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Amazon Fire 1.3GHz 8GB 7" Tablet

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Twenty-Seven Industry Awards

This Amazon tablet computer is one of the most highly awarded of all the tablets of a comparable age and type.

The experts at Trusted Reviews, Thinkcomputers.org, Expert Reviews, Pocket Lint, Avforums.com, Hardwareluxx.ru and Alphr.com all endorse this tablet and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This Amazon tablet was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Laptopmag.com and I4u.com all of whom said that this tablet computer was outstanding.

Two other expert review sites both wrote that this Amazon tablet computer was good value for money. Hardwareluxx.de and Ht4u.net both gave this tablet computer a "Value for Money" award.

This tablet computer received a "Best Buy" from both Homecinemachoice.com and Itproportal.com, both of which said that this Amazon tablet computer was good.

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on one hundred and thirty-three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this tablet computer is 74%.

Nice Design

Several Amazon Fire reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it was good looking. Three years ago Computershopper.com said “Gorgeous screen”. Computershopper.com also wrote “It packs excellent hardware into a goodlooking package”. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote last year “Control center for the Amazon services, which are pretty comprehensive by now”.

Eighteen Amazon Fire reviewers concluded that it was a good design. Notebookcheck.net scored it 4 stars and said “Design feels cheap and picks up fingerprints fast”. Arstechnica.com mentioned in their Amazon Fire review “The Amazon Fire Phone has cool 3D" visuals and a fresh OS design” . Siliconrepublic.com wrote “The design feels cheap” in their review of the Amazon Fire.

A few people said in their reviews that it was smooth. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “Flexibility with an accessible, impressively smooth menu system”. Digitaltrends.com said in their Amazon Fire review “It has much more powerful internals that result in smooth performance” . Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned in their review of this tablet on PC Advisor.co.uk “Smooth and responsive UI”.

Several Amazon Fire reviewers who reviewed the Amazon Fire wrote that it was neat. Arstechnica.com said “Dynamic Perspective is neat technology with few practical uses as of this writing” in their review of this tablet. Theregister.co.uk mentioned “Fire TV is a neat and well-specified device”. Two years ago Technobuffalo.com wrote in their Amazon Fire review “Amazon's Dynamic Perspective feature is neat.” yet they only scored it 3 stars.

One Amazon Fire owner reckoned that the product was well designed. Pcadvisor.co.uk rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “The Fire TV is an excellent set-top box which is powerful and well designed”. One person thought this tablet was ugly. Expert website Mobiletechreview.com said in their Amazon Fire review “And LooksThe Kindle Fire is a basic black slab that's by no means unattractive.”.

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Good Sound Quality

A few people who purchased this tablet considered that it had good sound quality. Notebookcheck.net wrote this year “Impressive speakers” in their review. Notebookcheck.net also said “It houses powerful speakers and a microSD card slot for extra storage”. Pc Advisor.co.uk said in their review of this tablet on PC Advisor.co.uk “Good speakers”.

Easy to Use

A number of people said that the product was easy to use. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “The Amazon Kindle Fire strips out frivolous tablet features in favor of a low price, ease of use and outstanding content”. Expert website Computershopper.com said in their review of the Amazon Fire “The 8.9-inch Fire HDX is easy to use and packs super hardware” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Computershopper.com also said “Very easy to use”.

Eighteen Amazon Fire reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good interface. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “Immediately use, with a simple, clear interface”. Macworld.com said on expert website Mac World “You could pick up a Roku 3, which has the simplest interface and the broadest selection of apps (including one for Amazon);”. In November last year Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned on PC Advisor.co.uk “A better interface with cool new features”.

A few Amazon Fire owners who purchased the product considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Computershopper.com mentioned “Light enough to hold for an entire episode of Breaking Bad without fatigue” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Computershopper.com also wrote “Superlightweight and easy to hold with one hand”. A few weeks ago Notebookcheck.net mentioned “Comfortable to hold for long periods of time” in their Amazon Fire review.

A few Amazon Fire reviewers concluded that it had a good experience. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote on PC Advisor.co.uk last year “Reading the WSJ (in the Newsstand, not in the WSJ app) was a miserable experience” in their review of the Amazon Fire. Pc Advisor.co.uk also said “Affordable, good quality, excellent Amazon shopping and support experience”. Expert review site Recombu.com mentioned “Respectable real-world performance and an impressive software experience mean that it has a place for certain users” .

