Best Kindle e-reader (2024)

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With the new 6.8-inch Kindle Paperwhite, it's time to take a look at Amazon's Kindle e-readers. We will try to determine which is the best Kindle e-reader.

Amazon always seems to be the leader with its Kindle e-readers that sell very well generation after generation.

There are currently 4 models of Kindle e-reader at Amazon.com (+ a special version of the Kindle Oasis and the Kindle Paperwhite).

There is a little peculiarity on the Kindle machines: if you buy the cheapest version of each model, Amazon displays an advertisement for an accessory or a book when the e-reader is on standby.

I don't find this annoying, but it can annoy or surprise those who don't know these readers with "special offers" displays.

Kindle e-reader comparison chart (2024)

We start with a comparison table that will allow you to see the differences between each Kindle e-reader: design, screen size, features, resolution and price.

eReader : Kindle Scribe vs Kindle Oasis vs Kindle Paperwhite vs Kindle
Kindle ScribeKindle OasisKindle PaperwhiteKindle
Imagekindle scribe e-readerkindle oasis e-readerkindle paperwhite 6.8 inch screenkindle e-reader 2022
Screen size10.2"7"6.8"6"
Resolution1860 x 2480 pixels1680 x 1264 pixels1680 x 1264 pixels1448 x 1072 pixels
ColorNoNoNoNo
BacklightYesYesYesYes
WaterproofNoYesYesNo
Storage16 - 64 GB8 - 32 GB8 - 32 GB16 GB
Pen / StylusYesNoNoNo
SD cardNoNoNoNo
Ebook formatsKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, MOBI unprotected, PRC ; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, EPUB (converted)Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, MOBI unprotected, PRC ; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP converti, EPUB (converted)Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, EPUB (converted), MOBI, PRC; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMPKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, EPUB, MOBI, PRC; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
Blue light filterYesYesYesNo
OtherCompatible with Microsoft Office Doc and Docx format (Word software)Black or Blue color
ReviewExpensive eReader with large screen. A device better suited for work as a note taking device ⭐⭐⭐Overall good eReader but too expensive now that there is better alternative in the Kindle lineup⭐⭐⭐Best value for the money Kindle eReader⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Very good ereader at a good price ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.com

Kindle e-reader

Kindle ereader

This is the big news of the year 2022 at Amazon with this new Kindle e-reader which is the first e-reader to offer a 300 PPP HD screen and 16 GB for a low price.

In short, it is the excellent value for money, especially since this e-reader is now compatible with the EPUB ebook format (converted if you send it by mail to your e-reader).

eReader : Kindle
Kindle
Imagekindle e-reader 2022
Screen size6"
Resolution1448 x 1072 pixels
ColorNo
BacklightYes
WaterproofNo
Storage16 GB
Pen / StylusNo
SD cardNo
Ebook formatsKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, EPUB, MOBI, PRC; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
Blue light filterNo
OtherBlack or Blue color
ReviewVery good ereader at a good price ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.com

You can read a full review of this Kindle e-reader here.

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle PAperwhite

Amazon offers since the end of 2021 a new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader with a large 6.8-inch screen.

In addition, the e-reader is equipped with a blue light filter that tints the lighting for more comfortable reading.

To top it all off, the price is still very attractive and today below the competition on large format readers.

eReader : Kindle Paperwhite
Kindle Paperwhite
Imagekindle paperwhite 6.8 inch screen
Screen size6.8"
Resolution1680 x 1264 pixels
ColorNo
BacklightYes
WaterproofYes
Storage8 - 32 GB
Pen / StylusNo
SD cardNo
Ebook formatsKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, EPUB (converted), MOBI, PRC; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
Blue light filterYes
Other
ReviewBest value for the money Kindle eReader⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.com

You can read a full review of this Kindle Paperwhite e-reader here.

Kindle Oasis

We return to the luxury e-reader with this Kindle Oasis that was released at the end of July 2019 that will not be for everyone.

It is the same e-reader as the previous version of 2017 with a new adjustable lighting that allows filtering blue light.

The first good news is that the price is a little bit cheaper than the previous version. Another good news is that we now have a 7-inch screen and a waterproof reader.

This Oasis has a very good quality 7-inch illuminated and touch screen (we're still on 300 dpi and it's the best with the e-ink technology).

The Kindle Oasis reader has physical buttons that allow you to hold the reader with one hand and turn the pages (forward or backward).

