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Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (2019) Review: Well-Padded Tablet for Kids

Mike Wobker, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by Finn D. Boerne), 08/04/2019

Rugged on the outside, Fire on the inside. Take Amazon's latest Fire 7 tablet, stick it in a rugged and colorful case, and voilà: a Fire 7 Kids Edition. Parents are not only going to benefit from Amazon's 2-year worry-free warranty but also from software specifically aimed at children of various ages. Let us find out what this means in detail.

Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (2019)

Amazon’s Fire tablets have been available as special Kids Edition SKUs for a long time, and they offer much more than just a rugged case. At the core of Amazon’s Kids Edition are extensive software options to make the tablet more kids friendly. Given that the device itself is identical to the regular Fire 7 (2019) we will not go into greater detail on the hardware. Instead, we are going to focus on how the $100 tablet differs from the Amazon Fire 7 (2019).

Accordingly, our comparison group is identical to our original Fire review and includes the Alcatel 1T 10Trekstor SurfTab B10, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1, and Alldocube M8 T801. Below each chart you can also add additional tablets from our database.

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Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 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 headphone jack, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32, up to 512 GB), Sensors: accelerometer
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 26 x 220 x 160 ( = 1.02 x 8.66 x 6.3 in)
Battery
2.98 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 1 speaker, Keyboard: on-screen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB charger, MicroUSB cable, Fire OS 6.3.1, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
456 g ( = 16.08 oz / 1.01 pounds), Power Supply: 65 g ( = 2.29 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
100 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

The case is made of sturdy plastic and very well made. The differences compared to its direct 2017 predecessor are marginal and can be found in our Amazon Fire 7 (2019) review. Unlike the regular model the Kids Edition is encased in a cover made of hard foam, which is almost 0.5 inches thick at the sides and protrudes above the display by around 5 mm (0.2 inches). The rear is further reinforced and includes a rugged folding stand with which the tablet can be propped up in landscape mode albeit somewhat wobbly.

Without this cover the Fire 7 would be the smallest device in our test group but alas, its kids-proof protective layer makes it thicker (2.6 cm / 1 inch) and heavier (150 g/~5.3 oz more than the regular Fire 7) than most 8-inch tablets.

Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (2019)
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (2019)
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (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 lbs220 mm / 8.66 inch 160 mm / 6.3 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 456 g1.005 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 295 g0.65 lbs

Connectivity

If you are interested in the Fire 7’s connectivity options in detail, please refer to our Amazon Fire 7 (2019) review.

Top: power button, MicroUSB port, microphone, 3.5-mm headphone jack, volume rocker
Top: power button, MicroUSB port, microphone, 3.5-mm headphone jack, volume rocker

Software

By default the Amazon Fire 7 (2019) comes with Amazon’s own Fire OS 6.3.1 based on Android 7.1, and includes access to all Amazon services. Further information regarding these services and access thereto can be found in our Amazon Fire 7 (2019) review. In addition to the standard features, the Kids Edition includes one year of free access to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, a service catering to children of various age groups. Parents can create profiles for their children and preconfigure what applications will be available at what age. Categories include books, games, audio books, radio plays, videos, and educational software for children aged 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 years. After this one year trial period access to FreeTime Unlimited will set you back $2.99 (Prime members) or $4.99 per child per month, or $6.99/$9.99 per month or $69.99/$99 per year for up to four children.

Profiles are set up and modified using the so-called Parents dashboard, which allows you to configure usage times and whitelisted apps for your children. Usage can be further restricted, and you can, for example, specify that your child has to spend a specific amount of time reading books before other activities become available.

Software Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (2019)
Software Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (2019)
Software Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (2019)
Software Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (2019)
Software Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (2019)
Software Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (2019)
Software Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (2019)
Software Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (2019)

Communication and GPS

Just like the regular model the Amazon Fire 7 (2019) Kids Edition does not include GPS and therefore only communicates via Bluetooth and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. With 97 Mbps and 91 Mbps receiving and transmitting data, respectively, the tablet achieved average transfer rates in our Wi-Fi test. Neither GPS nor LTE are available, not even as paid-for options.

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 Kids Edition 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 Kids Edition 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

Front-facing camera sample photo
Front-facing camera sample photo

The Fire 7 (2019) Kids Edition has the same front-facing camera upgrade to 2 MP as the regular model. The main camera has remained unchanged and continues to feature a 2 MP sensor as well. Both cameras performed somewhat poorly. Further details can be found in our Amazon Fire 7 (2019) review.

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

A detailed description of color representation and an in-depth analysis of our test chart photo can be found in our extensive Amazon Fire 7 (2019) review.

