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Onyx Boox Nova 2
Onyx Boox Nova 2
Onyx Boox Nova 2
Onyx Boox Nova 2

Informr score
The Onyx Boox Nova 2 currently has an Informr score of 8.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Screen Size
Screen Size
32 GB
32 GB
1500 hours
Reading Time

What the Critics Are Saying...


This device is so good at content consumption that I’m starting to feel more and more surprised that larger companies like Kobo and Amazon haven’t tried their own hands at Android E Ink tablets. While video is a chore and everything is monochrome, the experience is wonderful and the battery life is...

- Alex Cranz, Gizmodo
Make Use Of
Make Use Of

The Nova2 is the best eightish-inch Android eReader ever made. It's the kind of device you wish Amazon sold. But it's not for everyone. While installing any app you want looks good on (pun intended) e-paper, it's a lot more complicated than a Kindle. But if you can handle sideloading content and wan...

- Kannon Yamada, Make Use Of

If you are a heavy book reader like I am and wish your Kindle (or e-reader of choice) could do more, then the Nova 2 is something you should definitely consider. I was mostly interested in the ability to take handwritten notes while reading, but after using the Nova 2 for a few weeks I realized that...

- Skip Owens, GeekDad
The eBook Reader
The eBook Reader

As a multipurpose device the Nova2 is a great option, but when it comes to strictly reading ebooks it’s just average. It’s nice having a multitude of reading options with the Kindle app, Kobo app, Moon Reader and a plethora of others, but the thing is none of those apps were designed for E Ink scree...

- Nathan, The eBook Reader
Good E-Reader
Good E-Reader

I would recommend the Onyx Boox Nova 2 for people who are new to the digital note taking realm or have a older device that is 3-4 years old and are noticing performance bottlenecks. The Nova 2 has a tremendous processor, tons of RAM and lots of internal storage. Android 9.0 will is basically futurep...

- Michael Kozlowski, Good E-Reader

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Screen Size

The Onyx Boox Nova 2's screen size is 7.8 inches with 1404 x 1872 pixels resolution.


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

32 GB

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


This model has no 3G wireless capabilities.

Reading Time
1500 hours

The e-reader is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3150 mAh battery. Battery life is rated for up to 1500 hours reading time according to Onyx's.

Boox Nova 2 Specs

Release Date March 23, 2020
Regions Available USA
SIM Card Size No
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm Cortex A53 Octa-core 2 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
SAR Unknown
Languages English, French, Spanish, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable, Stylus
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3150 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Reading Time Up to 1500 hours
Standby Time Up to 25 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.73 x 13.7 x 0.77 cm (7.8 x 5.4 x 0.3 in)
Weight 265 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
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 Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Anti Glare No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Page Turn Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HID
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, WAV
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack No
Vibration Alert No
Content Formats Supported
Content Formats Supported AZW, AZW3, BMP, DOC, EPUB, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PNG, TXT
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