The design of the Kindle Oasis makes it a very lightweight e-reader for heavy readers and is suitable for both left- and right-handed readers.

eReader : Kindle Oasis
Kindle Oasis
Imagekindle oasis e-reader
Screen size7"
Resolution1680 x 1264 pixels
ColorNo
BacklightYes
WaterproofYes
Storage8 - 32 GB
Pen / StylusNo
SD cardNo
Ebook formatsKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, MOBI unprotected, PRC ; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP converti, EPUB (converted)
Blue light filterYes
Other
ReviewOverall good eReader but too expensive now that there is better alternative in the Kindle lineup⭐⭐⭐
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.com

Kindle Scribe

Kindle Scribe

Amazon has been offering a large e-reader with a 10.2-inch screen and a stylus since 2022.

The Kindle Scribe is a high-end machine that will be best suited for professionals who will need to work on a lot of documents (note taking, corrections, proofreading, etc.).

It is also very expensive!

eReader : Kindle Scribe
Kindle Scribe
Imagekindle scribe e-reader
Screen size10.2"
Resolution1860 x 2480 pixels
ColorNo
BacklightYes
WaterproofNo
Storage16 - 64 GB
Pen / StylusYes
SD cardNo
Ebook formatsKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, MOBI unprotected, PRC ; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, EPUB (converted)
Blue light filterYes
OtherCompatible with Microsoft Office Doc and Docx format (Word software)
ReviewExpensive eReader with large screen. A device better suited for work as a note taking device ⭐⭐⭐
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.com

Wich Kindle sould I buy in 2024 ?

So wich Kindle should you buy in 2024? I think the Kindle Paperwhite, the best Kindle e-reader for 2023!

I've always had a strong opinion about Amazon e-readers. I think the two cheapest models are the best.

And the models available in 2024 do not change my mind!

Indeed, the Kindle Oasis e-reader turns out to be too expensive for its performance (admittedly, quite high end...).

I recommend the Kindle Paperwhite with large 6.8-inch screen (available on Amazon.com) to those who want to buy a Kindle digital reading machine.

With this model, you have access to all the modern features (touch, waterproofing and lighting) as well as a larger screen while remaining in a very correct price range.

Kindle Paperwhite

kindle paperwhite 6.8 inch screen

6.8" e-reader - 1680 x 1264 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, EPUB (converted), MOBI, PRC; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP

Best value for the money Kindle eReader⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The cheaper Kindle e-reader is also interesting. It has lighting and a touch screen. But, unlike the Paperwhite, it has a smaller screen and the backlight is not as good.

If you're looking for a cheap e-reader to start with or want the best value for your money, buy a new entry-level Kindle. See the cheapest Kindle e-reader on Amazon.com.

Kindle

kindle e-reader 2022

6" e-reader - 1448 x 1072 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, EPUB, MOBI, PRC; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP

Very good ereader at a good price ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

It is also sometimes possible to buy a cheaper Kindle e-reader by taking advantage of refurbished models (they are mentioned on the page of each e-reader).

Frequently asked questions about Kindle e-readers

Now that we've taken a look at the hardware (the e-readers), we can see what it's possible to do - or not - with a Kindle e-reader.

Indeed, I receive a lot of messages or questions that sometimes ask me the same information. So this is an opportunity for me to answer some frequently asked questions about Kindle e-readers.

How to use a Kindle

If you want to see how to change font, add bookmarks, add annotations or change the settings of a Kindle e-reader, you can watch this video walk through :

What file formats does a Kindle e-reader read?

The Kindle e-reader can read many file formats.

Here is a list of computer formats that are compatible with Kindle e-readers:

  • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • HTML (.htm, .html)
  • Text documents (.txt)
  • Archived documents (zip , x-zip) and compressed archived documents
  • Mobi book
  • Epub : needs to be converted by Amazon of with a software like Calibre

Can I send a file to my Kindle by email?

Yes, you can send any compatible document (see previous question) to your Kindle using a special email address that is assigned to your Kindle.

Of course, in order for your e-reader to be able to download the file, it is necessary to connect it to your home Wi-Fi network or any other public network.

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Recognizing the need for an informed and reliable source for eReader-related content, Nicolas created MyEreader.net, where he currently serves as the lead writer. His well-crafted articles cover a wide range of topics, including eReader reviews, comparisons between various devices, tips for optimizing reading experiences, and discussions on the future of digital reading. Read more here

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