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Amazon Fire Tablet

Specifications

Amazon Fire Tablet
Amazon Fire Tablet (Fire Series)
Processor
Mediatek MT8127 @ 1.3 GHz
Graphics adapter
Memory
1024 MB 
Display
7 inch 16:10, 1024 x 600 pixel 170 PPI, multi-touch, capacitive, LCD, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
8 GB eMMC Flash, 8 GB 
, , 5.7 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3,5 mm-Stereo-Anschluss , Card Reader: MicroSD up to 200 GB, Sensors: accelerometer , OTG
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.6 x 191 x 115 ( = 0.42 x 7.52 x 4.53 in)
Battery
2980 mAh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 7 h
Operating System
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Secondary Camera: 0.3 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB 2.0 cable, modular 5W power adapter, quickstart guide, Fire OS 5, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
313 g ( = 11.04 oz / 0.69 pounds), Power Supply: 65 g ( = 2.29 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
60 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 70.03% - average
Average of 15 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 99%, performance: 56%, features: 58%, display: 62% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 69%, ergonomy: 69%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Amazon Fire Tablet

76.4% Amazon Fire Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
On Fire? Amazon's entry into their tablet ecosystem is inexpensive - in fact, very inexpensive. In Germany, the Fire Tablet (Late 2015) sells for 60 Euro (~$64) via Amazon's online store. What compromises the low-budget 7-inch tablet requires is the subject of our review.
80% Amazon Fire
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Tablet prices are falling which I am sure everyone knows. The £49 being asked by Amazon for their latest 7"Fire sets a new low price for what is a very powerful Android tablet. So what if anything is not included in this latest offering? The plus points it allows a child to have their own device and content, the older person to get their own computer and to keep in content with others as even a standard phone line cost and call connection charges are scandalous.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 80%
90% Amazon Fire Tablet
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Along with the multitude of third-party products on offer from its Aladdin’s Cave of delights, sometimes known as its catalogue, Amazon has a number of its own brand offerings. Like many companies, Amazon holds a Christmas in July event for journalists in order to promote products such as the Fire Tablet forming the basis for this review.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80%
Amazone Fire
Source: Hot Hardware English
Price certainly isn’t everything, but we have to give Amazon credit for delivering a $50 tablet that actually provides enough features and performance to meet the needs of a basic tablet user. Think about how your kids, parents, grandparents, or your non-techie friend would use a tablet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2015
80% Who needs Hudl when there's this for £50?
Source: Pocket Lint English
For its price, the Amazon Fire is an amazing tablet. Yes, there are plenty of tablets out there that are much better in almost every way, including Amazon's own Fire HD range, but the Fire is great to watch streaming video on. It's capable of playing casual games well. And it doubles effectively as an eBook reader. And all for £50 (or £60 for the advert-free version).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Amazon Fire Tablet
Source: Laptop Mag English
Looking at Amazon's customer ratings, people seem to like the $50 Fire tablet. Nearly 80 percent of owners gave it 4 stars or higher. This is despite sluggish performance, a low-resolution display and short battery life. After spending lots of time with the Fire, I see where they are coming from.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Amazon Fire review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Amazon Fire isn't a tablet for everyone, despite its all-welcoming £50 price. However, for some, its low price will be justification of its cut-price parts. It isn't slick in operation, the screen is clearly pixellated, and it feels cheap. However, it can happily run virtually any Android game, includes an IPS display, and – unlike ultra-budget tablets of a few years ago – it doesn’t feel as though it might be about to drip battery acid from its seams.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 100% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
Does a Lot for $50
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
A swipe to the left gets you recently accessed content and apps, plus recommendations. It's a good way to get to frequent tasks without spending a lot of time moving around icons on the home screen. Older Amazon devices will get this feature, too, with an upcoming software update.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/23/2015
Amazon Fire review
Source: Stuff TV English
If you’re buying the Fire, then you’ll be doing so for its price. All you need to know is that it’s performance is acceptable. This tablet is slow and has a dreary screen, but it won’t fall over at the drop of the hat and has a good enough battery life to keep the occupants of the backseats of a Volvo entertained all the way to Cornwall.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2015
60% Amazon Fire (2015) review
Source: Expert Reviews English
With such an incredibly low price, the Fire doesn’t really have any competition. The closest match would be the Tesco Hudl 2, which costs twice the price. If you’re looking for a cheap tablet to give to your children, Amazon’s own Kids Edition Fire also costs £100, but includes a heavy duty protective rubber case and two-year worry-free guarantee, arguably making it better value for cautious parents. The new Fire makes sense for anyone looking for a first tablet, though, or a cheap second device for travel, university or for keeping in the kitchen, as long as you’re aware of its limitations.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% You get what you pay for
Source: PC Pro English
If you can afford the extra £30, buy the Fire HD 6 instead. An extra £50? Buy the Tesco Hudl 2 – you’ll get a stronger device that you’ll be happy to use as your mainstay. Yet there will be a lot of people out there looking to dip their toes into the tablet world or buy a cheap slate for one or more kids. There’s no question that they could do much better than the Fire, but you could pay more and do much, much worse.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Amazon Fire hands-on: The £50 7-inch tablet that pulls no punches
Source: Pocket Lint English
New to the Kids Edition, as part of Fire OS 5, is a web browser and YouTube access, although it is again age appropriately locked, with thousands of websites and YouTube videos curated to ensure they are suitable. Parents can add or remove them if needed, but a child could jump on board safely from the off.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/17/2015

