The Amazon Kindle Oasis and Kobo GLO HD are both companies latest generation e-readers. They are both being sold all over the world and they are both very different. Today we are going to compare these two devices head to head and give you a sense on what they both bring to the table.
The Kindle and Kobo both have the same e-ink Carta display with a resolution of 1440 x 1080 and 300 PPI. They both have a front-lit display but the Oasis gives you a better nighttime reading experience because it has 10 LED lights, whereas the Kobo only has six. The Oasis screen is flush with the bezel, whereas the Glo HD has a sunken screen.
I have always liked Kobo e-readers because they appeal to advanced users. There are more fonts and font sizes that can be configured out of the box and you can even sideload in your own. The Oasis has less customization, but Amazon has developed their own fonts (Bookerly and Ember) that give you a better overall reading experience.
The video below shows off the hardware, software and e-reading experience.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.