Amazon Kindle Comparison – Choose the Right E-Reader for You

This article shows the main feature and differences of Amazon Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage and Kindle Oasis.


As Richard Steele said, reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. That’s how important reading is for our human beings. After Amazon Kindle came out, it becomes much more convenient for people to read everywhere with this handy e-reader instead of a thick heavy book. But some people may still be concerned about the reading experience as the tactile of paper is quite different from an electronic device. Actually the Kindle is not like other tablets as it is made especially for reading. The e-ink display is honestly incredible, and it doesn’t have harsh screen light that may harm eyes after long-time reading. Amazon has released several different models and this article will compare them with each other to help you find the right one for you.

Detailed Features of All Kindle Models

Kindle

Main Features: Good budget, lightweight, long battery life, enough storage

The basic Kindle model has all the fundamental essentials that an e-reader needs. It has weeks of battery life, and a 4GB storage that allows readers to store thousands of e-books. It weighs 5.7 ounce and has a 6 inch touchscreen, so it won’t take too much space or extra weight when taken around in the bag. The resolution is not high compared to other models; neither does it have backlight. But other than these shortages, it is still good for casual readers. Not like other tablets, all Kindles have an e-ink screen with hand-built fonts that are similar to what you see in a real book, and the Kindle eliminates direct sun glare which makes reading outside more comfortable. It is a good choice for casual readers who only read at home with Wi-Fi available and who want to save budget, as it doesn’t have 3G connection.

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite vs Kindle: High resolution, built-in lit, 3G connectivity

As the next step up from the basic Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite is no doubt the best-selling model. It has a much sharper display with 330 ppi resolution for a distinguishable crisper test which makes it feel more like a physical book. Unlike the back-lit tablets that bring eyestrain when used in the dark, Kindle Paperwhite has built-in front light that help you read comfortably in any light without the need to turn on the lamp. The Paperwhite has two versions, one with Wi-Fi only and the other has Wi-Fi + 3G network cost $70 more.

Kindle Voyage

Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: thinner and lighter, adaptive front light, PagePress sensors

Kindle Voyage is the ultimate version of the previous two Kindles with similar design. So what makes this version cost more money? The Voyage is thinner and lighter than the Paperwhite but only just. What makes it special is that it adds the PagePress sensors that react to a subtle increase of pressure and provides a haptic response only your thumb can perceive. Besides that, it also has the adaptive front light feature which can adjust brightness for more comfortable reading experience in more circumstances. The Voyage also comes with Wi-Fi only version and Wi-Fi + 3G version.

Kindle Oasis

Kindle Oasis vs Kindle Voyage: longest battery life, page turn buttons, more LED lights

Kindle Oasis is the most advanced and the most expensive e-reader of all. The design is different from the other versions with a tapered design that help readers to hold it more easily. It also brings back the page turn buttons so readers can either use it or the touch display. The Oasis comes with a front case that can provide more battery life than the internal battery does alone. It also has more LED lights to enhance the reading experience. If you are a keen reader and don’t concern the money, this is definitely the best e-reader you should have.