Works as expected. The screen is clear, both in sunlight and in the dark when using the build in light.Subtracted one star because I expected more from the 3G connectivity: outside the US a fee will be charged for syncing subscriptions and personal documents over 3G. Only when I had purchased the device this limitation became apparent in a notice on the device itself where the rates for 3G usage outside the US are mentioned. I haven't been able to find this information on the Amazon website.
July 28, 2015
I read the reviews of Voyage and early 300dpi PW until the occasional manufacturing issue seemed to subside...Then I purchased my PW 3 (I think it is 3rd gen), and it is everything I was hoping for and more. I already had a PW 2 and loved it. However my wife's old Kindle DX needed replacement (battery life decreasing), so we decided to replace it with a PW 3. We did not need the tactile page turning or auto dim on the Voyage.Orderin process was smooth, although it would be better if Amazon clearly said PW 3 instead of just 300 DPI (just to be clear on the order form). The PW 3 package arrived intact, no damage in or out of the box. New product, not refurb. Turned it on and the setup was straightforward, however we have several Kindles and are used to this. I was immediately able to download what I was reading and ... start reading. Next I deauthorized the old Kindle DX (will be gifted), and we still have the PW 2 to use, plus various Android Kindle apps still authorized. This process was straightforward, but like I said, we are used to the Manage Kindle page on the main Amazon website. No comment on the need to re-download books. Yes that has to be done, however we tend to not keep all of our books on the Kindle at once.When I started reading with the PW 3 I immediately compared it to the PW 2. Here is what I found... First, the Bookery new font is awesome. Now, some reviewers have complained that the contrast is less on PW 3 than PW 2. I believe that is because they were looking at two different fonts. The contrast on PW 3 is excellent, however the Bookery font is thinner slightly so it looks lighter. This is a plus for reading a lot, but may be confusing when comparing side to side.Next the adjustable light.Read more ›
August 8, 2015
Well I have have the standard kindle for many years now, my old friend trusted tried and true. This up grade was a huge step for, two reasons money ' and I still have a fully working kindle reader. But I did, extremely happy ' with the new reader. It is extremely easy on my eyes ',I can read for hours with getting sore eyes ' . The lay out of controls is way beyound my expectations. Very well thought out and focused on the user. There are too many pluses to list. Good reader. Family. Kids and social net works. Well worth the money '.
July 9, 2015
To be clear, anyone who has read our Kindle Paperwhite Review will have a good idea of what to expect from the 3G Perperwhite model. Therefore, rather than rehashing a lot of details, we will just look briefly at the basics and then explain what the addition of 3G means to people in South Africa looking for the best Kindle to suit their needs.
What sets the Kindle Paperwhite 3G apart from the Wi-Fi model is that browsing, choosing and downloading books can be done wherever there is a 3G signal. In other words, if you have cell phone reception then you should also be able to download books via your Kindle Paperwhite 3G at no cost to yourself. This is extremely useful if you have no internet access at home or if you travel often without access to the internet.
Keep in mind that if you have wireless internet at home, you can always download books prior to leaving home. In that event there is no reason why the Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi model would suit your needs. After all, that is what makes the Kindle so special, you can carry your books wherever you go.
To conclude, the 3G Paperwhite is our opinion is the best option if you want the ability to download and read books wherever you are.