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Amazon Fire 7 (2019) Review: A small update for the affordable tablet

Mike Wobker, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by Katherine Bodner), 07/16/2019

Affordable and made for simple needs. After two years Amazon has given its Fire 7 a small hardware update. Not only the SoC has been improved; the manufacturer has also jazzed up the front camera. But buyers shouldn't expect too much. Find out how the Amazon Fire (2019) fares among its competition in our review.

Amazon Fire 7 (2019)

Our review of the Amazon Fire 7 (2017) uncovered slow storage, a weak CPU and meager camera quality but also good battery runtimes, a solid case and a low price. We expect these positive aspects to still apply to today's unit and the CPU performance to increase thanks to the new MediaTek MT8163 V/B SoC. The RAM is still very limited at 1 GB while the internal eMMC flash storage capacity remains small at 16 GB. An ARM Mali-T720 MP2 will take care of the graphics department. There is a configuration of the Fire 7 (2019) available with 32 GB of internal storage, which costs an additional $20. The kids edition is available for $100 and is protected by a robust case.

Amazon has kept the Fire's price low at $70 for the ad-free 16-GB version, which limits the choice of competitors with a display size below 10 inches. We have therefore chosen to compare the Fire 7 with some devices that might not seem equivalent at first glance. These include the Alcatel 1T 10, the TrekStor Surftab B10, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 and the Alldocube M8 T801. Of course, we have also included our test unit's predecessor into our comparison field. You can add further devices from our database manually at the bottom of every table.

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Amazon Fire 7 2019 (Fire Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
1024 MB 
Display
7 inch 15.4:9, 1024 x 600 pixel 170 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT 32, up to 512 GB), Sensors: accelerometer
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.6 x 192 x 115 ( = 0.38 x 7.56 x 4.53 in)
Battery
2980 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 1 speaker, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB AC adapter, MicroUSB cable, Fire OS 6.3.0, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
286 g ( = 10.09 oz / 0.63 pounds), Power Supply: 65 g ( = 2.29 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
55 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case - tablet with sturdy plastic case

Fire 7 (2017) on top and (2019) below
Fire 7 (2017) on top and (2019) below
Fire 7 (2017) left and (2019) right
Fire 7 (2017) left and (2019) right

The Fire 7 (2019) looks very similar to its predecessor. The case continues to be made of robust plastic with wide bezels. The workmanship appears to be very good and we have nothing to criticize there. While the controls on the sides were colored silver on the predecessor, they are now black, in tune with the rest of the case. Amazon has also decided to leave out the long Amazon title and just put an arrow on the back of the device.

The Amazon Fire 7 (2019) is the lightest tablet in our comparison field and weighs 286 grams. It also has the smallest display at a diagonal of 7 inches.

Amazon Fire 7 2019
Amazon Fire 7 2019
Amazon Fire 7 2019
Amazon Fire 7 2019
Amazon Fire 7 2019
Amazon Fire 7 2019

Size Comparison

255 mm / 10 inch 155 mm / 6.1 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 415 g0.915 lbs243 mm / 9.57 inch 172 mm / 6.77 inch 9.8 mm / 0.3858 inch 505 g1.113 lbs245.2 mm / 9.65 inch 149.4 mm / 5.88 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 460 g1.014 lbs215 mm / 8.46 inch 128 mm / 5.04 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 363 g0.8 lbs215 mm / 8.46 inch 122.9 mm / 4.84 inch 8.48 mm / 0.3339 inch 345 g0.761 lbs192 mm / 7.56 inch 115 mm / 4.53 inch 9.6 mm / 0.378 inch 286 g0.631 lbs

Connectivity - Amazon Fire 7 upgrade brings higher performance

The Amazon Fire 7 (2019) is equipped with a MediaTek MT8163 V/B SoC and 1 GB of RAM. This hardware is accompanied by an ARM Mali T720 MP2 and an eMMC flash storage with a capacity of 16 GB. The latter can be expanded to up to 512 GB via a microSD card. It is not possible to offload apps to the SD card, but the storage card can be formatted as internal storage. The Fire 7 only supports the formats FAT and FAT32.

Data can be transferred via the microUSB port, which supports USB 2.0 speeds. The Camera2 API is limited to Legacy and the device does not support DRM Widevine L1. However, streaming content could not be displayed in Full HD anyway due to the low screen resolution. 

Top: volume rocker, 3.5-mm audio jack, microphone, microUSB port, power button
Top: volume rocker, 3.5-mm audio jack, microphone, microUSB port, power button
Right: microSD card reader
Right: microSD card reader
Bottom: no ports
Bottom: no ports
Left: no ports
Left: no ports

Software - Fire OS with Android 7.1

The Fire 7 uses Amazon's own Fire OS version 6.3.2.0, which is based on Android 7.1. This OS is a complete overhaul of the Android system and regroups screens to fit Amazon's various offerings. The home screen displays the installed apps and the Amazon app store. It's not too difficult to manually install the Google Play store, if you want that, although Amazon claims that doing so voids the warranty. Should the internal storage become full, users can expand it via the microSD card, which can either be used for personal data or formatted as internal storage to increase the overall system volume. Amazon content can also be stored in the unlimited cloud storage. 

