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Kobo Arc 7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 reviews of Kobo Arc 7. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and screen. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the storage. Many are critical about the touch screen and camera.

usability, price, performance, screen, battery

camera, touch screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Kobo Arc 7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kobo Arc 7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Kobo Arc 7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability.

usability

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: KOBO K107-KBO-64B Arc 7 inch IPS Display Android Tablet 64GB WiFi eBook Reader (Black)KOBO K107-KBO-64B Arc 7 inch IPS Display Android Tablet 64GB WiFi eBook Reader (Black)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kobo Arc 7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Kobo Arc 7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kobo Arc 16GB, Touchscreen Colour eReader Tablet Wi-Fi, 7in - WhiteKobo Arc 16GB, Touchscreen Colour eReader Tablet Wi-Fi, 7in - White

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Kobo Arc 7

 

64gb memory installed - more than enough for music and big range of books. Can add Kindle App so can read Kindle and epub on the same device. Good battery life - about 2 days - as long as wifi is turned off (but have had about 7 hrs with wifi on).

None that I have found yet.

May, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Kobo Arc 7

 

Screen resolution Processor speed

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Kobo Arc 7

 

Excellent value for money if you can get it discounted to around two thirds the price of the Samsung equivalents as I did. Features and performance compare favourably with more expensive tablets. However at its full price, the Samsungs have the edge.....

A little on the heavy side. Screen is very glossy, so you need to fit an anti glare screen protector, available on web for around £4.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Kobo Arc 7

 

Cheap, Big storage (64gb) intuitive & easy to use

suprisingly heavy Battery could do with lasting a few hours longer

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Kobo Arc 7

 

This was bought as a birthday present for my husband who has no computer knowledge or patience to be taught and at first he rubbished but now after trial and tribulation can now find his way around it. The games were easy to download and came through...

This is from my hush band's usage of it. He does not read the messages clearly and his fingers are tap happy with the tablet quick to go he sometimes looses his place but he eventually gets there.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Kobo Arc 7

 

easy to carry around, can store large collection of movies, songs and ebooks.

sales apps everywhere Kindle better for reading outside,

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Kobo Arc 7

 

Love this device, easy to use great storage space,slightly heavier than a book reader but can do all that I want it to.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Kobo Arc 7

 

Great value for money - with 64GB storage you will have room for plenty of music and ebooks. The flavour of Android is customised to Kobo but this is not overwhelming and you should be able to run all the apps you are used to.

Battery life is average.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Kobo Arc 7

 

Easy to use basic android OS. Also it's easy to ignore the things that Kobo pushes at you and just install Google Play and Amazon for digital content. You can take the back off to replace the battery, a luxury most tablets don't afford! Also the value...

It's heavier than most tablets, but not so much so that it's an issue. There's no way to add extra storage via an SD card, but as an iPad user I don't think this will be an issue (plus 64gb on a tablet is pretty hard to fill)

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Kobo Arc 7

 

Cheap Fully featured tablet

A bit book\media focussed in default interface

Apr, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4200
Battery life (max):9
Battery performance:4200
Standby Time:336 / 480

Camera

Built-in camera: Yes
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.2 / 1.3
Main camera resolution (numeric):1.2 / 1.3
Rear camera:N / Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Second camera: No
Video recording:No / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Grey, White / White
Device type:Mini tablet
Fingerprint reader: No
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:7
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1280 x 800
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Memory

Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): No

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Docking connector: No
Rechargeable: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / Yes
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: No

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
Document formats supported:ePub
Google applications:Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Position location:N
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, VP8, WEBM
Video compression formats:3GP, MP4
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MP4,VP8,WEBM

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
SmartCard slot: No

Processor

Processor:OMAP4470
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Mediatek / Texas Instruments
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.5
Processor model:OMAP4470

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Software

Bundled software:- Social Apps: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Skype.\n- Productivity Apps: OfficeSuite, McAfee.\n- Music Apps: 7-Digital, Rdio.\n- Movies / Video Apps: Cinema Now, Quickflix, Wuaki, Mondadori Apps.\n- Reading: Press Reader.\n- Gaming:Wild Tangent.
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.0 / 4.2.2
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.413 / 0.453
Height:4.72 / 7.44 / 7.64
Weight:12.7 / 12.8
Width:4.72 / 4.8 / 7.44