Product Comparison: Rakuten Kobo Aura ONE vs Kindle Oasis


General Specifications
Brand
Kobo
Kindle
Model
Aura ONE
Oasis
Origin
Taiwan
China
About the Product
Designed with the help of our most passionate customers, Kobo Aura ONE was crafted to deliver the absolute best reading experience, period. At Kobo, we are 100% focused on making the reading experience better for Booklovers around the world. With Kobo Aura ONE, we took it one step further. We invited a group of our customers to work alongside us from start to finish. They challenged us to push the limits on screen size, front-light technology and easier access to the stories they love. The result? An eReader unlike any other.
The all-new Kindle Oasis features Amazon's largest 7-inch 300 ppi display with a thin and light ergonomic design that lets you read more comfortably for hours. It is the first waterproof Kindle enabling you to read in even more places. Kindle Oasis now has built-in Audible so you'll never have to put down your story, enabling you to listen to an extra-large library of audiobooks. Pair via Bluetooth to move seamlessly from reading to listening. With an adaptive front light, the all-new Kindle Oasis automatically adjusts the brightness of the display based on your environment for perfect reading in any setting.
Key Specs
Screen Size
7.8 in.
7 in.
Screen Resolution
300 ppi
300 ppi
Backlit Display
Yes
Yes

Rakuten Kobo Aura ONE

Kindle Oasis

Rakuten Kobo Aura ONE

Kindle Oasis

What customers say about "Key Specs"
Rakuten Kobo Aura ONE
  • The display is crisp and well-defined, and the backlight is even in brightness, though not perfectly consistent in color.
  • I love the size. I saw people complaining about the large border size. Something must have changed.... I don't see this problem.
  • As for The Kobo Aura One, it's the biggest eReader with a 7.8" screen and a crisp 300ppi display. This makes a HUGE difference when compared to your standard 6" reader, so much so that you will never go back, trust me.
  • The screen size is exactly the size I want it to be, perfect for reading technical books that have lots of illustrations.
  • Auto blue light dimming: Screen gets yellower as it gets close to bed-time. Makes it easy on the eyes and helps me to not stay up too late.
  • Response time can be laggy, and sometimes doesn't register a tap or swipe
  • Unable to go to specific page or percent to go to in a book, you have to use a clumsy slider. Really annoying.
Kindle Oasis Champagne Gold
  • The screen is really nice. I believe it is supposed to have the same 300 PPI screen than the Kindle Paperwhite, but side-by-side the Oasis screen is much crisper. You see it in the text as well as images in books or magazines.
  • You literally hardly feel like you are holding anything this device is so light. My phone, another tablet, really everything feels like a rock compared to it.
  • Larger screen that fits lots more text. This is a big plus.
  • The 300 ppi display may sound like other kindles, but I find the contrast to be better. Plus, the larger size gets more on the page. More like reading a regular size page in a paper book.
  • It's an awkward size. While I like the bigger screen, it also means that you can't fit it into your pocket like other Kindle's or even into the pockets of some backpacks.
Size & Weight
Height
7.7 in.
6.3 in.
Width
5.45 in.
5.6 in.
Depth
0.23 in.
0.33 in.
Weight
8.11 oz.
6.8 oz.

Rakuten Kobo Aura ONE

Kindle Oasis

Rakuten Kobo Aura ONE

Kindle Oasis

Rakuten Kobo Aura ONE

Kindle Oasis

Rakuten Kobo Aura ONE

Kindle Oasis

Features
Color
Black
Champagne Gold
Control Type
Touchscreen
Touchscreen + page turn buttons
Adjustable Brightness
Yes
Yes
Adjustable Font Size
Yes
Yes
Supported Media Formats
ePub, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, HTML, TIFF, CBZ, CBR, TXT
Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, Audible audio format (AAX), HTML, DOC, BMP through conversion
Interface(s)
Micro USB
USB
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Lithium polymer
Extras
Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Waterproof from the inside out with HZO Protection™, IPX8 - up to 60 mins in 2 metres of water, ComfortLight PRO
Amazon's largest high-resolution display, Ideal for one-handed reading, Larger storage capacity, Perfect lighting anywhere, Stands on its own
What customers say about "Features"
Rakuten Kobo Aura ONE
  • The software is reliable and speedy, and the Overdrive integration is perfect.
  • This reader also supports every format I've tried.
  • Nice weight, excellent battery life, and the light color options are perfect - i prefer a more natural/warm white than most e-readers have with their almost blue backlights
  • Supports multiple formats: I have many MOBI files I just don't feel like converting. It's nice to be able to have a mixture of EPUB and MOBI files and the reader handles them all just fine.
  • With heavy use, it requires a charge every other day.
  • Vertical swipes to control brightness are ineffective because too short a stroke fails to register, and too long overshoots.
  • No (micro)SD slot. Unlike previous Kobo ereaders, there's no exanding the storage (can't open it up and take out the flash storage device either), so you're capped at 8GB.
Kindle Oasis Champagne Gold
  • Page turn buttons, which can be changed to suit (e.g. top button can be advance or go back). They are better in theory than practice, but I applaud the return to buttons (while still allowing page taps).
  • Waterproof. Can use in the bathroom without thinking that can damage it.
  • Faster page turns than any other Kindle I have seen.
  • The comfortable grip which allows handling device using one hand and using hard buttons to turn pages.
  • Beautiful screen with terrific reverse white on dark gray background for reading in bed...no glare for my wife
  • No sleep switch for the Audible function
  • Battery side is heavy and the unit feels out of balance
  • Touchscreen is very sensitive and slight touches that you might not realize, especially when closing the lid
  • t's heavy. I'm surprised at this. They should have stuck with plastic to keep the weight down.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
FCC, CE
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