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BIGME S6 COLOR+ vs MOBISCRIBE ORIGIN: Which e-ink tablet is best?

This page was created to explore the similarities and differences between two e-ink tablets; the BIGME S6 COLOR+, and the MOBISCRIBE ORIGIN.

This is currently a simplified comparison consisting of a table of side-by-side specifications, and review cards of each tablet, outlining their pros and cons. If a tablet has a rating then you can also click on it for a full and detailed review of the tablet.

I do write detailed ‘versus‘ comparisons, however because I am only one person it is impractical for me to compare every single e-ink tablet against every other one! So if you think that this page would benefit from being fleshed out with additional information and my own thoughts and opinions, then feel free to drop me an email at dan@ewritable.com – I will prioritise pages that get the most requests πŸ™‚

Additional E-Ink Tablet Resources

If you’re new to e-ink tablets, you may wish to take a look at:

I have also created a gigantic e-ink comparison table (which is also searchable/filterable, so you can whittle down your search to the tablets that best meet your needs).

And a list of (what I believe to be) the best e-ink tablets can be found here.

Now, onto the comparison between the BIGME S6 COLOR+ and the MOBISCRIBE ORIGIN.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the MOBISCRIBE ORIGIN and BIGME S6 COLOR+

PRODUCTBIGME S6 COLOR+MOBISCRIBE ORIGIN
Specs & ratings infoBIGME S6 COLOR+
Not yet rated
MOBISCRIBE ORIGIN
Not yet rated
My Rating
Price (approx)$460
$240
Limited availability
ManufacturerBigmeMobiscribe
Release year20232021
SCREENBIGME S6 COLOR+MOBISCRIBE ORIGIN
Screen typeKaleido 3Carta ?
Screen size7.8"6.8"
Screen resolution (B/W)1404 x 18721080 x 1440
Screen density (B/W)300dpi265dpi
Colourβœ“
(Kaleido 3)
β¨―
Screen resolution (Colour)702 x 936n/a
Screen density (Colour)150dpin/a
Frontlightβœ“βœ“
Wacom compatibleβœ“βœ“
Buy
HARDWAREBIGME S6 COLOR+MOBISCRIBE ORIGIN
CPU2.3 GHz octa-core1.8 GHz quad-core
RAM6Gb2Gb
Storage128Gb32Gb
Battery3000mAh2050mAh
Super Refresh⨯⨯
Keyboard folio⨯⨯
Speakersβœ“β¨―
Microphoneβœ“β¨―
G-Sensor⨯⨯
Ceramic Tip⨯⨯
Bluetoothβœ“β¨―
Fingerprint scannerβœ“β¨―
SD card slotβœ“βœ“
Rear cameraβœ“β¨―
Front cameraβœ“β¨―
Waterproof⨯⨯
USB-Cβœ“βœ“
Width137.9mm132mm
Height196mm173mm
Thickness7.1mm9.65mm
Weightg228g
Buy
SOFTWAREBIGME S6 COLOR+MOBISCRIBE ORIGIN
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 8.1
Google Play Storeβœ“β¨―
Kindle supportβœ“βœ“
Handwriting searchβ¨―βœ“
Handwriting conversionβœ“βœ“
Insert shapesβœ“βœ“
Insert imagesβœ“βœ“
Split screenβœ“β¨―
Custom templatesβœ“βœ“
No. templates15+50+
Brush typesPen, Pencil, Brush, Ball Pen, HighlighterPencil, Fountain Pen, Paintbrush
Screen shareβœ“βœ“
ADE support⨯⨯
File formatsPDF, EPUB, EPUB3, DOC, DOCX, TXT, RTF, HTML, FB2, CBZ, CBR, OEB, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, TXT, ZIPMOBI, PDF, EPUB, TXT
File formats (image)PNG, JPG, BMPPDF, EPUB, TXT, FB2, AZW3, MOBI, PRC
File formats (Audio)WAV, MP3PNG, JPG
Buy
BUYBIGME S6 COLOR+MOBISCRIBE ORIGIN
Where to buyAmazon BE
Amazon CA
Amazon DE
Amazon ES
Amazon FR
Amazon PL
Amazon UK
Bigme Store
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
PRODUCTBIGME S6 COLOR+MOBISCRIBE ORIGIN

To compare even more e-ink tablets, click here for the full comparison table.

BIGME S6 COLOR+ Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Colour screen
  • High screen resolution/density
  • Great hardware specs
  • Very versatile
  • Google Play Store
  • Frontlight
  • Bluetooth functions on stylus
  • Audio (speakers and microphone)
  • Front & rear-facing cameras
  • MicroSD card slot
  • ChatGPT integration

Cons

  • Small Screen
  • Expensive
  • Steeper learning curve
  • Screen is slightly darker than Monochrome tablets
  • Software and apps not as refined as competitors
  • No search within notebooks

A powerful and versatile 7.8" COLOUR e-ink tablet but the software and apps are currently a step or two behind the competition.

MOBISCRIBE ORIGIN Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Small
  • Lightweight
  • Inexpensive
  • Frontlight
  • Decent native note-taking app
  • Handwriting search
  • Handwriting-to-text conversion

Cons

  • Small canvas size
  • Sunken screen
  • Stylus feels cheap
  • Screen size limits reading capabilities
  • Not as 'snappy' as more premium tablets

The Mobiscribe Origin is perhaps the most portable of E-ink tablets, with a 6.8" screen and weighing just 228g. It has since been superseded by the Mobiscribe Wave and Mobiscribe Wave Color, which are waterproof.

About the author

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Dan Dutton is passionate about E-ink writing tablets, which bring together the pleasure of writing on paper with the power of digital technology. When he bought his first tablet, he realised that there wasn't a lot of unbiased information available for people that were considering buying an E-ink tablet, and so he built eWritable.

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