You will need to connect the tablet with an Amazon account to set up individual user accounts. This also enables you to set up a kids or guest account.

Software Amazon Fire 7 2019
Software Amazon Fire 7 2019
Software Amazon Fire 7 2019
Software Amazon Fire 7 2019

Communication and GPS - no GPS on the Amazon Fire 7

Users of the Amazon Fire 7 have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi with the standards 802.11b, g and n available. The latter only supports connections in the 2.4-GHz band. The affordable Android tablet reaches average transfer rates of 97 Mb/s (receiving) and 91 Mb/s (sending) in our test with our reference router Linksys EA8500. This means our test unit is significantly faster than its predecessor, the Amazon Fire 7 (2017), and positions it in the midrange of our comparison devices. 

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
298 (min: 239, max: 314) MBit/s ∼100% +207%
Alldocube M8 T801
Mali-T880 MP4, MT6797X, 32 GB eMMC Flash
235 MBit/s ∼79% +142%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
Mali-T720, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 16 GB eMMC Flash
99.9 (min: 90, max: 106) MBit/s ∼34% +3%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 16 GB eMMC Flash
97 (min: 20, max: 109) MBit/s ∼33%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz, 32 GB eMMC Flash
86.8 (min: 35, max: 106) MBit/s ∼29% -11%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
Mali-450 MP4, MT8127, 8 GB eMMC Flash
47.3 MBit/s ∼16% -51%
Alcatel 1T 10
Mali-400 MP, MT8321, 16 GB eMMC Flash
40.3 MBit/s ∼14% -58%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
290 (min: 274, max: 309) MBit/s ∼100% +219%
Alldocube M8 T801
Mali-T880 MP4, MT6797X, 32 GB eMMC Flash
195 MBit/s ∼67% +114%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
Mali-T720, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 16 GB eMMC Flash
98.4 (min: 82, max: 110) MBit/s ∼34% +8%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 16 GB eMMC Flash
91 (min: 44, max: 103) MBit/s ∼31%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz, 32 GB eMMC Flash
86.4 (min: 31, max: 99) MBit/s ∼30% -5%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
Mali-450 MP4, MT8127, 8 GB eMMC Flash
73 MBit/s ∼25% -20%
Alcatel 1T 10
Mali-400 MP, MT8321, 16 GB eMMC Flash
45.8 MBit/s ∼16% -50%
0102030405060708090100110Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø97.2 (20-109)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø91.3 (44-103)

Cameras - Amazon Fire 7 with improved front camera

Photo taken with front camera
Photo taken with front camera

Amazon has not made any changes to its 2-MP main camera but has now also equipped its front camera with a 2-MP lens. The latter can still only produce average-looking portraits. The tablet has to be held absolutely still to get a decent photo and even then the edges of objects are rather blurry. Colors appear very washed-out while dark areas are too dark. The camera app lets users set the image resolution, turn the HDR mode off and on and choose between five levels of exposure.

The quality of the main camera is good enough to take a picture of an outdoor scene where the main objects such as buildings, cars and trees are recognizable. There are hardly any details on these photos, however, and surfaces with fine structures are not well delineated. This makes a lawn appear like one color field with spots in various green tones. This effect is not as noticeable on close ups, although you still need very good lighting to get a decent result. Our test subject is depicted well in these conditions and you can even see some details. But there are still some noticeable blurry spots within the focal point. In bad lighting, you only get a vague idea of the chosen subject with some vague contours and unclear colors. The camera app offers the same limited options for the main camera as it does for the front camera.

Videos recorded with the Fire 7 (2019) are of similar quality as our test photos. Particularly dark areas have a slight graininess to them and details are difficult to recognize. The camera is not particularly good at adapting to changes in brightness. Again, users are limited to the settings mentioned above. Videos can be recorded at HD 720p or SD 480p. There is no high frame-rate mode available.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
ColorChecker Passport
ColorChecker Passport

The ColorChecker passport helps us evaluate how well the camera can reproduce colors. Our test shows that most colors appear brighter than they should. The same can be said for dark gray tones. Only reds tend to come out too dark.

The camera of the Fire 7 only does a meager job at reproducing our test chart under controlled lighting. The photo is too bright and appears particularly washed-out in the bottom corners. While you can recognize fine details and structures, they appear a little blurry. Our test photo under controlled lighting of one lux is very dark and only large symbols are recognizable.

Amazon Fire 7 - test chart
Amazon Fire 7 - test chart (detail)
Amazon Fire 7 - test chart (1 lux)

Accessories and Warranty - new cover for the Amazon tablet

Amazon Fire 7 - covers (2019)
Amazon Fire 7 - covers (2019)

The Amazon Fire 7 (2019) comes with a USB AC adapter with a suitable microSD cable. The manufacturer is also offering a wide selection of covers starting from around $10. The newly presented 2019 Amazon cover is available from $25. Users have criticized that the speakers are covered up when the cover is closed, thereby muting the sound, for example when playing music or audio books, and that the new triangle stand is a little less stable than the previous one - both in landscape and portrait mode. We agree with these points of criticism. 

