Wine refined in a familiar bottle
Amazon’s Kindle is a great device for the avid reader, and like the company’s Fire TV stick, there’s something for everyone. You’ve noticed an entry-level Kindle (review) for those who, for the first time, want to switch from original books to e-books; You have PaperWhite (Review) which, in our opinion, is the best friend of the indifferent reader and you have Oasis (Review) which gives you a complete premium reading experience.
With the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition, Amazon is looking to offer customers more refined wine in a familiar bottle. It adds some of the features found in Oasis while maintaining the same design and ergonomics found in PaperWhite, which I think is great. So, let’s find out the new signature version Kindle Paperwhite is one for you.
Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition: Key Specification at a Glance
- Storage: 32GB
- Screen size: 6.8-inch
- Resolution: 300ppi
- LED: 17
- Waterproof: IPX8
- Wi-Fi: Yes
- 4G: No.
- Weight: 208 grams
- Thickness: 8.1 mm
- Price: 17,999
Unboxing and set up Kindle Paperwhite signature version 7
In the box, you get Kindle with a USB cable. The Kindle has now been upgraded and Charge using a USB-C port below. You will find a USB-C cable in the box but no power bricks. Amazon says the device can fully charge in less than 2.5 hours “with a 9W USB power adapter.” That’s all you get in the box. Setting up a Kindle is as easy as connecting to Wi-Fi, logging in with your Amazon account and you can go.
Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition: Build and design
Take a look at the device and you’ll be forgiven for mistaking it for a paperweight, and that’s right because most upgrades are under the hood. Safe to say, if you’ve used a Paperwhite in the past, you’re getting exactly the same experience with some upgrades here.
The front of the device adds a black, grip with a slightly thicker bezel around the display. You have a light sensor on the top of the display. The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition has a large chin with Kindle branding and I found this chin to be one of the most ergonomic places to hold the device for long reading sessions. Below are USB-C ports, LED indicators and a sleep / wake button.
The device has it The back has a nice rubberized smooth finish which gives it a very good grip. The back is slightly curved which adds ergonomics. Until I fell asleep reading a book, I didn’t drop the Kindle, not even accidentally – how good the grip of the device was. The only downside is that you may want to invest in a case The back can get dirty quite easily And the device can be a dust magnet.
Ergonomics, on the other hand, has never been so slightly different from regular paperweights. The signature version is slightly heavier (17 grams to be exact) and a hair thinner, both not visible to the naked eye. Amazon has taken a “don’t fix if it’s not broken” policy for Paperweight’s design, except for the USB port, which has now been upgraded from micro-USB to Type-C, which I like.
Kindle Paperwhite signature version: display and performance
The Kindle Paperwhite and Paperwhite Signature Edition have the same display size and resolution. You get A 6.8-inch glare-free display with 17 LEDs for backlighting. And a Pixel density of 300 ppi. Like the paperwhite, the signature version also has adjustable warm light. However, Signature Edition has adjustable lights automatically thanks to the light sensor Which lacks regular Paperwhite. Light sensors and auto-compatible displays are features found in the more expensive Oasis. Unlike the entry-level Kindle, which has a mere 167 ppi, the Kindle makes the 300 ppi content of the Paperwhite Signature Edition readable. Bring the e-reader really close and you can create pixel edges, but within a comfortable reading distance, the text looks crisp, clear and easy to read.
Another feature of the oasis that has entered the paperwhite signature version is the warm tone of the display. The display changes from white light to a warm amber so you get a better reading experience. You can set a time to change the display manually, but there is an automatic option that changes the warm tone of the display based on the time of sunrise and sunset. I personally leave it at Auto and it provided the best experience. You also have the ability to adjust how much warmth you want the display to have. This is a 24-point adjustment and I found it best to leave it between 10 and 12.
In terms of everyday performance, the Kindle is as smooth as any e-reader out there. Of course, the display takes a second to refresh, and it’s not the 90Hz AMOLED panel found on your smartphone, and it’s not supposed to be. Unlike the display on your smartphone, this e-ink display allows you to read for hours on end without straining your eyes, and more importantly, the battery life that lasts for weeks. The UI is easy to navigate because the device is responsive to the lightest touch.
Overall, the performance of the Kindle Paperwhite signature version is similar to that of Paperwhite with a few bells and flutes found in the oasis.. Automatically adjusting backlighting is a luxury you can’t get away with once you get used to it.
Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition – Battery Life
Amazon claims that the signature version of PaperWhite can give you up to ten weeks of battery life, “based on half an hour of reading per day with wireless off and 13 light settings.” With about an hour of reading every day, and the brightness set to 15 (with auto-brightness enabled), I’ve lost more than 20% of battery life in 2 weeks which is pretty good. Bored readers who read 6 odd hours a day may need to use a charger once every 4 weeks, but with Qi wireless charging support, you can always plan a Kindle on a wireless charging pad before you go to sleep and never have to worry about reaching for a wired charger again. .
Yes, The device supports Qi wireless charging And we tried it with a standard QI charger and it worked absolutely fine. Leaving it on the charger every day can be extremely harmful for someone like me, but I found that there is always juice for a long reading session, making sure the device is placed in a wireless charger at the end of each day.
The last row
The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition adds quality improvements to an already amazing e-reader. But is this the right Kindle for you? Well, it depends on how important reading is to you as a hobby. If you are a casual readerRead a few books a year, Then the entry-level Kindle should do the job pretty well for you. At the time of writing this review, it costs 8 8,000 and a great 6-inch e-reader. In our opinion the Kindle Paperwhite is a sweet spot for those interested readers and the performance-to-price ratio is good.. The 6-inch Paperwhite costs 11 11,000, but I think 14 14,000. At the other end of the spectrum, we have The Kindle Oasis offers the Rolls Royce Kindle’s Uber Premium build for Rs 22,000, a 7-inch display with 25 LEDs backlighting, automatic rotating page orientation and much more.. The signature version fills the gap between paperweight paperweight and oasis Offering Practical Features – It has the same display, build and design as the 14,000-pound Paperwhite with automatic adjusting light sensor and 32GB of stunning features. Kiwi wireless charging is also a welcome addition. Although storage options are subject to your reading habits, I can tell you that once you get used to the Kindle’s auto-adjustable lighting, you can’t go back. Overall, if you have a 10th generation paperweight, you can stop upgrading to the signature version. But if you are coming from an entry-level Kindle or you have a Kindle that is a few years old and want to upgrade your reading experience, then the Paperwhite Signature Edition is more meaningful than the regular Paperwhite because it improves the quality of life found in the oasis. As much as without cost.