68points

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

64points

Kobo Glo

Comparison winner
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Glo
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26 facts in comparison

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite vs Kobo Glo

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Glo
68
points
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
64
points
Kobo Glo

Why is Amazon Kindle Paperwhite better than Kobo Glo?

  • Has a white e-paper display
    ?
  • 2 more file types supported
    ?

    13vs11
  • Has access to real library to “borrow” e-books
    ?
  • 1mm thinner
    9mmvs10mm

Why is Kobo Glo better than Amazon Kindle Paperwhite?

  • Has an external memory slot
    ?
  • 28g lighter
    185gvs213g
  • 12mm shorter
    157mmvs169mm

Price comparison

Design

1.weight
?

Best

Asus Eee Reader DR900

47.3g

213g

185g

2.thickness
?

Best

Amazon Kindle Voyage

7.6mm

9mm

10mm

3.height
?

Best

Kobo Clara HD

110mm

169mm

157mm

4.has a QWERTY keyboard
?

Text messaging is much faster due to a hardware keyboard.

For example

Kobo Aura

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Glo

Display

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 Glo
2.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 Glo
3.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 Glo
4.has a touch screen
?

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

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Glo
5.screen size
?

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Irex Technologies Digital Reader 1000SW

10.2"

6"

6"

6.number of screen shades
?

More screen shades (greys) result in better gradients and usually a better reading experience.

Best

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) WiFi 8GB

16

16

16

Performance

1.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 Glo
2.internal storage
?

Best

Sony PRS 600

512GB

2GB

2GB

Connectivity

1.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 Glo
2.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Glo
3.has a search browser
?

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

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Glo
4.has a cellular module
?

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

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Glo

Battery

1.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Glo
2.has a removable battery
?

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

For example

Kobo Clara HD

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Glo

Features

1.supported file types
?

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

Best

Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB

37

13

11

2.has dictionary
?

The device has a dictionary that can be accessed offline.

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

Users can get access to books from real libraries.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Glo
4.supports text-to-speech
?

This enables your device to verbalize on-screen content.

For example

PocketBook Pro 912

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Glo
5.has a flash
?

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

For example

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Glo

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