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Coby Kyros MID9742

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the size. Many are critical about the reliability.

price, usability, screen, portability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Coby Kyros MID9742 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 user reviews of Coby Kyros MID9742 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on

price, usability, performance, screen, portability


61% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Coby Kyros 9.7-Inch Android 4.0 8 GB 4:3 Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen Internet Tablet with Built-In Camera, Black MID9742-8

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Coby Kyros MID9742


The Coby Kyros MID9742 is about as inexpensive as 10-inch Android tablets get, but it makes too many compromises in performance and has no access to the Google Play app market.

Inexpensive. Android 4.0. USB host mode. HDMI out

No access to Google Play. Routinely buggy and unresponsive

Given the current state of Android tablets, and the availability of two extremely affordable, high-quality tablets in the Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire ($199, 4 stars), the Coby Kyros MID9742 just doesn't make much sense. It has aging components, a...

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Coby Kyros MID9742 9.7 inch Android 4.0 tablet review - Liliputing


The Coby Kyros MID9742 features a 9.7 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel capacitive touchscreen display, an Allwinner A10 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 single core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB to 8GB of storage


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Great Looking, Horrible Fuction


Looks great, Light weight, comfortable in your hands, Screen is pretty good

It was horrible! Touch screen was so slow to respond. had to double/tripple touch everything. If you changed the font size to small, all of the text tweaked and twitched. NO GOOGLE PLAY STORE! I tried a million ways to find a work around. Could'nt get...

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not good at all


this product always kept freezing on the loading icon. A waste of money. I purchased two of the Colby tablets and they both did the same thing.

Attractive Design

Always Loading ; Difficult to Use ; Poor Quality

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Do not purchase the android!


This product was difficult to use and navigate! We are an apple family and we have one iPad but chose this tablet for my son because it was cheaper but we had no idea how difficult it would be to navigate. We spent hours trying to put apps on it just...

Boring ; Difficult to Use ; Poor Quality

Product Specifications

Built-in Camera:Double Camera


Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes


Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight:Direct LED
LED Technology: No
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Convertible: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich


GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic


Processor Brand:ARM