Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2018 4G / Wi-Fi
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|Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2018 4G / Wi-Fi||Vivlio Touch HD Plus|
|Dimensions||116 x 167 x 8.2 mm||108 x 161.3 x 8 mm|
|Weight||182 g||155 g|
|Screen size||6 inches||6 inches|
|Internal / external memory||32 GB /||16 GB / 0 GB|
|Connectors||Micro USB||Micro USB|
STRENGTHS IN PRESENCE
Honor the challenger, the Vivlio HD Plus, the most French of the reading lights, whose rounded design combined with a touch of copper (spicy copper) gives it a chic side. The Vivlio features an e-Ink Pearl screen with 16 gray levels of 6 inches (diagonal 15.2 cm) in 1,072 x 1,448 px (300 dpi). Its 16 GB memory allows years of reading. Leisure that you can practice in your bathtub or at the edge of a swimming pool thanks to its compatibility "NZO Protection" which protects it against humidity and splashing.
Faced with our French reading, a mastodon that is no longer present, the Kindle Paperwhite, a small format reading also with a rounded edges, and a soft gumm type material pleasant to the touch. Its 6-inch edge-to-edge screen – E-Ink Carta technology – has seen its definition grow from 1,072 x 1,440 px to 1,400 x 1,080 px. On the memory side, the Kindle gives the choice between 8 GB and 32 GB and, like the challenger, its IPX8 certification guarantees a seal against splashing, but also against immersion in fresh water up to 2 m depth for 60 minutes.
Finally, it is in terms of details that everything is played: memory of 16 GB for the Vivlio against 8 GB or 32 GB for the Kindle; Wi-Fi / Bluetooth compatibility for Vivlio vs. Wi-Fi / 4G for Kindle; comprehensive formats for Vivlio vs. proprietary format for Kindel; voice synthesis for the Vivlio, speed of the screen for the Kindle. As for autonomy, it varies from 6 to 8 weeks on both readers.
ERGONOMICS: Kindle Paperwhite
What makes a reading light easy to use is its weight and bulk. A slight advantage to the Vivlio with its 155 g against the 182 g of the Kindle. As for the dimensions, here too it is played to a few millimeters: 161.3 x 108 x 8 mm for the Vivlio against 167 x 116 x 8.2 mm for the Kindle.
Despite its greater weight and dimensions, the Kindle reassures with its non-slip coating. No risk that it escapes you from the hands.
On the reading side, difficult to make a choice. Indeed, as soon as you turn on the power, the home page displays the books being played, those downloaded … However, the settings are more numerous on the Vivlio which has a higher tab (Wi-Fi, the manual setting of brightness, task manager and settings) like on the Kindle and a second at the bottom of the screen giving access to the library, audiobooks, bookstore (online), settings, news, browser web, dictionaries, photo gallery, music, clock and calendar.
Once the book is downloaded, we can classify it by author, by genre, on "shelf" (as we would do on a real library), in favorites, in the form of folders, by format or series. On this point, our readers offer more or less the same benefits. Once this ranking is done, playback can begin. Difficult then to decide between our two competitors. Virtual bookmark, highlighting, screenshot of a passage, annotation via a virtual keyboard, access to the dictionary (s) for a definition or a translation, or change languages or keyboards are the main functions basic. Even the police for people with dyslexia must be in order. Of course, it is possible for both readers to read both horizontally and portrait using a built-in gyroscope.
There is still a caveat regarding the navigation in reading mode of the Vivlio. To move forward, you have to tap on one side of the screen, left or right, whatever. But to go back, it will imperatively target the right or left corners at the bottom of the screen. A provision, certainly, very practical for left-handers, but which requires a time of adaptation.
But finally, it's the Kindle that wins this round, thanks to the offer of its online library that has more than 6 million books including self-publishing, not to mention the possibility of borrowing books if you are a holder an Amazon Prime account. However, there is the problem of the proprietary format that does not read a Kindle ebook on another medium unless "jump" the DRM – which is illegal in many countries – and convert it.
In front of the giant, there is the poucet Vivlio and its some 500 000 ebooks. While the gap is large, access to the library is easy and rather fluid in terms of traffic. As for finding a book, the search engine does the job well. Vivlio does well because regular e-readers include free ebooks. After, it's a matter of taste as to the offer offered …
SCREEN: Vivlio Touch HD Plus
The two readers offer the same screen size, but with different definitions: 1,072 x 1,448 px for the Vivlio and 1,400 x 1,080 px for the Kindle. On the resolution side, it is identical: 300 dpi. The occupancy of the front panel is 65% for the Touch HD Plus against 58.15% for the Paperwhite. The contrast ratio – measured with the backlight off – gives the Vivlio a clear advantage with an index of 139 against 64.
Beyond the contrast and despite the presence of a fifth led to give a more regular display on the entire surface of the slab, the Kindle can compete with the Vivlio which offers the function "SMARTlight", a night mode giving the possibility to adapt – automatically or manually – the color of the lighting during the day. This technology follows the race of the Sun. Result, the screen becomes orange while remaining readable. Another benefit is that this process reduces exposure to blue light as a sleep disruptor.
FORMAT: Vivlio Touch HD Plus
Both readers know how to manage the main formats of existing ebooks such as TXT, HTML, XHTML, PDF, MOBI and RTF. However, unlike the Vivlio, the Kindle does not manage the ePub, but stands out with its proprietary formats that are the AZW3 and AZW. No problem on the image format, JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP, common to both readers, except the TIFF format which is recognized only by the Vivlio.
On the other hand, whether it is the Vivlio or the Kindle, the latter do away with the CBR and CBZ formats, exclusively dedicated to comics. But that will not prevent you from enjoying this kind of literature in other formats.
But the advantage lies in the Vivlio Touch HD Plus which accepts MP3 and M4B formats dedicated to audio.
TOOLS: Vivlio Touch HD Plus
This is the perfectible part of our two readers – and others too. There is no more fun mode with reading lights turning into miniconsoles games for chess or Sudoku. Today, only reading is put forward. Like any self-respecting Kindle, we find the classic features with "progression in reading" which provides information on the remaining time, the "interactive vocabulary" to become familiar with a series of words and enrich its vocabulary throughout reading, X-Ray which allows to find a word or a proper name, in the book or in other books sold by the Amazon store. Not to mention the possibility of creating different reading profiles for children and blocking access to the web, the Amazon store and cloudaccording to their age.
Unfortunately, the Vivlio is not richer except that in addition to a web browser, it offers the ability to compose its own news via RSS feeds, to display a calendar or a clock and to download his photos in a gallery. But the icing on the cake is the voice synthesis integrated into the Vivlio. Thanks to this function, it is possible to listen to an audiobook or music, but also to transform a classic book into a sound version. This is made possible by the standard micro-USB / 3.5mm jack adapter or via Bluetooth for pairing a wireless headset. So some will argue that the Kindle also has a voice synthesizer – Voice View – but it's only available in English-speaking markets.
VERDICT: Vivlio Touch HD Plus
Not easy to decide between these two reading lights that offer virtually the same features, and for a price rather affordable – knowing that Kindle is regularly promotions. However, our favorite is the Vivlio Touch HD Plus that seduced us by its design, but especially for its technological audacity. Not to mention that the small French reading light still offers a night mode, technology rather in tune with the times and which ultimately does not weigh on the price.