Review: iROLA 7inch Android Kids Tablet
The iROLA Kids Tablet is a value-packed 7″ tablet bundle. Presently just $42.99 on Amazon with Prime shipping, the tablet features:
- Android 4.4 KitKat operating system
- 1024×600 resolution five point capacitive multi-touch IPS LCD screen
- Note that the reported resolution using a testing app is 1024×552 px at 160 dpi
- 512MB memory (RAM)
- 8GB internal storage (ROM)
- microSD card slot (accepts up to 32GB)
- microUSB charging and data port
- 0.3MP front facing camera
- 2MP rear facing camera
- Built-in microphone, rear facing speaker, and 3.5mm headphone jack
- Dedicated power button and volume controls
- Built-in 2500 mAh battery for approximately 3.5 hours of usage
In the box, you get the following:
- DX758-Pro iROLA Tablet
- USB Cable
- AC Power Adapter
- OTG Cable (to connect USB-based devices)
- White Earbuds
- Screen Protector (one is already pre-installed)
- Black carrying sack
- Silicone Case (pre-installed, but easily removable)
- Various paperwork
The tablet I’m reviewing comes with the Red case, but it’s also available in Purple, Pink, Blue, and Yellow. While the inclusion of a case is good in theory, it does have a strong odor, which I hope dissipates over time.
Performance-wise, it’s somewhat disappointing. While the touchscreen is generally responsive, there are times where you’ll definitely have to press touchpoints a few times to get it to register. This seems to be less of a problem though when you’re inside a game, for instance, Temple Run, which generally responds well. There does also seem to be a slight hesitation when switching between apps or the main menu.
A bigger let down is probably the quality of the screen itself. While it’s looks OK straight on, if you view it from any type of angle the screen quickly washes out. Sound gets reasonably loud through the internal speaker, but since it’s rear facing, if you place the tablet flat on its back, the audio is pretty much blocked even at maximum volume levels.
There’s no denying that this is a great deal for everything that you get. However, that great deal is tempered by a tablet with mediocre performance. While most apps should run just fine – particularly kid-centric apps like Toca Kitchen 2 or YouTube Kids – it’s probably worth it to pay a little more for something with better overall performance.
- Lots of stuff for the low price
- Kid friendly design
- Mediocre performance
- Screen has limited viewing angles
- Rear facing speaker is easily muffled
Thanks to iROLA for the review unit.