New Amazon Kindle 5 Review
The new Amazon Kindle 5 ereader is the latest edition at an even much
more affordable price - only $69! The price change is probably the
biggest change to the previous Kindle 4 model. Their are a few minor
changes such as a black case instead of gray, slightly darker fonts and
faster page turns. Just so you know, Amazon just calls the Kindle 5,
simply "Kindle" as their latest basic model. They still are selling
Kindle Keyboard (Kindle 3) and Kindle DX models which are older
Paperwhite is their latest and greatest model. Scroll down to view Kindle HD vs Kindle HDX models
Kindle Comparison Chart of All Models, E-Ink & Fire HD Color
Kindle Comparison Chart of Kindle 5, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle DX and Kindle Paperwhite
(Kindle Fire Comparison Chart below)
||Kindle Keyboard||Kindle DX
||Kindle Paperwhite (WiFi & WiFi +3G)
|Size||6.5" x 4.5" x 0.34"||7.5" x 4.8" x 0.335"||10.4" x 7.2" x 0.38"||6.8" x 4.6" x 0.36"|
|Pixel Resolution||600 x 800 at 167 ppi.
Uses latest Pearl E-Ink, waveform & font
|600 x 800 at 167 ppi.
Uses latest Pearl E-Ink, waveform & font technology.
|1200 x 824 at 150 ppi.
Uses latest Pearl E-Ink, waveform & font technology.
|1024x758 at 212 ppi.
Paperwhite display has built-in light; Uses latest Pearl E-Ink, multi-touch display, waveform & font technology.
|3G Wireless||N/A||HSDPA modem (3G) with a fallback to EDGE/GPRS; Amazon Whispernet||HSDPA modem (3G) with a fallback to EDGE/GPRS; Amazon Whispernet||HSDPA modem (3G) with a fallback to EDGE/GPRS; Amazon Whispernet|
|Wi-Fi||Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots.
||Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots.||Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots.
||Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots.|
|Web Browser||Free Experimental WebKit-Based Browser||Free Experimental WebKit-Based Browser||Free Experimental WebKit-Based Browser||Free Experimental WebKit-Based Browser
|Storage Capacity||2GB internal, 1,400 books||4GB memory 3,500 books
||4GB internal, 3,500 books||2G internal, 1,100 books|
|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 (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.||Kindle (AZW), PDF, TXT, Audible (formats 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, RTF, 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||5-Way Controller||Keyboard||Keyboard||2-Point Multi-Touch|
|Text To Speech||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Battery Life||Up to 1 month with wireless off, 3 weeks WiFi on
Up to 2 months with wireless off, 10 days WiFi on
|Up to 1 month with wireless off, 3 weeks WiFi on||WiFi Model - Up to 2 months with wireless off, 6 weeks
3G Model - Up to 2 months with wireless off, 3 weeks WiFi on
8.7 oz WiFi+3G
|18.9 ounces||7.5 oz WiFi
|Best Price Online
||Kindle 5||Kindle Keyboard||Kindle DX||New Kindle Paperwhite!|
|Model:||Kindle Fire HD
||Kindle Fire HDX|
|Size||7" - 7.6" x 5.4" x 0.4"
8" - 9.4" X 6.4" X 0.35"
|7" - 7.5" x 4.7" x 0.45"
8.9" - 9.45"x6.5"x0.35"
|Display Size||7"||7" & 8.9"|
|Pixel Resolution||7" 1280x800, 216 PPI
8.9" 1920 x 1200, 254 PPI
|7" - 1920x1200, 323 PPI
8.9"- 2560X1600, 339 PPI
|Display Type||HD with polarizing filter & anti-glare
||HD with polarizing filter & anti-glare|
|4G Wireless||N/A||WiFi only or WiFi + 4GLTE AT&T or Verizon|
|Wi-Fi||Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO); Supports public
and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots.
||Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO); Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots.|
|Web Browser||Amazon Silk Web Browser||Amazon Silk Web Browser|
|Storage Capacity||16GB, 32GB OR 64GB + Free Amazon Cloud Storage||16GB, 32GB OR 64GB + Free Amazon Cloud Storage|
|Supported Media Formats||Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, MP4, 3GP, VP8(.webm)||Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, MP4, 3GP, VP8(.webm).|
|Interface||Capacitive touch||Capacitive touch|
Dual Stereo Speakers
Dual Stereo Speakers,
|Battery Life||Up to 11 hours wireless off||
7" - Up to 17 hours wireless off
|Weight||7" - 12.2 oz
8" - 20 oz
7" WiFi - 10.7 oz
||7" WiFi: 8GB: $139 |
8.9" WiFi: 16GB: $229 | 32GB: $314 | 64GB + 4G: $499
|7" WiFi: 16GB: $229 | 32GB: $269| 64GB: $309
8.9" WiFi: 16GB: $379 | 32GB: $429| 64GB: $479
|Best Price Online
||Kindle HD Models||Kindle HDX Models|
Listed in the display box below are the current Kindle editions available for purchase from Amazon. They include the Kindle 5, Kindle Paperwhite and Fire HD models. All are global wireless download capable.
- Only $69! - Lowest priced Kindle eBook reader
- Bolder Fonts
- Faster Page
- Latest Version of Pearl E-Ink – The best crisp, clear images & text.
- 2G Storage – Up to 1,400 Books.
- Sleek Design – 6.5" x 4.5" x 0.34", fits in your pocket!
- Web Browser -
Screen can be set to landscape mode + 5 zoom levels
- Built-In Wi-Fi – Free AT&T hotspots, your home WiFi or any available network WiFi hotspots
Kindle 5 Features
Kindle 5 Review
Here is a video explaining some of the features and functions
of the new Amazon Kindle 5 Ebook Reader:
To review and compare the Kindle, iPad, Sony Reader and Barnes and Noble Nook ereaders, you can refer to our Ebook Reader Comparison Chart.
What Are Special Offers and Sponsored Screensavers? Why So
Many Different Price Points?
Note that each Kindle ebook reader, with the exception of the Kindle
Fire, has special
offers (coupons) and sponsored screensaver ad versions and non-ad
versions which usually run about $40 more. So each Kindle model has up
to four different prices, depending if they come in WiFi and 3G
versions - 2 prices for WiFi, 2 prices for 3G with and without ads. All
the price listings in the comparison chart above lists the lowest price
with offers. The offers don't show everywhere, just on the home screen
and screensaver, not while reading. So if you want to save some money,
get the cheaper version. If you really cannot tolerate any kind of ad
promotion, then spend the one-time extra cost and never see an ad on
you Kindle for the rest of your life. It's up to you.
Kindle 5 ConsThe best feature of the Kindle 5 is its price at $69, but it is Amazon's most basic model and its priced so low because it does lack some of the features of the other Kindle models. Let's compare it to the Kindle Paperwhite WiFi which is $50 more. The most obvious advantage on the Paperwhite is the built-in light. The Kindle 5 has a 5-way controller instead of a touchscreen which can make searching or browsing a little more cumbersome. The Kindle Paperwhite has double the battery life - up to 2 months vs only 1 month in the Kindle 5. Both models, however, lacks audio ability meaning it does not have speakers or an audio jack for headphones and so does not support audio files. But if you want one of the best cheap ebook readers, this is the one to get. So to summarize:
Kindle 5 Disadvantages over Paperwhite
- Obvious one - No Lighted Screen
- 800x600 screen resolution vs 1024x758 in Paperwhite
- Less Battery Life - 1 month vs 2 months in Paperwhite
- No Touch Screen, Instead has 5-way controller
- No X-Ray Feature - Book Extras & Info
- No Time-To-Read - How much time left for reading
The first original Amazon Kindle was released in November, 2007 and has become a world-wide phenomenon. Prior to its release, the only other ebook reader or wireless reading device that was comparable was Sony's ebook reader. There are a lot more advantages to Amazon's Kindle as summarized on this page: Amazon Kindle vs Sony eBook.The Barnes and Noble Nook has given the Kindle some competition, but now with Kindle's many offerings of models and price points and still very high quality, it;'s hard to beat. Here is our Kindle vs Nook Comparison Chart and review.
If you are considering getting an iPad because of all the
hoopla, you may first want to read the iPad
vs Kindle review which includes a side by side comparison
chart or Kindle Fire vs Apple iPad.
Now Oprah has said it is one of her most favorite things as discussed on her show. She received it as a gift in the summer and so much enjoyed the fact that she has immediate access to more than hundreds of thousands of books, blogs, newspapers and magazines.
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