Boox Tab Ultra C Vs Kindle Scribe

Boox Tab Ultra C Vs Kindle Scribe

Boox Tab Ultra C Vs Kindle Scribe

Kindle Scribe is the first e-reader from Amazon that comes with a stylus. As an  old kindle user and a recent Onyx Boox fan I believe both the devices have a different target audience but if you have to choose one then which one should It be?

To cut it short if you have been in the Amazon Ecosystem long enough and read a lot of books and note taking is secondary then Kindle Scribe is the option. If you need more than just an E Ink Tablet and budget is not a major concern than the feature packed Onyx Boox Tab Ultra C can be the right choice for you. 

Tab Ultra C is more of a e ink tablet with all essential features that you can get in a tablet PC. Whereas Scribe has used the traditional E Ink Reader approach while designing its device. 

Lets dive into the specs so that you may make an informed decision.


Comparison Table Boox Tab Ultra C vs Kindle Scribe

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Year 2023 2022
Screen type Kaleido 3/Carta 1200 Carta 1200
Screen size 10.3" 10.3"
Screen resolution 2480 x 1860 1830 x 2460
Screen density 300ppi/150ppi 300ppi
CPU Octa-core 1Ghz
Storage 128 GB 64GB
Battery 6,300mAh 3000mAh
Thickness 6.7 mm 5.8mm
Weight 480g 433g
OS Android 11 Linux-based
Handwriting recognition
Google Play Store
Other Features
Backlit Screen
Auto Rotate
SD card slot
Wacom compatible
Keyboard folio
Fingerprint scanner
Kindle support
File formats PDF, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, CBZ, CBR, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, DJVU, CHM, ZIP PDF, EPUB (via conversion), DOC, DOCX, TXT, RTF, HTML, KFX (Kindle), AZW3, MOBI (Limited support), AZW (Limited support)
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Aspect of Consideration

  • Design
  • Display
  • Stylus
  • Notetaking
  • Reading
  • Hardware & Software
  • Pricing
  • Connectivity


Kindle Scribe and the Boox Tab Ultra C are both very well-designed and pleasing to the eyes. The feel is minimalistic and premium.  Apart from the slightly different dimensions the major difference of Kindle Scribe from Boox Tab Ultra C is the size and location of the bezel. 

The sides of Kindle Scribe are smoother and rounded (Just like Kindle Paperwhite). Personally I find the color and design of Boox Tab Ultra C a breath of fresh air and a bit more appealing.

Kindle Scribe

  • The Scribe has a wider bezel on the left side, presumably because the Scribe is primarily designed as a reader
  • It weights more (433g) primarily due to its metal casing and glass screen.
  • The Scribe’s USB-C port and power button are located just off-centre on the left edge.

Boox Tab Ultra C

  • The device is quite thin at 6.7 mm thickness
  • In weight the Kindle Scribe is lighter than the Boox Tab Ultra C (480 g)
  • The body is made of aluminum and feels premium 
  • The device protruding camera will cause discomfort while writing if used without cover. 


The Kindle Scribe features a 10.2-inch monochrome display with 300ppi resolution, while the Boox Tab Ultra C boasts a 10.3-inch color display and the same B/W ppi.

Both displays have a paper-like texture that mimics real paper and are glare-free, making them suitable for outdoor reading. Both devices still have their transflective properties, so if you’re in a room or area with lots of light, it will look great. 

Kindle Scribe

  • Scribe uses E-ink’s Carta HD technology, which utilizes a glass screen layer.
  • The device has 35 LED lights for front lighting, both white and warm lights features.
  • It has auto-brightness too, so can adapt the brightness of the display to match your environment.
  • Comes with 300 ppi resolution, one of the highest in this size segment, and a crisper text.

Boox Tab Ultra C

  • The screen uses the Kaleido 3 (Color) and Carta 1200 (B/W) technology. 
  • Has 150 PPI colored screen and 300 PPI for Black and White Screen. Which is the highest in both categories.
  • The refresh rate is exceptional even for a color E Ink Screen.
  • You can change and control the contrast of the screen.
  • The device has backlit screen with controllable warm lights.


With regards to the writing experience, the Boox Tab Ultra C and the Scribe both have very different tactile feel. The Stylus of the Kindle Scribe resembles that of the reMarkable 2 when it comes to hardware, with the same textured feel when you use it.   

