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Amazon Kindle Touch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6426 reviews of Amazon Kindle Touch. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and performance are generally positive. The size and portability are also appreciated, but there are some critical opinions about the durability. The reliability and price get mixed opinions.

usability, portability, size, performance, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Amazon Kindle Touch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Amazon Kindle Touch


alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Touch from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Comments about the design and usability are generally positive. The performance and size also get good views, whereas opinions are divided on the portability.

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Amazon Kindle Touch


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Touch from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other eReaders on

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

This summary is based on the products: Kindle Touch 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display by AmazonKindle Touch 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display by Amazon

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (

Amazon Kindle Touch review


Amazon's first touchscreen reader isn't a revolution, but it's certainly enough to keep the company at the forefront of the e-reader market.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (

Kindle Touch Review: Finally, a Touch E-reader for Amazon


The Kindle Touch (Wi-Fi + 3G) is the flagship of Amazon's Kindle e-reader line. The addition of touch navigation aligns Amazon's Kindle with its competition, but a few debatable interface and physical design choices reduce my enthusiasm for this...

Only e-reader with a 3G version ; Easy to page through books with left or right hand

Menus are awkward

Though the Kindle Touch brings Amazon up to speed with other e-readers, its hardware and software offer little in the way of imagination and useful innovation.

Nov, 2011

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : John Falcone (

Amazon Kindle Touch 2011 review


Here it is, folks, the Kindle we at CNET have been wanting for a while: a $99 e-ink e-reader with a touch-screen interface in a smaller, lighter body and that does away with the integrated keyboard of its predecessor while retaining extras like audio...

The Kindle Touch is a compact, lightweight, and affordable e-book reader with an e-ink touch screen. It offers access to a massive catalog of books, magazines, newspapers, and audiobooks via's familiar online store, as well as to online...

All accessories--including a cover and an AC charger--cost extra. You also need to spend an extra $40 if you don't want the ad-supported Special Offers version, and $50 more if you want 3G wireless support. The lack of hard page-turn buttons may...

The Kindle Touch is Amazon's best e-reader to date.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

Amazon Kindle Touch 3G


Amazon's Kindle Touch is a very capable touch-screen ebook reader, but when it comes to price, the Wi-Fi-only version makes the most sense. The 3G option puts it too close to the more-versatile Kindle Fire tablet.

Sleek, attractive design. High-contrast touch screen. Informative X-Ray feature (although few books support it at the moment). Well-designed ebook store includes plenty of books, reviews, and lists.

Ad-free version costs $40 extra. Expensive 3G option. Slightly larger and heavier than the non-touch Kindle. Could use more font choices.

One interesting new feature is X-Ray; tap on the screen, and the Kindle will display passages from the book that mention ideas or concepts, along with descriptions from Wikipedia and Shelfari. Right now, it only works in roughly 1,000 books; Amazon is...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Paul Miller (

Kindle Touch review


With so many new Kindles to choose from, it's important to make the right decision for you and your family. Do you go all-in with a Kindle Fire? Skate by with the bargain basement Kindle? Or, like...

Great price ; Touchscreen ; Kindle ecosystem

Boring design ; Last-gen software ; Ads

Pretty soon Jeff Bezos will show up at my house and pay me to take a Kindle

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : John C Abell (

Review: Amazon Kindle Touch


Even in the age of tablets, Amazon's e-ink reader feels more relevant than ever -- now that it has a touchscreen.

Emphasis on reading and instant gratification in a comfortable package that actually improves on the e-ink touchscreen metaphor. Ads are not intrusive. It’s soothing to see page numbers that match up with the print world

Though you can see community notes and tweet your progress while reading, the social layer is not as broad as the ones baked into the Nook and Kobo Touch.2

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

Amazon Kindle Touch 3G Review


It might not have the buzz of the Fire, but Amazon's other touch-enabled eReader has plenty going for it, too. The $149 Touch 3G has anywhere connectivity, a great E Ink screen, and innovative features such as X-Ray. Still, we prefer the Barnes & Noble...

Crisp E Ink screen, Free books through Amazon Prime membership, Multiple book-lending features, Social networking sharing

Relatively expensive, Interface requires learning curve, No physical page-turn buttons

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Andrew Cunningham (

Amazon Kindle Touch 3G Review


Amazon announced three new Kindles back in September: the fourth generation Kindle, the Kindle Touch (and Kindle Touch 3G, both of which are identical aside from the 3G antenna), and the Kindle Fire. The Kindle 4 was available on the same day, and...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Darrell Etherington (

Amazon Kindle Review: Touch Comes To The Entry-Level Reader


Amazon has updated it entire tablet and e-reader line, and the new, basic, iconically-named Kindle runs just $79 to start, and ships with touchscreen controls and twice the storage of the previous generation, plus a faster processor for quicker page turns

Better processor means better performance ; Thin and light design

Farewell to hardware page turn buttons ; Less comfortable and larger than 2013 Kindle

Amazon has delivered a new Kindle that essentially adds up to a Paperwhite without the built-in lighting technology, for a price at which it’s a no-brainer holiday gift for the avid reader in your life. There’s a contingent of users like myself who...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : (

Kindle Touch


The Amazon Kindle Touch is a version of the new Amazon Kindle that has been fitted with a 6-inch touchscreen e-ink display. It doesn't have the various navigational buttons found on the non-touch Kindle, so instead, users have to rely on touchscreen...

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black / Grey


Color of product:Black / Grey


Backlight display: No
Color:N / No
Display Diagonal:6
Display Resolution:600 x 800
Gray scale levels:16
Technology:E Ink / E Ink Pearl / E Paper
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):1440
Battery recharge time:4
Power source type:USB


FM radio: No
Menu languages:English
MP3-player: No

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAX, MP3 / No
Document formats supported:AZW, AZW3, DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / AZW, DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video compression format: No
Video formats supported:Not supported


Compatible memory cards: No
Internal storage capacity:2 / 4
Memory capacity (e-books):3000
RAM capacity:2048

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Battery life (max):1440
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium
Power source type:USB


Processor frequency:1000


Operating system installed:Linux

Technical Details

Built-in camera: No
FM radio: No
MP3-player: No
Power source type:USB

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.398 / 0.402 / 4.69 / 6.65
Height:0.394 / 0.402 / 6.65 / 6.77
Weight:6.74 / 7.51
Width:4.69 / 4.72 / 6.81