Amazon Fire 7 (2019) - test chart
Amazon Fire 7 (2019) - test chart (zoomed-in)
Amazon Fire 7 (2019) - test chart (1 Lux)

Accessories and Warranty

Included in the box is a USB charger with matching MicroUSB cable. The tablet comes preinstalled into its protective bumper and is therefore kids-proof upon arrival. Additional model-specific accessories for the Kids Edition are not available.

Unlike the standard Fire 7 the Kids Edition comes with a two-year worry-free warranty by default. As long as the tablet remains installed in its protective bumper Amazon will replace it without questions should it break. However, certain scenarios such as fire or other external forces, modifications, repairs, or commercial use are excluded, and we suspect this might also include water damage.

Input Devices and Handling

A detailed description of the Fire 7’s input devices can be found in our extensive Amazon Fire 7 (2019) review. The major difference between the standard tablet and the Kids Edition is that the power button as well as the volume rocker are not extended to the outside but rather sit around half an inch deep inside their respective cavities. Small fingers should have no problems reaching them, however adult fingers might have issues when trying to press these buttons.

Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Amazon Fire 7 (2019) Kids Edition is equipped with a 7-inch IPS panel running at a native resolution of 1024x600. A detailed description thereof can be found in our extensive Amazon Fire 7 (2019) review.

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 Ø6.2
69.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.22
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019
IPS, 1024x600, 7
Alcatel 1T 10
IPS, 1280x800, 10.1
Trekstor SurfTab B10
IPS, 1280x800, 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
TFT-LCD, 1920x1200, 10.1
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
IPS, 1280x800, 8
Alldocube M8 T801
IPS, 1920x1200, 8
Amazon Fire 7 2017
IPS, 1024x600, 7
Screen
-37%
-19%
-16%
-71%
-35%
-17%
Brightness middle
391
277
-29%
223
-43%
401
3%
359
-8%
317.5
-19%
328
-16%
Brightness
385
263
-32%
211
-45%
396
3%
358
-7%
320
-17%
337
-12%
Brightness Distribution
75
87
16%
81
8%
86
15%
89
19%
94
25%
88
17%
Black Level *
0.15
0.49
-227%
0.22
-47%
0.5
-233%
0.85
-467%
0.5
-233%
0.35
-133%
Contrast
2607
565
-78%
1014
-61%
802
-69%
422
-84%
635
-76%
937
-64%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.3
5.8
8%
6.2
2%
2.9
54%
6.8
-8%
6.12
3%
4.6
27%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
19.3
13.1
32%
13
33%
5.8
70%
17.3
10%
13.72
29%
18.6
4%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.1
5.4
11%
6.2
-2%
4.1
33%
7.6
-25%
5.8
5%
3.8
38%
Gamma
2.22 99%
2.13 103%
2.17 101%
2.36 93%
2.19 100%
2.12 104%
2.25 98%
CCT
8069 81%
7260 90%
7022 93%
7263 89%
7160 91%
7633 85%
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 9338 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - color space coverage
CalMAN - color space coverage
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - grayscale
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 (24.8 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 (39.4 ms).
Outdoors
Outdoors
Outdoors
Outdoors
Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

Just like on the regular model, the Kids Edition has also been upgraded with new hardware. The tablet is now powered by a Mediatek MT8163 V/B with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of eMMC flash storage. Unlike the regular model a 32 GB Kids Edition is not available. The GPU is an ARM Mali T720-MP2.

