iPhone 6 Plus as dedicated eReader???

Downs2011

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Mar 7, 2013
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Okay so I'll start by saying that these past few weeks with my 6 plus have been amazing to say the least. I have enjoyed the larger screen and extended battery life compared to my 5s. Since September 19th, this has been my primary device for web surfing, email, YouTube, gaming, note taking, reading, camera, and any other means of communication that I've needed. With that said, I would really like to continue to use my 6 plus for serious reading on the kindle app. I just want to know if anyone else has had to make the decision to use their new 6 plus for daily reading vs a kindle eReader for example. I have a kindle voyage pre ordered, but I'm not sure if it is really worth having while I already have an iPad and now the 6 plus for reading. I would appreciate any feed back especially if you own an e-ink device as well as an tablet/smartphone.
 

mikethebigo

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May 25, 2009
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Although I don't have any direct experience with this, I would think that you should just install the Kindle app and see if it works for you. Everyone has different tastes.
 

*KID*

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Sep 16, 2014
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Boston, MA
I have the nook - primarily read on the T ride to work. I stopped using that and am using my 6plus however I like the ibooks app much better than the nook app because you can scroll the pages VS having to swipe the pages - making it much more one hand friendly for me when reading - most of the time I'm standing and only have one hand free. I really don't need my nook anymore unless the book selection differs which I haven't really compared.
 

Night Spring

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Jul 17, 2008
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Why don't you download the Kindle app on your 6 plus and see how it goes? And then when the Kindle voyage comes, use that for a while and compare. I believe there is a return period, right? Whether or not you find a separate ereading device worth it is totally up to personal taste. For instance, me, I just can't stand a eink screen. But others swear eink is the best thing ever. So you just have to try it yourself. Others' experience isn't going to help you in this case.
 

myscrnnm

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Sep 16, 2014
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Seattle, WA
I keep the Nook and Kindle app on my iPhone so I can read occasionally. But if I'm reading for prolonged periods, such as novels, I still use a dedicated e-reader (Sony PRS-600). There's just too much eye strain, and I would rather use my battery life elsewhere when I'm on my smartphone.
 

Surf Monkey

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Oct 3, 2010
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Nothing, and I mean nothing, beats e-ink for sustained reading except paper. Period. Do NOT cancel your Voyage order. You'll love it. Having a dedicated e-reader is the best. No distractions, no eye strain, completely "transparent" interface in terms of usability. I love my Paperwhite. I use it more than any other device I own and I have well used iPad, iPhone, MacBook and MacPros. My Voyage will be here in a couple weeks. Can't wait.
 

eneisch

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Jul 11, 2008
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I generally read my Kindle Books on my iPhone while on the go and my iPad when at home. I also have a Kindle Paperwhite and use that mostly for a very specific purpose, which is reading outside. In the summer (or on vacations) I like to read by the pool or outdoors. In this case the Kindle is superior. Reading the iPhone in direct light is tough, but the kindle looks like a sheet of paper.
 

impulse462

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Jun 3, 2009
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Nothing, and I mean nothing, beats e-ink for sustained reading except paper. Period. Do NOT cancel your Voyage order. You'll love it. Having a dedicated e-reader is the best. No distractions, no eye strain, completely "transparent" interface in terms of usability. I love my Paperwhite. I use it more than any other device I own and I have well used iPad, iPhone, MacBook and MacPros. My Voyage will be here in a couple weeks. Can't wait.
Agree. If you want a seriously dedicated e-reader, and lcd screen won't work. I just ordered the cheapest kindle to use for only reading purposes and I never looked back.