E Ink Tablet on Android OS : Are they better?

E Ink Tablet on Android OS

In today’s fast-paced digital age, technology has become an integral part of our lives. As university students, we rely heavily on our digital devices to manage our academic workload, take notes, and stay organized. However, traditional devices like laptops and tablets can be heavy, distracting, and even damaging to our eyesight.

This is where devices like E Readers and E Ink Tablets come in. With their lightweight design, long battery life, and paper-like display, E Ink Tablets are the perfect tool for university students looking to boost their academic performance and achieve success. In this article, we will explore the benefits of E Ink Tablets for University Students and why they are quickly becoming a must-have item for students everywhere.

1. Our Picks For Best E Ink Tablet Android

  • Onyx Boox Tab Ultra (Best Over All)
  • Onyx Boox Tab Ultra C (Colored Android E Ink)
  • Mobiscribe Wave (Budget Android E Ink Tablet)
  • Onyx Boox Nova Air 2 (A6 or 7.8″ Android E Ink)
  • Onyx Boox Tab X
  • Meebook P10 Pro
  • Supernote A5 X

Comparison Table - Android E Ink Tablet

Year 2022 2023 2022 2020 2021 2022 2023
Screen type Carta HD Carta Carta HD Mobius Carta Carta 1000 Carta HD Mobius Carta 1250
Screen size 7.8" 7.8" 10.3" 10.3" 10.3" 10.3" 13.3"
Screen resolution 1404 x 1872 1404 x 1872 1404 x 1872 1404 × 1872 1404 x 1872 1200 x 1600 1650 x 2200
Screen density 300ppi 300ppi 227ppi 226ppi 227ppi 199ppi 207ppi
CPU 1.8 GHz Octa-core 1.5 Ghz Quad-core 1.8 Ghz Octa-core 1.3 GHz Quad-core 1.8 GHz Octa-core 1.8 GHz Quad-core 1.8 Ghz Octa-core
Storage 32GB 64GB 128GB 32GB 64GB 64GB 128GB
Battery 2000mAh 2500mAh 6300mAh 3800mAh 3700mAh 3900mAh 6300mAh
Thickness 6.3mm 8.1mm 6.7mm 7.2mm 5.8mm 8.5mm 6.8mm
Weight 235g 285g 480g 375g 445g 455g 560g
OS Android 11.0 Android 12 Android 11.0 Android (Chauvet)  Android 11.0 Android 11 Android 11.0
Handwriting recognition
Google Play Store
Other Features
Backlit Screen
Auto Rotate
SD card slot

Boox is the pioneer in the Android E Ink Tablet Market. Their Flagship device the Onyx Box Tab Ultra features a 10.3-inch display, runs on Android 11 , and offers access to millions of apps and games on the Google Play Store. 

This power house of a device has a decent writing feel, great hardware specifications and is more then just an E Reader.  With a working back camera the Boox Tab Ultra’s user experience is built to mimic that of the powerful tablets that you use in your daily life by having a home screen with apps.

Onyx Boox Tab Ultra is a versatile tool for students and professionals alike. Plus, with features like split-screen multitasking and cloud syncing, this device is perfect for anyone who wants to get more done on the go.

Pros & Cons

  • Runs on Android 11 and supports google play store
  • BOOX has Super Refresh technology for a faster screen refresh making it great for browsing.
  • With the external keyboard option you can write or type
  • Its also loaded with a 16MP camera with OCR technology which acts as a scanner
  • With Backlit screen, light and G Sensor its great for reading
  • The Learning Curve is a bit steep but the device is highly customizable
  • The price is high and maybe an issue for a few buyers

Verdict: An expensive yet powerful Android E Ink Tablet which fulfils almost all office requirements

The Onyx Boox Tab Ultra C is a new addition in the Onyx Boox Inventory. The ghosting, color sharpness and contrasts are not so great in color E Ink devices. However, the Tab Ultra C’s display performance sets a new standard for e-ink devices, particularly color e-ink devices. 

The device offers an unparalleled level of smoothness and responsiveness in all operations. From general navigation to reading, browsing, and writing, every interaction is incredibly smooth and clean. 

The Tab Ultra C boasts a Qualcomm octa-core CPU clocked at 2.02 gigahertz, accompanied by 4GB RAM and 128 gigabytes of storage making it a power house. 