Thanks to this improved hardware overall performance has increased by around 40% compared to its predecessor. Further details and what level of performance to expect can be found in our extensive Amazon Fire 7 (2019) review.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score
Average of class Tablet (862 - 43802, n=39)
5980 Points ∼14% +460%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
3213 Points ∼7% +201%
Alldocube M8 T801
2843 Points ∼6% +166%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
1121 Points ∼3% +5%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (1068 - 1077, n=2)
1073 Points ∼2% 0%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019
1068 Points ∼2%
Alcatel 1T 10
862 Points ∼2% -19%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (1106 - 18041, n=56)
4653 Points ∼8% +161%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
4017 Points ∼7% +125%
Alldocube M8 T801
3590 Points ∼6% +101%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019
1783 Points ∼3%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (1683 - 1797, n=4)
1754 Points ∼3% -2%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
1751 Points ∼3% -2%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
1553 Points ∼3% -13%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
1216 Points ∼2% -32%
Alcatel 1T 10
1106 Points ∼2% -38%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (429 - 5002, n=56)
1648 Points ∼26% +156%
Alldocube M8 T801
1352 Points ∼21% +110%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1268 Points ∼20% +97%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019
644 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% -1%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
549 Points ∼9% -15%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
448 Points ∼7% -30%
Alcatel 1T 10
429 Points ∼7% -33%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
5452 Points ∼46% +65%
Alldocube M8 T801
4695 Points ∼39% +42%
Average of class Tablet (2345 - 9615, n=42)
4408 Points ∼37% +33%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019
3309 Points ∼28%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (2907 - 3361, n=4)
3177 Points ∼27% -4%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
3130 Points ∼26% -5%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
3071 Points ∼26% -7%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
2345 Points ∼20% -29%
Work performance score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
6456 Points ∼33% +49%
Alldocube M8 T801
5984 Points ∼31% +38%
Average of class Tablet (1873 - 11644, n=80)
4818 Points ∼25% +11%
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% 0%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019
4342 Points ∼22%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
4165 Points ∼21% -4%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
3499 Points ∼18% -19%
Alcatel 1T 10
2529 Points ∼13% -42%
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 ∼33% +99%
Average of class Tablet (739 - 4700, n=52)
1692 Points ∼33% +96%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
893 Points ∼17% +3%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019
863 Points ∼17%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (739 - 893, n=6)
852 Points ∼17% -1%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
768 Points ∼15% -11%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
739 Points ∼14% -14%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (165 - 28751, n=52)
3217 Points ∼11% +1500%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
822 Points ∼3% +309%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
202 Points ∼1% 0%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 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=52)
2145 Points ∼16% +786%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
930 Points ∼7% +284%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 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 ∼35% +88%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 3678, n=64)
1580 Points ∼32% +74%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
920 Points ∼19% +2%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019
906 Points ∼18%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (815 - 920, n=6)
888 Points ∼18% -2%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
815 Points ∼17% -10%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
793 Points ∼16% -12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Average of class Tablet (42 - 10647, n=64)
1991 Points ∼18% +1058%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
708 Points ∼6% +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 Kids Edition 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=65)
1611 Points ∼19% +667%
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 Kids Edition 2019
210 Points ∼3%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
101 Points ∼1% -52%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Average of class Tablet (3675 - 51374, n=156)
13488 Points ∼16% +31%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
12994 Points ∼15% +26%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
10857 Points ∼13% +6%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 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=156)
20957 Points ∼4% +277%
Alldocube M8 T801
14192 Points ∼3% +155%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
13794 Points ∼3% +148%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 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=157)
16419 Points ∼7% +165%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
13608 Points ∼6% +120%
Alldocube M8 T801
12895 Points ∼5% +108%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 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 (1 - 451, n=179)
33.7 fps ∼0% +237%
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 Kids Edition 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 Kids Edition 2019
22 fps ∼1%
Average of class Tablet (1.1 - 120, n=183)
21.8 fps ∼1% -1%
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 (1.6 - 220, n=114)
23 fps ∼4% +505%
Alldocube M8 T801
19 fps ∼3% +400%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
13 fps ∼2% +242%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 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 (1.9 - 110, n=120)
15.6 fps ∼4% +30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
13 fps ∼4% +8%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 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 (1.7 - 173, n=66)
21.4 fps ∼0% +792%
Alldocube M8 T801
13 fps ∼0% +442%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
8.1 fps ∼0% +238%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 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=66)
13.5 fps ∼0% +61%
Alldocube M8 T801
12 fps ∼0% +43%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 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%
BaseMark OS II
Web
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1016 Points ∼50% +46%
Average of class Tablet (9 - 2034, n=110)
766 Points ∼38% +10%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019
695 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% -28%
Alcatel 1T 10
10 Points ∼0% -99%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
10 Points ∼0% -99%
Graphics
Average of class Tablet (98 - 28853, n=111)
2307 Points ∼8% +583%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1073 Points ∼4% +217%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
339 Points ∼1% 0%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 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% +241%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 5617, n=111)
1124 Points ∼15% +85%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
908 Points ∼12% +49%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (609 - 910, n=6)
762 Points ∼10% +25%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
663 Points ∼9% +9%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019
609 Points ∼8%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
595 Points ∼8% -2%
Alcatel 1T 10
397 Points ∼5% -35%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
355 Points ∼5% -42%
System
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
3517 Points ∼21% +187%
Average of class Tablet (482 - 16467, n=111)
2528 Points ∼15% +106%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
1271 Points ∼8% +4%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 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% +160%
Average of class Tablet (150 - 8450, n=110)
1328 Points ∼16% +105%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A
712 Points ∼8% +10%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (631 - 749, n=6)
677 Points ∼8% +5%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019
647 Points ∼8%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
631 Points ∼7% -2%
Amazon Fire 7 2017
452 Points ∼5% -30%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
213 Points ∼3% -67%
Alcatel 1T 10
150 Points ∼2% -77%

