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The best tablets for reading books

Which tablet will be best option for man, not thinking my life without books? Article will tell you about devices that will force immigrants to forget where his reader.

Often in the hands of modern man are paper newspaper or printed book? Rarely – unless the man is an inveterate conservative. The development of electronic media, the emergence of many news portals and online libraries has led to the fact that print editions are rapidly fading into the past – news is now customary to read from the Network, and to read books in electronic format.

The part of lovers of literature refused to paper folios and has got a simple and inexpensive gadgets designed specifically for read / e-books. However, not all the bookworm to think that such devices are very much needed. There are those who claim to read comfortably you can with a tablet – the main thing is to choose the right model.

In this article we explain what the rights of the parties, and present the tablets that will delight book lovers.

Tablet – competitor electronic book?

If the user believes that e-book the tablet wins because it supports more text formats or cheaper, he is mistaken. And tablets, and ebooks can work with all common formats – PDF, txt, ePub and others. Prices of gadgets-"competitors" is now comparable – purchase the e-book was the best for a lover of literature, 3-4 years ago, but since then the cost of book readers increased on average twice.

But in some ways because e-books are better than tablets – why else do they sell? Indeed, the book readers have several advantages:

  • The e-books are lighter and more compact. They have such rich toppings like tablets – so they are smaller in size. In addition, most models of book readers have screens with a diagonal of 6 – inch tablets have displays of 7 inches.
  • E-books longer work without recharging. The tablet has to be recharged daily, while the reader full battery lasts for a week.
  • Ecranы читалок выполнены по технологии Eink – and this is a key advantage. E-ink display authentically mimics a real book page, so the eyes while reading text on such a screen is not tired.

you can find ebook reader with TFT displays. These devices have no advantage over tablets except one — low cost.

At all these advantages e-books have one significant drawback – their the functionality is very limited. The owner of the BookReader will not be able to view the video on YouTube or check my email. Therefore the purchase of an ebook reader is only for the true bibliophile, conducting and pages of literary works hours daily. The person who reads in so far as, can do a tablet if he buys an e-book, certainly this device most of the time on a dusty shelf.

How to choose a tablet for reading: the main criteria

To choose a tablet you need according to the following criteria:

  • Ecran. Tablet for reading should not be large. 10 inches in this case – not the best option; enough of 7-8 inches. Consideration should be given to and resolution of the display. HD (1280×720) to 7 inches at the time.
  • Operating system. Lover of literature should abandon the tablet on Windows – in the official app store Microsoft yet quite a few programs for reading. In AppStore and Google Play such applications, the mass, only in the "Apple" store where you pay more. Our website has already talked about how to choose a mobile app to read, and represented the best of such programs.
  • the battery Capacity. Hardly the bookworm will be pleased to stop reading on a cliffhanger due to the fact that the battery of the tablet is exhausted. Therefore it is better to take the device with battery, whose capacity exceeds 5 000 mAh (7-inch).

The performance of the chipset is a secondary criterion for choosing a tablet for reading. Even a simple 2-core processor and 512 MB of RAM will be sufficient to meet the literary needs of the bibliophile. 3G support is also not so important – books on a tablet is much more convenient to download at home with the laptop through a USB cable.

Top 5 best tablets for reading books in 2019

Based on these criteria, we will present the top five tablets that are better than others capable of performing the role of reader.

Xiaomi MiPad 64 GB 4

  • Operating system: Android 8.1
  • Display: the diagonal of 8 inches, resolution 1920×1200
  • the battery Capacity: 6000 mAh
  • Memory (RAM integrated): 4 GB / 64 GB

Price: 15 680 rubles

Firma Xiaomi we have been taught to good smartphones, but tablets and it produces wonderful, too. MiPad 4 is significantly more expensive than electronic books, but also improving it, "be healthy". Tablet from Xiaomi in addition to the book reader will be able to fully replace the smartphone. Agree, the refusal of two gadgets in one – it is definitely profitable.

