The Onyx Boox Leaf is the spiritual successor of the Poke 3 and very similar in design to the Nova Air. The big selling points are Google Android 10, Google Play and a fast Snapdragon processor. This is a dedicated ebook reader, which is great for reading comics, books, and manga. It does not have any note taking functionality, which makes this a very affordable device.
The Leaf features a 7 inch E INK Carta HD display with a resolution of 1680×1404 with 300 PPI. The screen is completely flush with the bezel with a flat cover lens. There is a front-lit display with a series of white and amber LED lights, which can be combined to provide a warm candlelight effect. The distribution of lights is nice and even.
Underneath the hood is a Snapdragon 636 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It has a speaker, where you can listen to audiobooks, podcasts or music. There is Bluetooth 5.0, so it is possible to pair wireless headphones or an external speaker to listen too. The USB-C port is used for transferring digital content from your PC or MAC to your Leaf, it is also used for charging the 2000 mAh battery. There is also a g-sensor to automatically switch between landscape and portrait mode. The microphone will allow users to voice communicate with apps, such as Facetime, Discord, Whatsapp or Line.
One of the main reasons to buy the Leaf, is because it is running Google Android 10, so it is a very modern version. This OS, basically supports any app you want to install from the Google Play Store. If you are heavily invested in the Amazon ecosystem, the Kindle app has been optimized, basically eliminating the animated page turns, making it easier to use on an E INK Screen.
Light and Thin as a Leaf
Pack your Leaf with you wherever you head out. It’s lightweight with only 170g and thin as 5.95mm. Whether you’re on the road, in the camp, or on the hill, just grab it, turn it on and enjoy great stories with the lasting 2000mAh battery.
Lightweight Magnetic Case
The Leaf’s magnetic case is like a skin on the device, slim but strong. It weighs 100g and creates a convenient reading experience paired with the device. When you go outdoors with Leaf, the case will well protect the device while adding little burden to your bag.
Simplicity in Nature
Designed with the mindset of simplicity, Leaf removes buttons on the front to reduce weight and makes your reading more immersive with only the texts on the HD screen.
The flat-edge bezels tighten the device’s surface to make it look sleek and clean.
Ink grey and granite white create the pure vision for displaying black and white texts.
300ppi HD screen can show every word with outstanding clarity and contrast.
Your Mobile Library
The library can be tiny but abundant. You can load many ebooks into Leaf and even enlarge its storage with a USB C flash drive. Or simply open Kindle and Kobo to read your favorite stories.
Read Near the Grill and In the Sun
With the anti-glare pre-installed film, Leaf makes reading in the sun effortless. When it’s getting dark out there, you can turn on and adjust the front lights to get a better view.