Posted on May 27th, 2014
The Kurio 10S and the Fuhu Nabi 2 are high end kids wifi tablets that made the scene over the last two years. They are both in the $160-$200 price range, costing more than most kids tablets on the market.
As with all electronics, the war between 2 devices is usually concluded by way of deciding what is most important to you. That is why we want to discuss, in detail, which will give you the most bang for your buck based on a the most important criteria; hardware and software.
Price of the Kurio 10S: $200 on Amazon
Price of the Nabi 2: $160 on Amazon
Both tablets are faster than the average for the kids variety. But they are not created equal.
Processor and Performance
They both have Quad Core processors, however, the Kurio 10S has been known to be a bit sluggish compared to other tablets of this price range. The Nabi 2 on the other hand, has had no reports of sluggishness. This may be surprising when you consider that it costs $40 more.
Both tablets have high resolution displays; the Kurio 10S has a 1280×800 dpi resolution, and the Nabi 2’s is 1024×600. Now, remember that the Nabi 2 has a smaller screen size (7 inches) than the Kurio 10S (10.1 inches), so it is not lesser in image quality.
They come with rechargeable batteries; but the Kurio 10S lasts for 7 hours while the Nabi 2 lasts for 8 hours. A common complaint about the Kurio 10S is the short battery relative to its price tag.
Both tablets have an HDMI port, Bluetooth capability, a headphone jack, and a microSD card slot. In this case, it is a draw.
Both tablets are fully loaded with awesome apps and games. In fact, the Nabi 2 comes preloaded with 100+ apps, making it hard not to resist. It saves the parent from having to go the the Fuhu app store right away.
Something else they both have in common is the fact that they do not give access to Google Play. However, with the Kurio 10S, you can use the Amazon app to download software, and Netflix can also be installed.
Both have a robust parental filtering system, making them safe for Internet use.
In this case, the Nabi 2 wins since it comes with more apps than the Kurio 10S but costs less.
In my opinion, the Nabi 2 wins on the hardware as well as the software front. It is faster, and the battery lasts longer. And since it is only 7 inches as opposed to the Kurio 10S’s 10.1 inches, it fits nicely into a child’s hands. Moreover, the Kurio 10S weighs a hefty 3.5 pounds, which is a common complaint among parents.
In terms of software, the Nabi 2 comes with more preloaded apps, saving parents time and money.
In this case, the price does not seem to make the Kurio 10S any better. All you would seem to be paying for is the bigger screen!
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