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Amazon Kindle 8 (8th Gen, 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 470 reviews of Amazon Kindle 8 (8th Gen, 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. People really like the battery and price. The size and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and durability. There are some mixed opinions about the storage.

usability, portability, size, price, battery

screen, durability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Amazon Kindle 8 (8th Gen, 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: James Peckham (techradar.com)

Amazon Kindle review

 

An update to a classic

Improved design ; Affordable ; Increased storage

No backlight ; Screen could be better

The 2016 version of the Amazon Kindle has improved the design and internals to make the best affordable ereader even better than before.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Amazon Kindle (2016) review

 

Want to feed your Game of Thrones addiction? The £60 Kindle squeezes those massive tomes into a pocketable slice of tech

The price is right, but looks and feel haven't taken a hit to get there ; Light and long-lasting - you'll be able to take it everywhere ; A perfect present for your fable-loving family members

Bedtime reader? Pack a torch - there's no light here ; If you don't want ads, that'll be another tenner

The best budget e-reader around, but you'll need to pack a night light for post-bedtime reading

Aug, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Kindle (2016)

 

Eager to get an e-reader, but want to save some cash and so aren't fussed about fancy additions? The budget Kindle (2016) from Amazon might be the perfect way to move on from your dusty collection of hardbacks.

Cheap and cheerful, but still very good – it's the perfect first e-reader.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (zdnet.com)

Amazon Kindle 2016, First Take: Affordable, but backlight-free

 

Amazon's latest Kindle is being presented as the company's most affordable e-reader ever. At £59.99 (inc. VAT, or £69.99 to remove 'special offers' which are essentially advertising and sponsored screensavers), it's considerably cheaper than any of the...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Amazon Kindle 2016 review

 

Amazon's most affordable Kindle e-reader ($80; £60; AU$109) has been refreshed for 2016 . It's now 11 percent thinner, 16 percent lighter, has more rounded edges and comes in white as well as black.

The most affordable Kindle gets a subtle but worthwhile design upgrade (it's slimmer, lighter and less angular) and adds Bluetooth audio for accessibility, so visually impaired readers can hear VoiceView audio.

No integrated light; price hasn't gotten any lower.

While the 2016 Kindle isn't a huge improvement over its predecessor, it's a perfectly good e-reader with a clearly improved design and a big upgrade for the visually impaired.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

Review: How much better is the new version of the entry-level Kindle?

 

Amazon's most affordable Kindle e-reader ($80; £60; AU$109) has been refreshed for 2016. It's now 11 percent thinner, 16 percent lighter, has more rounded edges and comes in white as well as black.

The most affordable Kindle gets a subtle but worthwhile design upgrade (it's slimmer, lighter and less angular) and adds Bluetooth audio for accessibility, so visually impaired readers can hear VoiceView audio

No integrated light; price hasn't gotten any lower

While the 2016 Kindle isn't a huge improvement over its predecessor, it's a perfectly good e-reader with a clearly improved design and a big upgrade for the visually impaired.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Amazon Kindle (2016) review

 

Want to feed your Game of Thrones addiction? The ₹6K Kindle squeezes those massive tomes into a pocketable slice of tech

The price is right, but the looks and feel haven't taken a hit to get there ; Light and long-lasting - you'll be able to take it everywhere ; A perfect present for your fable-loving family members

Bedtime reader? Pack a torch - there's no light here ; If you don't want ads, that'll be another tenner

The best budget e-reader around, but you'll need to pack a night light for post-bedtime reading

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (computershopper.com)

Amazon Kindle (2016) Review and Ratings

 

2016's entry-level Kindle may not feel fancy, but it's the best note-taker among e-readers (for the moment) and delivers plenty of value for its price.

Low price considering feature set ; Compact size ; Ability to export notes and highlights

Plasticky feel ; Can’t swipe to turn on ; Display lacks brightness, sharpness, and contrast versus competing e-readers' screens

The eighth-generation entry-level Kindle looks and feels its part, as Amazon’s baseline E Ink-based e-reader. If you're used to the premium models in Amazon's line from earlier Kindle purchases, you may feel that this model is a slight step down in...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: (gadgets.ndtv.com)

Amazon Kindle (2016) Review

 

Price Decent display Battery life

Slippery plastic body No front light A little laggy

Consumer review by: christine (argos.co.uk)

replaced my old one

 

frantasic value replacement of my very old one

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:White

Display

Display diagonal:15.2
Gray scale levels:16
Technology:E Ink Pearl

File formats

Document formats supported:AZW,AZW3,DOC,DOCX,HTML,MOBI,PDF,TXT
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG

Memory

Internal storage capacity:4

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y

Ports & interfaces

Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Battery recharge time:4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:115
Height :9.1
Weight:161
Width:160