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Amazon Kindle vs Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G: 33 facts in comparison

1. has an external memory slot

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
73% have it

2. 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
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
17% have it

3. 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
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
29% have it

4. weight

31g lighter.
191g
Asus Eee Reader DR900: 47.3g
222g

5. 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
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
93% have it

6. pixel density

26.95% higher pixel density.
167ppi
Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) WiFi 8GB: 300ppi
212ppi

7. thickness

1.1mm thinner.
10.2mm
Aluratek AEBK01FS: 0.95mm
9.1mm

8. height

0mm shorter.
169mm
Elonex eInk 621EB eBook: 117mm
169mm

9. internal storage

2GB more internal storage.
4GB
Sony PRS 600: 512GB
2GB

10. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
65% have it

11. screen size

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

12. has dictionary

The device has a dictionary that can be accessed offline.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
69% have it

13. has free syncing OTA

All your contacts and calendar dates are synced over-the-air.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
17% have it

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

Users can get access to books from real libraries.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
70% have it

15. 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
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
54% have it

16. supports text-to-speech

This enables your device to verbalize on-screen content.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
17% have it

17. number of screen shades

More screen shades (greys) result in better gradients and usually a better reading experience.
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Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) WiFi 8GB: 16
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18. can be updated over-the-air

It can be updated over the air (OTA) w/o connecting to a computer
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
12% have it

19. has a cellular module

Devices which use cellular technology can connect to mobile networks. Cellular networks have much wider signal coverage than WiFi.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
4% have it

20. width

2mm narrower.
119mm
Kobo Mini: 102mm
117mm

21. 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
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
87% have it

22. has a search browser

With a search browser application you can surf the internet from your device.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
64% have it

23. has USB mass storage support

It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
70% have it

24. plays Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
5% have it

25. supported file types

How many file types the device supports, such as PDF, JPG or PNG.
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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB: 37
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