If you're looking for the best Kindle or ereader, you've landed on the right page, because in 2019 the best Kindles usually are the best ereaders in general, as Amazon has the market on lockdown.
There are a few non-Kindle ereaders that are worth considering, like the Kobo Forma, but in general, Amazon makes all the best ereaders – so these are the ones we'll be looking at now.
While most other TechRadar buying guides list their products in order of how good they are, this list is just ranked by price order, as the different Kindle lines all aim at different budgets – a lot of this list comes down to how much you're willing to spend.
We're letting you judge for yourself exactly what you'll need – instead, this is just a list of the highlights you should consider.
Amazon Kindle (2019)
The best Kindle for those on a budget
Screen size: 6-inch | Screen type: Pearl e-paper | Storage: 4GB | Resolution: 167ppi | Weight: 161g | Backlight: yes | Touchscreen: yes | Wi-Fi: yes | 3G: no | Battery life: up to four weeks
The entry-level Amazon Kindle is the best Kindle you can by right now, with a great balance of features and price.
Launched in March 2019, its new feature was the inclusion of a back-light for just $89.99 (£69.99, AU$124), which now means Amazon's entire Kindle line come with illumination.
You still get the benefits of the previous model, with an adequate (and now back-lit) touchscreen display, long lasting battery and plenty of space for all your digital tomes, plus an intuitive interface, that makes navigating your books a breeze.
It's slim and light, so even though you could essentially be carrying an entire library with you it won't even feel as weighty as a single paperback.
Why should I buy it? Because you want a bargain and can live without waterproofing, the latest design and a higher resolution display.
Read the full Amazon Kindle review
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
It's all about that screen
Screen size: 6-inch | Screen type: E ink | Storage: 4GB | Resolution: 300ppi | Weight: 209g | Backlight: yes | Touchscreen: yes | Wi-Fi: yes | 3G: yes | Battery life: up to six weeks
The screen is still fantastic with a beautiful 6-inch HD display with 300ppi pixel density and 8GB of storage, meaning you can keep thousands of books on one device.
The Kindle Paperwhite is almost the closest you can get to real paper while getting all the benefits of an ereader. You have access to Amazon's huge library of books and you can even use the Kindle Unlimited rental service on the Paperwhite.
There's a built-in light and you're not going to get any screen glare when reading it in bright sunlight. The battery isn't as good as the last version as it only lasts between four and six weeks, but that said it's still a very good amount of time to get reading your ebooks.
Why should I buy it? If you're looking for one of the best screen experiences on an ereader and you want to be able to read in bright sunlight, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is your choice.
Read the full Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review
Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017)
The last-gen Kindle Oasis has a reduced price
Screen size: 7-inch | Screen type: Carta E Ink | Storage: 8GB/32GB | Resolution: 300ppi | Weight: 194g | Backlight: Yes | Touchscreen: Yes | Wi-Fi: Yes | 3G: Yes | Battery life: up to six weeks
When it came out, the Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) was the most advanced (yet pricey) Kindle around – while it's been replaced by a newer-gen version of the device, there are still reasons to pick up the older model.
Well, there's one reason really, in that it's now available for a reduced price compared to the newer model. While it doesn't have all the newer features, like a warm light to reduce eye strain, it drops the cost by an appropriate amount.
Sure, that means it's not the most 'premium' ereader any more, but if the newer Kindle Oasis doesn't have features you feel are essential to your reading experience, this is a valuable option to consider instead.
Read the full review: Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017)
Why should I buy it? If you want a premium ereader experience, but the newer Kindle Oasis has features you don't need (or just costs too much), the Kindle (2017) is a tempting alternative.
Amazon Kindle Oasis
The newest Kindle Oasis device has all the cutting-edge features
Screen size: 7-inch | Screen type: Carta E Ink | Storage: 8GB/32GB | Resolution: 300ppi | Weight: 188g | Backlight: Yes | Touchscreen: Yes | Wi-Fi: Yes | 4G: Yes | Battery life: up to six weeks
If you want the most premium ereader experience available right now, then the newest Amazon Kindle Oasis is what you're looking for – as long as you can stomach the equally high-end price.
The 2019 Kindle Oasis comes with new features like a warm light you can turn on to reduce eye strain, a more lightweight design, and improved back-lighting, to make it a more useful device to read on (although some may consider the upgrade a little small).
It also comes with all the distinct features of the Kinle Oasis range – it's got a large, high-quality display, a 'ridge' design that gives makes the ereader easy to hold at a range of angles, and it comes with plenty of storage space to save as many books as you need.
So if you're looking for an unrivalled ereader, this is the device to consider.
Read the full review: Amazon Kindle Oasis
Why should I buy it? If you're willing to splash on an Amazon Kindle ereader with all the latest bells and whistles in terms of tech, this is the device to consider.