LeapFrog recently released the LeapFrog Epic Android Based Kids Tablet, and here is our review.
LeapFrog’s most advanced Android-based tablet, uniquely designed to grow with your child, to ignite endless learning and creative play. It’s aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 9.
Choose from hundreds of fun learning games, eBooks, apps, videos, music and more—designed by learning experts, just for children! The learning library draws from 2,600 skills beyond core subject areas.
|Display||7-inch capacitive touchscreen|
|Operating System||Based on Android 4.4|
|Processor||Quad-core, 1.3 GHz|
|Micro SD Card Slot||Yes, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera – Rear||2MP|
|Camera – Front||2MP|
|Audio||3.5mm stereo jack with microphone|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable lithium-ion|
|Battery Life||6+ hours; results will vary based on usage and settings|
|Tablet Color||White with gray and green trim|
|Protective Bumper Color||Green|
What’s in the Box?
The box contains the Epic tablet (with stylus and bumper), a USB cable, manual and charger.
A Closer Look
The LeapPad Epic is designed to provide a safe and fun experience for children aged 3 – 9 years old.
The Epic is designed to be handled by children, meaning LeapFrog have drop tested it so that if you drop it, unlike an iPad, it won’t shatter!
There is a removable bumper that helps with this – it feels very sturdy so you shouldn’t have to worry about it breaking.
The screen is a very clear 7” touchscreen and I found it to be very responsive. Previous LeapPad’s, such as the LeapPad3 had a 5″ screen so this one is bigger and easier to use.
You get around 6 hours of constant use on the battery, and the Epic can be charged either from the charger or via USB (so you can charge it on the go).
There is also a 2MP front and rear camera which works well, and even the ability to record video at 480p. There is 16GB of on-board memory too so you won’t run out of room too quickly, but if you are concerned you can expand it up to 32GB using a MicroSD card.
The Epic is very easy to setup and within no time at all your child can be using it safely. The LeapFrog Epic comes with 20+ apps, including games, eBooks, utilities and more which will get you started. And with a massive library to choose from you will never run out of things to do or play.
And don’t worry about children seeing inappropriate content when surfing the web on the Epic as it uses LeapSearch powered by Zui. What that means is that only content that is appropriate is displayed, and that content has been approved by “learning experts”, so after watching that Sesame Street video you don’t have to worry about something else being shown!
The LeapFrog Epic retails for £119.99 but as usual look around for a good deal.
If you are looking for your child’s first tablet, then look no further than the LeapFrog Epic.