Best Budget Ebook Readers 2020

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The use of hard copy books is becoming a thing of the past as people now embrace soft copy in form of Ebooks and therefore require Ebook readers for portability and availability of study materials and books.

People were in the past quite reluctant to get Ebook Readers due to strain which it might put on the eyes, but in this present time, Ebook readers that ensure eye safety, portability and availability are out there in the market with interesting additional features, but how do you get to know which is best for you.

You have come to the right place as we have reviewed the best rated Ebook Readers due to their quality, portability, affordability, features and specifications etc.

1. Kindle Paperwhite

If you are a book lover and would like to get something with a display that is quite gentle on the eye, then this is a great option as it has excellent features that suites all your requirement in an Ebook reader.

  • 4GB and a Library
  • 3G wifi connectivity
  • 6” screen
  • 300 PPI resolution

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Pros

  • Adjustable built-in light, easy to read in darkness
  • High resolution
  • Good typography
  • Long lasting battery

Cons

  • Not waterproof
  • No Charger included

2. Kobo Aura H2O

This Ebook reader comes with lots of updates plus its most enjoyed feature is that it is waterproof and asides that it is quite light, more pleasant to the eyes and has more font styles.

  • 8GB and a Library
  • 3G wifi connectivity
  • 6.8” touchscreen
  • 265 PPI resolution

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Pros

  • Less Blue light, hence suitable for eyes
  • Waterproof
  • High resolution
  • Excess storage capacity
  • Long lasting battery

Cons

  • Ecosystem not very smooth

3. Kindle Voyage

The Kindle Voyage can be operated with a single hand not because it is the lightest of all or because it is the functionality that comes with it. This Ebook reader also has fashionable and stylish design. The features of this reader makes it quite pricey but it is definitely great value for price.

  • 8GB and a Library
  • 3G wifi connectivity
  • 7.0” touchscreen
  • 265 PPI resolution

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Pros

  • Designed to be held in either hand
  • Better visual effect, high resolution+ self-adjusting lighting
  • Modern design with real book feeling
  • Long lasting battery

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Doesn’t include charger
  • Not waterproof

4. Kobo Aura One

This Kobo Aura One is suitable for those who read while in bed as it has a wide screen and good resolution. It is quite thin and therefore light to handle, the wide screen aids individuals who like to study or read in large fonts. This Ebook Reader enables you to browse books from your library.

  • 8GB and a Library
  • 3G wifi connectivity
  • 7.8” touchscreen
  • 300 PPI resolution

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Pros

  • Big screen size, close to real book
  • Adaptive front lighting
  • Reduces blue light emission at night
  • Waterproof and dust proof
  • Connects to local library
  • Various font size (11 different fonts and over 50 font styles)

Cons

  • Doesn’t include charger
  • No Amazon Ebook system

5. Kindle Oasis 3

This is a superb Ebook reader by amazon, though it comes with an expensive price tag, it is worth every penny. It comes with an easy and comfortable grip that enables you hold and read for a long time without your hand getting tired of holding it. It has buttons that enable easy page change and you don’t have to worry about a page changing when you didn’t mean to.

  • 8GB and a Library
  • 7.0” touchscreen
  • 300 PPI resolution
  • Comes with Audible
  • 4G LTE Connectivity

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Pros

  • Smart design and friendly to the fingers
  • Auto-rotate screen
  • Brightly lit
  • Thin and light
  • Battery lasts for months
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Expensive

6. NOOK Glowlight Plus

The Nook Glowlight Plus comes at the same price range with the Kindle Paperwhite, this Android based Nook Glowlight Plus has features that are really irresistible to many Ebook lovers. It is waterproof and also dustproof. It has a small screen size and a downside to it is that it reads mostly PDF Ebooks and hardly supports other popular Ebook formats.

  • 2.8GB and a Library
  • 6.0” touchscreen
  • 300 DPI resolution
  • 4G LTE Connectivity

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Pros

  • Supports PDF
  • Runs on Android
  • Can install third-party apps
  • Big Bernes and Barn library
  • Water and Dust proof

Cons

  • Slippery shell, hence easy to drop
  • Uneven Lighting

7. Onyx Boox Poke Pro

The Onyx Boox Poke Pro is the latest and greatest release from Boox line of devices. They are going back to the early designs of an Ebook Reader featuring a 6″ screen instead of the larger 10.3″ they have been boasting lately. This android 6.0 device is definitely a must-buy.

  • 16GB and a Library
  • 6.0” touchscreen
  • 300 DPI resolution
  • 4G LTE Connectivity

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Pros

  • Supports PDF
  • Runs on Android
  • Can install third-party apps
  • High processing speed

Cons

  • Not waterproof

8. Kobo Clara HD

Kobo Clara HD is one of the best reading companion for any book lover as it provides the best light to read by with ComfortLight PRO, and it has a natural looking print-like reading experience on its superior 6” HD screen. It can be customized by user to the best reading experience. With 8 GB of on-board memory and the ability to carry up to 5,500+ EBooks.

  • 8GB and a Library
  • 6.0” touchscreen
  • 300 DPI resolution

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Pros

  • Affordable
  • Can install third-party apps
  • High processing speed

Cons

  • Not waterproof
  • A bit fragile

9. Pocketbook InkPad 3

This Ebook reader with the ability to turn its white and bright screen light to shades of orange to make it look warm and also for reducing eye strain. It performs quite well in low light conditions or in dark conditions. The Pocketbook Inkpad 3 might not be packed with lots of features, but is a great Ebook reader.

  • 8GB and a Library
  • 7.8” touchscreen
  • 300 DPI resolution
  • PocketBook Cloud
  • Audio player

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Pros

  • Smartlight availability
  • Strong battery life
  • High processing speed

Cons

  • Not waterproof

10. Kobo Forma

This Ebook reader is very sleek and is waterproof which gives it an edge over some other Ebook readers. It has good software and hardware inbuilt.

  • 32GB and a Library
  • 7.8” touchscreen
  • 300 DPI resolution
  • Audio player

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Pros

  • Portable, Sleek and Good price for value
  • Strong battery life
  • High processing speed
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • A bit fragile
  • Limited features

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