Comparing Anycubic Kobra and Anycubic Photon Mono

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Anycubic Kobra ranks #53 out of 81.
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6.6
Good
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Anycubic Photon Mono ranks #23 out of 81. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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8.3
Great
Anycubic Kobra: Buy | Customer Reviews
Anycubic Photon Mono: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Anycubic Kobra more than Anycubic Photon Mono

As of 7 Mar 2023, experts prefer Anycubic Kobra over Anycubic Photon Mono, but both 3D Printers have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Anycubic Kobra received 2 recommendations: from 3d Sourced (9 Feb 2023) and All3DP (25 Jan 2023). Anycubic Photon Mono was also endorsed 2 times: by CNET (12 Jan 2023) and Digital Trends (28 Mar 2021). However, experts generally ranked Anycubic Photon Mono lower than Anycubic Kobra in their articles, which caused it to rank lower in ReviewFinder ranking.

Rank Change Price 3D Printer
Omnicore
3d Sourced
TechRadar
Popular Mechanics
CNET
All3DP
Digital Trends
PCMag
Tom's Hardware
Tom's Guide
15
+3 $240
Anycubic Kobra
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5
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
24
- $280
Anycubic Photon Mono
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-
-
-
8
-
4
-
-
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 9 Feb 2023 3d Sourced ranked Anycubic Kobra as #5
    Rank 3D Printer Comment
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    #5 out of 19 Anycubic Kobra
    Best under $300: FDM
    ... ... ...
  • On 25 Jan 2023 All3DP ranked Anycubic Kobra as #3
    Rank 3D Printer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #3 out of 15 Anycubic Kobra
    Best 3D Printer under 300$
    ... ... ...
    Source: all3dp.com
  • On 12 Jan 2023 CNET ranked Anycubic Photon Mono as #8
    Rank 3D Printer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #8 out of 14 Anycubic Photon Mono
    Best inexpensive resin 3D printer
    ... ... ...
  • On 28 Mar 2021 Digital Trends ranked Anycubic Photon Mono as #4
    Rank 3D Printer
    ... ...
    #4 out of 5 Anycubic Photon Mono
    ... ...

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 117 expert endorsements of the March rankings, Anycubic Kobra outranks Anycubic Photon Mono. This is not to say that Anycubic Photon Mono is a bad option. Like Anycubic Kobra, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Anycubic Photon Mono way more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Anycubic Kobra
Anycubic Photon Mono
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Anycubic Photon Mono, the pricier option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Anycubic Kobra.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling 3d printer receives a consumer score of 7.4 (good). Anycubic Photon Mono ranks higher than that and Anycubic Kobra ranks lower than that.

Anycubic Kobra
In comparison:
Anycubic Kobra ranks #53 out of 81.
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6.6
Good
Anycubic Photon Mono
In comparison:
Anycubic Photon Mono ranks #23 out of 81. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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8.3
Great
Median best-selling 3D Printer
In comparison:
FlashForge Finder ranks #41 out of 81.
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7.4
Good





Anycubic Kobra is more popular than Anycubic Photon Mono

It's fairly safe to say that Anycubic Kobra is a more popular 3d printer than Anycubic Photon Mono, based on its 3,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Anycubic Kobra and Photon Mono often consider Anycubic Photon Mono, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Anycubic Kobra and Photon Mono
Anycubic Photon Mono $280
In comparison:
Anycubic Photon Mono ranks #23 out of 81. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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8.3
Great
2 expert recommendations
Creality Ender 3 Pro $236
In comparison:
Creality Ender 3 Pro ranks #13 out of 81. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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8.7
Great
No expert recommendations Cheaper More Popular Better Reviews
Toybox 3D 1-Touch $299
In comparison:
Toybox 3D 1-Touch ranks #59 out of 81.
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6.3
Average
3 expert recommendations
Creality Ender 3 V2 $280
In comparison:
Creality Ender 3 V2 ranks #29 out of 81. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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8.1
Great
4 expert recommendations More Popular
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Anycubic Kobra outranks Anycubic Photon Mono by 9 positions. This indicates that, as of 7 Mar 2023, Anycubic Kobra is more critically acclaimed than Anycubic Photon Mono.
Rank Change Price 3D Printer
Omnicore
3d Sourced
TechRadar
Popular Mechanics
CNET
All3DP
Digital Trends
PCMag
Tom's Hardware
Tom's Guide
1
- $280
Creality Ender 3 V2
3
1
-
4
-
-
-
9
-
-
2
- $760
Original Prusa i3 MK3S+
-
12
-
-
2
-
-
1
8
-
3
- $430
Anycubic Vyper
-
8
6
-
5
-
-
8
12
-
4
+1 Check price
Ankermake M5
-
-
-
-
4
-
-
5
2
-
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [18]

83
Total expert reviews: 18
  • with a score: 6
  • without a score: 12
Highest score by TechRadar
90
Average score based on 18 reviews
83
Lowest score by 3dwork.io
80

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [9]

80
Total expert reviews: 9
  • with a score: 5
  • without a score: 4
Highest score by mmorpg.com
90
Average score based on 9 reviews
80
Lowest score by TechGearLab
60

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Anycubic Kobra: Buy | Customer Reviews
Anycubic Photon Mono: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • Modular Design & Easy Assembly: ANYCUBIC KOBRA is an all-in-one frame 3D printer, can minimize the shaking to improve the print quality. The modular design allows the printer to be assembled only in 10 minutes
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From Seller:
  • 𝟔.𝟐𝟑" 𝐋𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧, Photon Mono 4K Resin 3D Printer is upgraded to a 6.23" Monochrome LCD screen, 29% larger than ANYCUBIC Photon's 5.5" screen. Rapid prototyping greatly improves printing efficiency by printing single layer in 1.5S. The LCD screen is more durable, 4X longer lifespan than RGB screen.
  • Read more
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
Model Numbers: AK-1, KOBRA
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Anycubic Kobra is a very popular and one of the less expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling 3D printers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Anycubic Kobra Plus or Creality Ender 3 Pro .

Anycubic Kobra is $189.50 less expensive than an average 3D printer ($429.49).

Anycubic Photon Mono is a very popular and one of the cheaper options. It's in the top 3 bestselling 3D printers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Creality Ender 3 V2 or Voxelab Aries .

Anycubic Photon Mono is $149.50 less expensive than an average 3D printer ($429.49).

Anycubic Kobra: Buy | Customer Reviews
Anycubic Photon Mono: Buy | Customer Reviews

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