Written by Thomas

Compare the Pocketbook Touch Lux 4, Touch HD 3, and Inkpad 3

At first glance, the different e-readers from PocketBook look pretty similar. But when you look closely, there are definitely some differences. The Touch Lux 4 starter model has a memory card reader. The Touch HD3 is waterproof and has Bluetooth support. In contrast, the Inkpad 3 is faster and has a larger and sharper screen. In this article, I'll discuss the differences between the PocketBok e-readers.

PocketBook Touch Lux 4

6-inch E-ink screen | Not water-resistant | 8GB of storage space
119,-
no longer available
  • Thanks to the compact 6-inch screen, you can easily take the Touch Lux 4 with you when traveling.
  • Expand the storage with a memory card of up to 32GB to store tens of thousands of books.
  • The PocketBook Touch Lux 4 doesn't have SMARTlight.

PocketBook Touch HD 3

6-inch e-link screen | Waterproof | 16GB of storage space
159,-
in stock
  • This e-reader is waterproof, so you can take it with you to the edge of the pool without any worries.
  • Store over 15,000 books on the 16GB storage.
  • Thanks to Bluetooth, you can enjoy your audiobook with wireless headphones.
  • The HD screen isn't as sharp as the Inkpad 3's Full HD screen

PocketBook Inkpad 3

7.8-inch e-ink screen | Not water-resistant | 8GB of storage space
229,-
in stock
  • Thanks to the large and sharp Full HD screen, the letters of your e-book are extra legible.
  • Thanks to 1GB RAM, you can quickly scroll through the menu and your books.
  • You can expand the storage capacity of the Inkpad 3 to 32GB with a memory card.
  • The Inkpad 3 isn't water-resistant.

Comparison PocketBook Touch Lux 4, Touch HD 3, and Inkpad 3

Touch Lux 4 Touch HD 3 Inkpad 3
Screen size 6 inches 6 inches 7.8-inch
Water-resistant No Yes No
SMARTlight No Yes Yes
Storage capacity 8GB (7000 books) 16GB (15,000 books) 8GB (7000 books)
Sharpness HD HD Full HD
Internal memory 512MB 512MB 1GB

Design

Lux 4

Touch Lux 4: compact starter model

The PocketBook Touch Lux 4 has a 6-inch HD screen. This is about as large as a postcard. This means you can easily take the Touch Lux 4 with you in your bag. Do you have trouble with the touchscreen? Use the buttons to turn the page or scroll through the menu. At the bottom of the Touch Lux 4 is a memory card reader. You can use an SD card to expand the storage capacity or easily transfer books to the e-reader.

HD 3

Touch HD 3: waterproof and Bluetooth

The PocketBook Touch HD 3 is also compact, thanks to the 6-inch HD screen. Weighing only 155 grams, you can easily hold this e-reader for a long time. The Touch HD 3 is waterproof, so kids playing in the pool won't be a threat. This model also has buttons to scroll through the book. Thanks to Bluetooth, you won't get the cord of your headphones tangled up when enjoying an audio book.

Inkpad 3

Inkpad 3: 7.8-inch Full HD screen

The Full HD screen of the PocketBook Inkpad 3 displays your e-books in razor-sharp detail. Because the 7.8-inch screen is relatively large, you don't have to turn pages as often. Compared to other PocketBook models, it's notable that the Inkpad 3 isn't water-resistant, so be careful when you're sitting by the pool. Thanks to the buttons underneath the screen, you can also easily flip through your book when you don't really know how to use the touchscreen.

User-friendliness

Touch Lux 4: compact, but no SMARTlight

The PocketBook Touch Lux 4 has an 8GB storage capacity. You can easily store 8000 e-books on it. Thanks to the memory card reader, you can even expand the storage to 32GB. With 512MB RAM, you can scroll through the menu and pages pretty fast. The Touch Lux 4 doesn't have SMARTlight to adjust the brightness and color temperature of the screen to your liking.

Touch HD 3: 15,000 books and SMARTlight

Thanks to the 16GB of memory, you can store over 15,000 e-books on the Pocketbook Touch HD 3. As with the Aqua 2, you can't expand the storage capacity of the Touch HD 3. But because of the large storage capacity, you probably won't need to. With the 512MB RAM, you can flip through the menu and your books fairly quickly. With SMARTlight, you can adjust the brightness and color temperature of the screen to your liking.

Inkpad 3: SMARTlight and quick responses

On the 8GB storage of the Pocketbook Inkpad 3, you can store more than 8000 e-books. The e-reader also has room for a memory card. That means you can expand the storage to 32GB, letting you store over 30,000 books more. Thanks to the large 1GB RAM, you can quickly flip through the menu and your book. The Inkpad 3 also has SMARTlight, so you'll always be reading with the brightness and color temperature of your preference.

Conclusion

A big difference between the PocketBook e-readers is the water resistance. You can safely take the Touch HD 3 with you to the pool, but the Inkpad 3 and the Touch Lux 4 aren't waterproof. Just like the Touch 4, the Touch HD 3 is nice and compact and easy to take with you. In contrast, the Inkpad 3 is faster and has a larger and sharper screen. Thanks to SMARTlight, your eyes are less strained on the Touch HD 3 and the Inkpad 3.



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