Have you thought of buying a tablet for kids? If you’re a parent with kids as young as toddlers, I’m sure you’ve experienced a tug-of-war with them over your cellphones or tablets. Our life would be a lot easier if the kids have their own tablets. Kids nowadays adapt easily to technology. You don’t necessarily have to teach them how to use tablets, they just figure it out on their own by observing adults.
First, decide on what you need first and consider the pros and cons of different tablets. After determining what you want, consider the age of user and your budget. Remember, your kids will be using the tablet so there’s a chance they may break it.
Fire Tablet for Kids: Best Tablet from Amazon
I read a lot of parenting blogs and technology forums so that I will have an idea on the best tablets for kids. After considering reviews from parents and tech experts, I’ve decided that Fire tablets offer the best value for money. Unfortunately, there’s no Amazon Philippines although there are ways you can buy the Fire tablet online and ship to the Philippines.
If you don’t want to go through the steps in shopping at Amazon and shipping the item to the Philippines, there are other alternative tablet for kids available online through Lazada.
iPad Mini 2: Best Tablet for Kids
If money is not an issue, then an Apple iPad Mini 2 would be best for your kids especially if they’re already school age. I own an iPad Mini and I already have it for four years and still without issue. There are so many educational apps on App Store and the iPad Mini has a very good parental control to let you control the apps and time spent by your kid on an iPad. If you have a used iPad Mini it will still be great for kids.
Best Android Tablets for Kids
If you’re on a budget, then there are a lot of Android tablets available at Lazada. These tablets are not specifically designed for kids since dedicated tablets for kids are oftentimes more expensive with proprietary content. Android has a robust parental control and there are a lot of educational apps and games you can download from Google Playstore. There are also a lot of cheaper tablets usually less than P3,000 but I’d still go for the branded ones with track record.
I came up with a comparison table of the best tablets for kids you can buy online in the Philippines.
|Parameters||Asus Nexus 7 2nd Gen 16GB||HP 8 G2 16GB Tablet||Lenovo IdeaTab 2 A7-30||Acer Iconia One 7 B1-750||Alcatel Pixi 4 (7)|
|Display||7-inch, 1920 x 1,200 pixels||7.85-inch, 1024 x 768 pixels||7-inch, 1024 x 600 pixels||7-inch, 1280x800 pixel||7-inch, 1024x600 pixels|
|Processor||Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor||Allwinner Quad-Core A33 (1.2 GHz)||MediaTek MT8382 1.3GHz Quad-Core||Intel Atom Quad-Core Z3735G Processor||Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7|
|Operating System||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean||Android 4.4.2, KitKat||Android 4.4 Kitkat||Android 4.4 Kitkat||Android 6 Marshmallow|
|Storage||16GB internal, No Micro SD Slot for expansion||16GB internal, expandable to 32GB via micro SD||8GB, expandable to 32GB via micro SD||16GB||8GB, expandable to 32GB via micro SD|
|Camera||1.2 MP front camera, 5 MP rear camera||0.3 MP front camera, 2 MP rear camera||0.3 MP front camera, 2 MP rear camera||0.3 MP front camera, 5 MP rear camera||2 MP front camera, 5 MP rear camera|
|Battery||Up to 9 hours||Up to 7 hours||Up to 8 hours||Up to 7 hours||Up to 7 hours|
|Warranty||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year|
|Buy at Lazada|