Kindle Voyage is more expensive than Amazon’s best-selling Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader, but is it really worth its high price and better than Kindle Paperwhite? Let us find out in the Kindle Voyage Review.
Kindle Voyage Review
To get started with this Kindle Voyage Review, let us first take a look at Kindle Voyage Specs in an easy to understand tabular format. Later on we can get into details of the major specs.
|Size||6.7″ x 4.5″|
|Weight||180 ~ 188 Grams|
|Display||6″, 300 ppi|
|Battery Life||6 Weeks|
|Built-in Light||6 LEDs. Light Sensor|
|Network||WiFi, WiFi + Cellular|
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Kindle Voyage Review – Size & Design
- Size – 6.7″ x 4.5″ x 0.30″
- Weight – 180 ~ 188 grams
Kindle Voyage is a compact and sleek looking device with a sturdy magnesium infused plastic body. The back side of Kindle Voyage features lines and edges, similar to those found in Kindle Fire HD Tablet.
The magnesium infused body has made Kindle Voyage lighter than Kindle Paperwhite, which makes it easy to hold with one hand.
The 6″ screen of Kindle Voyage is flush with the bezels, which makes it easy to clean. Another change in Kindle Voyage is the location of Power Button which is now located at the back of the device, in the top left corner of the device (11 AM position).
Kindle Voyage Review – Screen & Display
- Screen – 6″ Etched Glass screen, 300 ppi
- Resolution – 300 ppi
The screen of Kindle Voyage is made out of scratch resistant glass, which has been micro-etched, in order to diffuse light and reduce glare.
Although, the display on Kindle Voyage is the same 300 PPI display as found in Kindle Paperwhite, it looks brighter and sharper than Kindle Paperwhite.
Kindle Voyage Review – Page Turns
Kindle Voyage supports two methods of turning pages, you can either flip pages using swipe gestures (Just like in Kindle Paperwhite) or press on the side bezels to turn pages.
The second method is known as Page Press and page turning in this case is activated by two pressure sensitive haptic sensors placed on either sides of Kindle Voyage screen.
As you can see in the image below, Kindle Voyage has page turning sensors located on its side bezels. Pressing on any of these sensors (left or right bezel) triggers a page turn.
Since, the sensors are placed on both sides of the screen, it makes it easy for both right and left handers to make use of Page Press to turn pages on Kindle Voyage.
Although, the Page turning sensors look like buttons, they only provide the sensation of pressing a button to your fingers and do not actually move like real buttons.
Kindle Voyage Review – In-Built Lighting
- In-built Lighting – 6 LEDs, Light Sensor
Kindle Voyage is equipped with a light sensor, capable of detecting light intensity in your surroundings and automatically adjusting the lighting level on its screen to an ideal brightness level.
The ideal brightness setting in Kindle Voyage is based on Amazon’s research on optimal brightness for all lighting conditions. In case required, the level of brightness can be fine-tuned to suit your own personal preferences.
According to Amazon, Kindle Voyage also has the ability to automatically lower its brightness over a period of time to match the natural way human eyes respond to darkness.
Kindle Voyage Review – Storage
- Internal Storage – 4 GB
- Expandable Storage – None
Kindle Voyage comes with an internal storage capacity of 4 GB. This according to Amazon is good enough to store thousands of E-Books. Unlike Kindle Fire Tablets, Kindle Voyage does not provide the option to expand storage using micro-SD cards.
Kindle Voyage Review – Battery Life
- Battery Life – 6 Weeks
- Time to Charge – 3 Hours
The Battery on Kindle Voyage is rated to last up to 6 weeks on a single charge. According to Amazon, the Battery on Kindle Voyage takes about 3 hours to become fully charged.
- Connectivity – WiFi, WiFi+Cellular
You can buy Kindle Voyage in WiFi only or WiFi+Cellular versions.
Kindle Voyage with Cellular support costs more and provides the advantage of being able to download books at any time using Free Cellular network as provided by Amazon.
In the case of WiFi only models, you will be able to download books only when a WiFi network is present. In our opinion, you should be fine buying Kindle Voyage without Cellular support, unless you travel frequently.
Kindle Voyage is a top quality E-Reader from Amazon with adaptive lighting and an incredibly sharp display. It has almost everything going for it, except its price, which is $80 more than Paperwhite.
Hence, you may want to go through Kindle Paperwhite vs Voyage comparison, before coming up with a buy decision.
- Check out Kindle Voyage at Amazon.