When comparing Nook GlowLight vs Kindle Oasis, 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 Oasis is ranked 5th.
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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).
Pro Easy to access physical page turn buttons
Some eReaders are now only touchscreen, meaning you have to touch the screen in order to turn a page in an eBook. With the physical page turn buttons on the Oasis, this is no longer an issue (for those that do not like touching the screen or just prefer physical buttons).
Pro Extended side bezel that is more ergonomic to hold
The side bezel allows for easy grip on one side of the device, much like holding a book one handed. Due to the bezel being extended there is now no worry of your fingers getting in the way of the screen, especially since there are physical page turn buttons, which means you do not need to touch the screen to turn the page. The screen will also auto rotate, which means you can hold the device left or right handed on the bezeled side.
Pro Extended battery life
The Kindle Oasis comes with a case when purchased that has a built in extended battery adding months to the battery longevity of the device.
Pro Auto screen rotation
The Kindle Oasis allows for auto screen rotation, no matter which direction one is holding the device the text on the screen will orientate itself in order to display properly. On older devices this had to be done manually, but is no longer such an issue.
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.
Con Doesn't support .mobi format
Con Pretty expensive
While the device does come with a case with extended battery (something older models did not and would add cost to the total package), the total price is pretty high when compared to other popular eReaders, even in the Kindle line.