I have been encouraged by my son to get a Kindle for my reading for years. During most of those years the majority of my reading has been using the Kindle App on my various phones, for the past year on my LG G3 which has a 5 1/2 inch screen. So I was finally persuaded to purchase a Kindle reader. I had to choose between the Paperwhite and the Voyage. The Voyage was more expensive. I read extensive reviews and in the end decided on the Voyage. Many reviews of the Voyage included comments that it was the best but not by a wide enough margin to upgrade from the Paperwhite. But I was making my first Kindle purchase so I went for the best, after I all I may be an aging Geek but still a Geek. My first surprise was how much more book like a Kindle was versus the Kindle App. Since the screen was only 1/2 inch bigger than my current phone I did not expect that. I think the Kindle readers have an aspect ratio that is closer to a real book. And by book like I mean I feel I get substantially more words/paragraphs on a page at the same font level. Another concern I had was the ability to hold with one hand while reading in bed while lying on my side. I do not have large hands but found that I could easily manage the Kindle one handed. For reading in bed the Kindle app or reader is much better than a real book. Battery life is great compared to a phone but not as much as they claim witch is 21 hours of reading, 1/2 hour a day for six weeks. But I use the screen brighter. Maybe because I am used to a brighter screen or because of aging. I can still read over 900 pages on one charge. So I am pleased with my purchase. I still use my phone occasionally since it is always with me. So if an appointment is not right on time I can still read without carrying the Kindle. For the first time I am considering a man bag. My wife carries her Kindle in her purse easily but up to now I have avoided a man bag.