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Samsung - Galaxy Kids Tab E Lite - 7" - 8GB - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 3154 reviews

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Rating 3.3 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Returned for several reasons

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    Piloto
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    Here's why we returned this tablet after one day: 1) The kids mode is glitchy and doesn't truly lock kids out of the main user interface. The drawing app crashed multiple times, sometimes backing out into kids mode but sometimes crashing the kids mode and backing into the main Android interface. This defeats the purpose of having a lockable kids mode where they can only access pre approved apps. 2) You cannot uninstall the subscription based Samsung Kids app. That and the other bloatware meant that we started running out of space after about 24 hours, despite having a 64gb micro SD card. Most apps can only be downloaded to the internal memory. Other problems: -There is only one rear facing speaker and it is exactly where a toddlers legs are when she holds it on her lap. The volume in the store sounded good because it was bouncing off a solid surface. In real life, the volume was insufficient. -To let two different kids use it, you have to set up separate users, each with their own version of kids mode, and manually (as the parent) back out of kids mode, sign into a different Google user account, and then relaunch kids mode. -Poor viewing angles: it's difficult for two kids to watch at the same time. -Samsung flips the back button from the left side to the right side. Not a deal breaker, just weird. In general, the Samsung UI seemed less intuitive than stock Android. -We were given a lot of misinformation from the Samsung reps about other tablets at Best Buy we were considering. Positives -The device seems solidly built. -The bumper fits well. -It's nice to easily add a restricted user. Although that's a feature of Android Lollipop, not all tablets support this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    MomFamOf6
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    Had the kids galaxy 3 tab before this and loved it (with the orange cover), so bought 2 of these... very disappointed. This is not smooth when scrolling down, has a tiny hitch in the display as the processor continually tries to catch up with even just looking through the menu. There is also a descent delay when waiting on apps to load, ok for toddlers, but not ideal. Also, the screen is not super sensitive so it takes a couple tries (even for me- use touch screen tech every day) to swipe to open the screen and when choosing things- not ideal for kids. Did not plan on using the kids subscription but still expected a kids mode like the last one had. This does allow for restricted users but it has some settings locked and makes you leave them accessible on the restricted user's profile... so they can access settings (not all- some are locked for admin only, but enough to make me not like it for my 4 & 6 year olds), camera, etc. It will let you "hide" them on their side, but they can hit the 3 box menu in the top right and choose to "show hidden" apps, so it doesn't give me the peace of mind handing it over to my toddler like a true kids mode does. Not sure if this is corrected with the monthly fee subscription or not, but I'm not going to commit to that either way, so will be returning these tomorrow. Pro's- seemed to be great build quality. Usually LOVE Samsung... really try for brand loyalty, but my old kindle fire hd has a better built in kid's mode than this one that's designed for kids...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality, sound, speed, and battery life

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    Elizabeth87
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    We bought this for my kids for a road trip. The battery lasted the entire length of the trip! The trip was 8 hours and they weren’t on it the entire time but between the two of them it lasted! It has been thrown across rooms, dropped down the stairs, out of the car and withheld all damages! We didn’t download any applications but they do love making videos and the speed remains as fast as it was the day we got it. The sound is extremely good in quality, beyond what we expected. The only downsides to the this tablet are the quality of the pictures and the fact that it doesn’t have two cameras, just the one at the back. The quality of the pictures and videos is very, very low. Not at all what we expected of Samsung but for the price I guess you get what you pay for on that one. Secondly the fact that even young children like to take pictures of themselves or download an app where they can FaceTime family and friends is not an option because there is no camera on the face of the tablet. Overall, for the price you pay you cannot beat this tablet! We’ve had it now for just over a month and it is used daily by one or more of my younger children and it works the same as it did the day of purchase. It’s easy to clean and charges quickly. I would definitely recommend this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the intended user

