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Amazon Kindle Oasis (1st gen, 2016, 6-inch)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Amazon Kindle Oasis (1st gen, 2016, 6-inch). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the performance and portability are generally positive. The screen and durability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price, and there are some mixed reviews about the size and battery.

design, durability, screen, portability, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Kindle Oasis (1st gen, 2016, 6-inch) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Pierce (

Review: Kindle Oasis


This is the smoothest, fastest, smartest e-reader Amazon's ever made. And it's waterproof!

Every Kindle should be waterproof. Audiobook integration works perfectly. Everything that makes a Kindle great happens at its best here.

It's too big. And too expensive.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Henry T. Casey (

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) Review: Best Kindle Ever, If You Pay Up


Amazon has perfected its best Kindle, giving the device an amazing amount of water resistance; a larger, more well-lit screen; and improved internal battery life to remove the need for cases. The e-reader's $249 starting price, though, is prohibitively...

Water-resistance ; Larger, well-lit display ; Audible books support ; Elegant, comfortable design

Expensive ; No power adapter ; Costs more to remove ads

The Kindle Oasis is the best Kindle ever, but wow is it pricey.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

New Amazon Kindle Oasis review: (What's the story) reading glory?


While we struggled to recommend the old version in light of the sturdy performance of the Paperwhite, we'd happily vouch for the new Kindle Oasis.

Sublime reading experience ; Larger display ; More even illumination ; Quality covers

It can be a little slippery ; Price ; Kindle Store layout getting a little old

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Amazon Kindle Oasis: The ultimate e-reader is now waterproof


For the Kindle's 10th anniversary, Amazon updates its high-end e-reader so you can take it in the bath. It has a bigger 7-inch screen and support for Audible, too.

The new Kindle Oasis maintains its slim design while adding a sturdier aluminum back and a larger 7-inch, high-resolution E Ink screen. It's fully waterproof (can be submerged) and can play your Audible audiobooks to Bluetooth headphones or speakers....

Expensive; no case included.

While not as lightweight as the original Kindle Oasis, the larger screen, more durable aluminum chassis and full waterproofing are important upgrades that put the new Oasis at the top of the e-reader class.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (

LEAKED: Rumored 'Kindle Oasis' shows off crazy-cool new design


Leaked images show a wedge-like design with a big side bezel and built-in page turn buttons.

Expert review by : Sameer Mitha (

Amazon All-New Kindle Oasis Review


The second-generation Kindle Oasis is IPX8 waterproof and brings an aluminum body at a starting price of Rs 21,999

Well built ; Long battery life ; Crisp display ; Smooth performance

No Audible support in India ; Expensive ; Lacks grip

The second-generation Kindle Oasis is Amazon's flagship device for what an e-reader should be. It has a great build, long battery life, twice the storage when compared to the other Kindles, along with a larger display. The fact that audible isn't...

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (

So pleased with my Kindle Oasis 2017


This is my 4th Kindle and definitely the best so far! I like the look and feel of the Kindle Oasis and also the size of the page. I also like the actual buttons for the page turning: I can feel the buttons when reading in the dark, so making it easier...

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black / Burgundy / Graphite / Walnut
On/Off switch:Y
Product color:Burgundy


Backlight display:Y
Display Diagonal:6 / 7
Gray scale levels:16
Technology:E Ink Carta
Touchscreen:N / Y


Menu languages:Multi / Simplified Chinese, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian

File formats

Audio formats supported:Not supported
Document formats supported:AZW,AZW3,DOC,DOCX,HTML,MOBI,PDF,PRC,TXT
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG / BMP,GIF,PNG
Video formats supported:Not supported


Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:4 / 8

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Carrying case:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:N / Y
Headphone out:N
Interface Type:USB 2.0
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n


Battery life (max):3.5

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.335 / 5.94
Height:0.327 / 5.63
Weight:4.69 / 6.84
Width:4.8 / 5.55