Kindle Paperwhite 5th Gen
Lose yourself in a book — wherever, whenever
Kindle Paperwhite is thin, lightweight, and travels easily so you can enjoy your favorite books at any time. With our signature 300 ppi glare-free Paperwhite display—now 10% brighter at its max setting—you can read in any light. And now, a single battery charge via USB-C lasts up to 10 weeks. Battery life may vary depending on use.
Make a splash
With the waterproof Kindle Paperwhite, you’re free to read and relax in more places—from the beach to the bath. Kindle Paperwhite is IPX8 rated to protect against accidental immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes, and up to 0.25 meters of seawater for up to 3 minutes.
Goes beyond a book
Now you can adjust the shade of your Kindle Paperwhite display from a white light to a warm amber, or schedule when the light changes for a personalized reading experience. You can also adjust the size and boldness of text for whatever suits you best.
Your reading experience, reimagined
Enjoy a new, intuitive, and easier Kindle reading experience with the latest software update. Now with easier access to your device Settings and a new bottom navigation to easily switch between Home, Library, or the book you are currently reading. Plus an alternative fast setup experience using the Kindle app on your phone.
Compare Kindle E-readers
|Kindle Paperwhite 5th Gen||Kindle 10th Gen||Kindle Oasis 3rd Gen|
|8 GB or 32 GB||4GB||8 GB or 32 GB|
|300 ppi||167 ppi||300 ppi|
|17 LEDs||4 LEDs||25 LEDs|
|Auto-adjusting light sensors
|Adjustable warm light
|Page turn buttons
The Verge: 8.5
If you’re buying a new Kindle today for the first time or replacing an aging model, the new Paperwhite is the best hardware that you can buy — possibly the best hardware on any e-reader right now, period. [source]
I do think that the upgrades—a bigger screen, better lighting, much better battery life and storage—are worth it over the base Kindle. [source]