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Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle
alaScore 96

65733 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65733 reviews of Amazon Kindle. 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. People really like the size and price. The performance and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, portability, performance, price, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Amazon Kindle is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 451 user reviews of Amazon Kindle from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other eReaders on Reviewers really like the performance and durability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the price.

portability, usability, design, durability, performance


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Amazon Kindle Lighted Leather Cover, Wine Purple (will only fit Kindle)Amazon PowerFast International Charging KitAmazon Kindle Leather Cover, Black (will only fit Kindle)

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Amazon Kindle


alaTest has collected and analyzed 73190 user reviews of Amazon Kindle from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Reviewers really like the size and price. The performance and portability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the reliability.

usability, portability, performance, price, size


89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kindle Wireless Reading Device (6" Display, U.S. Wireless)Amazon Kindle 9W PowerFast Adapter for Accelerated ChargingKindle: Amazon's Original Wireless Reading Device (1st generation)

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Rossi Fernandes (

Amazon Kindle - A Class Apart


Many would say that the Amazon Kindle is what first sparked the eBook reader revolution. Today, we have a ton of eBook readers in the market, which quite honestly, haven't entered the Indian market but you can always get your hands on them if you...

The Amazon Kindle is an excellent eBook reader. It’s a little restricted than other eBook readers in the sense that you can’t simply dump a load of eBooks on the Kindle and start reading them. It’s a great reading experience and although this Wi-Fi...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Will Smith (

Amazon Kindle


Steve Jobs once famously dismissed Amazon's original Kindle, bluntly saying, "People don't read anymore." Steve, we hate to say it, but we disagree. Despite the miracle of the iTunes Store, where pop-culture connoisseurs enjoy instant gratification for...

Great screen. Instant access to hundreds of thousands of books. Sexy small and light. Holds 1,500 books. No monthly fee

Expensive. No direct PDF support. Needs a protective case

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Will Smith (

Amazon Kindle


We've long appreciated the concept of the eBook, but we've been disappointed in its execution. The old Franklin readers ate batteries, had small screens, and included only a meager selection of books. Sony's Reader has a better battery life, but the...

Cheap books. Great screen and impressive battery life; when not using wireless

Closed eBook format locks you into the Kindle forever. Expensive. Doesn't support PDF

The Kindle is an extremely promising platform, but until Amazon commits to building a migration path for users to move their books from one eBook platform to another, we just can’t give it a glowing recommendation.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (

Amazon Kindle Hands-On


Yesterday, I had a chance to play with the Amazon Kindle, a connected eBook that is generating a lot of [...]

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Eric Franklin (

Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013)


The Kindle Fire HD (2013) is Amazon's new ultrabudget tablet that starts at $139. At just $20 more than the company's e-ink Kindle Paperwhite reader, it's at a great price and if all you plan to do is stream videos and music, read books, do some light...

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013) is faster than its predecessors, has an affordable price, and runs the latest and greatest version of the Kindle Fire OS.

Its default storage size -- 8GB -- is too little space for most tablet needs. Also, there are no cameras and Amazon's video chat customer support is not available. Ad removal still costs an extra $15.

The 2013 Kindle Fire HD works perfectly as an e-reader with a few extra tablet features, but users looking to take full advantage of Amazon's ecosystem should pay more for the Fire HDX.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Safford (

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review


Since its original iteration in 2011, the Kindle Fire has been solid choice for novice tablet users and those more interested in consuming content than running dozens of apps or fiddling with the finer details of the underlying Android operating system.

Mayday video tech support works ; Great screen ; Snappy performance ; Improved Fire OS ; Feels more like a full Android tablet

Isn’t as comfortable to hold as the Nexus 7 ; Funky button and port layout ; App selection lags Google Play and iPad ; No rear-facing camera ; X-Ray for Music doesn’t work with most songs

Industry-leading processing power and a newbie-friendly Mayday feature make the Fire HDX a nice first tablet, but it’s uncomfortable rigid edges and power/volume button positioning leaves a lot to be desired. Amazon app selection is also still weak.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX


The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX packs a gorgeous 7-inch display, a very fast processor and one-touch tech support into a sleeker design.

