Kindle (8th Gen), 6" Display, 4 GB, Wi-Fi (Black)
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- Kindle is available in your choice of black or white
- Easy on your eyes—touchscreen display reads like real paper. No screen glare, even in bright sunlight, unlike tablets
- Single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours
- Holds thousands of books. Choose from new releases and bestsellers, including the largest digital selection of bestsellers in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, and Malayalam.
- This device does not come with a built-in light. Looking for a light? Try Kindle (10th Gen).
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Thin and light for one-handed reading
New - The all-new Kindle is 11% thinner and 16% lighter than the previous generation Kindle, making it easy and comfortable to hold in one hand.
No eye strain, reads like real paper
Kindle uses actual ink particles and proprietary, hand-built fonts to create crisp text similar to what you see in a physical book. The blacks and whites on the screen are uniform, improving text and image quality.
Unlike tablets, no blue light to disturb your sleep
Recent studies have shown that evening exposure to blue light from backlit screens like tablets and smartphones can suppress the body’s production of melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone that helps the body fall asleep. Because the Kindle display emits no light, you can read anytime without losing sleep.
No glare in bright sunlight
Unlike reflective tablet and smartphone screens, the high contrast touchscreen display eliminates glare in any setting –even direct sunlight.
Battery lasts weeks, not hours
Kindle doesn’t need power to maintain a page of text, allowing you to read for weeks on a single charge.
Thousands of books, no distractions
Kindle is designed as a dedicated e-reader. Indulge your love of reading without interruptions like email alerts and push notifications.
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|Screen size||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||7" glare-free|
|Storage||4 GB||4 GB||8 GB or 32 GB||8 GB or 32 GB|
|Resolution||167 ppi||167 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi|
|Built-in Front Light||No||Yes - 4 LEDs||Yes - 5 LEDs||Yes - 25 LEDs|
|Weeks of Battery Life|
|Auto adjusting light sensors|
|Page turn buttons|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 4G||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 4G|
Sharp, dark text
Enjoy text that reads like the printed page. All fonts have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for maximum readability and comfort.
Take and share notes
Add margin notes that you can edit, delete, or even export from your device to your computer. Share highlighted sections and meaningful quotes on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads, and see passages frequently highlighted by other Kindle readers.
Flip Through Without Losing Your Place
NEW - With Page Flip, you can skim page-by-page, scan by chapter, or skip to the end for a sneak peek without losing your place.
Read comfortably in one hand
Lighter than most paperback books, comfortably hold Kindle in one hand for long reading sessions.
Kindle is purposely designed as a dedicated e-reader. Indulge your love of reading without interruptions like email alerts or push notifications.
Look It Up Instantly
Smart Lookup integrates entries from The New Oxford American Dictionary with information from X-Ray and Wikipedia, so you can access definitions, characters, settings, and more without leaving your page or losing your place.
It’s even easier to find what you are looking for by combining and previewing results from your Library, Goodreads, and the Kindle Store on the same page.
Squeeze In That Last Chapter
See at a glance how long it will take to finish a chapter or book. Time to Read is personalized based on your reading speed, and is constantly updated as your speed and habits change.
Share with friends on Goodreads
Purchase books without leaving Goodreads on Kindle, and update your reading status more quickly from your device. As always with Goodreads on Kindle, you can connect with the largest online community of book lovers, see what your friends are reading, share highlights, and rate the books you read. Some Goodreads on Kindle features are only available when connected to Wi-Fi.
Share your library with family
Coming Soon - Family Library links your Amazon account to that of your spouse or partner so you can easily share books with your family. For the first time, you can access not only your own Kindle books, but also books from the account of a spouse or partner.
Enhance your vocabulary
Words looked up in the dictionary are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder to expand your knowledge and reinforce retention. Swipe through your vocabulary words, quiz yourself with flashcards, and instantly see those words in context.
Easily learn new words
Word Wise makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words, so you can keep reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to bring up a simple card with definitions, synonyms, and more. You can adjust the number of hints you see with a simple slider.
Expanded X-Ray for books
X-Ray’s new timeline view lets readers easily flip through important passages to remind themselves of what’s happened in the book, or navigate easily through images. X-Ray lets you explore the “Bones of the Book.” See all the passages across a book that mention relevant ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places, or topics of interest.
Learn more about a book before you start
With About the Book, see information about the book as you start to read, including its place in a series and author information, plus mark it as “Currently Reading” on Goodreads.
Adjust your text size
Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer.
Carry your entire library
Kindle holds thousands of books, so you’ll never have to leave your favorite titles behind.
Organize your books
Arrange your books into custom categories by using Cloud Collections.
With a single tap, read the complete text of each footnote without losing your place in the book.
