Product Comparison: Rakuten Kobo Aura H2O vs Kindle Paperwhite (5th generation)


General Specifications
Brand
Kobo
Kindle
Model
Aura H2O
Paperwhite (5th generation)
Origin
Taiwan
China
About the Product
At Kobo, we never stop trying to make reading even better for booklovers around the world. Now, the original waterproof eReader just got even better, with the addition of ComfortLight PRO. Welcome to the new Kobo Aura H2O—you’ll experience reading in a whole new light.
Kindle Paperwhite is a great choice if you already have a high-speed internet connection and wireless router set up in your home. Paperwhite guides light towards the display from above instead of projecting it out at your eyes like back-lit displays, thereby reducing screen fatigue. You can adjust your screen's brightness to create a perfect reading experience in all lighting conditions, from bright sunlight to bedtime reading.
Key Specs
Screen Size
6.8 in.
6 in.
Screen Resolution
265 ppi
212 ppi
Backlit Display
Yes
Yes

Rakuten Kobo Aura H2O

Kindle Paperwhite (5th generation)

Rakuten Kobo Aura H2O

Kindle Paperwhite (5th generation)

What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
Kindle Paperwhite (5th generation) 6" High Resolution Display (212 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
  • The screen is nice and bright and the LEDs give very even light and the text is crisp and sharp.
  • The interface is clean, and although not like a modern tablet the touch screen is perfectly suitable for the job.
  • The touch screen is responsive and the screen keyboard also very easy to use. It's easy to both add and delete highlights and notes.
  • Well I've bought 2 paperwhites now and also a voyager and all three have died within 3 years. The three kindles now all sit with the flat battery screen of death.
  • So I have had this about 2.5 years and it has been good. The case has done a good job of protecting the screen. But now the screen has become unresponsive.
Size & Weight
Height
6.77 in.
6.65 in.
Width
5 in.
4.6 in.
Depth
0.35 in.
0.36 in.
Weight
7.3 oz.
7.51 oz.

Rakuten Kobo Aura H2O

Kindle Paperwhite (5th generation)

Rakuten Kobo Aura H2O

Kindle Paperwhite (5th generation)

Rakuten Kobo Aura H2O

Kindle Paperwhite (5th generation)

Rakuten Kobo Aura H2O

Kindle Paperwhite (5th generation)

Features
Color
Black
Black
Control Type
Touchscreen
Touchscreen
Adjustable Brightness
No
Yes
Adjustable Font Size
Yes
Yes
Supported Media Formats
ePub, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR
Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, HTML, DOCX, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
Interface(s)
Micro USB, Micro SD slot
USB
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Lithium polymer
Extras
IP67 certified, ComfortLight
Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), WEP/WPA /WPA2 security, 2 GB on-board memory, Holds up to 1,100 books, Thinner Than a Pencil, Uncompromised Battery Life
What customers say about "Features"
 
Kindle Paperwhite (5th generation) 6" High Resolution Display (212 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
  • It takes a little while to get used to reading on the kindle, but the newsprint like e-ink makes it very easy to read, along with being able to adjust the font size and screen brightness.
  • Reading in bed the screen is lovely and crisp, lights on or off. Compared to my Kindle with the leather case-light it doesn't blind you or stop the other person sleeping if they need to.
  • The fonts also in my opinion 'pop' much more on the paper white screen which I imagine would limit eye fatigue for extended sessions.
  • VERY comfortable on the eye due to the backlit screen, the strength of which can be altered according to conditions.
  • Finally, battery life is excellent. My Kindle Paperwhite can comfortably go a whole month without going anywhere near a charger.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
CE
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