Legend

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


JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (10.9 - 279, n=88)
54.5 Points ∼100% +310%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samsung Browser 9.2)
43.131 Points ∼79% +224%
Alldocube M8 T801 (Chrome 72.0.3626.105)
30.352 Points ∼56% +128%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A (Chrome 52.0.2743.91)
19.3 Points ∼35% +45%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (13.3 - 21.2, n=6)
17.7 Points ∼32% +33%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 (Silk Browser 66.2.10.3359.126.10)
16.717 Points ∼31% +26%
Trekstor SurfTab B10 (Chrome 72)
16.697 Points ∼31% +26%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019 (Silk 70.3.1)
13.3 Points ∼24%
Amazon Fire 7 2017 (Chrome Version 59)
12.004 Points ∼22% -10%
Alcatel 1T 10 (Chrome 69)
10.907 Points ∼20% -18%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Tablet (23 - 182, n=23)
75.7 Points ∼100% +229%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samsung Browser 9.2)
56 Points ∼74% +143%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 (Silk Browser 66.2.10.3359.126.10)
25 Points ∼33% +9%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (23 - 25, n=3)
23.7 Points ∼31% +3%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019 (Silk 70.3.1)
23 Points ∼30%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Tablet (11.1 - 132, n=13)
57.6 runs/min ∼100% +418%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samsung Browser 9.2)
21.58 runs/min ∼37% +94%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019 (Silk 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% +207%
Average of class Tablet (1238 - 45734, n=174)
7011 Points ∼81% +147%
Alldocube M8 T801 (Chrome 72.0.3626.105)
5909 Points ∼68% +108%
Trekstor SurfTab B10 (Chrome 72)
2972 Points ∼34% +5%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz (2821 - 3320, n=6)
2929 Points ∼34% +3%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 (Silk Browser 66.2.10.3359.126.10)
2902 Points ∼33% +2%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019 (Silk 70.3.1)
2836 Points ∼33%
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026A (Chrome 52.0.2743.91)
2821 Points ∼32% -1%
Amazon Fire 7 2017 (Chrome Version 59)
2037 Points ∼23% -28%
Alcatel 1T 10 (Chrome 69)
1718 Points ∼20% -39%
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% -13%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 (Silk Browser 66.2.10.3359.126.10)
14320.9 ms * ∼75% -4%
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019 (Silk 70.3.1)
13803.1 ms * ∼72%
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=185)
9099 ms * ∼48% +34%
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

Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019Alcatel 1T 10Trekstor SurfTab B10Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019Amazon Fire HD 8 2018Alldocube M8 T801Amazon Fire 7 2017Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380M-6B026AAverage 16 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-3%
17%
81%
10%
17%
-22%
-13%
-0%
-5%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
32.05 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
31.99 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
0%
62.45 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
95%
65.59 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
105%
34.03 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
6%
27.74 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-13%
24.9
-22%
39.7 (6.38 - 65.8, n=132)
24%
46.1 (14 - 73.8, n=56)
44%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
59.22 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
39.81 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-33%
83.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
40%
81.16 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
37%
51.36 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-13%
45.54 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-23%
35.2
-41%
58.9 (8.1 - 87.7, n=132)
-1%
63.9 (17.6 - 87.7, n=56)
8%
Random Write 4KB
5.92
10.1
71%
8.43
42%
11.37
92%
12.25
107%
10.01
69%
6.03
2%
8.35
41%
7.9 (0.49 - 44.9, n=249)
33%
6.78 (0.13 - 170, n=206)
15%
Random Read 4KB
24.7
12.72
-49%
16.96
-31%
62.56
153%
26.98
9%
19.5
-21%
21.97
-11%
21.96
-11%
21.4 (2.49 - 62.1, n=249)
-13%
19.9 (1.04 - 192, n=206)
-19%
Sequential Write 256KB
78.08
83.7
7%
70.5
-10%
90.71
16%
41.89
-46%
103.02
32%
34.1
-56%
45.71
-41%
42.8 (8.74 - 106, n=249)
-45%
42.3 (2.04 - 522, n=206)
-46%
Sequential Read 256KB
164.28
137.22
-16%
108.99
-34%
300.03
83%
158.46
-4%
142.8
-13%
113.7
-31%
158.44
-4%
165 (9.66 - 294, n=249)
0%
117 (6.75 - 1416, n=206)
-29%

Gaming

Due to its identical hardware the Kids Edition is just as limited in terms of gaming as its sibling, and is therefore only capable of running casual games or older less demanding games. For example, "Arena of Valor" failed to run smoothly even in the lowest level of details configurable. "Temple Run 2", on the other hand, ran perfectly fine for long periods of time. The touchscreen was very responsive and fast to react, however we found its surface to be not as smooth as we would have hoped for. Drag and drop operations are therefore harder to perform than expected. Games that used the tablet’s accelerometer for controls suffered from a minor yet noticeable lag.

