Which Kindle device is good

E-Book Reader: Which Kindle is Right?

In 2007 Amazon presented its first own e-book reader, the Kindle. A lot has happened technically since then. There were always new versions and successor models of the e-reader. Today the readers have touch controls instead of a mechanical keyboard and some versions offer lighting and are waterproof. The price ranges from 79.99 euros to almost 320 euros.

But not every reader really needs all the functions that some versions of the e-reader have. To help you decide which Kindle model is right for you at the best price, we've compared Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle Oasis in detail below.

The new Kindle: The standard version

The "normal" Kindle has become something of a classic among e-book readers. Small, light and with the most important features, the device offers everything you need to simply read digital books.

Kindle features and price:

  • Screen: 6 inch display
  • Resolution: 167 ppi
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Lighting: front light (4 LED)
  • Colors: black, white
  • further features: WLAN
  • Price: 79.99 - 89.99 euros

Kindle Paperwhite: With light and waterproof

Although you can often look at books clearly once their paper pages have been wet, the printed books usually survive falling into the water relatively unscathed. This is not the case with electronic devices - which also include e-book readers with e-ink technology.

This is where the waterproof Kindle Paperwhite can help. Thanks to IPX8 certification, readers can have their digital books with them by the pool or in the bathtub.

Kindle Paperwhite features and price:

  • Screen: 6 inch display
  • Resolution: 300 ppi
  • Memory: 8/32 GB
  • Lighting: front light (5 LED)
  • Colors: black, dark blue
  • further features: WLAN, optionally 4G, waterproof according to IPX8, front-flush design
  • Price: 119.99 - 229.99 euros
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Kindle Oasis: Read more comfortably

The Kindle Oasis is something like Amazon's high-end reader. The model is aimed at frequent readers who appreciate small conveniences such as mechanical page turning keys so much that they are not put off by the significantly higher price.

The Oasis is not only a digital reader, but also a media player for audio books from the Amazon service Audible. Headphones or speakers can be connected via Bluetooth and books can be heard acoustically.

Kindle Oasis features and price:

  • Screen: 7 inch display
  • Resolution: 300 ppi
  • Memory: 8/32 GB
  • Lighting: front light (25 LED), adjustable color temperature
  • Colors: graphite, gold
  • further features: WLAN, optionally 4G, waterproof according to IPX8, front-flush design with side-turning keys, Audible support and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Price: 229.99 - 319.99 euros
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