Kindle Voyageby Amazon

  • Kindle Voyage
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A definite buy! This is among the best in its class.
89%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The Voyager boasts what is arguably the best e-reader screen you can get, with a resolution rivaling that of many phones and tablets and an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts screen brightness.
  • It costs extra, but an available 3G option lets you download new books just about anywhere there's cell service.
  • The thin, lightweight design makes for an easy, comfortable one-handed grip--no matter how many books you load on it. In your face, "War and Peace"!

CONS

  • At this price, you could just as easily buy a far more capable tablet.
  • The page-turn buttons aren't like traditional buttons, and they lack a satisfying click. However, you can also turn pages by tapping the screen.
  • Despite the high price, Amazon includes neither a wall charger nor a cover.
At this point in the e-reader game, you could say Amazon's biggest competitor is Amazon. The company's popular Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite models target readers seeking the best bang for the buck, while the Kindle Voyage is for those who want the best, period--buck be damned. With a starting price of $199, this is not an inexpensive Voyage, and not everyone agrees it's worth the extra money.
NameKindle VoyageKindle Paperwhite (2015)Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 7.0
ManufacturerAmazonAmazonSamsung
Techwalla Score
89%
87%
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List Price$199$119$150
94%

It's Amazon's first truly premium Kindle, unless you count the dodo that was the DX, and this time around the company's catering to die-hard…

It's Amazon's first truly premium Kindle, unless you count the dodo that was the DX, and this time around the company's catering to die-hard readers. But here's the real question: Does anyone really need a $199 e-reader (with ads, no less)? In a word, yes.

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91%

On the whole, Amazon accomplished its goal: it built a better platypus. This is the best E Ink e-reader I’ve used, and it’s unquestionably t…

On the whole, Amazon accomplished its goal: it built a better platypus. This is the best E Ink e-reader I’ve used, and it’s unquestionably the best that Amazon has ever made. The thing is, it’s only marginally better than the fantastic Paperwhite in several ways, and significantly better in none.

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90%

You may balk at the price of the Voyager, especially with Amazon selling the Fire HD 6 tablet for half the price. But there's been a movemen…

You may balk at the price of the Voyager, especially with Amazon selling the Fire HD 6 tablet for half the price. But there's been a movement lately by companies such as Kobo toward creating higher-end e-readers with higher-resolution displays that sell for more. And that's exactly what the Kindle Voyage is: a great e-reader that just isn't cheap.

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90%

The resolution has been upped to 300PPI, a huge upgrade from before, and that makes any book or image you care to check out a much nicer exp…

The resolution has been upped to 300PPI, a huge upgrade from before, and that makes any book or image you care to check out a much nicer experience on the eyeballs.

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90%

How much sharper is the Kindle Voyage? At 300ppi (pixels per inch), it's about as sharp as most 'retina' phones or tablets and around 35 per…

How much sharper is the Kindle Voyage? At 300ppi (pixels per inch), it's about as sharp as most 'retina' phones or tablets and around 35 percent sharper than the Kindle Paperwhite. The difference is noticeable, particularly as it means you can read smaller text with greater comfort.

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80%

I think the Paperwhite still delivers the better price-to-performance ratio both for someone buying an e-reader for the first time, and for …

I think the Paperwhite still delivers the better price-to-performance ratio both for someone buying an e-reader for the first time, and for someone upgrading from a stock Kindle. The Voyage is the best e-reader on the market, but Amazon has hung a price tag commensurate with that position.

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Where the Paperwhite and other Kindles feature an inset plastic display, the Voyage is smooth edge-to-edge glass. There's no hard plastic be…

Where the Paperwhite and other Kindles feature an inset plastic display, the Voyage is smooth edge-to-edge glass. There's no hard plastic bezel here. And while there are no physical page turn buttons, you can advance or retreat in a book just by gently squeezing the device's edges.

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