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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd Gen, 2015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12987 reviews of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd Gen, 2015). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. People really like the price and size. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the storage and reliability.

usability, portability, screen, size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd Gen, 2015) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd Gen, 2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1142 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd Gen, 2015) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk.

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-FiKindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd Gen, 2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd Gen, 2015) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and screen are overall positive. The performance and durability are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed comments on the price and usability. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kindle Paperwhite 3G, 6" High Resolution Display with Built-in Light, Free 3G + Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers [Previous Generation]Kindle Paperwhite 3G, 6" High Resolution Display with Built-in Light, Free 3G + Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers [Previous Generation]

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Séamus Bellamy (techhive.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (3rd generation) review: The best e-reader for the buck

 

It's not Amazon's most expensive e-readery, but it delivers the best value of any e-reader.

High-resolution display ; Evenly distributed backlight ; Comfortable to hold for long reading sessions

Content protected with DRM technology ; Does not handle PDFs or other content-rich file formats well ; "With special offers" models display ads on their lock screens

Despite the fact that its display lighting levels are adjustable, the latest Paperwhite lacks the ambient light sensor that would enable it to automatically adjust its luminosity according to ambient conditions. It’s also worth mentioning that if...

Nov, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Malarie Gokey (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2015 review

 

Amazon's 2015 Paperwhite is second only to the Voyage, but its bright, high-res screen and rich library of ebooks will win the heart of any voracious reader.

Bright, high-res screen looks great ; Amazon offers a huge selection of ebooks ; Comfortable to hold while reading

Limited to Amazon’s library ; Not waterproof

You really can’t go wrong with a Kindle. The 2015 Paperwhite is second only to the Kindle Voyage, which has a slightly better screen and physical buttons, for those of you who don’t want to touch the screen to turn the page. The Paperwhite is less...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) review

 

If you liked Amazon's last Paperwhite e-reader, you'll like the 2015 version a little more.

Amazon has improved on last year's excellent Paperwhite e-reader with the sharper, higher resolution screen found in the step-up Kindle Voyage. A smattering of new features enhance Amazon's already best-in-class content ecosystem. The built-in light...

The HD screen is an upgrade but doesn't make a huge difference; an AC adapter isn't included (just a Micro-USB cable for charging). The ad-free version costs $20 more.

The Kindle Paperwhite gets an HD screen, and while it isn't as big an upgrade as you'd think, it's a welcome addition, incrementally enhancing the Kindle reading experience.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Kindle Paperwhite review (2015): our favorite e-reader gets even better

 

This is the third Paperwhite in as many years, and Amazon finally upgraded it with a high-resolution 300ppi screen. The rest of the changelog is pretty short, but that doesn't really matter; a great display combined with Amazon's web of content makes...

Lovely, high-res screen ; Long-lasting battery ; Snappy page flips and scrolling

Base model includes ads ; Notmany design tweaks over the last generation ; Amazon's ecosystem isn't for everyone

This is the third Kindle Paperwhite in as many years, and it's the first to bring a dramatic upgrade -- that mostly lovely screen -- into the fold. While the total package isn't as whiz-bang impressive as its cousin the Voyage, it's still easily the...

Jul, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Timothy Torres (pcmag.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

 

Thanks to a sharper display, faster performance, and the same affordable price, Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite is the best ebook reader you can buy.

Affordable.Sharp, bright screen. Improved performance. Excellent interface. Cloud-based storage. Vast ebook store.

No adaptive backlight, waterproofing, or audiobook support.

Amazon Store and Conclusions The Kindle Store is still the ruler of the roost in the ebook space, and that seems unlikely to change any time soon. So if you want the best ebook selection available at the best prices, you will probably want to go with...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Review: the new Kindle Paperwhite is the best e-reader

 

There's a new Kindle Paperwhite out, and it's just like the old one except for a high-resolution screen. Nobody was really expecting it to happen: after all, before this update, Amazon had a pretty...

High-resolution screen ; Great battery life ; Huge book selection

No adaptive backlight ; Not waterproof ; DRM

Jun, 2015

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: K. T. Bradford (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) review

 

The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite improves upon last year's model but doesn't break what worked. Sporting a high-quality display, even light, comfortable design, and speedy performance, it's a good value at $120.

Comfortable design ; Excellent display and reading light ; Great software offerings and book extras ; Speedy performance

Base price includes advertising ; No microSD card slot ; DRM and file format restrictions lock you to Amazon

The Kindle Paperwhite isn’t a huge upgrade from the first generation, and it didn’t need to be. Amazon improved on all of the issues that critics called out last year, and added some great software features on top of that. The high-quality display,...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review

 

Amazon's added some great new features to its popular Kindle line by focusing on what it does best: providing a great reading experience.

Great front-lit displayExcellent contrastUseful new software

Less comfortable to hold than the NookStarting price includes adsNo expandable storage

Left to right: the Kindle Paperwhite and the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight.

Sep, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Kindle Paperwhite review

 

Just in time for the 2012 holiday buying season, Amazon has unveiled a slew of new Kindle tablets and e-book readers. Among them is the Kindle Paperwhite, the company's first self-illuminated e-ink reader, and its direct competitor to Barnes & Noble's...

The Kindle Paperwhite boasts the best screen we've seen to date on an e-ink e-reader. The built-in light is great for nighttime reading, and the touch screen is a notch above the competition. Amazon's e-book selection remains best in class. Battery...

It could be a tad lighter, an AC adapter isn't included (just a Micro-USB cable for charging), and there's no memory expansion slot. The ad-free version costs $20 more.

With an excellent built-in light and Amazon's best-in-class e-book selection, the Kindle Paperwhite rises to the top of the e-reader pack.

Sep, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Ilyse Liffreing (tomsguide.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

 

While it lacks the fancy page buttons and smart backlight of the Voyage , the $119 Paperwhite impresses with the same 300-ppi screen, and is certainly the best E Ink e-reader on the market in its price range. While the upgrades are impactful, keep in...

Sharp display ; New font and advanced typesetting ; Improved parental controls ; Expanded storage

Power adapter sold separately ; No audio port

The all-new Kindle Paperwhite retains the great features of its predecessor, but sports a sharper screen and advanced typesetting that makes reading easier than it ever has been.

Jul, 2015

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Headphone Out:No / Yes