Product Comparison: Kindle Glare-Free vs Kindle Paperwhite


General Specifications
Brand
Kindle
Kindle
Model
E-reader
Paperwhite
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Indulge your love of reading with the Amazon Kindle. Select from thousands of books, and download them straight to the device without worrying about space or weight, and then read them anywhere, whether in bright sunlight or indoors. The massive battery life in this Amazon Kindle keeps it going for weeks.
Kindle Paperwhite offers Bookerly, an exclusive font crafted from the ground up for reading on digital screens. Warm and contemporary, Bookerly is inspired by the artistry of the best fonts in modern print books, but is hand-crafted for great readability at any font size.
Key Specs
Screen Size
6 in.
6 in.
Screen Resolution
167 ppi
300 ppi
Backlit Display
No
Yes

Kindle Glare-Free

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Glare-Free

Kindle Paperwhite

What customers say about "Key Specs"
Kindle Glare-Free 6" Touchscreen Display
  • I love the touch screen and the ability to scroll without buttons.
  • Good, but unhappy that screen size is small, less than I expected
  • This is the best alternative to hard copy book. Fluid page turning and wonderful screen light. Light weight and easy to hold. Love it!!
  • The screen size could be bigger like the earlier versions of kindle.
  • The screen is too dark, and cannot adjust the brightness
  • It does its job but I would buy one which the screen is brighter. There are times that it's difficult to read because screen is not too bright
Kindle Paperwhite eReader, High-Resolution Display, Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
  • The backlight looks great. It's a perfect size. And because it's one page at a time, you overcome another annoyance of physical books.
  • First and foremost, it feels so good reading one hand with it. It is perfect for one hand use: perfect weight, perfect size, perfect grip. I like the feel of it so much I just can't put a case on it. I purchased a sleeve for it when it's not in use.
  • The screen is beautiful. Being able to read either in complete darkness or in direct sunlight is a thing of beauty - especially coming from an iPhone.
  • I wish the screen had a bit more contrast. It seems like the Voyage might excel here but for the price difference I'm still satisfied.
  • Lighting issues - obviously, not all Kindles are made with the same tone of lights
  • There is no way to make a black background while having lit text. This makes reading before bed very frustrating since I don't want such a bright light shining in my face. Because this is when I do my most reading, it loses two stars for not including this basic feature.
Size & Weight
Height
6.3 in.
6.7 in.
Width
4.5 in.
4.6 in.
Depth
0.36 in.
0.36 in.
Weight
5.7 oz.
7.2 oz.

Kindle Glare-Free

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Glare-Free

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Glare-Free

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Glare-Free

Kindle Paperwhite

Features
Color
Black
Black
Control Type
Touchscreen
Touchscreen
Adjustable Brightness
Yes
Yes
Adjustable Font Size
Yes
Yes
Supported Media Formats
Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
Interface(s)
Micro USB
Micro USB
Battery Type
Lithium polymer
Lithium polymer
Extras
Free cloud storage for all Amazon content, VoiceView screen reader
VoiceView screen reader, Amazon's largest high-resolution display, Ideal for one-handed reading, Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
What customers say about "Features"
Kindle Glare-Free 6" Touchscreen Display
  • The built in dictionary is awesome for words you come across you don't know.
  • Nice alternative for reading kindle books for kids. Not many features but good enough for reading.
  • This is more a no-frills Kindle compared to the ones that had keyboards and nicer back-lit features. But it does the job.
  • Good features and quality. Would be nice if it worked better in low light. Should have stepped up for the backlit one. This is nice if your conditions are bright.
  • One of my favorite features is the ability to hold your finger over a word, highlight it, and ask for a definition. The kindle is a great tool for entertainment as well as expanding your vocabulary.
  • When you first turn on the kindle, the home screen does not make it easy to determine exactly how to open up and read a downloaded book.
Kindle Paperwhite eReader, High-Resolution Display, Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
  • The battery lasts forever. I've had it for almost a week now, and haven't had to charge it yet. The battery is still quite full.
  • You can plug it into your laptop and load other books (but sometimes it won't even with some common formats)
  • Easier access to configuration settings, i.e. better user interface
  • Also appreciate the ease of changing dictionaries once the definition comes up.
  • The battery life has dropped from 8 weeks at ½ hour of reading per day to 6 weeks at ½ hour of reading per day (Roughly 28 hours to 21 hours). That is due to the additional energy required for the higher resolution screen and the power to render the higher resolution of text.
  • Swiping the screen to unlock. I have plenty of tablets that require me to swipe them to start using them. It's not something I ever wanted in a reader.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
FCC, CE
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