Tablet Comparison: Tagital T7K vs nabi Elev-8

Tagital 7" T7KThe Tagital T7K is a 7″ children’s tablet and the nabi Elev-8 is an 8″ tablet, so how do they compare? The first, obvious, difference is the size – the Elev-8 is an 8″ tablet and is therefore larger. The T7K has a screen resolution of 1024×600 pixels whilst that of the Elev-8 is 1280×800 – larger tablets usually have better resolution. Each tablet comes with a protective silicone bumper, intended to reduce the chance of damage if the tablet is dropped, with that of the Elev-8 coming in nabi’s signature red while the T7K’s case comes in several colours.

Both tablets are Android tablets, with the T7K running 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box and the Elev-8 the more recent 5.1 Lollipop. The nabi tablet also comes with nabi’s Blue Morpho OS Overlay, which modifies the standard Android OS with over 400 kid friendly and parent approved features. Both tablets can use Google Play, getting access to content from there.

The Tagital T7K has 8 gigabytes (GB) of internal memory whilst the Elev-8 has quadruple that with 32 GB. Each tablet has a memory card slot that will take memory cards up to 32 GB in size. The Tagital T7K has a quad core processor, whilst the Elev-8 has an octo core. Both tablets have WiFi, but the Elev-8 also comes with Bluetooth and Near Field Communication, the last being a very short range communication method. The T7K has a standard micro USB port but the Elev-8 comes with a custom nabi Connector, although that does have HDMI capabilities.

Both tablets have front and rear facing cameras. On the T7K, the front facing camera has a resolution of 0.3 megapixels (MP) whilst the rear facing one is 2.0 MP. The nabi’s cameras are 2.0 MP resolution for the front facing one and 5.0 MP for the rear facing. Both tablets have 3.5 mm headphone jacks; the Elev-8 has stereo speakers compared to the single speaker on the T7K.

Both tablets come with parental controls, with those on the T7K being through the Zoodles app and those on the Elev-8 being though nabi themselves. Zoodles comes with some educational material and content included (as does the Blue Morpho OS Overlay) with it and regular access to the internet is prohibited for children in both cases.

In almost every way, the Tagital T7K is technically poorer than the nabi Elev-8. The processor is less powerful, the memory is substantially less, the cameras and screen have lower resolutions and it lacks Bluetooth or, less important, NFC. The main technical advantage for the T7K is that it has a standard micro USB port rather than a custom nabi Connector, as the latter does require a custom cable to be purchased if the original is damaged. The T7K is also slightly smaller, which may or may not be an advantage. The only true advantage that the Tagital T7K has over the Elev-8 is the price – the T7K tends to be substantially cheaper. The Tagital T7K is probably more suited as an entry-level tablet for young children whilst the nabi Elev-8 may be better for older ones who are perhaps less likely to break it.

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