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What is the difference between the Boox Page and the Boox Leaf2 e-readers?

Boox has recently released the Page – a 7″ e-reader which seems to be a natural successor to the Leaf2.

On paper, both devices look to be very similar, so in this article, I want to highlight the differences between them.

Similarities

But first, what are the similarities?

Both the Page and the Leaf2 are 7″ monochrome e-readers, with a screen resolution of 1264×1680 and a pixel density of 300dpi.

They both have a storage capacity of 32Gb, which can be expanded via the MicroSD card slot.

They have a built-in frontlight (with warmlight), speakers, a microphone, a g-sensor, Bluetooth, Wifi, touchscreen, and page-turn buttons. In addition they both run on Android 11.0 and have (virtually) the same firmware.

Finally, both e-readers have the same physical dimensions.

Differences

Now, let’s take a look at the differences…

The processor on the Page has double the number of cores (an octa-core CPU, compared to the Leaf2’s quad-core). It also has 3Gb RAM compared to the Leaf2’s 2Gb. This squares to better performance during more intensive tasks.

The battery on the Page also has a slightly higher capacity than the Leaf2 (2300mAh compared to 2000mAh). However, this is unlikely to mean better battery life because the more powerful processor will use up more power – in fact, it could mean poorer battery life but I cannot be 100% sure as I haven’t yet carried out any tests.

The Page has a metal chassis, which means that it can snap magnetically to its specially-made folio – the Leaf2 attaches mechanically to its cover. This does mean that the Page (195g) is heavier than the Leaf2 (170g/185g).

In terms of price, at the time of writing, the Boox Page is $250 USD and the Boox Leaf2 is $200 USD, so there is a $50 price difference. In addition, the Page is currently only available from the official Boox Store, whereas the Leaf2 is available from other outlets, such as Amazon. However, I expect the Page to be available via other channels over the next few weeks.

Boox Page vs Boox Leaf2

PRODUCTBOOX LEAF2BOOX PAGE
Specs & ratings infoBOOX LEAF2
Not yet rated
BOOX PAGE
Not yet rated
My Rating
Price (approx)$200
$250
ManufacturerOnyx BooxOnyx Boox
Release year20222023
SCREENBOOX LEAF2BOOX PAGE
Screen size7"7"
Screen density (B/W)300dpi300dpi
Colour
Screen density (Colour)n/an/a
Frontlight
Buy
HARDWAREBOOX LEAF2BOOX PAGE
Storage32Gb32Gb
Super Refresh
Speakers
Microphone
G-Sensor
Bluetooth
SD card slot
Waterproof
Page Turn Buttons
Width137mm137mm
Height156mm156mm
Thickness6mm6mm
Weight185g195g
Buy
SOFTWAREBOOX LEAF2BOOX PAGE
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 11
Google Play Store
Kindle support
ADE support
File formatsPDF, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, CBZ, CBR, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, DJVU, CHM, ZIPPDF, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, CBZ, CBR, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, DJVU, CHM, ZIP
File formats (image)PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMPPNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP
File formats (Audio)WAV, MP3WAV, MP3
Additional notes--
Buy
Where to buyBoox Store
Boox Store
PRODUCTBOOX LEAF2BOOX PAGE

Use the comparison table to compare the e-readers. Note that there are two versions of the Leaf2 – the Black version has a flush screen and is heavier than the white version.

Verdict

For general reading, there really isn’t an awful lot of difference between the Boox Page and the Boox Leaf2.

Where the Page really excels is when carrying out more intensive tasks, such as web browsing.

So, if you are only looking for an e-reader, the Leaf2 would perhaps be a better choice (although I would hold off for a little while because it is likely to fall in price a little more over the coming weeks). If you are looking for a more multifunctional 7″ Android e-reader, then it is definitely worth spending the extra $50 on the Page.

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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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