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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Amazon Kindle Oasis (1st gen, 2016, 6-inch). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and battery. The screen and design also get good opinions, but many are negative about the price.

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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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Pierce (wired.com)

Kindle Oasis Review: Way Better, Way Bigger

 

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

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

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.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Amazon Kindle Oasis review: Best e-reader ever, but sky-high price hurts its appeal

 

A luxury e-reader if there ever was one, the new top-of-the-line Kindle weighs a mere 131 grams and includes a swanky battery cover that delivers months of battery life.

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 : Sandra Vogel (zdnet.com)

Amazon Kindle Oasis 2019, long-term test: A few features short of perfection | ZDNet

 

The latest top-end e-reader from Amazon offers adjustable backlighting warmth and is a pleasure to use. It would be even better with a case, an audio jack and a USB-C connector.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Henry T. Casey (tomsguide.com)

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.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Aaron Brown (t3.com)

Kindle Oasis (2019) review: unmatched waterproof reading from sunrise to sunset

 

But there's little reason to – aha ha ha – 'look back in anger' if you own the previous generation

Gorgeous 7-inch touchscreen ; Display with adjustable warmth ; Waterproof design ; Page-turn buttons ; Support for audiobooks

Still no USB-C port ; Very minor update on previous Kindle Oasis

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2019) review

 

Warm feeling

Warm light undoubtedly improves reading experience ; Beautiful design ; Page turn buttons preferable to touch screen ; Huge library of books

Very expensive for what it is ; Still no USB-C

New front light functionality makes the best Kindle even better

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2019) review: A new hue

 

The Amazon Kindle Oasis remains our top choice for reading devices. It's expensive, but if you read a lot, it's unmatched.

Illumination is wonderful - and now with adaptive colour temperature control ; Battery life is fantastic ; Screen size preferable to smaller models ; Whispersync for reading/audiobook sync ; Waterproofing

High price point ; Not so great at cataloguing what you read ; Competition from other cheaper Kindles ; Micro-USB for charging when it should really be USB-C now

Our top reading device choice. Yes, it's expensive, but if you read a lot then there's pleasure in having something premium to do it on. And now it comes with adaptive colour temperature for greater reading comfort in all lighting conditions.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

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

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. It's bigger, it's better, it's waterproof. It's the best Kindle yet.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

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
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