8.9/10
Informr score
The Kindle Oasis (2019) currently has an Informr score of 8.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 23 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"
Backlight
Yes
Storage
8/32 GB
3G
No


What the Critics Are Saying...


Top Ten Reviews

If all you want to do is read e-Books and listen to audiobooks, the Kindle Oasis is the premium experience. But it's tough to recommend over a standard tablet, or even the cheaper Kindle models.

- Lewis White, Top Ten Reviews
Smartprix

The Kindle Oasis (10th gen) costs a pretty penny, and we understand why the popular opinion deems it overpriced. Sure you can get most of the specs and features on the Kindle Paperwhite 10th gen, but if you are into reading ebooks, or into reading books, shelling the extra 7K for the Oasis experienc...

- Deepak Singh, Smartprix
Android Authority

The 10th generation Kindle Oasis is a small, but tangible step forward for the e-reader. It brings premium niceties like adjustable warm lighting, and faster screen refreshing to a tried and tested product. However, the subtle improvements over the Paperwhite might not be enough to justify the added...

- Dhruv Bhutani, Android Authority
Gadget Guy

The Kindle Oasis is an excellent way to read books. A colourful picture-book, not so much. Accept that limitation and the joy of having a slim, portable device with tens of thousands of books ready to read is simply wonderful. Add the long life and superbly natural look of the printed word, and the...

- Thomas Bartlett, Gadget Guy
NDTV

The device is fantastic for reading, but it is really hard to justify these prices in a world where the Kindle Paperwhite has almost all of the Oasis' must-have features. If value for money is important, we're going to have to turn you towards the Kindle Paperwhite or the Kindle (10th Gen). However,...

- Pranay Parab, NDTV


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Screen Size
7"

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

Processor
1 GHz
OS
Storage
8/32 GB

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

Battery
1130mAh

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 Kingdom
Networks
No
variations
SIM card size No
Operating System Custom
Processor Freescale/NXP IMX7 Dual-core 1 GHz
Internal Storage 8/32 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
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
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
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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