Key advantage tablet Xiaomi – 8-inch screen with a minimal frame and the anti-reflective coating. Due to the latter you can enjoy reading your favorite novel on the street, even in Sunny weather. Of course, there is read – through the settings you can activate filter blue color, not to tired eyes.

Note that the screen resolution was lower, if compared with the "predecessor" Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 – that had a 2048×1536. Xiaomi developers intentionally did this sacrifice for the sake of increasing autonomy. And the victim seems to be justified – the difference in the resolution of the naked eye cannot detect, but critical arrows and complaints about quick battery drain was significantly less.


  • high Quality IPS-display with a resolution of FullHD.
  • Capacious battery.
  • Modest size.
  • Attractive design (many users have noted the resemblance with the iPad).
  • a Large stock of RAM.
  • Stereo Speakers.
  • A system for unlocking in the face.


  • Price высокая – едва ли человек, желающий купить «читалку», будет рассчитывать на такую сумму.
  • Shell MIUI, judging by the reviews, "retarding".

Prestigio Grace 5588 4G

  • Operating system: Android 8.1
  • Display: the diagonal of 8 inches, resolution 1920×1200
  • the battery Capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Memory (RAM integrated): 2 GB / 16 GB

Price: 7 490 rubles

Prestigio 5588 Grace is often not taken seriously, believing that for the price a decent tablet will not sell. And skepticism towards the gadget, the buyer is only strengthened when he sees that the device — MediaTek processor entry level with a clock frequency of 1.3 GHz.

However, for our purposes, throughput is not as important as a good screen and compact size. From Grace 5588 full order of both components. The display device is made by technology 2.5 D, which give it a "trend" and has a resolution FullHD, which at a diagonal of 8 inches gives you more than worthy of 283 pixels per inch. Picture settings on the tablet there, but they are not really needed because the contrast and color reproduction close to standard indicators.

As for the dimensions, the weight of the device is 357 grams and a thickness of only 8 mm. the Design of the device is not outstanding – it would be useful to remove a wide panel top and bottom – but the apparatus is assembled on conscience and does not cause the user discomfort due to bulkiness.


  • Low cost.
  • Metallic design.
  • the Presence of fingerprint sensor.
  • Clear the screen with FullHD resolution.
  • Support for two SIM cards.
  • Modern operating system.


  • Modest performance.
  • The autonomy of the poor (10 hours in reading mode).

Digma Plane 8566N 3G

  • Operating system: Android 7.0
  • Display: the diagonal of 8-inch, 1280×800 resolution
  • the battery Capacity: 3 200 mAh
  • Memory (RAM integrated): 1 GB / 16 GB

Price: 4 584 rubles

Digma Plane 8566N contender for the role of "reader" for the student. Not so much at selling tablets that you can buy for a scholarship.

Let's not be dramatic, vividly describing the advantages of this apparatus because of the advantages of the device is almost there. Frankly, the specifications are quite modest – a lot of you, in particular, will find tablets and smartphones, which have only 1 GB of RAM "onboard"? Digma Plane buy, because it is the cheapest tablet with a good display. HD resolution to 8 inches, of course, is not enough, however reviews claim that pixels are not visible, clear picture, read books from the comfort of. The autonomy of the device by the user cannot afford the luxury of a day without recharging. But this medal has a reverse side: deprived of the big battery, the gadget weighs only 360 grams. Plane 8566N — one of the lightest 8-inch tablets!


  • Low cost.
  • Good display for extra low-cost devices.
  • light weight.
  • Support 2 SIM cards.
  • Возможность расширения памяти до 128 GB.


  • Performance "no".
  • is Missing 4G.

LENOVO TAB 4 TB-7504X 2GB / 16 GB

  • Operating system: Android 7.0
  • Display: a 7-inch, 1280×720 resolution
  • the battery Capacity: 3 500 mAh
  • Memory (RAM integrated): 2 GB / 16 GB

Price: 5 761 rubles

The first competitor, flying in extra low-cost segment of the tablet is the company Lenovo. Its 7-inch Tab 4 more expensive 8-inch Digma Plane, but it is significantly lighter – by as much as 100 grams! In addition, the device Lenovo 2 GB of RAM to work without brakes tablet this clearly enough.

