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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids vs Amazon Fire HD kids Edition – Full Review


As the names suggest the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids tablet and Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition are specifically designed for the little ones in mind.

So are they safe from accidents?

Unlike most tablets adults use, they are robustly designed with all the safety features and protection needed for when our kids are not as quiet and cherubic as we would like. They should withstand any rough treatment – with both companies offering two year guarantees. Amazon even say they will replace the tablet even if it broken by the kids.

What are the features?

Both tablets are packed with features which should keep the kids entertained for hours. But they both have parental control features which can limit the amount of time they spend in front of the screen.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids was the only one designed by the company specifically for children. Unlike the adult version, the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids is finished in bright yellow instead of white and also comes with an orange silicone bumper case. It has a child friendly Android jelly bean skin over it is as well as a bright safety bumper which should prevent any mishaps happening to it. It is preloaded with kids features such as games and educational programs.

As for the technical specifics, the Galaxy Kids tab is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM. It also has build in wi-fi and has GH of internal storage. You can take pictures with a 3 Mp rear camera and a 1.3 Mp front camera.

It is also designed to allow limit fingers to easily navigate around the child-friendly Android skin. It has a 7 inch HD touch screen and easily fits in one hand. Yet for a small device it packs plenty and has more than enough to keep the kids entertained. They can watch videos and movies on widescreen and it has built in stereo speakers.

You can boost its content by downloading more than a million apps which is available on Google Play Marketplace. So there is no reason for the kids to get bored of the same games over and over again.

The Fire HD 6 is also preloaded with kids content but also has 12 months access to Amazon FreeTime, which lets the young ones into a world of child-friendly apps, videos and books, free of charge for a year.

Technically, it offers a six-inch or seven-inch touchscreen with a 1280×800 resolution. Powered It’s powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor running Fire OS 4 it also has connections to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It also has front and rear cameras and the kids can edit their pictures by adding things like stickers and drawing of their pictures on Amazon FreeTime.

How much do they cost?

The usual retail price for the Samsung Tab is £199 but as they have been around for over a year now, they have been advertised on the internet for around £130. The Amazon Fire starts at £115 for the six inch and £147 for the seven inch version.

Both tablets are ideal for children and will keep them amused and educate them without them knowing it. Which you choose is a case of personal taste.