Kindle Paperwhite 3G (5th generation), 6" High Resolution Display (212 ppi) with Built-in Light, Free 3G + Wi-Fi
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- Free 3G wireless - no hunting or paying for Wi-Fi hotspots, no annual contracts or monthly fees
- 3G wireless works globally - download books anytime, anywhere
- Patented built-in light evenly illuminates the screen to provide the perfect reading experience in all lighting conditions
- Paperwhite has 62% more pixels for unsurpassed resolution
- 25% better contrast for sharp, dark text
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First-Ever Paperwhite Display
Read in Bright Sunlight with No Glare
Kindle Paperwhite 3G has a matte screen that reflects light like ordinary paper so you can read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room with no glare.
Read at Night
With Kindle Paperwhite 3G, reading in bed just got better. The patented built-in light illuminates the screen, not the entire room, so you won't disturb your partner when you can't put your book down at night.
Patented Built-in Light
All the Books You Love
Kindle Owners' Lending Library
Top Customer Reviews
-The Kindle Paperwhite ships in its original box and was highly nostalgic of the Kindle Touch. On opening the box, the Paperwhite is the first thing you see, wrapped in a plastic film cover. A usb cable and quick start guide are also included.
-The home button is gone, replaced by a Kindle logo. Also, the device is very slightly thinner than the Touch, but any difference is hardly noticeable.
-The bezel is noticeably smaller in width, with the screen now also sitting more flush.
-The device itself is very slick, and generally looks and feels more classy and elegant than the Touch. It has a slate-black finish, with a rubber-like material on the back to aid grip during long reading sessions (although I have housed my Kindle in a cover).
*LIGHT GUIDE AND SCREEN RESOLUTION*
-Arguably, the biggest selling point for this new Kindle is the amazing built-in light. I can imagine that most existing Kindle owners would upgrade for this alone. Light brightness is adjusted by a slider accessed at the top of the screen.Read more ›
So I received my Kindle Paperwhite in the post this week, thank you for the quick delivery Amazon! I'm not a big fan of wordy Amazon reviews so I'll use points below so I don't bore you to death!
Things I love:
+ The build quality of the Kindle itself feels very good
+ The new Kindle menu system is nice
+ The touch screen is brilliant, very responsive (not sure how this compares to the old touch as my old Kindle is non touch)
+ The resolution of the text is noticeably improved
+ The new time to finish chapter and book feature (not needed but its fun)
Things I don't love:
- In complete darkness or low light I have a green'ish shadow\smudge from the top right of my Kindle to the middle left, I also have a brighter pinkish smudge below this green shadow
- The unevenness of the light under dark or very low light conditions in general
Things that could be improved:
- The shadows from the lights at the bottom, they don't really bother me as they don't cover too much text but I would imagine this could and should be improved on
- I don't mind the suggested books at the bottom of the main cover view page, but why don't you incorporate the 99p book of the day in to this?Read more ›
I previously Purchased the Kindle Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display,and I have been very happy with it.
I have had my new Kindle Paperwhite 3G for a month now, and am just overjoyed with the whole package.
I have waited to write this review, to give it a thorough workout.
And I am extremely happy with what I have found, unlike other reviewers, I have had no issues with the light
in fact I cant praise it enough, it is a variable light and works well in all lighting conditions.
The touch screen is very responsive, and as far as I can tell, is very accurate.
and the Kindle itself has all the features you would expect and more.
It was very easy to set up following the on screen instructions,and I was up and running within minuets.
I put the kindle on charge as soon as I had unpacked it, and it took just under 4 hours, to indicate a full charge.
I have used my Kindle constantly since then, for many hours a day. (I enjoy reading)
And looks like I still have plenty of charge left, so the 8 weeks battery life claim looks very possible to me.
I am very happy with my New Kindle, and would recommend it to anyone thinking about buying an e-reader.
I cannot recommend any other readers, as I have only had Kindles both of witch, I have been more than happy with.
As an addition to his review, I must add, that my wife took over my old Kindle. (It has it's 1st birthday in 14 days so not that old)
But she has shown an unhealthy interest in the new one, so it looks like I will have to get her an upgrade,
and pass on hers to my eldest Daughter. (I have 3 daughters and a son so this may get a bit expensive)
But if it encourages reading in the youth has to be a good thing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wouldn't be without my kindle paper white love the new features especially the reading times and the lighting. Saves me a fortune in excess charges when travelling. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Ap51
After breaking my kindle 😢 I actually cried I phoned Amazon who where really helpful and I brought a kindle paper white. Wow what an amazing product. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Rachel Jenner
I still love to hold a book but this is the next best thing and brilliant to travel with.Published 1 month ago by K. Nicholls
What can I say that has not already been said? Brilliant in all lights and easily portable. Just miss the tactile experience of turning the page, but this is a small price to pay.Published 2 months ago by Phillip
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