Product Comparison: Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight Plus vs Kindle Paperwhite


General Specifications
Brand
Barnes & Noble
Kindle
Model
NOOK GlowLight Plus
Paperwhite
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Higher resolution, 300-dpi display, Glare-free screen Fingerprint- and scratch-resistant Our sharpest paper-like reading experience, Enhanced contrast Waterproof and dustproof - Made of durable aluminum Battery lasts up to 6 weeks on a single charge Our best eReader ever harnesses advanced technology to keep reading pure and simple.
Kindle Paperwhite offers Bookerly, an exclusive font crafted from the ground up for reading on digital screens. Warm and contemporary, Bookerly is inspired by the artistry of the best fonts in modern print books, but is hand-crafted for great readability at any font size.
Key Specs
Screen Size
6 in.
6 in.
Screen Resolution
300 ppi
300 ppi
Backlit Display
Yes
Yes

Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight Plus

Kindle Paperwhite

Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight Plus

Kindle Paperwhite

What customers say about "Key Specs"
Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight Plus (BNRV510) Waterproof & Dustproof
  • The refresh rate on these e-ink displays is much slower. It's more easy on the eyes compared to an LCD screen.
  • Really like the Glowlight Plus. Great quality screen which is incredibly clear.
  • The text on the glowlight is really crisp and I am very happy with the device.
  • The screen is crisp and very high-resolution.
  • The screen is alittle small but it is a good nook.
  • The device is a bit slow to boot up, and turning pages can be kind of sluggish too, but overall I'm happy with this eReader.
Kindle Paperwhite eReader, High-Resolution Display, Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
  • The backlight looks great. It's a perfect size. And because it's one page at a time, you overcome another annoyance of physical books.
  • First and foremost, it feels so good reading one hand with it. It is perfect for one hand use: perfect weight, perfect size, perfect grip. I like the feel of it so much I just can't put a case on it. I purchased a sleeve for it when it's not in use.
  • The screen is beautiful. Being able to read either in complete darkness or in direct sunlight is a thing of beauty - especially coming from an iPhone.
  • I wish the screen had a bit more contrast. It seems like the Voyage might excel here but for the price difference I'm still satisfied.
  • Lighting issues - obviously, not all Kindles are made with the same tone of lights
  • There is no way to make a black background while having lit text. This makes reading before bed very frustrating since I don't want such a bright light shining in my face. Because this is when I do my most reading, it loses two stars for not including this basic feature.
Size & Weight
Height
6.4 in.
6.7 in.
Width
4.7 in.
4.6 in.
Depth
0.34 in.
0.36 in.
Weight
6.9 oz.
7.2 oz.

Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight Plus

Kindle Paperwhite

Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight Plus

Kindle Paperwhite

Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight Plus

Kindle Paperwhite

Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight Plus

Kindle Paperwhite

Features
Color
White
Black
Control Type
Touchscreen
Touchscreen
Adjustable Brightness
Yes
Yes
Adjustable Font Size
Yes
Yes
Supported Media Formats
ePub, PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP
Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
Interface(s)
Micro USB
Micro USB
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Lithium polymer
Extras
IP67 certified, Waterproof in fresh water for up to 30 minutes at a maximum depth of 1 meter (3.28 feet), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, With built-in glare-, scratch-, and fingerprint-resistant lens
VoiceView screen reader, Amazon's largest high-resolution display, Ideal for one-handed reading, Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
What customers say about "Features"
Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight Plus (BNRV510) Waterproof & Dustproof
  • I love this. It is really light weight and easy to use and battery life is great
  • Love this water proof" E-reader
  • The light makes it so nice, you don't have to worry that there is enough light in the room or when riding in the car.
  • The lighting of the reader, the size, battery life and ease of use is very good. Excellent reader. Good lighting.
  • The one major problem is the sensitivity of the Nook button just below the screen. This is essentially the menu button. It is way to sensitive and very often I find myself back on my library screen after even a very slight amount of pressure on or near the button.
  • The only problem is that it gets too hot if I read it in the sun and a temperature gauge shows up on the screen to warn you it is about to turn off.
Kindle Paperwhite eReader, High-Resolution Display, Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
  • The battery lasts forever. I've had it for almost a week now, and haven't had to charge it yet. The battery is still quite full.
  • You can plug it into your laptop and load other books (but sometimes it won't even with some common formats)
  • Easier access to configuration settings, i.e. better user interface
  • Also appreciate the ease of changing dictionaries once the definition comes up.
  • The battery life has dropped from 8 weeks at ½ hour of reading per day to 6 weeks at ½ hour of reading per day (Roughly 28 hours to 21 hours). That is due to the additional energy required for the higher resolution screen and the power to render the higher resolution of text.
  • Swiping the screen to unlock. I have plenty of tablets that require me to swipe them to start using them. It's not something I ever wanted in a reader.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
FCC, CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
129.95 $
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