Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2017


Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2017
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2017 (Fire Series)
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
7 inch 16:9, 1024 x 600 pixel 170 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, microUSB
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.6 x 192 x 115 ( = 0.38 x 7.56 x 4.53 in)
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual, 12 Months Warranty
390 g ( = 13.76 oz / 0.86 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
200 Euro



Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2017

80% Amazon Fire Kids Edition (7-Inch) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
If you're looking for a tablet that you can hand to your child without stressing out, the Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition is a great choice. For $99, you get a sturdy device with an outstanding warranty, a huge library of child-appropriate content, and controls that help you guide your child's entertainment choices without having to look over their shoulder.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Tablet für Kinder (unter elektronischer Aufsicht)
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2017


Model: The Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2017 is released under a modest refresh of its Fire line of tablets. On top of one free year of FreeTime Unlimited, the Kids Edition devices also come with a free two-year “worry free” guarantee, meaning Amazon will replace the device no questions asked regardless of the type of damage done to it. Big cutouts allow access to the volume and power buttons, as well as the charging port, headphone jack, camera, and speaker. The diamond pattern on the back of the case feels soft, and I imagine small hands will find it interesting to touch. The tablet also comes with a protective cover in blue, pink and yellow colors which features rounded, firm edges that give confidence in its durability. With the case on, the Fire Kids measures 21.84 x 13.72 x 2,54 cm (8.6 x 5.4 x 1 inches) and weighs 0.41 kg (14.3 ounces). It would be easy for small hands to grasp it and carry it around. If the case is removed because Junior has outgrown it, the Fire Kids becomes sleeker, at 19.05 x 11.43 x 1.02 cm (7.5 x 4.5 x 0.4 inches). Under the wrap, a user will see a microSD card slot for adding to the 8 GB of onboard memory (but only 5 GB are available to the user). It supports up to a 128 GB card. Powered by a 1.3-GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A7 and 1 GB of RAM, the Fire tablet can be slow to respond, especially when opening apps and switching profiles. But it will suffice for watching videos, reading or playing games. The Fire Kids sports a 2 MP shooter on the back, while a VGA camera sits above the display on the front. Amazon claims the Fire should last for up to 7 hours of mixed use (reading, surfing the Web, watching videos and listening to music).

The Fire Kids 7-inch display doesn't look washed out or fuzzy, even though the resolution is just 1024 x 600 pixels. When it is used for playing games and watching videos, images still looked sharp and colors were vibrant, even at extreme angles. Blue Shade is a new feature available on all Fire tablets aimed at making it easier on eyes while reading at night. Once Blue Shade is enabled through the quick settings menu, the whole screen takes on an orange like look. For parents, Fire OS 5 is intuitive and easy to understand. Each category of content (Books, Video, Games, Shop, Apps, Music, Audiobooks, and Newsstand) gets its own mini carousel of recently accessed items. Below that carousel sits a handful of suggested content from Amazon's recommendations engine that's aimed at the primary parent's Amazon profile. A prominent link to the Amazon store sits on the top-right corner of every page. At the top of every page is a search bar that digs through the Web. Amazon has consistently offered the most extensive parental controls of any tablet designed for kids. By default, a child's profile doesn't have access to the Silk browser, email, contacts, social apps or the camera. Parents can password-protect purchases (including in-app purchases), Wi-Fi access, location-based services and video playback.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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0.39 kg:

This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.

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80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-07-15)