If you love reading books and looking to have something where you can read books at your comfort, In this article, I will share how you can choose your best Kindle for your read.
Being a book reader is not an easy hobby to choose; there is always a struggle to find a book you can read as well as when you look at all your book you have purchased and read them all and stacking upon each other, it felt like you are itself living in a library.
I have been in that situation when books occupied more space in my home than the furniture, and sometimes it was pretty weird.
After dealing with all this situation, I thought to buy an E-book reader, and let me tell you, I was the one who was against that thought, I used to think I would miss that feel or touch of a physical book that I held with my hands, and I was skeptical about having an ebook reader.
But finally, I decided to go for an ebook reader available in the market, and after some time, I purchased an Amazon kindle.
After buying and reading books on Kindle, It has changed my approach to reading books; Now I read books where ever I can, the best benefit of having a kindle is I can carry multiple books, which gives me the freedom to choose books of my choice at my convenience.
Now the question comes, if you are like me and wondering what I am talking about and why you should care, I’ll take this opportunity to tell you what Kindle is.
Kindle is an ebook reader that gives the same experience as the physical book with its E-ink display; while reading on Kindle, you will not feel like reading on any electronic device. It gives you the liberty to read your favorite book on the go, places like the beach, pool, train, bus, in sunlight, and even in the absence of light.
With Kindle, you will save yourself by carrying heavy books along with you, and the best thing is you can read the book where ever you want; the Kindle has a battery life of more than a week on a one-time charge, no need to care about for charging like your phone and tablet.
I get it, I get it, now you must be thinking when I already have a smartphone or tablet then why I need this to buy a kindle, and you are feeling right, even the same question I had in my mind when someone introduced me with Kindle.
Smartphones and tablets are suitable for browsing and internet connecting with peers and friends, and the same thing brings a distraction by continuously popping notifications and calls or messages. If you are a serious book reader, I believe you have gone through the same situation. After switching to kindle, I can go hours and hours to read the book without distraction from the device.
Kindle also comes with adjustable light, which does not harm your eyes, and you can read for a long time which is pretty difficult with your smartphone or tablet.
Let’s dive into the product details.
Amazon offers three types of Kindle EBook reader, and here is the best one you can choose.
1: Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite has a 6-inch display with E Ink Carta and built-in light, 300ppi, optimized font technology. Kindle Paperwhite also includes inverted Black and White and adjusts the font size, font face, line spacing, and margins. Paperwhite comes with 8 GB of internal storage, which can store thousands of books.
Connectivity: Wi-Fi: 6.4 oz (182 g) Wi-Fi + Free 4G : 6.8 oz (191 g)
Device Storage: 8 GB or 32 GB
Battery Life: A single charge lasts up to six weeks, based on a half-hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 13
Waterproofing: Waterproof (IPX8), tested to withstand immersion in 2 meters of freshwater for 60 minutes.
Fast charging: As of now, Kindle does not support type C fast charging.
No Bluetooth: Kindle paperwhite does not provide audio connectivity for the audiobooks
Who is this for?
If you have a decent budget and want to change your reading experience, this device can be your friend for reading books. You like to read books while enjoying and relaxing at the beach or pool or in a rainy place; the waterproof technology can let you read the books in any condition.
Kindle Paperwhite ₹10,999
- Kindle Basic
Amazon’s standard Kindle was updated in 2019, with the significant addition being front illumination. That makes this cheapest Kindle practical while offering the same storage space as the latest kindle paperwhite.
Amazon Kindle basic and the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite both have a 6-inch display; Kindle basic is designed to be glare-free. The main difference is the screen’s sharpness, as while the basic Kindle’s screen is 167 pixels per inch, the Paperwhite is 300 pixels per inch, so text looks crisper and closer to how it would appear printed on paper.
Amazon Kindle (10th Gen) features and specifications
Size – 160 by 113 by 8.7mm (6.3 by 4.5 by 0.34 inches)
Weight – 174 grams (6.1 ounces)
Screen size – 6-inch
Screen resolution – 800 × 600 pixels (167 pixels per inch)
Storage space – 8 GB
Ports – Micro USB Port
Connectivity – Wi-Fi
Battery – 4 weeks, based on 30 minutes of reading a day
Colors – Black and White
MicroSD card slot – No slot available
Bluetooth – No
Water-resistance – No
Who is this for?
Amazon Kindle (10 Gen) price – Rs 7,999 and on offer, you can purchase it for ₹ 6,499. If you are starting with the ebook reader and testing it out, I’ll recommend going with the basic kindle version; it is an excellent device to begin a habit of reading an ebook.
Kindle ₹ 7,999
- Kindle Oasis
Kindle oasis is a premium ebook reader. It has a larger screen and sleeker design, build quality is also strong compared to other kindle devices; Kindle oasis is made with aluminum which gives a solid feel to the device.
The color availability is unique that comes in graphite color. It has a physical turn page button that you do not need to move your fingers each time for turning the page; You can simply press the buttons, which gives more comfort while reading on the Kindle Oasis.
Display: Amazon’s 7″ Paperwhite display technology with next-generation e-paper and built-in light, 300 PPI, optimized font technology, 16-level grayscale.
Size: 6.3″ x 5.6″ x 0.13-.33″ (159 x 141 x 3.4-8.4 mm).
Built-in light: (25 LEDs) + adaptive light sensor
Connectivity: Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + free 4G
USB: no USB-C connector
Design: Aluminum design sometimes does make the device slippery
Connectivity: Can’t connect to 5GhZ Wi-Fi network
Who is this for?
If you are a voracious reader, this device could be your best ebook reader; It’s a premium device that also provides premium features.
Kindle Oasis ₹20,762
Which Kindle should you buy?
The budget Kindle is an excellent start for people buying an ebook reader for the first time but a pointless purchase for people considering upgrading from the 2016 model.
The Kindle Paperwhite is, overall, the best Kindle in terms of value and performance. It has an excellent touchscreen and backlight and is the best upgrade option for people with old Kindle models. With its waterproofing and Audible compatibility, it’s nearly as good as the luxurious Oasis.
Finally, the Kindle Oasis is the best choice for those who use their Kindle every day. Yes, it’s expensive, but it’s a genuine pleasure to use, and it’s the Kindle to buy if you want the best of the best.