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Amazon's Kindle Voyage in the test

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The Kindle Voyage is said to be the best e-book reader out there.

The test shows whether that is the case.

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Display with the highest pixel density

The 6-inch screen shows 1072 x 1448 pixels. The pixel density is 300 ppi.

This makes the Kindle Voyage the E-book reader with the sharpest display.

Other 6-inch devices only display 758 x 1024 pixels. These have a pixel density of 212 ppi.

In direct comparison, the writing on the Kindle Voyage is visibly sharper than on other e-book readers.

The difference becomes particularly clear with small font sizes.

If you use a large font size, the sharpest display currently available won't do you much good.

Scroll keys

The Kindle Voyage's scroll buttons are pressure sensors called PagePress.

If you press it, you can feel a slight vibration. The strength of the vibration can be selected in 3 levels. If you are disturbed by the vibration, you can switch it off.

You can also choose between 3 levels for the pressure sensitivity of the sensors.

The e-book reader has two pressure sensors on the left and right edge of the housing. The long line is used to scroll forward. The point above is to page back.

This division allows both right-handers and left-handers to scroll easily.

You can also scroll through the screen by swiping or tapping.

Brightness sensor

Another novelty of the Kindle Voyage is the built-in brightness sensor.

The brightness sensor regulates the lighting automatically.

Don't worry, the control can be set and switched off.

The advantage of the brightness sensor only really comes into play in the dark.

For example, if you read in bed in the dark, the brightness sensor turns the lighting down very slowly.

The eyes get used to the darkness over time. The pupils dilate to allow more light to enter the eyes.

This may mean that the lighting was right when you started reading, but is too bright after half an hour of reading.

The brightness sensor ensures that the light is not too bright.

Battery life

The battery lasts about 3 weeks with one hour of reading per day.

That's about average for e-book readers, not an exceptional achievement.

Wrong name choice

Since the English word is for, the wrong name has been chosen here.

With this naming one thinks that the Kindle Voyage offers special functions for frequent travelers.

But he is neither dust nor waterproof. In addition, it does not offer an impressive battery life for e-book readers.

Kindle Voyage or Kindle Paperwhite?

The question is a question of price.

The Kindle Voyage costs 189 euros, the Kindle Paperwhite 99 euros.

They offer the same functions. The Kindle Voyage offers a sharper, higher-contrast display and is 26 grams lighter.

SurnameKindle VoyageKindle Paperwhite
price189,99 €99,99 €
Display6-inch diagonal (about 15.2 cm) with 1072 x 1448 pixels6-inch diagonal (about 15.2 cm) with 758 x 1024 pixels
Weight180 g206 g
Dimensions115mm x 162mm x 7.6mm117 mm x 169 mm x 9.1 mm
Battery lifeup to 3 weeks with one hour of reading per dayup to 4 weeks with one hour of reading per day
Brightness sensorYesNo
Scroll keysYesNo

Kindle Voyage or Tolino Vision 2?

If you don't want to buy your e-books from Amazon, use the e-lending and a waterproof e-book reader, you should consider the Tolino Vision 2.

The dimensions and weight of the Tolino Vision 2 and Kindle Voyage are roughly the same.

The Kindle Voyage, however, has a much better display and more software.

But it is also 60 euros more expensive.

SurnameKindle VoyageTolino Vision 2
price189,99 €129 €
Display6-inch diagonal (about 15.2 cm) with 1072 x 1448 pixels6-inch diagonal (about 15.2 cm) with 758 x 1024 pixels
Weight180 g174 g
Dimensions115mm x 162mm x 7.6mm114 mm x 163 mm x 8.1 mm
Battery lifeup to 6 weeks with half an hour of reading per dayup to 7 weeks with half an hour of reading per day
Brightness sensorYesNo
Scroll keysYesNo
Water protectionNoYes

Kindle Voyage or Kobo Aura H2O?

The Kobo Aura H2O has a 6.8-inch screen. This means that it offers around 28% more screen space than the Kindle Voyage.

With a resolution of 1080 x 1430 pixels and thus 264 ppi, it is the e-book reader with the second sharpest display.

If you want a bigger display, don't buy your e-books from Amazon, use the online loan and a waterproof e-book reader, the Kobo Aura H2O is a very good choice.

SurnameKindle VoyageKobo Aura H2O
price189,99 €179 €
Display6-inch diagonal (about 15.2 cm) with 1072 x 1448 pixels6.8-inch diagonal (17.3 cm) with 1080 x 1430 pixels
Weight180 g233 g
Dimensions115mm x 162mm x 7.6mm129 mm x 179 mm x 9.7 mm
Battery lifeup to 3 weeks with one hour of reading per dayup to 4 weeks with one hour of reading per day
Brightness sensorYesNo
Scroll keysYesNo
waterproofNoYes

Test conclusion

The Kindle Voyage is the best e-book reader. It offers the sharpest display with the best contrast.

It has good dictionaries and the best software for e-book readers.

The Kindle Voyage also has disadvantages:

  • it is expensive
  • you cannot read copy-protected e-books that are not from Amazon
  • you cannot use the online loan
  • it is not waterproof

Try Kindle Voyage risk-free

Amazon is so convinced of the Kindle Voyage that you can buy 30 day money back guarantee receives.

If you are not satisfied after extensive testing, you can send it back without giving a reason - and you will be reimbursed the full purchase price.

When you return a product, the content and settings are automatically deleted if you have not already done so yourself. Purchased Kindle content can still be used using the free Kindle apps.

Buy Kindle Voyage for 189.99 euros at amazon.de