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Kobo Touch 2.0 review

6.5/10 AVG.

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  • Kobo Touch 2.0
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The Kobo Touch 2.0 currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Screen Size
4 GB
Reading Time

What the Critics Are Saying...

Good E-Reader

If you have the first generation Kobo Touch, or earlier models this is a great unit. This device is perfect for anyone on a budget and might be a solid impulse buy if you are browsing your favorite bookstore.

- Michael Kozlowski, Good E-Reader
Tech Times

There's probably a reason Kobo didn't hype the release of the Touch 2.0 - there's not really a lot here to get excited about. There are some welcome internal upgrades, but what's most notable about the product is what it doesn't have - namely an illuminated display, waterproofing, or any of the othe...

- Brian Heater, Tech Times

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Screen Size

The Kobo Touch 2.0's screen size is 6 inches with 600 x 800 pixels resolution.


There is no built-in backlight.

4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


This model has no 3G wireless capabilities.

Reading Time

The e-reader is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery.

Touch 2.0 Specs

Release date September 9, 2015
Regions available USA, Canada
SIM card size No
Operating System Custom

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Processor Freescale i.MX6 Solo Lite 1 GHz
Internal Storage 4 GB
RAM 512 MB
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity Unknown
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 60 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.7 x 11.5 x 0.9 cm (6.2 x 4.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 185 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Grayscale
Technology E-ink
Colors Unknown
Resolution 600 x 800 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 6 inches
Backlit Illumination No
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Anti Glare Unknown
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Page Turn Key Unknown
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Video Playback No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack No
Vibration Alert No
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Manual (PDF)
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