По поводу экрана устройства отзывы неоднозначные. 7-дюймовый дисплей имеет разрешение HD – это значит, что PPI достаточно высок, чтобы пользователю не пришлось «наслаждаться» квадратиками пикселей. Ecran выполнен по технологии IPS, благодаря чему изображение остаётся различимым, под каким углом ни посмотри. Здоровую порцию критики Lenovo получила за то, что решила отказаться от олеофобного покрытия. Стоит лишь немного попользоваться гаджетом, и весь дисплей, увы, оказывается в отпечатках пальцев.


  • low cost.
  • light weight.
  • A high enough density of pixels per inch.
  • A good reserve of RAM for a budget tablet.
  • the Presence of 2 слотов под SIM-карты.


  • The lack of oleophobic coating on the screen.
  • Boring and primitive design.

A Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 SM-T285 8Gb

  • Operating system: 1.5 Гб
  • Display: a 7-inch, 1280×800
  • the battery Capacity: 4 000 mAh
  • Memory (RAM integrated): 5 GB / 8 GB

Price: от 8 348 рублей

Samsung A Galaxy Tab 7.0 is the best tablet for the book lover who is wary of Chinese products and less known brands. Camera from Samsung is suitable to read literature for all the parameters: it is running Android, equipped with high-resolution screen and has battery, capacity which is enough to keep the gadget is in active use, extended 11 hours.

The downside of the device can be called a small amount of user memory, however, to eliminate this drawback is just enough to put the tablet in the flash drive MicroSD, which are now sold for a pittance.


  • a well-Known brand.
  • high-Quality display.
  • The camera a good level.
  • Accessibility – in order to find the tablet from Samsung in the sale, problems will arise.


  • Not enough internal memory.
  • Price высока по отношению к функционалу, весьма ограниченному.


At the current mobile market budget "tablets", but not each of them is able to adequately perform the role of e-books. The task of the bibliophile is to ensure that for a small sum to purchase a compact 7-8-inch device with a good screen and a capacious battery. If the buyer's budget is limited to 9-10 thousand rubles, it is better to choose the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A, the device is guaranteed high quality. If you have a more modest budget, the buyer should switch the attention to the products of firms that are still "stars in the sky is not enough" – for example, oysters.

are Excluded from the collection

All-New Fire 8 with the Alexa 16 GB

  • Operating system: Android 4.2
  • Display: the diagonal of 8-inch, 1280×800 resolution
  • the Average duration of Autonomous work: 12 hours
  • Memory (RAM integrated): 1.5 GB / 16 GB

Price: от 3 990 рублей

Firma Amazon представила budget tablets a series of All-New mid-2017. The manufacturer they should replace the Kindle Fire models that were designed specifically for reading books.

All-New Fire 8, alas, can not boast of a screen of outstanding quality, but it has a great battery that provides up to 12 hours of continuous and varied use. Readers will love that this device is integrated with the Kindle e-Book from Amazon, which allows you to download unlimited amount of books for only $ 10 a month. Another useful proprietary feature – Blue Shade. This technology automatically adjusts display settings (brightness, contrast) in order to make it easy to read at any time of the day.


  • Capacious battery.
  • Integration with the Kindle e-Book.
  • The support of proprietary intelligent assistant Alexa.
  • the Minimum price.


  • a Mediocre screen.
  • Plain design.
  • The tablet is hard to find in USssia.

Prestigio MultiPad PMT3418D

  • Operating system: Android 6.0
  • Display: the diagonal of 8-inch, 1280×800 resolution
  • the battery Capacity: 4 200 mAh
  • Memory (RAM integrated): 1 GB / 16 GB

Price: от 5 600 рублей

The new tablet from the Belarusian manufacturer can boast attractive for the "Bugatti" design with a thin frame of the screen, a bright and good screen resolution, sufficient to read e-books with comfort. The device has ergonomic design and minimal weight, allowing to carry it with you is less convenient than a standard eReader. USns Prestigio MultiPad PMT3418D running "OSes" Android modern version – the bibliophile will not have problems finding a suitable application for reading.