Related: In Depth Review of Boox Tab Ultra C

Pros & Cons

  • Runs on Android 11 and Google Play store is supported 
  • Highest Color PPI screen with fantastic screen resolution and refresh rate
  • 16MP rear-facing camera for scanning Docs
  • With Sharp Colors and Warm Lights its great for reading Manga and Comics
  • Audio Book Support (speakers and microphone and USB-C Audio Jack)
  • OTG Support
  • External Keyboard Turns it into Tablet PC

Verdict: Best Color Android E Ink Tablet

The MobiScribe WAVE comes I both variant’s the color variant being a bit expensive than B/W one . The screen resolution and PPI are great for reading Manga. The hardware specifications are great for the price tag.

The MobiScribe WAVE runs on Android 11 operating system and comes with pre-installed apps such as the MobiScribe note-taking app, web browser, and media player. 

The device supports various document formats, has a built-in handwriting recognition feature. Its one of the few E ink Tablets which is waterproof

Related: In Depth Review of MobiScribe Wave B/W


  • Runs on the latest OS Android 11 & pre installed Google play store
  • The device has good writing recognition
  • The only E Ink Tablet in this list which is water proof
  • Backlit screen with warm lights and G sensor
  • Comes with external speakers for audiobooks
  • The updates are delayed and the software has some lags

ONYX BOOX Nova Air 2 is a stylish slim reader which falls in the A6 category of E Ink Tablets. This android E Ink Tablet is equipped with a 7.8” high-resolution E Ink Carta Plus screen with dual touch control. With 300 PPI and built-in front light system with adjustable color temperature you get a premium user experience.

The body is made of aluminum-magnesium alloy and gives a very premium look. Nova Air 2 is based on the Android 11 operating system and supports Google Play Store App.  

Pros & Cons

  • Runs on Android 11 and Google Play store is supported 
  • Great connectivity with BT/ Wifi and USB port C which supports OTG 
  • Comes with an expandable storage of up to 512 GB
  • The Note taking experience is decent with mutiple brushes and templates 
  • Enhanced reading experience with Warm front lights and Kindle support.

Verdict: Best A6 Android E Ink Tablet 

Onyx Boox Note Air 2 is a great Android E Ink Tablets with all the features that you expect from a good E Ink Tablet. The Onyx Boox Note Air 2 also boasts a sleek and lightweight design that makes it easy to carry with you wherever you go. 

Features a 10.3-inch display, 227 PPI with back lit screen, great specifications and hardware its sure is worth the money. Its like the Boox Tab Ultra but without the Camera. 

It runs on Android 11, and offers access to millions of apps on the Google Play Store. The UI is decent and can be customized as per the users preferences. The writing feel is not as great as the reMarkable or Supernote but is quite decent. 

Pros & Cons

  • Runs on Android 11 and supports 3rd Party Apps 
  • Great Reading experience with support of apps  like Kindle backlit screen and warm lights.
  • The Note Taking experience is decent with a lot of templates, markers and brushes
  • It has Speakers and a microphone for audiobooks and voice recording
  • The learning curve is a bit steeper but the device is highly customizable. 
  • With Keyboard Folio you can use it as a laptop

Verdict: An all-rounder e-ink tablets, gives a lot of options for reading, writing, drawing, listening, and note-taking just like an android tablet. Best for users who want spec heavy and modifiable E Ink Tablet

ONYX BOOX Tab X is a 13.3″ E Tablet with Mobius Carta display. With great contrast, adjustable refresh rate and a front lit screen with color temperature control its a great A4 or 13.3″ E Ink Android Tablet.

 The body of this device is made of lightweight and durable aluminum-magnesium alloy, the screen is covered with additional protective glass and it flushed, giving it a very premium feel

With great hardware and graphics processor of BOOX Super Refresh technology it gives high-speed screen refresh and smooth movement of objects on the screen making it great for web browsing. 

Above all this is the best Android E Ink Tablet in this size category. 

