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Top 31%
Top 11%40 points
Top 11%
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Top 84%
46 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
14% have it

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
26% have it

3. weight

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

4. thickness

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

5. pixel density

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

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
93% have it

7. height

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

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

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
69% have it

10. screen size

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

11. has free syncing OTA

All your contacts and calendar dates are synced over-the-air.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
14% have it

12. internal storage

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

13. number of screen shades

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

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

15. has dictionary

The device has a dictionary that can be accessed offline.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
68% have it

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

17. has a search browser

With a search browser application you can surf the internet from your device.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3G
63% have it

18. Has WiFi

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

19. width

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

20. charge time

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

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
69% have it

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
86% have it

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

24. has a rechargeable battery

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

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