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Kobo Forma

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Kobo Forma review: specs and price

Kobo Forma

Why is Kobo Forma better than the average?

  • Screen size
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    8"vs6.84"
  • Supported file types
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    15vs14.24
  • Pixel density
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    300ppivs225.78ppi
  • Internal storage
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    32GBvs9.14GB
  • Weight
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    197gvs244.05g
  • Resolution
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    1920 x 1440pxvs1.09MP
  • Thickness
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    8.5mmvs9.33mm
  • RAM
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    0.5GBvs0.41GB

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Design

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.volume

241.67cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
4.width

177.7mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product.
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
The thickness (or depth) of the product.
The height represents the vertical dimension of the product.
8.lowest potential operating temperature

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The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
9.maximum operating temperature

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The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Display

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.is self-lit
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Self-lit devices have a back or front light incorporated, so they can be used in poor light conditions or in the dark.
Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
An e-paper display provides a high contrast allowing users to read in direct sunlight without requiring much power.
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
7.resolution

1920 x 1440px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
8.number of screen shades

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More screen shades (greys) result in better gradients and usually a better reading experience.
9.has an IPS screen
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IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.

Performance

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.RAM

0.5GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
4.CPU speed

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The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
5.semiconductor size

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Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
6.maximum amount of external memory supported

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The maximum amount of external storage memory supported by the the device.
7.included SD card (memory size)

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Some manufacturers include a memory card in the box. An SD card with a higher storage capacity allows you to extend the storage space on your device with ease, providing you with more space for your data.

Connectivity

Devices that use cellular technology can connect to mobile networks. Cellular networks have much wider signal coverage than Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
Wi-Fi 4 (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.
5.supports Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
6.Bluetooth version

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Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
With a search browser app, you can surf the internet from your device.
8.has NFC
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NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.
9.is DLNA-certified
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All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.

Battery

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.Battery life

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The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
3.Has USB Type-C
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The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
5.charge time

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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
8.operating power consumption

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How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Ad-free
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Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
2.has dictionary
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The device has a dictionary that can be accessed offline.
How many file types the device supports, such as PDF, JPG or PNG.
Users can get access to books from real libraries.
This enables your device to verbalize on-screen content.
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
7.has GPS
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GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

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