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    fattirerider
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    This is a good quality budget tablet that is well spec'd for its intended user: kids. Hardware is essentially identical to the Galaxy Tab E Lite, but for $10 more it comes with a bumper (no need to buy an additional case) and the Samsung Kids app pre-installed (and with a 3 month free subscription - $5/mo thereafter if you want to retain access). Out of the box, it will behave just like Tab E Lite until you create a Samsung account and sign into the kids app. The quality of the screen is good, but not great. Viewing angles, colors, brightness and touch sensitivity are certainly not as good as a higher end Galaxy tab or iPad, but for the price point, it is solid enough. For a tab that was released just a few months ago, I'm surprised and a little disappointed it doesn't come with Android 5.0 (lollipop), and in late May Samsung doesn't currently offer a lollipop update for this tab. I'm optimistic that Samsung will offer an update in the near future. Other than that, it's relatively snappy, plays all the games my kid likes (jetpack joyride, subway surfer, etc.) smoothly, and it's a solid little budget tab that is good deal at retail price and a great deal if you can catch it at the current sale price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Grandson loves it.

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    CJES
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    I bought this tablet because my Grandson has three other Samsung tablets and loves them. He is 5 years old and Autistic. He has had other tablets that have worked for a while then quit so I got him this one to replace one that is going bad. The other Samsung tablets are ALL working just great. My wife and my daughter both have Samsung tablets and they are working just fine. My daughter has loaded parental software onto this tablet (as well as all his other tablets) not because he would go places ha is not supposed to but because this lets him work with his apps and NOT make in app purchases. This is the smallest screen of all the tablets he has but it is VERY easy for him to see and hold. While it has the protective bumper around it He does not need it. I would not hesitate to get another one when/if it becomes necessary. As technology changes we will be getting him other tablets. Samsung will be where we go first!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not too great

    Posted
    Terri
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    I bought this for my daughter a few yrs ago and had to replace a few times! Thank goodness for insurance!! It just stopped working one time and another time the screen was glitch and it would just shut off on her. I would strongly suggest to invest a little more money and get something better. 1-The tablet only has a camera in the back,no front facing camera. Some of the games my daughter plays requires a picture of yourself to play and she is unable to use snapchat to take pics with the filters. 2-Very low memory! You absolutely must buy a memory card as this fills up fast on apps. 3-The case is pretty durable however my daughter did drop it from a high distance by accident and it was over for the tablet. 4-The pre-installed game app is useless as you have to pay Street the trial and takes up space on the tablet I wish I had invented a little more money and got her a better one but since we have the insurance we just replaced it but this is the last time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    High quality kids’ tablet

    Posted
    QueenPeach
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    We debated on whether or not to replace his aging Kindle Fire with a new one (for $50) vs getting him the Galaxy Kids (for $80). My decision to go with Samsung was based mostly on the OS, which is the newest Android platform. This has many more options for apps- AND they update the OS as often as the apps, so he’s not stuck with apps he can’t use like on his Fire. (He would get so upset when his apps would say they’re no longer compatible with his 1-2yr old Fire.) This makes the extra $30 more than worth it. Plus Samsung is less buggy. We had to factory reset his Fire at least once every 90 days. Since the SD card we already had for the Fire was compatible with the Galaxy, the lower internal memory wasn’t an issue. Most importantly, he loves it! The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars was because the kid friendly and parental control mode is an app called “Samsung Kids”, which is subscription based. This is an added cost I feel is unwarranted when buying a Kids tablet. When my free 3 month trial ends, I will find out how much I miss it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent children’s tablet.

