What is a Kindle ?
A lot of Buyers are unaware of the Amazon’s Kindle. The best alternative to Books, I’ll explain it to You in less than a minute.
Kindle is a new generation electronic E-Book Reading device by Amazon which has a screen & a shape resembling to a book & could store more than thousand E – Books. Hence no need of Books which allocate spaces on your table, you just need a Kindle.
How Kindle is better than a Book ?
- No need of external light, Night or Day you can keep reading.
- Comfortable On-hand Reading, No hazzle of holding heavy books while you can carry the lightweight Kindle in single hand.
- Export and share notes. You can export notes & Highlights from a book to your e-mail.
- Free 3G – with this advantage Amazon will pay for your 3G connectivity plans. You can download n number of books online in easily readable PDF format.
|Model||Kindle||Kindle Paperwhite||Kindle Voyage||Kindle Oasis|
|Price, Discount & Offers||Best Buy||Best Buy||Best Buy||Best Buy|
|Built-in Light||No||Yes – 4 LEDs||Yes – 6 LEDs + adaptive light sensor||Yes – 10 LEDs for enhanced page consistency|
|Page Turns||Touchscreen||Touchscreen + page press||Touchscreen + page turn buttons|
|Resolution||167 ppi||300 ppi|
|Charging Cover||No||Included (Black, Walnut, Merlot)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G|
|Weight||5.7 oz (161 g)||Wi-Fi: 7.2 oz (205 g) Wi-Fi + Free 3G: 7.6 oz (217 g)||Wi-Fi: 6.3 oz (180 g) Wi-Fi + Free 3G: 6.6 oz (188 g)||Without cover Wi-Fi: 4.6 oz (131 g) Wi-Fi + Free 3G: 4.7 oz (133 g)|
|Dimensions||6.3″ x 4.5″ x 0.36″ (160 x 115 x 9.1 mm)||6.7″ x 4.6″ x 0.36″ (169 x 117 x 9.1 mm)||6.4″ x 4.5″ x 0.30″ (162 x 115 x 7.6 mm)||5.6″ x 4.8″ x 0.13-0.33″ (143 x 122 x 3.4-8.5 mm)|
|Storage||Holds thousands of books|
Here is the explanation,
Kindle vs Kindle Paperwhite vs kindle Voyage vs Kindle Oasis : Common Features
All Kindles have some common/shared features. With updation to the interface on all kindle devices, Amazon brought the bookerly font which has been designed specifically for the readability & clearness on Kindle devices.
The new typesetting engine brings a more book-like feel onscreen, accessing useful settings made easier through the streamline interface. You can also share books and excerpts with friends and colleagues on social media.
Amazon store for books is accessible to all the Kindles. The only drawback is you cannot buy books from elsewhere, the only option left with you Amazon book store. Don’t worry Amazon has the best range of titles and very competitive pricing.
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can also access the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, which lets you borrow one book a month from a catalogue of 600,000 eBooks.
You can share your eBooks with other members of your house, as all Kindles support Amazon’s Family Library. It lets you join two accounts together, so you can read each other’s books, plus you can add up to four child accounts to the pair of adults.
Let’s move our focus to the model specific features.
Amazon Kindle :
The budget Kindle costs $70 or $80 if you want it without lock-screen adverts (or, as Amazon describes them, ‘special offers’). The standard Kindle has a 6in touchscreen, a 1GHz processor and 4GB of storage, which is more than sufficient space to store thousands of books. Battery would last around four weeks per charge if you read for an half hour a day.
That said, if you bought a Kindle in the last three years and are tempted to upgrade, then the new Kindle isn’t worth the cash. The screen isn’t much better than the older models and it doesn’t feel as nicely made as them either. If you’re looking for an upgrade, then choose any of following.
Kindle Paperwhite :
The most latest Paperwhite is the 2015 model. With a lit display no worries about the light conditions, but has a sharper screen with 300 ppi. Same display used in the Kindle Voyage, which narrows the ground between the two models significantly. It’s currently available in Wi-Fi at just $110 or $120 if you want it without lockscreen adverts, or with 3G so you can buy books anywhere in the world without needing to find a Wi-Fi network.
The high-resolution screen is a huge boon, providing crisper text which is far more pleasing to the eye. The Paperwhite does pay a price for rendering this extra detail, with a reduced battery life of six weeks, rather than eight on the previous model.
The only thing the Paperwhite is still missing is an ambient light sensor to automatically adjust the screen lighting to match. It may not be the top model, with the Voyage below taking that spot, but this is the Kindle that most people should buy, with everything you need at a great price.
Kindle Voyage :
Amazon’s Kindle Voyage was the top model until the recent lauch of the Oasis, below. The Wi-Fi only model costs $200 with the 3G version a whopping $270. So what do you get for the extra cash? As with the budget Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite, the Voyage also has a 6in touchscreen display, but since the Paperwhite 2015 upgrade, its 300 pixels per inch is matched by the cheaper model. It is thinner and lighter than other Kindle models, but only just. You can turn pages by using the touchscreen or by squeezing the new ‘PagePress’ buttons on the side.
It also has 4GB of storage and similar battery life as the Kindle Paperwhite. Amazon claims both can last for six weeks on a single charge based on half an hour of reading with wireless off and the screen lighting set to 10.
Our favourite feature is that the light finally has an ambient light sensor, so it adjusts automatically to the lighting conditions. We were amazed at how much difference this made, especially as we rarely bothered to tweak the Paperwhite’s screen light manually except when reading in pitch black. If you read eBooks both at night and during the day, then the Voyage is a great buy, but there’s really nothing wrong with the cheaper Paperwhite.
Kindle Oasis :
The Kindle Oasis is Amazon’s first truly luxurious eReader, with a hefty $290 price to match, or an alarming £360 for the 3G version. It comes complete with a leather-fronted case, but that still makes it twice the price of a similarly-equipped Kindle Paperwhite. Amazingly though, it’s worth the extra cash if you’re a keen reader. It’s far lighter than any other Kindle at just 131g without its magnetic snap-on case, feeling practically weightless in use. The internal battery only lasts a couple of weeks but the case contains an additional battery, boosting this up to two months.
The screen has the same 300 pixels per inch as the Paperwhite and Voyage, and is front lit but has more LEDs, resulting in crisper, more consistent lighting. It’s beautifully designed and lovely to use, both with and without the cover. Amazon has brought back page turn buttons with the Oasis, so you don’t have to touch the screen except when navigating menus. Sadly, the ambient screen light sensor hasn’t made it across from the Voyage, but you do get an orientation sensor, so you can switch between reading left- or right-handed in an instant. It’s the best eReader ever and the one to buy if you can stretch to the price.
Which Kindle should you buy?
The new budget Kindle is good value for people buying an e-reader for the first time, but a pointless purchase for people considering upgrading from any old Kindle. Paperwhite is great value. Has an excellent touchscreen and light and is the best upgrade option for people with old Kindle models. It’s also our top pick even for those new to eReaders.
The Kindle Voyage is a refined version of the Paperwhite and now looks a little too expensive given the slight differences.Kindle Oasis, finally, is for those who use their Kindle a lot. Yes, it’s expensive, but it’s a genuine pleasure to use and own and it’s the Kindle to buy if you want the very, very best.