Amazon offers buyers of the Fire 7 (2019) a one-year warranty. 

Input Devices & Handling - affordable Android tablet with touchscreen

Users of the Fire 7 (2019) can use the simple keyboard app for inputs, which lets you type easily and quickly - even when writing long sentences. The touchscreen always responds to inputs reliably. The surface of the screen is not ideal for drag-and-drop movements, unfortunately, as it is rather rough and offers high resistance. This makes moving icons around a little difficult. The tablet adjusts to a change in orientation automatically but with a slight delay.

Amazon Fire 7 - input devices
Amazon Fire 7 - input devices
Amazon Fire 7 - input devices
Amazon Fire 7 - input devices

Display - no PWM on the Fire 7 tablet

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The display in the Amazon Fire 7 (2019) is a 7-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels. The average brightness is around 385 cd/m² and can only be adjusted manually as the Android tablet isn't equipped with an ambient light sensor. The Fire 7 reaches 388 cd/m² in our APL50 test and the lowest brightness level is at 0.83 cd/m². These results position the Fire 7 on second place in our comparison field. The brightness distribution is comparably low at only 75%.

370
cd/m²
385
cd/m²
399
cd/m²
357
cd/m²
391
cd/m²
414
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
381
cd/m²
440
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 440 cd/m² Average: 385.3 cd/m² Minimum: 0.83 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 75 %
Center on Battery: 391 cd/m²
Contrast: 2607:1 (Black: 0.15 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.3 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 6.1 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
69.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.22
Amazon Fire 7 2019
IPS, 1024x600, 7
Alldocube M8 T801
IPS, 1920x1200, 8
Trekstor SurfTab B10
IPS, 1280x800, 10.1
Alcatel 1T 10
IPS, 1280x800, 10.1
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
IPS, 1280x800, 8
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
TFT-LCD, 1920x1200, 10.1
Amazon Fire 7 2017
IPS, 1024x600, 7
Screen
-35%
-19%
-37%
-71%
-16%
-17%
Brightness middle
391
317.5
-19%
223
-43%
277
-29%
359
-8%
401
3%
328
-16%
Brightness
385
320
-17%
211
-45%
263
-32%
358
-7%
396
3%
337
-12%
Brightness Distribution
75
94
25%
81
8%
87
16%
89
19%
86
15%
88
17%
Black Level *
0.15
0.5
-233%
0.22
-47%
0.49
-227%
0.85
-467%
0.5
-233%
0.35
-133%
Contrast
2607
635
-76%
1014
-61%
565
-78%
422
-84%
802
-69%
937
-64%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.3
6.12
3%
6.2
2%
5.8
8%
6.8
-8%
2.9
54%
4.6
27%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
19.3
13.72
29%
13
33%
13.1
32%
17.3
10%
5.8
70%
18.6
4%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.1
5.8
5%
6.2
-2%
5.4
11%
7.6
-25%
4.1
33%
3.8
38%
Gamma
2.22 99%
2.12 104%
2.17 101%
2.13 103%
2.19 100%
2.36 93%
2.25 98%
CCT
8069 81%
7633 85%
7022 93%
7260 90%
7160 91%
7263 89%
7338 89%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9367 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

According to our measurements, the Fire 7 (2019) has a very good contrast ratio of 2607:1 and an equally good black value of 0.15 cd/m². This makes colors appear strong and blacks seem very deep. None of our comparison devices can keep up with these values.

The CalMAN analysis also shows that the Fire 7 displays colors with a noticeable blue cast and low red content. Users cannot adjust the color display manually; although the BlueShade mode puts a color cast over the image, which can either have a red or yellow hue.

CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - color space
CalMAN - color space
CalMAN - grayscales
CalMAN - grayscales
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16.4 ms rise
↘ 12.4 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 67 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
36.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18.8 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 33 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.8 ms).

The brightness of the Fire 7 is strong enough to work outdoors, as long as you stay in shady areas. The screen surface is quite reflective, however, which means that small changes in orientation can have a negative impact on the readability of the screen. This can also happen indoors with artificial lighting.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

The IPS panel in the Amazon Fire 7 (2019) has very stable viewing angles. As long as there aren't any reflections from the surroundings, the Android tablet can be used at any angle.

Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability

Performance - Amazon tablet with improved hardware

Amazon has managed to keep the price of its Fire tablets low by using affordable hardware that isn't the most up to date. For example, the Amazon Fire 7 from 2017 was equipped with a MediaTek MT8127 from 2014. Consequently, the Fire 7 (2019) is equipped with a MediaTek MT8163 V/B from 2015. This chip belonged to the lower midrange segment at the time but is only suitable for applications with low performance demands nowadays. The integrated GPU ARM Mali-T720 MP2 has also been around for a while and is best suited for simple applications. The device's performance is further limited by the low RAM of 1 GB and small 16-GB eMMC storage. However, there is a configuration available with 32 GB of storage. 