    Posted
    Hope
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    We wanted to get our three year old a tablet to play and watch videos on because we are in the car a lot so it gives him something to keep him occupied. I didn’t really like the kids program it comes with so I just let him use it as a regular tablet and put a parental control app on it. At first it was great, he really liked playing on it. Then it started having little problems, when he would click on YouTube it would go straight to the internet. When he brought it to me after it had done it the first time I thought he had just clicked on chrome himself but that apparently wasn’t the case. I tried to click back on YouTube and it just kept going straight to chrome. (The chrome app isn’t even on the same page as YouTube) so after a little bit of it happening I reset the whole thing and didn’t seem to have a problem with it for a few weeks. However today it started doing the same thing. Other than that problem it’s a pretty decent tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet For Kids

    Posted
    Flower
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    I bought this tablet on a great deal, 69.99 for a kids tablet. It was to replace the previous version of the Samsung tablet. My son really enjoys using but is still not getting used to how to navigate it. You have to pay for a subscription for the kids mode. The kids mode has a circle, which you have to move your finger around to go to different apps. Especially for a kid, this can be hard if you don't have steady fingers. The cost isn't too much if you buy yearly, about $40 but you do not get a refund if you cancel (you have to pay all at once)- this is after the 3 month trial period. You have the option of doing monthly but it would be something like 7.99 a month. I like the apps they offer but wished they could simplify it for younger kids. Some reviews mention that there is no front facing camera so you can't Skype but we don't use the tablet for that so it's not a big issue. I want to mention that best buy has a great 2 year replacement plan. I think it's only 25-30 dollars, which is well worth it if a kid is using. I had to replace the tablet in a year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for toddlers

    Posted
    Techiemommieof3
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    My son 20 months old watches his big sisters use their tablet and constantly takes my phone so I decided time to get him his own. Originally was going for a different one (less money) but they didn't have it in store and decided with this one. Nice changes from the original kids galaxy tab my daughter had a few years ago. He likes to play the games although he doesn't quite understand everything yet we explain to him what's going on and I'm pretty sure he'll get it but his second birthday. Samsung never disappoints in electronics so I'm glad I opted to get this one although it wasn't my first choice initially. With insurance for two years everything came out to about $140.00 not bad at all and a name I know I trust and the insurance a must well worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for toddlers through adults

    Posted
    Olive
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    We bought this device as a birthday gift for our 3 year old. We had a leapfrog leap pad for our older child and wanted to just new games for it, but you needed to buy a new version of the leap pad for the new games. It was much more expensive than the Samsung Kids Tab. It came with protective cover and 200 free games, all of which are educational. You can lock and monitor time and category child is using as well as what type of skill, creativity, critical thinking etc they are exercising. Very cost effective, easy to use, upgradeable memory ( unlike Ipad) and does not need data can use WiFi. It van also be used by adults as a regular tablet. We love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet for a Young Child

    Posted
    AW08
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    My grandson was about to turn 5, and his mom told me that she would love it if someone gave him a tablet so he would quit hijacking her phone to play games. I researched several tablets and the Samsung kept coming out on top for best value and performance. I bought it for my grandson's birthday and he absolutely loves it. His mom was able to download all his favorite games from her phone and was also able to find other kid-appropriate games to download. It's easy to use (so easy a 5-year-old can do it!) and seems to be built to take kid usage. The nice thing about it is that it can also function as a grown-up tablet, so it won't ever become too childish for him.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    lack of app support and "Kid" really?

    Posted
    dadof2yo
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    I am a huge samsung fan usually (TVs, fridge, phones, tablets, etc). however this device is my first major disappointment. purchased for my child however every app fails to support this device (Direct TV and now Amazon cam cloud recently). The point of this was to have access to videos when traveling for the child (DVR and online). So no good here. Additionally this is a kids device - understanding that I believe the recommended age is 3 and I am using for a 2 yo - it is still a massive failure. The only "kid" feature is the case. Market a kids tablet and you should have easy access to locking the tablet during video play so the kid isn't clicking off the screen etc. and thus ending the video. I have downloaded some fairly adequate apps, but again should be basic function of a "Kids tablet"

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for kids but...

