When comparing Nook GlowLight vs Onyx BOOX AfterGlow 2, 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 Onyx BOOX AfterGlow 2 is ranked 12th.
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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 Runs Android 4.2
The Onyx BOOX AfterGlow 2 uses Android 4.2 as it's OS.
Pro Google Play Store compatable
With the Google Play Store coming pre-installed the Onyx BOOX AfterGlow 2 can utilize any app from the store making this device possibilities almost endless.
What is superb about this feature is that the user can choose to use on of the many available e-Reader apps on the Play Store as their main eReading app. This means Amazon Kindle app, Kobo app, Google Play Books app, and a huge assortment of others.
Pro 3.5mm headphone jack
There is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the device so users can listen to music or voice reading.
Pro Capacitive screen
The Onyx Boox AfterGlow 2 features a capacitive screen that can utilize multi-touch gestures.
Pro Page turn buttons
There are physical page turn buttons on the sides of the device.
Pro MicroSD slot
The available MicroSD slot is expandable up to 32GB.
Pro 8 week battery life
Pro Assortment of pre-installed apps
There is a large assortment of pre-installed apps available for the device including the Google Play Store, a Music Player, Internet Browser, the Midiapolis News Reader and many more.
Pro Device can read a huge assortment of file types
The Onyx Boox AfterGlow 2 can read a large assortment of file types including epub, mobi (only non DRM versions) and RTF.
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 Mainly sold in Europe
Support and shipping may be troublesome being that this company is based in Europe.
Con Pearl eInk display
Being that this is a newly released device is is a little disheartening to see it using old eInk technology such as the Pearl display. Most new eReaders such as the Kobo H20 and the Kindle Voyager are now using the Carta.