Kindle Paperwhite 4 VS Kindle Paperwhite 5

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The Amazon has released the kindle paperwhite 5 recently and now it is available to pre-order. Are you wondering that is the Kindle Paperwhite 5 better than the kindle paperwhite 4? Which kindle paperwhite model should you pick?

kindle paperwhite 4 vs 5

Hardware comparison between kindle paperwhite 4 and kindle paperwhite 5

No. Kindle paperwhite 4 Kindle paperwhite 5
Model Standard Standard, Signature edition, Kids version
Price $129.99 Standard$139.99, Signature edition$189.99, Kids version$159.99
Display 6 inch 6.8 inch
Dimension 116 x 167 x 8.18 mm 124.6 x 174.2 x 8.1
Resolution 300 ppi 300 ppi
Light 5 LEDs 17 LEDs with adjustable warm frontlight
Page turn / 20% faster page turns then Kindle Paperwhite 4
Storage 8 GB or 32GTB 8GB for the standard version, 32GB for Signature edition, 8GB for the kid version
USB Port USB 2.0 charging cable USB-C port
Network Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n Supports 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz networks
weight 182 grams 205 grams
Waterproof Yes Yes
Battery A single charge lasts up to six (6) weeks. A single charge lasts up to ten (10) weeks.

From the above comparison sheet, you will clearly know that both models are waterproof and very similar in design. Still, we can see some interesting improvements in the kindle paperwhite 5.

1 This time, Amazon officially unveiled three different editions of new kindle paperwhite, including kindle paperwhite standard version ($139.99), kindle Signature editions($189.99), and kindle paperwhite kids edition($159.99).

2 The new kindle paperwhite has a slightly larger 6.8-inch eink screen instead of 6-inch screen like kindle paperwhtite 4 or other older kindle paperwhite models.

3 The kindle paperwhite 5 has 17 LEDS now which it is only 5 LEDs on the Paperwhite 4. What’s more, Amazon finally has added a warm frontlight to the Kindle paperwhite 5. That means you can adjust the tons of the front color from a cool color to a warm color like the kindle Oasis.

4 The Kindle paperwhite 5 is thinner and 20% faster in pager turning then kindle paperwhite 4.

5 Different from USB 2.0 charging cable on kindle paperwhite 4, kindle paperwhite 5 has a USB-C port.

6 As for internet connection, the new kindle paperwhite is the first one that support 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi networks.

Kindle Paperwhite 4 vs 5: which one should I choose?

1 If you already have a kindle paperwhite 4, this is no reason to buy a kindle paperwhite 5 unless you need eReader.

2 If you don’t have an eReader, you just buy a kindle paperwhite 5 as it is the advanced version of Kindle paperwhite 4 which has a larger screen and enables you to adjust your front color from a cool color to a warm color.

3 If you are short in money, you can choose Kindle paperwhite 4 because it is much cheaper than KPW 5. In both cases, both devices are well done, have great software and can provide a very pleasant reading experience. Considering the fact the kindle paperwhite 5 is only $10 more than Paperwhite 4, they did manage add some nice upgrades for the price.

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