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    Aw07
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    This is awesome for kids and adults. This tablet has an option to put it on Samsung's kids mode. While it's on this mode, your child has an array of kid-friendly games to choose from, BUT it cost $5/month to maintain (plus a valid internet connection). I paid for the kids mode for about a month, but I eventually turned it off because my child could get the same type of games for free in the app store. I just made the parental controls stricter. This tablet works just like a Samsung Galaxy cell phone, but has a larger screen and it comes with a removable silicon case. It's worth buying & it's up to you if paying $5/month for kids mode is. Luckily, you don't have to pay this fee if you don't want kids mode and can just turn it off. Either way, I would recommend purchasing this tablet whether it's for a child, an adult, or anyone in between.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good, not great

    Posted
    SDCV3
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    In using this with our kids we've noticed a couple of key points. The kids love YouTube for kids, when we go to open this app it can take up to two minutes to load, I have no idea why, but it is super slow in loading some apps. We try to keep apps loaded on the sd card instead of the internal storage but still the tablet feels like it runs slow. Also the cost for the Kids apps doesn't seem all that great, there are plenty of apps to choose from, but with limited storage space it takes a long time to download or use many of the apps. Then you are constantly having to delete apps to make more room for the kids to play new apps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    Posted
    Christiansmom
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    I originally purchased this as a gift for my toddler. I'm a huge fan of Samsung. However, this is not the tablet it is hyped up to be. First there is a monthly subscription I was weary of. After giving in and paying it, I found there were very few children friendly apps and the streaming content lacked up to date cartoons and shows your toddler may be familiar with. I cancelled the subscription and continued to be charged for it long after I took the tablet back and exchanged it for the Amazon Fire tablet(way better in my opinion). It took months to get the billing corrected even though the device was unregistered after the return.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good first tab

    Posted
    Audioboss
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    Great little tab for my son. He's 2 & always reaching for my phone to play on kids mode... So I got him this & it's been a life saver. Keep in mind it's not a high end tab. For the price you're not getting any performance or the glam like the other tabs but it's for a kid. They could care less. The rubber grip around it holds up good. It's been dropped & still kicking. Coming from a child who has broken many of my electronics in his short 2 years. It's been doing good. The apps are not the greatest for someone his age so I just leave it on kids mode. When they get older there are apps for purchasing but just the kids mode makes it worth it. I gave it 4 stars because it's not the greatest but it'll definitely keep a kid entertained & take their abuse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great kids Tablet

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    JennB
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    Got this tablet for my 4 yr old daughter after having so-so experiences with NABI tablets. This tablet is a major step up. My only complaint is that it is not on the latest Android version. Battery life is 10 fold that of the NABI tablet. In fact I caught my daughter STILL AWAKE at 3:30am sneaking in game time last night. Her old tablets wouldn't have made it past midnight. Hah. Guess the tablet has to be hidden at night from now on! (Note: May daughter really doesn't use the kids mode. It has a lot of cool games, but she does fine using it without it being locked down.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great, when it works.

    Posted
    Mike

    This product worked for just under a year, then it stopped taking a charge. I had to bring it back to Best Buy and send it away to be fixed by Samsung. They fixed it and it worked for about 6 months, then it stopped taking a charge again. By that time the warranty was out so Best Buy would not replace it. I bought it at the Best Buy in Plymouth, so I went back there to see if I could exchange. I was told that these things don't last that long and I'm better off buying a new one. When I spoke to the manager I specifically asked him if Best Buy was okay with selling a product that didn't last 2 years, and that the only way for me to get another was to buy a new one, the manager responded yes. Hopefully someone at Best Buy actually reads this and does the right thing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    7 yr old really likes it

    Posted
    York
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    The tablet is working ok. The only problem is that within a few days the 7 yr old went to plug it in and the cord was to short to reach the outlet and a table. He plugged it in and laid it on the floor. He forgot about it and stepped on it. The glass cracked but it still works. We bought a cheap screen protector on Amazon so he could continue to use it. I did not buy the Geek Squad warranty because the clerk did not discuss the accidental benefits. I contacted Best Buy on their web site and was told that the labor to repair would be covered and I would only need to pay for a new screen. I brought it to Geek Squad and they said it would cost about $170 to repair it. Maybe we will buy another (with warranty) when it goes on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend