Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Tablet Review
Price – $229
Released – November 10, 2013
Age Group – 3 and Up
Related Publishers – Google Play, Kids Group, Samsung
Quality – Excellent
What is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Tablet
This kids tablet from Samsung is actually a hybrid of their 7″ adult tablet. They covered it in a Candy Corn shell, yellow tablet and orange case. Then added some very good content and parental controls to make it even more appetizing for parents with kids over the age of 3 to purchase.
The kids mode app comes with a carousel of cards that lead to various apps including the Kids World app that is an amusement park where you can find lots of fun learning games and ways to play. This is by Bluepin and there are 2 free apps in every category that each have several activities. Some other apps are going to include a creativity app, inventions 1 and 2, Toca Train, Hair Salon 2, Ocean, Kids Planet discovery, Wipeout, Fruit Ninja, Where’s my Perry, Toy Story Smash It, and others. You will also have access to the Samsung Kids Store and Google Play. I found several good apps for FREE like Lego Star Wars and Subway Surfers.
The parental apps will give you the power to decide when the tablet is usable so if 9 is bed time and 8 is when everything goes off it will automatically shut down. You will also have access to how long apps are played, which apps they will have access to, which apps are displayed on the home screen, and a password to keep kids locked in the Kids Mode.
It is also a full Android tablet so if you want to use it to surf the web, watch movies, or play games you will have a normal Samsung Galaxy Home Screen.I did not see a kids safe web browser unless I missed it but there are a few options inside Google Play to remedy this. All apps downloaded will be available in kids mode if you choose.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Tablet Specs
This kids tablet comes with a 7″ screen with 1024 x 600 resolution and you won’t have to worry about poor color or brightness. If you have owned any Samsung phones or tablets this one is no different, it meets all the standards of all of their screen. Very Beautiful.
I was a little surprised they used a 1.2 GHz processor but I also didn’t experience any lag, crashing or load times, 5 to 15 second app load times depending on the size of app. It will also come with 1 GB of RAM.
You have 2 cameras a front 1.3 MP and rear 3.0 MP which is better than any other kids tablet I have seen.
The memory included is 8 GB and you expand it with a micro SD card up to 32 GB for all that music and movies.
Some other functions include a mini USB for charging or connecting to your PC, WiFi for connectivity, Bluetooth for accessories, and a Lithium Ion battery that lasts for a solid 8 hours. You also have 2 speakers, a microphone, and headphone port.
In the Box
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids
- USB cord
- Wall Charger
- Quick Start Guide
- Tablet Manual
- Orange Bumper
- Great Visuals
- Great Audio
- Google Play
- Expandable Memory
- Great Cameras
- Great Content
- Good Parental Controls
- Price $229
- No Web Safe Browser
- Educational Content was Lite
This has been easily one of my top 5 favorites. I wasn’t crazy about the price but Samsung is the Apple of Android. Great quality and longevity with their products. If your budget was $200 I would just increase it to $230 and go for this tablet.
Compared to other kids tablets this is the premier tablet but you can get a quality tablet like a Kindle Fire HD for a lot less. You won’t have Google Play unless you root it but you have FreeTime unlimited that gets you 10,000 apps, games, books, and Videos.
At the end of the day this is a great product but you will have to pay for it. I thoroughly enjoyed almost every aspect about this kids tablets and definitely deserves to be in the category of best kids tablets in 2013. I hope you enjoyed my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Review and below is my video review and hands on thoughts.