All-New Kindle Oasis with Leather Charging Cover, 6’’ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi), Wi-Fi (Black)
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- Our thinnest and lightest Kindle ever-read even more comfortably for hours. All-new ergonomic design with physical buttons to effortlessly turn the page.
- Longest Kindle battery life-the included leather charging cover boosts battery to last months.
- High-resolution 300 ppi display with crisp, laser quality text. Reads like real paper without glare, even in direct sunlight. Enhanced built-in adjustable light evenly illuminates the screen for perfect reading anywhere, anytime.
- Holds thousands of books. Choose from new releases and bestsellers, including the largest selection of titles in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, and Malayalam.
- Exclusive features help build your vocabulary, learn about characters, and connect with like-minded readers on Goodreads without leaving the page
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|Price||5,999.00 4,999.00||10,999.00 8,999.00||16,499.00||21,999.00|
|Built-in Light||No||Yes||Yes + Adaptive light sensor||Yes + Adaptive light sensor|
|Page Turns||Touchscreen||Touchscreen||Touchscreen + PagePress||Touchscreen+Page Turn Buttons|
|Waterproof||No||No||No||Yes - IPX8 (2 meters, 60 minutes in fresh water)|
|Resolution||167 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G|
|Battery Life||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge|
|Storage||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB||8 GB or 32 GB|
|Weight||161g||Wifi: 205g Wi-Fi + Free 3G: 217g||Wi-Fi: 180g Wi-Fi + Free 3G: 188g||Wi-Fi: 194g Wi-Fi + Free 3G: 194g|
|Dimensions||160 x 115 x 9.1 mm||169 x 117 x 9.1 mm||162 x 115 x 7.6 mm||159 x 141 x 3.4-8.3 mm|
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If you just want a good, functional ereader and nothing else, the Oasis is not targeted at you. You have the Paperwhite, which is perfectly functional. But if you believe that the ereading experience is about more than pixels per inch, read on.
I've used the Kindle Keyboard for many years now. I didn't upgrade to the Paperwhite because it dropped a feature I find essential - physical page turn buttons. With them, I can flip pages without moving a finger. I was willing to wait until they brought that back before upgrading. Then came the Voyage, with the better screen and sort-of page turn bottons. I was tempted, but held back when the 2015 Paperwhite got the same screen. I didn't want to pay that much more just for haptic buttons. Plus, the way the Voyage's adaptive front light worked irritated me. In bright light, I want my front light completely off. The Voyage does the opposite, which got on my nerves when testing it.
Then came the Oasis, and I was hooked. This is the first discernable leap forward in the actual shape of a Kindle since the original. Instead of the same rectangle, the movement of most of the weight to the spine results in the first Kindle that is appreciably different to hold in one hand. The weight shift makes it feel even lighter than it actually is, the built in accelerometer enables either hand to hold the spine, and the screen is a beauty. But the biggest difference is the hand feel - if you read for hours at a time like I do, the difference is incredible.
It also comes standard with a leather case with an inbuilt auxiliary battery in the back of it, which docks with the Oasis magnetically. Both case and reader are charged through the reader.
Amazon's battery life claims for any Kindle are nonsensical, and presume 30 minutes of reading per day. For a long reader like me, hours of reading time is a better way to think about it. On a full charge, the reader alone gave me around 7 hours of reading time. Together, the reader and case battery combo gave me around 25 hours of reading time, give or take a few. Downloading books over WiFi drains the battery incredibly fast, so airplane mode is your friend.
There's other features that I won't get into here, save to say that I'm very happy that the adaptive front light is gone and physical page turn buttons are back. Touch controls are standard. In short, the Oasis is the first Kindle in years that represents a true leap forward in ereader ergonomics. Every feature that it has, I like. Every feature it dropped, I didn't like anyway.
Was it worth it for me? Absolutely. Will it be worth it for you? Depends on you, but do be aware that this is a device for those that want more than just functionality. You're paying a premium for being one of the early users of a true design innovation that makes reading on an Oasis physically better than on its competitors.
So if you've decided to shop for a Ferrari, don't waste energy complaining that a Volvo gets you to the office just as well and costs a fraction of the former.
But - I've been seeing that the right hand side of the screen is a tad brighter than the left. I'm not sure if this is a problem. I don't have any friends with the Oasis too, so I can't check.
I really hope this is an issue. If not, it's the only thing I'm disappointed with, with an otherwise beautiful device.
The third picture has brightness reduced (from the phone ) to show the cones of light. That's the area that i can see a distinct problem where the screen is brighter.
Amazon support staff took time, but finally they replaced my device.
the new device is nice. I've no further complaint and upgrade my rating to five star- because I love its premium quality - this is 'iphone' among ereaders.
Extremely light, small and thin. Unbeatable in-hand feel. Page turn buttons are back. Nifty smartcase has battery backup.
Expensive. Overpriced. Luxury. Back takes on oily fingerprints though can be wiped.
Amazon had paper in mind when it redesigned the Kindle to bring out the new Oasis version. The e-reader is so very light that I barely feel it.
Launched on April 27, the Oasis is available in India on amazon.in, with 24-hour delivery promised.
I couldn't resist carrying it about in my handbag -- just because it fits so well and you never know when the urge to read strikes -- and I constantly found that whenever I reached in for my phone, the Kindle would come out instead.
It was with some amazement that I realized this was because the Oasis is lighter and thinner than my phone, any day -- and my phone is supposed to be pretty light. But oh, what a contrast from another other device I carried around for a few months, the original iPad Pro.
You have to really love the fine art of reading -- or be very rich -- to just put down INR 23,999 for an e-reader when the base model is available for INR 4,999. Or when every device you own can already take the Kindle app. Or when you have other great book-reading apps coming for your phone.
But if you want to treat yourself to this luxury, for that's what it is, you'll be buying a wonderful reading experience.
The Oasis is just 131 grams and very thin. So thin that this time the case comes with the device. It's also much smaller than all previous Kindles and this is because they've done away with the big fat edges, while leaving the screen at the same size as it was. It's much more square-ish now and people had some misgivings about that, but it's only easier to hold.
No longer totally flat and symmetrical, the Kindle Oasis is thicker on one side, shifting the center of gravity towards the hand holding the device. To move from one hand to the other, just turn it upside down, let the text orient itself and continue reading.
On the thicker side, you'll also find two page turning buttons, which really beats swiping and flipping through pages and pages. The way you hold the device, the thumb turns out to be exactly where the page button is. So that works!
On the back of the Oasis are some tiny magnetic pins. These play host to the smart case which snaps into place gently. But this case isn't just a case -- it's a battery booster. When you charge the Oasis, you do so using a micro USB cable and charger as with any phone, and both the e-reader and the case charge up. It's prioritized so that the device charges first and then the case follows.
The wonderful thing then is that the case supplies additional battery juice to the Kindle. You can detach the case while you read and then snap it back on and let it make up the battery loss. this is supposed to make for 'months of battery life'.
The screen of the Oasis is like the Kindle Paper white, but with 60 percent more LED's which have been re-positioned to make for more brightness and more even lighting. As ever, it's comfortable to read on -- but that's the e-ink difference and the reason why it's better than reading on a smartphone or tablet screen.
Most other things on the device are the same, except for some reorganization of the Home screen. There's no carousel any more, and some, like me, may miss that feature that one is used to. But everything is within reach.
If this were priced at the INR 12k level, I'd give it a 6-out-of-5 rating, rush out and buy one (mine is a review unit), and insist all friends rush out, too. At twice that price, and too many gadget purchases this year already, I'm sticking to my Paper-white for now.