Waterproof compatible e-book reader 'Kindle Paperwhite' review available from 1 million yen level
A new model of Amazon's e-book dedicated terminal " Kindle Paperwhite " appeared on November 7, 2018. It evolved from the front model released in 2015, such as a brighter screen and IPX equivalent waterproof function, and it is said that it is the lightest model of the Kindle series. As I got the real thing, I immediately tried touching it compared with the 2015 model.
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The package of Kindle Paperwhite looks something like this.
The Kindle Paperwhite released in 2015 was fixed 4GB of internal storage, and the manga model of Kindle Paperwhite released in 2016 was 32GB. Beginning with the new Kindle Paperwhite, there are 2 models of 8 GB and 32 GB. The model obtained this time is only Wi - Fi compatible, built - in storage 32GB · No ads. In addition, 4G communication is possible in the Wi - Fi · cellular correspondence model which appears on December 13, 2018.
The contents are Kindle Paperwhite's main body, instructions, paper on which charging method is described, charging cable for MicroUSB terminal.
The body looks like this.
Weight measured 183 grams. Kindle Paperwhite released in 2013 is 204 grams, Kindle Paperwhite released in 2015 is 202 grams, Kindle Oasis released in 2017 is 193 grams, this new Kindle Paperwhite will be the lightest model in the series .
From left to right New model, 2015 model, iPhone X with long side 143.6 mm and I tried it side by side. The new model is 167 mm × 116 mm, slightly smaller than the 2015 model of 169 mm × 117 mm.
From the left 2013 model, 2015 model, Kindle Paperwhite 3 kinds of new model, Kindle Oasis' 2017 model was arranged with the highest screen brightness. Compared with the 2015 model, the built-in LED light also increased from 5 to 6, the brightness of the screen also increased, and the screen got more whitish and the contrast was clearly received.
The biggest change was around the display. Because the new model has waterproof performance of IPX 8 grade, the difference made in the display and the bezel part that was in 2015 model is gone. The surface of the display is a mat processing that suppresses reflections, it is a touch which has not been changed from the previous model and is slightly smelly.
Display size is 300 ppi of 6 inches, no change from 2015 model.
When manga is displayed sideways it is like this.
The Amazon logo engraved on the back is a little smaller, and at the bottom there is printed a thin technical mark that was not found in the 2015 model.
It is a result of overlapping the new model (top) and the 2015 model (bottom). The charging port on the bottom of the main unit has a change in the surrounding shape, but the point that it is MicroUSB connection has not changed. The shape of the central LED lamp and power switch has changed from the 2015 model. A battery with several weeks has almost the same performance as the 2015 model, and charging time takes about 3 to 4 hours.
Comparing the thickness, I saw the following image. The new model (left) was 8.18 mm thick, slightly thinner than the 2015 model (right) with a thickness of 9.1 mm. Also, the back side is flattened than the 2015 model.
You can see the actual turning of the page in the following movie. On the left is the new model, on the right is the 2015 model. The response to the touch panel and the reading speed of the next page are the same, and have not changed from the 2015 model.
A page turning comparison with Amazon Kindle Paperwhite's new model and 2015 model - YouTube
The new model is the first waterproof type as Kindle Paperwhite. The waterproof performance is "IPX 8 grade" that it will not flood into the inside even if it continues to submerge, and if it is up to 2 m in depth, there is no problem even if it sinks for 60 minutes.
I tried to shower the shower like a movie below or immerse it in a bathtub filled with water like what the waterproof performance actually is like.
I tried the waterproof performance of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite - YouTube
Since the MicroUSB terminal part at the bottom of the main unit was still bare, it was uneasy whether it would not be broken, but even if you apply strong water current or submerge it, the screen will disappear or the power will go down There was not, there was no problem. However, it is necessary to remove moisture by wiping firmly with a towel or tissue firmly, if you leave wet as it will cause a malfunction, do not overstrain the waterproof performance when it gets wet.
Also, if the screen is full of water, the reaction will inevitably get worse. When putting on a shower or submerged underwater, it is almost inoperable. Kindle Oasis also boasts high waterproof performance as well, because physical buttons are attached to the model, Kendle Paperwhite can not feed pages without problems even if the touch accuracy drops, but the page turning button is not installed in Kindle Paperwhite Therefore, when it is wet, operability drops dramatically. Still, when stopping the shower and the water runs out, it was able to operate normally, so it can be said that there is no problem for careful use in the kitchen, bath and pool side.
Kindle Paperwhite has capacity of 8GB · Advertisement with advertisement is 13,980 yen including tax, Capacity 8GB · Advertisement free model is 15,980 yen including tax, Capacity 32GB · Model with advertisement is 15,980 yen including tax, Capacity 32GB · Advertisementless model is 1 It is available for purchase from the following link at 7980 yen.
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