Pros / Cons

  • Runs Android 11 with Google Play store support.
  • Backlit Screen, G Senor, Split Screen Feature and Warm lights make it great for reading PDFs and documents.
  • Note Taking with handwriting recognition, numerous templates and pens is great
  • Ultrafast Refresh rate with minimal staining
  • High-capacity battery of 6300 mAh provides power for weeks.
  • Though the features are all premium but its still quite expensive.

The MeeBook P10 Pro is a new device from the Hao Ching Tech brand, which emerged from the reformation of Boyue, a company that faced difficulties during the pandemic. The MeeBook P10 Pro shares similarities with its predecessor, the Like Book P10, especially in terms of the user interface.

The Meebook P10 Pro features a 10.1-inch E-Ink Carta HD grayscale capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1200 x 600 pixels and 200 PPI. The pixel density may seem low when compared to similar sized devices however In our opinion it hardly matters.

With decent specifications and Android 11 support it might not be a power house but for the price tag its a fairly decent Android E Ink Tablet.

Related: In Depth Review of Meebook p10 Pro

Pros & Cons

  • Runs of Android 11 and supports google play store 
  • Build in Speakers, audio jack and a microphone for audiobooks and voice recording
  • Decent Reading Experience with back lit screen and a decent battery timing 
  • Great connectivity with OTG is supported
  • Note Taking UI is great but templates are quite limited
  • Stylus is Active EMR, so it has batteries and requires charging

Verdict: Decent Android E Ink Tablet for the Price Tag

Made by a top-tier Chinese brand for writing and reading Supernote, this digital notebook offers a 10.3-inch e-ink display, a high-quality stylus, and a range of features that make note-taking a great experience.

Though the Supernote runs on a tailored Android OS and does not support third party apps but it is expected support Google Play store soon. However it has all the essential apps including Kindle Support 

What makes Supernote Stand out is its minimalistic style and great Gel Pen over paper like writing feel. 

Related: In Depth Review of Supernote A5x

Pros & Cons

  • Runs on Chauvet (Android-based) with pre installed apps only
  • Friendly Note Taking UI, with hand writing conversion, numerous templates and brushes
  • Fantastic writing experience with smooth pen strokes similar to a gel pen
  • The Plastic screen is lighter and more durable then other screens.
  • No Front Lights Or G Sensor effecting reading experience a lot. 

Verdict: Right choice for Users who want a premium E Ink Tablet with exceptional writing experience.

2. What is the benefit of using Android E Ink Tablet?

i. Installing Android Apps

Android OS on an E Ink tablet can provide access to a wide range of apps and services that can be used for productivity and learning as per user’s requirement. This includes popular apps like Evernote Dropbox or Notion as well as email clients and social media apps.

ii. Alternative Library

Most people who want android based E ink Tablet want alternative libraries from their favorite bookstores like Amazon Kindle, Kobo or Barnes & Nobles.

iii. Interface

An E Ink tablet with Android will typically offer a more familiar interface, similar to what you would find on a regular Android smartphone or tablet. This can make it easier for users to navigate and use the device.

iv. Customization

E Ink Tablets with Android OS provide much more flexibility when it comes to reading app and note taking apps apart from the preinstalled apps.

5. Conclusion

Overall, the choice between an E Ink tablet with Android and a regular E Ink tablet will depend on the user’s specific needs and preferences. Those who prioritize app availability and a familiar user interface may prefer an E Ink tablet with Android, while those who prioritize simplicity and affordability may prefer a regular E Ink tablet.

7 thoughts on “E Ink Tablet on Android OS : Are they better?”

  1. Pingback: E Ink Tablet For Writers - The Perfect Digital Notebook - BorednBookless

  2. Pingback: Supernote A5x Vs Supernote A6x : Which E Ink Tablet To Buy - BorednBookless

  3. Pingback: Which E Ink Tablet Brands to look out for when buying one? - BorednBookless

  4. Pingback: Ratta Supernote Review (A5x) : What All You Should Know - BorednBookless

  5. Pingback: Onyx Boox E ink Tablets - Which one to buy? - BorednBookless

  6. Pingback: Microsoft Office in reMarkable​: All Things You Need To Know - BorednBookless

  7. Pingback: Ratta Supernote A6x Review: Should You Buy it? - BorednBookless

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Seraphinite AcceleratorOptimized by Seraphinite Accelerator
Turns on site high speed to be attractive for people and search engines.