By andria perry
• Guangzhou, China
I have a Kindle and a Samsung tablet. Kindle is mainly to read Ebooks and you can read it black and white only. Fire HD 8 is more like a tablet which is colorful screen. If you only enjoy reading books, then I will suggest you Kindle. Its battery lasts longer and perhaps it is less harmful to your eyesight as it is more like books. It is small and light. You can do many things with a tablet, including watching a movie etc. It depends on what you like.
4 people like this
• United States
I have a Kindle Fire and a Nook Simple Touch Glowlight. I prefer the Nook. But, a lot of authors only publish through Kindle Direct Publishing...though you can always install the Kindle app on another tablet. (I also have a Nook tablet but I don't like to read on it as much -- it's too bright even when set to the dimmest setting, and it hurts my eyes.) I think the Kindle Paperwhite is similar to the Nook Glowlight, but I haven't ever tried one of those to be able to form an opinion on it.
• United States
@andriaperry The Kindle Fire is basically a tablet that you can download books from the Kindle store on. You can also browse the web and use other apps on it. The Nook Glowlight is strictly for reading books, and it has no LED backlight, so it's similar to reading an actual book. At nighttime you can turn the glowlight option on, so a soft light lights up the screen, and you can adjust the brightness on that. Also with Nook, you have to buy your ebooks from Barnes and Noble, while with Kindle you buy them from Amazon. I was very happy with my Kindle until a few months ago when Amazon pissed me off (they closed my account for no reason and it was a huge hassle getting it reinstated), which is why I decided to check out Nook instead. Now I use my Nook ereader more than my Kindle Fire, since it is easier on my eyes.