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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd Gen, 2015)

We have collected and analyzed 53 expert reviews and 12997 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 87/100 and users rate it 92/100. The average review date is Oct 8, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 134617 reviews from other E-book Readers. The alaScore™ for this product is 97/100 = Excellent. Last update: Nov 24, 2017.

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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

Nov, 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. People are impressed by the size and screen. The performance and durability also get good feedback. Opinions about the price and usability are mixed, and 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]

Nov, 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: Scott McNulty (techhive.com)

Kindle Paperwhite review: Ebook reader gets warmer, faster

 

The new Kindle Paperwhite is like the old one, but with a better backlight and upgraded software.

Lights itself with even, warm lighting ; Improved page-flipping mode

No physical page-turn buttons

I love tablets, but dedicated E Ink-based ebook readers still have a lot going for them. They’re unsurpassed in bright light, free from distractions, and don’t cause eye strain like a backlit LCD screen can. If reading plain text on a blank page is...

Oct, 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

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: No
Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Color

Color of product:Black

Design

Color of product:Black / White
On/Off switch: Yes

Display

Backlight display:No / Y / Yes
Color:N / No
Diagonal:6
Display Diagonal:6
Display Resolution:1024 x 758 / 758 x 1024
Gray scale levels:16
Resolution:1024 x 758
Technology:E Ink / E Ink Carta / E Paper
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery life (max):1008 / 1344 / 1440
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Type:Lithium Polymer
Continuous reading time:15
Power source type:Battery

Features

Dictionary: Yes
Languages support:CHI (SIMPL), DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, POR
Menu languages:Multi
MP3-player: No

File formats

Audio formats supported: No
Document formats supported:AZW, AZW3, DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / AZW, AZW3, DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, TXT / AZW, AZW3, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / AZW, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, TXT / AZW, DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / AZW, DOCX, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, PDF, TXT, HTML, DOC / AZW,AZW3,DOC,DOCX,HTML,MOBI,PDF,PRC,TXT / AZW3, AZW, DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, PNG / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG / GIF, BMP, JPG, PNG / GIF, JPG, PNG
Video compression format: No
Video formats supported:Not supported

Memory

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal memory:2
Internal storage capacity:2 / 4
Memory capacity (e-books):1000 / 1100

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-10 - 45

Other Features

Battery Type:Lithium Polymer

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: No
AC adapter included:N
Cables included:USB
Charger: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
Data network:3G / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, HSPA+ / No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / Y
Interface Type:USB 2.0
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B / USB Type-A
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Battery life (max):1008 / 1344 / 1440
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous reading time:15
Power source type:Battery

Processor

Processor frequency:1000

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Battery Type:Lithium Polymer
Built-in camera: No
Dictionary: Yes
Internal memory:2
Languages support:CHI (SIMPL), DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, POR
MP3-player: No
On/Off switch: Yes
Power source type:Battery
Resolution:1024 x 758

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.358 / 6.65
Height:0.358 / 0.394 / 6.65
Weight:7.23 / 7.27 / 7.51 / 7.65 / 7.83
Width:4.61