The number of options available under the segment designed carefully keeping in minds the requirements of kids is growing day by day. A number of lesser known companies have jumped into this segment with their economical products giving abundant options for the guardians looking to gift an Android gadget to their kids for educational as well as entertainment purposes. The special segment devices have a number of unique features like they are rough and tough in usage, provide easy user interface which can be understood by the immature, and empower the parents to set up different types of locks and restrictions on the device usage.
The first glimpse of the device would give you the reason why it is being referred to as kids’ tablet. A rectangular display surrounded by bright curvy rubberized bumper which continues on to the back slitting at the spaces for ports and speakers. This rubberized finish would not only appeal to the youngsters, but even provides for better grip and tough exteriors. The 7 inch display of the device sports a native resolution of 800 X 480p which though is not at all meant for full HD video streaming but can allow for average viewing experience. The display is however even lower than average as it provides restricted angle viewing, gives dim light, and suffers from pixilation due to lower resolution.
Processing task is looked after by 1.2 GHz dual core A20 processor which is backed up by 1 GB of RAM. The tablet comes with stock version of Android 4.2 with various local apps which have been designed exclusively for this gadget. This device makes use of Famingo app to allow for better parental controls than any other similar segment device. The app also enables the parents to check out the recent activity of their child on the device via official Famingo website.
The tablet comes with a front acing camera of 0.3 MP for video calls and other purposes. Connectivity options include USB, HDMI and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/ g/ n. User is provided with inbuilt 4 GB storage to take care of all his personal files, but this memory can further be extended by a micro SD card of maximum 32 GB. There’s a 3200 mAh battery equipped inside the tablet which is claimed to offer about 4 hours of active usage time, but the actual results might be different.
Final verdict on IdeaPlay Tablet is that it packs a below average screen, takes washed out photos, shows lags while opening and closing apps, and has a worst battery performance. But the sound quality offered by the device is appreciable and so is the number of customizations that it offers under parental controls. The $129 tablet does not have much to offer in terms of performance when we compare it with the other competitors in market, but you cannot expect anything more than this at this price point. Another options which can be considered by the users here is an expensive model Fuhu Nabi 2.