Coby Kyros MID7015 Review
The Kyros MID7015 has a shockingly low price, but that isn't enough to win the favor of user and expert reviewers. The biggest weakness of the Kyros is its resistive touchscreen, which requires a fingernail or stylus to use. Reviewers also note that the image quality isn't very good and the battery life is sub-par. This tablet also runs an older Android 2.1 operating system.
You probably won't find a cheaper tablet than the Coby Kyros MID7015, and that may be for the best. Experts and users who like the device are few and far between, judging by the Coby Kyros reviews we read. Most complaints are directed toward the tablet's resistive touchscreen, a technology that's inferior to the more common capacitive screens found on newer, better tablets. An expert at CNET slams not only the screen's lack of responsiveness but also its image quality in a Coby Kyros review. The tablet's battery life also fails to impress.
The Coby Kyros MID7015 runs the rather outdated Android 2.1 operating system, which offers no Flash support for web videos and often defaults to the mobile versions of many websites, because it was designed for smartphones rather than specifically for tablets. The Kyros has access to Android apps via Archos' AppsLib, rather than the official Android Market, which PCMag counts as a con in its Coby Kyros review. The Kyros uses an 800 MHz Telechips TTC8902 processor. Its 7-inch resistive touchscreen requires a stylus for precise actions and doesn't support multi-touch gestures. Connectivity and port options include Wi-Fi support, a USB 2.0 port, mini HDMI, and a headphone jack. The Coby Kyros' internal memory is relatively small, at only 4 GB, but it also has a microSD slot for external storage.
While there's no doubt the Kyros is dirt-cheap for a tablet, we question whether it's worth the money. Frugal consumers would be better off with an up-to-date operating system and a capacitive touchscreen.