9.1/10
Informr score
The Kindle Oasis (2019) currently has an Informr score of 9.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 14 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Crisp, flush display
  • Adjustable screen temperature
  • Audible support
  • Plenty of storage
  • Premium design and feel
  • Battery life

What's bad

  • Price
  • Asymmetrical design might not be for everyone

Unlike the jump from the original Oasis to the 2017 model, Amazon's latest release -- the Kindle Oasis (2019) or Kindle Oasis (3rd generation) -- is more of a minor update than a major overhaul. 

In fact, there are only 3 changes to be found -- but one of them could be very important to you depending on when and where you read.

Let's get the smaller ones out of the way first:

  1. The Kindle Oasis 2019 features an optimized page-turning system. While Amazon claims its the fastest ever, the Oasis 2017 was no slouch and few reviewers noticed an obvious difference.
  2. It's slightly more expensive. Which wouldn't always be a big deal, but the Oasis series has always had luxury pricing. If you're looking for a budget e-reader, the Oasis (2019) is not it.

But the big update which should interest anyone looking at the Kindle Oasis 2019 is the screen.

This is the first Kindle e-reader to feature a temperature adjustable light. This means you can make the screen warmer (yellower) or cooler (bluer) based on your preferences. It should also help to reduce eyestrain on those late-night reading binges.

Reviewers found the lighting smooth and the adjustment capabilities nice. You can even schedule when you'd like the temperature to change so you never have to dive into the settings yourself.

Otherwise, the Kindle Oasis (2019) is identical to the Oasis (2017) -- it even supports the same accessories. So if you'd like to know about performance, screen quality, Audible support, and other factors, be sure to check out our Kindle Oasis (2017) summary for a full run down of what reviewer's are saying.


Screen Size
7"
Storage
8/32 GB
3G
No
Reading Time
21 hours


What the Critics Are Saying...


Cnet

The Kindle Oasis has been upgraded with a new color-adjustable integrated light and is a touch lighter and zippier. It's fully waterproof (it can be submerged) and can play your Audible audiobooks to Bluetooth headphones or speakers. The Paperwhite remains the better overall value, but the updated K...

- David Carnoy, Cnet
Stuff

If you do have the cash to burn and want your e-reader to come as close to the experience of reading a physical book as possible, you won’t regret the additional outlay. Even if the warm screen function is the only notable new addition to this year’s model, it really is a significant one, and makes...

- Matt Tate, Stuff
The Guardian

Amazon hasn’t changed much for the latest edition of the Kindle Oasis. Side-by-side they are identical on the outside. But what looks to be a small change – the ability to shift the colour of the frontlight from cold to warm white – makes a surprising amount of difference to the reading experience.

- Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian
Craving Tech

If you have not had a Kindle before, I’d highly recommend grabbing the new Kindle Oasis 2019 model. However, if you already have the previous model, you may not need an upgrade unless you really want that “yellower” or “warmer” screen feature.

- Michael Aulia, Craving Tech
9to5Toys

The Kindle Oasis gives you access to almost every book ever written, the battery last for weeks without needing to be charged, can be taken almost anywhere since it’s waterproof, offers Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity options (without a monthly fee), and won’t distract you with email, social media, etc....

- Bradley Chambers, 9to5Toys


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Screen Size
7"

The Kindle Oasis (2019)'s screen size is 7 inches with 1264 x 1680 pixels resolution.

Backlight
Yes

There is a built-in backlight for reading in the dark.

Storage
8/32 GB

Internal memory is 8/32 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

3G
No

This model has no 3G wireless capabilities.

Reading Time
21 hours

The e-reader is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1130 mAh battery. Battery life is rated for up to 21 hours reading time according to Amazon's.

Kindle Oasis (2019) Specs

Overview
Release date July 24, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom
Networks
No cellular data
variations
SIM card No
Operating System Custom
Processor Freescale/NXP IMX7 Dual-core 1 GHz
Internal Storage 8/32 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
Flightmode Yes
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1130 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Reading Time Up to: 21 hours
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Graphite, Champagne Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16 x 14.2 x 0.3 cm (6.3 x 5.6 x 0.1 in)
Weight 188 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP X8
Display / Screen
Type Grayscale
Technology E-ink
Resolution 1264 x 1680 pixels
Pixel density 300 pixels
Size 7 inches
Sensors Ambient Light
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Anti Glare Yes
Additional Display Features
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Page Turn Key Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats No
Video Playback No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack No
Vibration Alert No
Content Formats Supported
Content Formats Supported AZW, AZW3, BMP, DOC, DOCX, GIF, HTML, JPEG, MOBI, PDF, PNG, TXT
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Kindle Oasis 3

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Critic Reviews


Cnet

Approaches pricey perfection

from Cnet

The Kindle Oasis has been upgraded with a new color-adjustable integrated light and is a touch lighter and zippier. It's fully waterproof (it can be submerged) and can play your Audible audiobooks to Bluetooth headphones or speakers. The Paperwhite remains the better overall value, but the update...More

The Kindle Oasis has been upgraded with a new color-adjustable integrated light and is a touch lighter and zippier. It's fully waterproof (it can be submerged) and can play your Audible audiobooks to Bluetooth headphones or speakers. The Paperwhite remains the better overall value, but the updated Kindle Oasis secures its position as the best e-reader if price is no object.

