Kindle Fire: Kids vs Kids-Read My Comparison Here

Introduction

As the weeks are flying in and we are now in the last week of September, I thought I would have a look at the Kindle Fire Kids Editions and do a comparison between the Fire 7 and the Fire HD8 as well as wondering which +one would you give to your child. I know that from the end of September most people are starting to think of what they can give as Christmas presents and I am hoping that this post will give you an idea on what to get your kids this year.

I am going to cover the differences between both editions and then let you know the extra benefits that apply to both versions as well.

Firstly, here is the:

All-New Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet

The Fire 7 comes with a 7″ Screen, a case which is Kid-Proof and 16 GB, it has been classed as the Number One Best Seller in Kids Tablets and can be purchased from Amazon. The price for the Fire 7 is £99.99 and has FREE Delivery in the UK. See here for Delivery Details.

The case for the Fire 7 comes in three colours and these are Blue, Pink and Yellow as shown below.

Blue
Pink
Yellow
  1. As well as coming with a case which is Kid-Proof (available in the above colours), you also get 1 year subscription to Fire For Kids Unlimited and a worry-free guarantee that lasts for 2 years.
  2. The Fire 7 has a 7″ IPS display, the internal storage is 16GB and there is up to 8 hours of mixed-use battery life. If you want to get more storage, by adding a microSD card, you will then be able to get expandable storage of 256GB.
  3. Available is the Best-in-class parental controls and these are great because you are able to manage the educational goals, usage limits and the content access but your child with still be getting entertained while using a kids-friendly environment which you know is safe.
  4. Why not give your kids unlimited fun, they will have access to more than 5,000 games, apps, videos and books which are all very popular as well as also being able to access any educational content that comes from Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, Disney as well as lots more by using the one year subscription of Fire For Kids Unlimited.
  5. When you have Fire For Kids, you are able to increase the content in your child’s profile as they can have access to selected apps like YouTube, Candy Crush Jelly Saga and even Netflix that you may have in your own personal library.
  6. There is access to the Amazon Parent Dashboard which provides Discussion Cards and these can be used to help parents find out the titles that are enjoyed by their kids as well as being able to let them connect with the children while they talk to each other about the titles.
  7. Parents can have peace of mind that if their children break the device it can be returned and replaced for free and there will be no questions asked. This is  a protection package with a 2-year worry-free guarantee and a kid-proof case.
Now let me introduce you to the:

All-New Fire HD 8 Kids Edition,

Like the Fire 7, the HD8 can be purchased from Amazon , it also comes with a Blue case which is kid-Proof but it has an 8″ Display and 32 GB which is double what the Fire 7 has. The price for the HD8 is £129.99 and there is also Free Delivery in the UK. Click on the link to get the Delivery Details.

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Pink

Yellow

 You will  notice that there are a few similarities in the facts below for the Fire HD8 which are the same as the Fire 7.
  1. Both of the Fire 7 and HD8 Kids Edition come with the Kid-Proof case, the 1 year subscription to Fire For Kids Unlimited as well as the 2-year worry-free guarantee.
  2. Again, this device is not a toy but a fully featured tablet but the Fire HD8 comes with 32 GB internal storage, the mixed-use battery life now provides up to 12 hours and there is a vibrant HD screen. You can increase your GB expandable storage up to 256 GB simply by adding a microSD card.  
  3. Both the Fire 7 and HD 8 have parental controls which are the Best-in-class and these are used to allow you to keep an eye on what content your child is getting access to, their educational goals and it also lets you manage the limit of usage that they have all while the child is being entertained in a kid-friendly environment which is safe.
  4. By having the one year subscription of Fire For Kids Unlimited, your child will have access to over 5000 popular apps, videos, books, games as well as getting the educational content provided by Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, Disney as well as many more.
  5. You can also add more content into the Fire For Kids profile that has been set up for your child by giving them access to apps you have in your own personal library like YouTube, Candy Crush Jelly Saga and Netflix.
  6. Like the Fire 7, the HD 8 also contains the Amazon Parent Dashboard. This feature provides you with Discussion Cards which gives you the ability to both connect with your child and have great conversations while you also discover the titles that your kids enjoy.
  7. Again, like the Fire 7 you can have peace of mind knowing that there is a protection package which gives you the 2-year worry-free guarantee and the case which is Kid-Proof so if your child breaks the device you can return it and have it replaced free and there will be no questions asked.

If you would like more Technical details on the tablets please click here.

Please Note: both of the Fire 7 and HD 8 are eligible for Click and Collect.
Below is a better insight into Fire For Kids, the Protection Package, Parental Dashboard as well as a table lets you see quickly the comparisons between both the devices.

