Amazon Kindle FireAmazon Kindle Paperwhite
Top 65%436 points
Top 65%
Top 27%33 points
Top 27%
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2.Resolution
3.Internal storage
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Screen size
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Top 92%
149 tablets
6.38" - 7.75"
NaN% of all tabletsYes
No

Amazon Kindle Fire vs Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: 40 facts in comparison

1. resolution

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

2. pixel density

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

3. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
7"
Irex technologies Digital Reader 1000SW: 10.20"
6"

4. thickness

2.40mm thinner.
11.40mm
Aluratek AEBK01FS: 0.95mm
9mm

5. weight

200g lighter.
413g
Asus Eee Reader DR900: 47.30g
213g

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
87% have it

7. plays Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
53% have it

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(Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10))
87% have it

9. height

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

10. internal storage

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

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
51% have it

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

Amazon Kindle Fire(Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10))
66% have it

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(Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10))
67% have it

14. Supports Java

Amazon Kindle Fire(Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10))
67% have it

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
93% have it

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

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

Amazon Kindle Fire(Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10))
95% have it

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(Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10))
94% have it

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

20. Has WiFi

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

21. Supports video chat

Amazon Kindle Fire(Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10))
91% have it

22. 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

23. has a search browser

With a search browser application you can surf the internet from your device.
Amazon Kindle Fire(Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10))
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
95% have it

24. 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(Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10))
93% have it

25. 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. has dictionary

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

27. has a rechargeable battery

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

28. can be updated over-the-air

It can be updated over the air (OTA) w/o connecting to a computer
Amazon Kindle Fire(Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10))
95% have it

29. 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(Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10))
95% have it

30. has an accelerometer

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.
Amazon Kindle Fire
95% have it

31. Copy and paste features in web browser

Amazon Kindle Fire(Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10))
95% have it

32. 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

33. has voice commands

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
Amazon Kindle Fire
87% have it

34. charge time

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
4h
Sony PRS T2: 2h
4h

35. has free syncing OTA

All your contacts and calendar dates are synced over-the-air.
Amazon Kindle Fire(Android 2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread (API level 10))
95% have it

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