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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6

Specifications

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 (Kindle Fire Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
1024 MB 
Display
6 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
8 GB SSD, 8 GB 
, 4.5 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Sensors: Gyroscope
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.7 x 169 x 103 ( = 0.42 x 6.65 x 4.06 in)
Battery
13 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3400 mAh
Operating System
Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera
Webcam: 0.3 MP front-facing, 2.0 MP rear-facing
Additional features
Speakers: monaural with Dolby Digital Plus, Silk Browser, FreeTime, Shop Amazon, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
290 g ( = 10.23 oz / 0.64 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
99 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 75.75% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 64%, features: 50%, display: 81% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 67%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6

78% Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
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?
60% Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
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%
Amazon Fire HD 6 review: Decent tablet, killer price
Source: Gizmag English
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
70% Amazon Fire HD 6 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
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%
80% Amazon Fire HD 6
Source: Comp Reviews English
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%
80% Amazon Fire HD 6 review: the 6in tablet that costs less than £80
Source: PC Advisor English
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%
Amazon Fire HD 6 is a really good value tablet. The Amazon Fire HD 7 isn't. Amazon Fire HD 6 and Amazon Fire HD 7 review
Source: PC Advisor English
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.
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/14/2014
80% Amazon Fire HD 6
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%

Foreign Reviews

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 (8 GB)
Source: c't - Heft 04/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
73% Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 (8 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 73%
85% Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 (8 GB)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 23/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%

Comment

Model:

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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
MT8135:

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.
6":

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.
0.29 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Amazon: The US online shop markets its own tablet computers
75.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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unknown, unknown, 10.1", 0.778 kg
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Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 7", 0.286 kg
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2018
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 8", 0.483 kg
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
Mali-T720, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 8", 0.363 kg
Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition
PowerVR GX6250, Mediatek MT8173, 10.1", 0.66 kg
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
PowerVR GX6250, Mediatek MT8173, 10.1", 0.497 kg
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2017
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 8", 0.483 kg
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2017
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 7", 0.39 kg
Amazon Fire HD 8 2017
Mali-T720, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 8", 0.369 kg
Amazon Fire 7 2017
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT8127, 7", 0.295 kg
Amazon Fire HD 8 inch 2016
unknown, unknown, 8", 0.341 kg
Amazon Fire Kids Edition Late 2015
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT8127, 7", 0.407 kg
Amazon Fire HD 7 inch 2015
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT8127, 7", 0.313 kg
Amazon Kindle Voyage
, , 6", 0.18 kg
Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 inch 2014
Adreno 420, Snapdragon 805 APQ8084, 8.9", 0.375 kg
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch 2014
unknown, unknown, 7", 0.337 kg

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-10-14)