Compare what is it? LeapPad Glo vs LeapPad 2 vs LeapPad 3 vs Ultra XDILeapPad Glo, LeapPad 2, LeapPad 3, and Ultra XDI, all of them are tablets designed especially for children. They come with learning apps and games that are targeted to offer development to children. Each of these tablets is of high-resolution display and fast processors.
LeapPad Glo is a 5-inch tablet that mimics the LeapPad 2 but comes in attractive, bright colors that makes it fun to hold.
Ultra XDI is a 7-inch tablet that has Wi-Fi and kid-safe web that allows them to access educator-approved content and award-winning educational games.
Compare what does it teach? LeapPad Glo vs LeapPad 2 vs LeapPad 3 vs Ultra XDILeapPad Glo and LeapPad 2 are designed to offer to learn various basic skills including the enhancement of subjects they study at school. It draws from more than 2500 skills that comprise of subjects such as reading, art, language and culture, music, geography, mathematics, health, science, etc.
LeapPad 3 is an advanced version of the previous ones that draw from 2600 skills and games that adapt to the child’s learning level. It offers access to LeapFrog learning library that has over 1000+ educational games, videos, eBooks, etc.
Ultra XDI teaches skills in a fun way and has a library of games and apps that are educator-approved. These apps seamlessly blend with the comprehensive curriculum it offers as per the age of the child using it.
VerdictLeapPad 3 is just the next version for LeapPad Glo and 2, they all serve a particular age range where as Ultra XDIoffers the curriculum as per the age of the child using it and so is the winner for us in this category.
Compare Pre-loaded Content: LeapPad Glo vs LeapPad 2 vs LeapPad 3 vs Ultra XDIAll three LeapPad Glo, LeapPad 2, and LeapPad 3 are preloaded with apps that help in developing different skill sets in children. They also provide access to an educator-approved library of 1000+ games, eBooks, videos, and more apps that help them develop their skills in a fun and creative way. Some of the apps are Pet Pad, Learning Songs, Art Studio, and Cartoon Director app.
Ultra XDI comes with 5 pre-installed and 11 pre-loaded apps along with access to their library.
Does it take pictures and videos?Yes, all four of them can take pictures and videos.
Does this have a slot for cartridges?Yes, all four of them offer slots for cartridges.
How many users can it support?No information is available for any of the tablets.
Is it a Touch Screen?They all are touchscreen tablets.
Is it Wi-Fi enabled?Yes, they all have Wi-Fi capabilities. LeapPad Glo and LeapPad 2 require an internet connection for use of few features.
Does it play offline?Yes, they all work in offline mode as well, although few features might be inaccessible.
Compare Parental ControlsLeapPad 3 comes with Parental controls that involve a 4-digit security code that helps in fine-tuning and controlling what the child is accessing.Ultra XDI also comes with a set of parental control tools.
Compare Built: LeapPad Glo vs LeapPad 2 vs LeapPad 3 vs Ultra XDILeapPad Glo has a kid-tough design and its body is durable enough to last extreme wear and tear. It has been drop-tested to ensure better durability.
Ultra XDI also has a kid-tough design that comprises of a reinforced frame with the shock-absorbing bumper and protective screen. All these detail designs have been quality-tested with rigorous drop-testing, impact-testing, and compression-testing to ensure durability and the safety of the child.
Compare Screen: LeapPad Glo vs LeapPad 2 vs LeapPad 3 vs Ultra XDILeapPad Glo, LeapPad 2, and LeapPad 3 have 5-inch screens. The Glo and 2 have resistive screen while LeapPad 3 comes with a capacitive screen.
Ultra XDI features a 7-inch light touch display.
VerdictUltra XDI is the clear winner with 7 inch display as compared to that of LeapPad’s 5 inch display.
Compare Resolution: LeapPad Glo vs LeapPad 2 vs LeapPad 3 vs Ultra XDIThe three tablets, LeapPad Glo, LeapPad 2, and LeapPad 3 have 480 x 272 resolutions.
Ultra XDI offers a 1024 x 600 resolution.
VerdictUltra XDI has far better screen resolution than LeapPad and is a winner for us in this category.
Compare Battery: LeapPad Glo vs LeapPad 2 vs LeapPad 3 vs Ultra XDILeapPad Glo and LeapPad 2 requires 4 AA batteries. The LeapPad 2 comes with 4 alkaline batteries in the box for a quick startup.Both LeapPad 3 and Ultra XDI features a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
VerdictLeapPad 3 and ultra XDI both have long running batteries and are the winners in this category.
Compare Battery-life: LeapPad Glo vs LeapPad 2 vs LeapPad 3 vs Ultra XDILeapPad Glo doesn’t last more than few hours while LeapPad 2 has a poor battery life and will last only about an hour.
LeapPad 3 and Ultra XDI have the capacity to run for more than 6 hours.
Compare Browser: LeapPad Glo vs LeapPad 2 vs LeapPad 3 vs Ultra XDILeapPad 2 doesn’t have any browser or wireless connectivity.LeapPad 3 and Ultra XDI feature LeapSearch browser that is powered by Zui.
Compare Processor: LeapPad Glo vs LeapPad 2 vs LeapPad 3 vs Ultra XDILeapPad Glo and LeapPad 2 both have fast processors but no detailed information is available.
LeapPad 3 has a quad-core processor.
Compare Processor Speed: LeapPad Glo vs LeapPad 2 vs LeapPad 3 vs Ultra XDILeapPad Glo 1 GHz
LeapPad 2 500 MHz
LeapPad 3 1 GHz
Ultra XDI 800MHz
Verdict LeapPad 3 and Glo are the winners for us in this category with much better processor speed than the other two.
