Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch 2014
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch 2014
For its price point of $140, it’s hard to go wrong with Amazon’s Fire HD 7 – as long as you know what you’re getting into. This is the first Amazon tablet I’ve been able to put some serious time into, and having had owned a bunch of other Android tablets in the past, I’d be fibbing if I said there wasn’t a big learning-curve. One of the most important bullet points buyers need to bear in mind is that Google’s Play Store is not included on Amazon’s tablets. For some, that might not matter, but for me, it’d be a deal-breaker if this was meant to be a primary tablet. But, I’m someone who’s tied into Google’s ecosystem tight.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/16/2015
Source: Tech Advisor
While it's relatively easy to recommend the HD 6 at £79 or £99, it's significantly harder to like the HD 7 at £119 or £139. For £129, Tesco's larger Hudl 2 is a much better deal, even if you're buying it for your kids.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: Pocket Lint
At £119 for the ad-supported 8GB model (if you don't want adverts then you need to pay an extra £10), the Amazon Fire HD 7 might be affordable but struggles against a Tesco 16GB tablet that's faster, has a higher resolution screen and the full Android experience for just £10 more. Even without ads, the 8GB Amazon model at the same price as the Tesco model pales in comparison. If you would rather keep things simple, it's worth giving Amazon's latest slate a try. There's a sense of Amazon resting on its laurels, but what's worked well before continues to do so now. If only it was a little more affordable given the current competition - but with that in mind the 6-inch Amazon Fire HD 6, priced at £79, is perhaps the better option if you're looking for a bargain.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/17/2014
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. 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
Sporting a vivid display, a zippy processor and access to a wealth of Amazon content, the Amazon Fire HD 7 is one of the better tablets you can get for under $150. The slate's FreeTime parental controls make it the perfect gadget to share with your little one, and its long battery life allows the whole family to get plenty of use out of the tablet on a single charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: c't - Heft 04/2015
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2015
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 71%
Source: Computerbild - Heft 23/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 84%
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch is a powerful entertainment tablet with an affordable price. Combined with the capability that Amazon brings through their content, the full-featured tablet becomes a portable media treasure chest. The design is kept simple with clean lines while the entire chassis comes is a matte finish apart from the glossy screen. There are several color options to choose from; black, white, cobalt, magenta and citron.
The Corner are rounded off and the 7 inch HD IPS display features an advanced polarizing filter. At the core of the device is a quad core processor that combines a 1.5 GHz dual-core and a 1.2 GHz dual core chips, 1 GB RAM and either 8 GB or 16 GB internal storage. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch come with a 2 MP front camera.
This tablet is certainly aimed at users looking to access Amazon's entertainment packages and reading material. The full potential of this device is only unlocked with access to the region locked service which mostly includes the US. Battery life is amazing with up to 8 hours of mixed usage but takes up to a staggering 6 hours to fully charge.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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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.
This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.
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