If you plan to do a lot of reading on your Kindle, you may want to consider buying a dedicated Kindle E-reader.  The fact that Kindle E-readers have screens that are specifically designed for reading make them an obvious choice over reading on a tablet screen or phone screen which can be taxing on the eyes.  The e-ink technology, which replicates the look of paper, can also be read in bright sunlight, unlike the normal backlit screens found on other devices. 

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Which Kindle Should I Buy Current Models

The extended battery life is also a huge plus.  Most E-readers can go without a charge for weeks, unlike your phone or tablet which likely needs charging daily. 

But with so many options, it can be hard to know which Kindle E-reader to buy.  Here are some factors you might want to consider when choosing a Kindle. This article will take into account the current Kindles Amazon is offering.

If you’re interested in older model Kindles check out this article: Which Kindle E-reader Should I Buy (Discontinued Models)

Best Kindle E-reader Value

All-new Kindle (10th Generation) 2019

If you are not planning to listen to many audio books the All-new Kindle (10th Generation) is the best value for your money. It comes with the main features you would want at an attractive price.

Features of the All-new Kindle (10th Generation) 2019

  • Built-in light
  • Audible via Bluetooth
  • 4 GB of storage


  • The small amount of storage is inadequate if you are a huge audio book fan.
  • It is not waterproof like the other models.
  • 3G is not an option with this model.

Best Kindle E-reader Value for a Child

The Amazon All-new Kindle Kids Edition (10th Generation) is a good value for a number of reasons.  It has the features of the All-new Kindle (10th Generation) plus some added features that make it perfect for kids. It also has double the storage of the non-kids version.


  • 8 GB of storage
  • 1 Year of FreeTime Unlimited
  • 2-year worry-free guarantee
  • Comes with an Amazon protective case

Best Kindle E-reader Value for Audiobook Lovers

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (10th Generation)

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (10th Generation) is similar to the above Kindles, but it is waterproof and it comes with either 8 GB or 32 GB of storage. If all you’re doing is reading books, 8 GB should be adequate. But if you plan on storing a lot of audiobooks on your Kindle, you might want to consider the 32 GB configuration.


  • 8gb/32gb of Storage
  • IPX8 Waterproof Rating
  • Flush Screen
  • Built-in light
  • Audible via Bluetooth

Best Kindle E-reader (if money is not an issue)

Kindle Oasis 10th Generation

The Kindle Oasis 10th Generation is the most expensive Kindle offered by Amazon. The advantages over the less expensive models are a larger screen, and an adjustable warmlight. Some people think this feature is a must-have and adds to the feeling that you are reading from a real book. The Kindle Oasis is also weighted on one side, which makes the Kindle more comfortable to hold.


  • Flush Screen
  • Page Turn Buttons
  • 8gb/32gb
  • IPX8 Waterproof Rating
  • Adjustable Warmlight
  • 7” Screen
  • Audible via Bluetooth

This is the extent of the current model Kindles being sold on Amazon. If you’re interested in a used or discontinued model, check out our eBay store. We offer many of the older Kindle models and some of the newer ones as well. We also frequently carry brand new Kindles.

You might want to check out part two of this article, in which we discuss the features of some of the discontinued models. If you’re new to Kindles, you might not realize that they there are models that support active content, include headphone jacks, and even have push-button keyboards (some people wouldn’t be without this feature.) If you don’t mind an older model, it’s a great way to get a Kindle for a bargain.

If you have any questions, we would be happy to answer them. Kindles are our business.

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