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Amazon Kindle Oasis (2nd gen, 2017, 7-inch)

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2nd gen, 2017, 7-inch)
alaScore 96

165 reviews

Apr, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 reviews of Amazon Kindle Oasis (2nd gen, 2017, 7-inch). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The usability and screen also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the price.

design, screen, usability, portability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Kindle Oasis (2nd gen, 2017, 7-inch) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Brenda Stolyar (

Kindle Oasis (2017) review


In our all-new Kindle Oasis review, we put the popular ebook reader to the test to see if it's as waterproof as Amazon claims.

Waterproof ; Slim and beautiful design ; Improved, 6-week battery life ; More personalization options

Expensive ; Heavier than its predecessor

The All-New Oasis packs all the most useful features of its predecessor, plus an even larger screen and minimized bezels — and now that it’s waterproof, there’s nowhere you can’t take it.

Oct, 2017

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


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.

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

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

I get it. Amazon wants to prove that its Kindle brand has a place in the premium gadget market. But that's an idea that seems dramatically out of step with reality, as more people are getting used to reading books on their phones and tablets. The...

May, 2016

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Malarie Gokey (

Kindle Oasis review (2016)


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...

Expert review by : Séamus Bellamy (

Amazon Kindle Oasis 2017 review: The ultimate e-reader adds audiobooks and a waterproof case


The All-New Kindle Oasis is bigger than the original, waterproof, and beautiful to read.

Waterproof ; Excellent build quality ; Comfortable for one-handed reading over long periods ; No more external battery cover to fiddle with ; Large, bright display ; Can play audiobooks downloaded from Audible

Cannot play audio from any source other than Audible ; Exposure to larger amounts of liquid causes false screen taps to be registered ; Expensive

The Kindle Oasis (2017) represents a long-awaited upgrade to Amazon’s e-reader product line. Waterproofing and Audible content support lift it above the competition.

Nov, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017)


If you don't mind paying a premium, Amazon's Kindle Oasis is the waterproof ebook reader you've been waiting for.

Beautiful design. Lightweight. Waterproof. Excellent screen. Long battery life.


Bottom Line: If you don't mind paying a premium, Amazon's Kindle Oasis is the waterproof ebook reader you've been waiting for.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Casey Newton (

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) review: total immersion


Drowning in books

Beautiful design ; Excellent E Ink display ; Finally water resistant

High price ; Can’t use Audible narration while reading ; On-screen taps cause inadvertent page turns

Still, there is value in leaving all those functions behind. The Oasis is an ideal device for canceling out, however briefly, the distractions of the wider world. But all that comes at a very high price. And while the Oasis takes reading seriously,...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Timothy Torres (

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 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 perfectly situated beneath...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Katherine Boehret (

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

Expert review by : Brett Howse (

The Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) Review: A Premium Take On The E-Reader


A couple of months ago, Amazon released an all-new Kindle Oasis, and I've been using it since mid-November. The E-Reader market is a niche inside of a niche, but there's little doubt that Amazon has been at the forefront of E-Readers since the Kindle...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

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

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