Kobo Arc 7HD  vs

Released October, 2013

Kobo Arc 7HD

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2.2
Front view of Kobo Arc 7HD
VS
Released October, 2013

Kobo Arc 7

  • 7"
  • 8 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Kobo Arc 7
The front camera is a low 0.3-megapixel job.
by c|net (Aug, 2013)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Arc 7HD vs 7

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Arc 7HD
7.2 fps
Arc 7
7.2 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Arc 7HD
35.2 fps
Arc 7
35.2 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Kobo Arc 7HD

Reasons to consider the
Kobo Arc 7HD

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Much sharper screen 323 ppi vs 169 ppi More than 90% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 1024 x 600 3.8x higher resolution
More storage capacity 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Significantly faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution front camera 1.3 MP vs 0.3 MP More than 4.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Front view of Kobo Arc 7

Reasons to consider the
Kobo Arc 7

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Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Slightly longer battery life 9 hour vs 8 hour Around 15% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Arc 7HD  vs
Size 7" 7"
Technology TFT LCD TFT LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200 1024 x 600
PPI 323 ppi 169 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No No

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.2 GHz

sensors

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

storage

Arc 7HD  vs
Internal storage 16 GB 8 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity N/A 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.3 MP 0.3 MP
Rear camera None None

ports

USB support 1 Micro USB Micro USB
Hdmi support 1 Micro HDMI HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 341 g 360 g
Size 122 x 194 x 9.6 mm 122 x 194 x 10.1 mm
Thickness 9.6 mm 10.1 mm
Battery life 8 hour 9 hour
Kobo Arc 7HD
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