Coby Kyros MID7042 Review

Last Updated on March 29, 2020

If you are looking for a tablet with extra features; perfect for browsing and social networking and pocket-friendly, then the Coby Kyros range of tablets is a good starting point. These Android 4.0 software tablets come in a range of sizes and a variety of hard drive and memory capacity.

In this review, we are going to look at a four GB, 7-inch widescreen tablet that comes with a built-in camera.

Tablet features

The Coby Kyros MID7042 model of internet tablets is a relative newcomer to the market, but jam packed with useful features. It has a 4GB storage capacity. Multi task effortlessly with 1GB of Ram, and expand your storage with a microSDHC for your photos, music, and videos.

The Coby Kyros runs on the latest Android software, Ice Cream Sandwich, and its wireless capacity makes it ideal to access your favorite games and apps from the Google Play, Amazon apps store or Free GetJar marketplace; check your emails or chat via social networking sites.


The 7 inch widescreen on the Coby Kyros is a capacitive, multi-touch screen with a resolution of 800×480(WVGA). Customers say that constant use surfing, and playing games and your battery is still going after 5 hours, so the battery life is decent for a 7-inch tablet.

It is a lithium polymer non-standard rechargeable battery, so a good idea to get a backup battery when you find one as these are not freely available in standard hardware stores. It has a forward facing a 0.3MP camera, good for scanning qrcodes and the occasional snapshot.

What customers say and overall review

This tablet is ideal for teens and kids and those who want a more flexible ereader. It can be rooted so that you can use Google play functions but you need to search online for those instructions.

Generally customers see this as a tablet for the family, budget value but great for Youtube watching, game playing and surfing the web. They are impressed by its weight, light at 0.75 lbs, and its portability. The operating system is responsive, the speakers deliver good stereo sound and the screen is bright and easy to read.

The new Android 4-0 range of Coby Kyros tablets comes in sizes from 7 inches to 10.1 inches and two screen ratios, 4:3 and 16:9, also included are a charger and battery.

Customers recommend you buy screen wipes and a protective case to keep the touchscreen in perfect condition.