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Shockproof Tablets: Review of the 3 Toughest Tablets

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  May 5, 2022

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Many of our readers run into the problem more than once that a tablets breaks down.

Some children's tablets are perfectly suited to be safe for your child, plus they often have very soft and thick bumpers (covers) to keep them as safe as possible when falling.

Best Shockproof Tablets Reviewed

But yes, they are not shockproof and usually not possible for that money. They are made to be kid friendly and to provide educational opportunities.

If you go out a lot with your tablet, for example when camping and the like, you want to be able to take a shock-resistant tablet with you in your backpack.

Most people will buy these tablets mainly for their own outdoor activities because of the price.

Whether you're buying one for yourself to take on the road, or to really have a drop-resistant tablet for your child, let's take a quick look at the top 3 best shock-resistant tablets.

Then I'll go into more detail about each of these choices.

My overall best is this amazing shockproof outdoor tablet from Crosscall Core-T4 Outdoor Tablet, because you can really go in all directions with this and it is the most robust in my top 3. This 'rugged' tablet easily survives a drop of several meters, is water and dustproof and has an excellent battery life.

The price of this device is fine compared to other serious tablets (think iPads!).

I'll tell you more about this cool professional toy in a moment, but first to my top 3 best tablets that can take a beating!

Best Shockproof TabletImages
Best Shockproof Tablet overall: Crosscall Core-T4 Outdoor TabletBest Shockproof Tablet Overall- Crosscall Core-T4 Outdoor Tablet
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Best Shockproof Tablet for the Family: Samsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO 10.1Best Shockproof Tablet for the Family- Samsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO 10.1
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Best Shockproof Kids Tablet: Disney Tablet Pebble GearBest Shockproof Kids Tablet- Disney Tablet Pebble Gear
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Also read: the best overall tablets you can buy for kids

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Buying guide

You are thinking about buying a tablet, which must first of all be sturdy, because the children play with it and regularly drop the poor tablet from their hands.

Sometimes things just go right, but maybe one of yours just broke on the floor at your house?

Then it is high time to purchase a super robust tablet, perhaps one that parents can work well on, but in any case a shock-resistant tablet.

So what do you pay attention to when purchasing?

Pay particular attention to whether the laptop has a good bumper, but you also want to know about other features such as:

  • Operating system, do you go for Android or for Apple? Please note that Android 8.0 and above is safe, don't go below 8.0.
  • Waterproofing, of course you prefer a dust and waterproof tablet, because that is so safe in the vicinity of water and drinks.
  • Screen size, do you think it is important to have a slightly larger screen or do you prefer a more compact and therefore lighter tablet?
  • Storage capacity and memory card capacity, you must of course have enough space for all important work assignments, games, photos and documents.
  • Working memory (RAM), you want to be able to work or play nice and fast, so the more GB, the faster the tablet responds…
  • Connectivity, you may also want to be reachable on the go, so WiFi is a must.
  • Weight, a light tablet fits better in the hand and is easier to take with you on a trip.

Best Shockproof Tablets Reviewed

We have probably selected 3 tablets with a perfect built-in bumper for you.

Best Shockproof Tablet Overall: Crosscall Core-T4 Outdoor Table

Best Shockproof Tablet Overall- Crosscall Core-T4 Outdoor Tablet

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This Crosscall Core-T4 Outdoor Tablet is suitable for… you guessed it, outdoors!

Even if you work in construction, transport, industry or catering, this sturdy and waterproof tablet will not disappoint.

Its performance is excellent, it is equipped with a fast and hassle-free interface (Android 9) so that you are efficient at all times. 

Its screen is slightly smaller than the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO 8 from our top 10.1 at 3 inches, and it is also slightly lighter at 610 grams (40 grams lighter than the Samsung). This Croscall is only 14 mm thick.

Did you know that this ALL-TERRAIN tablet has passed the military standard? He passed all 13 tests.

It can therefore safely fall to a height of 1.50 m: if you use the tablet while you are walking or standing and you drop it, there is nothing to worry about.

Voice control is available.

Water resistance (this tablet also has an IP68 certification) and strength of the Crosscall are combined with a magnesium plate under the screen; the best compromise between robustness and light weight. 

This Crosscall CORE-T4 continues to perform even when using a lot of energy.

You can watch movies and series, play online games, have video conversations, without the battery dying. You also have access to professional apps.

To guarantee the life and safety of this tablet in extreme conditions, two 3500mAh batteries are used. 

You can operate it with gloves, as it has a Glove touch mode, while the X-STRAP ensures that you only need 1 hand to hold it.

Its Qualcomm processor ensures optimal functioning. 

Yet this tablet is also ideal for private use; great to use when traveling, in a hotel, but certainly also at the campsite, on a survival trip, or on the beach (also use it for holiday photos).

But especially great for the kids, who often drop it.

And you can even be reached for work, thanks to the dual SIM and Micro SD card tray. 

If we look at performance, price and functionality (its RAM is no less than 32 GB!) this is the best shock-resistant tablet and it also comes with a headset and a 3-year warranty, a very good one!

