Boyue T62+ Android eReader Has a Carta E-ink Screen, Costs $118

The Boyue t61 was a very adequate Android ereader when i reviewed it last September, and this Chinese ereader maker improved on it when they released the T62 a couple months later.

And now Boyue has released another new model, this time with a Carta E-ink screen. Banggood.com is now selling the Boyue T62+ for $118 with free shipping.

Boyue T62+ Android eReader Has a Carta E-ink Screen, Costs $118 e-Reading Hardware

Like its immediate predecessor, the Boyue T62+ runs Android 4.2 Jelly bean on a dual-core 1GHz Rockchip CPU with 512MB RAM and 8GB internal storage. It sports a 6" Carta E-ink screen with a touchscreen, frontlight, and a screen resolution of 1024 x 768. This ereader also has Wifi, a microSD card slot, and a headphone jack.

In fact, just about the only way that this ereader differs from the older T62 is in the screen. The plus model has the newer generation Carta screen, while the older model has a Pearl E-ink screen.

On a technical level the Carta screen is whiter and has a higher contrast, but on a practical level the quality of the screens can vary a lot. The Carta screen can be better, but as we saw with the Pocketbook Ultra it is possible for a device maker to screw things up and produce a Carta E-ink screen which is grayer, fuzzier, and noticeably lower quality than a Pearl E-ink screen.

You can find the Boyue T62+ on Banggood for $118. That's the same price as what they were asking for the older T62, and given that you can install Android apps I think it's a good value. This ereader does not have Google play, though.

If you don't want to order from China, you can find the T62+ on eBay for $135 and on Amazon for a much higher price. The older T62 is also available in Europe under the Energy Sistems brand.

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5 Comments

  1. anothername29 March, 2015

    If I was in the market, this is what I’d get, though I’d wait for reviews. My only fear is that the device would be defective on arrival, and so I’d have to deal with returns. But it contains so much more functionality than a Kindle or a Kobo…

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  2. noel4231 March, 2015

    Hi

    This ebook looks very promising. I am looking for one now, so i cant wait for some review. Bty, you can get it for 109 dollars at aliexpress: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Boyue-T62-8G-Dual-Core-6-Inch-WIFI-Android-Ebook-Reader-Dimensions-160x123x8-5mm-e-book/32296232198.html

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    1. Nate Hoffelder31 March, 2015

      Thanks! That’s a better price.

      Reply
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