>>7592222 I have a 6s plus and it's okay for short reading. I mainly use it for the digital editions of The New Yorker to read the online stuff and various other news sources. It's decent size, but I wouldn't want to read anything of great length on it.
>>7592320 Kindles are actually pretty damn easy to read on, something about the special light in the screen or something. All I know is it doesn't strain my eyes like reading a monitor or phone, and I can have a lamp on and the glare doesn't go weird. I have a "Voyage" if that's relevant; gift from the wife.
>>7592675 I didn't know that really, I'm not great with technology. Can you explain what
>An e-ink page is an actual page with actual ink, just one that can magically change.
means? Like it's just a special screen isn't it? There's not literally ink? What makes it different from my monitor or phone? I can tell it's very different but I don't quite understand the why. The "front lit" thing makes sense though.
I currently have a quite strict reading schedule. I wake up, dress up and read the news on my computer while drinking coffee. Then I bring a book to read in the train, approximately one and a half hour morning and evening. I use my iPhone 6S to go again through the news during the lunch, and I don't use it to do anything else. In the evening, I still read for at least an hour before going to bed.
>>7592222 Read on my Galaxy on the bus, sitting or standing works fine. Recently finished Studies in Pessimism. Also sometimes read the university stuff I need for the lectures on the day. Only problem I have is that sometimes I accidentally go to the next page when I really wanted to scroll down(press on either of the screen to go to another page). It doesn't beat a physical book, but it's alright for what it is. Unless you have eye problems then I guess you might struggle and it would be AIDS.
I don't know, I don't think I could read anything remotely related to literature on a screen. I still happen to go through the news mainly on my computer in ther morning and on my iPhone 6S in the day, which besides would be useless. It's more a choice of convenience because a phone can be freely taken anywhere, is smaller than a newspaper and has a lot of interesting features (searching on Google, adjusting the font size, getting decent illustrations and so on) yet I wouldn't read a novel like that and I still carry on a book wherever I go. Usually I read while taking the train to work.
>>7592683 It uses pixels consisting of 'ink' that can change state if they get an electric charge: it turns black or white. Incidentally, that also means that it only uses electricity when the screen refreshes (when you flip a page for example), and that's why e-readers are incredibly efficient.
I have a lumia 926. Amoled screen, which means that when there's black the little leds don't turn on at all (or do so at the bare minimum.) Saves battery, and makes it efficient for reading with a white-on-black theme.
Problem is that all readers I've tried so far suck. Android has moonreader which is amazing. On the windows store the "best" I've found is fbreader, which is alright, but can't load epubs from the phone storage (neither does any other free app, btw), you have to upload your ebooks to a onedrive account, sign in from the app, and download them from there. Bit of a hassle.
I've read on an ipad, my phone (nexus 6) and currently have an ereader. They all work fine but for more than a few minutes I do prefer the ereader a lot. My problem with the ipad (old one) was that it is heavy, with the phone is that the format is too wide or too long (since they are in widescreen format) so paragraphs/sentences are broken and the flow isn't as nice.
Love my Kobo aura, it's perfect. >400+ library ready at any time >dat battery life because ereader >illuminated screen, great against reflections and night/indoor reading
shit op i read books on my tiny little iphone 5s and it's fine, ibooks just reformats the text to look good no matter ur page or lighting, plus the next version of ios (9.3) has nightshift mode too for comfier readings, bought to cop a 6s plus in a minute tho so i can read even more
>>7594577 see i also have a 5s but the battery on those models as well as 5 is a piece of shit and if i read on it and check out something online it lasts 3 hours tops. been thinking about buying ipad air 2 to read, but i also need to write my screenplays so i'll buy a laptop
>>7594635 i do as a matter of fact because i live in 2016 and i got that phone to use its potential. otherwise id buy the old flip phone with battery to last me a week.
next paragraph. i'll turn my cellular and wifi when i read but it still doesnt last too long. its old battery and i might replace it otherwise its a flawless phone that is responsive as the day i bought it
what do u think ibooks does brah? you think kindle is the only shit that has pages that turn? hell Preview on the make is the raddest pdf reader of all time because 1) it looks gorgeous as shit on a retina but more importantly 2) when you use a touch page you swipe the pages like a book, sooo comfy....but back to portable, of course ibooks have pages, but better than kindle iphone is backlit so u can turn off all the lights and get comfy in bed and read in the dark, reading by the fire might have been comfy but reading iphone in the dark wrapped in blanket is 21st century future comfy bro
>>7594664 call me pleb but not once i had a need for better cpu on 5s and its really likely i wont for two more years literally. if i fix the battery im good otherwise definitely because the size of it is perfect and im not going for any bigger smartphone in the future ever
sure i wished it was bigger for reading, but tablets are the solution for that. design of 6+ wouldnt help me, it would still be small and not quite sufficient
>>7594686 yeah i like the 5S size but they aren't updating the camera in the 5E so i'm gonna go 6S at least plus probably go 128GB so i can load up on itunes u classes with worried about going on data by accident
>>7594692 that must be comfy. im not that rich though, 128 is mad expensive 4 me still. im still trying to decide how could ipad air 2 help me. for things such as reading, music, streaming classes and docs seems great but then again i cant take pics without looking like a moron and its still not true OS
>>7592222 I read a lot in my phone. I found that the size mattered very little. I had an small xperia ray, have an xperia Z now, didn't change a thing. The brightness is very important : it has to be the lowest possible for your environnement. Black on white is the worst way to read, it is the most tiring. White on black it better, red on black is the best. The most comfortable way is in the complete darkness in the bed. The phone is very small and you have no move to do to turn a page. Set at the lowest brightness, the eyes receive dozen times less light than if you are reading a regular book in a normally lightened room.
I read half my books in my phone. I usually have a soft read in the phone (that can be read by short slices of time, with music, etc.) and a hard read at home (that require silence etc.). When I have to wait for any reason (bus, doctor, interview etc.) I just take my phone and read.
i don't get you guys. maybe it's because i'm old and grew up using desktops but i don't like using my phone for anything but calls or texts. sometimes i use the internet browser or maps on it for work related stuff, or looking something up real quick, but things like reading, browsing 4chan, playing games just doesn't feel good to me.
I'm an Indonesian, I can't english pretty well, I read recognitions and infinite jest alright, I can blend in literature? I am here hagag so tell me, am I lit yet? What to go from here? Btw I use colordict too hahag, I heard winds today in the morning rushing toward long and short stems mesmerized by the hauling green leaves whose sheer of rustling nearly beating the air in its coloring paradox of greens, sometimes brown but not wither, so tell me, am I lit yet? Haghsg
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