Amazon's thinnest, lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet, with a sleek, modern design so you can read comfortably for hours. Features Amazon's signature 300 ppi, glare-free Paperwhite display, laser-quality text, and twice the storage of the previous generation. Plus a single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours
The thinnest, lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet—with a flush-front design and 300 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight.
Now waterproof, so you’re free to read and relax at the beach, by the pool, or in the bath.
Enjoy twice the storage with 8 GB. Or choose 32 GB to hold more magazines, comics, and audiobooks.
Now with Audible. Pair with Bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to your story.
I am an avid reader and have always leaned towards Nooks since I prefer B&N over Amazon. My local library has started using the Libby platform for digital book borrowing and the easiest way to read them is in the Libby app or on a Kindle. On top of that, I travel often since I am a destination photographer so I really wanted something small, lightweight and waterproof. This checks all those boxes for me! It fits into all of my purses, big or small. It is truly light as a feather. The sage green is super pretty and the soft feel of the backing is easy to grip. It is easy to adjust the lighting and add books from the Libby app.
-Battery Life (I read at least an hour every day and only put it in lock/sleep mode rather than shutting it all the way off. Only needs a charge every week or two!
-B&W (loved my nook color. Didn’t think I’d mind the BW but I really do judge books by their cover haha)
-Lock/unlock button is on the bottom. I wish it was on the top right. I have been using this for weeks and still reach up there to put it to sleep. I rest the bottom of it on things when reading usually and thankfully haven’t hit the lock button while reading.
-Only includes the charging cord, not the plugin. So annoying. So stupid. Thankfully it doesn’t need a charge every day so I just swap it out with my Apple Watch cord when it needs a charge.
-Lack of covers/cases. I hated all of the ones I saw online (and I searched for days. I just wanted something sleek and preferably white/cream/neutral but no luck. I have no case or screen protector on it and don’t feel it truly needs one like an iPad does.
-Can’t transfer Nook books to Kindle.
-Would be nice to select a genre for the ads so I can get promotions that actually apply to what I read haha. (Side note—the ads are only when your Kindle is locked so they are not bothersome at all. They’re like a screensaver.)
-Pretty slow/laggy. For how expensive it is, it should have a more responsive screen. For instance, it takes more effort than it should to scroll/tap/highlight/etc. Sometimes I have to tap something like “add to list” five times before it responds. Makes highlighting sections a challenge as well.
-Should be half the cost, IMO.
Overall, I highly recommend it. I plan on purchasing one for each of my parents for Christmas and possibly my husband as well!
i haven't read a book for pleasure since i was in high school (im a college grad now.) i bought this and have finished 8 books in 2 weeks! it's so lightweight, the charge lasts FOREVER (like a week - week and a half without charging) and i can't go anywhere without taking it with me. its easy to clean with a cloth, and i feel like i dont need a screen protector or case on it since its just rubber and plastic. download the libby app and use your library card to get free books (i don't have kindle unlimited or anything but why pay for books when the library is free????) highly recommend!
Love it. Perfect for reading in the pool worry free on your float. The fact that this is water proof was THE deciding factor for me. Good batterie life. Just like reading a paper book with no glare. No complaints here.
The Kindle is great! Don't get me wrong I still like my physical books, but once I discovered I could borrow digital books from local libraries and port them to my Kindle, I really saw the value in it.
I bought the kindle paperwhite to replace the kindle we purchased years ago, because we wanted one that could be used in the sunlight. We have not been disappointed. I would strongly recommend this kindle to anyone who is having trouble reading in sunlight.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about portability, size, usability and durability. Editors are less positive about reliability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 92/100 = Excellent quality.
CNETRating, 4.3 out of 54.3David Carnoy on July 6, 2015
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2015 review: The Goldilocks e-reader?The third-generation Paperwhite now sports the Kindle Voyage's high-resolution display, but otherwise looks and costs the same as the previous model.
The VergeRating, 4.5 out of 54.5Dieter Bohn on June 23, 2015
Review: the new Kindle Paperwhite is the best e-readerThere's a new Kindle Paperwhite out, and it's just like the old one except for a high-resolution screen. Nobody was really expecting it to happen: after all, before this update, Amazon had a pretty
Kindle Paperwhite review (2015): our favorite e-reader gets even betterThis is the third Paperwhite in as many years, and Amazon finally upgraded it with a high-resolution 300ppi screen. The rest of the changelog is pretty short, but that doesn't really matter; a great display combined with Amazon's web of content
Tom's GuideRating, 4 out of 54.0Ilyse Liffreing on October 31, 2018
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite ReviewWhile it lacks the fancy page buttons and smart backlight of the Voyage , the $119 Paperwhite impresses with the same 300-ppi screen, and is certainly the best E Ink e-reader on the market in its price range. While the upgrades are impactful, keep
A:Answer1. The ads are just placed on the main lock screen. You won’t have any intrusive ads while you’re reading.
2. The regular Kindle has no backlight or touch control. Paper white adds the backlight for reading in the dark and a swipe gesture to control your page turning.
3. No iPhone necessary, just an amazon account to route books through.