The 2019 Amazon Kindle is really good device. The addition of a front illuminating light is absolutely a reason to upgrade from the 2016 model.
All of the late 2018 Kindle Paperwhite’s features are on board this new standard Kindle for a cut of the price, making the 2019 model the most obvious choice for many who want to give up a good old fashioned paperback.
For many this standard model that will be the Kindle to choose.
Slim and light design
Illuminated display for night-time reading
Size & weight: 160 x 113 x 8.7mm; 176g
Finishes: Black or white
Raised bezel design
The latest Kindle looks very similar in design to its three-year-old predecessor but what it gains in weight (at 15g heavier than before). The new Kindle remains a fantastically slim and lightweight device that is a pleasure to hold and use one-handed. If you want the extras then it’s just a case of paying a little more.
E Ink display with illumination
6-inch, 167ppi E Ink display
Laminated for scratch resistance
The 2019 Kindle illuminated display. It’s this feature that makes the new Kindle so much more exciting than the last model.
The illuminated display allows you to read the monochrome E Ink display in the dark or bright sunshine, but most importantly, it doesn’t use LCD or OLED technology, won’t drain the battery.
You won’t need the LED illumination during the day, unless in very bright sunshine, so it’s best to turn it off to conserve battery life.
In terms of resolution, the Kindle has a pixel density of 167ppi across the 6-inch diagonal E Ink display. Text appears nice and crisp.
The Kindle’s battery life depends on the number of page turns, how frequently you access information online or download books, as well as the display brightness. For casual night-time reading you’ll get weeks and weeks of use on a single charge.
Micro-USB over USB Type-C
The new Kindle opts for Micro-USB over USB Type-C – the latter being the faster and more common standard among new phones – and there is no fast-charging support. You’ll need to keep it on charge for a couple of hours to top the battery up
A few new features, familiar experience
Finished books marked as Read
The new features are that completed books are automatically marked as read. You can also filter to see the books you’ve read and the ones you haven’t with a few taps, making navigation that little bit easier.
The new feature offers more recommendations based on your reading history. New and trending titles in Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Store will also be included.
Bluetooth compatibility with Audible
There’s also Bluetooth on board and compatibility with Audible, allowing you to connect Bluetooth headphones to listen to an Audible book and switch seamlessly between listening and reading.
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