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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

    Posts: 5,764

    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: 27,181

    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

    Posts: 26,706

    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

    Soldato

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    Location: Woolyback Country

    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

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 5,764

    Location: Woolyback Country

    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

    Soldato

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    Location: Woolyback Country

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

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 5,764

    Location: Woolyback Country

    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

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

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    Location: Woolyback Country

    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 :)