5 Best E-book readers in India (Jan 2023)

Here is the list of Best E-book readers in India. With the help of experts, we picked up the best Amazon kindle versions and also alternatives to kindle.

FYI: We updated this list recently. Added new Kindle Scribe

If you are looking for an ebook reader in India, we have recently listed the best ebook readers in India for you. We selected ebook readers from different brands and mostly from Amazon because it is currently the leader in the ebook market with the name kindle. I hope this list will give to a better idea of which kindle is right for you based on your Budget.

Best E-book readers in India

Amazon Kindle Paper White 2021

If you can afford it, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is the ideal place to start. Amazon recently updated this edition with a new 6.8-inch display, fewer bezels than the previous generation, water-resistant reading, and USB-C charging.

There is also a signature edition of this model that costs 3000 rupees extra and has no adverts, wireless charging (which I don’t think you need), and an auto-adjusting light that comes in useful while reading.

Overall, if you can afford it, the Amazon Kindle PaperWhite is the best option. Only select the signature edition if you require the auto-brightness adjustment technology.

  • 6.8” display with thinner bezels compared to last generation, 300 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper
  • Size : 4.9” x 6.9” x .3” (124.6 x 174.2 x 8.1 mm).
  • Weight: 205 g
  • Adjustable warm light to shift screen shade from white to amber. There is no option that automatically adjusts the temperature based on ambient lighting.
  • The new processor in the 2021 model helps speed up virtually everything. Books open faster, pages turn faster, and scrolling through one’s library
  • 10 weeks of battery life
  • USB-C charging allows for fast charging of the device.
  • Waterproof reading – Built to withstand accidental immersion in water, so you’re good from the beach to the bath.
  • Ads on the Home screen, Signature Edition doesn’t come with ads.
  • unlimited access to over 2 million titles.
  • Does not support playback of Audible audiobooks
  • If you already have a 10th-generation Kindle, there is no need to upgrade. If you are starting from scratch, the Amazon Kindle Paper White 2021 model is the best option.
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Kindle Scribe

Amazon announced its new Kindle Scribe. The new Kindle scribe comes with an inbuilt stylus that can be used to Markups, take weekly notes, and more. It also has a big 10.2-inch 300PPI glare-free paperwhite screen, a warm light that can be turned on or off, and a front light with 35 LEDs instead of the Kindle Oasis’s 25. It is not waterproof like the latest Paperwhite or the Oasis and more features.

The new Amazon Kindle subscription is not available in India as of now. Stay tuned to post as we update once it is available in India.

  • The glare-free 10.2-inch 300PPI paperwhite screen with auto-adjusting light is made to feel and move like a pen on paper, making the experience natural and comfortable.
  • It comes with either a Basic or a Premium pen, both of which are very precise and feel natural to use. These stick to the side of the device with magnets.
  • In the on-screen writing menu, you can choose from different line widths, highlighter tools, eraser tools, and an undo tool.
  • The Premium Pen has an eraser on top and a customizable shortcut button. When the button is pressed, the pen can be used as an eraser, a highlighter, or to open a new sticky note.
  • Digital sticky notes have a feature that makes it easy to write notes on books. You can also keep a journal or take notes using different templates, such as to-do lists for keeping track of tasks and lined paper for meeting notes.
  • Notes are saved automatically and backed up to the cloud for free. In 2023, you will be able to access your notes through the Kindle app.
  • Choose from 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of storage
  • It can connect to both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
  • If you read for half an hour every day, turn off the wireless, and set the light to 13, a single charge can last up to 12 weeks. For writing, a single charge can last up to three weeks if the wireless is turned off and the light setting is set to 13.
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Kindle (10th Gen)

Amazon basic kindle

If you are on a tight budget, the Amazon basic Kindle is the best alternative. When compared to the paperback edition, it has downsides such as lower display quality, bigger bezels, micro USB, and more, but it is also a viable option for those looking to purchase a Kindle for under 7000 rupees in India.

  • Adjustable front light lets you read comfortably for hours—indoors and outdoors, day and night.
  • Purpose-built for reading, with a 167 PPI glare-free display that reads like real paper, even in direct sunlight.
  • Read distraction-free. Highlight passages, look up definitions, translate words, and adjust text size—without ever leaving the page.
  • Prime members read free with unlimited access to hundreds of books, comics, and more.
  • Select from millions of books including new releases and bestsellers. Holds thousands of titles so you can take your library with you.
  • Display the cover of the book you’re reading on the lock screen of your device. Easily toggle on/off in Settings.
  • This device does not support playback of Audible audiobooks.
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Kindle Oasis (10th Gen) 

If you want a premium option, Amazon has the Kindle Oasis, which is the premium version of the Kindle device that is available.

It has a different design from the Kindle Basic and Kindle Paper White. It’s completely made of metal. It features two physical control buttons as well as an auto-rotation feature that allows you to read Kindle in any direction.

Overall, I don’t think the Kindle Oasis is a viable choice unless you truly enjoy the look and absolutely require any of the features I described above. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is the greatest choice, and you can also save a lot of money.

  • Our largest, highest resolution display— 7” and 300 ppi, glare-free.
  • Built-in adjustable warm light.
  • 32 GB storage to hold even more books and comics.
  • Waterproof.
  • Prime members read free with unlimited access to hundreds of books, comics, and more.
  • Instant access to new releases. Holds thousands of titles so you can take your library with you.
  • Keep reading – a single charge lasts weeks, not hours.
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Kobo Aura

The Kobo Auro is the first non-Amazon brand pick, and it is currently available in India for 36,999/- rupees. This Kindle’s original pricing was roughly 10,000 rupees. If you’re seeking an alternative to the Kindle, the Kobo Auro is a terrific option, but only if you can obtain it for less than 12000 rupees.

  • supports 14 different file formats natively like EPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, and more.
  • Kobo Aura Edition 2 has  Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and micro USB.
  • Battery is solid
  • 6-inch Carta E Ink touchscreen. It also has 4GB of onboard memory that can hold up to 3, 000 eBooks.
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Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2

The Kobo Aura Edition 2 is an excellent substitute for the Kindle Paperwhite. It has a 6.8-inch display and 8GB of onboard memory, which can carry up to 3000 books.

It also has IPX8 certification, which allows it to stay in 3 meters of water for up to 60 minutes, something we Indians don’t need in any case. The Kobo H20 edition 2 is currently available at $179 at the time of writing (which is roughly 13000 Indian rupees).

Overall, the Kobo H20 is an excellent substitute for the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite model.

  • IP certification
  • t’s a 6.8” Carta E-Ink touchscreen display that’s doing the trick here. The e-reader weighs only 207 grams, and it has 8GB onboard internal storage for storing thousands of books.
  •  to 14 different file formats and a handful of languages. It also has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n support and a micro USB port. And yes, it has IPX8 certification with which it can stay in 2 meters of water for up to 60 minutes. 

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So there you have it: the greatest ebook readers in India. As you can see, each ebook reader has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. If you asked me to choose one, I would go with the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite edition and recommend that you do the same if you can afford it.

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