Fire vs Paperwhite

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Sarah Stoflet
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Fire vs Paperwhite

Post by Sarah Stoflet » 10 Mar 2018, 19:20

In case anyone is wondering, I have had the Kindle Fire HD 7 and the 8, and I now have the Paperwhite. I just wanted to let everyone know which is better, in my opinion.

The 7 and 8 are exactly the same except the 8 is thinner and longer. I dropped my 7 multiple times and it never cracked, but my 8 cracked simply being in my backpack, so make sure to get Some type of protective case. If you like to read in the sun, DO NOT get a fire. You cannot read it, whatsoever. This is much more of an inconvenience than you think. If you are getting this kindle for the purpose of having a tablet, then it is great. It is an all-around tablet. Complete access to the internet, apps to download, it is a fully functioning tablet. Keep in mind, the battery lasts for a couple of days with low use.

The paperwhite... as a major reader, this is the best e-reader I've owned. I LOVE my Paperwhite. I can turn the brightness up in order to read at night, and with the black and white resolution it is not as harmful for your eyes, or I can turn it totally off to read by the pool. It does have access to the internet, but it is kind of laggy and it is kind of hard to get to as it isn't just a button you can press on the main screen. It feels and looks a lot like paper, which I love, but the only thing I wish about the Paperwhite is that it had the feature the fire has where you can see the page fold, the Paperwhite just swipes.

So in the end, it all depends on what your purpose with your kindle is: reading or tablet or both. If you want a tablet or both, get the Fire. If you just want to read, definitely get the Paperwhite.

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Post by KottA Bear » 12 Mar 2018, 09:57

I personally prefer the kindle fire. I have the fire 7 and I bought a case for it I've had it for a little over 6 months now and it still runs great. I use it for school because the books are way cheaper through Amazon. But I do have some books that I occasionally read for fun. I would like to get a paperweight eventually though just so I have no distractions while reading...

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Post by Rya92 » 20 Apr 2018, 19:37

I have never liked reading books on electronic devices. My dad has a nook and a tablet with the kindle app and I have the hardest time reading anything on them. I was totally a book in hand type of girl, that is until I saw my aunt's Kindle Paperwhite and I fell in love! I went home and ordered one and am in love. It looks like a real page of a book but, but it is so small and not as bulky as a real book. I take it with me everywhere and have so many books to choose from. I love that it doesn't have the same back light as tablets or other readers or phones have because that makes it difficult for me want to read. You can see the words in any light because you get to turn up or down the brightness as needed to help if your reading in low light or in the bright sun.

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Post by simonsayz » 23 Apr 2018, 07:17

I definitely prefer the Kindle. I have the Paperwhite and the Oasis.
The fire is a tablet that is good for watching videos. I do not even browse on it.
I love my Kindles, but Oasis is just expensive. I can't believe that I spent the money on it.

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Post by chinaqueen1 » 28 Apr 2018, 02:02

I love the Paperwhite because of it's size and weight. At 73 my wrists and hands are unable to manage the larger, heavier readers. Sometimes even the Paperwhite becomes heavy, so I prop it on one of those pillows made for holding readers and that works wonderfully!

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Post by NL Hartje » 05 May 2018, 22:17

simonsayz wrote:
23 Apr 2018, 07:17
I definitely prefer the Kindle. I have the Paperwhite and the Oasis.
The fire is a tablet that is good for watching videos. I do not even browse on it.
I love my Kindles, but Oasis is just expensive. I can't believe that I spent the money on it.
I've never owned an eReader (gasp) until I started reviewing for the bookclub. Previously, as an editor, I always accepted word processor documents so never had a need for a reader. I rewarded myself after my first month's payments with OBC with an Oasis and I really love it!

Reading your comments though, I wonder if I wasted my money getting the newest version... :eusa-think:
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Post by Shaggy-Reads » 11 May 2018, 12:46

I can’t leave home without my fire. I have never had an issue reading outside either. We travel to the beach a few times a year and my fire performs well on the beach. I protect every device we own with screen protection and cases/covers. They are investments so I tend to expect anyone who uses one to be respectful and not mistreat the device. To read outside you need to adjust your settings and then off you go. I have no glare or other issues when outside.

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Post by book_worm 101 » 29 May 2018, 16:32

I never thought I'd enjoy reading e-books, but after I got an offer for a free book on Amazon, my life's never been the same. Don't get me wrong, I still love reading books in print, but now I believe e-books are just so much more convenient. I've never considered getting myself a paperwhite, but after you talked about it like you was the best thing in the world, I might just look into it.

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Post by sarahmarlowe » 17 Nov 2018, 17:46

I love my Fire! When I started looking at e-readers, I considered several. Since I'm a die-hard Amazon customer, I wanted to go with a Kindle product. I decided to go with the Kindle instead of the Paperwhite so that I would be able to check emails and even play a quick game when I wanted. I am very happy with my decision!
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Post by pastorlarry » 03 Dec 2018, 13:53

I really tried to like the Fire. However, the battery drain was such a huge turn off for me. Of course, I only use such items to read. My son loves his Fire but he also utilizes it to it's fullest potential. I guess it really just depends on how you use it. I DID watch a movie on my Fire ONE time and I did enjoy the experience.

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Post by bonniesagastume » 05 Dec 2018, 16:37

I have the Kindle Fire 7 and I find that it pulls double duty at my house. I am an avid reader and my 6 year old son has inherited this love. However he has a very short attention span so he can read for a bit and if he gets overly bored can easily switch to some game apps I have downloaded, just for that purpose. It is very durable, I have found, as my son has dropped it multiple times with no damage.

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Post by KS the Dreamer » 09 Dec 2018, 10:15

I have to admit I love my paperwhite. I know you cant use apps etc, but for me that's part of the appeal. I also find the Paperwhite has no screen glare compared to the Fire which I couldn't read in bright lighting. Also, I like the battery life. The one thing I feel the paperwhite is missing though, is text to speech. When I am driving I usually take the fire and listen to the book as I drive, but that is the only negative on my list.
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