Kindle Voyage Review
Kindle Voyage is the best e-reader and is like the Rolls-Royce of e-readers
Amazon’s first flagship, Kindle Paperwhite 2013 did pretty well but was a bit boring as compared to Kindle Paperwhite 2014 which was an updated version of the previous version. It took the easy way out because it had tweaked internals, slightly better lighting and much improved software. But a new Kindle is here, say hello to the all new Kindle Voyage.
Kindle Voyage has an angular back made of magnesium and a glossy black plastic cover on it and all the smudges or scuffs can be taken care of with a little rubbing. But the power button is a magnet for greasy fingerprints, so eating and reading is not advisable for those who are more worried about the appearances of their gadgets. The magnesium base frame makes the Kindle Voyage a little lighter which you will not notice if you grip an e-reader in two hands. However the one hand griper will feel the significant difference in the weight of Kindle Voyage as compared to other e-readers.
Though, the biggest and most important improvement is the high-resolution pixel-dense 6-inch E Ink display which manages to squeeze in a full 300 pixels per inch. The details of graphic novels that were glossed over on the traditional e-readers were easy to spot on the high-resolution display of Kindle Voyage.
Amazon’s Kindle Voyage doesn’t comes with physical buttons to turn pages, but don’t worry Amazon’s PagePress is here. You can still tap on the screen to change pages. Press the long vertical line on the either side of the screen to turn page and the dot above it is to flip back once. By default, both vibration and sensitivity of PagePress are set to medium but if you want more button-like experience, you can set it to high. In the middle of a book, if you want to jump from one chapter to the next you can do that by simply swiping from bottom of the screen.
Kindle Voyage dispenses with glare more effectively and also has an ambient light sensor to adjust back-lighting level automatically. Lighting tweaks didn’t seem to impact battery life as it can run for six weeks in a single charge. The processor is pretty snappy too as turning pages, popping back and surfing through Kindle Store are way faster than on earlier Kindle thought refreshing full-screen is slow sometimes and the booting time is also nearly the same.
Kindle Voyage is very thin, light weight and has an impressive high-resolution pixel-dense display with a vast range of content available on it. Amazon is asking a lot of money for Kindle Voyage, when compared to the other kindle versions. $199 for the basic model and $289 for the 3G model. No doubt, Kindle Voyage is the best e-reader Amazon has ever made made. But, it might sound expensive. The high price tag for a standalone e-reader doesn’t make much sense and something even more disappointing is that the base price includes ads. If we had to rate it on a scale of ten, we’d give it 8.5/10.