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Polaroid 7 Inch Kids Tablet

SUMMARY

The Polaroid Kids Tablet is a lower end kids wifi tablet, suitable only if you really want to save $100 on buying a tablet. It allegedly has won several awards in 2013 based on innovation. But the specs say otherwise, and there is nothing innovative about this tablet besides the very low cost of around $75.

PROS

  • Very affordable
  • Features read-along apps

CONS

  • Poor processing power
  • Bad graphics
  • Narrow selection of apps
Polaroid 7 Inch Tablet


Polaroid 7 Inch Tablet
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Overall Rating 1.0 Stars (1.0 / 5)
Manufacturer Polaroid
Operating System Android

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Review By: Adriana

Adriana is a mother and tech enthusiast from Bridgeport, Connecticut. She blogs about the latest kids tech trends.

Our Polaroid 7 Inch Tablet Review is a summary of the most important aspects of a tablet. Read the following for our full specs review for the Polaroid Tablet.

The Hardware

The Polaroid Tablet leaves much to be desired when it comes to the hardware. For example, the 7 inch display is only 800 X 480 dpi. This is considerably less resolution than most other tablets. For an even lower price of about $40, you can get a Datawind Ubislate 7ci, which has the same resolution. The Datawind Ubislate 7ci also has a 1.2 GHz Cortex A8 processor, while the Polaroid tablet has the same processor but its speed is only 1.0 GHz.

This tablet’s processor comes with only 512MB of RAM, with is half the RAM as any other kids wifi tablet. Perhaps its only redeeming quality in terms of hardware is the fact that it has 8GB of storage, while the $150 Meep! X2 comes with only 4GB.

Overall, you get what you pay for with this tablet. Mysteriously enough, this tablet used to cost $243, but was quickly bumped down to $75 at the time of this writing. The fact that Polaroid could have once charged as much as $243 is interesting when you compare this to tablets that only cost $150 and as far superior.

The battery life of this tablet is reportedly very poor, lasting for only 2 hours.

The Chassis

At least one nice feature of this tablet is that it comes with a stand so that kids can view videos without having to hold the tablet still. There is a ‘Display Lock’ that can be activated my parents in order to prevent children from interrupting video play while mounted on the stand.

And, not unlike most other kids tablets, the Polaroid Kids Tablet wears a rubber bumper to prevent bumps to the chassis from drops.

The tablet weighs 2 pounds, which is rather on the heavy side. But for a $75 tablet, this is commonplace.

The App Shop and Interactive eBooks

The Polaroid Kids Tablet runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The operating system on this tablet has been modified to give it direct access to the Polaroid App Shop. The apps available for this tablet seem heavily geared towards creativity as well a learning how to read.

The App Store features free and paid educational apps and games. The tablet also comes with an app called Kids Vids, which allows kids to stream child-safe videos. The Free Play app that is preinstalled on this tablet features only the free apps on the App Store. The Game Arcade allows access to several generic games, as opposed to other tablets that have more popular games such as Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja.

A nice feature of the Polaroid Kids Tablet software is the direct access to Dr. Seuss Interactive eBooks. Kids can listen to the words they are reading while the pages turn on their own. This is a feature that other many other tablets do not have.

The Verdict

This tablet is nothing out of the ordinary for a $75 price. However, it is interesting that it used to cost over $250 for so little processing power and very poor graphics. It is no wonder that the price was marked down considering the competition. However, the new $40 Datawind Ubislate 7ci has more better specs than this tablet.

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Hardware Specs

Connection Wifi and USB
Screen Size 7 Inches
Memory 8GB
Weight 2 Pound

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