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SUPERNOTE NOMAD 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 RATTA SUPERNOTE A6 X2, 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 RATTA SUPERNOTE A6 X2 and the BIGME GALY.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the BIGME GALY and RATTA SUPERNOTE A6 X2

PRODUCTSUPERNOTE NOMADBIGME GALY
Specs & ratings infoRATTA SUPERNOTE A6 X2BIGME GALY
Okay
My Rating
Price (approx)$430
$699
Limited availability
ManufacturerRattaBigme
Release year20232023
SCREENSUPERNOTE NOMADBIGME 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
Frontlightβ¨―βœ“
Wacom compatibleβœ“βœ“
Buy
HARDWARESUPERNOTE NOMADBIGME GALY
CPU1.8GHz Quad-Core2.3GHz Octa-core
RAM4Gb6Gb
Storage32Gb128Gb
Battery2700mAh3000mAh
Super Refresh⨯⨯
Keyboard folio⨯⨯
Speakersβ¨―βœ“
Microphoneβ¨―βœ“
G-Sensorβœ“βœ“
Ceramic Tipβœ“β¨―
Bluetoothβœ“βœ“
Fingerprint scannerβ¨―βœ“
SD card slotβœ“βœ“
Rear cameraβ¨―βœ“
Front cameraβ¨―βœ“
Waterproof⨯⨯
USB-Cβœ“βœ“
Width139.2mm159.2mm
Height191.85mm181.5mm
Thickness6.8mm6.95mm
Weight266g320g
Buy
SOFTWARESUPERNOTE NOMADBIGME GALY
Operating systemChauvet (Android-based)Android 11
Google Play Storeβ¨―βœ“
Kindle supportβœ“βœ“
Handwriting searchβœ“β¨―
Handwriting conversionβœ“βœ“
Insert shapesβ¨―βœ“
Insert imagesβ¨―βœ“
Split screenβ¨―βœ“
Custom templatesβœ“βœ“
No. templates25+15+
Brush typesNeedlepoint, Ink Pen, Marker (More brushes in Paint app)Pen, Pencil, Brush, Ball Pen, Highlighter
Screen shareβœ“βœ“
ADE support⨯⨯
File formatsPDF, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, TXT, CBZ, FB2, XPSPDF, EPUB, EPUB3, DOC, DOCX, TXT, RTF, HTML, FB2, CBZ, CBR, OEB, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, TXT, ZIP
File formats (image)PNG, JPG, WEBPPNG, JPG, BMP
File formats (Audio)-WAV, MP3
Buy
BUYSUPERNOTE NOMADBIGME GALY
Where to buyRatta Supernote
Supernote EU (not UK)
Bigme Store
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
PRODUCTSUPERNOTE NOMADBIGME GALY

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

RATTA SUPERNOTE A6 X2 Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Fantastic substitute for a paper notebook
  • Ceramic stylus tips that never need replacing
  • Replaceable battery
  • Quick and easy navigation
  • Well-structured notebooks
  • Best handwriting search
  • Excellent after-sales service
  • Nice range of additional tools (Email / Calendar / Word Doc editor / Kindle etc.)
  • G-Sensor

Cons

  • Steeper learning curve
  • Notebooks not easily viewable on other devices when using third-party clouds
  • Partner app requires more work
  • No frontlight
  • No auto-synchronisation for 3rd-party clouds

The first e-ink tablet with a replaceable battery brings several enhancements to Supernote's already excellent product range.

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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