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8.3/10
Informr score
The Pocketbook Color currently has an Informr score of 8.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Screen Size
6"
Storage
16 GB
3G
No
Reading Time
-


What the Critics Are Saying...


The Verge

Color E Ink isn’t quite there yet. Even though the PocketBook Color is the best device of its kind to date, it’s hard to recommend over traditional e-readers unless you know what you want to read on it, considering it’s almost twice the price of a Kindle Paperwhite. Do you have a 6-inch e-reader alr...

- Sam Byford, The Verge
Randrlife

Kaleido color E Ink is good for the same reasons as monochrome e-ink. It still comes with a lot of trade-offs, however, PocketBook Color isn’t the device that will show its true potential. But watch the technology – for the first time in a long time, it actually looks like color e-readers could be v...

- Zeph Palmer, Randrlife
Good E-Reader

The Pocketbook Color is a six inch e-reader that has a solid entry price of $219.99. You are getting a very consumer friendly product, although I know many people wish Pocketbook would develop a series of color e-readers with larger screens. I had high hopes for this e-reader. I wanted it to be good...

- Michael Kozlowski, Good E-Reader
Gizmodo

I still think E Ink’s color screens will be great for reading content like magazines and comic books, but not on a device like this with a relatively small six-inch screen. A tablet-sized color e-reader would be a much better fit. So who is the PocketBook Color for then? If you’re not already heavil...

- Andrew Liszewski, Gizmodo


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Screen Size
6"

The Pocketbook Color's screen size is 6 inches with 1072 x 1448 pixels resolution.

Backlight
Yes

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

Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

3G
No

This model has no 3G wireless capabilities.

Reading Time
-

The e-reader is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1900 mAh battery.

Pocketbook Color Specs

Overview
Release date August 25, 2020
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Networks
No
SIM card size No
Operating System Linux 3.10.65

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Processor Allwinner B288 Dual-core 1 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
RAM 1 GB
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 Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 1900 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 30 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Moon Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.13 x 10.8 x 0.8 cm (6.4 x 4.3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 160 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology E-ink
Colors 4k
Resolution 1072 x 1448 pixels
Pixel density 300 pixels
Size 6 inches
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
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 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, AVRCP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization No
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, OGG
Video Playback No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack No
Vibration Alert No
Content Formats Supported
Content Formats Supported CBR, CBZ, DOC, DOCX, EPUB, EPUB3, HTML, MOBI, PDF, RTF, TXT
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