Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6
Catching Fire. Amazon are taking ques from Google's successful Nexus lineup by expanding their Kindle Fire series into more sizes. The Kindle Fire HD 6 may be small, but its $99 starting price is a big deal. Is this 6-inch Kindle a sign of more inexpensive phablets to come?
Source: Expert Reviews
However, the plastic chassis and huge screen air gap does remind you that you're buying a very cheap tablet, and the locked-down operating system will be crippling for some users. If you are already an Amazon Prime subscriber and buy your music and eBooks from Amazon, the Kindle Fire HD 6 makes for a great central hub for all your content, but we'd still rather save up for the Tesco Hudl2.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
The Fire HD 6 is perfect for someone who has never bought a tablet because they cost too much. Ditto for families that want an extra slate floating around for when the iPad is already taken, or someone looking for a good stocking stuffer for the holidays. And again, it isn't a bad e-reader alternative either.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/03/2014
The Amazon Fire HD 6 is a niche tablet, with a seriously compact screen that makes it almost as small as some smartphones (along it’s a bit of a chunky beast). However, if your priority is affordable portability or you’re just after something your kids can mess around on, there’s plenty of value packed in - assuming you’re an Amazon advocate, of course.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Comp Reviews
For those looking to get a tablet for very little, it is hard to top the value that the Fire HD 6 has to offer. Sure, it has to compromise on features, particularly storage space on the device and running time but the design offers a great display and build quality for under $100. And those looking to get one for the kids should really consider the $149 kids version simply for the two year worry-free warranty.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tech Advisor
It isn't perfect, but the HD 6 is really good value. Performance is well above the level you'd expect at this price, as is the quality of the screen. Some might find the 6in screen too small, though, so it's worth trying to track one down before buying.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
Source: Tech Advisor
It isn't perfect, but the HD 6 is really good value. Performance is well above the level you'd expect at this price, as is the quality of the screen. Some might find the 6in screen too small, though, so it's worth trying to track one down before buying. It isn't nearly as easy to recommend the HD 7. With both tablets you really need to spend the extra £20 and get 16GB of storage, but that puts the HD 7 in direct competition with 'proper' Android tablets such as the Hudl 2.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/14/2014
Source: Laptop Mag
Heralding a new age of good budget tablets, the Amazon Fire HD 6 boasts a great mix of features, design and performance for just $99. It is a bit smaller than the $150 ASUS MeMO Pad 7 and $130 Acer Iconia One 7 but offers better battery life and a brighter screen with an easy-to-use interface. All that's good, but it's the detailed parental controls that make the Fire HD 6 a must-have tablet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
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Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2015
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 73%
Source: Computerbild - Heft 23/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
Amazon has really outdone itself to bring consumers this extremely affordable tablet, available for only 99 USD. Its name hints on the screen size of 6 inches. The device brings many great features. The aforementioned screen has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of about 252 ppi. The hardware consists of a 1,5 GHz quad core MediaTek processor with 1 GB RAM and a choice of either 8 or 16 GB memory.
Unfortunately memory is not expandable since there is no memory card slot. The Fire HD 6 runs under Amazon's own Fire OS 4.0, also called the Sangria. It includes the Firefly app, which scans everything you hear, see or click and then recommends offers from the Amazon online store. Users are allowed to create and customize up to 6 different user profiles.
The Kindle Fire HD 6 is made from matte plastic, making it really lightweight and easy to carry anywhere as it fits even into the smallest of purses. However, this could turn off some users who prefer something more sleek or classy looking. There are two cameras included, a 2 MP camera at the rear and a VGA camera in front. This tablet is definitely suitable for those looking for premium usability but are on a tight budget.
Imagination PowerVR G6200: Multi core (2 cluster) graphics card for ARM processors that supports OpenGL 4.x and ES 3.0
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Dual-core Cortex-A15 combined with a dual-core Cortex-A7 "big.LITTLE" SoC that integrates a PowerVR G6200 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.
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.
This weight is typical for smartphones.
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75.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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