Four customers who reviewed the Amazon Fire agreed that it was easy to setup. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote in their review of this tablet on PC Advisor.co.uk “Incredibly easy to set up”. Last year Alphr.com said “Easy to set up and use” in their review of the Amazon Fire. Alphr.com also said “Screen mirroring is clunky to set up and prone to failure”.

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Good Battery Life

Several people who bought this tablet reckoned that it had a good battery life. Expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned three years ago “It's light, with a very high-res screen and excellent battery life” and scored it 4 stars. Computershopper.com also wrote “Great battery life”. This month Notebookcheck.net wrote “Battery life is pretty good”.

Robust

A number of Amazon Fire owners who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Two years ago Hothardware.com mentioned “Classy, with minimal branding and a solid feel”. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their Amazon Fire review “The Kindle Fire has been solid choice for novice tablet users” and gave the Amazon Fire a score of 4 stars. Digitaltrends.com also wrote “Does Amazon have what it takes to build the device you use more than any other? We've used Amazon's phone for a couple weeks”.

A number of Amazon Fire owners who bought this tablet mentioned that it was strong and durable. This month Notebookcheck.net mentioned “Durable plastic build” in their review of the Amazon Fire. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote in their review of the Amazon Fire on PC Advisor.co.uk in November last year “Sturdy build”. Expert website In.ign.com mentioned “Available now for $200 USD on contract, Amazon's first smartphone has some tough competition” in their review of the Amazon Fire.

One Amazon Fire reviewer who bought the Amazon Fire concluded that it was sealed. Expert review site Techreviewsource.com mentioned “There are no slots or tabs; both the memory and battery are sealed in” in their review of this tablet.

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Good Connectivity

Some customers said in their reviews that this tablet was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk rated this tablet 5 stars and wrote in their review last year “It has an HDMI connection on one end for plugging into your TV”. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “The HDMI extension cable can be used if there is not enough space in which to fit the Fire TV Stick”. Expert website Macworld.com.au mentioned in their Amazon Fire review “While a simple HDMI output is all you really need to enjoy streaming video”.

Five people considered that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned in their Amazon Fire review last year “Excellent connectivity to Amazon services”. Pc Advisor.co.uk also wrote “Decent connectivity options”. Expert review site I4u.com said “If you can live with modest connectivity and being solidly tied to Amazon for reading” and scored the product 5 stars.

Five Amazon Fire reviewers said in their reviews that the product was able to connect to the internet. Engadget.com said in their Amazon Fire review “The internet retail giant scaled back its ambitions”. Expert review site Appleinsider.com wrote “With voice-activated search, predictive content loading and a gaming "bonus feature, " the Internet retail giant is positioning its new device as a cure-a” in their review and gave this tablet a rating of 70 out of 100. Androidauthority.com said “That's understandable – the internet giant took Android” in their review.

Some Amazon Fire owners who bought it concluded that it was wifi compatible. Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review of this tablet in November “Solid build, storage expandable by up to 128 GB, bright screen with good color reproduction, dualband WiFi, decent stereo sound, very low operating temperatures, low price”. Last year Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote in their review of this tablet “Excellent Wi-Fi reception”. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Similar to the Kindle 9", this device includes two WiFi antennas for faster bro” in their review of this tablet.

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Good Product Quality

Some Amazon Fire owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Three years ago expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote “Everything we praised about the HD 7 has made its way here, including the (very) bright display, strong build quality for the pr” in their review. Slashgear.com said “Solid picture quality - there are still glitches”. Pc Advisor.co.uk said in their review of this tablet on PC Advisor.co.uk “Good build quality”.

Good Technical Features

Several Amazon Fire owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Pcmag.com said “Amazon's tiny stick-sized version of the Fire TV media hub is less than half the price and offers all of the same appealing features, save for sheer speed” . In November last year expert review site Hothardware.com wrote “Not long ago, Amazon announced a revamped Fire TV with a handful of new and upgraded features including 4K Ultra HD video support”. Computershopper.com mentioned “Mayday tech support and other helpful software features” in their review of this tablet.

Good Size

A number of customers who reviewed it thought it was lightweight. Notebookcheck.net gave this tablet a score of 4 stars and said “Lightweight design” in their review of this tablet. Wired.co.uk said “It's lightweight and compact enough to fit in a bag or even the glove compartment of a car” in their review of the Amazon Fire. Alphr.com wrote “Compact and lightweight” in their review and rated the Amazon Fire 4 stars.

