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We have collected and analysed 154 expert reviews and 47805 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 79/100 and users rate it 86/100. The average review date is 23-05-2009. We have compared these reviews to 134607 reviews from other eReaders. The alaScore™ for this product is 95/100 = Excellent. Last update: 10-12-2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Amazon Kindle

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 280 user reviews of Amazon Kindle from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the battery and size. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the durability and price.

portability, usability, design, size, battery

price, durability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Amazon Kindle Lighted Leather Cover, Wine Purple (will only fit Kindle)Amazon Kindle Lighted Leather Cover, Wine Purple (will only fit Kindle)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36091 user reviews of Amazon Kindle from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and performance. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, performance, size

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kindle: Amazon's Original Wireless Reading Device (1st generation)Kindle: Amazon's Original Wireless Reading Device (1st generation)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : David Gilbert (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Kindle Zip Sleeve

 

Can this official sleeve from Amazon protect your Kindle? We find out.

Complete protection ; Lightweight and slim

Pointless leather strap ; Can't use Kindle while in case

The Amazon Kindle Zip Sleeve is a case for your ereader which will make sure it is completely protected even when in your bag or backpack. It won’t add much bulk to your slim Kindle 4 or Kindle Touch but the problem with this case is that it means...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Kindle International Edition

 

The Amazon Kindle is finally available in the UK, but was it worth the wait?

Assuming that you're not charged too much for USD transactions by your credit card company, the fact that you're buying from the store in the US shouldn't be too much of a chore, because once you've set your Kindle up, you shouldn't have to go to the...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (trustedreviews.com)

pound;100 Kindle Gateway to an eBook Revolution - TrustedReviews

 

Has the slashed price of Amazon's new reader signalled the beginning of the end for the printed page?

Jul, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Kindle eBook Reader Official

 

Worth the hype?

Nov, 2007

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 phone review

 

UPDATED 17/06/14: The Kindle phone is almost upon us. Here's everything we think we know about it so far

Jun, 2014

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Kindle 2010 review

 

The best-value ebook reader around, to say nothing of its absurd desirability

The finest ebook experience around – and at this price it’s a bargain star rating

Nov, 2010

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 : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle 2016 review

 

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

Audio

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

Camera

Built-in Camera:No / Yes

Colour

Colour of product:Black / Graphite / Grey

Design

Colour of product:Black / Graphite / Grey

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:4
Backlight display:No / Y
Colour :N / No / Yes
Diagonal:15.2 / 17.8
Display diagonal:12.7 / 15.2 / 17.8
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 600 x 800 / 800 x 600
Gray scale levels:16
Technology:E Ink / E Ink Pearl / E Paper / TFT
Touchscreen:No / Y / Yes

Features

Calendar: Yes
Clock function: Yes
Dictionary: Yes
Menu languages:DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POR / English / Multi
MP3-player: No
Rotating:No / Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / No / Not supported
Document formats supported:AZW, AZW3, DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / AZW, AZW3, DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, TXT / AZW, DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / AZW,AZW3,DOC,DOCX,HTML,MOBI,PDF,PRC,TXT / DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / DOC, DOCX, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG / GIF, JPG, PNG
Video formats supported:No / Not supported

Memory

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal storage capacity:16 / 2 / 32 / 4
Memory capacity (e-books):1400

Operational conditions

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

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: No
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:N / No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / No / Yes
Interface Type:USB 2.0
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B / USB Type-A
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Battery life (max):11 / 168 / 672 / 720 / 730
Battery recharge time:13.5 / 3 / 4
Continuous audio playback time:11
Continuous reading time:11 / 15
Continuous video playback time:11

Processor

Built-in processor:Dual-Core OMAP 4460
Processor frequency:1200

Software

Operating system installed:Linux

System requirements

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

Technical Details

Built-in Camera:No / Yes
Calendar: Yes
Clock function: Yes
Dictionary: Yes
Menu languages:DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POR / ENG
MP3-player: No
Rotating:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.02 / 1.03 / 11.4 / 16.5 / 16.9 / 8.7 / 9.1 / 9.7
Height :1.02 / 11.4 / 115 / 16 / 16.6 / 16.9 / 160 / 19.3 / 8.7 / 9
Weight:161 / 170 / 191 / 381 / 395
Width:11.4 / 11.5 / 11.9 / 115 / 13.7 / 16.5 / 16.6 / 160