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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 4 (4th gen, 2018)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 4 (4th gen, 2018)
alaScore 99

35 reviews

Feb, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 4 (4th gen, 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and durability are generally positive. The screen and usability also get good reviews, but many are critical about the price.

design, usability, screen, durability, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 4 (4th gen, 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Kindle Paperwhite review (2018): A classic, updated


Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite has long been the go-to e-reader, and for good reason. It provides an enjoyable reading experience with enough premium features to keep most literary lovers happy. Now, with the addition of Bluetooth/Audible and...

Audible support ; Waterproofing ; Improved design ; Better-contrast display

Pricey when fully loaded (LTE and 32GB storage and no “special offers”) ; No MP3 or text-to-speech support

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Steven Winkelman (

Kindle Paperwhite (2018) review


The Kindle Paperwhite (2018) has long been Amazon's most beloved ebook reader. After three years of waiting, the Paperwhite finally got a refresh for 2018. And while it may look the same as its predecessor, new features like Bluetooth connectivity and...

New IPX8 water-resistant design is great for tubs and pools ; Access to massive bookstore ; Good battery life ; Bluetooth connectivity for audiobooks

Cannot customize page-turn gestures ; No option to adjust color temperature

The Kindle Paperwhite isn’t perfect, but an excellent ebook reader for people in the Amazon ecosystem. It’s portable, durable, and allows you to enjoy your favorite books in multiple formats.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018)


The first upgrade to Amazon's most popular e-reader in three years, the new Kindle Paperwhite the least expensive waterproof ebook reader on the market. It supports audiobooks and it has a new flat-front design, making it ideal for beach reading....

Waterproof. Flat front is easy to clean. Plays audiobooks over Bluetooth. Long battery life.

Doesn't support Immersion Reading.Doesn't support Immersion Reading.

The waterproof Kindle Paperwhite offers more for your money than any other ebook reader on the market.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2018 review: The e-book reader for the masses


The new Kindle Paperwhite doesn't look much different from the previous model, but a host of nice upgrades -- it's slightly slimmer, fully waterproof and has Bluetooth for Audible listening -- make it a winner.

10 percent slimmer, lighter and more durable with full waterproofing. Text is slightly sharper and better lit. Base storage is bumped from 4GB to 8GB. Bluetooth audio is on board for audiobooks. Minor updates enhance Amazon's already best-in-class...

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

The 2018 version of the Kindle Paperwhite While is more durable, fully dunkable and ultimately the best Kindle reader for most people -- especially if you snag it during one of Amazon's frequent sales.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Chaim Gartenberg (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) review: the new best-seller


Just add water(proofing)

Waterproof ; Great display ; Weeks-long battery

No physical buttons ; USB-C is a no-show ; 2.4GHz Wi-Fi only

Correction: The Kindle Paperwhite (2018) is rated IPX8 waterproof, not water resistant.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Miller (

2018 Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review: Read in comfort at the pool or beach Review | ZDNet


The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite was first introduced in 2012 and has been Amazon's most popular Kindle device. This year we get a thinner, lighter Kindle that can also be safely used by the pool, at the beach, and in the tub.

IPx8 waterproof build ; Flush front glass display with great resolution ; Audible support ; Comfortable lightweight design

microUSB in a world of USB-C cables

Nov, 2018

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Expert review by : Henry T. Casey (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) Review: The Best Got Better


With water-resistance and a flush-to-screen display, Amazon's taken the Paperwhite and made it even more compelling. The only downside is that it costs $10 more now.

Waterproof ; Bluetooth for audiobooks ; Same great e-reader ; Screen is now flush to bezels

Power adapter sold separately ; $10 price bump

Now that it's waterproof, the Kindle Paperwhite is the only e-reader you need to know about.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Gary Ng (iphoneincanada_ca)

2018 Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review: Still an Amazing E-Reader


Here's a quick review of the 2018 Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-reader.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Mario Aguilar (

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Is Just a Delight


I've been using successive iterations of the Kindle Paperwhite for five years now, and yes, the new one is better than the ones that came before. It's slightly smaller, and slightly lighter, and even a little bit brighter too. Plus it's waterproof!

Easy-to-use. New premium hardware design.

Easy-to-use. New premium hardware design.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Brad Linder (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite updated with twice the memory, new waterproof design, small price hike


Amazon may have all but discontinued the recently, but t the company's new and improved takes some obvious design cues from the company's higher-priced models including the Voyage and Oasis.

A new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite with 8GB of storage and “special offers” is riced at $130. You can also pay $160 for a 32GB model. or$250 for a 32GB version with cellular connectivity.

Oct, 2018

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