Kindle Paperwhite (2018)

9.1/10 AVG.
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9.1/10
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The Kindle Paperwhite (2018) currently has an Informr score of 9.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 15 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Screen Size
6"
Storage
8/32 GB
3G
No
Reading Time
-


What the Critics Are Saying...


Engadget

It provides an enjoyable reading experience with enough premium features to keep most literary lovers happy. Now, with the addition of Bluetooth/Audible and waterproofing, it’s even more useful and durable than before.

- James Trew, Engadget
SlashGear

Dollars for features, this is the Kindle that’s best matched to its price. The Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite both have a 6-inch display, but the Paperwhite is significantly sharper, waterproof, has at least double the data storage, and has built-in lights for dim reading environments.

- Chris Burns, SlashGear
Good E-Reader

It is the best Paperwhite they have ever released and it has a few things going for it. The Waterproof design will negate the possibility of ruining it with dropping it in the pool or spilling something on it. The flush screen and bezel make touchscreen interactions really precise and the inclusion...

- Michael Kozlowski, Good E-Reader
The Verge

The new Paperwhite, like the other Kindles before it, is the latest refinement of a formula that Amazon has been iterating on for more than half a decade now. And even if the latest improvements have been slow to come (Amazon’s nearest competitor, Kobo, has had waterproofing for years), it’s the gra...

- Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge
Mashable

The Kindle Paperwhite is the best value e-reader available. It has every feature you could ask for at a very reasonable price.

- Michael Nunez, Mashable


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Screen Size
6"

The Kindle Paperwhite (2018)'s screen size is 6 inches with 1080 x 1440 pixels resolution.

Backlight
Yes

There is a built-in backlight for reading in the dark.

Storage
8/32 GB

Internal memory is 8/32 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

3G
No

This model has no 3G wireless capabilities.

Reading Time
-

The e-reader is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery.

Kindle Paperwhite (2018) Specs

Overview
Release date November 7, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom, India
Networks
No cellular data
variations
SIM card Yes
Operating System Custom
Processor ARM Freescale 6SLL Cortex-A9 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8/32 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
Flightmode Yes
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity Unknown
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 42 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.8 x 11.7 x 0.8 cm (6.6 x 4.6 x 0.3 in)
Weight 191 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP X8
Display / Screen
Type Grayscale
Technology E-ink
Resolution 1080 x 1440 pixels
Pixel density 300 pixels
Size 6 inches
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Anti Glare Yes
Additional Display Features
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Page Turn Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Video Playback No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack No
Vibration Alert No
Content Formats Supported
Content Formats Supported AZW, AZW3, DOC, DOCX, GIF, HTML, JPEG, MOBI, PDF, PNG, TXT
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Critic Reviews


Engadget

Audible support and waterproofing improve on a winning formula

from Engadget

It provides an enjoyable reading experience with enough premium features to keep most literary lovers happy. Now, with the addition of Bluetooth/Audible and waterproofing, it’s even more useful and durable than before.

Read full review

It provides an enjoyable reading experience with enough premium features to keep most literary lovers happy. Now, with the addition of Bluetooth/Audible and waterproofing, it’s even more useful and durable than before.

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SlashGear

The perfect balance of cost vs value

from SlashGear

Dollars for features, this is the Kindle that’s best matched to its price. The Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite both have a 6-inch display, but the Paperwhite is significantly sharper, waterproof, has at least double the data storage, and has built-in lights for dim reading environments.

Read full review

Dollars for features, this is the Kindle that’s best matched to its price. The Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite both have a 6-inch display, but the Paperwhite is significantly sharper, waterproof, has at least double the data storage, and has built-in lights for dim reading environments.

Read full review

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Good E-Reader

Brings a number of notable features to the table

from Good E-Reader

It is the best Paperwhite they have ever released and it has a few things going for it. The Waterproof design will negate the possibility of ruining it with dropping it in the pool or spilling something on it. The flush screen and bezel make touchscreen interactions really precise and the inclusi...More

It is the best Paperwhite they have ever released and it has a few things going for it. The Waterproof design will negate the possibility of ruining it with dropping it in the pool or spilling something on it. The flush screen and bezel make touchscreen interactions really precise and the inclusion of Bluetooth for Audible audiobooks is really compelling.

Read full review

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The Verge

The new best-seller

from The Verge

The new Paperwhite, like the other Kindles before it, is the latest refinement of a formula that Amazon has been iterating on for more than half a decade now. And even if the latest improvements have been slow to come (Amazon’s nearest competitor, Kobo, has had waterproofing for years), it’s...More

The new Paperwhite, like the other Kindles before it, is the latest refinement of a formula that Amazon has been iterating on for more than half a decade now. And even if the latest improvements have been slow to come (Amazon’s nearest competitor, Kobo, has had waterproofing for years), it’s the gradual addition of genuinely great changes that make the existing hardware better to use.

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Mashable

The best e-reader for your money

from Mashable

The Kindle Paperwhite is the best value e-reader available. It has every feature you could ask for at a very reasonable price.

Read full review

The Kindle Paperwhite is the best value e-reader available. It has every feature you could ask for at a very reasonable price.

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Pocket-lint

Thinner, brighter, better

from Pocket-lint

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is still the best Kindle to choose. It gives you that important illumination over the basic model, without the cost of the Oasis. For many people, this will be the model to pick.

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The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is still the best Kindle to choose. It gives you that important illumination over the basic model, without the cost of the Oasis. For many people, this will be the model to pick.

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Expert Reviews

Exceedingly well read

from Expert Reviews

The 2018 Kindle Paperwhite is a fantastic e-reader. While the interface feels sluggish and dated in between books, this simplicity becomes a virtue once you start reading. With no distractions or eye strain there’s simply nothing to stop you getting lost in the story; not even that Achilles’ heel of the tech world: battery life.

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The 2018 Kindle Paperwhite is a fantastic e-reader. While the interface feels sluggish and dated in between books, this simplicity becomes a virtue once you start reading. With no distractions or eye strain there’s simply nothing to stop you getting lost in the story; not even that Achilles’ heel of the tech world: battery life.

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Tech Advisor

A small price increase but a ton of upgrades

from Tech Advisor

If you're looking for an eReader then the Kindle Paperwhite 2018 offers seriously good value for money - even with a small price rise. Amazon has expertly combined design, features and specs to create a sweet spot where the device is an excellent all-round performer. Unless you're looking for so...More

If you're looking for an eReader then the Kindle Paperwhite 2018 offers seriously good value for money - even with a small price rise. Amazon has expertly combined design, features and specs to create a sweet spot where the device is an excellent all-round performer. Unless you're looking for something cheaper or more luxurious, this is the eReader you should buy.

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Cnet

Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite has (a few) new tricks

from Cnet

While it costs a little more than the previous model and doesn't look much different, the new Kindle Paperwhite (2018) is more durable, fully dunkable, and ultimately a nice upgrade.

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While it costs a little more than the previous model and doesn't look much different, the new Kindle Paperwhite (2018) is more durable, fully dunkable, and ultimately a nice upgrade.

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ZDNet

Read in comfort at the pool or beach

from ZDNet

The new Kindle Paperwhite is a solid evolution in the Kindle ecosystem. Amazon did not just add waterproofing to the Kindle, but updated the design and offers customers more capability with it at a reasonable price.

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The new Kindle Paperwhite is a solid evolution in the Kindle ecosystem. Amazon did not just add waterproofing to the Kindle, but updated the design and offers customers more capability with it at a reasonable price.

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