The cheapest Kindle is priced at under Rs. 6K and if you can spend extra then there is the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite that comes with a better screen resolution and in two variants Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi+3G, check this Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G review for more details.

The Kindle Paperwhite is upgraded version of the All new Kindle. This Paperwhite also features a 6 inch screen but comes with built in light and with 300 ppi resolution. Another unique thing is that you can choose from Wi-Fi only or with Wi-Fi + 3G variant.

The 3G is literally free, there are no extra charges and no monthly charges. This is the same 3G technology that you use on your smartphone. Now this 3G is integrated within the paperwhite and at the most you can use this unlimited 3G to download Kindle books from Amazon store.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite box pack

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Specifications

Screen : 6 inches Glare Free, touch screen, built in light
Resolution : 300 ppi
Connectivity options : Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + 3G
Storage : 4GB
Weight and dimensions : 217 grams (Wi-Fi + 3G), 169 x 117 x 9.1mm
Battery : Will lasts weeks, depending on your usage
Quality : Plastic body, curvy design, build and finishing very good, looks premium

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review

Performance

The Kindle Paperwhite is better as it comes with 300 ppi display – this is even more comfortable when compared with the basic Kindle. The first time setup process is the same, you need to register the kindle with your Amazon account.

If you already used a kindle before the books that you purchased / downloaded will be downloaded again in case you try to access them, they are stored on the cloud and whenever a new Kindle is used, it will show up on your new Kindle.

The screen (E-Ink display) comes with built-in light, screen is visible under direct sunlight, it feels like you are reading a newspaper. As far as the battery life is concerned, this Kindle Paperwhite will last for weeks.

Verdict

If you can spend extra and seriously love reading books (a lot of them) then the Kindle paperwhite is the best option however if you can extend your budget then there are two more Kindle models that you can opt for – Voyage and the Oasis.

The Paperwhite is best for those who travel a lot and read books while traveling with 3G on-board they will be able to download books on the move.

Rating 4.6 out of 5

You can buy this Amazon Kindle for Rs. 10,999 for Wi-Fi only and Rs. 13,999 for Wi-Fi+3G.

Published by Gogi Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in

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    1. Download Kindle app if you purchase Kindle books.

      Otherwise, convert PDF books to epub format online…and read them in any supported e-reader.

    1. bazels are good for a reader.
      it helps to hold better by any side.

      its not a smartphone that you will keep in pocket. so bazels doesn’t matter in this case.

    1. Download Kindle app if you purchase Kindle books.

      Otherwise, convert PDF books to epub format online…and read them in any supported e-reader.

    1. bazels are good for a reader.
      it helps to hold better by any side.

      its not a smartphone that you will keep in pocket. so bazels doesn’t matter in this case.

      1. I agree and i do. But, you can use the same kindle app in a big tab and use it for multi purpose, isn’t it??!!
        Yes, major issue with prolonged usage might be the weight of the tab and the eye strain(may be reading mode can help!)

        1. Kindle App can also be installed on mobile, but you missed that when a DEVICE has multi purpose use, you would defiantly get distracted by all the notifications and buzz.

        2. Depends upon the kind of reader you are. If you are someone who reads around 40 books a year, you will need a dedicated e-reader instead of a multi-purpose device like tablet. And no, reading mode on tabs is merely a bluelight filter and can’t by any means be compared with the eink display of kindle. Eink display on Kindle is closer to physical paper than to a lcd/amoled panel on tablet.

          So for which kind of readers a tablet is more appropriate: 1)For those who are casual and occasional readers; 2) For those whose reading mainly comprises of PDFs; 3)For those who read comics or books with colourful pictures(as of now, there is no colour display kindle available.

        1. Amazon kindle is a ebook reader, you are comparing with tablet that is completely different gadget. For a book reader, its the best gadget out there. Still you want to compare it with android tablets, Its like saying bike is better than a car.

      1. I agree and i do. But, you can use the same kindle app in a big tab and use it for multi purpose, isn’t it??!!
        Yes, major issue with prolonged usage might be the weight of the tab and the eye strain(may be reading mode can help!)

        1. Kindle App can also be installed on mobile, but you missed that when a DEVICE has multi purpose use, you would defiantly get distracted by all the notifications and buzz.

        2. Depends upon the kind of reader you are. If you are someone who reads around 40 books a year, you will need a dedicated e-reader instead of a multi-purpose device like tablet. And no, reading mode on tabs is merely a bluelight filter and can’t by any means be compared with the eink display of kindle. Eink display on Kindle is closer to physical paper than to a lcd/amoled panel on tablet.

          So for which kind of readers a tablet is more appropriate: 1)For those who are casual and occasional readers; 2) For those whose reading mainly comprises of PDFs; 3)For those who read comics or books with colourful pictures(as of now, there is no colour display kindle available.

        1. Amazon kindle is a ebook reader, you are comparing with tablet that is completely different gadget. For a book reader, its the best gadget out there. Still you want to compare it with android tablets, Its like saying bike is better than a car.