Our benchmarks compare the Amazon Fire 7's performance with those of other affordable tablets. It turns out that the Amazon Fire 7 (2019) does quite well, positioning itself in the middle of our comparison field beating the Fire HD 8 (by a hair) and often coming second only to the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1. The system performance enables smooth navigation on the home screen and didn't make us wait too long when opening apps or changing settings.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score
Average of class Tablet (862 - 43802, n=38)
6015 Points ∼14% +458%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
3213 Points ∼7% +198%
Alldocube M8 T801
2843 Points ∼6% +164%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
1121 Points ∼3% +4%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
1077 Points ∼2%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (1068 - 1077, n=2)
1073 Points ∼2% 0%
Alcatel 1T 10
862 Points ∼2% -20%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (1106 - 18041, n=55)
4639 Points ∼11% +158%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
4017 Points ∼9% +124%
Alldocube M8 T801
3590 Points ∼8% +100%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
1797 Points ∼4%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (1683 - 1797, n=4)
1754 Points ∼4% -2%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
1751 Points ∼4% -3%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
1553 Points ∼4% -14%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
1216 Points ∼3% -32%
Alcatel 1T 10
1106 Points ∼3% -38%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (429 - 5002, n=55)
1653 Points ∼26% +155%
Alldocube M8 T801
1352 Points ∼21% +109%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1268 Points ∼20% +96%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
648 Points ∼10%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (628 - 648, n=4)
639 Points ∼10% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
636 Points ∼10% -2%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
549 Points ∼9% -15%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
448 Points ∼7% -31%
Alcatel 1T 10
429 Points ∼7% -34%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
5452 Points ∼46% +62%
Alldocube M8 T801
4695 Points ∼39% +40%
Average of class Tablet (2345 - 6698, n=39)
4281 Points ∼36% +27%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
3361 Points ∼28%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (2907 - 3361, n=4)
3177 Points ∼27% -5%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
3130 Points ∼26% -7%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
3071 Points ∼26% -9%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
2345 Points ∼20% -30%
Work performance score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
6456 Points ∼33% +38%
Alldocube M8 T801
5984 Points ∼31% +28%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
4685 Points ∼24%
Average of class Tablet (4342 - 8356, n=80)
4594 Points ∼23% -2%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
4507 Points ∼23% -4%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (4125 - 4685, n=6)
4345 Points ∼22% -7%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
4165 Points ∼21% -11%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
3499 Points ∼18% -25%
Alcatel 1T 10
2529 Points ∼13% -46%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1716 Points ∼36% +100%
Average of class Tablet (739 - 4700, n=48)
1643 Points ∼35% +91%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
893 Points ∼19% +4%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
858 Points ∼18%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (739 - 893, n=6)
852 Points ∼18% -1%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
768 Points ∼16% -10%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
739 Points ∼16% -14%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (165 - 28751, n=48)
3099 Points ∼11% +1442%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
822 Points ∼3% +309%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
202 Points ∼1% 0%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
201 Points ∼1%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (192 - 202, n=6)
197 Points ∼1% -2%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
194 Points ∼1% -3%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
193 Points ∼1% -4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Average of class Tablet (207 - 13454, n=48)
2050 Points ∼15% +747%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
930 Points ∼7% +284%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
242 Points ∼2%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
241 Points ∼2% 0%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (232 - 242, n=6)
237 Points ∼2% -2%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
234 Points ∼2% -3%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
233 Points ∼2% -4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1702 Points ∼38% +91%
Average of class Tablet (793 - 3184, n=64)
1443 Points ∼32% +62%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
920 Points ∼21% +3%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
891 Points ∼20%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (815 - 920, n=6)
888 Points ∼20% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
815 Points ∼18% -9%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
793 Points ∼18% -11%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Average of class Tablet (42 - 10647, n=64)
1731 Points ∼16% +906%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
708 Points ∼7% +312%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
212 Points ∼2% +23%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
203 Points ∼2% +18%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (172 - 212, n=6)
193 Points ∼2% +12%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
172 Points ∼2%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
81 Points ∼1% -53%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Average of class Tablet (53 - 6997, n=68)
1359 Points ∼17% +547%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
814 Points ∼10% +288%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
254 Points ∼3% +21%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
246 Points ∼3% +17%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (210 - 254, n=6)
233 Points ∼3% +11%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
210 Points ∼3%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
101 Points ∼1% -52%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Average of class Tablet (3675 - 51374, n=152)
13331 Points ∼15% +30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
12994 Points ∼15% +26%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
10857 Points ∼13% +6%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
10290 Points ∼12%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (8724 - 10857, n=6)
10042 Points ∼12% -2%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
9926 Points ∼11% -4%
Alldocube M8 T801
9771 Points ∼11% -5%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
8724 Points ∼10% -15%
Alcatel 1T 10
7924 Points ∼9% -23%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
7395 Points ∼9% -28%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Average of class Tablet (2109 - 194856, n=152)
20201 Points ∼4% +263%
Alldocube M8 T801
14192 Points ∼3% +155%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
13794 Points ∼3% +148%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
5562 Points ∼1%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (5326 - 5562, n=6)
5470 Points ∼1% -2%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
5446 Points ∼1% -2%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
5326 Points ∼1% -4%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
5144 Points ∼1% -8%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
2848 Points ∼1% -49%
Alcatel 1T 10
2468 Points ∼0% -56%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Average of class Tablet (2411 - 106954, n=153)
