What’s different, which one to buy


The Amazon Kindle and regular Android tablets look very similar, but the two are very different in terms of functionality. The Amazon Kindle is essentially a tablet; however, it is designed to improve reading habits. Android tablets or Apple iPads, on the other hand, can improve reading habits because users have a portable large screen, which makes the viewing experience more immersive. Regular Android tablets are also capable of handling other tasks such as gaming, taking photos or videos, etc. However, Amazon’s Kindles are slowly getting expensive and their top model – the Kindle Oracle, costs over Rs 20,000. Many OEMs are offering affordable tablets under Rs 20,000 in India.

If you’re on a tight budget and plan to upgrade daily with a tablet, here’s what you need to know about what Amazon Kindle and mainstream Android tablets offer.

Amazon Kindle vs Classic Android Tablets: Cost

Cost is easily an important factor when making a purchase decision. Amazon Kindle e-readers are getting more and more expensive and their most reliable entry-level Kindle (10th Generation) with a 6-inch screen costs Rs 7,199. The Kindle Paperwhite (10th Gen) carries an MRP of Rs 12,999, but the price fluctuates during the Amazon sale. Similarly, there is an upgraded Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition which costs Rs 17,999. The top-end Kindle Oasis with a 7-inch screen and slimmer bezels costs Rs 21,999.

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Regular Android tablets are in the same range, but we have plenty of options to choose from. Some of the well-reviewed budget Android tablets include Realme Pad (Rs 17,999, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage), Nokia T20 (Rs 16,499, 64GB storage), Motorola G70 (Rs 22,999, 64GB storage). storage) and Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 (Rs 21,999, 3GB RAM + 32GB storage).

Amazon Kindle e-reader: advantages and disadvantages

All Amazon Kindles are basically designed to improve users’ reading habits by offering limited features. The most obvious element is the display which is noticeably different from what we get on regular tablets. Amazon Kindle is an e-book reader, and the company offers a small anti-glare screen to allow users to hold the device for long hours without getting tired.

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The screen also lacks color, and the regular black-and-white display with paper-like printing feels like a paperback book. Even the color of the book covers is black and white.

High-end Kindles like Signature Edition and Oasis offer more brightness and other display features like auto-dimming, warm tone customization, and more to make reading more enjoyable. However, first-time buyers won’t notice much of a difference because Kindles are very different from regular tablets.

Amazon Kindle also won’t allow users to download third-party apps, and there’s no notification system to distract users. With the exception of the 10th generation Kindle, newer models have a USB-C port for charging. Remember that the maximum screen size offered by Kindle is 7 inches. Tablets, on the other hand, have 10-inch screens (usually).

Another great thing about the Amazon Kindle is that the battery life is superb and the tablets can run for weeks.

Classic Android tablets: advantages and disadvantages

A simple word that explains tablets is “customization”. Amazon Kindles come with limited features, and regular Android tablets offer so much more. This is mainly due to a relatively more powerful processor and a dedicated Android operating system. This means that users can use it like a smartphone without the call function.

Regular Android tablets can also improve reading, but there is a caveat. Constant notifications can distract you, and the shiny, shiny screen can cause you to feel a little tired after hours. But a brighter, more vivid display could be a blessing for watching movies. Similarly, budget tablets are also suitable for children, as many smartphone apps are not fully optimized for the device. They can also be used for online class work.

Ironically, the main drawback of a regular tablet would be its size alone. No matter where and how you hold it, the tablets become uncomfortable in your palms after long use.

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Most Android tablets also include a camera (not available on Kindle), so it’s handy to use them for video calls. Finally, the battery backup of regular Android tablets is also good or even better, but many budget tablets support 10W trickle charging. For example, the Nokia T20, which we recently reviewed, takes about five hours to recharge.

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