Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

  • Slightly upgraded version of the original Kindle
  • Improved battery life from the basic Kindle
  • Thinner and lighter than the basic Kindle, waterproof too
  • Great for travel reading or taking on vacation
  • Lock screen has ads, have to pay extra to remove them
  • No headphone jack for audiobooks, Bluetooth headphones only
Price History
Screen Size - 6 inches
Resolution - 300 ppi
Storage Space - 8 GB
Storefront Locked?
Touch Screen?
Kindle Paperwhite Review Summary
Overall Rating
Based on 2,743 Customer Reviews
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

Amazon is the number one household name when it comes to ereaders, and the latest version of its Kindle Paperwhite comes packed with loads of features that are usually reserved for top-end devices.

James Peckham | on June 20, 2021
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

For its price, the Kindle Paperwhite offers more for your money than any other ebook reader on the market—and that's still true three years after its release. It's a great option for just about everyone, and our Editors' Choice.

Sascha Segan | on June 18, 2021
Kindle Paperwhite Review

What I like best about the Kindle Paperwhite is that it’s a technology that’s not trying to do the most, and that simplicity is especially refreshing when it feels like every other gadget in my life is trying to connect to more.

New York Magazine
Maxine Builder | on April 2, 2020
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

The latest version of the Kindle Paperwhite White is more durable, fully dunkable and ultimately the best Kindle reader for most people -- especially if you snag it during one of Amazon's frequent sales.

David Carnoy | on March 14, 2019
The Best E-Book Reader for 2021

The Kindle Paperwhite’s great display, even lighting, waterproofing, and affordable price, coupled with Amazon’s vast collection of reading material, make it the best device dedicated to reading.

New York Times
Nick Guy | on September 21, 2021