15950 Points ∼7% +158%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
13608 Points ∼6% +120%
Alldocube M8 T801
12895 Points ∼5% +108%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
6194 Points ∼3%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (5942 - 6194, n=6)
6081 Points ∼3% -2%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
6006 Points ∼3% -3%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
5942 Points ∼2% -4%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
5761 Points ∼2% -7%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
3299 Points ∼1% -47%
Alcatel 1T 10
2913 Points ∼1% -53%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Alldocube M8 T801
39 fps ∼0% +290%
Average of class Tablet (4.2 - 451, n=178)
32 fps ∼0% +220%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
25 fps ∼0% +150%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
10 fps ∼0% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
10 fps ∼0% 0%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
10 fps ∼0%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (9.9 - 10, n=6)
9.98 fps ∼0% 0%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
9.3 fps ∼0% -7%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
8.9 fps ∼0% -11%
Alcatel 1T 10
7.8 fps ∼0% -22%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Alldocube M8 T801
35 fps ∼1% +59%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
24 fps ∼1% +9%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
22 fps ∼1%
Average of class Tablet (3.7 - 120, n=182)
21 fps ∼1% -5%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (16 - 22, n=6)
18.3 fps ∼1% -17%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
17 fps ∼1% -23%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
16 fps ∼0% -27%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
15 fps ∼0% -32%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
13 fps ∼0% -41%
Alcatel 1T 10
4.4 fps ∼0% -80%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Average of class Tablet (1.8 - 220, n=116)
21 fps ∼4% +453%
Alldocube M8 T801
19 fps ∼3% +400%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
13 fps ∼2% +242%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
3.8 fps ∼1%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (3.5 - 3.8, n=6)
3.65 fps ∼1% -4%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
3.6 fps ∼1% -5%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
3.6 fps ∼1% -5%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
3.6 fps ∼1% -5%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Alldocube M8 T801
19 fps ∼5% +58%
Average of class Tablet (2.9 - 110, n=119)
14.7 fps ∼4% +23%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
13 fps ∼4% +8%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
12 fps ∼3%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (7 - 12, n=6)
8.77 fps ∼2% -27%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
7.3 fps ∼2% -39%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
7.2 fps ∼2% -40%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
6.9 fps ∼2% -42%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (2 - 173, n=65)
19.9 fps ∼0% +729%
Alldocube M8 T801
13 fps ∼0% +442%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
8.1 fps ∼0% +238%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
2.4 fps ∼0%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (2.3 - 2.4, n=6)
2.33 fps ∼0% -3%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
2.3 fps ∼0% -4%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
2.3 fps ∼0% -4%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
2.2 fps ∼0% -8%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 95, n=65)
12.5 fps ∼0% +49%
Alldocube M8 T801
12 fps ∼0% +43%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
8.4 fps ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
7.7 fps ∼0% -8%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (5 - 8.4, n=6)
6.17 fps ∼0% -27%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
5.1 fps ∼0% -39%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
5.1 fps ∼0% -39%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
4.9 fps ∼0% -42%
GFXBench
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (0 - 107, n=44)
13.4 fps ∼3%
Alldocube M8 T801
7.3 fps ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
5.2 fps ∼1%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
fps ∼0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
fps ∼0%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (0 - 0, n=2)
0 fps ∼0%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (0 - 47, n=44)
7.71 fps ∼5%
Alldocube M8 T801
7.3 fps ∼4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
5 fps ∼3%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
fps ∼0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
fps ∼0%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (0 - 0, n=2)
0 fps ∼0%
BaseMark OS II
Web
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1016 Points ∼50% +46%
Average of class Tablet (9 - 2034, n=109)
753 Points ∼37% +8%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
698 Points ∼34%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (593 - 762, n=6)
667 Points ∼33% -4%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
655 Points ∼32% -6%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
597 Points ∼29% -14%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
497 Points ∼24% -29%
Alcatel 1T 10
10 Points ∼0% -99%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
10 Points ∼0% -99%
Graphics
Average of class Tablet (98 - 28853, n=109)
2249 Points ∼8% +565%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1073 Points ∼4% +217%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
339 Points ∼1% 0%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
338 Points ∼1%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (333 - 339, n=6)
337 Points ∼1% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
333 Points ∼1% -1%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
309 Points ∼1% -9%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
214 Points ∼1% -37%
Alcatel 1T 10
142 Points ∼0% -58%
Memory
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
2079 Points ∼28% +179%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 5423, n=109)
1072 Points ∼14% +44%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
908 Points ∼12% +22%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (609 - 910, n=6)
762 Points ∼10% +2%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
745 Points ∼10%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
663 Points ∼9% -11%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
595 Points ∼8% -20%
Alcatel 1T 10
397 Points ∼5% -47%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
355 Points ∼5% -52%
System
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
3517 Points ∼21% +187%
Average of class Tablet (482 - 16467, n=109)
2463 Points ∼15% +101%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
1271 Points ∼8% +4%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
1225 Points ∼7%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (1152 - 1277, n=6)
1225 Points ∼7% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
1200 Points ∼7% -2%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
1137 Points ∼7% -7%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
955 Points ∼6% -22%
Alcatel 1T 10
945 Points ∼6% -23%
Overall
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1681 Points ∼20% +147%
Average of class Tablet (150 - 8450, n=109)
1278 Points ∼15% +88%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
712 Points ∼8% +5%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
681 Points ∼8%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (631 - 749, n=6)
677 Points ∼8% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
631 Points ∼7% -7%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
452 Points ∼5% -34%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
213 Points ∼3% -69%
Alcatel 1T 10
150 Points ∼2% -78%