Foreign Reviews

Wozu das Fire taugt und wozu nicht
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2016
66% Amazon Fire Tablet
Source: Areamobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 46% mobility: 66% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 65%
64% Was kann das 60 Euro-Tablet?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 64% performance: 60% features: 60% display: 70%
74% Amazon Fire (2015): shopping in formato 7 pollici
Source: Webnews.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 95% performance: 65% features: 65% workmanship: 70%
70% Notre test de l’Amazon Fire 7″ (2015)
Source: Tablette-tactile.net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Test de l’Amazon Fire 7 2015 (5e gen) : qu’attendre d’une tablette à 60 euros ?
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 40% display: 40% mobility: 60% workmanship: 50%
60% Amazon Fire 7 (2015)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Test : Amazon Fire, la tablette à 60 euros incontournable pour Noël?
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Model: The Amazon Fire HD 7 inch 2015 is a tablet released by Amazon, which is designed for reading. With 1.3 GHz quad core CPU and 1 GB RAM, it is considered an entry level reading tablet. It comes with 8 GB internal memory and a microSD card slot which allows adding 128 GB of storage. Being an Amazon tablet, it runs on Amazon’s custom operating system, which is the Fire OS 5 UI, customized from the Android operating system. The Amazon Fire HD 7 inch 2015 comes with free cloud storage for all Amazon content, which is one of the signature feature for Amazon devices.

Its 7 inch capacitive multi-touch touchscreen uses IPS technology and features a resolution of 600 x 1024 pixels, which gives a pixel density of about 170 PPI. In addition, the tablet comes with a 2 MP rear camera capable of recording 720p videos and a secondary VGA camera. With a size of 191 x 115 x 10.6 mm (7.52 x 4.53 x 0.42 in) and a weight of 313 g (11.04 oz), it is a small and lightweight reading tablet, which you can very easily take with you. The Connectivity includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and a microUSB v2.0 port.

ARM Mali-450 MP4: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 4 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

MT8127: Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 SoC clocked at 1.7 GHz that integrates a single channel 32 Bit DDR3-1333 memory controller and a Mali-450 MP4 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

7":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.313 kg:

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


Amazon: The US online shop markets its own tablet computers

70.03%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Amazon Fire HD 8 2017
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-10-16)