All of the Coby Kyros Android 4.0 tablets come with Cortex A8 1GHz processors. Dual-core processors are better but for a single-core processors the Cortex A8 is surprisingly effective. Transitions are smooth, videos are lag-free, and it can even handle some impressive video games.
The poor battery life is the main thing holding the Coby Kyros tablets back. 5 hours is brutal, and that's not even at full brightness or running it very hard. Just basically web browsing and playing a few games. The box states video playback is only 4.5 hours.
Applications are provided via GetJar, a free Android application marketplace currently offering about 150,000 apps. The unit comes preinstalled with eReader, eMusic, Browser, Calendar, Email, Clock, Calculator and Gallery (Photos & Videos) apps. You can even download MobiSystems OfficeSuite Viewer which lets you view and share Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files and attachments.
The Coby Kyros MID7047-4 gives a whole new meaning to the term \"budget tablet.\" At $92, the Kyros MID7047-4 is less than half the price of the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7, and is one of the cheapest Android tablets on the market. Aimed at those who want the basic functions of a tablet or a child-friendly device, Coby touts its Kyros MID7047-4 as a device perfect for Web surfing, streaming video and playing basic games. But does a half-priced tablet mean you're getting half the performance and features Read on to find out.
Click to EnlargeAt $92, the Coby Kyros MID7047-4 costs significantly less than competing 7-inch tablets, and it certainly shows. The lack of Google Play support is undoubtedly the biggest drawback, but the low-resolution display with narrow viewing angles doesn't help either. The Kyros 7 can handle basic tasks such as Web browsing, social networking and playing casual games, but we'd recommend spending the extra $100 on something like the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 or Nexus 7. While it's not a speed demon, the $150 Asus MeMO Pad will get you Google Play access and better performance. 1e1e36bf2d