Pick up where you left off
Whispersync technology synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks, and annotations across all your devices so you can pick up exactly where you left off reading.
Never be without a book
Shop Amazon’s expansive selection, choose a title, and begin reading your next book within minutes—no computer required.
Translate passages instantly
Tap any word or highlight a section to instantly translate it into other languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and more. Translations are provided by Bing Translator.
Indian Language Books
NEW – thousands of digital books, including the largest selection of best sellers, free classics, and hundreds of exclusive titles in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati and Malayalam. Browse Now
Low Book Prices
We check prices every day to make sure our prices are the lowest of any e-book store in India. Compare our book prices - you'll like what you find. Over 1.5 million titles at 299 or less and over 500,000 titles at 99 or less.
Exclusive Kindle Titles
Over 800,000 Kindle exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as P. B. Kolleri, Sri Vishwanath and Phil Rickman.
Free Books in the Public Domain
More than 30,000 free books, such as Pride and Prejudice, Treasure Island and Ramayana are available.
NEW : Prime reading
Read as much as you want from hundreds of eligible eBooks, comics and more. Read anytime, anywhere. You can enjoy Prime Reading on your Kindle E-reader or you can install the free Kindle reading apps on your phone, tablet, PC or Mac. Download from amazon.in/kindleapps
Free Book Samples
Download and read samples for free before you decide to buy.
Over three million books, including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives and more.
Kindle Unlimited is a new service that allows you to read as much as you want, choosing from over 1 million titles. Freely explore new authors, books, and genres from mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more. It's available as monthly subscription and you can save by subscribing for 6 or 12 months. As a member of Kindle Unlimited, you have unlimited access to a growing catalog of over 1 million Kindle books for so long as you are a member of the program. Try it Now
Get Personalised Recommendations
Kindle makes it easy to discover new titles with recommendations personalised just for you. Kindle uses the same personalised customer experience you're used to across Amazon, matching our best recommendations to your personal reading habits.
Get Books in Seconds
Shop Amazon's expansive selection, choose a title and begin reading in seconds. Our fast, free wireless delivers books fast - no computer required.
New titles and archived items are a simple connection away. Connect easily to your home Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspots on the road.
Find a new favorite with Goodreads
Discover great books with Goodreads on Kindle, an integrated experience that makes it easier than ever to connect and share great reads with friends. Goodreads for Kindle is only available when connected to Wi-Fi.
Read on your smartphone, tablet, or computer
For those times when you don't have your Kindle with you, just download the Kindle app for your smartphone, tablet, or computer to read your Kindle books.
Never Lose Your Place
Amazon's Whispersync technology remembers where you left off in a book, so you can seamlessly switch between your Kindle and the Kindle app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer without ever losing your place.
Slim, form-fitting covers designed by Amazon perfectly fit your Kindle and provide full front and back protection. The covers are easy to securely attach and remove, and fold back for easy one-handed reading. They automatically put your Kindle to sleep when it is closed and wake it upon opening, making it easy to jump back into your book
We’ve got you covered
A cover crafted from durable polyurethane with a matching microfiber interior protects your Kindle and keeps your screen clean without adding bulk, making it perfect for taking your Kindle wherever you go.
Fewer distractions, more reading
Kindle is designed for reading, which means zero distractions for kids. With Kindle, they can look up definitions as they read to build their vocabulary and increase the font size for easier reading. They can read thousands of books for free, including classics like Treasure Island and eBooks from your local library. And they can easily take their books with them without loading up a heavy backpack.
Easily learn new words
For kids reading their first chapter books, Word Wise available on many English books makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words, so they can keep reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to bring up a simple card with definitions, synonyms, and more. Kids can adjust the number of hints they see with a simple slider.
Power up their vocabulary
Kindle makes it easy for young readers to add new words to their vocabulary. Words looked up on Kindle are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder, where kids can quiz themselves with flashcards to reinforce new word retention.
Read Children's Books and Comics
Kindle supports children's books with Kindle Text Pop-Up and comic books with Kindle Panel View, which allows you to read a comic book panel by panel.
Customize your language
Kindle can be used in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese. You can easily select the language that you are most comfortable with, and enjoy instant dictionary lookups in any of these languages.
Never Lose a Book
We automatically back up your entire Kindle library free in the cloud so there’s never a worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for free.
Read books in other languages
Kindle supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in your favorite language, including enhanced support for Japanese and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional). Kindle also displays Korean, Cyrillic, Latin, and Greek scripts, and provides free access to several international dictionaries.
Carry and read personal documents
Email documents—including Word, PDF, and more—directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format. You can also send documents to Kindle using Send to Kindle.
Follow along with page numbers
We match the pages of a Kindle book to the text in a print book to identify the corresponding page number. Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class.
