The LeapFrog Epic or LeapFrog Platinum Tablet?

LeapFrog Epic or LeapFrog Platinum kids tablet?
Keri Wilmot

There are dozens of children's learning tablets. At a price tag over $100, plus the investment of more games, apps, music and headphones, it's important to do your research.

How do you decide between buying the LeapFrog Epic or the LeapFrog Platinum Tablet?

Every child's skill sets, age, interests and needs are different, so while those are some considerations, it's also important to look at the differences in the hardware and software between devices.

Here's a quick glance at the similarities and differences between the LeapFrog Epic android tablet and the LeapFrog Platinum tablet.

 

LeapFrog Epic

LeapFrog Platinum

Screen Size

7 in.

7 in.

Resolution

1024 x 600

1024 x 600

Battery Life

6+ Hours - Rechargeable

5 Hours- Rechargeable

Speed / Processor

1.3 Ghz / Android 4.4

1 Ghz QuadCore

Memory

16 GB

8GB

Camera (Images & Video) 

2.0 mega pixels

2.0 mega pixels

Age Range

3-9

3-9

Additional Features

Does Not Play Cartridges

Plays Game Cartridges

 

LeapSearch wifi

LeapSearch wifi

 

Bluetooth

No D-Pad

Stylus

Download apps, music and episodes from LeapFrog App Center

Can Download Amazon App Store on device for more content

No Bluetooth

D-Pad For Games

Stylus

Download apps, music and episodes from LeapFrog App Center

 

More Customized Parental Controls

Parental Controls

Warranty

1 year

1 year

Apps

20

10

Price

MSRP $139.99

MSRP $129.99

 

 

 

Both tablets are recommended for kids ages 3-9 and provide access to LeapFrog's educational software and learning opportunities through apps and a secure LeapSearch wifi connection.

While the processors are slightly different, both have internal lithium ion rechargeable batteries that last at least 5-6 hours. The LeapFrog Epic seems to include more customizable details with the home screen and in terms of parental controls, as well as more detailed profile configuration if multiple children are using the device.

 

The LeapFrog Epic allows parents to download the Amazon App Store onto the device and is not compatible with any LeapFrog game cartridges that a family have purchased in-store and owned from a previous device. The LeapFrog Epic is compatible with any other apps that were purchased from the LeapFrog App Center.

The LeapPad Platinum is reminiscent of all LeapPad tablet systems and is able to play all prior game cartridges. It includes a D-Pad for different gaming options.

No matter what your preferences are, the choice is ultimately up to you. While both tablets include slightly different features and look a bit different, either way both tablets include educational content for children monitored by developmental experts. LeapFrog aims to give parents peace of mind so they can easily hand over a device to a child, knowing their kids are having a safe and educational experience.

Buy either the LeapFrog Epic or the LeapFrog Platinum on Amazon.com.

Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer.