Amazon Kindle vs Sony eBook ReadersHere a quick summary of the Kindle vs Sony ebook readers with a comparison chart of models. We also have a more detailed review of all current ereaders, including the new Sony Reader WiFi PRS-T2 here: 2014 Ebook Reader Comparison Chart
Kindle vs Sony Reader Comparison Chart
|Model:||Amazon Kindle 5||Kindle Paperwhite (WiFi & WiFi +3G)||Sony Reader WiFi PRS-T2|
|Size||6.5" x 4.5" x 0.34"||6.8" x 4.6" x 0.36"||6 7/8" x 4 3/8" x 3/8"|
|Pixel Resolution||600 x 800 at 167 ppi. |
Uses latest Pearl E-Ink, waveform & font technology.
|1024x758 at 212 ppi. |
Paperwhite display has built-in light; Uses latest Pearl E-Ink, multi-touch display, waveform & font technology.
|600 x 800 E Ink Pearl with Clear Touch Infrared Technology|
|Gray Scale||16-Level|| 16-Level||16-Level|
|3G Wireless||N/A||HSDPA modem (3G) with a fallback to EDGE/GPRS; Amazon Whispernet||N/A|
|Wi-Fi||Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots.||Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots.||Wi-Fi : IEEE 802.11 b/g/n|
|Web Browser||Free Experimental WebKit-Based Browser|| Free Experimental WebKit-Based Browser||Yes|
|Storage Capacity||2GB internal, 1,400 books||2G internal, 1,100 books||Internal: Approx. 1.3 GB after initial setting. External: Micro SD card up to 32GB.|
|Supported Media Formats||Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.||Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.|| DRM Text : ePub (OPS v2.0, .epub file extension, Adobe DRM protected), PDF (PDF v1.6 or before, .pdf file extension, Adobe DRM protected) |
JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
MP3 (Non encrypted), AAC (Non encrypted)
ePub, PDF, TXT
|Interface||5-Way Controller||2-Point Multi-Touch||Infrared Touch|
|Text To Speech||No||No||No|
|Battery Life||Up to 1 month with wireless off, 3 weeks WiFi on|| WiFi Model - Up to 2 months with wireless off, 6 weeks WiFi on |
3G Model - Up to 2 months with wireless off, 3 weeks WiFi on
|Up to 1 month with wireless off, 3-4 weeks wireless on|
|Weight||5.98 ounces|| 7.5 oz WiFi |
|Best Price Online||Kindle 5||New Kindle Paperwhite!||Sony Reader|
Sony Reader WiFi PRS-T2 Review
So when it comes down to the Amazon Kindle vs Sony ebook Reader debate, it all depends upon what you want to use a reader for. The Kindle Paperwhite does come in a 3G model where the PRS-T2 does not, only WiFi. The Kindle 5 is $60 cheaper than the Sony and has more internal memory, but the Sony has a touch screen rather than a controller, if that matters to you.. Also, Amazon has many more books, magazines and newspapers to choose from. It's your choice.
Sony ebook Readers for sale at discount.Hopefully this review of the amazon kindle vs sony ebook will help you with your decision.