6" eBook Reader Comparison Table

6-inch eBook Reader Comparison Table - Top Picks

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Wi-Fi, 3G optional

Capacitive, 2 point touch
2GB

1024x758 E Ink Pearl

AZW, AZW3, PDF, TXT, MOBI, PRC, Format Guide

None
3-8 weeks

7.5 oz

213 grams

Front-lit high res screen, extra font choices, reading progress estimator, web browser
No ePub support, lighting not completely uniform, no page buttons, no audio

$119

$179 (3G)

Amazon.com

Wi-Fi
Infrared,
1 point touch
2GB, micro SD card slot
800x600 E Ink Pearl
EPUB, PDF
None
3-8 weeks

6.95 oz

197 grams

GlowLight optional, page turn buttons, 6 font types, Android 2.1 OS is highly hackable
No browser, landscape mode, or audio, GlowLight isn't uniform and lessens contrast

$99

$119 (glowlight)

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Wi-Fi
Infrared,
2 point touch
2GB, microSD card up to 32GB
800x600 E Ink Pearl
EPUB, PDF, TXT
None
3-8 weeks

5.9 oz

167 grams

Get library ebooks directly, advanced zooming settings, Evernote, Android OS is hackable
Buttons are jagged and click loudly, Sony dropped audio support, few upgrades from T1

$129

Amazon

Sony
Wi-Fi
Infrared,
1 point touch
2GB, micro SD card slot
1024x758 E Ink Pearl
EPUB, PDF, TXT, HTML, RTF, MOBI, CBR, CBZ
None
3-4 weeks

6.5 oz

185 grams

Frontlight, load custom fonts, high res screen, 1 GHz processor, quilted back
Light brighter at the bottom of screen, no audio support, no landscape mode

$129

£99

Kobo.com

Chapters Canada

WHSmith
Wi-Fi
No
2GB

800x600 E Ink Pearl

AZW, AZW3, PDF, TXT, MOBI, PRC Format Guide
None
2-4 weeks

5.98 oz

170 grams

Low price, solid design, support for foreign languages, dark fonts
No ePub support, no audio support, less features than Paperwhite

$69 (ads)

$89

Amazon.com

Wi-Fi
Infrared,
1 point touch
4GB, micro SD card slot
1440x1080 E Ink Pearl
EPUB, PDF, TXT, HTML, RTF, MOBI, CBR, CBZ
None
4-8 weeks

8.5 oz

240 grams

Bigger 6.8" high res screen, even frontlight, load custom fonts
Lots of wasted space on screen when reading, bulky and slick plastic exterior

$169

£139

Kobo.com

Chapters Canada

WHSmith
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6-inch eBook Reader Comparison Table - Continued

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Wi-Fi
Yes, Fingers, Stylus
2GB, microSD card up to 32GB
Freehand, virtual keyboard, stylus
EPUB, PDF, TXT, JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, MP3, AAC
Audio jack
14000 pages, 3-4 weeks
Yes, 12
Very light, fast, get library ebooks directly, download ebooks with browser, new fonts, Android OS
Glossy plastic frame, no partial refresh option, no slot for stylus

$129

Amazon

Sony
Free 3G AT&T, Wi-Fi
Yes, Fingers, Stylus
4GB

Yes, export as text, sync via Whispernet

AZW, PDF, TXT, MOBI, PRC, AAX, AA, MP3, Format Guide
Speakers, audio jack, TTS
Up to 2 months with wireless off, 6 weeks with wireless on
Yes
Infrared touch, multi-touch, partial refresh, cloud storage, x ray feature
No ePub support, can't browse web over 3G, no page buttons

$99
$149(3G)

$149
$189(3G)

Amazon.com

Wi-Fi
No
2GB

On-screen keyboard, cursor, export as text, sync via Whispernet

AZW, PDF, TXT, MOBI, PRC Format Guide
No
3-4 weeks
Yes
Low price, very light, solid design, support for foreign languages, fast page turns
No ePub support, no audio support or text to speech, not all Kindle apps work

$79

$109

Amazon.com

Free 3G AT&T, Wi-Fi
No
4GB

Keyboard, cursor, export as text, sync via Whispernet

AZW, PDF, TXT, MOBI, PRC, AAX, AA, MP3, Format Guide
Speakers, audio jack, TTS
Up to 4 weeks with wireless off, 10 days with wireless on
Yes
High contrast screen, free global wireless, 3G web browsing, TTS, WiFi, keyboard
No ePub support, no book cover view in library, mostly locked in to Amazon's book store

$99
$164(3G)

$139
$189(3G)

Amazon.com

Wi-Fi
Yes, Fingers, Stylus
2GB, micro SD card slot
Touch highlights
EPUB, PDF, TXT, HTML, RTF, MOBI, CBR, CBZ
No
10000 pages
Yes
Pearl screen, infrared touch, PDF zoom and pan, web browser
No physical page turn buttons, no audio support, no landscape mode
$129
Wi-Fi
No
2GB, micro SD card slot
None
EPUB, PDF, TXT, DOC, PPT, XLS, HWP, DJVU, FB2
No
14000 pages
Yes
Adobe DRM support, Google eBooks onboard, high resolution screen.
Basic ereader with minimum features. No layout settings. No notes.
$99
Amazon
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6-inch eBook Reader Comparison Table - Older Models