The only drawback of the tablet can be called pretty average battery capacity. Full battery gadget is enough to work offline for 10 hours – in this regard, the budget device from Amazon beats the Prestigio.


  • Ergonomic design.
  • A high-quality screen.
  • Modern operating system.


  • A little-known brand.

Digma Plane 7.6 3G

  • Operating system: Android 4.4
  • Display: a 7-inch, 1920×1200
  • the battery Capacity: 2 800 mAh
  • Memory (RAM integrated): 1 GB / 8 GB

Price: от 4 088 рублей

Как и прочие девайсы от Digma, этот имеет минимальную стоимость и ограниченную функциональность. Key advantage Digma Plane 7.6 3G, благодаря которому он и попал в топ – высокое разрешение экрана WUXGA; найти на рынке другой 7-дюймовый «бюджетник» с таким количеством точек на дюйм – задача трудновыполнимая. Гаджет работает на Android и имеет слот под сим-карту – это значит, пользователь может загружать на устройство книги и программы-читалки в любом месте, а не только рядом с Wi-Fi-роутером.

A disadvantage of the tablet Digma the same as that of the Prestigio is a weak battery. With 2800 mAh battery without a socket for a long time will not do, though the manufacturer assures that in the reading mode the device will last 9-10 hours.


  • Clear screen with rich colors.
  • Support 3G.
  • Low price.


  • a Weak battery.
  • Little user memory, I will probably have to buy a flash drive.

Lenovo Tab 3 TB3-850M 2Gb / 16Gb LTE

  • Operating system: Android 6.0
  • Display: diagonal 8-inch 1280×720 resolution
  • the battery Capacity: 3 500 mAh
  • Memory (RAM integrated): 2 GB / 16 GB

Price: от 8 470 рублей

Lenovo Tab 3 is the first device in our list supporting LTE; thanks to high data transfer speed a literature lover will be able to load quickly on a tablet is not only text document but also the audio book and even cinematic adaptation.

However, the main advantage of the device from Lenovo is not support LTE, and wide angle IPS screen with high resolution. The tablet display is highly configurable: the user may, for example, to activate a special mode without the blue glow – in order to reduce eye strain.


  • Android modern version.
  • high Quality IPS-display.
  • The presence of the module 4G.


  • The battery of average capacity.
  • Price выше, чем у аналогов от малоизвестных фирм.


2 comment

  • ebook reader e-ink have one thing in common, but who drove them to the impasse in which they are located. Glass substrate. The operation of such books as exploit tablets — it's impossible. I falling from a height of 20 centimeters.
    Interestingly, books on a flexible substrate were produced… personally this have.
    But the technology closing… and it was shut down, while manufacturers of conventional TFT screens, my grandmother invested in the factories will not discourage.

    This is perfectly illustrated by Onik books. Right now, with a flexible substrate have their book for 60 thousand rubles… the figure is absolutely crazy, explicitly set that nobody bought. And in the time of its release, promised in a couple of months to produce a six-inch version. ... it was a couple of years ago. TP onyx to these questions no answers…. rather carries all the dregs.
    the Other problem e-books, powerful processors… all too slowly rotated, and it's not exactly because of the inertia of the screen on flexible ink.
    therefore, look for 5-7 inch tablets paying the main attention to the weight. Heavy tablets reading in bed hard.. I mean a long time to read hard

  • The fact that the author of the books your read says that the weight of the device is not listed… emphasize those functions which are not needs.

    From my point of view, should be wifi, backlit screen, 8 gigs of internal memory and carefully worked the buttons of paging. Well accum to 3 days for 3 hours a day…
    The touch screen is evil. I assure you. I have these books (broken) stack lie…