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Old 12-29-2018, 09:17 AM   #1
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Trade Voyage for Oasis?

Is it worthwhile to trade in my Voyage for an Oasis 2? I really don't have any gripes with the Voyage but I don't know how much better an Oasis is. I've never seen on in real life. I read a lot so any small advantage to the Oasis might be a big deal for me.
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:22 AM   #2
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:48 AM   #3
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I have both and I prefer the Oasis. I like its bigger screen and larger storage space. Otherwise there's no huge difference between them, both are excellent readers.

OTOH, there have been posters here who liked the Voyage better. So, in the end, only you can decide what's best for you.
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:54 AM   #4
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I have both Voyage and Oasis. I read more on the voyage. Basically, it’s the grip. I know the edge on the oasis is supposed to make it easier to hold, but I’m used to “how” a 6” reader feels in the hand. If you really need the extra screen size, then sure. The flipping of it around also is more annoying to me than helpful.

I did read somewhere here I think about a good cover that might help me with my grip issues...I just haven’t bought the case to try it out.

...just my opinion, I could be wrong and likely am...
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:57 AM   #5
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Well, I just bit the bullet and ordered it. The trade-in was a bit more lucrative than I thought. They only gave me $50 for the Voyage but they also give a 25% discount on the Oasis. So, I got a total of $120 on the 32gb Oasis. (50 plus 70)

Same day shipping so I should have it this afternoon!!!
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Old 12-29-2018, 10:16 AM   #6
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I prefer the voyage. To me, it has a nicer screen with better contrast.
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Old 12-29-2018, 12:29 PM   #7
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I got an Oasis 2 for Christmas. I've been using a Voyage. Biggest difference to me is that the Voyage screen is a very white, almost blue, background. The Oasis screen has a more yellowish tint, tending towards sepia almost but not quite. I love the Voyage, but in the long run I think the screen on the Oasis may be easier on my eyes. I have to turn the light up a bit on the Oasis to read comfortably. I'm keeping the Voyage and the Oasis. My first Voyage only lasted 11 months before going wonky and being replaced under warranty, which makes me a bit leery about longevity of the Voyage I have now.

I don't have any problem reading the Oasis one-handed. I bought a Fintie case that has a strap around it, which I find helpful in keeping the case closed properly as well as letting me slip a finger or two inside the strap when the Oasis is folded back all the way and holding it that way with one hand.
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Old 12-29-2018, 11:56 PM   #8
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I had a voyage and have an oasis.
- For me the biggest difference is that the voyage didn't support text-to-speech. The Oasis does through bluetooth.
- Also, I prefer the page click buttons on the Oasis.
- The slightly larger size matters also. The difference between 6 inches and 7 inches gives you 36% more pixels.
- The waterproof is also important to me.
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Old 01-06-2019, 06:08 AM   #9
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I am in the same boat - I have a Voyage but am seriously looking at the Oasis 2.
Did you get the trade-in deal through Amazon US? I am based in Switzerland, so would need to order through Amazon DE, wonder if they do any trade-ins as well...
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:27 PM   #10
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I have a Voyage and I've never really seen an Oasis 2 but I have seen readers with large screens and I prefer the smaller screens. In fact I wish I could get a good 5" ereader. If my 5.1" phone had an e-ink screen I might lose interest in my Kindles.

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Old 01-06-2019, 01:13 PM   #11
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I had a Voyage and traded for a PW3. I ordered an Oasis 2 and sent it back three days later. I'm happy with my PW3s now and looking forward to getting my PW4 next Sunday.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:00 AM   #12
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I have both. I use the Oasis 2 (32GB) as my main reader - mainly because of its larger screen and larger memory. Sadly, the Voyage screen is far superior in terms of clarity and contrast. So if you don't need the larger screen and extra storage, I would stick with the Voyage.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:12 AM   #13
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I have both. I use the Oasis 2 (32GB) as my main reader - mainly because of its larger screen and larger memory. Sadly, the Voyage screen is far superior in terms of clarity and contrast. So if you don't need the larger screen and extra storage, I would stick with the Voyage.
I too have both, and in my case the two screens are equally good. An example of the individual variation in eInk screens. I far prefer the larger screen of the Oasis, although I'm a big fan of the "haptic sensors" of the Voyage. The Voyage is definitely far more "portable".
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I have a Voyage and I've never really seen an Oasis 2 but I have seen readers with large screens and I prefer the smaller screens. In fact I wish I could get a good 5" ereader. If my 5.1" phone had an e-ink screen I might lose interest in my Kindles.

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You're right and it's our responsibility to howl as often and as loudly and as well as possible. I don't believe in magic but I might be wrong.

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