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Kindles have been around for a long time—the first one came out in 2007, in case you were curious—but they have since enjoyed a recent boom in popularity, thanks to #kindletok and #booktok on TikTok. Everyone and their mothers seem to be raving about the e-reader, and for good reason, too.
Aside from their unique glare-free display that won't strain your eyes, they also have the added advantage of being waterproof, which is perfect if you like reading by the pool or beach. Plus, it also lets you store hundreds and thousands of e-books on your device—no more shoulder pain from lugging around your heavy books.
If you've been thinking about getting your first Kindle for a while now but you're not sure which one to get, allow us to guide you for your purchase. Learn more about the available models in 2024 below:
GUIDE: All The Kindle Models You Can Buy In 2024
Amazon Kindle (11th Generation)
Great for: People who are new to the world of e-readers and want something small enough to fit in their hand without hurting their fingers after extended use.
The Amazon Kindle 11 is also known as the current base model of the Kindle, and it was released in September 2022. It stands at 6.2 inches tall and 4.3 inches wide, with a six-inch screen that boasts 300 ppi (pixels per inch). It has 16 GB of storage, a USB-C port, and it comes in two different colors: Black and Denim. Unfortunately, it's the only Kindle model that *isn't* waterproof. (Read our review of the Kindle 11 here!)
Amazon Kindle 11th Generation (16 GB), P6,820, Shopee
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 5 (11th Generation)
Great for: People who want an upgrade from the base model, and need a larger screen and waterproof features.
Probably the most well-known iteration of the Kindle, the Paperwhite 5 was released in October 2021 and is a big step up from the base model. It has a 6.8-inch display with thinner bezels and a screen that has 300 ppi. It also has adjustable warm light which is perfect if you like reading in bed at night. It features 8 GB of storage and comes in one color: Black.
The Paperwhite 5 also has a Signature Edition version which has the same features as the regular edition—but with the added perks of wireless charging, an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the backlight brightness, and 16 GB or 32 GB of storage. It comes in three colors (Black, Denim, and Agave) and costs around P9,990.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 5 (11th Generation) (8 GB), P7,620, Shopee
Amazon Kindle Scribe
Great for: People who like taking notes and writing on the margins of their books.
The priciest Kindle in Amazon's current lineup, the Scribe was released in November 2022 and is the first to feature a 10.2-inch screen and a stylus for writing functionality. Its enormous screen is perfect for doodling or taking notes on PDFs, and it also comes with a number of paper options like lined or dotted. It makes it easy to read, too, especially if you adjust the font size to your liking.
The only con, however, is its size—it's not exactly handy or small enough to place in handbags. It has three storage tiers (16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB) and comes in one color (Tungsten).
Amazon Kindle Scribe (with Basic Pen, 16 GB), P17,420, Shopee
Amazon Kindle Oasis (10th Generation)
Great for: People who want physical buttons to turn the pages of their books *without* the finger strain.
The 11th generation of Kindles doesn't technically have a new iteration for the Oasis, but we had to include it in the list for its unique functionality. Released in July 2019, it has a seven-inch display and has a ridge on one side with *physical* buttons that you can press to turn the pages of your e-books—ideal for one-handed reading!
Like the other models (except for the Kindle 11), the Oasis is also waterproof and has warm lighting and auto-adjusting light. It comes with either 8 GB or 32 GB storage with two color options (Graphite and Champagne Gold).
Amazon Kindle Oasis (10th Generation), P10,720, Shopee
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