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Amazon Kindle 8 (8th Gen, 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 537 reviews of Amazon Kindle 8 (8th Gen, 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and price. The size and portability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the storage and durability. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability and screen.

usability, portability, size, price, battery

durability, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Kindle 8 (8th Gen, 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Kindle (2016)

 

Eager to get an e-reader, but want to save some cash and so aren't fussed about fancy additions? The budget Kindle (2016) from Amazon might be the perfect way to move on from your dusty collection of hardbacks.

Cheap and cheerful, but still very good – it's the perfect first e-reader.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Hannah Bouckley (t3.com)

Amazon Kindle 3 review

 

Is the new Amazon Kindle the best e-book reader?

UK Amazon books ; Charcoal design ; WiFi version is very affordable

Slow browsing ; Pictures don't look great ; Still black and white

Dec, 2010

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Kindle (2016) review

 

Want to feed your Game of Thrones addiction? The £60 Kindle squeezes those massive tomes into a pocketable slice of tech

The price is right, but looks and feel haven't taken a hit to get there ; Light and long-lasting - you'll be able to take it everywhere ; A perfect present for your fable-loving family members

Bedtime reader? Pack a torch - there's no light here ; If you don't want ads, that'll be another tenner

The best budget e-reader around, but you'll need to pack a night light for post-bedtime reading

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : James Peckham (techradar.com)

Amazon Kindle review

 

An update to a classic

Improved design ; Affordable ; Increased storage

No backlight ; Screen could be better

The 2016 version of the Amazon Kindle has improved the design and internals to make the best affordable ereader even better than before.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle (2016) review: The best low-cost e-reader you can buy

 

The Amazon Kindle might lack audiobook playback and waterproofing but it's still a great e-reader

Cheap ; Does everything you need ; Responsive touchscreen

No light ; No physical buttons

With so many features it's hard to criticise the basic Amazon Kindle, even if its overall design is still a little lacking. If you don't mind the plastic finish and the lack of night light doesn't bother you, then the new Kindle has plenty to recommend...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle 2016 review

 

Amazon Kindle 2016 review: An accomplished, no-frills e-reader that you can afford. 8th generation Amazon Kindle review 2016.

If you are new to the eReader game or if your battered five-year old Kindle is showing its age this is the perfect choice. The 2016 Kindle does the basics just as well as the Kindle Oasis, which costs £200 more. Why not spend £200 on books instead? We...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Review: How much better is the new version of the entry-level Kindle?

 

The most affordable Kindle is now thinner, lighter and has a few other small upgrades. So how good is it?

The most affordable Kindle gets a subtle but worthwhile design upgrade (it's slimmer, lighter and less angular) and adds Bluetooth audio for accessibility, so visually impaired readers can hear VoiceView audio.

No integrated light; price hasn't gotten any lower.

While the 2016 Kindle isn't a huge improvement over its predecessor, it's a perfectly good e-reader with a clearly improved design and a big upgrade for the visually impaired.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : John Falcone (cnet.com)

Amazon Kindle (2012) review: Excellent no-frills e-ink reader

 

Amazon's most affordable Kindle lacks the touch screen and self-illuminating screen found on step-up e-readers, but it costs a mere $69.

The entry-level ; is a compact, lightweight, and ultra-affordable e-book reader with a crisp e-ink screen and Wi-Fi. It offers access to a massive catalog of books, magazines, and newspapers via Amazon.com's familiar online store, plus online loaners...

Lacks the touch screen and self-illumination found on more expensive e-readers. All accessories -- including an AC charger -- cost extra.

The $69 Amazon Kindle is an excellent no-frills e-book reader for anyone who’s willing to forgo a built-in light or a touch screen.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Rossi Fernandes (tech.firstpost.com)

Amazon Kindle - A Class Apart

 

Amazon's star eBook reader gets reviewed; here's what we think of it.

The Amazon Kindle is an excellent eBook reader. It’s a little restricted than other eBook readers in the sense that you can’t simply dump a load of eBooks on the Kindle and start reading them. It’s a great reading experience and although this Wi-Fi...

May, 2011

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

Review: How much better is the new version of the entry-level Kindle?

 

Amazon's most affordable Kindle e-reader ($80; £60; AU$109) has been refreshed for 2016. It's now 11 percent thinner, 16 percent lighter, has more rounded edges and comes in white as well as black.

The most affordable Kindle gets a subtle but worthwhile design upgrade (it's slimmer, lighter and less angular) and adds Bluetooth audio for accessibility, so visually impaired readers can hear VoiceView audio

No integrated light; price hasn't gotten any lower

While the 2016 Kindle isn't a huge improvement over its predecessor, it's a perfectly good e-reader with a clearly improved design and a big upgrade for the visually impaired.

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:White

Display

Display diagonal:15.2
Gray scale levels:16
Technology:E Ink Pearl

File formats

Document formats supported:AZW,AZW3,DOC,DOCX,HTML,MOBI,PDF,TXT
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG

Memory

Internal storage capacity:4

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y

Ports & interfaces

Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Battery recharge time:4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:115
Height :9.1
Weight:161
Width:160