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 Price – 99.99

Age Group – 3-9

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What is the Fuhu Nabi jr Kids Tablet

It is the first Android based tablet for kids under 100$. It uses the android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. This is no toy like the LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra or Vtech Innontab 3s in this age range. It has parental controls to lock kids out of the fully functioning tablet controls. Also comes equipped with the mommy/daddy mode so you can monitor your child’s progress in the Wings educational program.  They have a cool little educational program setup that allows children to earn coins to buy more educational apps by completing tasks. You will also have the option of adding content like the Amazon Store or Nabi store. This includes Spinlets TV that has over 700 hours of popular kids shows $2.99 per month. It is a very powerful kids tablet for the purchase price and actually offers the most content considering how large these 2 markets are. It is also compatible with programs like Netflix and Amazon Store where you have even more options for apps.

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Fuhu Nabi jr Kids Tablet Specs

This android kids tablet comes in 2 versions, 4 GB and 16 GB, for more options depending on how much you want to spend. The 4 GB version has 512 MB RAM and the 16 GB has 1 GB of RAM. Those are the 2 differences in the tablet prices. Both versions are have WiFi and Bluetooth(headsets and more) to make it almost 100% wireless. The one wire you will need is to charge the actual ion lithium battery that is inside the Nabi jr. The charge lasts about 5 to 6 hours and probably longer with WiFi and Bluetooth disabled. It has 5″ multi-touch screen with a 800 x 480 resolution. It has a durable outer shell and bumpers in the corner to eliminate breakage points. The CPU is a Quad Core NVIDIA Tegra which is very high quality processor for very fast load times of programs and apps. There are also 2 speakers and a microphone for sound. The camera is a 2.0 MP swivel head that will take pictures and videos.

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In the Box

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  •  Nabi jr(4 GB or 16 GB)
  • Charger, Connector cable
  • Wings Educational App

The Good

  • Android based – will grow with your child, unlimited content
  • Swivel Camera and best quality(2 MP) among this age range
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Best Picture Resolution in this age range
  • Fastest tablet in this group
  • WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Has internet access for parents to download apps etc
  • No cartridges

The Bad

  • Poor charger(easily broken)
  • Include a user’s manual

 Nabi Jr Nick Jr Edition

There are some new updates to the Nabi Jr Nick Jr besides all of the additional software you get. It now comes with an even faster NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core A9 processor with separate GPU. Definitely the fastest kids tablet for a 3 year old. It also has been upgraded to a full GB of RAM and 16 GB of memory. It still contains the expandable memory slot. This is definitely the better buy then the original Nabi Jr. You get twice the RAM 4 times the amount of memory and a ton of extra software for $40. Normally would cost you about $180 for this kind of package but it’s priced at $139 while Christmas supplies last.

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The Breakdown

The Fuhu Nabi jr is the most technologically advanced tablet for kids in this age group and is only $99. It is obviously the best product for young kids and what you save in a few initial cartridge costs you can spend in a protection plan in case of a rare accident. My top pick for best kids tablet for the 3-5 age range still goes to the Nabi jr because of it’s durability, functionality and great educational kids program. You can get an actual functioning tablet that will last for the entirety of the age range, 3-9 years. It is a great product with a few minor flaws probably like the charger. I can’t wait to see how they try and top this tablet with the 2nd gen model. Your are going to love the flexibility you get with this tablet as opposed to a tech toy.

nabi 2 There is actually an even better Fuhu product called the Nabi 2. It  is a little more expensive($179) but will last your child forever. Many parents claim to even want one for themselves because of the speed of the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. It’s the most durable tablet on the kids market, and can play even the most advanced games, plus has the same great educational program. It is actually my top pick among all of the kids tablets for all of these reasons and more. The 7″ screen is HD and is even more impressive. All previous issues with the battery have been rectified which got them a few negative reviews in the beginning.

