - and occupy them for many car journeys in the future.

For older children and teenagers, the devices aren't that different from the adult ones except for the bright colours. Teenagers might actually prefer a more classic design. There are a couple directed at the 12 - 15 age group on the right here, but it might make as much sense to look at the general options available amongst the budget tablets or iPad Mini lookalikes.

Some of the ones here do have a little extra rubber to cushion them from the inevitable knocks and bumps. They do not, however, have any alternative to the rather vulnerable glass-fronted touchscreen. The only answer there really is to get one that's a little smaller - say 7-inch - to reduce the risk.

One of the ones below - the Nabi 2 - has a kid-specific set of applications that comes up when it's turned on. It tries to shield the child from whatever they might find searching on the web via parental controls. Parents can access the web proper using the tablet when the kids are not around in the Maxthon Browser. There are some limitations to use outside the US.

Generally, the models that come in pink for girls can also be obtained in green or blue or black for boys. Click on them to see what's available.

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Nabi 2 Generic 7" Android Tablet Klastor Rugged Green for Boys Tablet Express Dual-core A20 9-inch

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iPad Mini Clones

Comments Recommendations Happy SmileyA compelling idea
Happy SmileyNot without faults, but one of the best
star star Almost recommended 3 star Good screen at this price Or sometimes they are known as TabExpress

Probably the best of the iPad Mini lookalikes

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Available December 2012 September 2012 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 Availability
Operating System Android 4 with child-friendly user interface skin Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich The Google Platform 4.1 Jelly Bean The Google Platform 4.2.2 Jelly Bean The Google Platform 4.1 Jelly Bean Platform
Display 7" 7" 7" 9" 7.9" Display
Resolution 1024 x 600 (169ppi) 800x480 (133 ppi) 1024 x 600 (169ppi) 800x480 (104 ppi) 1024X768 (162ppi) Resolution

Full Google Play Store

Childrens apps & Maxthon Kid-Safe Browser

Full Google Play Store Full Google Play Store Full Google Play Store Full Google Play Store Apps
Camera (front) 2MP 0.3MP 0.3MP 0.3MP 2MP Front camera
Camera (rear) No No 2MP No 5 MP Rear camera
Processor NVIDIA® Tegra® 3
Quad Core
A13 Cortex A8 1GHz Rockchip RK2928
1.0 GHz
ARM DUAL-CORE Cortex A7 (1.5Ghz) Quad-Core Rockchip RK3188 A9 1.8GHz max Processor
Memory 1GB 512MB 512MB 1GB 2 GB Memory
Storage and Expansion slots 8Gb + up to 32 Micro SD 4GB + TF card up to 32 8Gb + up to 32 Micro SD 8GB + TF Slot up to 16 16GB + TF card slot
up to 32
Storage and Expansion slots
USB Ports Micro-USB Yes Micro-USB Micro-USB Micro-USB USB Ports  
HDMI out Yes - Mini No No Yes - Mini Mini HDMI HDMI output
WIFI 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802,11 b/g/n WIFI
3G / 4G No 'Supports external 3G connection' No No Supports external 3G modem 3G
Battery 14 Watt hours - 8 hours 3200 mAh   4000mAh
5000MAh Battery
Weight 596g ? 563g ? 481g 458g 347g Weight
Flash Support More or less More or less More or less More or less More or less Flash Support
GPS No No No No No GPS


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