7.3/10
Informr score
The Nook Glowlight Plus 7.8 currently has an Informr score of 7.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Screen Size
7.8"
Storage
8 GB
3G
No
Reading Time
-


What the Critics Are Saying...


The eBook Reader

The 7.8-inch Glowlight Plus is a nice ebook reader overall if you’re just looking at the hardware. The screen looks good. The frontlight color is adjustable. The page buttons are comfortable to use. It’s waterproof, and the price is reasonable compared to competing products. But like usual with Nook...

- The eBook Reader
Good E-Reader

The E Ink 300 PPI screen and 7.8 inch display is easy on the eyes and really excels are reading books. The system plays nicely with sideloaded content, but if you are loading in a bunch of files all at once, maybe sure to hit the sync button at the top of your library screen. The front-light system...

- Michael Kozlowski, Good E-Reader
PC Magazine

 Barnes & Noble's Nook GlowLight Plus ebook reader has great hardware for the price, but its software and services are limited and buggy.

- Sascha Segan, PC Magazine


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Screen Size
7.8"

The Nook Glowlight Plus 7.8's screen size is 7.8 inches with 1404 x 1872 pixels resolution.

Backlight
Yes

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

Storage
8 GB

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

3G
No

This model has no 3G wireless capabilities.

Reading Time
-

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

Nook Glowlight Plus 7.8 Specs

Overview
Release date May 27, 2019
Regions available USA
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Operating System Custom
Processor Freescale Solo Lite IMX.6 Single-core 1 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
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 Unknown
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 28 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 21.1 x 15 x 0.9 cm (8.3 x 5.9 x 0.4 in)
Weight 275 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP x7
Display / Screen
Type Grayscale
Technology E-ink
Colors No
Resolution 1404 x 1872 pixels
Pixel density 300 pixels
Size 7.8 inches
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Anti Glare Yes
Additional Display Features Scratch-resistant screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Page Turn Key Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Unknown
Screen Reader Unknown
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles OPP/FTP
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 MIDI, MP3
Video Playback No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Vibration Alert No
Content Formats Supported
Content Formats Supported BMP, EPUB, GIF, JPEG, PDF, PNG
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Critic Reviews


The eBook Reader

A hassle to use with sideloaded books and public library books, software too unreliable

The eBook Reader

The 7.8-inch Glowlight Plus is a nice ebook reader overall if you’re just looking at the hardware. The screen looks good. The frontlight color is adjustable. The page buttons are comfortable to use. It’s waterproof, and the price is reasonable compared to competing products. But like usual wi...More

The 7.8-inch Glowlight Plus is a nice ebook reader overall if you’re just looking at the hardware. The screen looks good. The frontlight color is adjustable. The page buttons are comfortable to use. It’s waterproof, and the price is reasonable compared to competing products. But like usual with Nooks the software will disappoint just about everyone except hardcore Barnes and Noble fans. It’s fine if you only want to read Nook books from B&N, but I would not recommend either current Nook when it comes to sideloaded content.

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Good E-Reader

A worthy upgrade over its predecessors

from Good E-Reader

The E Ink 300 PPI screen and 7.8 inch display is easy on the eyes and really excels are reading books. The system plays nicely with sideloaded content, but if you are loading in a bunch of files all at once, maybe sure to hit the sync button at the top of your library screen. The front-light syst...More

The E Ink 300 PPI screen and 7.8 inch display is easy on the eyes and really excels are reading books. The system plays nicely with sideloaded content, but if you are loading in a bunch of files all at once, maybe sure to hit the sync button at the top of your library screen. The front-light system is designed really well, but the first batch of e-readers from the manufacturing line all suffer from defects.

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PC Magazine

Terrific hardware let down by poor software

from PC Magazine

 Barnes & Noble's Nook GlowLight Plus ebook reader has great hardware for the price, but its software and services are limited and buggy.

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 Barnes & Noble's Nook GlowLight Plus ebook reader has great hardware for the price, but its software and services are limited and buggy.

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