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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 4 (4th gen, 2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 4 (4th gen, 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the battery and screen are overall positive. The durability and usability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the price.

design, usability, durability, screen, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 4 (4th gen, 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mark Harris (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review


Is the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite a bright idea or just a flash in the pan?

Sharp ; bright front-lit displa ; Easy to read new fonts ; Cutting edge reading features

Over-sensitive touch tech ; Dodgy browser ; Fewer features than US

Oct, 2012

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2018 review


Amazon's most popular Kindle can now join you for bath time

It’s waterproof! ; It’s Bluetooth! ; Books look great ; (Very slightly) improved brightness

Still feels a bit sluggish at times ; Smudges

Still the best overall Kindle when price is taken into consideration, and now it gains the Oasis’ best tricks

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) review: Thinner, brighter, better


Better design ; Best balance of functions for the price ; Battery life ; Water protection

Kindle Store can be confusing ; Micro-USB and no fast charging

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is still the best Kindle to choose. It gives you that important illumination over the basic model, without the cost of the Oasis. For many people, this will be the model to pick.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : James Peckham (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review


Return of the classic ereader, but with even more features

Waterproof design ; Audiobook integration ; A great reading experience

Plastic design ; Limited color options ; Still uses microUSB

The Kindle Paperwhite takes a lot of what we love about the more expensive, high-end Kindle Oasis and brings the core features into a more affordable package. This is a must-have ereader if you're after a way to read ebooks but you don't want to spend...

Nov, 2018

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Chris Martin (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018)


The new Kindle Paperwhite for 2018 gets a small price increase but a ton of upgrades. Find out what in our full review of Amazon's latest e-reader.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) review: Exceedingly well read


The Kindle Paperwhite nabs features from the Oasis without a dramatic price hike

Flush screen design is a classy look ; Excellent Audible integration ; Now the cheapest waterproof Kindle

Interface is still a touch clunky ; Audible drains its incredible battery

Do you need to upgrade to it right now? Not unless you listen to a lot of Audible audiobooks or read mostly in the bath. But when your trusty old e-reader gives up the ghost, you know exactly what to order.

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite upgraded with slimmer design, full waterproofing, Bluetooth


We go hands-on with the new Kindle Paperwhite, which was updated with many of the features found in the high-end Kindle Oasis.

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Amazon Kindle vs Paperwhite vs Oasis: Which Amazon ebook reader is best in 2019?


What separates the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Oasis? We explain the differences between Amazon's ebook readers

Finally, the Kindle Oasis is for those who use their Kindle every day. Yes, it's expensive, but it's a genuine pleasure to use and own and it's the Kindle to buy if you want the very, very best.

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Kindle Paperwhite review (2018): A classic, updated


Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite has long been the go-to e-reader, and for good reason. It provides an enjoyable reading experience with enough premium features to keep most literary lovers happy. Now, with the addition of Bluetooth/Audible and...

Audible support ; Waterproofing ; Improved design ; Better-contrast display

Pricey when fully loaded (LTE and 32GB storage and no “special offers”) ; No MP3 or text-to-speech support

Nov, 2018

DT Editors' Choice

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Kindle Paperwhite (2018) review


New IPX8 water-resistant design is great for tubs and pools ; Access to massive bookstore ; Good battery life ; Bluetooth connectivity for audiobooks

Cannot customize page-turn gestures ; No option to adjust color temperature

The Kindle Paperwhite isn’t perfect, but an excellent ebook reader for people in the Amazon ecosystem. It’s portable, durable, and allows you to enjoy your favorite books in multiple formats.