Kindle has an experimental web browser based on WebKit. It’s easy to find the information you’re looking for right from your Kindle. Kindle enables you to connect to the Kindle Store and access Wikipedia, all over Wi-Fi.
Read children’s books and comics
Kindle supports children’s books with Kindle Text Pop-Up, and comic books with Kindle Panel View which allows you to read a comic book panel by panel.
Organize your library
Organize your Kindle library into customized collections, or categories, to easily access any book you are looking for. You can add an item to multiple collections to make organizing and finding titles even easier.
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WHAT THIS KINDLE HAVE AND PAPERWHITE DOESN'T::: this kindle has a "Voiceview screen reader", it means if you connect to a bluetooth speaker it will read the book aloud for you. this option is not there in paperwhite..
battery::: at beginning when you charge once you can use it for a week, but no it drains in five to six days an it also depends on how much you read. also, if you switch on wifi then battery may drain in two days or even quicker. you should e on airplane mode to get good battery life. when you connect to your computer it takes one and half hour to two hours to charge full. when it got fully charged indicating light turn to green from orange.
screen::: it have touch screen, which is so sensitive. when you are reading if a house fly sits on screen it activates the screen and it will show the meaning of the word where it sat(long touch to see a meaning of unknown word). you can slide even with a pen cap. screen is a bit inside to its border frame so dust formation at the corners and it is difficult to clean. you can change the font size to make the letters biggers or smaller. it also provide landscape view(change in settings). it shows battery and time on right top.
flipcover::: flipcover is also important, because you need not to press the power but when you start or finish reading. when you close it automatically goes in power saving mode. when you open it, it shows what you are reading. if you press the power button and off the screen you get even good battery life.
dictionary::: kindle has oxford dictionary pre installed and you can also download merriam-webster's dictionary also. it has other language to english dictionaries ( like german, italian, french, japanese, chinese, gujarathi, malayalam..) but you need to download them. kindle also has word wise, when you switch it on kindle shows meaning for tough word just above the word(you need nor to again do anything). but some books doesnt have this option.
reading experience::: at first it may be inconvenient, but on use it feels normal. there are lot of book on kindle store. but when you read pdf, it is very inconvenient, this is not for pdf files. also the processing speed not good, it feels very slow. it stores lots of books may be hundred. there will be no distractions, no ads or anything you can totally concentrate on what you read.
glare::: if you go into intense sun it gives glare like shine. but in normal conditions it is good.
browser::: it has experimental browser when you connects to wifi, it can connect to wikipedia and to google. but slowly.
It has been an amazing experience using this device. It is very easy on the eyes unlike mobile phones and tablets. You can see from the pictures I am attaching. It is also much easier to turn pages on the Kindle device when compared to a phone or a tablet. The size and feel is just like a book, only it is easier to carry. This is really good if you want to read for long hours. Reading for long hours on a mobile phone or tablet is very straining to the eyes. You won't face that problem on a Kindle.
Finally, this Kindle uses e-Ink which means the screen flashes every time you turn a page. What this means is the screen turns black and the letters white for just a moment while turning the pages. This is for better rendering. Nothing to worry about.
Finally, I have been reading Kindle (.mobi & .azw3) as well as PDF books on this device and they work fine.
Go ahead, if you want to read a lot, get a Kindle! You will be happy.
You will miss the brightness setting.
This is the most basic amazon kindle so don't expect backlit. Also, backlight will eventually be harmful for your eyes.
It is lightweight and is not durable. If you happen to drop it by chance it can break very easily.
Kindle is purely for book lovers.
I bought it since I can buy books at cheaper rates when they costs at around Rs. 1000 in hard copies.
I am the kind of person who used to feel that physical touch of books is what is more important than anything but after using Kindle for few days I am finding it an ease to read through the pages very swiftly from the book and also the convenience of dictionary too is apt. Now I am with such an ease with kindle than I don't want to go back to traditional book reading. This is one of the best investment of my life.
It has an inbuilt browser which helps you to browse internet and read articles on Google or Wikipedia etc.
You can only download files from a wifi.
Also you can transfer your files from your phone or computer through a kindle email id which you can find in your settings on Amazon account. Also write convert in your subject while sending any file from email id to your kindle otherwise the email won't work.
I will update my review soon after using it for few months.
1) Dictionary/ Wiki/ Thesaurus instantly available for any word or phrase.
2) Highlight texts when required. And can be shared.
3) Bookmarks easily set & searched.
4) PDFs also readable easily.
5) No strain on the eyes.
6) no distractions (best thing... which is not available on other electronic devices I know of)
Some critics told me to buy the paperwhite edition as there would be a backlight to read in the dark. Well.. If I can't read a hardcover in dark, I don't want to read a Kindle as well !!
Lastly... Thanks to Amazon for this lovely product....