Specs summary

Screen
6"

The Kindle Voyage's screen is 6 inches with 1072 x 1448 pixels resolution.

Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The e-reader is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Amazon's performance ratings are 42 days standby time.



This is, without question, the best Kindle ebook reader yet. Between the improved specs and Amazon’s reading ecosystem, it’s the best E Ink reader you can buy.

- Brian Heater , Digital Trends 


The Kindle Voyage is Amazon's best e-reader to date, and probably the best e-reader ever -- but it doesn't come cheap.

- David Carnoy , Cnet 

Reviews summary

8.5/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 21 reviews

What's good

  • Slimmer and lighter than Paperwhite
  • Sharp and clear display
  • New PagePress sensor offers easier page navigation

What's bad

  • Ghosting issues
  • Light sensor errs on the dark side

Amazon is the undisputed champion in the e-reader market despite the claims that tablets would take over its space. Still, it seemed that after the Kindle Paperwhite, there wasn't much left for Amazon to improve upon. The release of the Kindle Voyage, therefore, was a bit of a surprise not least of which is due to its relatively high price point.

As thin and light as the Kindle Paperwhite is, Amazon managed to slim down the Voyage further to a mere 0.3 inches and 180 grams. It also departs from the traditional design cues of previous Kindle e-readers and instead opts for the sloped back of the Kindle Fire HDX tablet. While not necessarily more visually appealing, experts did notice a subtle yet noticeable improvement in grip and in-hand comfort over its predecessors.

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The main event isn't the improved ergonomics though, it's the screen. The 6-inch E Ink display boasts a resolution of 1072 x 1448 pixels for a pixel density of 300ppi, making it the sharpest e-reader to date. More importantly, the Voyage is the first Amazon e-reader with a completely flush display. Previous iterations were slightly below the bezel giving it, "a vaguely cheap, disposable flavor," according to The Verge.

But it isn't just for appearances sake, the flush mounting made the experience of "turning" the pages much more seamless as did the addition of a new feature called PagePress sensors. These surface mount buttons appear on the right and left bezels and allow users to change pages with a gentle squeeze. The sensor will then buzz to let you users know the command was registered. Both the level of pressure and intensity of the buzz can be adjusted in the device's setting or turned off entirely.

Another new addition to the Kindle lineup is the addition of an ambient light sensor. Now instead of physically going into the settings to increase or decrease brightness, the device will update it automatically based on the ambient light levels. It doesn't work perfectly, however, as Tech Radar notes, "…it always erred on the side of darkness."

While the Voyage has made changes in positive direction critics add it still suffers from some ghosting issues and page turn speed has not improved over the Paperwhite. Still, they all agree that the Voyage is the best e-reader to date. With that said, reviewers are torn on recommending it. PC World states, "…I think the Paperwhite still delivers the best price-to-performance ratio..." Gizmodo adds, "It's trick to say whether…the Voyage is worth it…I suspect, though, that for many people the Paperwhite is more than good enough."


Reviews (8.5/10 Avg. rating)


The Verge

Excellent screen, great design

from The Verge

The reason I like the Voyage so much comes down to the physical design of it: it's simple and utilitarian. It feels like it's trying to accommodate itself to my needs instead of asking me to change my habits for it.

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The reason I like the Voyage so much comes down to the physical design of it: it's simple and utilitarian. It feels like it's trying to accommodate itself to my needs instead of asking me to change my habits for it.

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The Wirecutter

A luxury e-reader

from The Wirecutter

A smaller body, a lighter weight, and physical buttons make the Kindle Voyage attractive, but those features don’t make it worth the higher cost for most people.

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A smaller body, a lighter weight, and physical buttons make the Kindle Voyage attractive, but those features don’t make it worth the higher cost for most people.

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Tech Advisor

Luxurious, indulgent gadget for book lovers which delivers premium quality at a price to match

from Tech Advisor

The Kindle Voyage is without doubt one of the best eReaders money can buy. Is it worth buying though? For most people, no. The extra resolution, sleek design and page-turning buttons are all nice-to-haves but by no means essential. You'll get a better reading experience on a Voyage compared to th...More

The Kindle Voyage is without doubt one of the best eReaders money can buy. Is it worth buying though? For most people, no. The extra resolution, sleek design and page-turning buttons are all nice-to-haves but by no means essential. You'll get a better reading experience on a Voyage compared to the current-generation Paperwhite, but only just, and the difference in price is simply too much to justify it. But if money is no object, then you won't be disappointed.

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TechRadar

No longer the most premium Amazon ereader

from TechRadar

It's a lot of money. Yes. There's no doubting that. But the build quality, combined with the reading experience, tell me this is a premium product in the same way you can tell someone has a rather high salary when you slide into their Bentley.

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It's a lot of money. Yes. There's no doubting that. But the build quality, combined with the reading experience, tell me this is a premium product in the same way you can tell someone has a rather high salary when you slide into their Bentley.