A few people who reviewed it considered that it was good structurally. In November this year Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review “Its plastic construction feels cheap” and scored the Amazon Fire 4 stars. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned on PC Advisor.co.uk in November last year “Very solid construction”. Expert review site Consumersearch.com mentioned in their Amazon Fire review “The Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition offers good performance for its category, coupled with strong parental controls, rugged construction”.

A few Amazon Fire reviewers who reviewed the Amazon Fire wrote that it was compact. Five years ago Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review of this tablet “The Kindle Fire is a great tablet if you are searching for something that is compact and affordable”. Expert website Chipchick.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “The Fire TV has been designed with minimalist lines in a compact black box that measures just 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.7””. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote “Compact, tidy design”.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Computershopper.com mentioned “Slim, light” . Whathifi.com said three years ago “It's got a stunning screen, slim and light design” in their review and scored it 4 stars. Last year Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote on PC Advisor.co.uk “Slim and portable design”.

A few customers who bought the product thought it was a good body shape. Computershopper.com said in their review of this tablet “Its screen is impressively sharp and its body amazingly light for a larger tablet”. Expert website Gizmodo.in wrote “It's faux-Android wrapped up in a budget body so beautiful you'll learn to stop worrying” in their review of this tablet. Goodhousekeeping.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and said “The solid body is marred by the shiny plastic piece on the back”.

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Good for Games

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was good playing games on. Expert website Slashgear.com wrote in their review “Proper gaming set it apart from the Apple TV, Roku 3”. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote on PC Advisor.co.uk “Great for casual gaming” in their Amazon Fire review. Pc Advisor.co.uk also said “Gaming prowess enhanced by Fire TV Controller”.

Good Support

A number of Amazon Fire owners who reviewed the product thought it had good customer support. Three years ago Computershopper.com said in their review of the Amazon Fire “Videochat customer support is helpful, easy”. Notebookcheck.net rated it 4 stars and mentioned “Superb customer support”.

One Amazon Fire reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Mobilechoiceuk.com mentioned “The phone move; a system for receiving live and immediate technical help from Amazon staff, via webcam; a way of buying almost anything onlin” although they gave the product a score of 3 stars.

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Good Picture Quality

Some customers who reviewed it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Recombu.com mentioned “Aside from some striking new colours”. Two years ago Computerworld.com wrote in their review “Display is bright and produces colors accurately”. Three years ago expert review site Thunderbaylive.com wrote “The HDX has a 7″, 1920 x 1200 IPS display that's super sharp and has lovely colors”.

Some Amazon Fire reviewers who reviewed the Amazon Fire considered that it was good for watching movies. Notebookcheck.net said “Big screen is great for watching movies and tv” and scored it 4 stars. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in their review of the Amazon Fire “Great Amazon stores for movies, music, books”.

Several Amazon Fire reviewers who purchased the Amazon Fire concluded that it had good picture quality. Goodhousekeeping.com said in their Amazon Fire review “Good processing and graphics performances” and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

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Good Value for Money

Hardwareluxx.de and Ht4u.net highlighted in their review that this Amazon tablet computer was good value for money.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some Amazon Fire reviewers wrote that it was noisy. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said “The Amazon Fire HD 10 is satisfyingly large and loud enough for indulging in Prime digital content.” in their review. Siliconrepublic.com wrote “The speakers are satisfyingly loud” .

One Amazon Fire reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was quiet. Expert review site Gqindia.com wrote “The new Kindle Fire HD 8.9 might have made a quiet debut in India”.

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Amazon Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

Amazon tablet computers have good reviews on average and across all tablets Amazon is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Short

At only 115 millimeters, the Amazon Fire is quite short compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the Fire. The heights of comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Fire range from 3.5mm to 460mm.

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Very Light

The weights of tablets of a comparable type and age to the Fire range from 120g to 2.7kg. With a weight of only 313 grams, the Amazon Fire is quite light compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Fire.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The Amazon Fire is not 3G compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Fire are also not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Amazon Fire is not 4G compatible. Most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Fire are also not 4G compatible.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 7 inches, the Amazon Fire has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Fire. The screen sizes of tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Fire range from 4.2" to 19", and the average screen size is 8.9".