The Best Price for Nabi jr Kids Tablet

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Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC Nabi Jr. 5" Tablet with 4GB Memory

nabi Jr. NABIJR-NV5A with WiFi 5.0" Touchscreen Tablet PC: Technical Specifications: 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra Dual-Core Mobile processor 4GB on-board

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KmartFuhu Nabi J 5" Touch Screen Tablet

Nabi Jr - Tablet - Android 4.0.4 - 4 GB - 5" TFT ( 800 x 480 ) - front camera - microSD slot - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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AmazonFuhu nabi Jr. 5" Capacitive Touch Android Tablet for Kids

Redefining the toy tablet category, nabi Jr. includes a full-featured app store made specifically for children as well as the ability to side-load

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58 Comments

  1. Hi;

    I’m wondering, is the Nabi Jr not appropriate for a 6 year-old headed into age 7?

    The Nabi 2 is a bit pricier and I’m wondering if my daughter would be fine w/ the less expensive Nabi Jr. Is it pretty much the same?

    • The preloaded apps are not the same. The Nabi Jr is geared towards the 3 to 6 year old range. The nabi 2 is more for the 7 to 11 year old range.

  2. Hey, I have a few questions. I’ve narrowed down my decision to purchasing 2 Nabis for my 2 and 3 year old.(birthdays in Sept and Oct) From reading your reviews, the Nick Jr ed would be the best way to go. I haven’t yet purchased them with hopes that maybe because its so close to Christmas that the price will drop, even if its just $20. Do you see this happening? Can the games and videos be played without Wi-Fi? Thanks. This page has TRULY been helpful, especially after the YouTube video.

    • I’m glad it helped you out. As far as the special editions going on sell I really doubt it. They are moving quickly at the price they are currently at. I do think the Nabi Jr is much more appropriate for that age range. There are games that can be played offline and you can add your own videos to remedy that. Most of the videos on the tablet are not actually on the tablet(in the memory) but links to the video.

      Thanks for the questions

  3. Hi Ryan, I was so happy yesterday that you helped me to decide it is the Nabi Jr i wanted to buy for my son. Started to shop around after about 3 months of being undecided about what i want, only to find i can’t get hold of one in the UK! Any ideas if they will be released out here?? I dont know what to do!

    • I talked to Nabi a couple of weeks ago and they just released in Canada. I would say we are still a Christmas away from it hitting the UK. We probably will see it there in 2014. You can get them off of Amazon but you will be without some of the features. Your second comment is correct in assuming that for now a SG Tab 3 Kids would probably be a better option.

  4. Hi! Thank you so much for the info! I’m interested in buying the nabi jr. for my 3 year old but I was wondering what are the languages available , only English? Thanks in advance!

    • There are other written languages but not for the apps necessarily. There is english, spanish, french and a few others. Mainly your settings will be in these other languages.

      • My son only nows Spanish and im not trying to teach him english till he has spanish down. would this be worth buying

        • You can change the settings to make readable text into Spanish but you will still need to find apps that are in Spanish so that he can continue learning in that language. The apps included will still be presented in English.

  5. So I have been trying to find out if you can watch the preloaded nick jr shows with out wifi. I have wifi at home to download content, but for those trips to and from school or while waiting at a restaurant can he watch them if there is no wifi?

    • You could download an app called Tubemate. It will store Youtube videos like Nick Jr so you can take them on the Go. I also made a video of how you add your own movies to your tablets in my how to section. some videos aren’t actually downloaded to the tablet but links to the videos to keep your memory freed up.

  6. Ok just want to confirm this… if I use the orange button above that says see nabi jr nick jr while supplies last that brings me to the Wal-Mart website if I buy through there you get a kick back? If so I will do that. . My plan was to go to the store and get it but since you are awesome enough to provide all this info I’d much rather buy it this way so you get the kick back!

    • Yes that is actually how I have been able to buy these tablets. They actually give me 1% kickback for referring people. I usually make enough to pay for hosting this website and buying the products so I can break even. I really appreciate you buying online and picking them up.

  7. your site is so helpful. and I bet my question has been answered somewhere but..
    I am buying for my 2 yr old granddaughter.
    I am considering the Nabi Jr Nick jr edition $139 or the Nabi 2 $179 or Nabi 2 Nick $199
    Questions-
    can watch you tubes videos on it?
    and is the smaller screen a negative?
    thank you

    • You can watch YouTube videos on it. The screen quality is not any better or worse then the the Nabi. Probably more effective for young kids.

