The kindle reader is one of the most popular choices for e-book reading. By virtue of its convenience in carrying and profoundness in reading, it has beaten over various traditional books and became the mainstream of reading. There are currently four models of Kindle offered by Amazon: the refreshed, 2016 version of the Kindle, the Kindle Paperwhite, the Kindle Voyage and the Kindle Oasis. Now let’s dig out the performance of them and find out the best Amazon kindle.
Amazon Kindle (2016) (from £56.99)
The latest version of the Kindle is 11% thinner and 16% lighter than the previous model, comes in both White and Black, and includes Bluetooth audio so you can listen to an audio version of the on-screen text through headphones or a speaker. It is a touchscreen device and comes with built-in Wi-Fi meaning you can connect to the internet to update your books, however, designed with no illumination. Compared with the former one, its storage has also doubled from 2GB to 4GB, meaning you can fit a whole lot more e-books. Also, its new reading feature–Export Notes allows you to export highlights and notes from your kindle to your email that will be sent as a PDF.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (from £104.49)
The big difference between the Paperwhite and the regular Kindle is the illuminated display. Illumination means its lightening shines across the display so you can see the words. This feature allows you to read in low light or the dark, ideal for reading in a tent. Its 6-inch E Ink Carta display offers 300dpi and has better contrast than the regular Kindle, which means whites are brighter and blacks are deeper. Also, it is a touchscreen device which comes in Wi-Fi and further 3G options. With its 3G feature, you can connect it to the internet all the time. Due to the special offer, it comes at 4 types and their prices are varied.
Amazon Kindle Voyage (from £169.99)
Amazon Kindle Voyage share many similar features with Paperwhite yet comes at a much higher price. It is more compact than most other Kindles and its screen is sharper than the standard Kindle. Designed with the same 6-inch Carta E Ink display with 300dpi and illumination and being available for Wi-Fi or 3G as well, it further differentiates itself in its adaptive function which allows it to change automatically to suit the environment.
Amazon Kindle Oasis (from£269.99)
Amazon Kindle Oasis share many similarities with Voyage and Paperwhite in screen size, display, and supports for wifi/3G. The biggest difference in contrast with them comes at its price—the highest among the four. In addition, it is the lightest and slimmest Kindle which supports one-handed use. Except the two-week battery life on its own it still comes with a battery cover in the box that will provide an extra seven weeks use, which makes it the most durable one.
On top of these, Amazon Kindle Voyage is the most competitive one when thinking comprehensively. Yet if you are a traveler lover and care less about the price, Oasis can be your best choice.