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Free 3G AT&T, Wi-Fi
Yes, LCD display
2GB, micro SD card slot
Virtual keyboard, cursor
EPUB, PDF, PDB, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3
Speaker, audio jack
4-10 days
Yes
Crisp display, Android OS, color LCD screen, change font type, lend ebooks, browser w/ WiFi
Not great for notes, less battery life, poor PDF support, no folders for ebooks, weighs more
$89
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eBay
No
Yes, Fingers, Stylus
2GB, SD, Pro Duo card slots
Freehand, virtual keyboard, stylus
EPUB, PDF, TXT, RTF, DOC, BBeB, JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, MP3, AAC
Audio jack
10000 pages, 14 days
Yes, 12
New Pearl screen, clear touchscreen (no glare), write on screen, fast, get library ebooks, memory card slots, solid build
No wireless, pricey, limited text styling options without hack

$229

Amazon

Sony
Wi-Fi
No
1GB, SD card slot
None
EPUB, PDF, TXT
No
10000 pages
Yes for Kobo's books
Low price, Adobe DRM support, comes with 100 free classics, sync with Kobo apps, news delivery, 2 text types
Basic ereader with min features: no folders, bookmarks, go to page, notes, or landscape for EPUBs
$99
Best Buy
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
No
2GB, micro SD card slot
Virtual keyboard, highlights
EPUB, PDF, HTML, DJVU, RTF, TXT, PRC, CHM, DOC, TCR, FB2, FB2.ZIP, JPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, MP3
Speakers, audio jack, TTS
14000 pages
Yes, 15+
FBReader, notes, rss reader, g sensor, key mapping, widgets, apps, versatile firmware, TTS, replaceable battery
Slow web browser, some menu functions are confusing, scrolling could be faster, no Pearl screen
$189
Amazon.com

eBay
Wi-Fi
Yes, Fingers
3GB, micro SD card slot
None
PDF, EPUB, TXT, MP3, JPEG, BMP, PNG
Audio jack
6000 pages
Yes
B&N ebook store app, web browser, calendar, email, clock, sudoku, g sensor
Light grayish colored text, no home button, plastic casing
$129
ebay.com
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Yes, Fingers, Stylus
512MB, micro SD card slot
Freehand, virtual keyboard
EPUB, PDF, FB2, TXT, RTF, HTML, PRC, CHM, DJVU, DOC, TRC, JPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, MP3
Audio jack
16000 pages
Yes
Web browser, notes, rss reader, many apps, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, battery, themes
Hard to find in stores, shiny touchscreen, included cover could be better
$199
Amazon.com
No
Yes, Fingers, Stylus
512MB, SD, Pro Duo card slots
Freehand, virtual keyboard
EPUB, PDF, TXT, RTF, DOC, LRX, LRF, JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, MP3, AAC
Audio jack
6800-7500 pages
Yes
Write on screen, fast navigation, PDF zoom, notes, get library ebooks
Less contrast, reflective screen, no wireless, needs cover and light
$179
Amazon.com
WiFi (UK)
No
2GB, SD card slot
Keyboard, cursor
EPUB, PDF, TXT, DOC, PPT, XLS, HWP, ZIP, JPG, BMP, GIF, MP3, WMA, OGG
Speakers, audio jack
9000 pages
Yes
Supports office documents, comic viewer, voice recorder, good audio player
Limited US presence, keyboard buttons noisy, high price in US, SD card issues
$199
Amazon.com
No
No
512MB, SD card slot
Virtual keyboard, cursor
EPUB, PDF, FB2, TXT, RTF, HTML, PRC, CHM, DJVU, DOC, TRC, JPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, MP3
Audio jack
8000 pages
Yes
Custom options, themes, many apps, FBReader, add fonts, key mapping, very light, comes with cover
Dated design, seems easier to break compared to other ereaders
$179
Amazon.com
Wi-Fi
Yes, Wacom Stylus
512MB, SD card slot
Freehand, virtual keyboard
EPUB, PDF, TXT, HTML, RTF, MOBI, CHM, PDB, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF
Audio jack
7000 pages
Yes
Ebook stores app, web browser, notes, folders, touchscreen, Wi-Fi
No cover included, slow internet browsing, stylus required, poor customer service
$299
ebay.com
No
No
512MB, SD card slot
None
epub, pdf, mobi, prc, lit, txt, fb2, doc, html, rtf, djvu, wol, ppt, mbp, chm, bmp, jpg, png, gif, tif, rar, zip, mp3
Audio jack
8000 pages
No
Supports many formats and foreign languages, change font type, comes with cover and earphones
Some formats display poorly or cause firmware glitches, dated design
$169
Buy.com
No
No
2GB, SD card slot
None
EPUB, PDF, TXT, HTML, XML, RTF, FB2, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3
Speaker, audio jack
8000 pages
No
G sensor, 12 languages supported, comes with cover and earphones
No wireless, no embedded hyperlink support, PDFs cut off text
$149
Amazon.com
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