Amazon Kindle PaperWhite

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite


The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite has been introduced after the Amazon Paperwhite e-book reader that has had a few iterations over the years. Though, there are no much changes with the Amazon Paperwhite e-book reader in the way they look. It features a 300 ppi display with a high resolution same as in Oasis that could manage to stick to its price of Rs.8230.

The most basic Kindle from Amazon is available at Rs.5090 with a sharper screen and has a built-in light. The high-end Kindle Oasis earned the top spot, but the mid-range Kindle Paperwhite has many strengths that make it strikingly similar to its higher-end counterpart. In general, there is not much difference found between the Kindle Paperwhite and the Oasis. But after a rigorous test performance, the built-in quality and the software have shown a slight difference between these two e-books.


Amazon clearly feels the Paperwhite design is almost on to be a winner. Because it has barely altered the blueprint since the first-generation version that was introduced in 2012. It’s made of matte, soft-touch plastic with a huge grip and it’s narrow enough to hold in one hand comfortably. There’s still a fairly chunky bezel surrounding the display, and while this would often be a negative on tablets, it’s actually more of a positive with devices like this as it gives your fingers somewhere to rest.

The 2015 Kindle Paperwhite really is a pleasure to hold and it’s light enough at just 205g for the Wi-Fi version and 217g if you want 3G. Some page turning buttons is the only thing the Paperwhite can do with. While the Voyage benefited from the nifty new PagePress haptic feedback system, the Paperwhite requires all navigation to be done via the touchscreen.

Now, the touchscreen is fine, sensitive, responsive and we never found ourselves repeatedly tapping it to get the response. But it still doesn’t function quite as good as the dedicated buttons.


Design of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite has been the best among the Amazon’s other e-book because of its display and screen. It was found to be extremely easy to read and navigate through its menus on this device. There are no physical buttons to operate the eBook reader and only tapping the screen to access a secondary menu bar will do. This secondary menu bar can be used to view search functions and return to the homepage. The general tasks like scrolling through pages seem simple, fast, and free of the noticeable shutdown.

There wasn’t any problem with book formatting in our testing. Chapter titles and text breaks were properly set as soon as an eBook finished downloading. In addition, the straightforward reading interface cleanly lays out text and provides options for functions like text search and highlighting.

The Paperwhite has standard hardware and software features found in comparable eBook readers. You can adjust screen brightness levels and access public library collections and subscriptions to major newspapers. As with past Amazon Kindles, you can pay an extra fee during the checkout process to disable sponsored lock-screens.

This Kindle has a notably stellar display that’s virtually identical to the one on the higher-end Kindle models. Its specifications include a 1448 x 1072 display with a pixel density mark of 300 ppi. The screen performed phenomenally during our hands-on testing, rendering sharp blacks and greys. Onscreen text is similarly smooth with virtually no pixelation on individual letters. For comparison, the best e-Readers rely on displays that reach the 300 ppi mark. Budget and entry-level e-readers top out at around 167 ppi, which is still perfectly usable.

Battery Life:

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is a device which can supposedly last for weeks on a single charge. However, that’s an estimate which seems to assume you don’t read for a long time each day and don’t leave data connections on. That means it certainly doesn’t seem lacking in life. As an example, after my first three days of use, it went from a full charge to a half full indicator and it doesn’t get more precise than that.

That doesn’t mean you can only expect a week out of it though. In order to test the Paperwhite out the screen was inevitably on a lot of the time. The brightness was also more than half way up at all times, Wi-Fi was switched ON most of the time or otherwise, 3G was ON.

With more typical use of around thirty minutes to an hour for reading each day, but leaving Wi-Fi on and the screen at half brightness, it was able to last roughly two weeks on a single charge. That’s not too bad and it seems fairly comparable to the first generation Kindle Paperwhite, despite the fact that this one has a far sharper screen. Keep Wi-Fi off and Amazon reckons you can get up to six weeks out of it, which isn’t totally unbelievable.


The new typesetting engine and Bookerly font are great additions to the Kindle Paperwhite. Now they have been added to the Kindle Voyage, basic Kindle, and previous generation Kindle Paperwhite too. So they’re not really reasons to choose this over any other Kindle or to upgrade this.

That leaves the improved 300ppi screen as the main upgrade and it’s really a big one, making text and images sharper than ever. If you read a lot then there’s a chance that you’ll spend more time looking at this screen than your phone. This says that the display and screen are sharp and clear. The upgrade puts on the sharpness of the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite giving the buyers the best reason to opt it.

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