We compare the various versions of the Kobo to the Kindle Papwerwhite.
|Kindle Paper White||Kobo Mini||Kobo Glo||Kobo Touch||Kobo Arc|
|169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm||102 x 133 x 10 mm||114 x 157 x 10 mm||114 mm X 165 mm||189 X 120 X 11.5 mm|
|213 g||134 g||185 g||185 g||364 g|
|Unknown||800 MHz processor||1 GHz processor||
0.8 GHz processor
|1.5 GHz dual core processor. 1 GB RAM.|
6" Paperwhite display with patented built-in light, 212 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale
|5" E Ink touchscreen; Vizplex V110 display; 16-level grey scale||6" E Ink XGA Pearl screen; 1024x758 resolution; 16-level grey scale||6" E Ink XGA Pearl screen; 800 x 600 resolution
16-level grey scale
7” multi-touch IPS display.
1280 x 800 HD resolution; 215 ppi; displays 16.4 million colours; clarity at extra wide viewing angles (+/-) 89 degrees.
|None||None||None||None||Dual-core graphics. Up to 1080p video playback. Support for 3D games.|
|Paperwhite display with patented built-in ligh||None||Built-in ComfortLight technology with micro-thin hard coating for durability and even light distribution||None||Backlit IPS display|
|Touchscreen ink display.||Responsive touchscreen for glare-free, fingerprint-resistant readingResponsive touchscreen for glare-free, fingerprint-resistant readingResponsive touchscreen for glare-free, fingerprint-resistant reading||Touchscreen colour display.|
|Power on/off||Power on/off||Power on/off, light on/off||Power on/off||Power on/off|
Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro USB
3G version available.
|Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro USB||Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro USB||Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro USB||Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro USB cable.|
|2 GB internal (1.25 GB available to store content)||2GB (1 GB available to store content)||2 GB (1 GB available to store content)
Option to expand up to 32 GB with a Micro SD card
|16, 32, and 64 GB models.|
|A single charge lasts up to 8 weeks; based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10.||Over 1 month with Wi Fi turned off.||1 month with Wi Fi turned off.
Up to 70 hours of continuous usage with ComfortLight on.
|1 month with Wi Fi turned off.||10 hours of reading and 2 weeks of standby.|
|Supported File Formats|
|Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion||Books: EPUB, PDF and MOBI
Images: JPEG, GIF, PNG and TIFF
Text: TXT, HTML, XHTML, and RTF
Comic Books: CBZ and CBR
|Supported Media Formats|
|N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Audio: MP#, AAC, AAC+, MP3,.3gp, mp4, m4a, flac, ogg, wav, mid.
Video: 3gp, mp4, webm, H.263, H.264, VP8
|Black||Available in black or white.
Three interchangeable backs are available for purchase: ruby, purple, and teal.
|Black Night. Pink Sunset. Blue Moon. Silver Star.
Each featuring Kobo‘s signature soft quilted back
|Lilac, blue, silver, black, and white||Black and white.|
Over 1.4 Million eBooks, Newspapers, and magazines.
Free titles available.
Over 3 million eBooks, newspapers, and magazines.
Over 1 million free titles.
|Kindle Web Browser||Kobo Web Browser||Android 4.0 web browser|
|None||None||None||None||Built-in dual front-facing speakers and universal 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack with SRS TruMedia™ sound.|
|None||None||None||None||720p HD front-facing camera (1.3 MP). Autofocus. Face detection with Face Unlock. Skype™ Certified.|
|N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Home, back, and menu touch sensors. Power and volume buttons.|
Open access to Android™ 4.0.
Tapestries — Kobo’s exclusive interface for easy content discovery.