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Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle
alaScore 100

65937 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65937 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the value for money.

usability, portability, performance, screen, design

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

Review analysis

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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...

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Review


Amazon announced their latest Kindle Fire tablets, the Kindle Fire HDX, earlier this fall as two separate devices running on either a 7-inch display...

Kindle Fire HDX.

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Review Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 Tablet


A brighter Fire. Now in its third generation, the Kindle Fire series shows no signs of burning out. It is still the go-to tablet for Amazon shoppers, but are the new hardware and software updates enough for Android fans to jump ship? We take a closer...

Bright 1920 x 1200 IPS display; Powerful SoC for the price; Smooth performance all-around; Good outdoor usability and contrast; Better build quality than the previous generation; Improved aesthetics; Now includes WWAN options and a front-facing camera;...

Moderate backlight bleeding; Build quality not as rigid as the first generation; No direct access to Android apps or Youtube videos; Rubberized surfaces attract dust and grease and can be hard to clean; No SD reader and the dedicated HDMI-out port has...

The display rivals that of the 2013 Nexus 7 as one of the best in its size class. The hardware is even better and its performance belongs in the upper echelon of available high-end tablets of larger display sizes.


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Review Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 Tablet


The redesigned Fire. The $200 original stood alone when it launch

Bright IPS display; Great outdoor usability; Easy-to-use UI; Good build quality; HDMI-out

Bland UI, little customization options; Average hardware performance; No SD slot or WWAN options; Lockscreen Ads for $200 model; No official support for Android apps

The tablet can be used in outdoor situations if needed due to the bright backlight. For a $200 tablet, the screen is better than expected.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review


Amazon is all set to launch the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Fire HD in India tomorrow. Both devices have done pretty well in terms of sales and customer satisfaction and it looks like Amazon is hoping to create the same sort of buzz here as well....

The display is a large 8.9-inch capacitive 10-point multi-touch IPS LCD panel sporting a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. Amazon claims this to be a retina quality display as it has a pixel density of 254 ppi as compared to the iPad third generation,...

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Review Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Tablet


A bigger Fire. Amazon's aggressive pricing has positioned the Kin

Good workmanship and quality for the cost; Low starting price at $300 MSRP; 1920x1200 resolution IPS screen; Very bright display; Excellent outdoor usability; Integrated micro HDMI-out; Good sound quality; Good battery life

No tangible performance improvements over 7-inch model despite faster CPU and GPU; Little customization options; Mediocre home screen design; UI beginning to feel stale; Unavoidable lock screen advertisements for cheapest model; Expensive LTE model...

Amazon continues to offer budget-priced tablets with better-than-budget performance and quality. The screen performs better than expected outdoors.

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Amazon Kindle Fire 7" Tablet Review


Complete Amazon experience. Amazon caught the tablet world by sto

Entry-level price; Excellent connectivity to Amazon services; Great screen quality w/ Gorilla Glass; Good speakers; Acceptable performance; Acceptable battery life

Little to no extra features; No expandability options; Screen can be too small for some; No haptic feedback; No dedicated Home/Back buttons; Glossy surface

Amazon was able to fit good performance, good build quality and good software in its first generation budget tablet. Successors to the Kindle Fire should hopefully only become better from here.

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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...

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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

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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.

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