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Old 01-18-2024, 10:49 AM   #1
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Question Front light quality on Boox devices vs. Kindles?

I'm considering getting a Onyx Boox device to replace my current Kindle Oasis (gen 2). While doing some research, one of the things I see mentioned a lot as a negative towards the Boox devices is the front lighting. I've specifically seen it mentioned regarding the Page and Palma devices (those are the two I've primarily been considering). I'm wondering how bad the lighting truly is on these compared to my current Kindle. I'd greatly appreciate any insight, especially from people who have experience with both devices. Thanks!
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Old 01-18-2024, 05:02 PM   #2
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I've never tried Kindles so I can't offer any opinion on that.
Earlier B&N Nooks you could count how many LEDs were at work if you held the display at the correct angle.
With the Poke3 and Poke5 I've never noticed anything at all.
OTOH some people are pickier than me.
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Old 01-18-2024, 08:58 PM   #3
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My impression from watching reviews on MyDeepGuide is that Boox has improved the frontlight quality over the years, but it's still not as perfectly uniform as you would get on a Kindle or Kobo device, if uniformity is important to you. You also have to deal with Boox's frontlight control, which has separate warm and cold intensity sliders, rather than a single intensity slider with a warm/cold mixing slider.
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Old 01-18-2024, 09:26 PM   #4
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Should be fine. An onyx Nova about 4 years old is similar to a Libra 2. The new ones have probably improved. Depends how picky you are.
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Although I've never owned a Kindle, I have several Kobos and I have a good number of Boox devices both old and new. Never have had an issue with the frontlights on any of them.
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I own a lot of Kindles and a Boox Poke 2 and Poke 4 lite. The lighting on all of them appears even.

The Poke 4 lite lighting is about as good as my Kindle Voyage (which is the best of the Kindles) and the PW3 and PW4.
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