|10-08-2012, 10:02 AM||#16|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Everman, Texas
Device: Apple things, Kindle Voyage, Fire HD 6, Fire TV, Amazon Echo
The way they advertised the PW I thought the light would not be necessary during daylight reading in a well lit room, much like EVERY FRICKING Kindle I've owned before. And yes if I want that lovely brownish background I can read it at light level 0 in a well lit room, but then it looks like (or worse than) EVERY FRICKING Kindle I've owned before. With light at 0 there is absolutely no white to the background whatever! I also assumed it would have a small amount of lighting to accomplish what we needed to read in darker areas. After all I never had to use both of my MightBright LEDs at the same time, one was always sufficient. I had no idea this thing would be packing 4 LEDs and could be used for a flashlight at night. After using it now for about one week, I'm not surprised it sucks down the battery so fast. It needs lots of light to give us that BS illusion of having a "white screen"! Hell, I can make my Touch screen look white with enough light.
I truly like the form factor and all, but Amazon really turned out a mediocre Paperwhite that is no where close to their advertised hype. I'll keep it simply because there is no other alternative to a self-lit eInk e-reader. To be honest I was much more excited after I got my Touch and started using it than I am with the Paperwhite--I feel more let down than anything.
|10-08-2012, 02:49 PM||#17|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Device: Fire Phone, Kindle PW3, iPad Air 2, Fire HD6
|10-08-2012, 03:15 PM||#18|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: St Louis, MO
Device: Kobo HD Glo, 2 Kindle Fire HDs, Nexus 7, 3 Phablets
|10-08-2012, 03:25 PM||#19|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Device: Kindle PW 2013, HDX 2013, Galaxy S5 2014
Different types of PW's??
I charged it 2 days ago with a full charge and have been reading on it now for 2 days and its only down about 10%. I must read at least 3 or 4 hours per day on it. I have the screen light set at 22 of the 24 possible, WiFi on all the time and Page Refresh on all the time.
At that rate it should last another 18 days before it hits my 15% warning signal.
Between the different battery drains and the vastly different screen experiences everyone is having, it appears that something big is wrong.
I have read on the Internet that Foxconn in China had a big dispute with their quality control union and there may have been stoppages. So far as I know they only manufacture Apple iPads there. However, maybe one of the Foxconn factories is also producing Paperwhites. Maybe that is part of the reason we see postings on this forum showing many screen and battery problems.
I believe Amazon's official position on the battery strength is that with WiFi off, screen light set to the maximum and 30 minutes of reading per day should make the battery last TWO MONTHS. My personal experience is in line with the Amazon estimate.
Last edited by sirmaru; 10-08-2012 at 03:30 PM.
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