Temple Run 2
Temple Run 2
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor

Emissions

Temperature

According to our tests, the Amazon Fire 7 (2019) Kids Edition reached surface temperatures of up to 30.3 °C (~87 °F) when idle and peaked at 39.7 °C (~103 °F) under load. The tablet got slightly warm but never uncomfortably hot, and always remained cool enough to be held in hand.

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 34.7 °C / 94 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 34.2 °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.
Heatmap top
Heatmap top
Heatmap bottom
Heatmap bottom

Speakers

Speaker profile
Speaker profile

The single speaker’s maximum volume is average, and the speaker itself was decent enough for playing back voices. The tablet was thus well suited for radio plays and audio books, but not so much for music. We would thus recommend external speakers or headphones for this use case, which can be connected via a firm 3.5-mm headphone jack with no detrimental impact on audio 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 Kids Edition 2019Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 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
» 53% of all tested devices in this class were better, 16% similar, 31% 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, 28% 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, 7% similar, 78% 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

Power Consumption

According to our tests, the Fire 7 (2019) Kids Edition consumed between 1.1 W when idle and 5.61 W under load. It was thus more efficient than most of its competitors save for its own predecessor, the Fire 7 (2017).

The included power supply is rated at 5 W and thus barely powerful enough to provide enough power for the Fire 7 (2019) Kids Edition.

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

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

In our real-world Wi-Fi test the Fire 7 (2019) Kids Edition lasted for 7:45 hours before we had to recharge it. In other words: its own Amazon Fire 7 (2017) predecessor lasted around an hour longer.  When compared to its competitors the Fire 7’s battery life seems short. Keep in mind though that all of the competitors we selected for this comparison were equipped with larger batteries. Overall, the Fire 7’s battery life was adequate.

The included charger does not support fast charging, and it took around three hours to charge the Fire 7 (2019) Kids Edition from near empty to full.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
7h 42min
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019
2.98 mAh
Alcatel 1T 10
4000 mAh
Trekstor SurfTab B10
6000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
6150 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
4750 mAh
Alldocube M8 T801
5500 mAh
Amazon Fire 7 2017
2980 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
462
545
18%
515
11%
723
56%
490
6%
420
-9%
516
12%

Pros

+ two years of worry-free warranty
+ robust case
+ affordable

Cons

- not a lot of RAM
- no additional storage tiers
- Freetime Unlimited app only free for the first year

Verdict

In review: Amazon Fire 7 (2019) Kids Edition. Review unit courtesy of Amazon Germany.
In review: Amazon Fire 7 (2019) Kids Edition. Review unit courtesy of Amazon Germany.

The Amazon Fire 7 (2019) Kids Edition is equipped with the same hardware as the regular Fire 7 (2019). However, in order to make it kids-proof, Amazon has installed a massive bumper that is supposed to protect it from drops and shock throughout its life. Unless the tablet drops onto a pointy object display first, it should easily survive the harsh reality of being handled by children. And if it does not Amazon will replace it, no questions asked, thanks to its two-year worry-free warranty.

The Fire 7 (2019) Kids Edition gives parents full control over what applications their children are allowed to use. However, this service and its associated FreeTime Unlimited app will incur an additional subscription fee after the first year.

Without much doubt the FreeTime Unlimited feature will be what parents will value the most. The app gives parents full control over what their children can and cannot do with their tablets, and can be used on any Kindle device. Amazon not only offers preconfigured selections of apps for various age groups, but also offers support and help when discussing these apps with your children. The Amazon Fire 7 (2019) Kids Edition is thus the ideal tablet if you happen to be looking for an affordable and robust entry-level tablet for your kids with customer retention included at no extra charge.

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

Chassis
77%
Keyboard
61 / 80 → 77%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
27 / 65 → 41%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 91%
Battery
90%
Display
80%
Games Performance
10 / 68 → 14%
Application Performance
35 / 76 → 46%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
52 / 91 → 57%
Camera
27 / 85 → 32%
Average
63%
77%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2019-08- 4 (Update: 2019-08- 4)