      Thanks

  8. Hi My daughter is 4 1/2 and dying for an Ipad. That’s not happening however I plan on buying some type of tablet. I am torn between the NABI 2 AND NABI JNR do u think she will outgrow the tablet. She tends to go on youtube for play dough/Barbie videos and such. Will she be allowed to do this or will there be controls? Thanks much.

  9. Can you download the Netflix app to watch shows and movies on the Nabi Jr. Nick Jr. Edition? We travel so much- I would like it to be able to connect with my phone via Bluetooth. Thanks :)

    • Yeah you can definitely add Netflix to this kids tablet as well and you can hotspot your phone and connect your Nabi Jr to it.

  10. Thanks for the information! We have very limited access to wifi. I was wanting to purchase the Nabi 2 but am afraid that the games etc won’t work without wifi. Would I be better off purchasing a Leappad?

    • It will limit the educational portion more than the games. The games are usually just downloads and don’t require WiFi but I’m a much bigger fan of buying something that won’t limit your options for 90% of your usage so time. So if WiFi is not an option you probably are better off with an Innotab 3s or LeapPad Ultra until you will have access.

    • The Nabi Jr does have Bluetooth and a headphone port so you have 2 options for headsets.

  11. Do you know if the nabi jr or nabi2 is available in French version? Thanks

    • I don’t think so. All have seen are apps etc in english, I know they are expanding to Canada soon so I would assume a French version is shortly behind this.

  12. What are the differences between the nabi2 and the nabi jr? I want to purchase one for my grandson whom will be 3 in April. I want something age appropriate for him. The nick jr preloaded apps seem right on track with what he is learning currently so that looks good. Are you able to download these same apps on the nabi2? So basically I am wondering with the nabi2 can u get everything that is on the nabi jr?

    • On the Nabi store you can purchase some age appropriate apps as well as on the Amazon AppStore. I’m not sure if every single game is available. I know the extra Nick Jr content on the Nabi Jr will not be available for the Nabi 2. The Nabi Jr actually offers more memory and a swivel camera that can be used for front or rear pictures/videos. Other than that they are pretty similar.

  13. Wow! In 2013, I am amazed, astonished, and down right flabbergasted that all of this research and information is free! Thank you so much. I have narrowed my search to one of the Nabi products for sure. One question…A friend said that Nabi only has trial apps? Is this true? If so, how will that effect the app process. My son will be 3 at the end of Jan and we want him to use it for educational purposes.Thank you again for all of your hard work.

    • It is FREE! I do earn small commissions if parents use the links I provide to stores like Walmart, Best Buy, or Amazon which is how I paid for all the tablets to do videos for the parents. My only experience was with the Nabi Jr Nick Jr and almost every app was a full version. That is the model I recommend because of all the updates they made including the processor, quadruple the memory etc. I went and counted to be sure and actually don’t see any on the nick jr edition.

      P.S. I spent way more than we made with the website so I’m sure my wife isn’t pleased but it’s my passion. She is one of the oldest from a large family so everyone is getting tablets for Christmas this year, lol.

      Thanks for the visit and the comment. Hope you will share with your friends on FB or G+

  14. We’re in the uk can I get the nabi jr?

    • They sell them on Amazon but not the Nick Jr Edition and that’s really the best one. The older model is pretty well outdated and did not work as well. I have shipped products to the UK for people but it runs anywhere from $30 to $90 depending on how fast you want it.

  15. Hi! I just watched your review on the NabiJr Nick version and I will definitely be purchasing one for my almost 4 year old. My question is, I have 6 year old twins and wanted to get them the JR as well but I am afraid they will be “too old” for some of it. What are your thoughts?

  16. This tablet sounds amazing, and thank you for the detailed review! So because this is an android, we can add the amazon app store. Does that mean we can stream amazon shows and movies that we get free with amazon prime? I keep seeing things about netflix, but we don’t have that, however we do have amazon prime, which has tons of free kids programming, so it would be nice if we could get those on this tablet. Thanks so much!

