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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
alaScore 99

2765 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2765 reviews of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are generally positive. The screen and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the storage, and many are less positive about the reliability.

performance, usability, screen, portability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Amazon Kindle Paperwhite


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on People are impressed by the reliability. The design also gets good opinions, but the size and usability get less positive reviews.

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portability, usability, size

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Amazon All-New Kindle Paperwhite (Both 2012 and 2013 versions with 6" Display and Built-in Light) Case Cover, FYY® Ultra Slim Magnetic Smart Cover CasAmazon All-New Kindle Paperwhite (Both 2012 and 2013 versions with 6" Display and Built-in Light) Case Cover, FYY® Ultra Slim Magnetic Smart Cover Cas

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Raymond Wong (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review


I used to read a lot of books. Physical books printed on paper and bound up. I love the feel of the spines, the cover designs, and even the musty smell used books have when you buy them from hole-in-the-wall book shops.

Kindle Fire 8.9-inch and Front-lit Kindle eReader launching soon?

May, 2014

Expert review by: (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G Review (2013): Good just got much better!


In our quest to digitise practically anything and everything, Amazon isn't making it any easier for physical books to stay relevant as the company has just launched the brand new version of the Kindle Paperwhite in India. Ebooks were priced dearly in...

So is this the best ebook reader you can buy right now? Absolutely! Should the existing first-gen Kindle Paperwhite users consider upgrading to the new Kindle Paperwhite? Not really. Sure, the new Paperwhite offers improved display, faster speeds and...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Wired (

The Pagemaster


The new Paperwhite isn't a huge leap forward compared to Amazon's first model. But unlike the smartphone world where marginal updates are supplemented with features no one will actually use, the Paperwhite's incremental updates are actually useful. Are...

Amazon continues to improve its e-ink screen and lighting features, which are nearly on par with an ecosystem that can’t be beat. The Page Flip feature is a fantasy-book reader’s wish come true with quick access to maps without losing your place

Still no ability to create multiple accounts for adults reading the same book

Oct, 2013


Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite


Amazon's Kindle kicked off the e-reader and tablet phenomenon and continues to reign supreme today. Many thought dedicated e-book readers would die out with the introduction of the iPad a couple of years ago, but sales remain strong. With the Kindle...

Bright, high contrast screen ; Front light ; Battery life (2-8 weeks) ; Improved touch interface ; USB charging

DRM book selection ; Non-compatible with other e-book stores ; No expanded storage or microSD

Oct, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (Wi-Fi)


The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite ($119 direct) is a spectacular ebook reader for the price, thanks to its new capacitive screen and superior, integrated lighting. It also features a sleek, soft-touch design in handsome black, with a much-improved home...

Crisp edge-lighting. Sharp new fonts. Fast, smooth, touch-based UI. Improved home screen. Robust content ecosystem

Ads cost $20 to remove. No more headphone jack

The Wi-Fi-only Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is our favorite ebook reader, thanks to its bright, even edge-lighting and a number of other refinements, and it's a much better buy than the 3G version.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G


Once Barnes & Noble introduced the Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight , the first E Ink-based ebook reader with edge lighting, it was only a matter of time before Amazon responded. Enter the Kindle Paperwhite 3G ($179 direct), an edge-lit version of last...

Crisp edge-lighting. Sharp new fonts. Fast, smooth, touch-based UI. Improved home screen. Robust app ecosystem

Ads cost $20 to remove. No more headphone jack. 3G version costs as much as 7-inch color tablets

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G offers always-on connectivity, bright, even edge-lighting, and numerous other improvements, but it's simply too expensive. The Wi-Fi-only version is a better buy.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (

Kindle Paperwhite review


I was looking forward to the review of the Kindle Paperwhite for one simple reason: I would finally have an excuse to read more. You see, in the hectic day-to-day of running The Verge, I simply don't get enough time to read books. Sure, I joined our...

Terrific looking display ; Amazon's ecosystem is outstanding ; Performance is snappy

Opting out of ads costs money ; No charger included ; 3G option is pricey

Amazon's fastest, most feature-packed e-reader hits a crowded market with a few new moves under its belt

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Anna Attkisson (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite


Amazon's new E Ink e-reader features a bright backlight for nighttime reading, plus an improved user interface and parental controls.

Bright backlight; Long battery life; Lightweight elegant design; Improved user interface; Parental controls

Uneven backlighting ; Power adapter not included; 3G option expensive

Click to EnlargeWith soft but bright backlighting, a higher-res display, an improved user interface, and, of course, Amazon's capacious library, the Kindle Paperwhite 3G is a highly evolved e-reader. We're not fans of the $179 price tag just for 3G...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Cory Gunther (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review


Amazon's Kindle Fire has been the star of the show as late, but we can't forget they have a huge hand in the eReader world. Amazon isn't ready to leave their bread and butter behind and with that we have the all new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite , the first...

Overall what's not to like here? You get an improved experience across the board with a better, crisper, clearer display, the option to read in any lighting situation, and all of this for only $119. While they've dropped the original Touch down to $79,...

Sep, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: David Carnoy (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (special offers)


Editors' note: On September 3, 2013, Amazon announced an upgraded version of the Paperwhite that will begin shipping by September 30. It replaces the 2012 model reviewed below.

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