Product Comparison: Kindle Paperwhite vs Kindle Voyage
- 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.
- Love the size, weight, and clarity of my Kindle Voyage. Hate the advertisement screen saver. Liked my Paperwhite screen saver with the pencils, pens, and other writing implements.
- The Voyage has a great screen and easy to use settings. It has slightly less weight but not enough to make much of a difference.
- The PPI resolution (300) makes reading easy with less eye strain
- Read anywhere....no sun glare outside (like the Fire)...no extra reading lamp at night...perfect
- The uniformity of the screen is still an issue... - This is a BIG one. Part of the reason I still tend to gravitate to my aging Kindle Touch is because there's no front-lighting system built in.
- 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.
- Page turns using the touch screen and the bezel pressure touch work quickly.
- Set up, including Wi-Fi connecting very easy with no disconnect or other network issues.
- Vocabulary Builder: A great idea for those words that you're unfamiliar with. It's great for adults and children both. The only issue with this is also part of the issues as a whole (specially my point 3 below in cons)...
- Page Press buttons are more of an irritant than a help. If you hold it normally it is easy to accidentally turn the page when you don't intend to.
- The power button is in a terrible location, especially if you use the official amazon origami cover.