6″ Inch Ebook Reader Comparison Matrix

The amount of new ebook readers cropping up can be overwhelming, therefore we have created comparison tables which compare the models like for like.

Below are the most popular six inch ebook readers, available in the market today in the UK. As more ebook readers become available we will add them to this list.

2012-2013 Ebook Readers

BrandAmazonAmazonKoboNookSonyBookeen
ModelKindle Paperwhite 3GAmazon Kindle (4th gen)Kobo GloNook simple touch with glow lightSony reader wifi PRS T2Bookeen odyssey HD
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Dimensions169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm (6.7" x 4.6" x 0.36")166 mm x 114 mm x 8.7 mm (6.5" x 4.5" x 0.34")114 x 157 x 10 mm (4.5" x 6.2" x 0.4")127 x 165 x 119 mm
(6.5x5x0.47 ”)
110 x 9 x 173mm
(4.3" x0.35" x .6.8")
166 x 120 x 9,4 mm (6.5" × 4.7" × .37")
Weight213g (7.5oz)
170g (5.98oz)185 g (6.5 oz)197g (6.95oz)162g (5.9oz)180g (6.35 oz)
Display(90 × 120mm) 6" 758 × 1024 pixels, 212 ppi
E Ink Pearl (high contrast)
(90 × 120mm) 6" 600 × 800 pixels, 167 ppi
E Ink Pearl (high contrast)
(90 × 120mm) 6" 758 × 1024 pixels, 212 ppi
E Ink Pearl (high contrast)
(90 × 120mm) 6" 600 × 800 pixels, 167 ppi
E Ink Vizplex
(90 × 120mm) 6" 600 × 800 pixels, 167 ppi
E Ink Pearl (high contrast)
(90 × 120mm) 6" 758 × 1024 pixels, 212 ppi
E Ink Pearl (high contrast)
BacklightPaperwhite backlightnoGlow functionGlow functionnoGlow function
Grey Levels161616161616
Touch Screenyesnoyesyesyesyes
PowerLikely Li-Polymer 1750mAh Likely Li-Polymer 1750mAh Likely Li-Polymer 1750mAh Likely Li-Polymer 1750mAh Likely Li-Polymer 1750mAh Li-Polymer 1600mAh
Battery Life8 weeks with wireless off1 month with wireless off1 month with wireless off1 month with wireless off2 month with wireless offWeeks of battery life, even with activated FrontLight
CPU800 MHZ ARM CPUFreescale i.MX31L (ARM1136JF-S core, 532MHz)1 GHZ ARM CPUunknownunknownCortex A8 Texas Instruments OMAP3611 (800 Mhz)
Memory512MB RAM, 2GB Flash (~1.4GB user accessible)2GB Flash (1.4GB user accessible)2GB Flash
Supports micro SD up to 32GB
2GB Flash
Supports micro SD up to 32GB
2GB Flash
Supports micro SD up to 32GB
2GB Flash
Supports micro SD up to 32GB
ConnectionsInternational 3G, WifiwifiWifiwifiWifiWifi
Supported FormatsKindle (AZW), PRC/MOBI (non DRM), PDF, PDF (non DRM), HTML, DOC, TXT, JPEG, GIF, PNG; Kindle (AZW), PRC/MOBI (non DRM), PDF, PDF (non DRM), HTML, DOC, TXT, JPEG, GIF, PNG; EPUB, PDF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, TXT, (X)HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBRePub, PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP

