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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
Top 31%3,486 points
Top 31%
Top 14%4,322 points
Top 14%
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
Top specs and features

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite vs Kobo Aura: 28 facts in comparison

1. Has a white e-paper display

This e-paper display is much brighter and whiter than normal e-paper displays - it provides a better reading experience due to higher contrast.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
16% have it

2. has an external memory slot

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
73% have it

3. weight

39g lighter.
213g
Asus Eee Reader DR900: 47.3g
174g

4. is self-lit

Self-lit devices have a back or front light incorporated, so they can be used in poor light conditions or in the dark.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
28% have it

5. Has an e-paper display

An e-paper display provides a high contrast allowing users to read in direct sunlight without requiring much power.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
93% have it

6. pixel density

0% higher pixel density.
212ppi
Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) WiFi 8GB: 300ppi
212ppi

7. thickness

0.9mm thinner.
9mm
Aluratek AEBK01FS: 0.95mm
8.1mm

8. has a anti-reflection coating

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
19% have it

9. internal storage

2GB more internal storage.
2GB
Sony PRS 600: 512GB
4GB

10. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
66% have it

11. has dictionary

The device has a dictionary that can be accessed offline.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
69% have it

12. height

19mm shorter.
169mm
Elonex eInk 621EB eBook: 117mm
150mm

13. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
6"
Irex Technologies Digital Reader 1000SW: 10.2"
6"

14. number of screen shades

More screen shades (greys) result in better gradients and usually a better reading experience.
16
Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) WiFi 8GB: 16
16

15. Has 802.11n WiFi connection

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
54% have it

16. supported file types

How many file types the device supports, such as PDF, JPG or PNG.
13
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB: 37
15

17. Has access to real library to “borrow” e-books

Users can get access to books from real libraries.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
70% have it

18. every pixel has three subpixels

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
88% have it

19. has a cellular module

Devices which use cellular technology can connect to mobile networks. Cellular networks have much wider signal coverage than WiFi.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
4% have it

20. supports text-to-speech

This enables your device to verbalize on-screen content.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
17% have it

21. has a search browser

With a search browser application you can surf the internet from your device.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
64% have it

22. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

23. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
70% have it

24. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
13% have it

25. has branded damage resistant glass

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
0% have it

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