SmartTab Jr Pro Kids Tablet Review
Age Range – 5 and up
Related Publishers – Android and Disney
Quality – Average
What is the SmartTab Jr Pro
This seems to be an obscure(very little info online) Android tablet for kids that many people have been looking at due to a nearly $80 discount at the Meijer discount chain who is now offering it at $99. I have had several requests to determine the quality of this product and have ordered one to examine it further. It comes in 2 bright colors, either pink or green.
There is very little information about it even on the Meijer website where I ordered it from. The one thing they are not shy about mentioning is the $100 in Disney content that is included. I reviewed some of the apps and books and these are very common among the top kids tablets this year. They consist of interactive books that also have games included with them. The book’s games range from finding items within the story to actual 3D racing with Cars and even creating your own stories with your child’s voiceover.
It also claims to have a few unique apps like arcade and kids shop but I saw the same two exact apps within the new Polaroid Kids Tablet 2. The arcade had a bunch of SNES(Super Nintendo Entertainment System) style games, took me back into the past. I have yet to determine what other AppStores will be available but I will be sure to let you know in my video review. It will feature the Maxthon kids safe web browser that only allows approved URL’s to be accessed.
SmartTab Jr Pro Kids Tablet Specs
It has a 7″ screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 and again reminds me very much of the Polaroid Kids Tablet 2.
The dual core processor has no actual mention of speed and 1 GB of RAM. It will be running the 4.2 Android OS.
The internal memory has 8 GB of space and is expandable with a micro SD card, size also not mentioned but I’ll put an educated guess out there that it will be 32GB.
They have also included 2 cameras with the front being a .3 MP and the rear a 2 MP. Neither are great but they do get the job done for a child.
You will have WiFi through a single band single antenna.
The battery is li-ion polymer with no average battery life listed. I will test this when I receive it.
The ports will include a mini USB port and an A/C adapter port for charging.
In the Box
- SmartTab Jr Pro Kids Tablet
- USB cable
- A/C Adapter for Charging
- Quick Start Guide
- Newer OS(4.2)
- Good Price($99)
- 70 Pre-loaded Apps, Books, and Games
- Above Average Screen
- Kids Safe Browser
- Amazon AppStore
- Cameras are Low Resolution
- WiFi has Connection Issues
- Battery lasts 3 to 5 hours
- Power Button Sticks
- Charger(thin prong charger easily broken)
- No Google Play
The things I enjoyed about this tablet were the screen and included content. For the price it had good movie playback. The speaker volume is a little light but overall better than other $100 tablets. The screen was better than the ClickN Kids Tablet($100) but really didn’t seem as solid. The power button stuck a little and I worry about it eventually falling off. I also had issues with the WiFi staying connected.
If your budget is under $150 then get a Kindle Fire HD, much better product and tons of Disney content is available as well.
So far for the price the specs look fairly good but how it operates and the functions may be 2 different stories. Sorry for the late arrival of this review as I have seen many people looking for this review and this one slipped under my radar.