Amazon Kindle Oasis vs Kindle Voyage: Specifications, features and price comparison

Despite the rapid growth of Android tablets, Amazon has not stopped the production of its popular e-book reader, Kindle. This is because people who read a lot still prefer a silent device like Kindle, using which they can read content without any distractions. In this article, we will compare the newly released Amazon Kindle Oasis with Kindle Voyage.

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Display:

Even though both Amazon Kindle Oasis and Amazon Kindle Voyage features a 6-inch glare-free touchscreen display, the prime difference is with the number of LEDs. While Kindle Voyage ships with built-in light with 6 LEDs including an adaptive light sensor, the Kindle Oasis features 10 LEDs, which is capable of providing an enhanced page consistency. The Voyage has an ability to automatically adjust front light based on lighting conditions.

With a pixel density of 300 PPI, both the Kindle variants feature the premium E Ink Carta technology coupled with optimized font technology and 16-level gray scale.

Navigation:

Amazon Kindle Oasis

The new Amazon Kindle Oasis offers page turn buttons, using which readers can easily navigate between pages while the Kindle Voyage features PagePress functionality.

Storage:

The Kindle Oasis, meanwhile, ships with a leather charging cover with built-in USB cable but this feature is not available in Kindle Voyage. Both devices ships with 4GB internal storage with free cloud storage for all Amazon content.

Battery Life:

The Amazon Kindle Oasis has the capability to deliver full one month of battery life on a single charge as opposed to Kindle Voyage, which can provide only a few weeks of battery power.

Measurements:

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On comparison of the weight, we found that Kindle Oasis is significantly lighter than Voyage since it only measures 133 grams for 3G variant and 131 grams for Wireless model.

But if you look at Kindle Voyage, the weight is around 188 grams for 3G and 190 grams for Wireless only device. Interestingly, the thickness of Oasis is more than Voyage with 8.5mm, compared to Voyage, which has only 7.6mm.

Pricing and Availability:

Priced at $289.99 (Rs. 23,999), the Amazon Kindle Oasis bundled with leather charging cover can be pre-ordered from Amazon India but will not ship until April 27. Whereas, the Kindle Voyage is available to buy for Rs. 16,499.

Amazon Kindle Oasis Reader price and availability: Ships at $290 from 27 April

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Amazon has introduced Kindle Oasis with a 6-inch high resolution 300 PPI display with leather charging cover at $289.99. Touted to be the eighth and slimmest device, the Kindle Oasis features a charger that is built into its cover. Even though you can place orders for the device, the actual shipping from Amazon warehouse will start from April 27.

Commenting on the launch, Amazon founder and CEO – Jeff Bezos disclosed that the latest product is the most advanced Kindle they have ever built. Because of thin and ultra-lightweight design structure, the new Amazon Kindle Oasis E-Book Reader will immerse users into the author’s world, adds Bezos.

While the currently available Kindle Paperwhite has 4 LEDS, the new Kindle Oasis offers 10 LEDs to provide enhanced page consistency. Moreover, the display panel has been improved by incorporating physical page turn buttons.

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Manufactured using a featherweight polymer frame, the Amazon Kindle Oasis is 30% thinner and 20% lighter than the previous generation Kindle. The built-in front light has been modified to provide 60% more LED brightness by leveraging new cylindrical diffractive patterns to increase the consistency and range of screen brightness. According to Amazon, this mechanism provides an improved reading in low light conditions.

On the specifications front, Amazon Kindle Oasis EBook Reader boasts a 6-inch E-Ink 300 PPI display with built-in light, optimized font technology, 16-level grayscale, 4GB non-expandable storage, free cloud storage including a powerful battery, which has the capability to deliver 8 weeks of backup time. Moreover, the device can fully charge in less than three hours via USB cable.

The Kindle Oasis, unlike the previous counterparts, enables you to easily turn the page with either the touch display or physical page turn buttons. In addition to the ability to work with the device using both hands, the Kindle Oasis also integrates features such as Whispersync, worry-free archive, Goodreads, Word Wise, parental controls, MatchBook, In-line footnotes, and X-Ray.

