If you are a voracious reader, the best gift you can buy for yourself is a Kindle.
Let me share my experience with Kindle in the last four years and how it has helped me read several books and improve my reading habit.
Also, Kindle has some advantages over the traditional hard-bound books that are worth knowing about.
What is Kindle?
Kindle is designed by Amazon and looks like a tablet. But it is made for a single purpose – reading books.
You can buy, download, read e-books, newspapers, and magazines using the Amazon Kindle Store.
Usually, the Kindle Edition of Books is cheaper when compared to the regular hard-bound versions.
Why only Kindle? Why not use a tablet or mobile?
Smartphones/Tablets are distracting due to notifications, calls, messages, WhatsApp, social media etc and doesn’t allow concentrated reading.
On the other hand, the Kindle makes your environment distraction free.
Kindle Vs. Books – Which Is Better?
There is nothing like the smell of a new book. The in-hand feel of the paper is an unmatched experience for me. I love physical books and still buy a lot of them.
However, Kindle has following advantages:
- You can store 1000s of books on Kindle carry them with you without worry.
- If you live in an apartment you don’t have to worry about the storage space for your books with Kindle.
- You can read Kindle at night without any lights and maynot disturb your partner.
- The battery usually works for 2-3 weeks and it is very convenient to carry.
Let’s Check out the 3 latest Kindle Models and then decide which is apt for you:
Amazon Kindle (10th Generation)
This 10th Gen. Amazon Kindle comes with a 6-inch glare-free screen (167 PPi), and built-in front light. The display makes it easier for you to read for hours(indoors and outdoors, day and night).
The built-in front light has 4 LEDs. It is thin and lightweight and easy to hold and carry.
Special features – While reading you can Highlight text, look up definitions, translate words, and adjust text size.
Additionally, if you are a prime member, you can access hundreds of books, comics, and more.
But, it does not generationayback of Audible audiobooks.
You can either read books online, or you can store them on the device as it has 8GB of internal storage.
Moreover, it comes with WiFi support. So, you can download books straight to the kindle.
Furthermore, it can fully charge in approximately 4 hours, and after being fully charged, it can last up to 3 weeks(based on light settings, wireless usage).
Lastly, this Kindle is available on Amazon for purchase at a price tag of Rs 6,999.
Kindle Paperwhite (10th generation)
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite(10 Generation) comes with the similar size 6.0-inch display that we have seen in the above Kindle.
However, the screen quality is better as it comes with 300 PPI pixel density making reading easier. The bKindlen front light has 5 LEDs.
This device comes in two configurations – WiFi and WiFi + Cellular connectivity.
Talking about the special features, it includes a VoiceView screen reader, available over Bluetooth audio. It provides spoken feedback allowing you to navigate your device and read books generationto-speech (available in English only).
Additionally, it can invert Black and White, adjust the font size, font face, line spacing, and margins.
The device comes in two storage configurations that include 8GB and 32GB onboard storage to store thousands of books.
It even offers free cloud storage for all Amazon content.
Moreover, it is IPX8 certified making it safe from splash or dust.
Furthermore, it offers a high-capacity battery that provides a battery backup of 6 weeks on a single charge(it can take 3 hours for full charge).
The 10th Gen Kindle Paper White is available for a starting price of Rs 10,299.
Amazon Kindle Oasis (10th Generation)
Kindle Oasis(10th Generation) is the most premium device on this list that also comes with a premium look and impressive specs.
Firstly, the device comes with a large 7.0-inch glare-free display (300 PPI) and a sleek ergonomic design with page turn buttons perfect for one-handed reading.
The built-in front light has 25 LEDs.
Also, you can customize the screen share from white light to a warm amber and it automatically adjusts brightness of your screen based on ambient light.
It has same features as the 10th Gen Kindle Paperwhite.
Additionally, it comes with an Automatic page orientation, absent in the abovementioned devices.
Also, has IPX8 rated making it a perfect travel companion.
The device comes with a two storage configuration – 8GB and 32GB.
Additionally, cloud storage also offers you two storage configurations – 8GB and 32GB.
Like Kindle Paperwhite, it offers a high-capacity battery that provides a battery backup of 6 weeks on a single charge.
It is available on Amazon for Rs. 21,999.
Comparison Table – Kindle Vs Kindle PaperWhite Vs Kindle Oasis
|Kindle||Kindle Paper White||Kindle Oasis|
|Price||Rs. 6499||Rs 10,299||Rs. 17999|
|Ratings||4.5 out of 5 stars (5,547)||4.5 out of 5 stars (6,033)||4.5 out of 5 stars (768)|
|Screen size||6″ glare-free||6″ glare-free||7″ glare-free|
|Storage||8 GB||8 GB or 32 GB||8 GB or 32 GB|
|Resolution||167 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi|
|Built-in Front Light||Yes – 4 LEDs||Yes – 5 LEDs||Yes – 25 LEDs|
|Auto adjusting light sensors||No||No||Yes|
|Page turn buttons||No||No||Yes|
|Adjustable warm light||No||No||Yes|
|Automatic rotating page orientation||No||No||Yes|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Cellular||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Cellular|
Concluding Thoughts – Which Kindle Should You Buy? – Buying Advice
What to look for in your first Kindle device as there are different models available in the market. Here are few tips:
- The base Kindle version comes with excellent features and is suitable for most people who don’t want to spend more.
- The 8 GB Storage version is more than enough for most buyers. However, you may opt for 32 GB if you want to.
- The 6 Inch display is perfect and easy to use and hold with one hand.
- You won’t be using too much data on the Kindle and it can even work with your smartphone’s Hotspot so can save some money and opt for the WIFI Edition.
As you may have now understood the clear differences between the three Kindle models, I am sure it will be easier for you to choose the perfect kindle for you.
If you ask me, I would go for the Kindle Paperwhite as it comes with a smaller 6 Inch display, with higher 300 Pixels density and also is affordable.
Even the base Kindle version offers excellent reading experience and you won’t be disappointed with the device.
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Written By Ayush Sharma and Edited By Kanuj Sharma
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