Specs summary


The Kindle Voyage's screen is 6 inches with 1072 x 1448 pixels resolution.


The tablet runs on the Other operating system (OS).

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Amazon's performance ratings are 42 days standby time, 21 hours reading.

This is, without question, the best Kindle ebook reader yet. Between the improved specs and Amazon’s reading ecosystem, it’s the best E Ink reader you can buy.

- Brian Heater , Digital Trends 

The Kindle Voyage is Amazon's best e-reader to date, and probably the best e-reader ever -- but it doesn't come cheap.

- David Carnoy , Cnet 

Reviews summary

Based on 19 reviews

What's good  

  • Slimmer and lighter than Paperwhite
  • Sharp and clear display
  • New PagePress sensor offers easier page navigation

What's bad  

  • Ghosting issues
  • Light sensor errs on the dark side

Amazon is the undisputed champion in the e-reader market despite the claims that tablets would take over its space. Still, it seemed that after the Kindle Paperwhite, there wasn't much left for Amazon to improve upon. The release of the Kindle Voyage, therefore, was a bit of a surprise not least of which is due to its relatively high price point.

As thin and light as the Kindle Paperwhite is, Amazon managed to slim down the Voyage further to a mere 0.3 inches and 180 grams. It also departs from the traditional design cues of previous Kindle e-readers and instead opts for the sloped back of the Kindle Fire HDX tablet. While not necessarily more visually appealing, experts did notice a subtle yet noticeable improvement in grip and in-hand comfort over its predecessors.

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The main event isn't the improved ergonomics though, it's the screen. The 6-inch E Ink display boasts a resolution of 1072 x 1448 pixels for a pixel density of 300ppi, making it the sharpest e-reader to date. More importantly, the Voyage is the first Amazon e-reader with a completely flush display. Previous iterations were slightly below the bezel giving it, "a vaguely cheap, disposable flavor," according to The Verge.

But it isn't just for appearances sake, the flush mounting made the experience of "turning" the pages much more seamless as did the addition of a new feature called PagePress sensors. These surface mount buttons appear on the right and left bezels and allow users to change pages with a gentle squeeze. The sensor will then buzz to let you users know the command was registered. Both the level of pressure and intensity of the buzz can be adjusted in the device's setting or turned off entirely.

Another new addition to the Kindle lineup is the addition of an ambient light sensor. Now instead of physically going into the settings to increase or decrease brightness, the device will update it automatically based on the ambient light levels. It doesn't work perfectly, however, as Tech Radar notes, "…it always erred on the side of darkness."

While the Voyage has made changes in positive direction critics add it still suffers from some ghosting issues and page turn speed has not improved over the Paperwhite. Still, they all agree that the Voyage is the best e-reader to date. With that said, reviewers are torn on recommending it. PC World states, "…I think the Paperwhite still delivers the best price-to-performance ratio..." Gizmodo adds, "It's trick to say whether…the Voyage is worth it…I suspect, though, that for many people the Paperwhite is more than good enough."

Reviews (8.5/10 Avg. rating)

Tech Advisor

Luxurious, indulgent gadget for book lovers which delivers premium quality at a price to match

from Tech Advisor
The Kindle Voyage is without doubt one of the best eReaders money can buy. Is it worth buying though? For most people, no. The extra resolution, sleek design and page-turning buttons are all nice-to-haves but by no means essential. You'll get a better reading experience on a Voyage compared to the current-generation Paperwhite, but only just, and the difference in price is simply too much to justify it. But if money is no object, then you won't be disappointed... Full review

No longer the most premium Amazon ereader

from TechRadar
It's a lot of money. Yes. There's no doubting that. But the build quality, combined with the reading experience, tell me this is a premium product in the same way you can tell someone has a rather high salary when you slide into their Bentley... Full review

The the priciest eReader yet

from WhatsYourTech
Purists will undoubtedly appreciate the device for its overall feel and performance. It may not be a mile ahead of the Paperwhite, but it is a better product, nonetheless. The Paperwhite, on the other hand, is more than serviceable and punches above its weight at its current price. If one-handed operation and ambient light really matter, or you’re not overly impressed with how the Paperwhite screen looks, the Voyage is going to be a step up. If that doesn’t really matter, then you probably don’t need to take that step... Full review

