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Kindle Comparison Table - Currently Available Kindles

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Wireless
Touch
Screen
Memory
Screen
Processor
Audio/ TTS
Battery
Weight
Pros
Cons
Est.
Price
Where To
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Wi-Fi, 3G optional

Capacitive, 2 point touch
4GB

1440x1080 E Ink Carta 300 PPI

1GHz Freescale i.MX6SL

None
3-6 weeks

6.3 oz

180 grams

300 ppi screen, page button sensors with haptic feedback, screen flush with bezel
Premium price, no audio support, costs $20 more to remove ads

$199

$269 (3G)

Amazon.com

Wi-Fi, 3G optional

Capacitive, 2 point touch
4GB

1024x758 E Ink Carta 212 PPI

1GHz Freescale i.MX6SL

None
3-8 weeks

7.3 oz

206 grams

Front light evenly distributed, high-res Carta screen, lots of extra features
No page buttons, no audio support, almost exactly the same as the 1st gen

$119

$189 (3G)

Amazon.com

Wi-Fi
Infrared, 2 point touch
4GB

800x600 E Ink Pearl 167 PPI

1GHz Freescale i.MX6SL
None
2-4 weeks

6.7 oz

191 grams

Low price, touchscreen added, same software features as more expensive models
No front light, buttons or audio, lower screen resolution

$79

Amazon.com

Wi-Fi
Capacitive
8GB, 16GB
1280x800 ISP LCD 252 PPI (6")
1.5 GHz quad-core
Mono speaker, audio jack, mic, Bluetooth, TTS
7-8 hours

10.1 oz

290 grams

Low price, front and rear cameras, high-res screen, SlimPort, small size
Limited storage space, no Google Play access, restricted software
$99
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Wi-Fi
Capacitive
8GB, 16GB
1280x800 ISP LCD 216 PPI (7")
1.5 GHz quad-core
Stereo speakers, audio jack, mic, Bluetooth, TTS
7-8 hours

11.9 oz

337 grams

Front and rear cameras, dual speakers, SlimPort
Limited storage space, no Google Play access, lower res screen
$139
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Wi-Fi
Capacitive
8GB
Same as Fire HD 6 and 7
1.5 GHz qual-core
Same as Fire HD 6 and 7
7-8 hours
?
1 free year Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, Kid-Proof Case, 2 year guarantee
Same as cheaper Fire HD 6 and 7, no additional kid features other than pros
$149 6"

$189 7"
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Wi-Fi, 4G LTE optional
Capacitive, 10 point touch
16GB, 32GB, 64GB
1920x1200 ISP LCD 323 PPI
2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM
2 speakers, audio jack, dual mic, Bluetooth, TTS
8-11 hours

10.7 oz

303 grams

High res screen, supports 3rd party apps, loud speakers, customer support onboard
No memory card slot, no custom options, Amazon's limited interface

$199

$299 (4G)

Amazon.com
Wi-Fi, 4G LTE optional
Capacitive, 10 point touch
16GB, 32GB, 64GB
2560x1600 ISP LCD 339 PPI
2.5 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 8084, Adreno 420 GPU, 2GB RAM
2 speakers, audio jack, dual mic, Bluetooth, TTS
10-12 hours

13.2 oz

375 grams

Large high-res screen, front and rear cameras, LED flash
No memory card slot, limited custom options, forced to use Amazon's interface

$379

$529 (4G)

Amazon.com
Device Reviews
Wireless
Touch
Screen
Memory
Screen
Processor
Audio/ TTS
Battery
Weight
Pros
Cons
Est.
Price
Where To
Buy Online


Kindle Comparison Table - Older Models

Device Reviews
Wireless
Touch
Screen
Memory
Size and Weight
Processor
Audio
Battery
Weight
Pros
Cons
Est.
Price
Where To
Buy Online
Wi-Fi, 4G LTE optional
Capacitive, 10 point touch
16GB, 32GB, 64GB
2560x1600 ISP LCD 339 PPI
2.2 GHz quad-core, Adreno 330 GPU
2 speakers, audio jack, dual mic, Bluetooth, front camera, TTS
9-12 hours

13.2 oz

374 grams

High res screen, supports 3rd party apps, loud speakers, customer support onboard
No memory card slot, limited custom options, forced to use Amazon's interface

$349

$449 (4G)

Amazon.com
Wi-Fi
Capacitive, 10 point touch
8GB, 16GB
1280x800 ISP LCD 216 PPI
1.5 GHz dual-core
2 speakers, audio jack, mic, Bluetooth, TTS
7-10 hours

12.2 oz

345 grams

Low price, Fire OS 3.0, Kindle features
No memory card slot, limited storage space, no HDMI or camera
$139
Amazon.com
Wi-Fi
No
2GB

800x600 E Ink Pearl 167 PPI

800 MHz Freescale i.MX508
None
2-4 weeks

5.98 oz

170 grams

Low price, solid design, support for foreign languages, dark fonts
No front light, older screen tech, less features than Paperwhite
$69

