I’ve had the Kindle Paperwhite 4 for a couple of weeks now – 6 weeks to be exact – and I have to say that I really like it!
Having read eBooks on multiple platforms – iPad, iPad mini, iPhone and my current OnePlus 6T mobile phone – I did not realize till I switched over to the Kindle Paperwhite 4 that the difference is pretty significant.
The main reasons I like it are:
I had to purchase the product online as it is not easy to find a physical store that sells it in Singapore. I forgot how light and small this was till it arrived. However, upon using it, and of course, with a casing, I find that the Kindle Paperwhite 4 while small, is very sturdy and does not feel like I’m holding a flimsy tablet.
Long battery life
Considering that my previous eBook reading experiences were on my iPads, iPhone and mobile phone, it is safe to say that the battery life of my Kindle Paperwhite 4 has amazed me. A single charge can last me a good three weeks of reading (with minimal notetaking). Of course, this is not a very statement to say as this tablet is used only to serve its purpose of reading and not for any other use (unlike my other devices).
Does not strain the eyes
Probably the best reason on why I love this product. The Kindle Paperwhite 4 provides a very pleasant reading experience with minimal glare. Unlike conventional devices, the Kindle provides a very realistic reading experience with the perk of being able to adjust the backlight, font size and even page margins. The ability to make the adjustments, and the overall paper-like feature makes reading extremely pleasant.
Before I bought the product, there were multiple reviews online that said that the 2019 version was not as good as its predecessor in terms of the user interface and the overall user experience. The main feature they were complaining about was how the power button was placed too near the charging port, at the bottom of the tablet, which makes them power off their devices when they touch the bottom to their dismay. But to date, this feature does not bother me – could be due to the fact that I have a magnetic sleep casing that I use (hence I do not even use the power button often).
I’m pretty proud of my Kindle Paperwhite 4 purchase and I’m hoping that my desire to read to read this season will make this purchase even more worthwhile!