Fire For Kids Unlimited

Both of the Fire Kids Editions (7 and HD8) have been built just for kids from the ground up and are both fully integrated with Fire For Kids Unlimited.

The Type of Content Kids Want

Fire For Kids Unlimited is Amazon’s very first all-in-one subscription which draws together the different types of content wanted by kids between the ages of 3 and 12. There is access to thousands of educational apps, games, books, TV shows as well as movies. With both the Fire Kids Editions you get a year of Fire For Kids Unlimited from Amazon at no additional charge.

Built With Tough Kids in Mind

Both of the Fire Kids Edition tablets come with a 2-year worry-free guarantee and a case which is Kid-Proof. These are provided to give the kids freedom to play as well as peace of mind to parents.

Created with Kids in Mind

After using extensive research as well as having kids to test that they are able visually to look for things like Lego, Disney games, even one of their favourite books such as Dora the Explorer as well as lots more without needing help, they designed an interface especially for the Fire Kids Edition.

The Parental Controls are the Best-in-Class

The parental controls on both versions of the Fire do the same job and they are excellent controls. There is the facility to both customise and manage the experiences for four individual profiles for your children, you are able to make the controls on both the screen time and content tighter, you can set curfews for bedtime. There is also a feature called Learn First and this allows you to block access to any videos or games, until at least any additional targets like goals on reading are achieved.
You can have peace of mind, that there is no access to social media, the internet or the chance to make purchases in-app for your kids when they are using the Fire for Kids Unlimited.

The Browser Is a Kid-safe One

Because we have used our own expertise for curating more than tens of thousands of videos from YouTube as well as websites, this means that while you are browsing, any inappropriate content is being kept out. This therefore means that all parents are easily able to include whatever websites they want to add.

Two Year Guarantee Included

As we all know with children it is so easy for them to drop things and have other kinds of accidents. This is where the guarantee that is included is a good thing. It is a 2-year worry-free guarantee and this covers anything at all that happens to the tablet. All you have to do is return it and we will replace it free of charge and there will be no questions asked.

Your Fire tablet is also covered by this guarantee for both electrical and mechanical breakdowns. for further information on this click here.

Kid-Proof Case For Protection

The case for both versions of the Fire tablet is a very good kid-proof solution for any parents so that if their child was to drop it or bump it against things while they are playing and parents can have peace of mind because of the worry-free protection. The kid-proof case for the Fire tablet has been created to be both lightweight as well as durable. It also fits easily into little hands and adds no extra weight to the device.

See What Kids Are After These Days

 You Can Tailor What Your Kids See

Because we have made use of Smart Filters, it makes sure that your child can only see age-appropriate content, this means that the older kids don’t have to watch the baby stuff as well as the little kids not being able to see any scary stuff. There is no problem either if you wish to add more content to your child’s profile which then gives them selected access to the parents personal library allowing them to use things like Netflix, Minecraft and even YouTube just by using Fire For Kids Unlimited.

Great Choice of hits loved by Children

When you purchase the Fire Kids Edition, you automatically receive a year of Fire For Kids Unlimited and there is no costs involved.  With Fire For Kids Unlimited you have access to more than thousands of TV shows, books, educational apps and movies, there are also games which include favourite characters from Sesame Street, Disney, Nickelodeon plus lots more. There are age-appropriate Titles that cover the kids from age 3 to age 12.

Comparison Table For The Fire Kids Edition 7 and HD8

Below is a table that you can use to see the differences between the two devices at a quick glance.

Fire 7 Kids Edition Fire HD 8 Kids Edition
Price From:
£99.99
From:
£129.99
Display 7″ 8″ HD
Resolution 1024 x 600 (171 ppi) 1280 x 800 (189 ppi)
Storage 16 GB (expandable by up to 256 GB) 32 GB (expandable by up to 256 GB)
Battery Life Up to 8 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video and listening to music Up to 12 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video and listening to music
Sound Mono speaker, Built-in microphone Dolby Atmos, Dual stereo speakers, Built-in microphone
Colours Black tablet with choice of Blue, Pink or Yellow Kid-Proof Case Black tablet with choice of Blue, Pink or Yellow Kid-Proof Case
Content 1 year of Fire for Kids Unlimited which offers access to over thousands of kid-friendly books, videos, educational apps and games 1 year of Fire for Kids Unlimited which offers access to over thousands of kid-friendly books, videos, educational apps and games
Service and Warranty 2-year worry-free guarantee included 2-year worry-free guarantee included
Cover Kid-Proof Case included Kid-Proof Case included
Processor Quad-core 1.3 GHz Quad-core 1.3 GHz
Camera VGA front-facing camera + 2 MP rear-facing camera with 720p HD video recording VGA front-facing camera + 2 MP rear-facing camera with 720p HD video recording
Connectivity Dual-band Wi-Fi Dual-band Wi-Fi
Weight 390 g 483 g
Dimensions 141 x 222 x 26.3 mm 154 x 243 x 26.3 mm

