Best Amazon Kindle Readers – Review and Comparison

What is the best Amazon Kindle Reader? Well to that is not an easy answer, because each of the available Kindles all have unique strengths. In this detailed comparison review we will take a look at the five most sold Kindles today and compare there strengths and weaknesses against each other. We have rated each one and organized them in an order based on the rating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindle Fire HD 8.9″

Kindle Fire HD8.9 e-book reader

Kindle Fire HD is available in two models, 7″ and 8.9″. The 8.9“ has a bigger screen resolution (1920×1080), better processor and an option for 64GB storage. All recent tablet releases have included a quad-core processor inside of it. Amazon makes a new trend by embedding Texas Instruments’ dual-core 1.5GHz OMAP4470 CPU inside the Kindle Fire HD 8.9“, with the GPU a Power VR SGX544 GPU. Making it a tidy bit snappier than the 7“ version. It also includes 1GB of RAM, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth, 4G LTE support and a gyroscope. Or in other words, everything you need in a modern tablet.

Key Features:

  • Snappy navigation
  • HD Screen resolution (1920×1080)
  • Available with 4G LTE
  • Up to 64GB storage
  • Dolby Audio

Price: From $269

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 Kindle Fire HD 7″

Kindle Fire HD7 e-book reader

Kindle Fire HD 7“ is the smaller version of the two Kindle HD‘s. It has a screen resolution of 1280×800 (compared to 1920×1080 in the 8.9“ version) and a Dual Core Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 processor. It‘s slightly lighter than the 8.9“ version and has a smaller battery, which isn‘t a drawback since the processor and screen need less energy. For Amazon Prime members, or just those trying to find the best and cheapest way to watch movies, TV shows, music, books, and magazines, the Kindle Fire HD is highly recommended. It has the one of the best 7-inch tablet screens. It refines what the original Fire started and improves on it in almost every aspect while keeping the same great price.

Key Features:

  • Very good screen
  • Up to 32GB storage
  • Good battery life
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi support
  • Dolby Audio
  • Weight only 395 g

Price: From $199

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Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire e-book reader

The standard Kindle Fire was the first tablet version of the Kindle e-book reader from Amazon. It‘s sure an upgrade from the standard kindle readers but of course has a little bit less specs than the next generation Kindle Fire HD versions. Kindle Fire has a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM,  8GB of storage and Wi-Fi support. The screen resolution is 1024×600 which is a little bit less than the HD versions. It only sports a 2-point mult-touch compared to 10-point in the HD versions. It has a 7“ screen but is just over the weight of the HD 7“ version, or around 413g.

Key Features:

  • Gorilla Glass screen
  • 2-point multi-touch
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi support
  • Weight 413 g

Price: From $159

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Kindle DX

Kindle DX e-book reader

Kindle DX is a little bit different than the normal simple version of Kindle e-reader. Kindle DX boosts a keyboard, stereo speakers and 4GB of storage space. All in a device that has the well-known E ink Pearl screen. Those how are not familiar with the E ink screen, it‘s not a screen full of colors and contrast like a normal tablet screen. It‘s a very subtle screen, without highs and lows in contrast which gives you the feeling you are reading a physical book. Your eyes won‘t get as tired. It‘s a little bit expensive, but has a huge screen of 9.7“. Wide selection of books, magazines, and blogs. Buying new titles is dead simple with the free, integrated cellular modem.

 Key Features:

  • 9.7“ screen
  • 150 PPI – E ink Pearl display
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Wi-Fi and 3G
  • Keyboard (no touch screen)
  • Text-to-speech capability

Price: From $239

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Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite e-book reader

The Kindle Paperwhite is according to us, the best e-book reader on the market today. It has an impressive E ink screen of 221 PPI and the „Paperwhite“ means that the screen is much whiter and looks more normal than the previous E ink displays. It‘s an improved E Ink display with better contrast and reflectivity, plus an upgraded light. The result is a whiter, crisper display than on the older Kindle. It has Wi-Fi support and more than enough space for storing e-books. The screen size could be a little bigger but the 6“ screen makes it easy to carry around and very lightweight.

Key Features:

  • 6“ screen
  • 212 PPI display
  • Wi-Fi support
  • 2-point multi-touch
  • 2GB storage

Price: From $119

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Kindle

Kindle e-book reader

The basic Kindle is the last one on our list. It has a decent E ink screen, 167 PPI and 6“. But compared to Kindle Paperwhite it lacks a little in battery life although it has the same storage space (2GB) and Wi-Fi support. The main advantages it has over the Paperwhite version is the price and that it‘s lighter. It has a 5-way controller compared to the 2-point multi-touch on the Paperwhite, some might find that better. This could be your favorite choice because of the good price and the fact it has the most of the necessary features. Maybe it‘s unnecessary to complicate things too much.

Key Features:

  • 6“ screen
  • 167 PPI display
  • Wi-Fi support
  • 5-way controller
  • 2GB storage
  • Very light

Price: From $69

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About Adam Scott


I was born in San Jose California in 1978. My mom is a housewife and my dad is an engineer. I've always looked up to him because I love technology and always been very enthusiastic about it. The things I buy have to be good quality and they have to be able to do the job I require of them. I don't buy junk, and I don't recommend it either. My goal with this website is to share my enthusiasm (mainly so my friends and relatives don't have to call me all the time for advice), but also so you, my dear reader, can benefit from what I discover when testing all these gadgets.

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