Amazon KindleAmazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
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49 e-readers
5.87" - 6.3"
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Amazon Kindle vs Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G: 24 facts in comparison

1. 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
15% have it
32
0

2. 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
25% have it
30
0

3. weight

31g lighter.
191g
Asus Eee Reader DR900: 47.30g
222g
30
0

4. thickness

1.10mm thinner.
10.20mm
Aluratek LIBRE PRO eBook Reader: 0.95mm
9.10mm
30
0

5. pixel density

21.23% higher pixel density.
167ppi
Amazon Kindle Oasis WiFi + 3G: 300ppi
212ppi
30
0

6. 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
92% have it
29
0

7. height

0mm shorter.
169mm
Elonex eInk 621EB eBook: 117mm
169mm
29
0

8. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
64% have it
29
0

9. 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
28
0

10. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
6"
Irex technologies Digital Reader 1000SW: 10.20"
6"
28
0

11. has free syncing OTA

All your contacts and calendar dates are synced over-the-air.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
13% have it
28
0

12. internal storage

2GB more internal storage.
4GB
Sony PRS 600: 512GB
2GB
28
0

13. number of screen shades

More screen shades (greys) result in better gradients and usually a better reading experience.
16
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite WiFi + 3G: 16
16
27
0

14. 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
52% have it
27
0

15. has dictionary

The device has a dictionary that can be accessed offline.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
66% have it
27
0

16. 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
27
0

17. has a search browser

With a search browser application you can surf the internet from your device.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
62% have it
26
0

18. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
69% have it
26
0

19. width

2mm narrower.
119mm
Kobo Mini: 102mm
117mm
26
0

20. charge time

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
4h
Sony PRS T2: 2h
4h
26
0

21. 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
67% have it
26
0

22. 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
88% have it
25
0

23. supported file types

How many file types the device supports, such as PDF, JPG or PNG.
13
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB: 37
14
25
0

24. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
25
0

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