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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) review: The Kindle to get this year

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018)

Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite is one of Amazon’s signature products. It is also one of the company’s most successful products, particularly in terms of impact. People no longer say that they need an e-book reader. They say they need a Kindle. Now, for people looking to get “a Kindle” there is a new Kindle in the market: an significantly updated Kindle Paperwhite.

Amazon launched the new Kindle Paperwhite (2018) in India back in October this year. While the 8GB memory variant with Wi-Fi is available for Rs 12,999, the 32GB storage variant with Wi-Fi and 4G sells for Rs 17,999.


The new Kindle Paperwhite is full of surprises. It not only comes with a much better display and a waterproof coating but it also brings significantly more storage space, enabling avid readers to store their favourite books without ever worrying to run out of space. At the same time features like long battery, which Kindle users take for granted, are still there. And in a first, the Paperwhite now also supports dark mode, which not only makes it easier to read at night but also preserves the battery life.

How to setup Kindle Paperwhite

If you are new to Kindle, chances are, seeing a single button on the bottom will give you a nightmare. But setting up the new Kindle Paperwhite (2018) is extremely simple. All you need to do is follow these easy steps:


1. Turn Kindle Paperwhite on and Connect with the Wi-Fi.

2. Log-in to your Amazon Prime account and tap Continue.

3. Add your phone number and then tap on the link in the SMS to confirm your phone number.

4. Next, click on your social media accounts to link them on Kindle.

Once you linked your social media accounts, tap on Next to finish the setup process.

Great Display, waterproof design

When it comes to the e-readers, Amazon Kindle is known for its signature design that is both easy to recognise and comfortable to hold while reading. The new Kindle Paperwhite looks like any other regular Kindle, but there are some changes here and there.

The Kindle Paperwhite (2018), despite being quite familiar, features significant advancements over its predecessor. It comes with the same 6-inches display, 300 pixels per inches screen and plastic back as the 7th generation Kindle Paperwhite. However, unlike its older sibling, which had a display built into the plastic body, the new Kindle Paperwhite comes with a “seamless display”, which makes sliding through the pages a tad bit easier. In other words, what seamless means here is that the protective layer over the display now curves into the edges, similar to what you must have seen on phones. This makes using Kindle easier, especially if you are going through your personal library over a cup of coffee or a light meal (because no likes bread crumbs getting stuck in the display).


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