Top 5 tablets for kids in India for October 2013

Top 10s Abhinaya Prabhu 17:07, 18 Oct 2013

Looking for the perfect tablet for your kid? We roundup the best options in the market that make for a great buy

If you are looking to get a tablet for your kid but fear that they might break it or land up browsing inappropriate content or empty your wallet by erroneously downloading paid apps or books, fret not! KYMI brings you the top 5 best kid friendly tablets that will keep your kids educated and entertained and all your fears at bay.

  • Swipe Junior 

Swipe Telecom’s first kids tablet – Swipe Junior houses a 7-inch 5-point multi-touch display with a resolution of 1024x600 pixel resolution and is based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS. Stuffed with a 1GHz processor, the tablet has 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and expandable memory support up to 32GB. Also, there is a 2-megapixel primary camera, 0.3-megapixel front-facer for video chatting sessions, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity features and a 3,000 mAh battery.

It comes with a protective shock-proof coating that protects the tablet from occasional tumble and the food-grade quality material used makes it completely safe even for toddlers. It also comes with kids-oriented apps for education and features parental controls, application manager and a timer control. 

Price: Rs 5,990

  • HCL ME Champ 

Running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, HCL ME Champ packs in a 7-inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800x480 pixels and is stuffed with a 1GHz Cortex A9 processor with Mali 400 GPU. Further, the tablet boasts of a 2-megapixel rear snapper, 0.3-megapixel front-facer for video calling and brings connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, mini HDMI and 3G via dongle on board. Other goodies on board include 3,100 mAh battery, 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB and 1GB of RAM.

It comes pre-loaded with various Games, Education, Books and TV such as exercises in art, geography, history, language and mathematics. It also offers free access to more than 500 apps under several categories and has tracking features to help parents monitor their child’s activities and an Application Manager that offers parents the ability to select apps and restrict tablet use duration for kids’ access. 

Price: Rs 7,999

  • Binatone APP STAR

Binatone India’s APP STAR tablet aimed at kids comes fitted with a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display with support to touch-pen and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. Also, the tablet is powered by a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory with support to memory expansion up to 16GB using a micro SD card.

Under the hood is a rechargeable battery offering up to 4 hours of usage. The highlight of the device is that both parents and kids can use it and it comes with parental controls and is pre-loaded with fun games, educational apps, art studios, e-books, audio-books and over 250 free apps.

Price: Rs 9,999

  • LeapPad 2

LeapFrog’s LeapPad 2 boasts of a 5-inch touchscreen display along with stylus support and is aimed for kids in the 3 to 9 years age group. Featuring dual cameras, eReader, music player and a faster LF 2000 processor, the device is preloaded with some useful applications. There is 4GB of onboard storage and a battery with enough juice to last for 9 hours.

The tablet is packed with additional games, eBooks and support to online LeapFrog App Store. With Ultra eBooks, kids can learn to read a collection of 300 keywords to help build phonics and decoding skills, sight word recognition and reading comprehension. 

Price: Rs 11,999

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids

Galaxy Tab 3 Kids features a 7-inch WSVGA touchscreen display with 1024x600 pixel resolution, 1.2GHz dual-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. Fueled by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the device comes with dual cameras, a 3-megapixel rear camera accompanied by a 1.3-megapixel front-facer for video calls and connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro USB.

Also, there is 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32Gb using a micro SD card and a 4,000 mAh battery on board.
Galaxy Tab 3 Kids comes pre-loaded with children's apps and the company's new Kid's Store. The tablet also includes an Application Manager that offers parents the ability to select apps for kids to access and a Time Management feature that allows parents to set specific time periods for device usage for their kids.

Price: Estimated Rs 20,000

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