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5 Other reasons to consider the Amazon Fire

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Amazon released the Fire.

Four Processor Cores

The Amazon Fire is a four processor core tablet. That's average compared to the other 142 similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Fire that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Amazon Fire has a fairly average processor clock speed (1.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Fire.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 2 megapixels, the Amazon Fire has a fairly typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Fire.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 8 gigabytes, the Amazon Fire has a pretty typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were released more than a year ago.

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29 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended PC Mag Editor's Choice computershopper.com Good For Families thinkcomputers.org Recommended hardwareluxx.de Value for Money areadvd.de Very Good ht4u.net Value for Money go2android.de Good hardwareluxx.ru Recommended 01net.com 4 Star i4u.com Editor's Choice pcper.com Silver custompcreview.com Awesome Silver Award vrworld.com Editor's Choice mashable.com Mashable Choice alphr.com Recommended itproportal.com Best Buy avforums.com Recommended Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product homecinemachoice.com Best Buy pcauthority.com.au Recommended soundandvision.com Top Pick gadgetspeak.com Highly Recommended itpro.co.uk Value for Money hothardware.com Approved awardfabrik.de Platinum Wheel

Expert Reviews

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20 January 2016

In review: Amazon Fire HD 10. Review sample courtesy of Amazon Germany.Amazon's Fire HD 10 is a little bit different than conventional tablets. It does not use a stock Android operating system,...

Solid build, storage expandable by up to 128 GB, bright screen with good color reproduction, dualband WiFi, decent stereo sound, very low operating temperatures, low price
Lightweight
Durable plastic build
Really good value at 50 cost
Comfortable to hold for long periods of time
Amazon lockin
Fire OS rather than Android, back cover very susceptible for scratches, moderate camera modules, no NFC, no GSMUMTSLTE, no GPS
Audio is mediocrequality starts to degrade at higher levels
Battery life is sub par
Lousy display and speakers
14 January 2016

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is a decent bit of kit. It's cheap at £35 (£45 for the voice-enabled remote isn't bad either), and in some ways it's more flexible than Google's Chromecast. The bundled...

8 January 2016

It's been about a year since Amazon released the first Fire TV Stick (give or take a couple of months), which was probably the best streaming stick at the time?arguably better than both Chromecast... Read more…

The Amazon Fire TV can access thousands of the most popular streaming apps
Its interface is very quick to respond, and Amazon content launches almost immediately
Parental controls and support are topnotch
Voice search from the remote works very well, a
Superfast menu system thanks to quadcore processor
Popular apps like Netflix
Hulu
YouTube and others take a back seat to Amazon's own TV shows and movies
Search results prioritize Amazon, and often hide results from other providers even if you've installed them
There's no way to customize the interfac
16 December 2015

The new Amazon Fire TV is the perfect Ultra HD box for Amazon Prime faithful without the smarts in their 4K TV; however for anyone else it's merely an okay streamer. It's slick and responsive, but...

16 December 2015

Featured Review: Amazon Fire TV Stick 2015 December 16, 2015 - Written By John Anon This year has been a big year for streaming devices. Not only have they continually sold well throughout...

15 December 2015

The new Amazon Fire TV is the perfect Ultra HD box for Amazon Prime faithful without the smarts in their 4K TV; however for anyone else it's merely an okay streamer. It's slick and responsive, but...

15 December 2015

Okay, full admission, I have never owned a Kindle. Actually, I've never owned an Amazon product before.But e-readers have gradually been garnering my attention of late, so I was pretty curious... Read more…

Sturdy construction
Thin, light body
Bodacious
Dolby Atmosenhanced speakers
MicroSD slot
Lockscreen ads cost extra to remove
Battery life is average at best
Narrow, widescreen aspect ratio makes for lessthanoptimal portrait mode
No HDMI out
Terrible screen resolution
7 December 2015

The Fire TV is an excellent set-top box which is powerful and well designed. The voice search works well too, but isn't available in all apps. There are other foibles, too, such as confusion over...

30 November 2015

Though far from the most powerful, highest-resolution slate on the market, the HD 8 is a serviceable, fairly priced tablet for Amazon fans and Prime subscribers. Read More?...

Computershopper.com

26 November 2015

Avforums.com

This is actually the second generation Fire TV but the first product in the family to support Ultra HD 4K resolution. It follows the successful launch of the predecessor in 2014 as well as the low... Read more…

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