Compare Operating System: LeapPad Glo vs LeapPad 2 vs LeapPad 3 vs Ultra XDIAll these tablets are compatible with Windows XP to Windows 8 operating systems with latest service packs, and Mac OS X 10.6+ operating system software.The tablets themselves run on their own customized proprietary OS.
Compare Camera: LeapPad Glo vs LeapPad 2 vs LeapPad 3 vs Ultra XDIAll four tablets come with 2 MP front and back cameras.
Compare Dimensions (inches) (H x W x D): LeapPad Glo vs LeapPad 2 vs LeapPad 3 vs Ultra XDILeapPad Glo 7.1 x 5.2 x 0.94
LeapPad 2 5.2 x 1.03 x 7
LeapPad 3 7.5 x 5.2 x 1
Ultra XDI 9.05 x 6.1 x .92
Compare Recommended Age Range: LeapPad Glo vs LeapPad 2 vs LeapPad 3 vs Ultra XDIThe tablets LeapPad Glo, LeapPad 2, LeapPad 3, and Ultra XDI are designed for children between the age group of 3 to 9 years.
Compare Price: LeapPad Glo vs LeapPad 2 vs LeapPad 3 vs Ultra XDILeapPad Glo $59.99
LeapPad 2 $64.95
LeapPad 3 $89.99
Ultra XDI $139.99
Verdict Ultra XDI is the product with better features than the LeapPad such as high resolution, big screen and age-wise curriculum and hence is more expensive than others. The drawback of ultra is its processor speed and which is taken care of by LeapPad 3 and Glo and so LeapPad 3 is the winner for us in this category considering overall features with affordable price.
Compare Warranty: LeapPad Glo vs LeapPad 2 vs LeapPad 3 vs Ultra XDIThe all come with a 1-year warranty.
Compare Reviews: LeapPad Glo vs LeapPad 2 vs LeapPad 3 vs Ultra XDI
LeapPad Glo ProsIt comes with a sturdy case that protects the device and its screen very well. The buttons are marked well and are easy for children to get used to. The front and back cameras are decent and the microphone and sound output quality are of good quality. The screen resolution is good and the attached stylus works better than finger touch. LeapPad Glo has enough entertaining apps and learning games that can keep the children engaged for hours. It is a great device especially when children are to be engaged during long trips or meetings. It also features some familiar characters from some famous shows to excite the children furthermore.
LeapPad Glo ConsThe apps and cartridge games that come for LeapPad Glo are very costly when compared to an iPad or Android-based tablets. It only offers access to the library for 10 to 20 dollars but there are no preloaded books. The 4 AA batteries run out quickly and the user needs to spend on either newer batteries or costly rechargeables. The screen resolution is also not as sharp as the Ultra XDI and the graphics aren’t as modern as newer tablets.
LeapPad 2 ProsIt comes with a solid construction that can withstand the tantrum thrown by kids. It is safe and easy to manage with a simple interface for children to get used to. The tablet is affordable and features a lot of fun eBooks, games, and apps for hours of entertainment and learning. It keeps the kids from accessing things that they are not allowed. The physical control buttons are designed very well for use by kids.
LeapPad 2 ConsThe apps that come with LeapPad 2 are pretty expensive. Also, it seems that the tablet doesn’t have a long-term appeal and kids might get bored with it soon unless more apps and games are bought. There were no batteries provided with the unit and drains the batteries too quickly. The screen isn’t as durable as promised and looks like it is made of some hard plastic material that can crack easily. The software by Leapfrog is slow and freezes easily. The resolution also isn’t highly appealing as the other newer tablets.
LeapPad 3 ProsIt features a variety of games and activities for children that encourages toddlers to think creatively and at the same time keeps them away from unwanted content and video from the internet. The attached stylus helps in the navigation of large library of games and apps available for hours of entertainment. The tablet is pretty sturdy and has a recessed power button to disallow accidental presses.
LeapPad 3 ConsA big drawback of LeapPad 3 is that it is not waterproof. Also, the quality of camera and pictures is pretty poor. The resolution of the screen is also not very engaging for children who are now accustomed to viewing things in HD. The software lags a lot and the processor is pretty slow while running few apps and games. The quality of stylus is poor as its tip can break easily due to use by children.
Ultra XDI ProsIt has a bright display with better viewing angles. The stylus and finger touch response is also pretty decent. The tablet is kid-friendly so that parents do not have to take any extra precautions. The tablet is designed to be rugged and durable to withstand wear and tear by children. The navigational abilities of the tablet are superior considering that children can start using it without assistance due to voice and visual instructions. The large screen helps in providing more fun and entertainment for children and the front and back facing cameras are decent for kids to use. There are cartridges available to attach to the tablet or downloadable content that provides them an extra source of study. Above all, Ultra XDI features parental control that is necessary to monitor what the children are surfing, playing and check on their progress.
Ultra XDI ConsIt is not built for younger kids as the screen can break easily. There are very little apps offered right out of the box and everything else is to be downloaded that can be worked out to be very costly. The apps and cartridges also don’t come for cheap and each upgrade can cost a lot. The tablet doesn’t have good Wi-Fi connecting capabilities and the graphics aren’t as great as expected. Ultra XDI is also pretty heavy to hold for children and the video quality it offers isn’t anywhere similar to an actual tablet. Ultra XDI is pretty slow sometimes and freezes while functioning during heavy-duty use.