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Amazon Kindle

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48166 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 are impressed by the size and price. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 280 user reviews of Amazon Kindle from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on People are impressed by the battery and size. The design and usability also get good reviews. There are some critical comments about the durability and price.

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price, durability

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 Kindle Lighted Leather Cover, Wine Purple (will only fit Kindle)

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Amazon Kindle


alaTest has collected and analyzed 36358 user reviews of Amazon Kindle from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other eReaders on Reviewers really like the size and performance. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, performance, size


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

This summary is based on the products: Kindle: Amazon's Original Wireless Reading Device (1st generation)Kindle: Amazon's Original Wireless Reading Device (1st generation)

Jun, 2016

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: Alex Colon (

Amazon Kindle


Amazon adds a touch screen to its entry-level Kindle ebook reader, making it a fantastic bargain for $79.

Responsive touch screen. Increased storage capacity. Excellent ebook store.

No front light. No memory card slot or ePub support. Ads cost $20 to remove.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Jaymar Cabebe (

Kindle for Android review: More than just a killer e-reader app


The free Kindle app for Android is an excellent e-reader app that seamlessly ties to your Amazon account. It does a good job of presenting e-books, can easily reach into Amazon's enormous library of downloadable works, and comes with a few bells and...

Kindle for Android offers a number of visual customization options, Shelfari integration, a built-in dictionary, and other extras. You can use the Send to Kindle feature as an Instapaper-like tool for saving items from around the Web.

Credit card is required even for free downloads. Doesn't let you name bookmarks.

With convenient features like Send to Kindle and Shelfari integration, Kindle for Android is a rock-solid e-reader app, especially for anyone already invested in the Amazon ecosystem.

May, 2013

Expert review by: Andrew Cunningham (

Amazon Kindle (4th Gen) Review


The new Kindle Fire may have gotten most of the attention when Amazon refreshed its Kindle lineup this year, but Amazon is still very much in the e-reader market. The fourth-generation Kindle, the Kindle Touch, and the Kindle Touch 3G all promise to...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Michael Calore (

Review: Amazon Kindle


Amazon's Kindle is a &70 device made for people who don't want a tablet, people who just want to read comfortably in a way they've...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Laura June (

Amazon Kindle review (2010)


Amazon's third major iteration of its flagship reading device, the Kindle, comes out of the gate looking strong: the new graphite finish (just like its

Slimmed down and lighter ; Improved E Ink screen ; Reduced price

Page turning buttons are a bit awkward ; No EPUB support ; No memory expansion

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: K.T. Bradford (

Amazon Kindle App


If you don't mind its lack of customization, the Kindle app is a viable option for reading eBooks on your phone.

Store offers a large catalog ; Easy to read text ; Uses Whispersync

Unable to change line spacing and margins ; Does not allow up and down page turns ; Only six text sizes

Amazon’s Kindle app isn't the most sophisticated or customizable piece of software, but it offers a good reading experience and a large selection of content.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (

iPad apps: books and comics galore


Reading on the iPad is something that is part of the device's DNA. Whether or not you think that LED-backlit display is a killer or a cure for the

Clean UI with lots of options ; Tied into Amazon's Kindle store ; Syncs with other devices

No in-app store option ; Kindle content heavily DRM'd ; Prices can be steep

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (

Amazon Kindle for PC E-Reader Review


Free Kindle PC application lets you read Amazon-purchased books in a pleasing interface, but it lacks some features found in the iPhone app and in Kindle hardware.

Nov, 2009

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