Toddlers vs. Tablets

November 19th, 2014

Carphone Warehouse has tested the latest affordable tablets with a panel of tech savvy critics…all under the age of three. The tablets were put through their paces as the judges tested their durability, functionality and aesthetics to the max.

Following the rigorous tests, Carphone Warehouse are providing parents with some valuable advice when selecting their family-friendly devices, and can find the four that were tested below. You can watch the video of the toddlers and tablets in full here

What to look for in a child-friendly tablet:
• Durability - These tablets must be able to withstand many bumps and knocks, and while some are built to be sturdy, it may be worth investing in a case for others.
• Security - Many tablets are preloaded with specialist safety featureswhich enable you to password-protect profiles, giving each child access to only the books, games and apps you want them to see. Plus, some let you set different time limits for reading and playing.
• Features - As well as preloaded safety content, it’s worthwhile checking out what other features come with your tablet as not all child-proof devices have to be just for the children. Make sure you’re getting the most out of your tablet and using all features available. 

Top tablets for kids:
• Huawei Mediapad M1 (£219)
This tablet boasts a compact, metallic design which means it looks great and is easily portable. It also comes 4G-ready which makes for smoother video and music streaming, and the long life battery will keep the kids entertained for hours on end.

• Kindle Fire HD 7” (£119)
With an HD screen and Dolby Digital Plus audio, movies and games have never looked or sounded better. The Fire also gives you up to 10 hours’ use from a single charge so you won’t ever get caught short.

• Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7” (£239)
With a dedicated Kids Mode, the Galaxy Tab will password protect content that isn’t suitable for children. Extremely slim and lightweight, this tablet can be carried anytime, anywhereand the super powerful quad processer means content will run faster than ever.

• Hipstreet Titan 2
Perfect for gaming fans, the powerful processor means this tablet can process content quickly and seamlessly and the 8” HD screen is perfect for watching films. The Windows 8.1 operating system works just like on a PC, making it really simple to use.

For more information please contact:
The Carphone Warehouse Press Office
Ellie Heatrick

020 3047 2298