Features

  • Sound reproduction: Stereo
  • SIM card slot: Yes
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Screen size: 8 inch
  • Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Screen type: IPS
  • Storage capacity: 32 GB
  • max. memory card capacity: 512 GB
  • External memory type: Micro SD
  • Camera: Yes
  • Processor: Octa-core (8)
  • Working memory (RAM): 32 GB
  • Wireless charging: No.
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, 3G/4G, NFC
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes 4.1
  • Introduction year: 2020
  • Weight: grams 610
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Best Shockproof Tablet for the Family: Samsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO 10.1

Best Shockproof Tablet for the Family- Samsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO 10.1

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This black Samsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO 10.1, with its spacious screen (diagonal 25,6 cm), is a serious tablet that can be used well.

You could see it as a tablet that every family member can use. 

You can also hand this tablet over to the young kids with confidence. If they drop it, it's not such a disaster.

The rubber cover has a good grip and you can store the corresponding pen in it; never search for your pen again.

This tablet has a front and rear camera, an integrated memory card reader and also voice control.

Its (RAM) RAM is 4 GB, not bad, but a bit meager compared to the Crosscall Core-T4 Outdoor Tablet. Especially if you compare its price with the Croscall.

Its weight is only 653 g and does it fit a glass of lemonade? No problem because the tablet is completely dust and waterproof (IP68 certification).

The pen comes with a spare nib.

Features

  • Number of speakers: 4
  • Sound reproduction: Stereo
  • SIM card slot: No
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Screen size: 10.1 inch
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Display type: LCD
  • Storage capacity: 64 GB
  • max. memory card capacity: 512 GB
  • External memory type: Micro SD
  • Camera: Yes
  • Processor: Octa-core (8)
  • Working memory (RAM): 4 GB
  • Wireless charging: No.
  • Connectivity: Wifi 
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes 5.0
  • Introduction year: 2019
  • Weight: grams 653
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Best Shockproof Kids Tablet: Disney Tablet Pebble Gear

Best Shockproof Kids Tablet- Disney Tablet Pebble Gear

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This robust, but oh so fun Disney Tablet Pebble Gear Frozen, especially for the Princess Anna fans, comes with a shock-resistant bumper, a screen protector, and beautiful protective cover with all the famous Frozen characters on it.

Children love this tablet and parents are happy with the careful protection of this toy. The tablet comes with a USB charger/cable.

Your child can play more than 500 games on it and also use this tablet as an e-reader. Furthermore, it is equipped, of course, with Parental Control.

You can choose multiple languages ​​and the tablet is suitable for children from 3 to 7 years old. You get a two-year warranty.

This tablet is of course of a completely different caliber than the Crosscall Core-T4 Outdoor Tablet and the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO 10.1, but it is also a real children's tablet with a much lower price than the 'adult tablets' or the 'usable tablets'. for the whole family'. 

There are no in-app purchases, banner ads, or displays available on the tablet.

For example, do you compare this Disney Tablet Pebble Gear Frozen with the Kurio Tab Lite 2 16GB, then the operating system of the Kurio is 10.0 Go Android, slightly newer than the Frozen tablet 8.1 Go Android. 

The storage capacity of both is 16 GB and the screen of both tablets is 7 inches. The Kurio has a better price, but is often perceived as slow and many games are in English.

What's great about the Frozen tablet is that the sensitive children's eyes are protected by the built-in blue light protection.

It is also extremely light; 280 grams. My choice therefore went to this Disney Frozen tablet.

Features

  • Number of speakers: 1
  • Sound reproduction: Mono
  • SIM card slot: Yes
  • Waterproof: No
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 Go
  • Screen size: 7 inch
  • Resolution: 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Display type: IPS LCD
  • Storage capacity: 16 GB
  • max. memory card capacity: 128 GB
  • External memory type: Micro SD
  • Camera: Yes
  • Processor: Quad-core 
  • RAM (RAM): 1GB
  • Wireless charging: No.
  • Connectivity: Wifi 
  • GPS: No.
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Introduction year: 2020
  • Screen size: 8 inch
  • Weight: 280 g.
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Also read: LEGO Frozen | The 5 best Frozen adventures with these LEGO sets

Conclusion

You've just been able to read about my 3 best durable and shock-resistant tablets, which are ideal for outdoor work or gaming, but also in environments with extreme temperatures.

They can withstand bumps and falls.

The best rugged tablets are built to withstand the elements, sometimes with the latest shock-absorbing technology built in.

They have also undergone rigorous testing to ensure they will withstand a variety of situations.

This does mean that they have a slightly higher initial outlay compared to standard tablets, but it's worth remembering that they can save money in the long run as you don't have to repair damaged tablets as often or even have them at all. to replace.

While you won't get a rugged tablet as thin and light as the iPad Air 2, this doesn't mean you should also carry around a bulky and clunky tablet.

Also read: How to make your own Android tablet child-friendly

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child he came into contact with everything related to games when his mother started the Tinnen Soldaat in Ede. Now he and his team create helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.