Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of 7 vs Simple Touch

Display

How do the screens stack up?

Resolution, pixel density, Screen size and anti-glare

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

e-bookstore size, average NYT best sellers price, NYT's top selling titles and 4 more

Performance

How responsive and how long does the e-reader last?

Battery life and Recharge time

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from multiple trusted sites

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Google Nexus 7

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Google Nexus 7

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Has a built-in light LED backlight vs None Most E-Readers have a built-in light
Has an app store Google Play vs None Most E-Readers have an app store
Can browse the web Yes vs No About half of E-Readers have a web browser
Can display full color Yes (LCD) vs No (E-Ink) Somewhat common; view images, read comics, and web-browse in full color
Can run Android apps Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support
Directly download library e-books to device Yes vs No Somewhat common; offers quick access to browsing public library titles available for e-readers
Thinner 10.5 mm vs 12 mm Around 15% thinner ; easily slides into bags
No black flash when turning pages No (LCD) vs Yes (E-Ink) Somewhat common; provides less obtrusive page turns
Bigger screen 7" vs 6" More than 15% bigger screen
Faster processor 1,200 MHz vs 800 MHz 50% faster processor; a faster processor improves responsiveness
Automatically adjusts screen orientation Yes vs No Somewhat common; auto-adjusts between portrait & landscape based on orientation
Supports text to speech Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support text to speech
Higher resolution screen 1280 x 800 vs 800 x 600 Around 2.2x higher resolution screen
Front view of Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch

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Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch

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Expandable memory microSD (up to 32GB) vs None About half of E-Readers have an expansion slot ; store more content with a removable microSD card
Much longer battery life 30 hour vs 10 hour 3x longer battery life; read more between charges
Is readable in direct sunlight Yes (E-Ink) vs No (LCD) Somewhat common; text doesn't look washed out in direct daylight
Lighter weight 212 g vs 347 g Around 40% lighter weight

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Nexus 7  vs
NOOK Simple Touch 
Screen resolution 1280 x 800 800 x 600
Screen size 7" 6"
Pixel density 215 ppi 166 ppi
Built-in light LED backlight None
Screen type LCD E-Ink
Touchscreen Capacitive Infrared
Multitouch Yes Yes
Flashes screen black during page turns No Yes

features

Note taking Yes Yes
Text to speech Yes No
Directly download library e-books to device Yes No
Web browser Yes No
Stereo speakers Yes No
Evernote integration Yes No
Landscape mode Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes No
Parental controls No Yes

form factor

Housing type Platic and rubber back Plastic and soft-touch rubber
Size 198.5 x 120 x 10.5 mm 127 x 165 x 12 mm
Weight 347 g 212 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen
Headphone jack Yes No

connectivity

Nexus 7  vs
NOOK Simple Touch 
Input/Output port micro-USB micro-USB
Cellular data None None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity Yes No

technical specs

RAM 1,024 MB 256 MB
Processor 1,200 MHz 800 MHz

bookstore

Uses an open platform Yes Yes

storage

Expansion slot None microSD (up to 32GB)
Google Nexus 7
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Comments

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