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Amazon Kindle (2019)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Amazon Kindle (2019). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and screen are overall positive. The design and price also get good views, but some have doubts about the storage.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Kindle (2019) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon Kindle review (2019): The Paperwhite gets a run for its money


After years in the darkness, the more affordable Kindle finally gets an illuminated display. This squeezes the gap between this and the Paperwhite to the point where you'll really have to want waterproofing or more storage to justify paying the higher...

Finally a front light screen on the lower-end Kindle ; Improved contrast display ; Smaller and sleeker design

Only one storage option ; Recessed display will catch dust and dirt ; Not waterproof

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (

Amazon Kindle review (2019)


Amazon has a new Kindle, and it costs just $90. You get 4GB of internal storage to store all your books. There's also Bluetooth in case you want to use Audible to listen instead of read, and the 6-inch screen is perfect for travel. If you're an avid...

Affordable ; Lightweight, easy to hold with one hand ; Adjustable front light ; Long battery life ; Smart features while reading, like X-Ray

Screen isn’t very sharp ; No auto brightness, blue-light filter ; No water resistance

If you want a simple, effective ebook reader, the all-new Amazon Kindle is the best you can buy.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Amazon Kindle (2019)


The latest low-cost Kindle improves night reading with its front light, but the slightly more expensive Paperwhite offers better overall value for most readers.

Front light. Similar performance to other Kindles.

Not waterproof. Relatively low-resolution screen. Dated design.

In a world of visual noise, the Kindle is quiet. It's not quite a paper book; it doesn't have the feel or the smell, and ultimately you are still looking at a screen. But it's close, it doesn't blow out your visual cortex with a glowing LCD, and it's...

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Kindle 2019 review: The entry-level Amazon reader goes after the Paperwhite


Although the Paperwhite remains the Kindle to get, the cheapest model now includes an integrated light and an improved design makes it much more appealing.

The Kindle (2019) has a refined, compact design and is the most affordable Kindle with an integrated light. Base storage bumps up to 4GB. Bluetooth audio is on board for audiobooks. Minor updates enhance Amazon's already best-in-class reader experience.

A little more expensive than the previous model. The ad-free version costs $20 more.

Although the Paperwhite remains the Kindle to get, the cheapest Kindle now includes an integrated light, plus an improved design that makes it more appealing.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Matthew Miller (

Amazon Kindle (2019) review: Most affordable Kindle now has integrated lighting Review | ZDNet


The Amazon Kindle was first introduced in 2007 and now 12 years later the most affordable model adds integrated lighting so you can read in any lighting condition.

Affordable price ; Integrated lighting ; Audible support ; Comfortable lightweight design

microUSB in a world of USB-C cables

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Marshall Honorof (

Amazon Kindle (2019) Review: A Good Budget E-Reader with One Big Problem


Amazon calls the Kindle a "sanctuary experience," meaning that with the device, you can tune out all external distractions and focus on a book, just like the author intended. And if you're willing to get down and dirty in the Kindle's menus, you can do...

Solid lighting options ; Attractive screen ; Comfortable design

Distracting interface ; Tedious menus ; So-so text resolution

The Kindle can be a good product, if you're willing to tweak it, but reading under default conditions can be very distracting.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Devin Coldewey (

Amazon’s entry-level 2019 Kindle is let down by a sub-par display


Amazon's Kindle is of course the brand most think of when they consider buying an e-reader, but competition does exist and the truth is it makes the company's newest entry-level device look like a poor bargain. The price may be low, but this budget...

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Richard Easton Richard Easton (

Amazon Kindle (2019) Review | Trusted Reviews


Amazon Kindle (2019) review: Amazon's new entry-level e-reader adds a front light so you can carry on reading night or day.

New front light makes the basic Kindle more versatile than ever ; Audible support via Bluetooth ; Massive Kindle library ; Lightweight

Lowest PPI Kindle display ; Front light is a bit too blue ; No inverted colour accessibility option

The new Kindle is a no-brainer recommendation for anyone on a budget thanks to that added front light. It's far from the most fully-featured reader, but if you're purely looking for a way to consume books from the Amazon Kindle store then you can't go...

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (

Amazon Kindle (2019) review: The affordable Kindle ups its game with screen illumination


The 2019 Amazon Kindle introduces an illuminated display, just like the Kindle Paperwhite, but for a more affordable price. Is it the Kindle to buy?

Great value ; Illuminated display ; Slim and lightweight design ; Great battery life - lasts for weeks at a time

Kindle Store could be more organised ; Micro-USB and no fast charging ; Design looks the same

There will be some who will want the flush design offered by the Paperwhite, along with the waterproofing and the sharper display, or perhaps the physical buttons and larger display of the Kindle Oasis. For many though, the standard Kindle (2019) will...

Apr, 2019

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Amazon Kindle (2019) e-reader review: No longer so basic


The new, slightly pricier basic Kindle – is the perfect budget ebook reader

Integrated reading light ; Audible audiobook compatibility ; Low price

No water resistance ; No page turn buttons ; Half the storage of the Paperwhite

If you’re looking for a cheap replacement for your ageing 5th-generation Kindle, then, or perhaps something even older, take my advice and just go out and buy yourself one of these new models. You most certainly will not regret it.

Dec, 2019

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