    • Your welcome and thank you. I actually had this question just the other day. Unless there is a way that I have not discovered it is not available. Amazon Prime and FreeTime Unlimited are exclusive to the Kindle Fire’s and this will probably remain this way because it is a big draw for people to buy their tablets. Disappointing, I know, as I am a subscriber to both. Netflix is about $8 a month and is much like Amazon Prime but you won’t get any free shipping, lol.

      Thanks for the comment and question. Hope you will share this site on your FB or G+ so other parents can find it as well.

  17. Hi. I appreciate your reviews. I am still debating between Nabi jr., Nabi2 and Vinci…. This would be for my 3 1/2 yr old bilingual daughter and later our 13 month old. I want something durable with educational programs..(spanish too) but that is fun can handle movies and other add-ons and easily keep their attention and such. She is savvy with my nexxus 7 right now.

    • The Vinci Tablet is probably the best multi lingual tablet available as far as learning and switching languages. It is also an open source tablet.

      You will find some Spanish apps on the Nabi as well. With the Nick Jr edition they also have lots of Dora programs but I’m sure your children will be well beyond what she teaches.

      Realistically any of these 3 will work and if your a big fan of Google Play the Vinci is the tablet you need to go with. I’m not real fond of their short battery lives. They have 4 different tablets available and some last 5 hours which is more in the except able range of what it should be.

      I don’t know how tech Savy you or your husband are but there are ways to get Google Play on your Nabi’s. I have it on my XD. If you want a link to see how to do it let me know.

      As far as durability the Nabi 2 is probably your best bet of the 3. It’s not indestructible but it will take more abuse than the other 2.

    • The Vinci Tablet is probably the best multi lingual tablet available as far as learning and switching languages. It is also an open source tablet.

      You will find some Spanish apps on the Nabi as well. With the Nick Jr edition they also have lots of Dora programs but I’m sure your children will be well beyond what she teaches.

      Realistically any of these 3 will work and if your a big fan of Google Play the Vinci is the tablet you need to go with. I’m not real fond of their short battery lives. They have 4 different tablets available and some last 5 hours which is more in the except able range of what it should be.

      I don’t know how tech Savy you or your husband are but there are ways to get Google Play on your Nabi’s. I have it on my XD. If you want a link to see how to do it let me know.

      As far as durability the Nabi 2 is probably your best bet of the 3. It’s not indestructible but it will take more abuse than the other 2.

      I hope this helps and thanks for visiting and commenting. Let me know if you have more questions and I hope you will share this site with others with the FB or Google share buttons.

  18. Very helpful – thanks so much!

    • Your very welcome and I hope you will share this website with your friends on FB or G+.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting.

  19. I’m also trying to figure out which tablet to get for my 4 year old for Christmas. I’ve been looking at the nick Jr version, but I’m wondering what the nick jr games are like. Have you played those yet? I’ve. Read some reviews that the regular nabi Jr preloaded content wasn’t very good. She’s been using my kindle fire, but I’m wanting something more educational and durable. This seems like a good one, but haven’t. Read anything about those nick Jr games and whether it’s worth it.

    • I actually just did a video review of all the apps included on the Nabi Jr Nick Jr.

      Look at it and tell me what other questions you have.

    • Thanks for the nick Jr video. It was very helpful. I like this tablet even more now.

      • Once I unboxed it and played with it, I was like this is for a 2 or 3 year old. I want one. It was an excellent product to play with. I hope you will recommend us as a great resource to find info on kids tablets and it was a great resource for you.

  20. I have read all of the comments and they have been helpful, but I am still a little confused. I was debating between the LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra vs Innotab 3s for my 2 1/2 year old son for Christmas. Now I’m confused because the Nabi Jr/Nabi 2 seem like a good buy too. I did not know there were so may educational tablets for toddlers. I am looking for something educational and durable. I also want to be able to download/buy non-educational games as well. My son is constantly on my mothers Ipad and my fathers tablet, therefore I know whatever I choose will make his day. I just want to get the most bang for my buck. Can you help me please!!! Thanks in advance!

