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Kindle question

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by ANDARIAL, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. ANDARIAL

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

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    Location: Woolyback Country

    Got an older Kindle Paperwhite with only 2 GB onboard and have hit my storage limit
    Have deleted as much as i can but still only have about 150MB free (prefer to keep my books on device rather than on Amazon due to crap BB here )
    latest models have 8 or 32 GB

    Also quite like the look of the newer Oasis but i think it is a bit expensive,Am liking the page turn buttons though (like my original E-Book from many years ago)

    Opinions of the Oasis if you have any please :)
     
  2. Werewolf

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 27,419

    Location: Panting like a fiend

    I don't have the Oasis but have the voyager which looks like it's the direct ancestor and it's really nice, a better feel imo than the paperwhite and generally nice to use.

    Having seen the Oasis I suspect that'll be what I go for when my current one goes, especially as I'm starting to use audio books a fair bit on my phone (I've found they're great for decorating and tidying up).
     
  3. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

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    Location: Welling, London

    Not the Oasis, but I upgraded from gen 1 paperwhite to the new one and am very happy. Lovely screen, very lightweight and plenty of storage. I think it has 8GB. I don’t see how anyone could need more e-reader storage than that.
     
  4. ANDARIAL

    Soldato

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    Yeah i have the old paperwhite with only 2 GB? it think
    I find it easier to read with than paper books now :D
    While i like the look and features of the Oasis i am leaning towards the new paperwhite with 32 GB as you can never have too much storage and the price of the Oasis over the paperwhite is a bit much for just a slightly bigger screen and a few buttons)
    Just wish they made a Kindle with SD storage (Its so easy to get books from Amazon with a Kindle if i like a book,click and i have the sequel :))
     
  5. ANDARIAL

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    Still deciding
    odd thing i spotted is that the oasis has 3G option and the `lesser` paperwhite has 4G.
    I would have expected the flagship model to have 4G too...Weird
     
  6. Werewolf

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    3g may be more energy efficient, or they may be using a SOC that has 3g and the necessary bits for the audible etc but not be available at the same size/cost/energy use for 4g.

    I suspect given what it's used for 4g may not have much of a real world advantage over 3g in an ereader.
     
  7. ANDARIAL

    Soldato

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    Wish there was a shop nearby so i could pop in and have a feel ooo err:eek::D
    Been reading that the paperwhite (new version) is a bit slippery to hold,any views on this?
    Just dug my old Be Book out of the cupboard,tried it with a few books but no go all files nowadays are too big and crash it every time :(
     
  8. robfosters

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    No. The front is slippy, but the rubberised back gives great grip.
     
  9. ANDARIAL

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    Pity in a way;)
    I was nearly convincing myself to get the oasis 32 GB:D
     
  10. ANDARIAL

    Soldato

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    Talked myself into the Oasis 32 GB Wifi:D
    Been here a few days,its nice to have soooo much storage
    Device IS a bit slippery,so got a casebot case for it,much better grip and automatically turns the Oasis on and off with the cover
     
  11. Werewolf

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    Good to hear that you seem to be happy with it:)

    I'm going to try and keep it in mind when my Voyager dies, which hopefully won't be for a couple of years at least (my Sony 505 lasted about 6 years, my voyager is about 3 old).
     
  12. ANDARIAL

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    Just to point out that the battery life is poor on the Oasis,as has been talked about online,
    I can confirm this to be true
    4 days with BT off,Wifi ON about 4 books read,Brightness @ 11 and auto
    Not a problem for me as 90% of the time i read at home but something to be aware of if you read away from home.Take a power bank :)
     
  13. ANDARIAL

    Soldato

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    Update
    Am finding the buttons really useful
    Have set bottom button to go forward as it fits my thumb position perfectly
    and when you change hands holding the Oasis the buttons reverse automatically too :D
     
  14. pecnarf

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    I know it not a kindle Paperwhite, but i've been using the amazon fire HD tablet for my kindle books, I found to be very good plus it has a SD card slot so you can increase storage.