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Stuff

Warm light undoubtedly improves reading experience

from Stuff

If you do have the cash to burn and want your e-reader to come as close to the experience of reading a physical book as possible, you won’t regret the additional outlay. Even if the warm screen function is the only notable new addition to this year’s model, it really is a significant one, and...More

If you do have the cash to burn and want your e-reader to come as close to the experience of reading a physical book as possible, you won’t regret the additional outlay. Even if the warm screen function is the only notable new addition to this year’s model, it really is a significant one, and makes reading for long periods more pleasurable.

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The Guardian

The most paper-like reader yet

from The Guardian

Amazon hasn’t changed much for the latest edition of the Kindle Oasis. Side-by-side they are identical on the outside. But what looks to be a small change – the ability to shift the colour of the frontlight from cold to warm white – makes a surprising amount of difference to the reading experience.

Read full review

Amazon hasn’t changed much for the latest edition of the Kindle Oasis. Side-by-side they are identical on the outside. But what looks to be a small change – the ability to shift the colour of the frontlight from cold to warm white – makes a surprising amount of difference to the reading experience.

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Craving Tech

The “easiest on the eyes” Kindle

from Craving Tech

If you have not had a Kindle before, I’d highly recommend grabbing the new Kindle Oasis 2019 model. However, if you already have the previous model, you may not need an upgrade unless you really want that “yellower” or “warmer” screen feature.

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If you have not had a Kindle before, I’d highly recommend grabbing the new Kindle Oasis 2019 model. However, if you already have the previous model, you may not need an upgrade unless you really want that “yellower” or “warmer” screen feature.

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9to5Toys

The best e-book reader on the market

from 9to5Toys

The Kindle Oasis gives you access to almost every book ever written, the battery last for weeks without needing to be charged, can be taken almost anywhere since it’s waterproof, offers Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity options (without a monthly fee), and won’t distract you with email, social media...More

The Kindle Oasis gives you access to almost every book ever written, the battery last for weeks without needing to be charged, can be taken almost anywhere since it’s waterproof, offers Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity options (without a monthly fee), and won’t distract you with email, social media, etc. In my head, that makes the Kindle Oasis the greatest electronic device on the market today. It takes the best of reading, the best of technology, and combines them together.

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Good E-Reader

The best model the company has ever made

from Good E-Reader

Why should you buy a Kindle Oasis 3, instead of other flagship e-readers, such as the Kobo Forma or Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight Plus? Amazon has the largest ebook store in the world and basically controls the North American market and also in the UK. They have so much revenue coming in from A...More

Why should you buy a Kindle Oasis 3, instead of other flagship e-readers, such as the Kobo Forma or Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight Plus? Amazon has the largest ebook store in the world and basically controls the North American market and also in the UK. They have so much revenue coming in from AWS and their e-commerce division that they can develop custom features not found in other e-readers, just to give people more options. A system wide dark mode is really solid and so are the customized Amazon fonts and manual page turn buttons.

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SlashGear

An ereader you’ll warm to

from SlashGear

Avid readers will find plenty here to like. The bigger, swifter screen is easier on the eyes, and the new Kindle Oasis is just as easy to hold, carry, and use as before. Eventually, the display warmth tech will almost certainly trickle down to Amazon’s cheaper models, but for now if you want th...More

Avid readers will find plenty here to like. The bigger, swifter screen is easier on the eyes, and the new Kindle Oasis is just as easy to hold, carry, and use as before. Eventually, the display warmth tech will almost certainly trickle down to Amazon’s cheaper models, but for now if you want the best Kindle around, the Kindle Oasis charges a premium for its eye-friendly talents.

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Tech Advisor

The most feature packed eReader you can buy

from Tech Advisor

Owners of the 2017 Oasis will struggle to justify an upgrade simply for a warm light. Otherwise, it's a welcome update for the same price - even though we'd like more such as USB-C and a headphone jack. We're also disappointed about the magnetic case being taken away. If you're trying to choose b...More

Owners of the 2017 Oasis will struggle to justify an upgrade simply for a warm light. Otherwise, it's a welcome update for the same price - even though we'd like more such as USB-C and a headphone jack. We're also disappointed about the magnetic case being taken away. If you're trying to choose between the full Kindle range then you need to ask yourself whether spending this much for the ergonomic design, page turn buttons, auto adjusting light - now with the warm setting - and larger screen are worth it.

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Digital Trends

It's one step away from being the perfect ebook reader

from Digital Trends

Yet another refinement on a winning formula, Amazon’s latest Kindle Oasis is just shy of being the perfect ebook reader. If you simply devour multiple books a month and want the best of the best ebook readers, the 2019 Kindle Oasis is your best bet.

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Yet another refinement on a winning formula, Amazon’s latest Kindle Oasis is just shy of being the perfect ebook reader. If you simply devour multiple books a month and want the best of the best ebook readers, the 2019 Kindle Oasis is your best bet.

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Pocket-lint

A new hue

from Pocket-lint

Yes, it's expensive, but if you read a lot then there's pleasure in having something premium to do it on. And now it comes with adaptive colour temperature for greater reading comfort in all lighting conditions.

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Yes, it's expensive, but if you read a lot then there's pleasure in having something premium to do it on. And now it comes with adaptive colour temperature for greater reading comfort in all lighting conditions.

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