|Screen Size||7 inches|
|Screen Resolution||800 x 480|
|Max Screen Resolution||800 x 480 pixels|
|Processor||1 GHz A110|
|RAM||512 MB DIMM|
|Hard Drive||4 GB|
|Wireless Type||802.11 B/G|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
Coby Kyros 7-Inch Android 4.0 4 GB 16:9 Resistive Touchscreen Internet Tablet, Black MID7033-4
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My five stars is not a comparison to other, far more expensive tablets...that's not a review, it is a comparison. I am reviewing the tablet based on it performing the way it is supposed to for what it is. I can watch movies on Netflix with no lag. I can play Angry Birds and Bejeweled. I can surf the internet, and use Facebook and Twitter. The only feature that some resistive screen tablets have that this one doesn't is pinch to zoom. Some R screens have two touch sensitivity, but this one doesn't. I won't lower the score because almost every app allows for a zoom in/out button, so it isn't an inconvenience. This is a fun tablet and in a time where many people need to be more conscientious about what they are throwing money at, this is a great option.
The quick facts which would be useful to know now: if you want to play games, then this device is not suitable. The touch screen requires pressure to work (but it will work with anything), which makes it hard to use the multitouch and precise movements required by most games. There is another model with a Capacitive Touchscreen which would be a better bet. If you need Google Play, and are not willing to root a tablet, then this device is not suitable. It does not come with the non-free Android applications commonly found on Android devices like the "Gmail", "Youtube", and "Drive" apps, although you can use Gmail, watch Youtube, and use Google Drive just fine through the Android Browser which integrates very well with those services.
What this device is good for by itself hardware out of the box:
* Reading. The Kindle App and other ereader software available make this a very good device for reading on a backlit display. It is small and light and very easy to use.
* Web browsing.Read more ›
The 7 inch screen has its pros and cons - 7 inches is a little small to read on some websites and the gestures you need to use to zoom in are hard to master and don't work on some sites. It is small enough to drop in a bag and take with you. At $90.00 or so I am more comfortable taking that along everyday than the $500 Ipad.
For me the deal breaker was that you cannot access the Google Play (formerly Android Market) store. There is a GetJar app pre-installed on the device that gives you access to some of the apps in the Google Play store but unfortunately the ones that I was interested in were not included in GetJar. If you are interested in certain apps check the GetJar website first to see if they are offered on GetJar before you order this tablet. I ended up returning the tablet a few hours after I opened it. Amazon refunded my credit card quickly but I would have liked it if I had a choice for shipping the tablet back without them deducting $9.08 from my refund for shipping. They only offered a pre-paid label option and since I ship for my home based business I could have found more economical shipping options than this.Read more ›
After a shaky start - which could have gone more smoothly had I read the instruction manual- I can report I'm pleased with the Coby. Two things improved my experience with the Coby: one was the reset button that got me out of a mess I made impatiently tapping icons, and two was using a pen with a metal tip as a stylus to navigate instead of my fingers which seemed to be almost unreactive to the touch screen.
My only disappointment so far is not being able to load Netflix. From what I've been reading from my Google search, there is a work around which I haven't applied yet having been spoiled by the easy way I can add apps to my iPod Touch. I'm content to continue watching Netflix on my Touch for now though eventually I'm going to make an attempt to add it to the Coby.
I've been using the Coby mainly for news, and reading free books that I've downloaded from Gutenberg. The larger screen of the Coby beats out the small screen on my Touch.
I would have given the Coby a solid 4 stars had it come preloaded with Netflix and Google+/Play instead of the GetJar, the default app store.
If you're reluctant to spend the bucks for an iPad - and you can live without Netflix, or willing to jump through a few hoops to install it - you won't go wrong with this tablet.
*Update June 26. I'm giving the Coby an extra star! I found a way to load Netflix! (Goto 1mobile.com) I'd give it 5 stars but the iPad and iPod Touch has raised the bar too high.
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It only worked for a very short time, and even that wasn't great.
I guess I didn't realize it would require the stylus, it's NOT touch screen ... Read more
Piece of junk! .only work for three month. Coby customer service: nothing.Published 14 months ago by Ray