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Ipad Air 2 Vs Galaxy tab S for a 10 year old
show user profile  npcph
i am thinking about getting a tablet for my 10 year old for Christmas and am trying to figure out which one to get. Both seem to be similar, but each has its advantages and disadvantages. He will mostly play games, use it for internet, and watch movies.

He will want lots of apps to use so want to make sure which ever way i go gives him the best choices for apps. Right now, he has a ipad touch so he is used to the apple format, but i have found that it isn't nearly as easy to put things on. With my android phones, i just plug them into the computer and it shows up as a hard drive. lets me move movies over and pictures and anything else i want. When trying to upload or download from their ipods, it is always a pain in the ass. One time itunes will show the ipods and and other times it won't. I'm sure that if i had other apple products and were more familiar with itunes it would probably be easier. But i'm not going to get any, so that is a hurdle that i will have deal with each time i want to upload and download for an ipad.

The other stats seem pretty much comparable when going through all of the online comparisons and lists of features. the one thing i like with the galaxy is the external memory card slot. Allows us to make the tablet 128 gig quickly or even have multiple cards and he can just swap the out if he has one for movies or pics, and ect. But the Ipad seems to be the staple when you talk to everyone.

So, can i get some opinions on each one and which you would suggest.


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11/9/2014 5:21:34 PM (last edit: 11/9/2014 5:21:34 PM)
show user profile  Garp
10 years old, eh? Personally, I'd suggest to get him a bike.
But it's probably my age starting to show.

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11/9/2014 9:26:11 PM (last edit: 11/9/2014 9:26:11 PM)
show user profile  nm8r
I like the apps for kids on IOS on the other hand, read this -

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11/10/2014 1:32:21 AM (last edit: 11/10/2014 1:32:21 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
Don't buy your child a radiation tablet. You're just going to give him cancer. Garp's suggestion is the best.
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11/10/2014 8:32:28 AM (last edit: 11/10/2014 8:32:28 AM)
show user profile  TiMoN
Those both seem like rather expensive choises for a 10 year old.

Like maybe get a generation or older Ipad, or an entirely different brand Android.
Of course, if your child is unusually carefull, then it might be fine, but otherwise I would go for something cheaper.

I will not get into an Android vs. Apple thing though... although I will say Apple is shit.

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11/10/2014 10:29:06 AM (last edit: 11/10/2014 10:29:06 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
Get him a skateboard, bikes are SHIT


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11/10/2014 11:44:05 AM (last edit: 11/10/2014 11:44:05 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
I agree! Don't get him stanky electronics.

If you do decide to anyways however, I'd get him the Apple. Apple's seem more consumer friendly than Android. Get in, get out, job done.

Now if you were going to build him a utilitarian computer... PC. ;)

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11/10/2014 2:32:34 PM (last edit: 11/10/2014 2:32:34 PM)
show user profile  Idiotforaliving
Or $200 dollars worth of technic lego :D

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11/10/2014 5:07:36 PM (last edit: 11/10/2014 5:07:36 PM)
show user profile  digs
+1 for a skateboard

if you're trying to get your kid a tablet, check out nabi tabs by Fuhu

they're full android tablets with a special interface for logging in, there's a lot more to it too, pretty cool for family's and kids

I design games for these tabs so if you have any q's i can get the answer - they're pretty awesome tabs, we just launched a big-ol 27" tablet
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11/10/2014 5:19:36 PM (last edit: 11/10/2014 5:19:36 PM)
show user profile  soontekk
never apple, buy him rocket skates though.. rocket skates !!

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11/10/2014 7:08:59 PM (last edit: 11/10/2014 7:09:57 PM)
show user profile  npcph
I didn't realize i was going to take such a beating on this question. well, to put it bluntly, the reason for this is the fact that my kids play lots of sports.

baseball (rec and travel. we even have a batting cage /pitching machine in our yard)
football (the wife just made me take down the goal posts that i had in the front yard. She hated them but we had a lot of fun with them)
bowling (they qualified for the state bowling tournament this year and got to bowl in Columbus)
competitive archery.
We do a lot of camping
hiking (went camping in Gatlinburg Tennessee last year and spent almost the whole time creek walking in the mountains)
biking (we did a 13.2 mile trip in September)
4 wheeling
and this list doesn't include all of the basketball or soccer they play in our front yard with their friends.

So you can see that they are at no point indoor kids who are 100 lbs over weight glued to Xbox (which they do have but are limited to 2 hours a week). So with that said, anyone here who has kids in sports can understand how long a day of sports can be especial when you have travel sports such as wrestling and baseball. we spend a lot of weekends at tournaments sitting around waiting for our turn. so my though was instead of them watching a movie and play games on their Ipods, it might be a good idea to have something a little larger for them to use. looking at a 3" screen for extended periods of time can't be good for your eyes. And they also do a lot of stuff at school using tablets and can access the programs at home if they have a compatible tablet, which will be useful for homework.

I was just looking for some suggestions on which would be better buy.

(FYI, when it comes to skateboarding, we have 10 ramps and 10 platforms that they use pretty much all summer. Use them for both bikes and skateboards. We also have 2 rails that i haven't let them use yet to preserve their health and bones. they were one of my great garage sale finds. bought all of them and the rails for $40)

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11/11/2014 5:32:19 PM (last edit: 11/11/2014 5:32:19 PM)
show user profile  vierendeel
One thing to keep in mind is that any apps he's already purchased for the iPod Touch can be used on any other iOS device that uses the same Apple ID. I think you can even share apps among family members now (with different Apple ID's), too. So depending on the amount of apps he's purchased, there could be a bit of savings there vs. having to purchase those same (or similar) apps again on an Android tablet.

Of course, you could view that as just further entrenching yourself in the Apple ecosystem, which could be a negative depending on your point of view. ;)
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11/11/2014 6:12:00 PM (last edit: 11/11/2014 6:14:03 PM)
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