 My Opinion

After doing this comparison and looking at what was on offer for both versions of the Fire Kids Edition, I really have to say that I think they are both very good and there is not many differences between them both.

For that reason I think that the Fire 7 would be more suited to the younger child who maybe won’t use all the features such as using the camera. There is also more chance of the younger child dropping the device or even banging it off things.

The Fire HD8 in my opinion is more suited to children from the ages of maybe 7 and upwards as they are more likely to notice the things like the HD screen, how easy it is to manouver through all the different things that are available for them to use.

Please let me know if this has been any good in helping you to decide if you think your child would like one of these devices and what one would you decide for them. Would you agree or would you think differently.

Alternatively,  if you have any questions or feedback on this article, please leave them in the comment section below or contact me at WealthyAffiliate.com, and I will be more than happy to answer them.

Cheryl

 

 

 

12 comments

    1. Thank you very much Melani for your comment and I am pleased to see that you were able to get some benefit from the article. I hope it helps you to make some decisions with regards to either birthday or Christmas presents.

    1. Thank you Norman for your comment and I was pleased to see that you were impressed with the post and think that my viewers will find the post helpful.

  1. Hello Cheryl,
    Very nicely done. I was not even aware that there were Kindles for children, let alone more than one. My daughter has an iPad so I guess this would not be my focus point. Chockfull of information though, thanks so much for sharing. Any info on iPads for children?
    Michelle

    1. Thank you Michelle for your comment, that’s a shame that you didn’t know but we can’t help these things. I really think that they are a very good deal for children and there are plenty extras included as well at no extra charge. You are very welcome Michelle and I will definitely look and see what is available on the iPad side for children.

  2. Thank you for doing this comparison it does make it easier for me to see what each kid-tablet has to offer.
    I will take my time to go through it. I have a grandson 4 years old and I am sure he won’t mind getting one of these from Santa. 🙂
    Sylvia

    1. You are very welcome Sylvia and that was my thinking, that with Christmas coming up it would give people an idea of what both the Kids Edition tablets had to offer. I really think that both of these are good for children and would love to have had these kinds of things available for my 3. Glad I could be off help and I am very sure that your grandson would be delighted to receive one from santa. There is so much you can do with them.

      Let me know which one you choose and what reaction you get from your grandson.

  3. Great review. I have a few questions, if I may.
    My six-year-old daughter is using an iPad now for apps, YouTube and movies from iTunes/ app store.
    You wrote that there are thousands of apps and videos available on kindle for kids.
    Could you compare iPad vs. kindle regarding the quality of educational staff?
    And you wrote that you have a yearly access to everything – and how much should I pay after the first year of use?
    Thanks for the review, maybe it is time to switch from iPad to kindle?

    1. Thank you Andrey. I will most certainly look into the differences between the iPad and Kindle Fire Kids Edition and also find out the price for Fire For Kids once the free year has ran out. I think it was quite reasonably priced.

      I will get back to you as soon as possible with the information. Hopefully it may sway you to changing from the iPad to the Kindle.

      So sorry for taking so long to get back to you Andrey. I have provided you with a link to the Amazon Fire For Kids Unlimited so that you are able to see what it all provides compared to what you are getting with the iPad. I hope this helps you to make up your mind on what is the better deal out of the two of them. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Amazon-Fire-Kids-Monthly-Subscription/dp/B071RKY16Z

  4. Chez, my brother has a kindle fire for himself and he loves it. He’s a reader and carries it around with him. When he has a few minutes he will pull it out and read a book or whatever. He also has the older kid version for each of his kids. He likes this because it helps with their education in school. They too spend time reading in between their other activities. I will have to ask him which version he has for the kids and let him know about this post.

    Don

    1. Thank you so much Don for your comment and I hope your brother will find this comparison of the two Fire for Kids versions to be beneficial. I think that it is such a great deal for what is all included in the price. I personally think the Fire 7 is a better version for younger children whereas the Fire HD8 to me is more suitable for you older child but it is up to yourself what you would want for your own children generally speaking.

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