When comparing Kindle vs Nook GlowLight, the Slant community recommends Nook GlowLight for most people. In the question“What are the best hardware eBook readers?” Nook GlowLight is ranked 4th while Kindle is ranked 9th.
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Pro Cheaper than the Paperwhite and Voyage
The basic Kindle costs only $79, as opposed to $199 for the Voyage and $119 for the Paperwhite.
Pro 1 Month battery life
On average, with 30 minutes of use per day, the Kindle's battery will last about one month. A full charge takes about 3 hours.
Pro Downloads can be done over WiFi
While the basic Kindle doesn't have a browser or a 3G cellular option, books and other media can be downloaded through Amazon's store via WiFi.
Pro 4GB of storage for thousands of books
Pro Supports .epub format
Pro No ghosting
Nook GlowLight uses an e-ink display. Other readers that use e-ink displays sometimes have problems with ghosting, or showing a slight residual image after the page has been turned.
Pro 2 months of battery life under normal conditions
With WiFi off and 30 minutes of usage per day, the Nook Glowlight's battery is rated to last about eight weeks.
Pro Backlighting allows text to be seen better in dark environments
Holding down the home button will turn on and off backlighting, brightness of which can be adjusted.
Pro Huge selection of titles through the Nook store
The Nook store has over 3 million titles on offer.
Pro 6", 212 ppi screen
GlowLight has a 1024x758px screen, equivalent to Kindle Paperwhite.
Pro Very light
Weighs only 6.2 ounces (175 grams).
Con 167 PPI resolution
The basic Kindle has a 167 PPI resolution, as compared to the Voyage which has 300 PPI.
Con Ad-free version costs $20 more
When the screen is turned off, a "special offer" is displayed. This feature can be removed for $20.
Con No headphone jack or speakers for audiobooks
Con Screen has irregular light distribution
Some users have reported a slightly blue tinge and uneven color distribution on the Nook GlowLight's screen.
Con No microSD slot
Con Infrared touchscreen technology
Instead of using capacitive touch like most other similar products, the Nook Glowlight uses Infrared touchscreen technology, which is slightly more inaccurate than the alternative.