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New OASIS better than older Oasis.
« on: February 08, 2017, 10:49:10 PM »

Story so Far ...
Ive purchased new Kindle Oasis on 2nd January 2017. Im not very technical person and doesnt have knack for spotting subtleties on electronic devices. Once the oasis have arrived Ive done all the basic check as suggested by KBoard.

I was happy using it until my fried arrived and pointed out the anomalies in oasis. Ive talked to Amazon help desk and they send me new device.

New Oasis arrived ...
New device has very different build quality. Cover is very soft, grainy, leathery like and much thicker than old one. Oasis is very white and light is evenly spread across screen. Screen is full flat and even. Buttons click with tactile feel.

I wonder ...
I wonder if Amazon sells different quality of devices? Share your experience.

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Re: New OASIS better than older Oasis.
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 03:42:56 AM »
Story so Far ...
Ive purchased new Kindle Oasis on 2nd January 2017. Im not very technical person and doesnt have knack for spotting subtleties on electronic devices. Once the oasis have arrived Ive done all the basic check as suggested by KBoard.

I was happy using it until my fried arrived and pointed out the anomalies in oasis. Ive talked to Amazon help desk and they send me new device.

New Oasis arrived ...
New device has very different build quality. Cover is very soft, grainy, leathery like and much thicker than old one. Oasis is very white and light is evenly spread across screen. Screen is full flat and even. Buttons click with tactile feel.

I wonder ...
I wonder if Amazon sells different quality of devices? Share your experience.


I'm confused by your question. The new one is fine, right? So, is there a problem? If there is, tell Amazon; if not, be happy! :) And don't worry about whether anyone else does or doesn't have a problem as their problem isn't yours. :D

Practically speaking, EVERY MANUFACTURER sells different quality devices. They may not mean too, but it is cost prohibitive, in most cases, to inspect EVERY unit for 100% consistency. If that's what you want, you need to buy only handmade items made by a master craftsman. Which is not really going to happen with technology. ::)
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Re: New OASIS better than older Oasis.
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 11:56:07 AM »
I wonder if Amazon sells different quality of devices? Share your experience.

I'm with Ann in that I doubt they do it deliberately, but it's probable that different runs of covers are slightly different, and from posts here it's obvious screens can be different. If I'm remembering right that you're the Oasis buyer who reported a defective raised bezel, that's was just plain a manufacturing defect.

Good for you in sending the defective one back and getting one that pleases.

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Re: New OASIS better than older Oasis.
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2017, 08:47:20 PM »
Interesting. Could you take pictures of the two devices and post pics of what you see as different? My experience through the years is that the models device to device are very similarly made and consistent.
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Re: New OASIS better than older Oasis.
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017, 03:27:03 AM »
Just want to share. I bought Oasis cover (Walnut color) and just delivered this afternoon. My original cover is black. Comparing them side by side, I found the new one is thicker and more weight compared to the black one. The leather is different (which I already predict), the walnut is like silky, while the black one is black dove. The weight difference is quite noticeable, you can feel it right away the difference when you pick up the kindle with the cover attached.

Not sure whether this is normal difference between black and walnut, or possibly Amazon improved their QA.