Nook GlowLight 3 review

5.7/10 AVG.
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5.7/10
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The Nook GlowLight 3 currently has an Informr score of 5.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Screen Size
6"
Storage
8 GB
3G
No
Reading Time
25 hours


What the Critics Are Saying...


PCWorld

While its crisp 300-dpi display and physical page turn buttons make the Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight 3 a pleasure to read with, its suspect build quality, lackluster performance and inferior selection of reading material make it hard to recommend.

- Séamus Bellamy, PCWorld
Tom's Guide

The Nook GlowLight 3 is functional, but it suffers from a half-baked interface, a general lack of speed and some features that just don't work.

- Marshall Honorof, Tom's Guide
Good E-Reader

Surprisingly Barnes and Noble released a fairly good e-reader in 2017. The physical page turn keys that do different things, depending on what type of digital content you are reading is a boon. I also dig the raised Nook home button. The comfortlight is the biggest selling point, it really mutes the...

- Michael Kozlowski, Good E-Reader


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Screen Size
6"

The Nook GlowLight 3's screen size is 6 inches with 1072 x 1448 pixels resolution.

Backlight
Yes

There is a built-in backlight for reading in the dark.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

3G
No

This model has no 3G wireless capabilities.

Reading Time
25 hours

The e-reader is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Battery life is rated for up to 25 hours reading time according to Barnes & Noble's.

Nook GlowLight 3 Specs

Overview
Release date November 8, 2017
Regions available USA
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Operating System Unknown
Processor Freescale 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
Flightmode Yes
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity Unknown
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Reading Time Up to: 25 hours
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 17.6 x 12.7 x 1 cm (6.9 x 5 x 0.4 in)
Weight Unknown
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Grayscale
Technology E-ink
Colors Unknown
Resolution 1072 x 1448 pixels
Pixel density 300 pixels
Size 6 inches
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Anti Glare Yes
Additional Display Features Scratch-resistant
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Page Turn Key Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Video Playback No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack No
Vibration Alert No
Content Formats Supported
Content Formats Supported BMP, EPUB, GIF, JPEG, PDF, PNG
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Critic Reviews


PCWorld

A good e-reader trapped in a flawed device

from PCWorld

While its crisp 300-dpi display and physical page turn buttons make the Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight 3 a pleasure to read with, its suspect build quality, lackluster performance and inferior selection of reading material make it hard to recommend.

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While its crisp 300-dpi display and physical page turn buttons make the Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight 3 a pleasure to read with, its suspect build quality, lackluster performance and inferior selection of reading material make it hard to recommend.

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Tom's Guide

A step backward

from Tom's Guide

The Nook GlowLight 3 is functional, but it suffers from a half-baked interface, a general lack of speed and some features that just don't work.

Read full review

The Nook GlowLight 3 is functional, but it suffers from a half-baked interface, a general lack of speed and some features that just don't work.

Read full review

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Good E-Reader

Great reading experience

from Good E-Reader

Surprisingly Barnes and Noble released a fairly good e-reader in 2017. The physical page turn keys that do different things, depending on what type of digital content you are reading is a boon. I also dig the raised Nook home button. The comfortlight is the biggest selling point, it really mutes...More

Surprisingly Barnes and Noble released a fairly good e-reader in 2017. The physical page turn keys that do different things, depending on what type of digital content you are reading is a boon. I also dig the raised Nook home button. The comfortlight is the biggest selling point, it really mutes the bright white display and helps make it more muted/orange when reading late at night.

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