Wonderfully speedy ; Fantastic full-HD screen; Built-in tech support; Great parental controls; Huge library of content; Good battery life

Limited browser options; No microSD card slot; Lacks back camera

The increasing number of very good sub-$200 tablets is making it harder to justify the premium for more expensive devices such as the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX. Nevertheless, this $229 (for base model) device is a fantastic value. You get a superior HD...

Oct, 2013

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

Amazon Kindle (2012)


Last year, we awarded the entry-level Amazon Kindle our Editors' Choice for its excellent value, slim form factor, and robust ebook ecosystem. This year, Amazon introduced the higher-end Kindle Paperwhite, which got most of the press ink thanks to its...

New lower price. Lightweight. Even better contrast than last year's model. Packed Kindle Store

No touch screen. No memory card slot or ePub support. Ad-free version costs $20 extra

The $69 base version of the Amazon Kindle is even better than before, thanks to a price drop and a slightly improved display.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: John P. Falcone (

Amazon Kindle (2012)


“If it ain't broke, don't fix it.”

The entry-level Amazon Kindle is a compact, lightweight, and ultra-affordable e-book reader with a crisp e-ink screen and Wi-Fi. It offers access to a massive catalog of books, magazines, and newspapers via's familiar online store, plus...

Lacks the touch screen and self-illumination found on more expensive e-readers. All accessories -- including an AC charger -- cost extra.

The $69 Amazon Kindle is an excellent no-frills e-book reader for anyone who’s willing to forgo a built-in light or a touch screen.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (

Amazon Kindle Fire HD (7 inch)


Amazon's affordable tablet boasts the best screen in its class, booming sound and a great selection of content.

Crisp and bright display; Impressively loud speakers; Large selection of movies and music; High-quality Skype calls; Kid-friendly FreeTime mode; Double the storage of Nexus 7

Ads on lock screen cost 15 dollars to remove; Considerably wider than Nexus 7; Smaller app selection than Google Play; Browser off limits in FreeTime mode; Charger costs extra

Click to EnlargeWith its superb display, superior speakers and improved performance, the $199 Kindle Fire HD is easily one of the best 7-inch tablets available. And, thanks to Amazon's vast library of movies, music, books and magazines -- and the new...

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Amazon designed Kindle to provide an exceptional reading experience. Thanks to electronic paper, a revolutionary new display technology, reading Kindle's screen is as sharp and natural as reading ink on paper - and nothing like the strain and glare of a computer screen. Kindle is also easy on the fingertips. It never becomes hot and is designed for ambidextrous use so both "lefties" and "righties" can read comfortably at any angle for long periods of time. Kindle was wanted to be completely mobile and simple to use for everyone, so it has been made wireless. No PC and no syncing needed. Using the same 3G network as advanced cellphones, Amazon delivers your content using its own wireless delivery system, Amazon Whispernet. Unlike WiFi, you'll never need to locate a hotspot. There are no confusing service plans, yearly contracts, or monthly wireless bills - Amazon takes care of the hassles so you can just read. With Whispernet, you can be anywhere, think of a book, and get it in one minute. Similarly, your content automatically comes to you, wherever you are. Newspaper subscriptions are delivered wirelessly each morning. Most magazines arrive before they hit newsstands. Haven't read the book for tomorrow night's book club? Get it in a minute. Finished your book in the airport? Download the sequel while you board the plane. Whether you're in the mood for something serious or hilarious, lighthearted or studious, Kindle delivers your spontaneous reading choices on demand. And because Amazon knows you can't judge a book by its cover, Kindle lets you download and read the beginning of books for free. This way, you can try it out - if you like it, simply buy and download with 1-Click, right from your Kindle, and continue reading. Want to try a newspaper as well? All newspaper subscriptions start with a risk-free two-week trial. Kindle's paperback size and expandable memory let you travel light with your library. With the freedom to download what you want, when you want, Amazon hopes you'll never again find yourself stuck without a great read.

Audio Output



Technology:Lithium polymer

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:4-bit (16 gray levels)
Color Support:4-bit (16 gray levels)
Diagonal Size:6in
Diagonal Size (metric):15.2cm
Technology:E Ink

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Amazon Kindle

Input Device



Cellular Enhancement Protocol:CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO/EDGE / GPRS / AT&T / HSDPA
Type:Wireless cellular modem

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Handheld Type:eBook reader