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Informr score
The Onyx Boox Nova 3 Color currently has an Informr score of 7.1 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
32 GB
Reading Time

What the Critics Are Saying...

Business Insider

There aren't many products like this. If you find the combination of an E Ink display with a degree of color support compelling, and want to have that on a full Android operating system, then this product is worth it. It may be a bit overkill if you're looking for a simple color e-reader just for re...

- Mark Knapp, Business Insider
Make Use Of

The Boox Nova 3 Color combines great hardware (for an eReader) with backlight-free color technology. Unfortunately, it comes just as two other reflective color panels near release: TCL's NxtPaper transflective LCD panel and E Ink's potentially game-changing Gallery 4100 technology. Both panels may m...

- Kannon Yamada, Make Use Of
PC Magazine

The Onyx Boox Nova3 Color ($419.99) makes the best of its color e-ink screen, juggling full-color comics, magazines, PDFs, and news apps with aplomb. Unfortunately, the beautiful display suffers from a ghosting problem so bad that it's probably a dealbreaker. Onyx may eventually be able to improve t...

- Sascha Segan, PC Magazine
The eBook Reader

Because of the open Android operating system and overall specs, the Nova3 Color is the best ereader on the market with a color E Ink screen, but I still don’t think it’s better than the regular Nova3 with a black and white E Ink screen. The bottom line is it’s hard to recommend a device that costs s...

- Nathan, The eBook Reader

There are lots of things I like about the Boox Nova 3 Color. Having Android and the Google Play Store on an e-reader is fantastic, because it gives you endless choices on where to buy your e-books. Unfortunately, a color E Ink tablet with a low-power screen that’s easy on the eyes and viewable in di...

- Andrew Liszewski, Gizmodo

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Screen Size

The Onyx Boox Nova 3 Color's screen size is 7.8 inches with 468 x 624 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

The e-reader is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3150 mAh battery.

Boox Nova 3 Color Specs

Release date March 6, 2021
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
SIM card size No
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-core 1.8 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
SAR Unknown
Languages English, French, Spanish, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Manual, Data Cable, Stylus
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3150 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 40 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Dark Gray
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 Color
Technology E-ink
Colors 4k
Resolution 468 x 624 pixels
Pixel density 100 pixels
Size 7.8 inches
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Anti Glare No
Additional Display Features
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
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 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, WAV
Video Playback No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Vibration Alert No
Content Formats Supported
Content Formats Supported BMP, DOC, EPUB, HTML, JPEG, MOBI, PNG, RTF, TIFF, TXT
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