Even though they may look sleek and slim, tablets can stand the odd knock – their exteriors can be surprisingly hardy. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is 7.5mm thick, and comes with a sturdy metal ‘unibody’ to protect it at home and on the go. If you’re looking for a portable device, the Huawei MediaPad T3 10 is also ultra-slim, and its deceptively lightweight body is covered by a hardworking, strong aluminium case.
When you’re buying a new tablet, make sure you’re familiar with what the manufacturer’s warranty will cover. It should cover you for any faults or issues you may have with the hardware or software, but may not include accidental or liquid damage. Vodafone customers get a 24-month manufacturer warranty for all non-Apple devices, and we’ll top up additional 12 months for Apple devices on top of the 12 months which Apple offer. For extra peace of mind, you can always buy tablet insurance that covers damage, loss and theft.
If you’d like to add an extra layer of physical protection in case your child drops their tablet, a tablet case and screen protector from a third party can help it withstand any knocks, drops and scrapes.