Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of PRS-T2 vs Aura


How do the screens stack up?

Resolution, pixel density and Screen size


How good is the supporting ecosystem?

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


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

Battery life


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Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

Kobo Aura 

Reader Rocket recommends the Kobo Aura  based on its display and bookstore.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Sony Reader PRS-T2

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Sony Reader PRS-T2

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Comes with a stylus Yes vs No About half of E-Readers come with a stylus
Front view of Kobo Aura

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Kobo Aura

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Has a built-in light ComfortLight vs None Most E-Readers have a built-in light
Much bigger bookstore 3.2 M book vs 0.82 M book (Reader Store) Around 4x larger e-bookstore size; totalling paid & free books, this reader's bookstore offers a larger selection of reading material
Thinner 8.1 mm vs 9.5 mm Around 15% thinner ; easily slides into bags
Higher resolution screen 1024 x 758 vs 800 x 600 More than 60% higher resolution screen

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Reader PRS-T2  vs
Kobo Aura 
Screen resolution 800 x 600 1024 x 758
Screen size 6" 6"
Pixel density 166 ppi 212 ppi
Built-in light None ComfortLight
Screen type E-Ink E-Ink
Touchscreen Infrared Capacitive
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes Yes


Sync across multiple devices Yes Yes
Note taking Yes Yes
Text to speech No No
Web browser Yes Yes
Stereo speakers No No


Expansion slot microSD (up to 32GB) microSD 32GB
Memory 1.3 GB 4 GB

form factor

Size 111.1 x 174.6 x 9.5 mm 114 x 150 x 8.1 mm
Weight 164 g 174 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen
Headphone jack No No


Reader PRS-T2  vs
Kobo Aura 
Input/Output port micro-USB micro-USB
Cellular data None None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity No No

technical specs

Processor 1,000 MHz 1,000 MHz


Uses an open platform Yes Yes
Bookstore Reader Store Kobo Books
EBookstore size 0.82 M book 3.2 M book
Free content free content 0.02 M books 1.89 M books
Customer loyalty program No No
Average NYT best sellers price $9.87 $9.95
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 29 38
Reader-to-reader lending No No
Cloud storage Yes Yes
Reading apps iOS, Android, PC and Mac iOS, Android, BlackBerry, PC, Mac
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines and comics/graphic novels newspapers, magazines and comics/graphic novels
Has retail store locations Yes No
Sony Reader PRS-T2
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