Best Ebook Reader | Comparison & Test Winner 2016

We have assessed the best Ebook readers on the market to make it easy for you to select the right one for you. Each of the key features of the devices has been laid out in a simple to understand table that is easy to take in. In the table, you can compare like for like features, such as battery life and screen size. Ebook readers have become increasingly popular in the UK over the last few years and not all of them offer the same quality. So, it is worth researching the one you are considering buying before committing to it.

Ebook Reader Kindle Touch TrekStor eBook Reader 3.0 Kindle Paperwhite KOBO GLO Tolino Shine Kindle KOBO E-Reader Touch
Score 8 / 10 6 / 10 10 / 10 9 / 10 6 / 10 8 / 10 7 / 10
Battery life
Display 6″ (15 cm) 7″ (17.7 cm) 6″ (15 cm) 6″ (15 cm) 6″ (15 cm) 6″ (15 cm) 6″ (15 cm)
Dimension 17 x 12 x 1 18 x 13 x 1 17 x 12 x 1 16 x 11 x 1 18 x 12 x 1 17 x 11 x 1 17 x 11 x 1
Weight 213 g 508 g 222 g – 213 g 185 g 190 g 170 g 185 g
Storage 4 GB 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB 4 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Resolution 600 x 800 800 x 480 212 PPI 1.024 x 768 1.024 x 758 167 PPI 800 x 600
Operation Multi-Touch Cursorpad Multi-Touch Touch Touch Cursorpad Touch
Special features / orientation sensor integrated lighting dictionary reflection-free lighting / /
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Last Update: March 2016

We have reviewed the commonest ones on the market for you – comparing them – to work out the best and most cost-effective ones that you could choose from.

Legibility is a key feature of any ebook reader. Without a display that makes the letters and words easy to read, any reading device isn’t really worth investing in. Using a simple star rating system, the table allows you to assess which of the readers we have looked at have good legibility. It is also worth checking on the display size of the reader in question and this can be done simply using the table, too.

Battery life is another important factor when selecting an ebook reader. If you only want to use it for half an hour a day, perhaps in bed before you sleep, then a long battery life isn’t as important as it would be if you are looking for something to take with you on a long trip or a holiday. Again, you can assess the battery life of each of the readers by looking at their respective star ratings.

Weight is a factor that you may overlook when comparing. However, it is crucial if you are holding it in front of you for long periods. Most ebook readers are lighter than your average hardback book, but they do differ in weight. You can easily judge the weight of each of those reviewed using the table, as well as other special features such as integrated lighting or orientation sensitivity.