Hi this is Brad Liner with will appear ding. And this is a Kobe mid 806, five tablets, which is an 8-inch tablet with a 1024 by 768 pixel display, a 1.2 gigahertz and logic arm cortex, a9 dual-core processor 1, gig of ram 8 gigs of storage and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a front-facing VGA camera, a rear 2, megapixel camera, micros card slot down here near the bottom hidden by a little plastic door. You can add extra storage for media and files and so forth. We've got a mini HDMI micro USB headset and a power jack. Which you'll need to use if you want to charge it, you can't just use the micro USB microphones. So if you use in the front facing camera for video calls and so forth, stereo speakers, not the loudest, but reasonably clear. And there you go, so it's a little larger than say, an iPad, Mini, it's, kind of larger bezel it's, a little thicker weighs about a pound, so it's, not the thinnest or lightest tablet.
But what it has going for, it is a great price. It's got a list price of about a hundred and eighty. Dollars and sells for actually closer to one hundred and fifty dollars making it one of the cheaper tablets available in the U.S. at the moment. And it also is part of the 2013 lineup of Cobain tablets, which means that it's running Android, 4.0, Ice, Cream, Sandwich, it's, not the newest version of Android, but it's, the newest that cobra, shipped a tablet with yet, and it's, largely unskilled, which means that you're you're sort of getting what Google delivers here you're, not getting something that Kobe puts.
On top of it there's, a couple of apps that they preload it with, but you're, not getting any sort of extra skins, it's, also, one of the first Kobe tablets to ship with access to the Google Play, Store, meaning, it's a Google certified device. You can download hundreds of thousands of different apps' music movies and other content here. And for the most part things seem to run pretty well on this tablet it's. The dual-core processor is similar to say what you might expect from an NVIDIA Terra 2 in terms of. Benchmarking results it's not as fast as a newer chip like a Terra 3 or other quad-core processors. But it does a does a decent job of letting you sort of surf the web play games do other things.
Sometimes it takes a little longer than the might on a newer tablet to load applications or websites or other content. But the most part I don't have a lot of complaints about performance, especially given the low price tag game. So overall beating performance, it's, not bad. Well, most apparently a. Little harder to die than I thought there we go. So it works reasonably well and loads, web pages, just fine. So if you wanted to use it for reading books, you could do that if you wanted to use it for we're surfing, the web, if I had to play some games, it's, not a bad tablet for that.
Now that said, I have run into a couple of minor problems. One is if you look real close here, and it's a little hard to see on the video it's, a little speck down, there that's, not a piece of dust sitting on top of the display. But it's, actually under the glass.
So between the glass and the display itself, and it shows up mostly when you're looking at things with a light-colored background, and it's kind of always there, and it's, probably not going to be there on whatever unit you get it just that showed up on my demo unit. But it does sort of concern me a little in terms of the build quality and quality controls of this device as told. This was put together in a clean room. So the dust shouldn't have gotten into under the. Display or into the glass in the clean room, but it's possible that there's not as tight a seal here as there should be. And so maybe just got under the display at some later point and yeah, that's a little less than ideal because there's, really no way to clean that offer to fix if it's, not a dead pixel it's, actually, just a piece of dust.
There's, also a light, one that's, a little harder to show on video. But if you're looking at something with a black background, you can sort of see it sometimes. I, don't know if you can see it there, but so you know, the screens not great in that way. And then the other problem with the screen is the viewing angles are less than stellar.
So let me go ahead and open up something where you can see so here's me doing a video review, and as I tilt the screen back you'll, notice that the colors start to wash out and almost look like an image negative. It looks a lot better from some angles than others. So here it's, not so bad. But here it really gets difficult to see.
So displays with wide, viewing angles are great on any device on the laptop, they're, not nearly as important because you're, usually only looking at it from a fixed angle on a tablet, though you're holding it in your hands. So you know, you might move it in all sorts of different ways. And if it gets harder to see that's a problem, especially if you say I wanted to watch a video with somebody sitting next to you or something. So the fact that it's the picture sort of starts to wash out or look at.Then like the colors aren't right is a issue.
Now, the best way to hold it is actually with the volume and power buttons facing this way, which is all well and good, except for the fact that you might accidentally hit them and adjust the volume or even turn off the display. If you put it down on a table or on your lap or something else. So you know, I'm not a fan of tablets with poor viewing angles in the first place. But if I were going to design a tablet with one viewing angle better than the others. I'd make sure that I didn't put the buttons on the side that you're likely to tap down.
So you know, the screen is less than perfect. And for that reason, I even had 150 dollars, I have a hard time recommending this as a tablet that you should buy. You can spend a little more money and get something like a Google Nexus 7 tablet that said, you know, this is probably one of the cheapest tablet with a 1024 by 768 pixel display. You can get most importantly, I think, it's. It shows a sort of progress on.
The part of Kobe and other low-cost tablet makers and good progress, I think the fact that we're we're now shipping with newer versions of Android, even if it's not the newest version, the fact that we're shipping with Google Play certification, a dual-core processor and decent performance. These are all really great things and Kobe does actually offer one model with better viewing angles called the Kobe mid 1065 it's, a 10-inch tablet that has an IPS display, which means that you should be able to. Tilt it any way and the colors should look pretty great.
So that model sells for about 220 dollars it's, not quite as chief. But by 10-inch tablet standards, it's, actually, a pretty good price I wish that they wouldn't with the I wish that Kobe had chosen to use IPS displays on the 7 and 8 inch models as well. But only the 10-inch model currently has one so anyway, that is a video review of a Kobe mid 806 5. You can find more details at little appealing com, including close-up photos where I know you. Can have to see the dust under the screen a little better again, I don't, think that you're going to get that same piece of dust on every unit. But the fact that the model like who be sent to me to review had the imperfection meant there was something that I wanted to point out that there might be some problems with the build quality of this particular device. Brad Liner, little appearing comm more details there and stay tuned in to this channel for reviews of other small.
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