2017/10/18

Selecting the Right Kindle


Core Features of Amazon Kindle

Books can only be purchased from Amazon
All Amazon Prime members have access to Kindle Owners' Lending Library
Prime members also have access to Prime Reading Service
Access to Amazon's Family Library (which means you can share your eBooks with other members of your household

Which Model Should I Choose?

Budget Kindle starting at $79.99



Comes with:
  • 6" touchscreen
  • 1GHz processor
  • 4GB of storage
  • Two weeks battery life per charge


Kindle Paperwhite from $119.99




  • Optional 3G connectivity
  • 300 pixels per inch
  • Available in Wi-Fi
  • Available without lockscreen adverts with 3G $170


Kindle Voyage from $199.99




  • Thinner and light with PagePress buttons and ambient light sensor
  • Choose between Wi-Fi or 3G
  • 6" touchscreen
  • 300 pixles per inch
  • Use PagePress to turn pages
  • Six weeks battery life is used for half an hour a day with wireless off and screen lighting set to 10
  • Ambient light sensor, adjust automatically to the lightning conditions


Kindle Oasis from $249.99





  • 3G version
  • Waterproof
  • The lightest of all other Kindles weighing in at 131g without its case
  • Battery last a couple of weeks
  • Included case boosts battery life by up to two months
  • Now with Audible, listen to the world's largest library of audiobooks
  • 300 pixels per inch
  • Front lit with more LEDs


Best overall Kindle

First eReaders should opt for the basic Kindle, but a worthless buy for those wanting a better upgrade.  The Kindle Paperwhite comes out the best choice and value, with its touchscreen and light, for anyone wanting to upgrade their old Kindle.

For those avid Kindle eReaders the Kindle Oasis is the best choice, if you're looking for the best model it comes out on top.

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