Kindle Scribe

  • The feel is more closely related to that of remarkable.
  • The device is magnetic and so is the stylus so it easily clamps with the device
  • The basic pen is included at no additional cost,  but you have to pay additional for the premium pen, which features an eraser and a shortcut button

Boox Tab Ultra C

  • The nib is made of soft plastic and has a nice feel while writing
  • The standard pen lacks a eraser but you can use alternate styluses as well. 
  • Tilt detection & accurate pressure sensitivity makes the writing highly enjoyable.
  • Overall it has minimal lag and a useful range of stroke settings

Note Taking

The Boox Tab Ultra C  and Kindle Scribe offer useful features for note-taking, but the Tab Ultra C offers more flexibility in terms of a lot of features. The Kindle Scribe is more focused on reading and offers the ability to add notes to books. The Scribe’s native note-taking app is very rudimentary and overall, the Boox Tab Ultra C ecosystem has far better-developed organizational features. 

I think writing experience can be a bit subjective but in my opinion Kindle Scribe  is the winner when it comes to feel of the writing whereas the Boox Tab Ultra C takes the lead in terms of features and functionality .

Kindle Scribe

  • The Pen response is great but it doesn’t give a lot of flexibility in terms of pen tips and shades when it comes to writing.
  • The device offers notebooks, checklists, and layouts to help organize reading and notes. 
  • You cannot do basic office work like editing a word document or writing an email.
  • You cannot write directly on the Books instead you add sticky notes to the book while reading.

Boox Tab Ultra C

  • It has more than 30 templates and you can add more.
  • You can choose from 16 shades of color due to the color screen.
  • When creating multiple pages inside a notebook, we can add a different template for each page. 
  • You can add electronic text, voice recordings, photos, attachments, links to another note page, and a website link to your notes.
  • The text recognition and conversion is great as well. 
  • The device offers an array of brushes, including ink pen, brush pen, ballpoint pen, pencil, graphite pencil, and marker 
  • Notebooks can be exported in different formats, such as PNG, bitmap PDF, vector-based PDF, and the native DOT Note format.


When it comes to reading experience, there is no match for Kindle Scribe. Kindle has improved its Reading UI over time and added so many features that remarkable lacks. Amazon just has so much experience in the e-reading market and has had several years to develop and refine its Kindle reading app.

However, Tab Ultra C with its wide array of features and apps provides a far better reading experience especially when reading magazines or manga.

The reading time is far more better for the Kindle Scribe.

Kindle Scribe

  • Kindle Scribe supports a wide range of formats, including PDF, ePUB, PNG, GIF, JPG, JPEG, TXT, RTF, HTM, HTML, and BMP.
  • Kindle has access to millions of titles through Amazon’s own store.
  • The backlight comes in booth white and warm color
  • Additional features like wordwise, dictionaries, translate and Wikipedia make the reading experience really great.
  • You can get audiobook support through Audible, as well as VoiceView screen reading – both of which work over Bluetooth using a pair of connected headphones.

Boox Tab Ultra C

  • Supports all the major reading formats which can be increased with third party apps
  • Google play store lets you download any 3rd party reading app that you like
  • The refresh rate is one of the best even when reading colored magazine or web browser.
  •  The device has backlit screen with adjustable warm lights an essential for reading in the dark.

Hardware & Software

Kindle has its own tailored Linux based OS. Which is really fast and part of the kindle ecosystem, so no third party apps can be installed in it. 

The Boox Tab Ultra C has one of the best hardware in the E Ink Tablet market. The device runs on Android 11. Overall it resembles quite a lot to a traditional tablet. 

Kindle Scribe

  • Comes with backlit screen and a G sensors
  • 1 Ghz processor with 1 GB of memory and 16/32/64 Gb of storage.
  • The battery is smaller but works really well especially for reading.
  • The device is magnetic and so is the stylus so it easily clamps with the device

Boox Tab Ultra C 

  • The Tab Ultra C boasts a Qualcomm octa-core CPU clocked at 2.02 gigahertz.
  • Accompanied by 4GB RAM and 128 gigabytes of storage. 
  • It has speakers and microphone along with Bluetooth for audiobooks
  • Has a huge 6300 mAh huge battery
  • The USB Type C supports OTG and acts as a headphone jack
  • The power button acts like a finger print scanner as well. 
  • The device also has G sensor and light sensor for auto brightness. 


In terms of pricing, the Kindle Scribe is far more affordable and has a great return policy. Whereas the Onyx Boox Tab Ultra C costs more but with the specs it has, the price is justified.


The Kindle Scribe does provide a decent connectivity especially when it comes to the Amazon Ecosystem but Onyx Boox still beats Kindle Scribe in this aspect, with 3rd party cloud services you can utilize multiple platforms. You can also share files Via Bluetooth or use OTG for sharing notes.

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