Coby Kyros 8"  vs Apple iPad 3 

Released September, 2011

Coby Kyros 8"

  • 8"
  • 4 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 2.0
Front view of Coby Kyros 8"
VS
Released March, 2012

Apple iPad 3

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 3
Whether it's a simple round of Scrabble or an intense romp through Grand Theft Auto 3, the iPad's combination of Retina Display and quad-core graphics processor add up to a dramatic improvement for gaming.
by c|net (Mar, 2012)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Coby Kyros 8"

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Coby Kyros 8"

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Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 2.0) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Lighter 553 g vs 662 g More than 15% lighter
Front view of Apple iPad 3

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Much more storage capacity 64 GB vs 4 GB 16x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Has a gyroscope Yes vs No Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation
Has an accelerometer Yes vs No Somewhat common; Detects movement for interactive apps
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 800 x 600 More than 6.5x higher resolution
Bigger screen 9.7" vs 8" More than 20% bigger screen
Has a compass Yes vs No Somewhat common; Great for maps and navigation apps
Much sharper screen 263 ppi vs 125 ppi More than 2x sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Supports voice commands Yes vs No (Android 2.0) Somewhat common; Can be operated hands free
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Much thinner 9.4 mm vs 14 mm Around 35% thinner
More RAM 1 GB vs 0.5 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Newer Mar, 2012 vs Sep, 2011 Release date 5 months later

Features Key features of the Kyros 8"  vs iPad 3 

screen resolution

Kyros 8"
800 x 600
iPad 3
2048 x 1536

memory

Kyros 8"
0.5 GB
iPad 3
1 GB

camera resolution

Kyros 8"
1 MP
iPad 3
0.3 MP

CPU Cores

Kyros 8"
Single core
iPad 3
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Kyros 8"
1 GHz
iPad 3
1 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Kyros 8"  vs
iPad 3 
Size 8" 9.7"
Technology TN LCD TFT LCD
Resolution 800 x 600 2048 x 1536
PPI 125 ppi 263 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11g
802.11b
Supports 3G No Yes

processor

Cores Single core Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS No Yes
Has a compass No Yes
Has an accelerometer No Yes
Has a gyroscope No Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes

storage

Kyros 8"  vs
iPad 3 
Internal storage 4 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 0.5 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1 MP 0.3 MP

ports

USB support USB 2.0 None
Hdmi support HDMI 1.0 None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes No

form factor

Weight 553 g 662 g
Size 206 x 158 x 14 mm 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm
Thickness 14 mm 9.4 mm
Coby Kyros 8"
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