Product Comparison: Kobo Aura vs Kobo Aura ONE


General Specifications
Brand
Kobo
Kobo
Model
Aura
Aura ONE
Origin
Taiwan
Taiwan
About the Product
Discover a simple and natural eReading experience with Kobo Aura. Get lost in your story on the 6” Carta E Ink touchscreen that’s lightweight and comfortable to hold for hours reading. With a print-on-paper look, you can read in direct sunlight without glare; and with the built-in, adjustable ComfortLight, you can read late into the night with minimal eyestrain. The Kobo eBookstore gives you access to over 5 million eBooks and your Kobo Aura lets you store up to 3,000 eBooks so you’ll never be without a great read. Discovery is easy with personalized recommendations based on your reading habits, plus you can read ratings and reviews from Booklovers like you.
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.
Key Specs
Screen Size
6 in.
7.8 in.
Screen Resolution
212 ppi
300 ppi
Backlit Display
Yes
Yes

Kobo Aura

Kobo Aura ONE

Kobo Aura

Kobo Aura ONE

What customers say about "Key Specs"
Kobo Aura 6" eBook reader
  • I would sell my smartphone before I would let go of this reader. Perfect size. Fantastic performance and battery life.
  • Love the size very handy reading or putting in a pocket or purse.
  • The size is perfect, screen amazing and battery life is awesome. The backlight on this does not cause any eye-strain and is so easy to adjust.
  • The Kobo was smaller than I had imagined. It's about 1 inch taller and 2 inches wider than an iPhone 5. Obviously the size is in the description, so no starts were removed because of this. The size is really only an issue if you are reading PDF's, as the text can be pretty small.
  • The backlight is not bad, but the higher resolution has proved to be irrelevant because most of the fonts appear pixelated at many size settings.
  • Screen scratches *very* easily. Otherwise a good reader.
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.
Size & Weight
Height
6.25 in.
7.7 in.
Width
4.45 in.
5.45 in.
Depth
0.31 in.
0.23 in.
Weight
6.35 oz.
8.11 oz.

Kobo Aura

Kobo Aura ONE

Kobo Aura

Kobo Aura ONE

Kobo Aura

Kobo Aura ONE

Kobo Aura

Kobo Aura ONE

Features
Color
Black
Black
Control Type
Touchscreen
Touchscreen
Adjustable Brightness
Yes
Yes
Adjustable Font Size
Yes
Yes
Supported Media Formats
ePub, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR
ePub, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, HTML, TIFF, CBZ, CBR, TXT
Interface(s)
Micro USB
Micro USB
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Lithium-ion
Extras
Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Built-in, fully adjustable ComfortLight with micro-thin coating for durability, 11 different fonts and over 40 sizes to choose from
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
What customers say about "Features"
Kobo Aura 6" eBook reader
  • Battery life is amazing compared to a modern smart phone
  • The software setbacks can be avoided if you are willing to put a few hours of effort in
  • The books load to the device pretty quickly. Easy to sync with Calibre
  • I chose the Kobo Aura because I can read many file formats than the Amazon products or the Barnes and Nobles products.
  • Accepts many formats, great battery life, the screen is very easy to read, sensitive and responsive to touch, and the backlight is great.
  • Like someone else said, it is easy to accidentally switch the page when you touch the screen.
  • The Kobo desktop software seems difficult to work with unless you buy all of your books from Kobo
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.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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