Amazon Kindle FireAmazon Kindle Paperwhite
Top 65%440 points
Top 65%
Top 27%33 points
Top 27%
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Screen size
Number of tablets
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Top 95%
161 tablets
6.38" - 7.75"
NaN% of all tabletsYes
No
screen size
pixel density
internal storage
7"
6"
Wacom Cintiq 22HD
21.5"
Best

Amazon Kindle Fire vs Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: 41 facts in comparison

1. resolution

20.84% higher resolution.
600 x 1024px
Kobo Aura HD: 1200 x 1440px
758 x 1024px
166
0

2. pixel density

19.81% higher pixel density.
170ppi
Amazon Kindle Oasis WiFi + 3G: 300ppi
212ppi
140
0

3. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
7"
Irex technologies Digital Reader 1000SW: 10.2"
6"
138
0

4. thickness

2.4mm thinner.
11.4mm
Aluratek LIBRE PRO eBook Reader: 0.95mm
9mm
112
0

5. weight

200g lighter.
413g
Asus Eee Reader DR900: 47.3g
213g
104
0

6. has USB mass storage support

It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
88% have it
86
0

7. plays Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
50% have it
72
0

8. Supports widgets

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.
Amazon Kindle Fire
84% have it
70
0

9. height

49mm shorter.
120mm
Elonex eInk 621EB eBook: 117mm
169mm
64
1

10. internal storage

6GB more internal storage.
8GB
Sony PRS 600: 512GB
2GB
59
0

11. has an IPS screen

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.
Amazon Kindle Fire
53% have it
55
0

12. Allows app installs on the device's external storage

Amazon Kindle Fire
65% have it
48
0

13. Is free and open source

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.
Amazon Kindle Fire
66% have it
46
0

14. Supports Java

Amazon Kindle Fire
66% have it
43
0

15. every pixel has three subpixels

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
94% have it
41
0

16. has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
Amazon Kindle Fire
95% have it
33
0

17. You can take a screenshot of your phone's screen

Amazon Kindle Fire
95% have it
30
0

18. has free navigation software

Free navigation software with free map data and updates included, no need to buy an dedicated navigation device.
Amazon Kindle Fire
95% have it
29
0

19. Has 802.11n WiFi connection

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.
Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
97% have it
28
0

20. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
99% have it
27
0

21. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
98% have it
27
0

22. Supports video chat

Amazon Kindle Fire
92% have it
27
0

23. has a search browser

With a search browser application you can surf the internet from your device.
Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
96% have it
27
0

24. Has access to real library to “borrow” e-books

Users can get access to books from real libraries.
Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
0% have it
26
0

25. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
26
0

26. can be updated over-the-air

It can be updated over the air (OTA) w/o connecting to a computer
Amazon Kindle Fire
96% have it
26
0

27. has dictionary

The device has a dictionary that can be accessed offline.
Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
6% have it
26
0

28. can be used as a WiFi hot spot

With a large enough data plan, you could cancel your home internet and use the device as a hotspot.
Amazon Kindle Fire
94% have it
26
0

29. Has an e-paper display

An e-paper display provides a high contrast allowing users to read in direct sunlight without requiring much power.
Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
0% have it
25
0

30. is self-lit

Self-lit devices have a back or front light incorporated, so they can be used in poor light conditions or in the dark.
Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
0% have it
25
0

31. Has an alarm clock

It includes an alarm clock which you can set in order to wake you up or to act as a reminder.
Amazon Kindle Fire
98% have it
25
0

32. Copy and paste features in web browser

Amazon Kindle Fire
96% have it
25
0

33. Has music playback

The device can play mp3 music files.
Amazon Kindle Fire
97% have it
25
0

34. Can download and run apps

The device has an operating system which allows to download and run apps from third parties like games, web browser, map applications, mail clients, ereader software, video and picture watching, calendars, etc.
Amazon Kindle Fire
96% have it
25
0

35. Has a white e-paper display

This e-paper display is much brighter and whiter than normal e-paper displays - it provides a better reading experience due to higher contrast.
Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
15% have it
25
0

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