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Amazon Fire HD Kids Review – This new kids tablet from Amazon is priced right, great features and has the best warranty for kids. Here is what you need to know about Amazon’s new tablet for kids.
Amazon Kids Tablet Review
We are reviewing the Amazon Kids tablet, the Fire HD for kids. Created to compete with the Apple iPad, the Fire HD tablet for kids is cheaper, comes with a better warranty and even a case.
Here are the specifics that you need to know about this Amazon Kids Tablet.
Tablet Made For Kids
Amazon built the Fire HD Kids series FOR Kids. While your kids may see it as a toy, this tablet for kids is NOT a toy!
Fire HD Kids Edition
The official name of the Amazon Kids Tablet is the Fire HD Kids Edition. There are 3 different versions of this tablet, each offering different features. Here are all 3.
Fire 7 Kids Edition
The Fire 7 kids tablet offers the lowest price point of the 3 available Amazon kid tablets.
It is 7 inches, hence the Fire 7 and is the entry level tablet for kids from Amazon.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition
Amazon Fire HD 8 is 8 inches.
It offers 1280×800 resolution, hence why it has the HD in it’s name.
Fire HD 10 Kids Tablet
The largest of the Amazon kid tablets is the Amazon Fire HD 10.
Coming in at 10 inches, full HD resolution, 12 hour battery and 32 GB of space – the Fire HD 10 offers the best and top of the line specs of the 3 kid tablet offerings from Amazon.
Amazon Kids Tablet Comparison
So what is so different about each Fire tablet? Let’s look at each of the Amazon Kid Tablets and compare the specs of each.
|Display||7″||8″ HD||10.1″ 1080p full HD|
|Resolution||1024 x 600 (171 ppi)||1280 x 800 (189 ppi)||1920 x 1200 (224 ppi)|
|Storage||16 GB (expandable by up to 512 GB)||32 GB (expandable by up to 1 TB)||32 GB (expandable by up to 512 GB)|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.3 GHz||Quad-core 2.0 GHz||Octa-core up to 2.0 GHz|
|RAM||1 GB||2 GB||2 GB|
|Battery life||Up to 7 hours||Up to 12 hours||Up to 12 hours|
|Ports||micro-USB (2.0)||USB-C (2.0)||USB-C (2.0)|
|Audio||Mono speaker||Dual speakers, case with advanced audio port design||Dual speakers, case with advanced audio port design|
|1-year of Amazon Kids+ (FreeTime Unlimited)|
|2-year worry-free guarantee|
|Case with built-in stand|
|Camera||2 MP front and rear-facing||2 MP front and rear-facing||2 MP front and rear-facing|
|Weight||16.1 oz (456 g)||19.4 oz (550 g)||27.4 oz (778 g)|
|Dimensions||8.7″ x 6.3″ 1.0″ (220 mm x 161 mm x 26 mm)||9.2″ x 7.2″ x 1.0″ (233 mm x 184 mm x 26 mm)||11.5″ x 8.1″ x 1.0″ (292 mm x 206 mm x 26 mm)|
|Check Price||Check Price||Check Price|
While each of the specs varies per tablet, Amazon does include their 2 year warranty, kid proof tablet case, Amazon Kids + with each device.
Amazon App Store
While the Fire HD Kids is marketed as a tablet for kids, good news – it is great for adults! Rather than investing in a separate device, this could easily be used as a family tablet for multiple family members at different ages.
Want Netflix installed, sure! Any of the apps available on the Amazon App Store are available to be installed on the Amazon kids tablet. And in case you are worried about parental controls, let’s talk about Amazon Kid+.
Amazon Kids+ Subscription Included
Each Fire tablet for kids comes with a 12 month Amazon Kids+ subscription. Previously known as Amazon FreeTime,
Amazon Kids+ offers everything from parental controls to access to free apps, games and hours of free eBooks. Give your kids access to over 20,000 apps, games, books, videos, Audible books, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more.
The first year is free and if you don’t want to renew – no problem, your tablet will still work (you just won’t have access to the subscription content.
The Amazon Kids+ subscription is $2.99 after the first year subscription.
Kid Proof Case
Amazon Kids Tablet also includes a kid-proof case. This rubber tablet protector is the perfect case for little hands. It is soft and does a great job protecting the Fire HD Kids tablet.
In the event that the tablet case fails you and your kid breaks their Amazon kids tablet, good news!
Best Warranty Included in Purchase
I am one of those moms who doesn’t mind her kids having tablets… as long as they are protected (see: Best Kids iPad Cases). That being said, what if your tablet came with a warranty that stated if your kid breaks the tablet, it will be replaced.
The Amazon Kids Tablet comes with the best tablet warranty – no upsell, included with purchase. You don’t need to shell out another 25% to secure tablet – Amazon has you covered.
Enjoy the peace of mind with an unprecedented 2-year worry-free guarantee. If your kids break their tablet – Amazon will replace it for free. No questions asked. I have personally used this warranty and so has my sister.
Choose Your Color
If you are like me and don’t want to break-up a fight, just go with green. Then the girl is happy and the boy is happy.
You can check out my review of the Amazon Fire HDX here.
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