Amazon.com

Wi-Fi
Capacitive, 10 point touch
16GB, 32GB, 64GB
1920x1200 ISP LCD 254 PPI
1.5 GHz dual-core OMAP4470
2 speakers, audio jack, mic, Bluetooth, front camera
9-11 hours

20 oz

567 grams

High res screen, supports 3rd party apps, micro HDMI port, loud speakers
No memory card slot, limited custom options, forced to use Amazon's interface

$229

Amazon.com
Wi-Fi
Capacitive, 10 point touch
16GB, 32GB
1280x800 ISP LCD 216 PPI
1.2 GHz dual-core OMAP4460
2 speakers, audio jack, mic, Bluetooth, front camera
9-11 hours

13.9 oz

395 grams

High res screen, supports 3rd party apps, micro HDMI port, loud speakers
No memory card slot, limited custom options, forced to use Amazon's interface
$199
Amazon.com

Wi-Fi, 3G optional

Capacitive, 2 point touch
2GB

1024x758 E Ink Pearl 212 PPI

800 MHz Freescale i.MX508

None
3-8 weeks

7.5 oz

213 grams

Front-lit high res screen, extra font choices, reading progress estimator, web browser
No ePub support, lighting not completely uniform, no page buttons, no audio

$119

$179 (3G)

Amazon.com

Free 3G,
Wi-Fi
No
4GB

800x600 E Ink Pearl 167 PPI

532 MHz Freescale i.MX35
Speakers, audio jack, MP3 player, audiobooks, TTS
4-8 weeks

8.7 oz

247 grams

Accessibility features, free global wireless, 3G web browsing, text-to-speech, keyboard
Keyboard takes up lots of space, several generations old
$139

Amazon.com

Wi-Fi
Capacitive, 2 point touch
8GB
1024x600 ISP LCD 169 PPI
1.2 GHz dual-core OMAP4430
2 speakers, audio jack, mic
8-9 hours

14.1 oz

400 grams

Cheap, supports 3rd party apps, Amazon's appstore, zippy processor, stream videos movies
No memory card slots, no HDMI port, AC charger costs more, so does removing ads
$159
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Wi-Fi
Capacitive, 2 point touch
8 GB, cloud storage
1024x600 ISP LCD 169 PPI
Dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP4 processor
Speakers, audio jack, Amazon MP3 Store, Apps
7-8 hours

14.6 oz

413 grams

Color ISP screen, fast web browser, zippy processor, Android apps
No memory card slots, no HDMI port, no Android Market, reflective display
$199
Amazon.com
Wi-Fi, 3G optional
Infrared, 2 point touch
4GB

800x600 E Ink Pearl 167 PPI

800 MHz Freescale i.MX508
Speakers, audio jack, MP3 player, audiobooks, TTS
4-8 weeks

7.5 oz

213 grams

Infrared touch, partial refresh, cloud storage, x ray feature
No ePub support, no page buttons

$99
$149(3G)

Amazon.com

Wi-Fi
No
2GB
800x600 E Ink Pearl 167 PPI
800 MHz Freescale i.MX508
None
3-4 weeks

5.98 oz

170 grams

Low price, very light, support for foreign languages, fast page turns, partial refresh
No audio support or text to speech, not all Kindle apps work
$79

Amazon.com

Free 3G
No
4GB
1200x824 E Ink Pearl 150 PPI
532 MHz Freescale i.MX31L
Speakers, audio jack, MP3 player, audiobooks, TTS
2-3 weeks

18.9 oz

536 grams

Large screen, free 3G web browsing, free global wireless, auto screen rotate
Lacks common Kindle features, not updated, keyboard is awkward to use
$379
Amazon.com
Free 3G
No
2GB
800x600 E Ink Vizplex 167 PPI
400 MHz XScale PXA250
Speakers, audio jack, MP3 player, audiobooks, TTS
1-3 weeks

10.2 oz

289 grams

Global wireless, web browser, TTS, Wikipedia, large page buttons
Less contrast than newer Kindles, plus slower
$75
Amazon.com
Free 3G
No
256MB
800x600 E Ink Vizplex 167 PPI

400 MHz XScale PXA250

Speakers, audio jack, audiobooks
2-7 days

10.3 oz

292 grams

Only Kindle to have a SD memory card slot
Less contrast, just 4 levels of gray scale, very slow
$70
Amazon.com
Free 3G
No
4GB
1200x824 E Ink Vizplex 150 PPI
400 MHz XScale PXA250
Speakers, audio jack, MP3 player, audiobooks, TTS
4-14 days

18.9 oz

536 grams

Large screen, free global wireless, auto screen rotate
Less contrast than newer Kindles, keyboard is awkward to use
$235
Amazon.com
Device Reviews
Wireless
Touch
Screen
Memory
Screen
Processor
Audio/ TTS
Battery
Weight
Pros
Cons
Est.
Price
Where To
Buy Online


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