It has been more than 14 years since Amazon launched its first Kindle E-Reader back in 2007. A lot have changed in these devices since then, they have lost their physical keyboard, quality of the screen is infinitely better in newer ones, they have lost lot of weight and has greatly improved its performance. Read our review and find out which is the best Kindle in 2021.
Today we can do the same as we did with those first models, read. In this comparison we present the main features of each one, their complete functionality and the main differences between them. Thanks to the variety of models and their price range, there is for sure an Amazon Kindle that fits you perfectly. Let’s start!
BEST KINDLE COMPARISON CHART
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This Kindle model is the most basic of the range and at the same time the cheapest. Like its big brothers, it has a touch screen, an integrated light to read in the dark and its battery lasts several weeks using it half an hour on average per day and with an intermediate brightness. The screen resolution is the lowest of the three models, 167 ppi. This resolution, almost half of the others, is especially noticeable when viewing images.
It has 4 GB of internal capacity, the smallest of the three models and only Wifi connectivity. Thanks to its size it’s possible to hold it with one hand comfortably. Regarding its functionality, it is very similar in the three models, highlighting the free Cloud storage for Amazon content, a wide range of compatible formats and adjustment of letter size. However, it is noted that the performance of this model it’s less than the other two, for example when turning pages. It is available in two colors, black or white and it weighs 174 grams.
It’s perfect: to have a very good quality E-Reader at a reduced price. Ideal to initiate with these devices and check if we get used to reading on this kind of screens.
Low Price ✅
Battery duration ✅Small and light ✅
❌ Not Waterproof
❌ Screen resolution❌ Do not support ePub format.
- Purpose-built for reading with a 167 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper, even in direct sunlight.
- Adjustable brightness lets you read comfortably—indoors and outdoors, day and night.
- Unlike a tablet, a single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours.
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The intermediate model in the range is this Kindle Paperwhite. It has a touch screen with integrated light, brighter than the previous model and especially with much better resolution, 300 ppi. The battery life is longer than the Kindle, about 6 weeks with a reading of half an hour on average per day. It is waterproof with an IPX8 degree of protection, that means it can accidentally fall into the pool and we are going to be able to continue using it.
We can choose between 8 or 32 GB of internal storage, more than enough for all the books that can be read in many years. It has Wifi connectivity and optionally we can acquire it with a free 4G LTE mobile connection, without monthly fees. It is larger than the previous model but still comfortable to hold with one hand while reading. The functionality, as we already said, is similar in the three models, highlighting the free cloud storage for Amazon content, a wide range of compatible formats and adjustment of the letter size. Only Wifi version weighs 182 grams and 191 grams with 4G connectivity. In this case we can choose to buy it cheaper if we let it show us ads when it’s blocked, the ads are related to books that we can buy on Amazon.
It’s perfect: as our main reading device. It’s possible to purchase it at a discounted price with Amazon Essential Kit that comes with a leather case and fast charging charger. Almost the best Kindle in 2021.
Waterproof IPX8 ✅
Screen resolution ✅Battery duration ✅
❌ Do not support ePub format.
- Now available in Black, Twilight Blue, Plum, or Sage
- The thinnest, lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet—with a flush-front design and 300 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight.
- Now waterproof, so you’re free to read and relax at the beach, by the pool, or in the bath. Your Kindle has been tested to withstand accidental immersion in water.
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The most advanced E-Reader in the market is undoubtedly this Kindle Oasis. With a 7 “screen and 300 ppi resolution we can perfectly read and display images with great quality. It’s without a doubt the brightest screen of the three models, with 25 LEDs. To all the functionality of its little brothers, we have to add a warm adjustable light, more suitable for large reading sessions. It is also waterproof like Kindle Paperwhite and has automatic screen rotation for reading while holding it horizontally. Weighs 188 grams.
We can also choose between 8 or 32 GB of internal storage, and it has Wifi connectivity and optionally free 4G LTE mobile connection, with no monthly fees. It is the largest in terms of size but with its ergonomic design it is still comfortable to hold with one hand. It also has two physical buttons to turning pages much more comfortable and faster. The functionality is similar in the three models, highlighting the free cloud storage for Amazon content, a wide range of compatible formats and adjustment of the letter size.
It’s perfect: for reading lovers who need a versatile and comfortable device to read non-stop for hours. Definitely, the best Kindle in 2021.
Waterproof IPX8 ✅
Adjustable warm light ✅Screen size ✅
Page turn buttons ✅
Automatic rotating page orientation ✅
Battery duration ✅
❌ High price
❌ Do not support ePub format.
- Our best 7", 300 ppi flush-front Paperwhite display.
- Adjustable warm light to shift screen shade from white to amber.
- Waterproof (IPX8) so you can read in the bath or by the pool. Your Kindle has been tested to withstand accidental immersion in water.