Quick Overview Model - Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (10th Gen) Internal Memory - 8GB Display Type - E Ink Carta Display Display Size - 6" Screen Resolution - 300ppi Connectivity - WiFi Dimensions - 167 x 116 x 8.2mm
In the box you get the Kindle Paperwhite along with a charging cable and the quick starter guide. That’s it. If you need a case (and I recommend it) you will have to invest in it separately.
Compact and sturdy are the first things that come to mind when you hold the new Kindle Paperwhite. The e-reader has a plastic back with a rubberized finish which gives it a good grip. On the front you have the 6-inch display, with thick borders all around and in the race to make devices bezel less, Paperwhite has bezels as it makes the Kindle easier to hold for prolonged reading. It isn’t very heavy and can find place even in a jacket pocket. At the bottom you have the microUSB port along with the power button and that’s it.
The biggest change with the new Paperwhite is that it is waterproof. It is IPX8 rated, which means it can survive up to 60 minutes in water 2 meters deep. If you are one that will take this to the swimming pool with you or would like to read in the bathtub, then you can rest easy that the device won’t get spoilt if accidentally dropped in water.
The 2018 Paperwhite looks and feels just like its predecessor with water resistance being the biggest change.
The 6-inch Kindle Paperwhite has a fantastic e-ink display. It is crisp and bright which is what matters. The 6-inch display has a pixel density of 300ppi along with 5 LEDs to give you a bright uniform reading experience. There is no light sensor to adjust the brightness automatically which is a bummer. So, when you transition from reading in sunlight to the darkness of your bedroom, you will have to manually adjust the brightness. A feature that has translated from its more expensive siblings is the ability to invert the black and white colours. This is a feature that many will appreciate as it helps with reading in the dark.
The Kindle has a touchscreen which is very responsive with no lag whatsoever. The QWERTY keyboard layout to search for books, enter your Wi-Fi password, etc. is comfortable to type on and responsive to the touch.
Overall, the display of the new Kindle Paperwhite is a treat to read on. The pixel density makes the text sharp, the brightness works well for sunlight reading and pitch darkness. Being able to invert black and white colours is a nice option for those that want it and overall, the Kindle Paperwhites display is functional for what it is meant to do, give a good reading experience.
If you have used the Voyage or the Oasis (red our review of the Oasis here) in the past, then you should feel at home with the UI. The home screen shows you three of your books along with a row of recommendations at the bottom. You can access your entire library of Amazon Kindle books or check out the ones locally stored or navigate the store to buy a new book. You can also log into your goodreads account to keep track of the books and genres you like.
The Kindle Paperwhite also comes with 8GB of storage instead of 4GB (which was on the previous gen). Of the 8GB about 6GB is available for use which is a lot. You can carry thousands of books with you with a mere 6GB of available space so don’t fret about that.
Being an e-book reader, we can expect some crazy long battery life for the device. Amazon says the device can last for weeks of usage and we agree. Read for about an hour a day and based on the brightness of the device it can last you 3 to 4 weeks with ease.
Model - Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (10th Gen), Internal Memory - 8GB, Display Type - E Ink Carta Display, Display Size - 6", Screen Resolution - 300ppi, Connectivity - WiFi, Dimensions - 167 x 116 x 8.2mm, Weight - 182gm, Backup Hours - A single charge lasts up to six weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 13. Battery life will vary based on light settings, wireless usage, Color - White, On Box - Kindle Paperwhite, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide, Others - Glare-Free screen: Yes, Built-in Light: Yes (5 LEDs), Page Turns: Touchscreen, Waterproof: Yes, IPX8 (2 meters 60 minutes fresh water), Content Formats Supported: Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, PMP through conversion, Specialty - Amazons 6" Paperwhite display technology with E Ink Carta and built-in light, 300ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale, Waterproof (IPX8), tested to withstand immersion in 2 meters of fresh water for 60 minutes, VoiceView screen reader, available over Bluetooth audio, provides spoken feedback allowing to navigate device and read books with text-to-speech (available in English only), The thinnest, lightest Kindle Paperwhite ever, Warranty - 3 Month