ePub, PDFEPUB, PDF, Adobe DRM, HTML, TXT, FB2 ,JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, ICO, TIF, PSD
Supported DRMAZW and TOPAZ (Kindle only) and PDF password-protected PDFsAZW and TOPAZ (Kindle only) and PDF password-protected PDFsDRM and non-DRM EPUB filesDRM and non-DRM EPUB fileseReader (EPUB/eReader), Adobe ADEPT (EPUB/PDF) Adobe ADEPT (EPUB/PDF)
Font Sizes882476unknown
Search / Dictionary FunctionsSearch using virtual keyboard, built-in dictionary using touchscreenSearch using virtual keyboard, built-in dictionarySearch using virtual keyboard, built-in dictionary using touchscreenSearch using virtual keyboard, built-in dictionary using touchscreenSearch using virtual keyboard, built-in dictionary using touchscreenSearch using virtual keyboard, built-in dictionary using touchscreen
Notes / annotationsYes, using touchscreenYes, using buttonsYes, using touchscreen Yes, using touchscreen Yes, using touchscreen and stylusYes, using touchscreen
Text To SpeechNoNoNoNoNoNo
ServicesAmazon Kindle Whispernet. Sync Kindle ebooks across multiple devices. E-mail conversion of DOC, HTML, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP and PDF Amazon Kindle Whispernet. Sync Kindle ebooks across multiple devices. E-mail conversion of DOC, HTML, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP and PDF Kobo Wifi StoreBarnes & Noble bookstoreSony storeWeb browser built in
Release DateOctober 2012October 2011October 2012April 2012September 2012June 2012
PriceWiFi:£109/$119
3G: £169/$179
£69/$69£104/$350£109/$118£129/$134£140/$250
Where To BuyAmazon.co.uk
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.com

Archived 2010-2011 Ebook Readers (For Reference)

