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Boox Note Air 2 vs Note Air 1 VS Note 5 vs Note 3- Specs Comparison

The Onyx Boox Note Air 2, Note 5, Note Air 1 and Note 3- four similar but also different 10.3″ Android eink tablets with note-taking capabilities. Because of their similarities it can be difficult to choose which one to get. I hope the specs comparison table below will help you in your decision making process-

Specs Note Air 2 Note Air Note 5 Note 3
Launch Date October 2021 September 2020 October 2021 September 2020
Price $499 $419 $569 $479
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Screen 10.3" HD Carta glass screen with flat cover-lens 10.3 " E ink HD Carta screen with AG glass flat cover-lens 10.3" HD Mobius flexible Carta screen with flat cover-lens 10.3 " E ink Mobius flexible screen with AG glass flat cover-lens
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PPI 227 227 227 227
OS Android 11 Android 10 Android 11 Android 10
CPU 4x2Ghz & 4x1.8Ghz Octa-core 1.8 Ghz 4x2Ghz & 4x1.8Ghz Octa-Core
RAM 4 GB LPDDR4X 3 GB LPDDR4X 4 GB LPDDR4X 4 GB LPDDR4X
Storage 64 GB UFS 2.1 32 GB eMMC 64 GB UFS 2.1 64gb UFS 2.1
Battery 3000 mAh 3000 mAh 3000 mAh 4300 mAh
Frontlight Yes Warm & Cold Yes Warm & Cold Yes Warm & Cold Yes Warm & Cold
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
WiFi 2.4GHz + 5GHz 2.4GHz + 5GHz 2.4GHz + 5GHz 2.4GHz + 5GHz
Connect USB-C w/ OTG USB-C w/ OTG USB-C w/ OTG USB-C w/ OTG
Audio Speaker & Mic Speaker and Mic Speaker & Mic Speaker and Mic
G-Sensor Yes Yes Not Sure No
Fingerprint Sensor No No Yes Yes
Weight 418g 420g <380g 378g
Dimensions 229.4 × 195.4 × 5.8 mm 229.4 × 195.4 × 5.8 mm 249.5 x 176.5 x 5.8mm 249.5 × 177.8 × 7.1 mm
Color Navy Blue Navy Blue Black Black

Note Air 2 VS Note Air

The main changes here are the RAM and internal storage along with the OS upgrade from Android 10 to 11. Also the firmware 3.2, but that will come to the Air 1 soon enough. In my opinion it’s not worth the $500 if you already have the 1 but it’s nice that new buyers get the option to choose the 2 or the now cheaper Note Air 1.

Note5 vs Note 3

It’s interesteing that they both weight the same even though the battery on the 5 is 1300mAh smaller than the 3. I guess its more about the thinness because the Note 5 is slimmer at 5.8mm compared to 7.1mm on the 3.

Note Air 2 VS Note 5

The predecessors of these two devices used to be quite different (Air and 3) but now that the Ram and storage of the Air 2 has been upgraded. And with the reduction of the Note 5’s battery (which made it as slim as the Air) they’re almost the same with very little differences– the main one being the design.

For future genertions it’d be better for Onyx Boox to combine the best features of these two and put it in a NovaAir-like body (that thing is simply beautiful) – with the same color please. This will make things less confusing to buyers especially when the eink color (Kaleido 3 probably) versions come out.

That’s just my opinion though; what do you guys think?

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