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Amazon Kindle Oasis

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Amazon Kindle Oasis. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Views about the battery and screen are generally positive. The usability and design are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Amazon Kindle Oasis is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Amazon Kindle Oasis Review – An embarrassment of riches

 

Amazon is out of its mind, and yet for some reason I'm considering opening my wallet and spending hundreds of dollars on a Kindle Oasis . The company's new flagship ereader wows first with design, then with sticker-shock: closest yet in Amazon's quest...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Katherine Boehret (theverge.com)

Amazon Kindle Oasis review

 

My favorite way to test any e-reader is to see if I still like using it when my reading material isn't exactly thrilling. For the past week, I've been using Amazon's newest Kindle to get through a...

Thin! ; Weighs next to nothing without the cover ; Feels great reading with one hand

Expensive! ; No adaptive backlight ; Not waterproof

May, 2016

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Expert review by: Malarie Gokey (digitaltrends.com)

Kindle Oasis review

 

The Kindle Oasis is the best, and sexiest, ebook reader that money can buy – Period.

Super slim and beautiful screen ; Wide selection of books ; Includes leather battery cover ; Excellent page-turn buttons ; 2-month battery life

Expensive for an ebook reader ; You must buy your books from Amazon ; It’s still not waterproof

The Kindle Oasis is the best ebook reader that money can buy – Period. The sticking point for many of you will be its $290 price tag. Is that expensive? Yes. Is it worth it? Yes. If you’re an avid reader who takes your ebooks seriously and wants to...

May, 2016

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Amazon Kindle Oasis review

 

Every couple of years Amazon introduces a new Kindle e-ink e-reader that's smaller, lighter and faster. But with the arrival of the Kindle Oasis, Amazon's thinnest and lightest e-reader ever, the e-book pioneer needs to add a new adjective to the list:...

The Kindle Oasis is the lightest Kindle yet at 4.6 ounces and is 3.4 mm at its thinnest point. A slim leather battery case is included and adheres magnetically to the device, bumping battery life up to a 9 weeks without WiFi on. The integrated light...

It's pricey, isn't any zippier than the Voyage or Paperwhite, and isn't waterproof.

If you don't mind the high price, the Kindle Oasis is the best e-reader you can buy today.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Devindra Hardawar (engadget.com)

Kindle Oasis review: The perfect e-reader for the 1 percent

 

Amazon's Kindle Oasis is like a feast with the world's finest caviar. It's an all-you-can-eat Wagyu steak dinner. It's an $80 cup of coffee. Simply put, the Oasis is a $290 extravagance meant only for the few who can afford it. For the rest of us, it's...

Insanely thin and light ; Comes with a charging case ; Better backlighting than the KindleVoyage

Pricey ; Doesn't do much more than the $100 Paperwhite

The Kindle Oasis is the best Kindle ever made. But it's way too expensive for most people, especially when cheaper models offer the same sharp display and backlighting.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Timothy Torres (pcmag.com)

Amazon Kindle Oasis

 

The Amazon Kindle Oasis is the best ebook reader money can buy, but the Kindle Paperwhite remains a more realistic choice for all but the most well-heeled readers.

Sharp, bright screen. Long battery life extended by leather charging cover. Ergonomic design. Built-in accelerometer. Vast ebook store.

Expensive. Not waterproof. Cover doesn't protect entire reader.

Reading and Conclusions Reading on the Oasis is sublime. Simply tap the right or left side of the screen to turn pages, as you would on any other touch-screen Kindle. You can also use the physical Page Turn buttons on the side, which I found to be...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Todd Haselton (technobuffalo.com)

Kindle Oasis review – Oh dear, how will I ever return to the Kindle Paperwhite?

 

I'm a huge fan of my Kindle Paperwhite. I bought it about a year ago and have cruised through dozens of books, reading night and day. It has, until the moment I set my hands on the Kindle Oasis, filled my every need for an eReader.

I love the Kindle Oasis, and again, it’s something I plan to buy as soon as there’s room in the budget. It’s not cheap, of course, but bookworms will love what it offers, especially by the pool and on the beach this summer. Sadly, there’s already a...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Rich Woods (neowin.net)

Kindle Oasis 3G review: the best Kindle that $360 can buy

 

Amazon's new e-reader isn't cheap at between $290 and $380, but is the Kindle Oasis worth the money? We will go into that and more in our review of the 3G model with Special Offers.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Cunningham (arstechnica.com)

Amazon’s beautiful, functional, impractical Kindle Oasis reviewed

 

$290 Oasis doesn't do anything Paperwhite doesn't do, it just does it better.

The part of me that evaluates consumer electronics based on how they look and feel really likes the Oasis. It changes the Kindle in ways that make it more comfortable, and with its leather cover on it doesn’t even register as an e-reader unless you get...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Denny Atkin (computershopper.com)

Amazon Kindle Oasis Review and Ratings

 

With its sublime design, bright screen, and innovative battery cover, the Oasis is the best e-book reader we've used to date, but the price is awfully high for incremental improvements—and Special Offers still lurk.

Comfortable form factor, with excellent physical page-turn buttons ; Bright, sharp display ; Mature software and excellent ecosystem, between Amazon’s store and other supported formats

Flat-out expensive ; Still saddled with Kindle Special Offers, which cost $20 to remove ; No support for audiobook playback

With its cover in place, we found the Kindle Oasis felt the most like reading a traditional paper book of any e-book reader we’ve used. It’s very comfortable to hold, the weight is similar to that of a real paperback (even

May, 2016