Amazon All-New Kindle Oasis is IPX8 waterproof and bring an aluminium body at a decent starting price.
Amazon All-New Kindle Oasis An Overview
- Kindle’s largest, highest resolution display— 7” and 300 ppi, reads like real paper without glare, even in bright sunlight
- Thin and light ergonomic design with dedicated page turn buttons and adaptive front light so you can read even more comfortably for hours
- 8 GB storage to hold even more books
- The first waterproof (IPX8) Kindle so you are free to read and relax in even more places
- Keep reading – a single charge lasts weeks, not hours
- Holds thousands of books. Choose from new releases and bestsellers, including the largest digital selection of bestsellers in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, and Malayalam
Amazon All-New Kindle Oasis In Depth Review
If you have a knack for reading chances are pretty thin than you don’t know about kindle. Amidst the age old debate of reading a conventional book versus reading something on electronic media, the portability and the numbers always win. Imagine carrying trollies filled with books versus carrying a 7” device with thousands and thousands of books. I think the choice has never been easier!
The entry level kindle is priced at Rs. 5000, but today we are talking about the Amazon All-New Kindle Oasis. It is available in two variants – one with 8GB storage, Wi-Fi only connectivity and another with 32GB storage, Wi-Fi + 3G connectivity. This version of kindle is waterproof as well, which will reinforce your habit of reading at odd places (bathroom), thanks to the IPX8 waterproof standards.
Amazon All-New Kindle Oasis : Build & Design
Amazon All-New Kindle Oasis has an asymmetrical design with physical buttons for turning the page. These buttons can be customised in the settings, no brainer there. The aluminium back panel makes the kindle feel very premium. Both the versions of Kindle Oasis weigh at 194 grams which makes it ultra portable and painless to carry. The side where you grip the Kindle is thicker than the rest of the body, say hi to the asymmetrical design. The thicker section of the body has also been used smartly to hide some hardware internals. When you switch hands the orientations and button mapping also changes which is a nice little handy feature.
The IPX8 rated waterproof standards guarantee that your Amazon All-New Kindle Oasis can submerge in two meters of fresh water for upto 60 minutes. Thus, if you happen to have a nice bathtub in your bathroom and prefer reading in there, you may be rest assured that the device won’t be spoiled given accidental dips by Kindle under the water.
Micro USB is used to charge the device. The power buttons rest on the top of the device.
Amazon All-New Kindle Oasis : Display
The 7 inches of screen real estate comes with a fantastic top of the line e-ink display which provides commendable crispness and brightness. The 7 inch display boasts of E Ink Carta HD technology and houses a pixel density of 300ppi bundled with 16-level grayscale.
Display doesn’t refresh between the page turns which leads to a really faster page changes and loading is almost a thing of the past.
There are 12 LEDs that illuminate the display. The display comes with auto brightness which works perfectly fine without and noticeable glitch.
There is also a feature called Nightlight that gradually dims the brightness of the display in the dark to get your eyes accustomed to the display.
The touchscreen is feather sensitive and responds without any lag whatsoever. While reading a book you can disable the response of the touchscreen to prevent any accidental touches.
The display of the second generation Kindle Oasis is a treat to read on. The pixel density makes the text sharp, the brightness is just right for varied lighting conditions and nightlight is interesting. Needless to say, it comes with feature to enable the reading in either landscape or portrait mode.
Amazon All-New Kindle Oasis : Battery Life
Being an e-book reader we can expect some crazy long battery life for the device. Amazon says that if you read for half an hour a day, keep Wi-Fi and Bluetooth off, and set the brightness to 10, the device will last you for six weeks. Since you will keep the Wi-Fi on at least, set the brightness to auto you can get about 10 days of voracious reading which isn’t bad.
Review Baba Verdict
The Amazon All-Are Kindle Oasis is Amazon’s flagship device for what an e-reader is ought to be. Powered with great build quality, long battery life, ample storage with larger display, this second generation of Kindle Oasis is treat to use and read. Currently, Audible feature is not available in India. One can pick this up if budget isn’t a problem and you want the latest and greatest, along with future proofing yourself for when the audible feature is made available in the our country.