Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 lite For Kids

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 lite For Kids

This isn’t really a new tablet as such. Samsung has used the existing Galaxy Tab 3 and put it in a kid-proof case.

The clever thing about this is, the tablet can serve 2 purposes. It can be used as an adult tablet, but a quick change of a setting provides a very secure and totally separate mode for youngsters. Parents can set all the elements and regulate what happens in the kids section.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 lite – Specs

  • 7″ touch screen – a manageble size for small hands
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS – this is probably one of the best operating systems for tablets. The multi-tasking and widget support are excellent and suit  the larger size screen.
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor – This is a reasonable enough spec, but if you’ve used a higher spec tablet you’ll notice the lag. Younger kids probably won’t though.
  • 8 GB Flash Memory – easily expandable with a micro sd slot.
  • 1 GB RAM Memory this is ok although performance might have been better if Samsung had manged to squeeze in an extra GB.
  • Main Display Resolution -1024 x 600 Pixel
  •  Camera  – At 3.2MP, the picture from this camera is poor and there’s no flash. There is the luxury of a front-facing camera and Samsung’s has added in a range of clever overlays to the Kids Mode camera interface, which let you add dog ears, funny noses and the like to images. The kids  will have fun with it, not so sure about the adults.
  • Connectivity – WiFi
  • Battery – a 4,000mAh and because the back panel can’t be removed it won’t be easy to replace. Battery life is pretty good and will playback videos for around 7 hours. Normal use and you can get around 2 days

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 lite For Kids.Kids Mode interface

The major marketing factor is this locked-down alternative launcher, which Samsung calls Kids Mode. this is switched on by tapping  an icon on the standard display. As soon as it enters kids mode, it can’t return to adult mode unless a pin is entered. Turning off and on will still return it to kids mode.

When the admin panel is launched there is a tick box beside all the applications putting you in control. You can also specify what shows up in YouTube and Gmail using the Kids method.

The kids can  have fun with the Samsung basic setups though by personalizing the tablet through the Youngsters’ Levels tab. This lets them gain access to some minimal options such as getting rid of apps from the Residence display or change the brightness.

CONS

  • Freemium Apps are poor.
  • Low resolution screen.
  •  Slow Performance.
  • Poor Camera.
  • On the pricey side.

PROS

  • Decent battery life.
  • Solid robust case and stand.
  • Kids Mode.
  • Decent parental controls accessed only with a pin.

Buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite Kids Edition (7.0″ Cream White with Green Bumper)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 lite For Kids
  • Price
  • Ease of Use
  • Display
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
3.4

Summary

A tablet that the kids will love and that is robust enough to stand up to some rough handling. The price a slower performance let it down, however, this Samsung is redeemed by the excellent battery life and how easy it is to set up and use.

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