Toshiba Thrive 7

Released September, 2011
  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • Android 3.2
The higher than average resolution is a selling point, and the display is colorful and crisp.
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2011)

Features Key features of the Toshiba Thrive 7

screen resolution

Thrive 7
1280 x 800
Arnova 7 G2
800 x 480
Kyros 10"


Thrive 7
1 GB
Kyros 10"
0.25 GB

camera resolution

Thrive 7
5 MP
Kyros 10"
1 MP

CPU Cores

Thrive 7
Dual core
Kyros 10"
Single core

CPU Frequency

Thrive 7
1 GHz
Arnova 7 G2
1 GHz
Kyros 10"
1 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the Toshiba Thrive 7

The Thrive 7 runs on the same 1GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU as other first generation Android Honeycomb tablets from big manufacturers, and it has a gig of RAM and 16 or 32 gigs of storage.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The display is very sharp and fairly bright.
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2011)
1280x800 resolution on a 7-inch tablet looks fantastic, and the display is one area where the Thrive 7 really shines.
by Android Police (Dec, 2011)
The Thrive 7's display doesn't get all that bright, meaning sunlight reading may prove difficult unless you've got the brightness maxed, and even then it may not be quite enough.
by Android Police (Dec, 2011)


It has the same rugged look and rubbery ridged back, but some of the 10 inch model's geek chic amenities are missing, like the full size USB host port for USB peripherals and the (rare on mobile OS tablets) removable battery.
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2011)
The Thrive 7's dual speakers at the bottom of the tablet are accompanied by SRS sound enhancement software which, frankly, just makes the speakers sound a different kind of bad - they're tinny, thin, and generally represent the kind of audio experience you'd expect from a cheap netbook.
by Android Police (Dec, 2011)
As I said earlier, you get Toshiba's nifty File Manager app, as well as some audio and video "enhancement" options (though they don't seem to do all that much) in the Settings menu.
by Android Police (Dec, 2011)

Operating system

The issue probably lies somewhere in the device's firmware, but it's possible Toshiba could have tweaked something with the software, as well.
by Android Police (Dec, 2011)
You can install any app your want from the Android Market, and it has not just WiFi 802.11b/g/n but Bluetooth and a GPS along with dual cameras and a micro HDMI that these LCD ereaders lack.
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2011)
That higher resolution makes the Thrive 7 a good pick for eBook reading, and that higher resolution plus the full Android tablet experience sets it apart from the cheaper Kindle Fire and Nook Color.
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2011)


Battery life is subpar at best - don't expect to get more than 3 or 4 hours of heavy use.
by Android Police (Dec, 2011)
For eReading at low brightness, you'll more easily get to that 6 hours.
by Android Police (Dec, 2011)
For web browsing and such, you'll get more, but I wouldn't expect much beyond 4 hours.
by Android Police (Dec, 2011)


But if you're a performance junkie, with Tegra 3 and Qualcomm quad-core tablets on the horizon, 6 months from now the Thrive 7 may not even be able to play some high-end games.
by Android Police (Dec, 2011)
Again, we see the Thrive 7's Tegra 2 processor just isn't quite cutting it compared to newer chipsets (Amazon's Kindle Fire uses a Texas Instruments dual-core processor, the Tab 7.0 Plus uses Samsung's Exynos).
by Android Police (Dec, 2011)
If you start playing a CPU-intensive game like Dungeon Defenders, you'll be out of a juice in half that time.
by Android Police (Dec, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 7"
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 215 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth
Supports 3G No


Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz

form factor

Size 128 x 189 x 12 mm
Thickness 12 mm
Battery life 4.7 hour


Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD
Maximum capacity 32 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 5 MP
Rear camera 2 MP


Has a GPS No
Has a light sensor No
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