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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd Gen, 2015)

We have collected and analysed 51 expert reviews and 9380 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 88/100 and users rate it 93/100. The average review date is 13-02-2015. We have compared these reviews to 130057 reviews from other eReaders. The alaScore™ for this product is 97/100 = Excellent. Last update: 12-12-2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd Gen, 2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1146 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd Gen, 2015) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the screen and usability are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the size.

durability, portability, performance, usability, screen

size

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-FiKindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd Gen, 2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 (3rd Gen, 2015) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and screen are overall positive. The performance and durability also get good comments, but the price and usability get mixed opinions. Some have doubts about the reliability.

portability, durability, performance, screen, size

reliability

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kindle Paperwhite 3G, 6" High Resolution Display with Built-in Light, Free 3G + Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers [Previous Generation]Kindle Paperwhite 3G, 6" High Resolution Display with Built-in Light, Free 3G + Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers [Previous Generation]

Dec, 2018

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Kindle Paperwhite (2015)

 

Amazon's latest update to its mid-range e-reader, the Paperwhite, doesn't make any dramatic changes to the overall look. But, the one thing that has been improved has made this an even more worthy purchase.

Great screen ; Impressive battery ; Responsive display

Locked into Amazon ; No audio functions

The best all-round e-reader on the market, with an awesome screen and a price that won’t break the bank.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Kindle Paperwhite (2015) review

 

A tech injection brings the Paperwhite bang up to date

Text is sharper than in an actual book ; A warmer, more comfortable yellow tint to the light ; Usual Kindle qualities, from the store to the general usability

For non-touchscreen controls you have to spend more and get the Voyage

There’s no drama to the 2015 Paperwhite update - the design is exactly the same, but a screen tweak sees it keep the ereader crown

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : James Rogerson (techradar.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) review

 

All about that screen

Super-sharp screen ; Improved typography ; Fairly affordable

Nothing that new ; Bland design ; Still missing some features

It's a conservative upgrade but the new screen makes this the best Kindle Paperwhite yet, with a brilliant balance of price and features.

Nov, 2018

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review: Fantastic e-reader now less than £100

 

The 300ppi display makes this the best-value Kindle Paperwhite yet

Sharp display ; Affordable

Design characteristics

However, the Kobo Glo HD is smaller, smarter-looking has better text-handling and an equally great screen. If you're set on Amazon then the Paperwhite is the way to go, but if you want to keep your options open when it comes to booksellers then the Glo...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle review 7th generation 2015

 

We test out the cheapest Kindle

The Kindle remains a great eReader, but with the launch of Amazon's £49 Fire tablet, it's hard to see £59.99 as a bargain price. If you can live with reading on an LCD screen - which effectively means indoors - then the Fire is a great deal.But if...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Matt Egan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) review

 

Kindle Paperwhite eReader is thin and light and has a brilliant display. But we would lose some of that for better battery life

The Kindle Paperwhite is, by any stretch of the imagination, an excellent eReader. Brilliant display, superb design and build, and access to an unsurpassed library of eBooks. Our only minor quibble is about battery life, and it isn't cheap. But we are...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Seth Barton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review (2015)

 

An upgraded display makes this the best value Kindle yet, but there are equally strong alternatives to Amazon

For most, the key question will be whether this new Kindle is worth upgrading to from their current model. The new Paperwhite is certainly a step up from the old one, but it's not enough to justify an upgrade. Those with older, unlit Kindles should...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) Review: In Depth

 

New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review: We get stuck into our favourite ebooks on Amazon's refreshed Kindle Paperwhite ereader, revamped for 2015 with a sexy new...

Sharp, bright screen ; Light and compact ; Great online store

Battery life impacted ; Few reasons to upgrade

Amazon’s new Paperwhite has been updated with a gloriously sharp screen, but the trade-off is reduced battery life compared with last year’s model. It’s still a great ereader and the crisp visuals make it ideal for comic book fans, but original owners...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Kindle Paperwhite (2015) review: Even better value, with £20 off

 

A top notch e-reader that's a step up from the previous model, it runs the Kindle Voyage very close

For most people, Amazon’s Kindles remain the ebook readers to own, with a great range of titles to choose from and incredibly feature-rich reading software. The question is, which device should you buy?

Feb, 2018

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) review

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The Kindle Paperwhite of 2015 is the most recent addition to the Paperwhite family, but is it the best Kindle around? We put the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite through our comprehensive ebook reader test - read on to find out how it performed.

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: No
Built-in speaker(s): No

Camera

Built-in Camera: No

Colour

Colour of product:Black

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
On/off switch: Yes

Display

Backlight display:No / Y / Yes
Colour :N / No
Diagonal:15.2
Display diagonal:15.2
Display Resolution:1024 x 758 / 758 x 1024
Gray scale levels:16
Resolution:1024 x 758
Technology:E Ink / E Ink Carta / E Paper
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Features

Dictionary: Yes
Languages support:CHI (SIMPL), DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, POR
Menu languages:German / Multi
MP3-player: No

File formats

Audio formats supported:No / Not supported
Document formats supported:AZW, AZW3, DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / AZW, AZW3, DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, TXT / AZW, AZW3, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / AZW, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, TXT / AZW, DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / AZW, DOCX, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, PDF, TXT, HTML, DOC / AZW,AZW3,DOC,DOCX,HTML,MOBI,PDF,PRC,TXT / AZW,AZW3,DOC,DOCX,HTML,MOBI,PDF,TXT / AZW3, AZW, DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, PNG / BMP, IMG, PNG / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG / GIF, BMP, JPG, PNG / GIF, JPG, PNG
Video formats supported:No / Not supported

Memory

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal Memory:1 / 2
Internal storage capacity:2 / 4
Memory capacity (e-books):1000 / 1100

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 45

Other features

Battery Type:Lithium Polymer

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: No
Accessories included:USB 2.0 charging cable
Cables included:USB
Charger: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:N / No
Data network:3G / 3G, EDGE, GPRS / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, HSPA+ / EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA / No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / No / Yes
Interface Type:USB 2.0
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B / Mini-USB B / USB Type-A
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Battery life (max):1008 / 1344 / 1440
Battery recharge time:4
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Type:Lithium Polymer
Continuous reading time:15
Power source type:Battery

Processor

Processor frequency:1000

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Accessories included:USB 2.0 charging cable
Battery Type:Lithium Polymer
Built-in Camera: No
Dictionary: Yes
Internal Memory:1 / 2
Languages support:CHI (SIMPL), DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, POR
Menu languages:DEU
MP3-player: No
On/off switch: Yes
Power source type:Battery
Resolution:1024 x 758

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.9 / 9.1
Height :1 / 16.9 / 169 / 9.1
Weight:205 / 206 / 213 / 214 / 215 / 217 / 222
Width:11.7 / 117