Amazon Kindle vs Kindle Paperwhite: How to find the best ereader for you

If I were to write a Kindle vs Kindle Paperwhite comparison a couple of years ago, the result would have been very clear cut in favour of the latter. But Amazon’s upgrade to its standard Kindle back in 2022 has levelled the playing field a lot, and now there are just a few key features which set the two (and parting with an extra £50) apart. 

The Kindle Paperwhite is Amazon’s more premium ereader – big screen to fit more copy on the ‘page’, high resolution for crisp, sharp text and an adjustable light to help ease any strain on the eyes over long periods. The standard Kindle, as the name would suggest, is a more basic version of it’s luxurious younger sibling.