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Kobo Vox

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 reviews of Kobo Vox. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Comments about the size and portability are generally positive. The price and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability and connectivity, while comments are divided on the durability.

usability, screen, price, portability, size

performance, battery, connectivity, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Kobo Vox is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kobo Vox

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Kobo Vox from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability, whereas there are some mixed views about the usability.

portability

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kobo eReader Vox Edition (Green)Kobo eReader Vox Edition (Green)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kobo Vox

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Kobo Vox from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com.

51% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kobo K080-Kbo-B Kobo Vox 7-Inch Vivid Color Multi-Touch Multi-Media Screen BlackKobo K080-Kbo-B Kobo Vox 7-Inch Vivid Color Multi-Touch Multi-Media Screen Black

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: LAPTOP Contributor (laptopmag.com)

Kobo Vox

 

The Kobo Vox eReader has some interesting social-networking features, but doesn't rise above the competition.

Click to EnlargeAt $179, the Kobo Vox offers a unique reading experience for an affordable price. The display and social networking features are pretty compelling. However, the Vox falls short of the Kindle Fire when it comes to app selection and both...

May, 2012

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Kobo Vox review: Kobo Vox

 

You can look at the Kobo Vox tablet in a couple of different ways.

The $199 Kobo Vox is a relatively affordable Android-based tablet, with a reasonably attractive design, and an expansion slot for more memory beyond its internal 8GB. Kobo's e-reading app and e-book store are integrated into the device and you also get...

Books don't load as quickly as they should, the screen isn't incredibly responsive, the battery life is only OK, and the device ships with what appears to be a proprietary cable for charging and transferring files. There's no access to the full Android...

While it's relatively affordable, the Kobo Vox is a truly unexceptional Android tablet, with nothing to recommend it over the identically priced Kindle Fire.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Kobo Vox review

 

The Vox has last-generation hardware and largely uninspiring software. It's a hard sell against the Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire.

Expandable memoryLow-costEasy sideloading

Short battery lifeSluggish performanceWiFi connectivity issues

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: JoannaStern (theverge.com)

Kobo Vox review

 

In the race for the best 7-inch tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet have zoomed past the competition with sub-$250 price points and well-rounded reading and app...

Easy to sideload apps ; Looks decent from afar ; Good selection of books

Feels cheap ; Screen can be unresponsive ; Software is sluggish ; Much slower than the Fire or Nook Tablet

The Vox isn't a contender in this new cheap tablet race; it's not even on the track

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Kobo Vox Review: A Social, Multipurpose E-Reader and Tablet

 

The Kobo Vox is a value-priced tablet with a twist. Like its E Ink sibling, the Kobo Touch e-reader, the Vox has a social focus, and places an emphasis on sharing reading experiences. At $200 (as of November 20, 2011), the Kobo Vox is priced the same...

Reading-centric interface tweaks to stock Android ; Well-designed reading interface

Comparatively thick and chunky to hold

Kobo's Android 2.3-based tablet offers a social-reading-focused, value-priced alternative to the big guns.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Kobo Vox

 

The 7-inch fringe field switching (FFS+) LCD screen is bright and the 1,024-by-600-pixel resolution makes text look clear and crisp. Kobo went with an FFS+ display over in-plane switching (IPS), claiming the former performs better in bright-light...

Bright 1,024-by-600-pixel display. Tracks reading progress and statistics

Unresponsive screen. Sluggish performance. Unpolished OS. Poor battery life for an ebook reader

The price may be right at $199, but the Kobo Vox Android tablet/ebook reader cuts too many corners and falls short of the competition in nearly every way.

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Kobo Vox

 

Some people would have you think that the Kobo Vox is the device of choice if you are looking for an Android tablet that's good for a little bit of mobile browsing and for a little bit of e-book reading on the go. The Vox is available as part of a...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: (the-ebook-reader.com)

Kobo Vox Review

 

The Kobo Vox is Kobo's first venture into the Android tablet space. The device is very comparable to the hugely successful Nook Color, but one major difference is that Kobo opted to go with an open Android operating system so users can install whatever...

The screen is gorgeous, very bright colors and crisp text with wide viewing angles ; Open Android 2.3 so you can install apps, even competing ereading apps like Kindle and Nook ; Quilted back adds a nice feel ; 8GB of memory and SD card slot provide...

Single core 800MHz processor is faster than expected but is still slower than Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet's dual core processors ; No Google Apps or Android Market without hack ; Software needs polishing, annoying minor bugs, and Kobo's eReading app is...

The Kobo Vox has turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Between the excellent screen quality and open operating system, it's better than most budget tablets by a mile.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Kobo Vox - Pocket-lint

 

The Kobo Vox eReader is a 7-inch Android tablet looking to offer the same sort of experience as the Kindle Fire in the US. With the Kindle enjoying successes

Cheap, Kobo's modifications make itservices easy to get into

It's neither the best solution for reading, nor the best for a tablet, battery life is poor, lacks Google certification

The compromise you have to make with the Kobo Vox is clear: it is good value for money and you get a tablet that has been reasonably well built and offers a wide variety of features. But you get neither the best tablet experience nor the best reading...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: T3 Online (t3.com)

Kobo Vox eReader review

 

Can the Kobo Vox ereader take on the Amazon Kindle Fire?

Big colour screen ; Comfy quilted back ; 1 million free books

Screen strains eyes ; No Android Market ; No USB charging

Dec, 2011