Sunday, November 10, 2013

Polaroid PTA750 7" Kids Android Tablet Review

Computing has come a long way. They have gone from large desktops with limited power, to modern power desktops. They have also shrinked in size, to laptops to tablets. Tablets have also evolved. Not only are there tablets for adults, but we also have kid tablets. Up for review today is a kids tablet from Polaroid, their PTAB750 7" Tablet.

Features and specs:


·    7" 800 x 480 display

·    Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

·    1GHz processor

·    512MB DDR3 RAM

·    8GB internal memory

·    SD card slot (expandable memory)

·    2.0MP rear camera

·    WiFi

·    Front mounted, amplified speaker

Kid-friendly features:

  • Simple parental controls & safe web browser.
  • Includes 10 Dr. Seuss and Smithsonian interactive books.
  • Preloaded w/over 35 premium apps (full versions).
  • Appshop for kids (safely download kid-safe content).
  • Camera & music player specially designed for kids.
  • Kid-safe video player (streams safe, pre-screened videos).
  • Game Arcade (includes 16 games featuring Doodle Jump).
  • Large buttons/rugged, child-friendly design.
  • Integrated side & rear rubber bumpers.
  • Display lock (disables the touch display & buttons).
  • Includes tablet stand.

·    3500 mAh rechargeable internal battery


I was rather impressed with the quality of the Polaroid PTAB750. It came will protected in an attractive printed box with pictures and specs of the tablet.  The tablet itself was of good quality. The materials used were good as well as the fit and finish. I really liked the hard rubber case for the added protection. After all, young kids tend to be rather hard on their toys. So the PTAB750 should be able to take a bit of a beating. Included were the tablet, owner’s manual and charging cable.

I was happy to see that the tablet appeared to be well built. Now is the time to put it all to the test. As this is a kid’s tablet, I thought I would put it through the biggest test. So I handed it off to my kids. The plan was twofold. I wanted to see how it would hold up through continuous kids use. I also wanted to see how they liked it. My youngest two are 9 and 7 years old. So I figures they could do the job. I also have some older kids, 11, 14, and 16 who also had a chance to play with it.

Once it was handed over to the kids, it was an instant hit! While the older kids played with it, they beat the games rather easily. My 11 year old had a little more fun with it, but it was my 9 and 7 year olds who enjoyed it the most. When it was my 9 year olds turn, I had to pry it out of my 7 year olds hands. So it the younger aged kids who it is more designed for. Three year olds may struggle with it but 4-9 year olds appears to be where it is mostly designed for.

The tablet is quite easy to use. The large bezel holds the standard power, home, back and volume buttons, which are very well labeled. The bottom of the tablet is where the connections are for power cord, headphone jack, as well as SD memory card slot. A single speaker is on the top front and the camera is at the back.

The touch screen was nicely responsive, and had good color. The OS was a simple version of Android. Setting up the parental controls was easy and keeps the kids safe, and confined to age appropriate sites. The main screen has options of arcade, doodle jump, and free play, providing plenty of games for the kids. AS is normal with Android, swiping left or right takes you to other screens. Here the kids can access pictures, videos, music, books, apps, draw, learning games, and safe browser. The safe browser has a page with links to safe sites such as Disney, Nick and Barbie. Parents also have the ability to add additional safe site shortcuts to the page. The last page is the parental controls, safe mode and power. Through parental controls, parents can also manage the system settings, all apps and storage.

All in all, I was pleased with the performance of the Polaroid PTAB750 7" Kids Tablet. It is a simple tablet, yet perfect for young kids. And I was extremely pleased to see the parental controls work! Sound and display performance was also good, too. Based on its design, features, quality and performance, the Polaroid PTAB750 has earned our Recommended Award. It provides a good value and can be found for under $150.  For more info and complete specs, check out their website at