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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd gen, 2015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9441 reviews of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd gen, 2015). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and screen. The size and portability also get good views.

usability, portability, size, screen, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd gen, 2015) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Kindle Paperwhite review (2015): our favorite e-reader gets even better

 

This is the third Paperwhite in as many years, and Amazon finally upgraded it with a high-resolution 300ppi screen. The rest of the changelog is pretty short, but that doesn't really matter; a great display combined with Amazon's web of content makes...

Lovely, high-res screen ; Long-lasting battery ; Snappy page flips and scrolling

Base model includes ads ; Notmany design tweaks over the last generation ; Amazon's ecosystem isn't for everyone

This is the third Kindle Paperwhite in as many years, and it's the first to bring a dramatic upgrade -- that mostly lovely screen -- into the fold. While the total package isn't as whiz-bang impressive as its cousin the Voyage, it's still easily the...

Jul, 2015

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Malarie Gokey (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2015 review

 

Bright, high-res screen looks great ; Amazon offers a huge selection of ebooks ; Comfortable to hold while reading

Limited to Amazon’s library ; Not waterproof

You really can’t go wrong with a Kindle. The 2015 Paperwhite is second only to the Kindle Voyage, which has a slightly better screen and physical buttons, for those of you who don’t want to touch the screen to turn the page. The Paperwhite is less...

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Timothy Torres (pcmag.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

 

Thanks to a sharp display and fast performance, Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite is the best ebook reader you can buy for the price.

Affordable. Sharp, bright screen. Improved performance. Excellent interface. Cloud-based storage. Vast ebook store.

No adaptive backlight, waterproofing, or audiobook support.

The Kindle Store is still the ruler of the roost in the ebook space, and that seems unlikely to change any time soon. So if you want the best ebook selection available at the best prices, you will probably want to go with an Amazon device. You can also...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire TV review: Awesome for Amazon addicts but too pushy for everyone else

 

The new Amazon Fire TV box can deliver 4K video for less, and answer your questions with Alexa, but its focus on Amazon's own TV shows and movies makes it less desirable for users who subscribe to Netflix, Hulu and other apps beyond Prime.

The Amazon Fire TV can access thousands of the most popular streaming apps. Its interface is very quick to respond, and Amazon content launches almost immediately. Parental controls and support are top-notch. Voice search from the remote works very...

Popular apps like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and others take a back seat to Amazon's own TV shows and movies. Search results prioritize Amazon, and often hide results from other providers even if you've installed them. There's no way to customize the...

The Fire TV is a formidable streamer with 4K capability and oodles of features, but it tries too hard to serve up Amazon's own TV shows and movies.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Review: the new Kindle Paperwhite is the best e-reader

 

There's a new Kindle Paperwhite out, and it's just like the old one except for a high-resolution screen. Nobody was really expecting it to happen: after all, before this update, Amazon had a pretty...

High-resolution screen ; Great battery life ; Huge book selection

No adaptive backlight ; Not waterproof ; DRM

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Kindle Paperwhite shines

 

The ; 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 life is excellent...

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, 2013

Expert review by : Séamus Bellamy (techhive.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (3rd generation) review: The best e-reader for the buck

 

It's not Amazon's most expensive e-readery, but it delivers the best value of any e-reader.

High-resolution display ; Evenly distributed backlight ; Comfortable to hold for long reading sessions

Content protected with DRM technology ; Does not handle PDFs or other content-rich file formats well ; "With special offers" models display ads on their lock screens

Despite the fact that its display lighting levels are adjustable, the latest Paperwhite lacks the ambient light sensor that would enable it to automatically adjust its luminosity according to ambient conditions. It’s also worth mentioning that if...

Nov, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Ilyse Liffreing (tomsguide.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

 

While it lacks the fancy page buttons and smart backlight of the Voyage , the $119 Paperwhite impresses with the same 300-ppi screen, and is certainly the best E Ink e-reader on the market in its price range. While the upgrades are impactful, keep in...

Sharp display ; New font and advanced typesetting ; Improved parental controls ; Expanded storage

Power adapter sold separately ; No audio port

The all-new Kindle Paperwhite retains the great features of its predecessor, but sports a sharper screen and advanced typesetting that makes reading easier than it ever has been. The all-new Kindle Paperwhite retains the great features of its...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (computershopper.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) Review and Ratings

 

The Kindle Paperwhite (2015) is a better e-reader than ever, thanks to a higher-resolution display that produces sharp text, as well as a simple, snappy-feeling interface.

Excellent contrast on display, with deep blacks ; Easy one-handed operation ; Fast and responsive interface

As ever, Kindle lock-screen ads cost extra to remove ; No MicroSD card slot ; Web browser remains “experimental”

The 2015 Kindle Paperwhite makes a few noteworthy gains—but primarily in its display quality—to solidify its place as the best e-reader for the price. (Of course, that’s if you're willing to tolerate Amazon's Special Offers advertisements; if not, you...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Mario Aguilar (gizmodo.com)

Kindle Paperwhite Review (2015): The E-Reader You Should Buy

 

The Kindle Paperwhite just updated to a higher resolution screen for the same $120 price. I probably don't need to tell you it's better than the last Paperwhite. It definitely is.

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: No
Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Color

Color of product:Black

Design

Color of product:Black / White
LED Indicators:Y
On/Off switch: Yes
Product color:Black
Water-resistant:Y

Display

Backlight display:No / Y / Yes
Color:N / No
Diagonal:6
Display Diagonal:6
Display Resolution:1024 x 758 / 1448 x 1072 / 758 x 1024
Gray scale levels:16
Resolution:1024 x 758
Technology:E Ink / E Ink Carta / E Paper
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery life (max):1008 / 1344 / 1440
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Type:Lithium Polymer
Continuous reading time:15
Power source type:Battery

Features

Dictionary: Yes
Languages support:CHI (SIMPL), DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, POR
Menu languages:German / Multi
MP3-player: No

File formats

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

Memory

Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal memory:2
Internal storage capacity:2 / 32 / 4 / 8
Memory capacity (e-books):1000 / 1100

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-10 - 45

Other Features

Battery Type:Lithium Polymer

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: No
AC adapter included:N
Cables included:USB
Charger: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

Battery life (max):1008 / 1344 / 1440
Battery recharge time:3 / 4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous reading time:15
Power source type:Battery / USB

Processor

Processor frequency:1000

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Battery Type:Lithium Polymer
Built-in camera: No
Dictionary: Yes
Internal memory:2
Languages support:CHI (SIMPL), DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, POR
MP3-player: No
On/Off switch: Yes
Power source type:Battery
Resolution:1024 x 758

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.322 / 0.323 / 0.358 / 6.65
Height:0.358 / 0.394 / 6.57 / 6.65
Weight:6.42 / 7.23 / 7.27 / 7.51 / 7.55 / 7.65 / 7.83
Width:4.57 / 4.61