BrandAmazonSonyBeBook (Endless Ideas)BeBook (Endless Ideas)Barnes and NobleBookeen
ModelKindle 3 (3G+Wifi) GraphiteSony Touch Edition (PRS-650)BeBook NeoBebook ClubNookCybook Orizon
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Dimensions190 mm x 123 mm x 8.5 mm (7.5" x 4.8" x 0.34")168 x 119 x 9.6 mm (6.6" x 4.7" x .38")196 x 121 x 10.5 mm (7.7” x 4.7” x .4”)196 x 121 x 10.6mm
(7.7” x 4.7” x .4”)
196 x 126 x 13 mm
(7.7" x 4.9" x .5")
188 × 118 × 8.5 mm (7.4" × 4.7" × .3")
Weight247g (8.7oz)
WiFi: 241g (8.5oz)
215g (7.6oz)284g (10oz)278g (9oz)343g (12.1oz)245g (8.6oz)
Display(90 × 120mm) 6" 600 × 800 pixels, 167 ppi
E Ink Pearl (high contrast)
(90 × 120mm) 6" 600 × 800 pixels, 167 ppi
E Ink Pearl (high contrast)
(90 × 120mm) 6" 600 × 800 pixels, 167 ppi
E Ink Vizplex
(90 × 120mm) 6" 600 × 800 pixels, 167 ppi
E Ink Vizplex
(90 × 120mm) 6" 600 × 800 pixels, 167 ppi
E Ink Pearl (high contrast)
(90 × 120mm) 6" 600 × 800 pixels, 167 ppi
SiPix E Ink (high contrast)
Grey Levels1616881616
Touch Screennoyesyes (wacom)noSeparate colour touchscreen (480x320)yes
PowerLi-Polymer 1750mAh Li-Polymer 940mAh Li-Polymer 1600mAh Li-Polymer 1600mAh Li-Polymer 1530mAh Lithium polymer ?
Battery Life1 Month (10 days with 3G wireless on, 3 weeks with Wifi)10000 pages (2 full weeks of reading)7000 pages12000 pagesUp to 10 days with wireless off 10'000 pages
CPUFreescale i.MX35 (ARM1136JF-S core, 532MHz)Freescale i.MX31L (ARM1136JF-S core, 532MHz)Freescale i.MX35 (ARM1136JF-S core, 532MHz)?Samsung® S3C6410 (ARM1176JZF-S core, 667MHz)?
Memory256MB RAM, 4GB Flash (~3.3GB user accessible)2GB Flash (1.4GB user accessible)
Memory Stick™ Duo Pro and SD Card (up to 32GB)
128MB RAM, 512MB Flash
Supports SD/SDHC up to 4GB
128MB RAM, 512MB Flash
Supports SD/SDHC up to 4GB
256MB RAM, 2 GB Flash
Supports MicroSD/SDHC
2GB Flash
Supports MicroSD/SDHC
ConnectionsInternational 3G, WifinoneWifinoneWifi. 3G (USA only)Wifi, Bluetooth
Supported FormatsKindle (AZW), PRC/MOBI (non DRM), PDF, PDF (non DRM), HTML, DOC, TXT, MP3, Audible (format 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX)), JPEG, GIF, PNG; BBeB (LRF/LRX), PDF, EPUB, TXT, RTF, JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, MP3, AAC PDF, EPUB, MOBI, FB2, TXT, PDB, HTML, CHM, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF PDF, EPUB, MOBI, FB2, TXT, PDB, HTML, CHM, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF PDF, EPUB, eReader, PDB, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3 PDF, EPUB, FB2, HTML, TXT, JPEG, GIF, PNG
Supported DRMAZW and TOPAZ (Kindle only) and PDF password-protected PDFsMarlin DRM (BBeB), Adobe ADEPT (EPUB/PDF)Adobe ADEPT (EPUB/PDF) Adobe ADEPT (EPUB/PDF) eReader (EPUB/eReader), Adobe ADEPT (EPUB/PDF) Adobe ADEPT (EPUB/PDF)
Font Sizes8655612
Search / Dictionary FunctionsSearch using keyboard, built-in dictionary using 5-wayBuilt-in dictionary and search using touchscreen Yes / Built in dictionaryYes / Built in dictionarysearch using touchscreen keyboard, built-in dictionary yes
Notes / annotationsYes, using keyboard and 5-waYes, using touchscreen Yes, using touchscreen NoYes, using touchscreen yes
Text To SpeechYesNoNoNoNoNo
ServicesAmazon Kindle Whispernet. Sync Kindle ebooks across multiple devices. E-mail conversion of DOC, HTML, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP and PDF Sony CONNECT BeBook Wifi Storen/aBarnes & Noble storen/a
Release DateSeptember 2010September 2010January 2010October 2010November 2009November 2010
PriceWiFi:£109/$139
3G: £149/$189
£199/$229 £229/$350£149/$1893G $199 (US only)
WiFi $149/£149.99
£192/$220
Where To BuyAmazon.co.uk
Amazon.com
Waterstones.comBeBook.comBeBook.comPurelyGadgets.comPixmania.com

Archived 2009 Ebook Readers (For Reference)

