Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro

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The Fire HD 10 Kids Pro is the biggest of Amazon’s kids’ tablets, and for older children we deliberation it’s the best: it’s not rather up to the modular of Apple’s iPads, but it’s considerably cheaper.

For

  • Less childish than the Kids Edition
  • Great parental controls
  • Useful for the full family

Against

  • Cameras aren’t arsenic bully arsenic rivals
  • Limited contented selection
  • Middling performance

Two-minute review

Where the modular Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition is designed for precise young children, the Kids Pro mentation of the Fire HD 10 is for older kids; the recommended property radical is 6 to 12.

That means a little childish-looking but precise beardown protective lawsuit and a much grown-up walled plot of games and apps. As it’s a Fire HD 10 underneath, it has aggregate idiosyncratic accounts and you tin usage it arsenic a modular Fire HD 10 for teenage children, oregon for grown-ups erstwhile the kids are successful bed.

This is the largest of the Kids Pro tablets, with a surface that’s well-suited to watching videos and playing games. The 10.1-inch show is astir the aforesaid size arsenic the 1 connected the iPad 10.2 (2020), but it has a different, wider facet ratio: 16:10 compared to the iPad’s 4:3.

As with different Fire tablets, the parental controls are fantabulous and precise comprehensive, and portion the included one-year Kids Plus subscription doesn’t person the aforesaid breadth of contented arsenic the Google Play Store it isn’t afloat of dodgy downloads oregon age-inappropriate apps either.

If the Kids Plus enactment is excessively restrictive it’s casual to get apps from the Amazon Appstore utilizing the genitor oregon guardian’s relationship and stock them with different household members. If you let it, each kid tin besides nonstop you requests for apps and games they’d similar you to approve.

The hardware present isn’t iPad-class, but it’s solidly made and precise bully for the terms you pay. It’s the aforesaid spec arsenic the non-Kids version: there’s a 10.1-inch Full HD display, an octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage, and portion the beforehand and rear cameras aren’t spectacular they’re much than susceptible for video chat, messing astir and mundane photography.

The terms includes the protective lawsuit and there’s a two-year worry-free guarantee: if the Fire Kids Pro gets broken, Amazon volition regenerate it. That connected its ain makes this a bundle worthy considering, arsenic the case, warrant and the Kids Plus subscription much than warrant the further outgo implicit a modular Amazon Fire HD 10.

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Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro merchandise day and price

  • $199.99 / £199.99 (around AU$270)
  • Released May 26, 2021

The Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro is presently selling astatine $199.99 / £199.99 (around AU$270). That’s $50/£50 much than the non-Kids HD 10 and the aforesaid terms arsenic the non-Pro Fire HD 10 Kids, which is designed for 3 to 7-year-olds. That terms includes the lawsuit and a escaped year’s subscription to the Kids Plus service.

$199/£199 is costly for a Fire but it’s inactive considerably little than an iPad, with Apple's scope starting astatine $329/£329. For parents connected a fund that’s a large difference.

The Fire HD 10 Kids Pro was released connected May 26, 2021 successful the US and UK, but astatine the clip of penning it's not disposable successful Australia.

The Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro connected  a table

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Design and display

  • Sturdy, durable build
  • A useful basal for video viewing
  • 10.1-inch Full HD screen

The Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro is simply a standard, achromatic Fire HD 10 successful a colored case: you tin take betwixt coagulated black, coagulated blue, and the patterned Doodle (purple background) and Intergalactic (blue background).

The lawsuit is overmuch sleeker than the 1 connected modular Fire Kids Edition tablets, fitting tightly astir the bezels and with a utile and sturdy flip-out stand. In scenery mode it’s 256mm wide and 190mm high; thickness is 17mm and it weighs 718g including the case.

The case’s included basal feels sturdy and sits the tablet astatine a bully space for watching video.

The Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro from the back

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The show present is simply a bright, crisp 10.1-inch IPS sheet with bully viewing angles. Its solution is 1,920 x 1,200, giving it 224 pixels per inch, and it’s protected by strengthened aluminum silicate glass.

It’s a wider facet ratio than an iPad, astatine 16:10 alternatively than 4:3. We deliberation that’s amended for watching video but it feels a small unusual successful representation mode wherever its proportions marque america consciousness similar we’re holding an tremendous phone.

There are duplicate stereo speakers, duplicate microphones and a 3.5mm headphone jack; the accustomed sleep/wake and measurement controls are located connected the close (or the top/bottom successful representation mode) wherever we ne'er neglect to property the incorrect one.

The Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro from the top

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Cameras, connectivity and accessibility

  • Acceptable cameras for the price
  • Lots of accessibility features

As with different Fire HD tablets, the cameras present are good alternatively than fantastic, but they’re amended than the ones successful the non-HD Fires, specified arsenic the Amazon Fire 7 Kids Pro. The front-facing camera is 2MP and the rear 5MP; video signaling is conscionable 720p. 

The Amazon Fire 7 for examination has conscionable a 2MP snapper connected some sides, truthful the main camera connected the Fire HD 10 Kids Pro is overmuch better. Picture prime is precise respectable successful decent lighting but things get noisy successful debased airy environments.

A camera illustration   from the Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro

A camera illustration from the Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro (Image credit: TechRadar)

Amazon deserves recognition for its accessibility features. The Fire HD 10 Kids Pro has the VoiceView surface scholar for unsighted oregon visually impaired users, and it tin usage either substance to code oregon a connected braille display.

There are bully accessibility options including subtitles and precocious opposition text, colour inversion and correction, and conversion of stereo audio to mono, and there’s a utile Screen Magnifier to enlarge on-screen elements.

As you’d expect from Amazon, the Fire HD 10 Kids Pro covers the essentials erstwhile it comes to connectivity: Wi-Fi works with each spirit up to 802.11ac dual-band, and there’s Bluetooth 5.0 with A2DP audio. Of course, there's nary mobile information here, and surely not 5G.

Performance and artillery life

  • Smooth show successful astir situations
  • 12 hours of artillery life

The Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro has a MediaTek octa-core chipset moving astatine 2.0GHz, backed with 3GB of RAM and Mali-G72 graphics. Storage is 32GB, expandable via a microSD paper to 1TB. The operating strategy present is Amazon’s ain Fire OS 7, which is based connected Android 9.

While this isn't an overly almighty slate, successful mundane usage the Fire HD 10 Kids Pro is simply a creaseless performer with nary stuttering oregon lag adjacent successful reasonably demanding video games, and the idiosyncratic interface is instantly responsive. That said, this isn't 1 for superior gaming.

Claimed artillery beingness is up to 12 hours and we recovered that the Kids Pro would easy past a week of post-school gaming betwixt charges. Charging is wired via the USB-C larboard and supplied 9W powerfulness adapter, and takes astir 4 hours.

The Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro connected  a woody  surface

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Software, apps and parental controls

  • Kids Plus included escaped for a year
  • Lots of age-appropriate content
  • Handy and extended parental controls

The large gully present is Amazon’s software, which creates a walled plot for age-appropriate content. It’s designed to enactment successful conjunction with Amazon’s Kids Plus subscription service, which you get escaped for a twelvemonth and which offers a bully scope of branded contented from the likes of Marvel, Disney, Nickelodeon and LEGO.

Content is organized into 3 property groups – 3 to 6, 6 to 9 and 9 to 12 – and there’s an awesome enactment of Amazon ebooks and Audible audiobooks.

The interface for older children is much sober and grown-up than the 1 for younger children.

For contented that isn’t included successful Kids Plus, the kid tin nonstop you a petition which you tin past o.k. oregon deny; you tin artifact entree to the Amazon Appstore wholly oregon conscionable artifact in-app purchases.

That second 1 is simply a precise bully thought for escaped games that could different rack up ample in-app bills. You tin besides download apps from the Amazon Appstore utilizing your ain relationship and past stock the app oregon crippled with different idiosyncratic accounts. That’s utile for the likes of Netflix, Minecraft and Zoom, which aren’t portion of the Kids Plus catalog.

A screenshot connected  the Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro

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Amazon’s parental controls are precise comprehensive, with bully options for blocking oregon limiting web access, enabling child-safe communications, and ensuring the kids don’t entree contented they shouldn’t.

You tin acceptable clip limits and per-app restrictions, and determination are immoderate thoughtful features including treatment cards for circumstantial books and videos, distant locking truthful the kids really travel to the meal table, and a 'turn disconnected by' mounting to enforce bedtime.

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First reviewed: October 2021

Carrie Marshall

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Former lion tamer, Girls Aloud backing dancer and habitual liar Carrie Marshall (Twitter, Google+) has been penning astir tech since 1998, contributing sage proposal and unusual opinions to .net, MacFormat, Tap! and Official Windows Magazine arsenic good arsenic co-writing stacks of how-to tech books. "My occupation is to chopped done the crap," she says. "And there's a batch of crap."

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