Legend

 
Amazon Fire 7 2019 MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Alldocube M8 T801 MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X, ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Trekstor SurfTab B10 MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Alcatel 1T 10 Mediatek MT8321, ARM Mali-400 MP, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, ARM Mali-T720, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 Samsung Exynos 7904, ARM Mali-G71 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Amazon Fire 7 2017 Mediatek MT8127, ARM Mali-450 MP4, 8 GB eMMC Flash
 
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash

The browser benchmarks confirm the impression we have received from the Fire 7 (2019) so far. Again, users can expect a performance increase of around 40%, which places the affordable Android tablet in the upper midrange of our comparison field once again. The browser responds smoothly in everyday use, although websites with high media content need some time to load fully.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (10.9 - 279, n=84)
51.6 Points ∼100% +218%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samsung Browser 9.2)
43.131 Points ∼84% +166%
Alldocube M8 T801 (Chrome 72.0.3626.105)
30.352 Points ∼59% +87%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A (Chrome 52.0.2743.91)
19.3 Points ∼37% +19%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (13.3 - 21.2, n=6)
17.7 Points ∼34% +9%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 (Silk Browser 66.2.10.3359.126.10)
16.717 Points ∼32% +3%
Trekstor SurfTab B10 (Chrome 72)
16.697 Points ∼32% +3%
Amazon Fire 7 2019 (Silk Browser 70.3.1)
16.224 Points ∼31%
Amazon Fire 7 2017 (Chrome Version 59)
12.004 Points ∼23% -26%
Alcatel 1T 10 (Chrome 69)
10.907 Points ∼21% -33%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Tablet (23 - 182, n=20)
73.7 Points ∼100% +220%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samsung Browser 9.2)
56 Points ∼76% +143%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 (Silk Browser 66.2.10.3359.126.10)
25 Points ∼34% +9%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (23 - 25, n=3)
23.7 Points ∼32% +3%
Amazon Fire 7 2019
23 Points ∼31%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Tablet (11.1 - 132, n=10)
58.9 runs/min ∼100% +430%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samsung Browser 9.2)
21.58 runs/min ∼37% +94%
Amazon Fire 7 2019 (Silk Browser 70.3.1)
11.11 runs/min ∼19%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (11.1 - 11.1, n=2)
11.1 runs/min ∼19% 0%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samsung Browser 9.2)
8696 Points ∼100% +203%
Average of class Tablet (1238 - 45734, n=170)
6729 Points ∼77% +134%
Alldocube M8 T801 (Chrome 72.0.3626.105)
5909 Points ∼68% +106%
Trekstor SurfTab B10 (Chrome 72)
2972 Points ∼34% +4%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (2821 - 3320, n=6)
2929 Points ∼34% +2%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 (Silk Browser 66.2.10.3359.126.10)
2902 Points ∼33% +1%
Amazon Fire 7 2019 (Silk Browser 70.3.1)
2871 Points ∼33%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A (Chrome 52.0.2743.91)
2821 Points ∼32% -2%
Amazon Fire 7 2017 (Chrome Version 59)
2037 Points ∼23% -29%
Alcatel 1T 10 (Chrome 69)
1718 Points ∼20% -40%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Alcatel 1T 10 (Chrome 69)
19084.6 ms * ∼100% -38%
Amazon Fire 7 2017 (Chrome Version 59)
17719.6 ms * ∼93% -28%
Trekstor SurfTab B10 (Chrome 72)
15571 ms * ∼82% -12%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 (Silk Browser 66.2.10.3359.126.10)
14320.9 ms * ∼75% -3%
Amazon Fire 7 2019 (Silk Browser 70.3.1)
13853 ms * ∼73%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (11818 - 14321, n=6)
13133 ms * ∼69% +5%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A (Chrome 52.0.2743.91)
12160.7 ms * ∼64% +12%
Average of class Tablet (603 - 43092, n=181)
9243 ms * ∼48% +33%
Alldocube M8 T801 (Chrome 72.0.3626.105)
7429.3 ms * ∼39% +46%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samsung Browser 9.2)
4054.8 ms * ∼21% +71%

* ... smaller is better

Our test configuration of the Amazon Fire 7 (2019) is equipped with 16 GB eMMC flash storage. This leaves users with around 10 GB of storage for app installations and personal data. The results of our storage benchmarks are slightly above average and position our tablet in the upper midrange of our comparison field. Compared to its predecessor, the Fire 7 (2019) has improved its sequential read and write rates in particular.

The storage capacity can be expanded via the internal microSD card reader, which reaches average speeds with our reference card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501. Again there's a slight improvement compared to the predecessor.

