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Old 11-06-2018, 07:32 PM   #1
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Boyue Likebook Mars or Onyx Boox Nova?

I am considering buying a new Android e-reader. Is it worth to wait and pay extra to Onyx Boox Nova?

I'm a bit worried about reports of poor battery management at Boyue Likebook Mars ...

Thank you very much for any advice .
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:18 AM   #2
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I'm in the same boat. I suggest waiting just a bit until this new round of releases is out and there are a few more side by side comparisons.

https://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/ has a lot of information and comparisons. They also review software and ease of use, not just hardware specs. I find that site very useful.

Battery life is less in Android based ereaders, because it's not an OS designed for eInk. It's measured in days instead of weeks, so it's still not like a tablet that needs charging every day. It's just noticeably less than in non-Android ereaders. I haven't found it to be that big a deal in my day to day use.
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:00 PM   #3
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Battery life is less in Android based ereaders, because it's not an OS designed for eInk. It's measured in days instead of weeks, so it's still not like a tablet that needs charging every day. It's just noticeably less than in non-Android ereaders. I haven't found it to be that big a deal in my day to day use.
Therefore Onyx Boox Nova may have the same problem with battery life...
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Therefore Onyx Boox Nova may have the same problem with battery life...
I see that you have a Nook - which is also an Android-based E-Ink device, by the way!

I don't know about the Nova, as it hasn't reached buyers just yet, but I do have a Likebook Mars. Battery life is reduced when WiFi is on. I always turn WiFi off when I want to just read. At the rate that the battery discharges while I read, I would get at least twenty hours of battery life if I just read with WiFi off.

Also, be aware that when companies like Kindle and Kobo talk about weeks or months of battery life, they always base that on a half hour per day, WiFi off, four or five days a week. When you look at it that way, the differences in battery life between Android E-Ink devices and others aren't quite so much.
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:48 AM   #5
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I heard that Onyx Boox is promoting a new firmware that is able to minimize the power consumption. Have no idea how is the effect, but at least they're doing something on it. Why not wait a while and let's see.
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