Lackluster Update over the 2017 Model  There are two ways to enable color temperature: either manually, by adjusting it in the drop-down settings menu, or just like with your phone, by setting a timer to automatically set for a fixed color Timer can be activated or coincides with sunrise and sunset. You can also set the intensity of the effect, from a mild yellow cast to a full amber color, depending on your preferences.
The Warner screen actually makes the new Oasis look like paper.
If you prefer existing night mode systems for computers and phones, you are probably a fan of the nighttime heat-reading feature – without blue light, it has a positive effect on the sleep plan and reduces eye strain.
But for a much simpler reason, I turned on the warmer light during the day as well: it turns out that the slight yellowish tinge is the missing ingredient, so the Kindle's already good display looks like real paper.
As a longtime Kindle user, the normal Kindle display never really bothered me until I started using the warmer display of the new Oasis. Compared to others, the old oasis now looks washed out, with a sickly gray background for the text at lower levels of brightness and a corpse white at higher levels.
The new Oasis does not have this problem. The color temperature option reproduces the light cream color that the actual books have in place of the snow-white quality of older Amazon displays. Since I could choose between the two displays, I grabbed each time for the new oasis. It's subtle, but it makes a big difference in which part of my brain processes something like "book" instead of "screen."
The screen is the only real change of the Oasis of 2017.
It's not perfect effect, and it takes a little messing around with the brightness and temperature settings for what ambient light is around. But when everything comes together, the Kindle's promise becomes reality: a digital book that looks like paper. Or not paper, but paper, as it should be, with an inner glow that never strains your eyes and holds every book you can imagine. (In other cases, the settings are not right and you have a strangely glowing, yellowish rectangle instead of a strangely glowing white, but it's still slightly better for your eyes.)
If this review feels strangely focused That's because Amazon has left the Kindle Oasis external design unchanged from 2017 to the point where it is impossible to immediately distinguish the test devices unless they are available in different colors.
] There is only one more change in the Oasis 2019: an update to "the next generation of e-ink technology for fast turnaround," said Amazon. While testing the two devices directly, the newer model feels a little faster updating pages than the old one, but if Amazon did not announce this in the PR issue, it would not be what I've ever noticed. And if you have the previous generation Oasis, saving $ 250 on the new model is virtually impossible.
Well, the absence of changes can be considered as a good thing: Amazon's hardware is now as good as 2017. The one-handed design still nestles perfectly in your hand, and the physical shift buttons are perfectly placed beneath your thumb (a luxury that I wish Amazon expands on its cheaper devices).
The 300 ppi E-Ink display still looks crisp and clear, and the screen is still a soft-touch glass with a light powered by 12 hidden LEDs that illuminate the lighting equally distribute the display for IPX8 sealing, so that it survives a day at the beach or at the pool or an evening reading in the bathroom just as well as the previous model. The software is the same (with the slightly updated Kindle operating system that Amazon introduced earlier this year, which adds some custom text resizing and layout customization settings). And although I have not had enough time to test the well-known long-lasting battery life of the new Oasis, I assume that it is still measured in weeks, not days.
It feels like Amazon is phasing out.
And yet, despite the mentality that Amazon is doubling over its previous success, I can not help but wish it. The company had taken a little more effort to improve things. After two years, the clothes list with Kindle's omissions becomes more and more absurd.
Somehow, a $ 250 luxury Kindle still can not connect to 5GHz Wi-Fi networks. The lack of USB-C on brand-new hardware, which is expected to outlast the customer's last few years, is as worrying as the relatively stagnant software. And after two years of R & D, there was no way to downsize the bezels on the sides of the display or refine the design a bit?
The new Oasis is good, but it feels like Amazon is driving along the coast here. Without real competitive pressure, it can afford to release a less time-consuming update. Only functions are added that allow rival Kobo, who has been offering a similar blue light filter function for some time, to stay one step ahead.
With the new feature, the Oasis sets itself apart from Amazon's only real competition: your own Kindle Paperwhite with the same 300 ppi display, the same waterproofness and the same features as the Oasis at a fraction of the price. This was true in 2017, and is still true today: if you do not care about the design, the buttons, or the extra space on the screen to pay a huge premium, the Paperwhite is the Kindle that most people can buy and whose color temperature is adjustable or not.
The Kindle Oasis is said to be the Kindle you are aiming for. While the Paperwhite – smaller, cheaper and more sculptural – is Amazon's best-selling e-reader, the Oasis is exactly what customers should want. With the new screen, you can further enhance the ad for the best reading experience on a real piece of paper. Ultimately, the price and lack of differentiation of both the previous Oasis and the cheaper Paperwhite make selling difficult for everyone but the most dedicated Kindle readers.
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