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Kobo Vox

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 reviews of Kobo Vox. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the size and portability are overall positive. The screen and price also get good feedback, but views are divided on the durability. Some have doubts about the reliability and battery.

usability, price, screen, portability, size

performance, battery, reliability

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

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Consumer review (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 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability. Comments are divided on 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)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (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 3.9/5 for other products in the same category 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

Dec, 2018

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.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Kobo Vox review: Kobo Vox

 

Kobo Vox

The $199 ; 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 access...

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 : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Kobo Vox

 

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.

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.

Conclusions With the Vox, Kobo tries to mimic the Amazon Kindle Fire, and fails in pretty much every way. Kobo was able to hit that magic $199 price point, but at the cost of performance and polish. The Kindle Fire is a great product at a budget price....

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : JoannaStern (theverge.com)

Kobo Vox review

 

Can Kobo jump into the cheap e-reader / tablet game and catch up to the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet?

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

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 : 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 : 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 : Gordon Kelly (trustedreviews.com)

Kobo Vox eBook Reader

 

The Amazon Kindle Fire gets a globally available rival, sadly just not a credible one.

Reasonably priced eReader/tablet hybrid ; Excellent Kobo eBook store

Second rate display causes eye strain ; Underpowered hardware ; Poorly thought out build choices ; Woeful battery life

For anyone buying an eBook reader primarily for, well… reading this will be the end of the matter. That said is the dream alive for an occasional reader who wants a cheap Android tablet?

Dec, 2011

Expert review by (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