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Amazon Kindle Fire vs Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Top 24 Reasons for the

Amazon Kindle Fire

Compared to Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

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Bigger screen size
7 "
vs
6 "
16.67% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
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40
Has an IPS screen
Yes
vs
No
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.
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39
Plays Adobe Flash
Yes
vs
No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
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38
Clearly more internal storage
8 GB
vs
2 GB
6 GB more internal storage
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29
Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Yes
vs
No
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
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27
Has a cellular module
Yes
vs
No
Devices which use cellular technology can connect to mobile networks. Cellular networks have much wider signal coverage than WiFi.
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26
Has a radio
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
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25
Has an accelerometer
Yes
vs
No
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes from a vertical to a horizontal position.
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25
Has voice commands
Yes
vs
No
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
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24
Has music playback
Yes
vs
No
The device can play mp3 music files.
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23
Has a battery level indicator
Yes
vs
No
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10)
Yes
vs
No
Top 13 Reasons for Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10)
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Supports widgets
Yes
vs
No
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
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67
Has NFC
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
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58
Is free and open source
Yes
vs
No
Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
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53
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Yes
vs
No
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52
Supports Java
Yes
vs
No
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36
Can be used as a WiFi hot spot
Yes
vs
No
With a large enough data plan, you could cancel your home internet and use the device as a hotspot.
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32
Has free navigation software
Yes
vs
No
Free navigation software with free map data and updates included, no need to buy an dedicated navigation device.
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32
Has free syncing OTA
Yes
vs
No
All your contacts and calendar dates are synced over-the-air.
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31
Sharing menu
Yes
vs
No
The sharing menu is best on Android
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30
Copy and paste features in web browser
Yes
vs
No
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30
Helps tracking the current position of a mobile device
Yes
vs
No
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30
Supports video chat
Yes
vs
No
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29
Can be updated over-the-air
Yes
vs
No
It can be updated over the air (OTA) w/o connecting to a computer

Amazon Kindle Fire is better than Amazon Kindle Paperwhite because...

Yes
vs
No

Top Nine Reasons for the

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Compared to Amazon Kindle Fire

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29
Has a white e-paper display
Yes
vs
No
This e-paper display is much brighter and whiter than normal e-paper displays - it provides a better reading experience due to higher contrast.
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28
Way shorter
169 mm
vs
190 mm
21 mm shorter
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28
Sizably lighter
213 g
vs
413 g
200 g lighter
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27
Has an e-paper display
Yes
vs
No
An e-paper display provides a high contrast allowing users to read in direct sunlight without requiring much power.
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27
Higher pixel density
212 ppi
vs
170 ppi
24.71% higher pixel density
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27
Plenty thinner
9 mm
vs
11.4 mm
2.40 mm thinner
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26
Is self-lit
Yes
vs
No
Self-lit devices have a back or front light incorporated, so they can be used in poor light conditions or in the dark.
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25
Has dictionary
Yes
vs
No
The device has a dictionary that can be accessed offline.
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25
Explicitly higher resolution
1024x758 px
vs
1024x600 px
26.33% higher resolution

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is better than Amazon Kindle Fire because...

Yes
vs
No

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