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WhatsYourTech

The the priciest eReader yet

from WhatsYourTech

Purists will undoubtedly appreciate the device for its overall feel and performance. It may not be a mile ahead of the Paperwhite, but it is a better product, nonetheless. The Paperwhite, on the other hand, is more than serviceable and punches above its weight at its current price. If one-handed...More

Purists will undoubtedly appreciate the device for its overall feel and performance. It may not be a mile ahead of the Paperwhite, but it is a better product, nonetheless. The Paperwhite, on the other hand, is more than serviceable and punches above its weight at its current price. If one-handed operation and ambient light really matter, or you’re not overly impressed with how the Paperwhite screen looks, the Voyage is going to be a step up. If that doesn’t really matter, then you probably don’t need to take that step.

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tech2

Only for the purists

from tech2

The Kindle Voyage has everything going for it. Excellent display, smooth response, pressure sensitive page turns, good battery life, Word Wise feature and so on. It is a foregone conclusion that this is the best e-reader out there.

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The Kindle Voyage has everything going for it. Excellent display, smooth response, pressure sensitive page turns, good battery life, Word Wise feature and so on. It is a foregone conclusion that this is the best e-reader out there.

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NDTV

The Rolls-Royce of ebook readers

from NDTV

The Kindle Voyage is priced at Rs. 16,499 for the Wi-Fi variant and Rs. 20,499 for the 3G variant, which is a lot of money to pay for an ebook reader. While it's a significant improvement over the Paperwhite, Amazon's previous flagship ebook reader is still a great device that we wouldn't mind hanging on to for some more time. Since the physical dimensions of the device are different, you'll also have to invest in new accessories like covers...

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The Kindle Voyage is priced at Rs. 16,499 for the Wi-Fi variant and Rs. 20,499 for the 3G variant, which is a lot of money to pay for an ebook reader. While it's a significant improvement over the Paperwhite, Amazon's previous flagship ebook reader is still a great device that we wouldn't mind hanging on to for some more time. Since the physical dimensions of the device are different, you'll also have to invest in new accessories like covers.

Having said that, there's no doubt that the Kindle Voyage is the best ebook reader till date, and if you have the money to spare, this is definitely the Kindle you should get.  

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The Indian Express

They managed to better something that was already great

from The Indian Express

Should you buy? Of course, if you don’t have a e-reader yet. But buy the Voyage only if you are one of those who wants to read on the go and wouldn’t mind paying a bit extra for that connectivity. Others can look at the more affordable options which are still great e-readers. For...More

Should you buy? Of course, if you don’t have a e-reader yet. But buy the Voyage only if you are one of those who wants to read on the go and wouldn’t mind paying a bit extra for that connectivity. Others can look at the more affordable options which are still great e-readers. For me, the changes are good enough to start thinking about an upgrade though my Kindle Paperwhite is just a year old.

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Pocket-lint

A first-class trip

from Pocket-lint

That's really what it all boils down to: the price. There is little doubt that the Amazon Kindle Voyage is the best eBook reader on the market, with few if any flaws. We're still not entirely sure the haptic feedback for turning through pages is more than a gimmick, but can see the allure it might have...

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That's really what it all boils down to: the price. There is little doubt that the Amazon Kindle Voyage is the best eBook reader on the market, with few if any flaws. We're still not entirely sure the haptic feedback for turning through pages is more than a gimmick, but can see the allure it might have.

However, it is a very expensive bit of kit to read downloaded books on, even if it caters for that with such aplomb. The Voyage is priced roughly the same as eBook readers were when they first emerged onto the market and we didn't have tablets to rival them then - hence this perhaps being the end of its long journey.

That said, those who do have enough disposable income to invest in different toys for different purposes will love the Kindle Voyage. It is not only a technological marvel in its field, but is an object of beauty to look at and hold. It is the Ferrari of eBook readers. And carries the price tag that goes with that distinction. 

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PC Pro

Amazon’s best ever ebook reader

from PC Pro

The Amazon Voyage is a fantastic ebook reader. It’s more refined than the company’s previous best, the Kindle Paperwhite; the screen is better than ever; and it’s packed with luxury touches such as those page-turn controls. If you love your reading, and only an E-Ink device will do, there’s nothing else to match it...

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The Amazon Voyage is a fantastic ebook reader. It’s more refined than the company’s previous best, the Kindle Paperwhite; the screen is better than ever; and it’s packed with luxury touches such as those page-turn controls. If you love your reading, and only an E-Ink device will do, there’s nothing else to match it.

For most, though, it’s far too expensive. It costs £69 more than the Paperwhite to do much the same job, and for similar money you could purchase a very decent colour tablet, such as the Nexus 7, which can be used for far more than simply reading ebooks. Although the Kindle Voyage is a brilliant device, therefore, only dedicated bookworms need apply. 

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date November 23, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom
Networks
No cellular data
variations
SIM card No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 4 GB
RAM No
ROM No
Flightmode No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Reading Time 21 hours
Standby Time 42 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.4 x 16.3 x 0.8 cm (4.5 x 6.4 x 0.3 in)
Weight 180 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Grayscale
Technology E-ink
Colors Unknown
Resolution 1072 x 1448 pixels
Pixel density 300 pixels
Size 6 inches
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Anti Glare No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screeb
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Page Turn Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info No
PC Synchronization No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack No
Vibration Alert No
Content Formats Supported
Content Formats Supported No
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