Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2019
I have never had an e-reader before. I used to read a TON, but then I grew up and life happened, so wanted to get back in to it.

I purchased both the Paperwhite and the Oasis. The Paperwhite seemed like a great device, but I could tell immediately how much more my eyes liked the larger screen on the Oasis along with the warmth feature. The warmth feature was the biggest factor for me, as it made it look much more like an actual page out of a book. I've included a picture of the Paperwhite (on the right) and Oasis (left), both set at the same brightness, but with the Oasis's warmth setting on. You can also see there is no white Kindle logo on the Oasis, which I found ever so slightly distracting on the Paperwhite. The quality of the screen on the Oasis is also much better than the Paperwhite - text is more clear and crisp. If you commute a lot or size is important to you, Paperwhite is definitely the way to go.

I was really overwhelmed with the Oasis at first, just because it was so new to me. I'm pretty good with new tech, but the whole environment was slightly overwhelming because it's not just as simple as getting a new device on a platform you're already used to (ie, Windows, Android, Apple, etc). Once I got past the learning curve, I started to actually like it a bit. However, the way the Kindle sorts and handles your books could be much better. You can organize things in to 'Collections', but it still doesn't feel like enough. I recommend looking up Calibre and going from there.

My biggest gripe is the ergonomics of the Oasis. Although it's not much heavier than the Paperwhite, it feels like it because of the shape of it. It just feels heavier because of the weight distribution towards the center, and is awkward to hold with that bump/excessive weight distribution that sticks out. I am a 5'9" woman with 'normal' sized hands, so I can't even imagine how this would be for someone with smaller hands. I bought a case immediately because the shell is ridiculously slippery, and in my opinion, a horrible choice of material for something you're going to hold for hours. Looks pretty, but not very functional for an e-reader. I bought the 'Ayotu Skin Touch Feeling Case', and it is awesome. I ordered a couple of others and this one stood out among all of them big time.

Last gripe is that the screen is pretty slow and laggy at times. I know it's an e-reader, but it's a very expensive one that doesn't do anything else (which to clarify I am absolutely fine with BUT, see next point), but at that price, it should really be perfect.

A positive feature of this that is nice is that you can flip the device around and the screen flips with you, so if you are right or left handed or just want to switch sides during reading, that is super helpful.

I do like it, but am considering whether or not I am going to keep it due to the ergonomics alone.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Growing on me, but still a few points of contention, along with more info on Oasis vs Paperwhite
By californiakisses on December 11, 2019
I have never had an e-reader before. I used to read a TON, but then I grew up and life happened, so wanted to get back in to it.

I purchased both the Paperwhite and the Oasis. The Paperwhite seemed like a great device, but I could tell immediately how much more my eyes liked the larger screen on the Oasis along with the warmth feature. The warmth feature was the biggest factor for me, as it made it look much more like an actual page out of a book. I've included a picture of the Paperwhite (on the right) and Oasis (left), both set at the same brightness, but with the Oasis's warmth setting on. You can also see there is no white Kindle logo on the Oasis, which I found ever so slightly distracting on the Paperwhite. The quality of the screen on the Oasis is also much better than the Paperwhite - text is more clear and crisp. If you commute a lot or size is important to you, Paperwhite is definitely the way to go.

I was really overwhelmed with the Oasis at first, just because it was so new to me. I'm pretty good with new tech, but the whole environment was slightly overwhelming because it's not just as simple as getting a new device on a platform you're already used to (ie, Windows, Android, Apple, etc). Once I got past the learning curve, I started to actually like it a bit. However, the way the Kindle sorts and handles your books could be much better. You can organize things in to 'Collections', but it still doesn't feel like enough. I recommend looking up Calibre and going from there.

My biggest gripe is the ergonomics of the Oasis. Although it's not much heavier than the Paperwhite, it feels like it because of the shape of it. It just feels heavier because of the weight distribution towards the center, and is awkward to hold with that bump/excessive weight distribution that sticks out. I am a 5'9" woman with 'normal' sized hands, so I can't even imagine how this would be for someone with smaller hands. I bought a case immediately because the shell is ridiculously slippery, and in my opinion, a horrible choice of material for something you're going to hold for hours. Looks pretty, but not very functional for an e-reader. I bought the 'Ayotu Skin Touch Feeling Case', and it is awesome. I ordered a couple of others and this one stood out among all of them big time.

Last gripe is that the screen is pretty slow and laggy at times. I know it's an e-reader, but it's a very expensive one that doesn't do anything else (which to clarify I am absolutely fine with BUT, see next point), but at that price, it should really be perfect.

A positive feature of this that is nice is that you can flip the device around and the screen flips with you, so if you are right or left handed or just want to switch sides during reading, that is super helpful.

I do like it, but am considering whether or not I am going to keep it due to the ergonomics alone.
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