Only for the purists

from tech2
The Kindle Voyage has everything going for it. Excellent display, smooth response, pressure sensitive page turns, good battery life, Word Wise feature and so on. It is a foregone conclusion that this is the best e-reader out there... Full review

The Rolls-Royce of ebook readers

from NDTV

The Kindle Voyage is priced at Rs. 16,499 for the Wi-Fi variant and Rs. 20,499 for the 3G variant, which is a lot of money to pay for an ebook reader. While it's a significant improvement over the Paperwhite, Amazon's previous flagship ebook reader is still a great device that we wouldn't mind hanging on to for some more time. Since the physical dimensions of the device are different, you'll also have to invest in new accessories like covers.

Having said that, there's no doubt that the Kindle Voyage is the best ebook reader till date, and if you have the money to spare, this is d... Full review

The Indian Express

They managed to better something that was already great

from The Indian Express
Should you buy? Of course, if you don’t have a e-reader yet. But buy the Voyage only if you are one of those who wants to read on the go and wouldn’t mind paying a bit extra for that connectivity. Others can look at the more affordable options which are still great e-readers. For me, the changes are good enough to start thinking about an upgrade though my Kindle Paperwhite is just a year old... Full review

A first-class trip

from Pocket-lint

That's really what it all boils down to: the price. There is little doubt that the Amazon Kindle Voyage is the best eBook reader on the market, with few if any flaws. We're still not entirely sure the haptic feedback for turning through pages is more than a gimmick, but can see the allure it might have.

However, it is a very expensive bit of kit to read downloaded books on, even if it caters for that with such aplomb. The Voyage is priced roughly the same as eBook readers were when they first emerged onto the market and we didn't have tablets to rival them then - hence this perha... Full review

PC Pro

Amazon’s best ever ebook reader

from PC Pro

The Amazon Voyage is a fantastic ebook reader. It’s more refined than the company’s previous best, the Kindle Paperwhite; the screen is better than ever; and it’s packed with luxury touches such as those page-turn controls. If you love your reading, and only an E-Ink device will do, there’s nothing else to match it.

For most, though, it’s far too expensive. It costs £69 more than the Paperwhite to do much the same job, and for similar money you could purchase a very decent colour tablet, such as the Nexus 7, which can be used for far more than... Full review

Wall Street Journal

Offers no-distraction reading

from Wall Street Journal
If, like me, you choose a tablet over an e-reader, promise me this: You’ll remove or silence any distractions like email and instant messaging, and turn off app notifications from Facebook, Twitter and other always-on, always-fresh Internet attractions. If that’s too much to ask, then buy a dedicated e-reader. Years from now, your brain will thank you... Full review

Amazon’s e-reader is too good to be merely a Paperwhite 2

from PCWorld

The only other significant criticism I can muster for the Kindle Voyage is to gripe about its price tag. Comparing versions with Amazon’s “Special Offers” (ads that pop up when you’re not reading), the delta between the $79 Kindle and the $119 Kindle Paperwhite is $40. You’ll pay twice that premium to move from the Paperwhite to the $199 Voyage. It costs an additional $20 to eliminate the ads, and a cool $70 to get 3G connectivity in addition to Wi-Fi.

I’ve always scoffed at the idea of paying so much more to get 3G connectivity; but now that I... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date November 23, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, North America
No cellular data
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Secondary OS No
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
4 GB
Digital compass No
FlightMode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Video Playback Time No
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Reading Time 21 hours
Standby Time Up to: 42 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
E-book Reader Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.4 x 16.3 x 0.8 cm
(4.5 x 6.4 x 0.3 in)
Weight 180 grams
(6.4 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Grayscale
Technology E-ink
Colors Unknown
Resolution 1072 x 1448 pixels
Pixel Density 300 pixels
Size 6 inches
3D No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screeb
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical Keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Unknown
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization No
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Unknown
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar No
World Clock No
Alarm No
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator No
Currency Converter No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games No
Apps Pre-installed (Experimental Browser)
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments
Related Links Quick Start Guide (PDF)
Kindle Voyage Manual (PDF)
Kindle Voyage Reviews
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