ONYX BOOX Darwin 5 E Book Reader

ONYX BOOX Darwin 5 E Book Reader

ONYX BOOX Darwin 5 E Book Reader


ONYX BOOX Darwin 5 is a device for reading electronic books with the latest "electronic paper" E Ink Carta screen and built-in MOON light+ system with color temperature control and the SNOW Field function. The reader has outstanding technical specifications: a high-performance 4-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. The Android operating system thanks to its rich set of programs allows you to open text files of almost every format and to configure settings of the text for more comfortable reading. In addition, the device supports network libraries. Connecting to the Internet via Wi-Fi, you can get access to hundreds of thousands of free books with a convenient search by title, author, genre or series.

Screen lighting

The MOON Light+ technology enables one to use the device in the dark or under poor lighting conditions. When this function is in use, soft luminescence of the screen comfortable for reading in dark rooms is being generated. It also has a color temperature control.

Capacitive Multi-touch screen

The 6" E Ink Carta display has a lighter base and higher contrast than any other scrrens of this type. It makes the text readable in bright sunlight and has a high rate of a screen refresh. The absence of shimmering light and the principle of image formation with the E Ink method makes reading comfortable for your eyes. A capacitive Multi-touch screen enables easy controlling while reading a document: scrolling, zooming, making notes in the text and using additional functions.

High performance

A dual-core processor with 1.2 GHz clock rate and 1 GB of RAM ensures comfortable work with difficult documents. And 8 GB of nonvolatile memory and a microSD-slot supporting memory cards up to 32 GB allows the user to store up to 35000 books.

Format support

The BOOX software allows the user to open files of various text and graphic formats. When reading you can change font style and size, disposition of pages, insert bookmarks, add your own fonts and zoom documents at your will.

Built-in dictionaries

Darwin 5 has pre-installed English-Russian and Russian-English dictionaries. Want to translate an unknown word? Just touch it!

ONYX BOOX Darwin 5 allows the user to write personal software using the potentials of the Android 4.4 platform.

Smart cover

The kit comes with a smart cover which not only provides effective protection of the screen, but when closed turns automatically the device to sleep mode.

Continuous work

Low power consumption of E Ink displays and battery capacity of 3000 mAh provides up to a month of autonomous work.

Language support

The BOOX allows the user to read documents in different world languages. Amongst them there are such languages as Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Swedish, Chinese, Japanese and many others. 

Package Contents:

  • ONYX BOOX Darwin 5 ereader
  • User manual
  • Smart cover
  • USB cable
  • Power adapter 220 V
  • Warranty card


Display 6", E Ink Carta, 16 levels of grey, contrast ratio 14:1, 758 × 1024 dots, capacitive Multi-touch screen
Lighting MOON Light+
Processor 4-core, 1.2 GHz
Internal memory 8 GB
Expansion slot For micro SD/microSDHC cards
USB interface microUSB
Supported file Text: TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, FB2.zip, MOBI, CHM, PDB, DOC, DOCX, PRC, EPUB
Graphic: JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Others: PDF, DjVu
Wireless interface Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Battery Polymer Li-ion, 3000 mAh
Operating system Android 4.4
Size 6.7 x 4.6 x 0.34 in (170 × 117 × 8,7 mm)
Weight 6.42 oz (182 g)
Warranty period 1 year

Note: Since a part of the Flash memory size is system software, the portion available to the user is less than the total size of the memory chip.

The device is designed primarily for reading electronic books, but has some additional features which are defined by the installed software. For example, the current firmware has functions such as calendar, dictionary, access to the Internet, and others.