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LeapFrog Epic 7″ Android-based Tablet for Kids Review

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LeapFrog Epic is LeapFrog’s latest tablet for kids, the most advanced Android-based kids’ tablet which stands for Explore, Play, Imagine, Create. Underneath the branding is a 7in Android tablet that comes with a silicone bumper and a stylus, and some clever software, designed to grow with your child for endless learning and creative play.

Hardware

LeapFrog Epic kids’ tablet comes with 1.3 GHz Quad core processor and an OS based on Android 4.4. Just like most tablets for kids, you could be disappointed to see a low-quality screen on the tablet at this price. Especially when compare to the Fire Kids Edition Tablet which equipped modern IPS display, Leapfrog has cut corners and opted for an old-tech TN display, the most common technology and also the oldest.

TN displays suffer from limited viewing angles, especially in the vertical direction. Colors will shift when viewed off-perpendicular. In the vertical direction, colors will shift so much that they will invert past a certain angle. This means viewing angles are very limited and you need to hold it at the right angle to see colors as they’re supposed to look. For 7” multi-touch capacitive screen, at 1024X600 resolution seem too low as we’d expect at this price. However, our little kids didn’t seem to mind.

On the rear is a speaker, and the sounds quality quite good when the tablet is placed on a table top with the bumper attached. You can remove the bumper when your child is ready for the sharp look and feel that big kids want. There are front and rear cameras, but both are very poor for photos and videos.

The battery is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and the battery life is decent enough at six hours. You can recharge by using a standard Micro-USB cable.

Software

While we disappoint at hardware performance, the software part is a big difference. The software features are truly amazing and it seems Leapfrog has focused on and makes it unique for kids. LeapFrog Epic features kid-safe out of the box, includes parent controls that make it easy to expand the kid-appropriate web, download new apps and manage playtime as your child grows. As well as a child-safe web browser in which you can add websites you deem appropriate, the whole system is locked down and safe for kids to use on their own.

The home-screen is interactive, that captivates kids in a world of their own imagination. Children can create and explore their own town, add animated characters and express their personality with art styles that reflect their age and mood. You can scroll side to side to move between different areas in the city, and add stickers that move around when you tap them.

Tablet for Kids

There are certain interactive elements, such as a weather forecast and a ‘word of the day’ game. A weather app lets the children always know the weather for their town or anywhere. Share a snowy day with game-world friends, or bring summer sunshine early.

You can set up multiple kids’ profiles for home-screen, it will changes from day to night mode in real time and the city changes depending on the child’s age. Learn new vocabulary each day in a fun and engaging way from the funny mini-games such as a story that involves recording your own voice when instructed to say and sing things, which are inserted into the final story.

At the bottom, it allows six app icons to reside, and you can drag any six apps from the app tray to replace the defaults. You also get a clock, calculator, notepad, music player, voice recorder, the gallery for your videos and photos. There are also have two main games, PetPadParty and Stretchy Monkey. There’s plenty of fun to be had with the preinstalled games, but when your kids get bored with these, you can paying for more apps or games from the LeapFrog app store.

Conclusion

The Leapfrog epic is truly designed for kids in mind with many educational apps plus robust parent controls and kid-safe browsing. The interactive home screen with the real-time clock and weather app are welcome, make it unique, no boring for kids. Recommended for ages 3 to 9 years. This is what makes Leapfrog leap ahead of most other kids tablets in the market. However, the apps and games are limited and expensive, TN panel types at 1024X600 resolution is disappointing at this price.

Highlights

  • The most advanced Android-based tablet from LeapFrog, the Epic is uniquely designed to grow with your child and ignite endless learning and creative play. Designed for children 3-9 years old.
  • Excite your kids with a virtual world they create on the LeapFrog Epic 7″ Tablet. Manage what, when and how long each child plays with best-in-class parents controls for up to 3 profiles.
  • Exclusive to LeapFrog, the LeapFrog Epic 7″ Tablet includes Just for Me Learning technology that personalizes select games to challenge kids as they grow.
  • Dive into over 20 kid-favorite android apps and the world-class kid-safe web with the LeapSearch browser. Easily add websites to your Epic tablet as your child matures.
  • This tablets durable design is complete with a shatter-safe LCD screen and protective bumper for everyday drops and bumps. Includes a powerful quad-core processor, robust 16GB memory, vivid 2MP cameras and more!

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