Kindle Comparisons – Which Kindle is Best for You?

Amazon’s Kindles are among the most successful gadgets to hit the market. Read on to know which Kindle is best for you.

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What Kindle models are available?

There are generally two kinds of Kindles. These are the Kindle e-readers and the Kindle Fire tablets. The Kindle e-readers are electronic libraries that can hold lots of books without a lot of weight. The Kindle Tablets are high-definition devices that provide a wide range of dynamic uses. Here are the Kindle models now available at Amazon.

 

1. The Kindle (Basic)

Pros:

  • The lowest priced Kindle e-reader.
  • Dedicated eBook reader that allows you to read with no distractions. (You can even go to a DO NOT DISTURB mode!)
  • Nearly no glare! (Hello there, sunshine!)
  • Fonts can be adjusted to what you like.
  • Of course there is also Wi-Fi! Get that much coveted book in under 60 seconds!
  • You can store around a thousand books, give or take.
  • Unlimited Cloud storage for Amazon content.
  • Comes with X-Ray and Wikipedia.
  • Battery lasts for around 4 weeks (based on a 30-minute reading per day with wireless off ) so you can enjoy reading on and on and on and on…

Cons:

  • There is no SD card slot, so if you exceed the allotted storage space and you can’t always access the internet to reach the Cloud, then you’d have to drop some books.
  • It doesn’t come with a wall charger.
  • This e-reader does not have an automatic translator application.
  • It doesn’t come with a built-in light, so you may need a reading light.

Detail Review on the Kindle (Basic)

 

2. The Kindle Paperwhite

Pros:

  • The most popular Kindle e-reader.
  • Front lighting – You can now read in a dark room without annoying the other person there because you no longer have to turn the light on.
  • It has all the great features of the Kindle (basic) but this one lets you read literally anytime and anywhere (as in a pitch black room!).
  • Battery life lasts longer. The battery life is around six weeks based on a 30-minute reading per day with wireless off and light setting at 10.
  • High resolution 300 ppi screen.
  • Also comes in 3G option.

Cons:

  • Doesn’t come with a wall charger.
  • Also, does not have expandable memory.

 

3. The Kindle Voyage

Pros:

  • The most high-end Kindle e-reader.
  • It has all the great features of the Kindle Paperwhite.
  • It has a unique PagePress feature which allow you to turn the page without lifting a finger, this makes one-handed reading more convenient with the Voyage.

  • It has an Adaptive lighting feature in which the lighting will automatically adjust based on the environment.

Cons:

  • Doesn’t come with a wall charger.
  • Also, does not have expandable memory.

Detail Review on the Voyage

 

4. The Fire HD 6 and the Fire HD 7

Pros:

  • Very affordable HD 6″ and 7″ screen tablet.
  • Sharp display (HD 6: 252 ppi &  HD 7: 216 ppi).
  • Made for watching movies, playing games and a whole lot more.
  • Dolby digital for that cinematic sound.
  • Kindle Freetime for kids. You can still be a cool parent even if you try to discipline your kids.
  • If you are buying a HD tablet for a kid, check this Fire HD Kids Edition and see its detail review here.

Cons:

  • No SD card slot so you’re stuck with the internal memory it has.
  • Reading books for a long time may strain your eyes, which is normally the case for most LCD screens.

 

 5. The Kindle Fire HDX

Pros:

  • 7″ screen HDX tablet with very sharp display (323 ppi)
  • Simple interface. (Read: EASY TO USE!)
  • Mayday button – available live, 24/7 and here is an Amazon Customer Review on this feature.
  • Awesome speakers that are Dolby Digital.
  • Pictures and graphics that are life like.

Cons:

  • There is no memory expansion.
  • Only a front facing camera.
  • No HDMI port.

 

6. The Fire HDX 8.9

Pros:

  • Kindle Fire HDX’s big brother with a 8.9″ screen – packs all the great features of its smaller sibling and more.
  • Sharpest screen among all Fire Tablets (339 ppi).
  • Lightning fast 2.5 GHz quad-core processor.
  • Mayday button to the rescue! Has a 24/7 live agent you can see on your screen to assist you, woohoo!
  • Still has a simple interface that would not make you go crazy in navigating this device.
  • Cinematic sounds with Dolby Atmos audio.
  • It comes with a back camera that is sharp at 8 MP and has a flash!
  • Still has that front facing camera for Skype or other video chat apps.
  • Superb battery life that can last up to 12 hours of continuous use.
  • Good for reading magazines in full color.

Cons:

  • You can’t expand the memory.

 

7. The Fire

Pros:

  • The lowest cost 2015 Fire tablet (7″ screen) with memory expansion capability. 

Cons:

  • Low pixel density screen (171 ppi). 
  • Mono speaker only.

 

8. The Fire HD 8

Pros:

  • A very reasonable priced 8″ screen 2015 Fire Tablet with with memory expansion capability.

Cons:

  • Low pixel density screen (189 ppi).

 

9. The Fire HD 10

Pros:

  • A very reasonable priced 10.1″ screen 2015 Fire Tablet with memory expansion capability.
  • Good for reading magazines in full color.

Cons:

  • Low pixel density screen (149 ppi).

Detail Review on the Fire HD 10

 

How are Kindles Different from Other Tablets?

Kindle E-readers

  • Amazon provides a very good deal for eBooks.
  • There is no SD card slot but you can always store Amazon content in Amazon’s Cloud.
  • They do not use back-lighting, so you won’t easily feel tired even when looking at them for long period of time.

 

Kindle Fire Tablets

  • They run in the Amazon ecosystem and Fire OS.
  • They are one of the simplest tablets to ever hit the market.
  • Affordable prices, but still can compete with industry giants like Apples’ iPad and Samsung Tablets.
  • The Mayday button on the Kindle Fire HDX and the Fire HDX 8.9 – free tech support 24/7 – as contrast to Apple which charges you for Apple Care or, at least, every call you make.

 

How can Kindles Make My Life Better?

Kindle E-Readers

  • These will give you a better reading experience. You can pack a whole library in one device and can now read things with small fonts like, let’s say, the Bible.
  • You now travel with the whole reading checklist of the books you’ve always wanted to read.
  • Your kid can now read books on a gadget with no distractions. We all know kids love gadgets and can’t keep away from them, so this would allow you to kill two birds with one stone.
  • You can now read anytime, anywhere, with ease.

 

Kindle Fire Tablets

  • You can now be the perfect gift giver and your family will love you for giving them such cool technology.
  • You can use them so you now devote your laptop for work; no more need to open distractions on your computer and only access entertainment items on your tablet.
  • The Mayday button on the Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 can really give you instant assistance, so there’s no need to be angry and stress yourself out waiting for a live agent.
  • You can listen to music and watch movies with clear cinematic sound.
  • You can now share your tablet with your family since this one is family friendly.
  • Your kids can be given set times for using this tablet so they can avoid getting glued to the tablet and still balance their time studying, playing outside and also using electronics.

Overall all these gadgets are wonderful tools we can use to improve our lives. They can give us further knowledge, entertain us and even improve our relationships with our friends and family. We can use them to read stories together, chat, call each other and have fun together. Technology such as these tools should never alienate us from our loved ones – they should bring us together….

 


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