Kindle 8 2016 Edition 6-inch

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The Amazon Kindle is a 2016 6-inch e-reader praised for its slim and lightweight design, high contrast display, long battery life, and affordable price. Users enjoyed the reserved un-intrusive design that is comfortable to hold even while laying down, and the glare-free screen that offers excellent outdoor visibility. It features the same great e-ink display that reads like text on real paper found on more expensive models, with a great battery life to match as well. The Amazon Kindle is a basic e-reader, nothing more, nothing less; it performs its primary task like a champ, offering up an excellent reading experience that rivals more expensive e-readers.

Positive Reviews
(as of 16-07-2024 21:53 UTC) Details
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  • Affordable
  • Long battery life
  • Same performance as more expensive e-readers


  • Non-backlit screen

Bottom Line

The Kindle is a great basic e-reader that offers a great reading experience at an affordable price.

  • Weight: 0.35 lbs
  • Display Size: 6 inch
  • RAM: e-ink display
  • Operating System: Fire OS 5
  • Battery Life: 36 hours

Critic Reviews

  • 80
    PCMag July 11, 2016

    At $79.99, Amazon's latest entry-level Kindle is the best option for budget ebook readers, but you'll need to add a book light for nighttime reading.

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  • 78 July 28, 2016

    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.

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Full Specifications

RAM e-ink display
Operating System Amazon Fire OS 5
Weight 0.35 lbs
Battery Life 36 hours
Connectivity Wi-Fi | Bluetooth |microUSB
Internal Storage 4GB
Removable Memory SD card reader
Display Size 6 inch
Display Resolution 167 ppi
Display Technology E Ink Pearl
Additional Features SD card reader
Dimension (LxWxH) 6.3 x 4.5 x 0.36
Warranty 1-year limited warranty and service

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