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Old 11-11-2018, 01:36 PM   #76
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another question, how is the battery saving mode of the paperwhite 4?
I don't know the difference between the modes, haven't tested both for hours at a time, but the battery should be fine either way. The Paperwhite is usually pretty good with its battery.
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:36 PM   #77
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another question, how is the battery saving mode of the paperwhite 4?
I've just had mine for 2 days so I can't really tell much about the battery yet. I've been downloading books and keeping it on the charger while it indexes. But I did read a couple of hours yesterday and it went down about 2% or 3%. I'm not sure now.

I don't usually do any kind of battery testing or comparing on my devices. I just form some kind of impression as I use it. I doubt that's very accurate but it does tell me when something has a problem.

It comes with battery saving enabled and I left it that way. It makes it take about 7 or 8 seconds to start when it's been asleep for a while. I haven't noticed any other differences.

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Old 11-11-2018, 02:14 PM   #78
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To me, the screen looks almost exactly the same as my Voyage, once you match the brightness level (visually, not by matching brightness ‘levels’). Same amount of glare or no glare depending on what the light sources are and where they are.

Auto-brightness is the main advantage the Voyage has in this respect. I wish they would have a screen gesture of some sort to adjust it without needing to get to the setting.

PW4 is slightly lighter than Voyage.
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:48 PM   #79
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thank you everyone for your insights
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Old 11-11-2018, 03:48 PM   #80
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another question, how is the battery saving mode of the paperwhite 4?
I am still waiting for the *ucker to stop indexing before i will be able to test it and know for sure but it seems fantastic so far. Even tho its been indexing for days now the battery drain is still a fraction of my Oasis with normal use. I am thrilled! Now Mmy kobo Aura Edition 2 has the best life of the 3. Been two weeks since I last charged it and the battery meter barely moved
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Could someone please tell me, is the audio Bluetooth only, or does it have 3.5mm audio socket? Thanks.
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:06 PM   #82
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Could someone please tell me, is the audio Bluetooth only, or does it have 3.5mm audio socket? Thanks.
I don't see any audio plugs... so I think it is bluetooth only.
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Could someone please tell me, is the audio Bluetooth only, or does it have 3.5mm audio socket? Thanks.
Bluetooth only
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:50 PM   #84
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Could someone please tell me, is the audio Bluetooth only, or does it have 3.5mm audio socket? Thanks.
As others have mentioned, Bluetooth. If you're looking for a good quality, small Bluetooth speaker, I have had good luck with this one — originally made for Blackberry phones (and sold for much more than they are now). It worked well the few times I've tried it on my Kindle Basic (Gen 8) — I mostly use it on my Blackberry Q10. (There's several other sellers on eBay, and I can't personally vouch for any of them, but they seem to have good seller ratings.)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BlackBerry-...YAAOSwEFFbgHzL

Actually, you can buy them via Amazon Prime (free shipping) for $8.

https://www.amazon.com/BlackBerry-AC...etooth+speaker

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Old 11-11-2018, 11:06 PM   #85
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Had the kindle pw4 for a few days now and I really enjoy it but it seems like the battery life is going down quite quickly but it might also be because I'm using it really extensively. I have it on airplane mode but my brightness setting is usually set to the max. I've been reading every night over a few hours and have finished two books in that span of time. Right now, my battery life is on the low end.
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I also realised that I don't have the function to disable touchscreen and the battery saver function also doesn't come up in my settings. Is this due to the fact that I got it from another country and not directly from the states?
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Thanks for the replies. That's put a temporary hold on me rushing out to buy the new pw. Anyway, there's only one of me, why would I need a fifth Kindle?
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I also realised that I don't have the function to disable touchscreen and the battery saver function also doesn't come up in my settings. Is this due to the fact that I got it from another country and not directly from the states?
If you do not have 5.10.1.2, you will not have those features.
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If you do not have 5.10.1.2, you will not have those features.
My device is currently on 5.10.0.1 and I don't think I can update it to 5.10.1.2 as the "Update your kindle" in my settings isn't showing up as something that I can tap on. Any idea when the release for the updates will be worldwide?
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Had the kindle pw4 for a few days now and I really enjoy it but it seems like the battery life is going down quite quickly but it might also be because I'm using it really extensively. ...
Did you load quite a few books on it? If so, it might still be indexing.

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If you do not have 5.10.1.2, you will not have those features.
I don't know if it's the same worldwide, but in the U.S., if you change last part of the 5.10.1.1 download link, i.e., 5.10.1.1.bin to 5.10.1.2.bin, you should be able to download that firmware.

In the U.S., 5.10.1.2 firmware is available at...

https://s3.amazonaws.com/firmwaredow...2_5.10.1.2.bin

...for example.

It seems like it should also be available (soon) via OTA.
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