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The Kindle Paperwhite (2018) currently has an Informr score of 9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 39 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Screen Size
8/32 GB

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Kindle Paperwhite takes a lot of what we love about the more expensive, high-end Kindle Oasis and brings the core features into a more affordable package. This is a must-have ereader if you're after a way to read ebooks but you don't want to spend over $200 or £200.

- James Peckham, TechRadar

A fan of books who wants to move into the digital world? Kindle Paperwhite is a great choice for you. Got an older Kindle and looking for your next upgrade? Kindle Paperwhite brings your fave features and more. Ultimately, Kindle Paperwhite is the total package and e-reading fans won’t be disappoint...

- Adam Speight, Recombu
Too Many Adapters

Easy to set up and easier to use, you’ll be happily reading your favorite novels on your Paperwhite in no time. It’s light, compact, and relatively inexpensive, and you’ll have immediate access to all of Amazon’s book and audiobook library no matter where in the world you happen to be.

- Patricia Rey Mallén, Too Many Adapters
PC Magazine

For $130, the waterproof Kindle Paperwhite offers more for your money than any other ebook reader on the market.

- Sascha Segan, PC Magazine

The new Kindle Paperwhite didn’t feel like a drastic change but it’s so much more than an incremental update. The Kindle Paperwhite is still the ebook reader to buy unless you don’t mind spending significantly more on the best available option, the Oasis. In our opinion, it’s the most convenient Kin...

- Deepak Singh, Smartprix

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Screen Size

The Kindle Paperwhite (2018)'s screen size is 6 inches with 1080 x 1440 pixels resolution.

1 GHz
8/32 GB

Internal memory is 8/32 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The e-reader is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery.

Kindle Paperwhite (2018) Specs

Release date November 7, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
SIM card size Yes
Operating System Custom
Processor ARM Freescale 6SLL Cortex-A9 1 GHz
Internal Storage 8/32 GB
RAM 512 MB
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity Unknown
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 42 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Plum, Sage, Twilight Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.8 x 11.7 x 0.8 cm (6.6 x 4.6 x 0.3 in)
Weight 191
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP X8
Display / Screen
Type Grayscale
Technology E-ink
Resolution 1080 x 1440 pixels
Pixel density 300 pixels
Size 6 inches
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Anti Glare Yes
Additional Display Features
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Page Turn Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization No
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Video Playback No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack No
Vibration Alert No
Content Formats Supported
Content Formats Supported AZW, AZW3, DOC, DOCX, GIF, HTML, JPEG, MOBI, PDF, PNG, TXT
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