Initially launched in 2007, Amazon has so far released several Kindle variants like Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage, Kindle Fire tablet and most recently Echo, a line of voice activated speakers.

Amazon Kindle, All-New Kindle Paperwhite now available at discounted price of Rs. 8999 and Rs. 4999

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To celebrate the upcoming regional new year on April 14, Amazon India is currently offering a discount of Rs. 1,000 on Kindle and Rs. 2,000 discount for Kindle Paperwhite with built-in light and Wi-Fi. Hence, the devices are available at Rs. 4,999 and Rs. 8,999 till a specific period of time.

Equipped with a 6-inch touchscreen display with E Ink and Wireless support, the E-book reader enables you to read content like a real paper even in bright sunlight without any glare when compared to traditional tablets in addition to uniform brightness across all lighting conditions. Originally priced at Rs. 5,999, the Amazon Kindle E-book Reader is now available for Rs. 4,999.

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Even though the internal storage of the device is only 4GB, the device is capable of holding thousands of books with optional cloud storage facility. Moreover, the device is capable of working up to one full month upon a single full charge because of a powerful battery.

Equipped with X-Ray interface coupled with Whispersync technology, the new Amazon Kindle E-Book Reader also includes a built-in vocabulary builder, dictionary, and highlighter in addition to Goodreads support.

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The All-New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, meanwhile, features a 6-inch high-resolution display with built-in light and 4GB internal storage is now available to buy at a discounted price of Rs. 8,999 instead of Rs. 10,999.

While the original Kindle boasts a pixel density of 167 ppi, the all-new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite offers a high-resolution display with a pixel density of 300 ppi with exclusive Bookerly font, which enables you to read content like a printed page.

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With a total weight of 200 grams and a thickness of 9mm, the Kindle Paperwhite is very comfortable to hold in one hand, unlike bulky tablets. Moreover, there will be no distractions during reading because of non-availability of e-mail alerts and notifications.

If you love reading without any glare or distractions, you should take this golden opportunity to grab a copy of Amazon Kindle and All-New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite at Rs. 4,999 and Rs. 8,999 respectively.

All-New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite now available at discounted price of Rs. 8,999 on Amazon India

All-New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

The All-New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite with a 6-inch high-resolution display with built-in light and 4GB internal storage is now available to buy at a discounted price of Rs. 8,999 exclusively on Amazon India. Hence, you will be able to avail Rs. 2,000 discount on the original market price.

With a display pixel density of 300ppi and Wi-Fi support, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite features an adjustable light using which you can read content in both day and night.

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With no screen glare even in extreme lighting conditions such as bright sunlight, the latest version of Kindle Paperwhite comes with a Bookerly font to provide a real reading experience as if you are reading Printed page from a Paperback.

With the built-in front light guiding towards the surface of the display, you will be able to read content without eye strain. Moreover, you will be able to adjust the brightness of the screen to adapt to any lighting conditions.

Powered by a large battery, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite has a capability to work up to six weeks on a single charge provided you use the device half an hour per day with the light value set to ten.

With a total weight of fewer than 200 grams and a thickness of 9mm, the Kindle Paperwhite is very comfortable to hold in one hand, unlike bulky tablets. Moreover, there will be no distractions during reading because of non-availability of e-mail alerts and notifications.

With a support of over 30,000 free e-books and 2 million paid e-books, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite includes improved character spacing in addition to hyphenation, justification, kerning, ligatures, drop-cap, translations, auto wake, sleep, and Goodreads support.

Integrated with Smart Lookup feature, you will be able to access full dictionary including definitions, characters and settings directly via X-Ray and Wikipedia.

In addition to the new margin notes feature, you will be able to share highlighted sections and meaningful quotes on Facebook and Twitter.

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Capable of holding over thousands of books with 4GB storage, you will also be eligible for free cloud storage for all Amazon content.

If you love reading without any glare or distractions, you should take this golden opportunity to grab a copy of All-New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite at Rs. 8,999.