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Customer Review

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 November 2021
Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition 32GB

Screen size is its best and worst feature. Feels like reading a dinky book but is effortless to hold with one hand. Despite having the footprint of a standard book, once you factor in the bezels the reading area is still small. Cover art is a little hard to see/appreciate fully, when scrolling through lists. I couldn't exclusively use the kindle paperwhite without a larger colour device to browse for my next reading choices. One other advantage of the smaller size, including the larger bezel at the bottom, is that you don't have to move your eyes, and therefore your neck, quite so much. If you read the device on your lap, as I do, there's less eye/neck movement.

300ppi resolution but as the contrast isn't that high it's not immediately obvious. During daylight, the screen is a pleasure and a definite advantage. Doesn’t match traditional ink on paper; the screen is low contrast, laminated and inset slightly but for eye comfort, it's unbeatable. With the LEDs on, I find it comparable to a decent LCD re eye strain.

I don't use the auto light feature. I found that I prefer to stick to one compromise setting for all conditions (Brightness 12 / Warmth 13). Random light changes break my immersion somewhat. Note: The yellow in my photo is in fact a much redder orange, in real life. Unfortunately, my camera is a bit useless.

Very snappy page changes. Love the page turn animation. It's nothing fancy, but a nice touch all the same. The back doesn't have a rubberised feel like some suggest. It's more a very smooth, slightly textured plastic. The plastic over the screen isn't tough, so expect it to be prone to scratches, as will the back.

I didn't buy a third party (currently limited choices) or amazon case - I don't know whether true but I've heard they are no better than a cheaper generic version. I haven't used the wireless charging.

Quick recap.

Pros
Good battery life**
Light and easy to hold in most every reading position
Snappy page turns, quick to wake up from standby
Lighting is uniform. No obvious splotches or discolorations

Cons
Annoyingly placed power button on the bottom
Screen is still pretty small at 6.8
Screen plastic will be prone to scratches
You only get an USB-C to USB-A cable. No charger

** It's difficult to get an accurate read on the battery drain. I can get between 30mins to an 1hr per each %, other times it drops faster at 6-10 mins per %. Exact same settings and roughly the same environment. I guess it's not consistent across the battery scale but overall, it is long lasting.

Re 3 months free Kindle unlimited - added seamlessly for me. As an existing subscriber, the free months were added to the end of my current paid period.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very easy to hold, nippy page turns, quick to wake up, long battery life.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 November 2021
Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition 32GB

Screen size is its best and worst feature. Feels like reading a dinky book but is effortless to hold with one hand. Despite having the footprint of a standard book, once you factor in the bezels the reading area is still small. Cover art is a little hard to see/appreciate fully, when scrolling through lists. I couldn't exclusively use the kindle paperwhite without a larger colour device to browse for my next reading choices. One other advantage of the smaller size, including the larger bezel at the bottom, is that you don't have to move your eyes, and therefore your neck, quite so much. If you read the device on your lap, as I do, there's less eye/neck movement.

300ppi resolution but as the contrast isn't that high it's not immediately obvious. During daylight, the screen is a pleasure and a definite advantage. Doesn’t match traditional ink on paper; the screen is low contrast, laminated and inset slightly but for eye comfort, it's unbeatable. With the LEDs on, I find it comparable to a decent LCD re eye strain.

I don't use the auto light feature. I found that I prefer to stick to one compromise setting for all conditions (Brightness 12 / Warmth 13). Random light changes break my immersion somewhat. Note: The yellow in my photo is in fact a much redder orange, in real life. Unfortunately, my camera is a bit useless.

Very snappy page changes. Love the page turn animation. It's nothing fancy, but a nice touch all the same. The back doesn't have a rubberised feel like some suggest. It's more a very smooth, slightly textured plastic. The plastic over the screen isn't tough, so expect it to be prone to scratches, as will the back.

I didn't buy a third party (currently limited choices) or amazon case - I don't know whether true but I've heard they are no better than a cheaper generic version. I haven't used the wireless charging.

Quick recap.

Pros
Good battery life**
Light and easy to hold in most every reading position
Snappy page turns, quick to wake up from standby
Lighting is uniform. No obvious splotches or discolorations

Cons
Annoyingly placed power button on the bottom
Screen is still pretty small at 6.8
Screen plastic will be prone to scratches
You only get an USB-C to USB-A cable. No charger

** It's difficult to get an accurate read on the battery drain. I can get between 30mins to an 1hr per each %, other times it drops faster at 6-10 mins per %. Exact same settings and roughly the same environment. I guess it's not consistent across the battery scale but overall, it is long lasting.

Re 3 months free Kindle unlimited - added seamlessly for me. As an existing subscriber, the free months were added to the end of my current paid period.
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