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Intel-powered Coby Kyros MID1054 first impressions

We’ve handled a lot of Coby Kyros tablets in the past, with the last being the Kyros MID1045 from last year. Now we have the Coby Kyros MID1054 – an 10-incher with an Intel Atom processor under the hood.


In terms of design, the Kyros MID1054 is not much different from the Kyros MID1045 we’ve reviewed last year. It still has that matte grey aluminum body with a chrome strip surrounding the bezel.


Located on the front is the 10.1-inch WXGA LCD display and the 0.3MP front-facing camera. On the left side are the power/lock button, volume rocker, reset pinhole and microSD card slot. The left side is devoid of any buttons. Right on top is the headset jack, while down at the bottom are the charging port, HDMI out and micro USB port. Flip it on its back and you’ll see the dual speakers and 2MP rear camera.


Speaking of the camera, it can take 2 megapixel stills, record videos and do Panoramic shots, but do not expect much in terms of quality. Take a look at the sample shot below:


What Coby is actually fronting here is the 1.6GHz Intel Atom Medfield Z2460 CPU placed at the heart of the Kyros. Basically it’s a single-core processor with support for Hyperthreading. We put it under a complete set of benchmarks and here are the results:


* AnTuTu Benchmark – 10,524
* Quadrant Standard – 3,715
* Vellamo HTML 5 – 1,441
* Vellamo Metal – 540
* NenaMark2 – 27.4fps (PowerVR SGX540)


Although the numbers don’t impress much, the MID1054 is the best performing Kyros tablet we’ve handled so far. It’s not flawlessly fast but it feels much stable now and more fluid compared to its older cousins. It’s still on Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.4) but it now has Google Play Store on board which comes as a good surprise.


As for battery life, Coby promises that the 5,150mAh battery can last up to 8 hours on full HD video playback on a single full charge. Sounds good on paper but we highly doubt that it can deliver that much. It’s more like 4 to 6 hours at best.

Overall, the Coby Kyros MID1054 is a slightly upgraded version of the Kyros MID1045 from last year. Coby just changed the processor, and bumped up the internal storage and battery capacity. It is a slight upgrade but a good one nonetheless.

Coby Kyros MID1054 specs:
10.1-inch capacitive WXGA LCD @ 1280×800 pixels
Intel Atom Medfield Z2460 1.6GHz
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD card
USB 2.0 port
mini-HDMI port
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.0
2MP rear camera
0.3MP front-facing camera
Android 4.0 ICS
Li-Po 5,150mAh battery

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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17 Responses

  1. ronald says:

    Cherry Mobile Fusion Fire is cheaper by P5,000

    • abuzalzal says:

      It’s a Vivante gpu- powered A5 device….which means, it can be craptastic on most graphics intensive games
      I WOULD FORGET this one if I were you

  2. abuzalzal says:

    Yiikes!!! Ang mahal!!!

    Yung 720p ips Pipo U1 pro na nabili ko lang sa tabi tabi (Rockchip 1.6ghz + quad mali400) 11,800 score sa Antutu…..Php 7k lang kuha ko…..

    Tsk tsk…. langya…Walang kwenta talaga ang Coby….

    • PIPO FTW says:

      Oyeah! I’m also using U1 PRO right now. And dafuq, 6k lang bili ko. Mas ayos pa diyan sa Coby. Double the price. Geez.

    • potato says:

      Intel Atom naman kasi ang processor nya, mas mabilis ung atom in most case kaysa sa ARM powered devices tulad nung Pipo. Benchmarks don’t tell th whole story

    • abuzalzal says:

      In some cases yes, tulad ng pag open ng HD video or pag load ng games….pero pag mababa talaga fps sa 3d rendering wala ka na magagawa dun

      Yung bagong Pipo ngayon na M9 (Php 12,000) , 18k ang score sa Antutu……don’t tell me mas powerful ang Coby sa Pipo M9. Lol

      PIPO > COBY

      not even close

    • pipo makunouchi says:

      mas mabilis talaga ako.. (nag dempsey roll)

    • potato says:

      GPU related naman ung 3D issues,SGX 540

  3. ziplinebuboy says:

    magaling talaga ang pipo. i have pipo s2. 6500 lang biliko. • CPU: Rockchip RK3066 Dual Core Cortex A9 1.6GHz
    • GPU: Mali 400 MP4
    • OS: Google Android 4.1.1
    • RAM: 1GB DDR3
    • Internal storage capacity: 16GB
    • External storage: Micro SD card (up to 32GB) – not included
    • Screen: 8 inch 4:3 TFT LCD capacitive multi-touch panel 1024 x 768 (XGA)
    • Front camera: 0.3 Megapixel
    • Back camera: 2.0 Megapixel
    • Flash: Flash 11.1
    • Bluetooth function supported

  4. dennis says:

    Sos maryosep bateryang yan

  5. lee says:

    san ba makakabili ng pipo? pwd pahingi naman ng link? tnx

  6. waispinoy says:

    sa akin buy ko sa Cloudland sa Sulit.com,pero sa Bettina’s Gadget Store sa Sulit.com mas mababa pa sila.

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