BrandBeBook (Endless Ideas)SonyAmazonBookeenCOOL-ERElonex / Borders
ModelBeBook OneSony Touch Edition (PRS-600)Kindle 2Cybook Gen 3Cool-er ClassicLNX-EBOOK-600EB
Picturebebook-onesony-touch-PRS600Kindle-2-ebookBookeen-gen3cooler-ebookelonex-borders
Dimensions184 × 121 × 10 mm (7.24" × 4.74" × .39")175 x 122 x 9.7 mm (6.9" x 4.8" x 0.4")203 x 135 x 9 mm (8" x 5.3" x 0.36")188 × 118 × 8.5 mm (7.4" × 4.7" × .3")188 × 118 × 8.5 mm (7.4" × 4.7" × .3")187 x 117 x 9mm
(7.4" × 4.7" × .3")
Weight200g (7.05oz)285g (10.1oz)289g (10.2oz)174g (6.13oz)174g (6.13oz)180g (6.3oz)
Display(90 × 120mm) 6" 600 × 800 pixels, 167 ppi
E Ink Vizplex
(90 × 120mm) 6" 600 × 800 pixels, 167 ppi
E Ink Vizplex
(90 × 120mm) 6" 600 × 800 pixels, 167 ppi
E Ink Vizplex
(90 × 120mm) 6" 600 × 800 pixels, 167 ppi
E Ink Vizplex
(90 × 120mm) 6" 600 × 800 pixels, 167 ppi
E Ink Vizplex
(90 × 120mm) 6" 600 × 800 pixels, 170 ppi
E Ink Vizplex
Grey Levels4816444
Touch Screennoyesnononono
PowerLi-ion 950mAh (Nokia Phone battery)Li-ion Li-ion 1530mAh Li-Polymer 1000mAh Li-Polymer 1000mAh Li-Polymer 1000mAh
Battery Life9000 pages7500 pages With EVDO: "4 days", without: "up to two weeks" 8000 pages 7000 pages 8000 pages
CPUSamsung® S3C2410 (ARM920T core, 200MHz)Freescale i.MX31L (ARM1136JF-S core, 532MHz)Freescale i.MX31L (ARM1136JF-S core, 532MHz)V1, V2: Samsung® S3C2410 (ARM920T core, 200MHz)
V3: Samsung® S3C2440 (ARM920T core, 400MHz)
Samsung® S3C2440 (ARM920T core, 400MHz)Code9 ARM 400MHz CPU
Memory512MB, Internal 2M NOR Flash, 512MB SD Card included
Supports SD/MMC up to 4GB
128MB RAM, 512MB(NAND) Flash (~420MB user accessible)
Supports MMC/SD/SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
128MB RAM, 2GB Flash (1.4GB user accessible)
(No upgradeable memory options available)
V1: 16MB RAM, 64MB Flash
V2: 16MB RAM, 512 Flash
V3: 32MB RAM, 512MB Flash
Supports SD cards
128MB RAM, 1GB Flash
Supports SD up to 4GB
512 MB Flash
SD Card Slot
Expandable up to 4GB
ConnectionsnonenoneEVDO
EVDO / 3G* (International version only)
nonenonenone
Supported FormatsPDF, TXT, RTF, EPUB, LIT, PPT, WOLF, DOC, CHM, FB2, PRC/MOBI, HTML, DJVU, MP3, TIFF, JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, RAR, ZIP BBeB (LRF/LRX), PDF, EPUB, TXT, RTF, JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, MP3, AAC Kindle (AZW and TOPAZ), PRC, Limited MOBI (non DRM), TXT, MP3, Audible (format 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX)), MP3; OEB-XHTML, TXT, HTML, PDF (non DRM), PRC/MOBI, JPG, GIF, PNG, MP3 PDF, EPUB, FB2, RTF, TXT, HTML, PRC, JPG AND MP3TXT, PDF, HTML, ePub, BMP, JPG, PNG
Supported DRMWolf and MobiPocket or Adobe ADEPT (EPUB/PDF)Marlin DRM (BBeB), Adobe ADEPT (EPUB/PDF)AZW and TOPAZ (Kindle only)MobiPocket Adobe ADEPT (EPUB/PDF) Adobe ADEPT (EPUB/PDF)
Font Sizes3-556128?
Search / Dictionary FunctionsYes / Built in dictionaryBuilt-in dictionary and search using touchscreenSearch using keyboard, built-in dictionary using 5-wayMOBI dictionaries using D-pad nono
Notes / annotationsNoYes, using touchscreen Yes, using keyboard and 5-way bookmark menu bookmark menu bookmark menu
Text To SpeechNoNoYesNoNono
ServicesiStation, ReadMan Sony CONNECT Amazon Kindle Whispernet. E-mail conversion of DOC, HTML, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP and PDF n/an/a
Release DateAugust 2008August 2009February 2009October 2007July 2009June 2009
Price£199 / $160£249 / $200$259US$290 / 190€ / £207US$249 / £189£169
Where To BuyMyBebook.comWaterstones.comAmazon.comPixmania.comFirebox.comBorders.com