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MOBISCRIBE WAVE vs BIGME GALY: Which e-ink tablet is best?

This page was created to explore the similarities and differences between two e-ink tablets; the MOBISCRIBE WAVE, and the BIGME GALY.

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 MOBISCRIBE WAVE and the BIGME GALY.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the BIGME GALY and MOBISCRIBE WAVE

PRODUCTMOBISCRIBE WAVEBIGME GALY
Specs & ratings infoMOBISCRIBE WAVE
Okay
BIGME GALY
Okay
My Rating
Price (approx)$285
$699
Limited availability
ManufacturerMobiscribeBigme
Release year20232023
SCREENMOBISCRIBE WAVEBIGME GALY
Screen typeCartaGallery 3
Screen size7.8"8"
Screen resolution (B/W)1404 x 18721440 x 1920
Screen density (B/W)300dpi300dpi
Colourβ¨―βœ“
(Gallery 3)
Screen resolution (Colour)n/a1440 x 1920
Screen density (Colour)n/a300dpi
Frontlightβœ“βœ“
Wacom compatibleβœ“βœ“
Buy
HARDWAREMOBISCRIBE WAVEBIGME GALY
CPU1.5 Ghz Quad-core2.3GHz Octa-core
RAM4Gb6Gb
Storage64Gb128Gb
Battery2500mAh3000mAh
Super Refresh⨯⨯
Keyboard folio⨯⨯
Speakersβœ“βœ“
Microphoneβ¨―βœ“
G-Sensorβ¨―βœ“
Ceramic Tip⨯⨯
Bluetoothβœ“βœ“
Fingerprint scannerβ¨―βœ“
SD card slotβ¨―βœ“
Rear cameraβ¨―βœ“
Front cameraβ¨―βœ“
Waterproofβœ“β¨―
USB-Cβœ“βœ“
Width148.3mm159.2mm
Height193mm181.5mm
Thickness8.1mm6.95mm
Weight0g320g
Buy
SOFTWAREMOBISCRIBE WAVEBIGME GALY
Operating systemAndroid 12Android 11
Google Play Storeβœ“βœ“
Kindle supportβœ“βœ“
Handwriting searchβœ“β¨―
Handwriting conversionβœ“βœ“
Insert shapesβœ“βœ“
Insert imagesβœ“βœ“
Split screenβ¨―βœ“
Custom templatesβœ“βœ“
No. templates50+15+
Brush typesPencil, Fountain Pen, PaintbrushPen, Pencil, Brush, Ball Pen, Highlighter
Screen shareβœ“βœ“
ADE support⨯⨯
File formatsPDF, EPUB, TXT, FB2, AZW3, MOBI, PRCPDF, EPUB, EPUB3, DOC, DOCX, TXT, RTF, HTML, FB2, CBZ, CBR, OEB, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, TXT, ZIP
File formats (image)PNG, JPGPNG, JPG, BMP
File formats (Audio)-WAV, MP3
Buy
BUYMOBISCRIBE WAVEBIGME GALY
Where to buyMobiScribe
Amazon DE
Amazon US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
Bigme Store
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
PRODUCTMOBISCRIBE WAVEBIGME GALY

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

MOBISCRIBE WAVE Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Small
  • Lightweight
  • Inexpensive
  • Waterproof (IPX7)
  • Frontlight
  • Speakers
  • Decent native note-taking app
  • Handwriting search
  • Handwriting-to-text conversion

Cons

  • Small canvas size
  • Sunken screen
  • Stylus (see below)
  • Screen size limits reading capabilities
  • Not as 'snappy' as more premium tablets

The Mobiscribe Wave is compact, lightweight, portable and inexpensive. In addition, it is one of the few E-ink writing tablets that is waterproof.

BIGME GALY Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • 300PPI
  • 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

  • Expensive
  • Small screen
  • Sluggish performance
  • Steeper learning curve
  • Software and apps not as refined as competitors
  • No search within notebooks

The Bigme Galy is the first e-ink tablet to use e-ink's latest Gallery 3 colour screen technology. However, performance is sluggish and not really ready to compete with tablets that use the older Kaleido 3 colour screen tech.

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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