    • Your definitely going to get more with the Nabi Jr. I’m going to pick up the Nick Jr edition tonight and doing a full video work up on it and will show you why I like it so much more especially when the LP Ultra costs more. The Nabi 2 is a great buy as well. After you watch the videos let me know what your thinking and I can advise you further.

      Thanks for the comment and question

      • I watched your video and fell in love with the tablet however, I did more research and saw a lot of horrible reviews. My first question is has the tablet been officially released yet? I ask because a lot of parents are having problems with customer service. My second question is, If the tablet is supposed to be so durable why are many parents complaining of the screens cracking so easily? Is it true that Nabi does not have screen replacement program? My last and final question is, will the preloaded apps be playable when I get the tablet or will it read “Coming Soon?” I am so sorry to throw all of this at you… I just want to make sure I am making a good investment and not wasting money.

        • Have you looked here http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=8925893&pid=1218951965808 it gets 4.4 stars on Best Buy and you have to be a legitimate purchaser to write a review.

          The internet can be a tricky thing to navigate because people can say whatever they want.

          A lot of the complaints came on the older model and that’s why I always insist on parents getting the Nick Jr model because they updated everything and it runs a lot better has more memory and better content.

          The nick jr has no coming soon apps on it. Fuhu just recently signed with nickelodeon and Disney for the Nabi 2 and they have rushed these to stores to make the holiday season but Disney is not going to back out of releasing this content before Christmas.

          These are my opinions and I would never intentionally lead people to buy something I don’t either own or would purchase myself.

          As for screens cracking my son is 5 and he hasn’t broken any of these but they are still tablets and can be broken. The LeapPads are supposed to be durable to but kids still break them.

          If I was you I would buy whatever you are most comfortable with. I only offer suggestions off of my experience and research.

        • One other little tidbit is I don’t understand why companies are using FB pages to solve customer service issues but you can also see they are not trying to hide anything like other companies do.

          Food for thought.

  21. We are looking for a tablet for our 20 month old. He currently uses our ipad2, but we want something with more educational programs (preferably free). We can’t decide if the nabi jr, nabi2 disney or click n kids tablet. We want something that will grow with him and durable. He has cracked the ipad twice.

    • The Nabi 2 is the most durable kids tablet I have seen. It also has a full slew of educational content and with the Disney edition you get the 3 Disney Channels and Disney Radio. The Nabi Jr is a very nice option as well and they updated the internal components on the nick jr edition and it runs really smoothly as well. The ClickN Kids Tablet has a reading program but not a ton of educational on it. I’m actually in the process of doing the video review on it.

  22. I have been racking my brain trying to figure out which tablet to get for my 4 year old twins. I will be homeschooling them next year and I would love to have a tablet for each of them to help me out with some of the harder subjects to teach…like phonics! After reading your review, I know we will be purchasing them the Nabi 2! I was pretty much sold on the Nabi 2 before reading your review, but now I am certain that this is the tablet to purchase for them, albeit, quite expensive for 2! I am sure it will be well worth the price in the long run. Again, thank you for your helpful reviews!!!

    • Your very welcome and I’m glad you found what you are looking for. Thanks for visiting and sharing in the comment section. I’m sure you are going to be very happy. I just picked up the nickelodeon edition to play with And make some videos for the website. If you get stuck on anything feel free to contact me and I’ll help you the best I can.

  23. Ryan, thanks for these wonderful reviews. I was stuck between the LeapPad Ultra and the Nabi 2. I was leaning toward the Nabi, but still unsure until I read your review. Now, I’m positive I’ll be purchasing the Nabi 2. Thanks for making my life a little easier.

    • Your so welcome and I’m glad you were able to come to a conclusion. Please share with your friends on your social circles. I’m trying to reach and help evey parent just like you.

      I really appreciate your comment and have a wonderful day

  24. Keep posting these wonderful reviews, Ryan. So many wonderful tablets I’ve yet to buy. I’ll worry about the poor house when I get there. :-)

    • Thanks for visiting and commenting. I’m glad you liked it.

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