Amazon Fire 7 2019Alldocube M8 T801Trekstor SurfTab B10Alcatel 1T 10Amazon Fire HD 8 2018Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019Amazon Fire 7 2017Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026AAverage 16 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
18%
18%
-3%
10%
81%
-22%
-13%
-1%
-11%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
32.05 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
62.45 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
95%
31.99 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
0%
34.03 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
6%
65.59 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
105%
27.74 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-13%
24.9
-22%
38.6 (6.38 - 65.7, n=130)
20%
44.9 (14.6 - 73.8, n=53)
40%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
59.22 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
83.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
40%
39.81 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-33%
51.36 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-13%
81.16 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
37%
45.54 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-23%
35.2
-41%
57.6 (8.1 - 87.7, n=130)
-3%
62.4 (21.2 - 87.7, n=53)
5%
Random Write 4KB
5.83
10.01
72%
8.43
45%
10.1
73%
12.25
110%
11.37
95%
6.03
3%
8.35
43%
7.9 (0.49 - 44.9, n=246)
36%
5.82 (0.13 - 77.9, n=204)
0%
Random Read 4KB
24.98
19.5
-22%
16.96
-32%
12.72
-49%
26.98
8%
62.56
150%
21.97
-12%
21.96
-12%
21.3 (2.49 - 62.1, n=246)
-15%
18.7 (1.32 - 142, n=204)
-25%
Sequential Write 256KB
77.33
103.02
33%
70.5
-9%
83.7
8%
41.89
-46%
90.71
17%
34.1
-56%
45.71
-41%
42.6 (8.74 - 106, n=246)
-45%
38.8 (2.04 - 208, n=204)
-50%
Sequential Read 256KB
164.85
142.8
-13%
108.99
-34%
137.22
-17%
158.46
-4%
300.03
82%
113.7
-31%
158.44
-4%
165 (9.66 - 294, n=246)
0%
110 (6.75 - 741, n=204)
-33%

Games - Android tablet for casual games

The GPU in our Amazon Fire 7 (2019), an ARM Mali-T720 MP2, is only suitable for simple and older games. We tested the game Arena of Valor with Gamebench, which showed that there were slight judders even when played at low graphics settings. These increased at higher details, although our benchmark tool kept crashing in the background. The simple game Temple Run 2 can be played at high graphics settings and 60 fps. The touchscreen responded to our inputs reliably and let us control the game precisely - provided there weren't too many long drag-and-drop gestures involved. These can become uncomfortable after a while due to the high resistance of the screen surface. We also had no issues controlling games using motion control. 

Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Temple Run 2
Temple Run 2
Arena of Valor
010203040Tooltip
: Ø30.3 (20-33)
Temple Run 2
0102030405060Tooltip
: Ø60 (59-60)

Emissions - simple speaker in the Amazon Fire 7 2019

Temperature

GFXBench - Manhattan 3.1
GFXBench - Manhattan 3.1
GFXBench - ES 2.0
GFXBench - ES 2.0

According to our measurements, the Fire 7 (2019) reaches maximum surface temperatures of 30.3 °C while idling and up to 39.7 °C under load. This means that while the tablet heats up slightly, it never becomes too hot to handle comfortably. 

The demanding GFXBench tests Manhattan 3.1 and ES2.0 show that the Amazon Fire 7 (2019) can keep up its performance over a long period of time. Users will not have to worry about drops in performance caused by high core temperatures.

Max. Load
 36.4 °C
98 F
34.3 °C
94 F
31.4 °C
89 F
 
 39.1 °C
102 F
36.6 °C
98 F
32.7 °C
91 F
 
 36.6 °C
98 F
34.3 °C
94 F
31.5 °C
89 F
 
Maximum: 39.1 °C = 102 F
Average: 34.8 °C = 95 F
28.8 °C
84 F
30.3 °C
87 F
37.9 °C
100 F
28.6 °C
83 F
28.5 °C
83 F
39.7 °C
103 F
27.2 °C
81 F
28.4 °C
83 F
38.2 °C
101 F
Maximum: 39.7 °C = 103 F
Average: 32 °C = 90 F
Power Supply (max.)  29.3 °C = 85 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.8 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 30.7 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.1 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 34.8 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.2 to 51.8 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.7 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 34.3 °C / 94 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.9 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 30.7 °C / 87 F.
Heat camera - top
Heat camera - top
Heat camera - bottom
Heat camera - bottom

Speaker

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The speaker of the Fire 7 (2019) reaches an average volume and its sound is relatively well balanced, although lower frequencies are underrepresented. This makes the Amazon tablet suitable for playing speech, for example in audio books and series, but not ideal for listening to music. Users can connect headphones or external speakers via Bluetooth or the 3.5-mm audio jack for better audio quality. The latter is nice and tight and does not have a negative impact on sound quality.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2042.239.92531.233.63127.227.54023.725.8503132.76322.7228022.821.810024.423.812520.923.516020.327.920019.134.925016.440.43151646.340017.651.350015.258.363014.663.980015.470.1100014.873.1125015.272.6160015.669.1200014.869.1250014.667.8315014.370.2400014.670.2500014.772.1630015.369.5800015.3691000014.968.61250015.3661600015.654.9SPL27.381.9N0.950.6median 15.3median 67.8Delta1.211.738.924.330.93226.32827.326.433.130.926.322.224.224.924.43618.14422.552.518.55117.557.714.766.115.266.314.670.11574.213.473.814.370.713.868.813.568.613.772.113.575.114.276.613.971.914.676.414.976.114.978.714.775.214.765.4155326.686.20.869.5median 14.7median 70.11.88.3hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAmazon Fire 7 2019Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Amazon Fire 7 2019 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 35% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 54% of all tested devices in this class were better, 16% similar, 29% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 63% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 29% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 18.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 15% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 15% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 81% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy Management - energy-efficient tablet

