69points

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

86points

Kobo Aura

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite vs Kobo Aura

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura
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86
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Why is Amazon Kindle Paperwhite better than Kobo Aura?

  • Every pixel has three subpixels

Why is Kobo Aura better than Amazon Kindle Paperwhite?

  • Has a anti-reflection coating
  • Has an external memory slot
  • 2 more file types supported
    15vs13
  • 2GB more internal storage
    4GBvs2GB
  • 39g lighter
    174gvs213g
  • 0.9mm thinner
    8.1mmvs9mm
  • 19mm shorter
    150mmvs169mm
  • Has a gyroscope

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Design

1.weight

213g

174g

Best

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47.3g

2.height

169mm

150mm

Best

Elonex eInk 621EB eBook

117mm

3.thickness

9mm

8.1mm

Best

Aluratek AEBK01FS

0.95mm

4.has a QWERTY keyboard
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

Text messaging is much faster due to a hardware keyboard.

Display

1.Has a white e-paper display
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

This e-paper display is much brighter and whiter than normal e-paper displays - it provides a better reading experience due to higher contrast.

2.is self-lit
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

Self-lit devices have a back or front light incorporated, so they can be used in poor light conditions or in the dark.

3.has a anti-reflection coating
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

4.Has an e-paper display
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

An e-paper display provides a high contrast allowing users to read in direct sunlight without requiring much power.

5.pixel density

212ppi

212ppi

Best

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) WiFi 8GB

300ppi

6.has a touch screen
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Performance

1.has an external memory slot
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

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.

2.internal storage

2GB

4GB

Best

Sony PRS 600

512GB

Connectivity

1.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

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.

2.has a search browser
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

With a search browser application you can surf the internet from your device.

3.Has WiFi
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

The device can connect to WiFi.

4.has a cellular module
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

Devices which use cellular technology can connect to mobile networks. Cellular networks have much wider signal coverage than WiFi.

For example

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) WiFi + Cellular 32GB

Battery

1.has a rechargeable battery
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a removable battery
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

PocketBook PocketBook 360 Plus

Features

1.supported file types

13

15

How many file types the device supports, such as PDF, JPG or PNG.

Best

Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB

37

2.has dictionary
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

The device has a dictionary that can be accessed offline.

3.Has access to real library to “borrow” e-books
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

Users can get access to books from real libraries.

4.supports text-to-speech
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

This enables your device to verbalize on-screen content.

For example

PocketBook Pro 912

5.has a flash
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

For example

Iriver Story

6.has a gyroscope
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Aura

A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.

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