Innotab vs Leappad – Comparing Kids Tablets

Innotab vs Leappad

Which is the Best Kids Tablet for My Child?

Hello, and welcome back to Leap Frog Pad, my website to help you learn about tablets for kids!

innotab vs leappad
The Innotab 3s and the Leappad Ultra

I have been receiving a lot of questions about the competitors to the Leapfrog Leappad Ultra.   In particular, the Vtech Innotab 3s keeps being mentioned as a great tablet for kids.    I decided to compare both of these hot kids tablets to show the differences between them.  This article will be sort of an innotab vs leappad review.  So, let’s get to it and compare the Leappad Ultra to the Innotab 3.

Both brands of kid’s tablets are excellent in my opinion.   You really can’t go wrong with either tablet, as both are  excellent educational toys!  They both are rugged, kid tough and tested tablets that can withstand the demands of todays kids.   Each of these tablets, the Vtech Innotab 3s and the Leapfrog Leappad Ultra have WiFi and Kid Safe web browsing.    The app publishers that have partnered with both Vtech and Leapfrog are family known names, such as Disney, Pixar, Nickelodeon and the like.

Now, we will talk about the differences between both units in our Innotab vs Leappad review!  The Innotab 3s is a bit slower, the screen is smaller and not as bright.   While some may think the Innotab 3s is a little sluggish in performance when compared to the Leappad Ultra, the Vtech Innotab 3s is about $50 less expensive, and comes with more games out of the box.   So, what makes the Leapfrog Leappad Ultra worth the extra $50?

  • Bigger screen that is High Resolution
  • The screen on the Leappad Ultra is brighter
  • Much Faster Processor –  The Leapfrog Leappad Ultra outperforms the Vtech Innotab 3s
  • Access to More Games
  • Lithium Ion Battery

While I have discussed the differences in my Innotab vs Leappad article, you really can’t go wrong with either of these educational toys.   With either kid’s tablet, your mission is accomplished….   Putting a quality educational toy into the hands of your child that fosters learning in a fun way.

One of the benefits of the Vtech Innotab 3s is that it is a bit smaller, for children with small hands.  So, you need to weigh out your options to see what makes the most sense for you.

I made this little chart to make it easy for you to see the specifications for this leappad vs innotab article, side by side.  This should make it easy to compare the Leappad Ultra to the Innotab 3.

Innotab vs Leappad

Comparing Kid’s Tablets Leapfrog Leappad Ultra Vtech Innotab 3s
Ages 3-9 Years 3-9 Years
Processor Speed 800 MHz 360-MHz
Camera 2 Cameras (Front and Back) 2 Mega Pixel 1 Camera that Swivels – 2 Mega Pixel
WIFI Yes Yes
Size of Screen 7″ HD 5″ Not HD
Memory 8 GB 4 GB Expandable
Battery Rechargeable Lithium Ion Included Rechargeable Battery Pack Included
Applications Included 11 with one Free Download 20
Application Publishers Disney, Pixar, Nickelodeon, etc. Disney, Pixar, Nickelodeon, etc.
Kid Safe Web Browsing Yes Yes
Jack for Headphones Yes Yes
Price $149.99 $99

The Leapfrog Leappad Ultra has the most “Grown-up” like appearance, compared to the Innotab 3s.

In my opinion, while both kid’s tablets are excellent, I believe for most, the Leapfrog Leappad Ultra is the better choice and I believe that the extra features are worth the extra $50.     I hope that this comparison, innotab vs leappad ultra, helps you to make heads of tails out of your options.

Thanks for reading my review of Innotab vs Leappad.   I hope that this review helps you make the best decision for your child and thanks you stopping by Leap Frog Pad!