Power Consumption

According to our measurements, the Fire 7 (2019) has power consumption of at least 1.1 watts while idling and up to 5.61 watts under load. The average consumption is significantly lower than those of the other devices in our comparison field. Only the Amazon Fire 7 (2017) is even more efficient.  

The included AC adapter has a rated output of 5 watts and is only just large enough to supply the Fire 7 (2019) with sufficient power under moderate load.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.02 / 0.32 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.1 / 2.77 / 2.79 Watt
Load midlight 4.5 / 5.61 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Amazon Fire 7 2019
2980 mAh
Alldocube M8 T801
5500 mAh
Trekstor SurfTab B10
6000 mAh
Alcatel 1T 10
4000 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
4750 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
6150 mAh
Amazon Fire 7 2017
2980 mAh
Power Consumption
-104%
-78%
-22%
-13%
-59%
8%
Idle Minimum *
1.1
3.4
-209%
2.2
-100%
1.01
8%
0.97
12%
1.66
-51%
0.97
12%
Idle Average *
2.77
5.1
-84%
3.94
-42%
3.69
-33%
3.26
-18%
4.28
-55%
2.68
3%
Idle Maximum *
2.79
5.3
-90%
4
-43%
3.81
-37%
3.37
-21%
4.44
-59%
2.69
4%
Load Average *
4.5
6
-33%
9.35
-108%
6.17
-37%
5.68
-26%
7.53
-67%
4.26
5%
Load Maximum *
5.61
11.5
-105%
10.92
-95%
6.19
-10%
6.21
-11%
9.09
-62%
4.64
17%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Our practical Wi-Fi test results in a battery life of 7 h 42 m. This is rather short compared to the other devices in our comparison field. The battery capacity of 2980 mAh is the same as in the predecessor, which continued on for another hour in our Wi-Fi test.

The included AC adapter needs around 3 hours to fully recharge the battery of the Fire 7 (2019).

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
16h 48min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
7h 42min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
8h 56min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 49min
Amazon Fire 7 2019
2980 mAh
Amazon Fire 7 2017
2980 mAh
Alldocube M8 T801
5500 mAh
Trekstor SurfTab B10
6000 mAh
Alcatel 1T 10
4000 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
4750 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
6150 mAh
Battery Runtime
6%
-9%
11%
18%
26%
67%
Reader / Idle
1008
941
-7%
1168
16%
1500
49%
H.264
536
511
-5%
498
-7%
838
56%
WiFi v1.3
462
516
12%
420
-9%
515
11%
545
18%
490
6%
723
56%
Load
169
209
24%
316
87%
347
105%

Pros

+ affordable
+ high-contrast IPS panel with low black value
+ good battery runtimes
+ solid workmanship

Cons

- relatively slow system performance suitable for modest requirements
- only 1 GB of RAM
- average camera performance

Verdict - more performance for low demands

Review: Amazon Fire 7 (2019). Test unit provided by Amazon Germany
Review: Amazon Fire 7 (2019). Test unit provided by Amazon Germany

The Amazon Fire 7 (2019) presents itself as a slightly improved version of its predecessor. Users who are thinking about switching to this new version can expect a 40% performance increase. The case remains sturdy and only small changes, such as the differently colored controls, have been made to the exterior. The price has remained the same as well at $50 with advertisements. You can pay an additional $15 for an ad-free tablet

The 2019 upgrade gives the Amazon Fire 7 a performance increase of around 40%. Nonetheless, this tablet is only suitable for users with low demands.

Users should not expect too much from this upgrade. The Amazon tablet remains a device for users with low performance demands. The low-resolution screen cannot display HD content and you can only play simple or old games on it. The Fire 7's battery life has also decreased by about an hour and the camera quality is limited to simple snapshots despite the upgraded front camera. If you are looking for a cheap tablet that covers the basics, the Amazon Fire 9 (2019) will serve you well. If you expect a little more, you might want to look further.

Amazon Fire 7 2019 - 07/15/2019 v6(old)
Mike Wobker

Chassis
73%
Keyboard
61 / 80 → 77%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
27 / 65 → 41%
Weight
87 / 40-88 → 97%
Battery
90%
Display
80%
Games Performance
10 / 68 → 14%
Application Performance
38 / 76 → 50%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
52 / 91 → 57%
Camera
27 / 85 → 32%
Average
63%
78%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Amazon Fire 7 (2019) Review: A small update for the affordable tablet
Mike Wobker, 2019-07-16 (Update: 2019-08- 4)