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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 1.5GHz 16GB 7" Tablet

computershopper.com Editor's Choice 01net.com 4 Star
1.5GHz Fire OS 16GB 7" Apr 2014
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The new Kindle Fire HD is a full-featured HD tablet at an SD price. There's more to enjoy than ever before with a stunning HD display, faster performance, longer battery life, and lighter design.... More
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17 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This tablet computer was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Computershopper.com who thought that this Amazon tablet computer was superb.

01net.com gave this tablet computer a "4 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this tablet is 76 out of 100 based on thirty-three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, T3.com and PC Mag.

Good Sound Quality

Four customers who reviewed the Amazon Kindle Fire HD considered that it had good sound quality. Expert review site Computershopper.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their Amazon Kindle Fire HD review “With its excellent 1080p screen, impressive speakers”. Wired.co.uk said “It has a great screen, decent speakers and easy access to the biggest library of content in the world”.

Robust

Some customers who reviewed it thought it was well made. Expert website Technobuffalo.com said “It's fantastically thin — more so than an iPad — inside an equally light (but very solid) package” in their review of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

One Amazon Kindle Fire HD owner who reviewed the product thought it was strong and durable. Mobilechoiceuk.com mentioned in their review of this tablet three years ago “The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is a no-brainer for Amazon fans, providing a tough and sleek way to enjoy all of your apps, books, magazines, music”.

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Nice Design

Some customers concluded that the Amazon Kindle Fire HD was a good design. Mashable.com said “Too wide Design is average No carousel Average performance”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Amazon Kindle Fire HD was good looking. Expert review site Laptopmag.com gave this tablet a score of 4 stars and said three years ago “The Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch 4G LTE has a gorgeous 1920 x 1200-pixel display, powerful speakers”.

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Easy to Use

Several Amazon Kindle Fire HD reviewers who bought this tablet concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Gizmodo.com mentioned “It's by far the most comfortable tablet to hold”. Expert review site Technobuffalo.com said “It's one darn comfortable device to hold”.

One Amazon Kindle Fire HD owner who bought it thought it had a good experience. Cnet.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert website CNET.com “If you're looking for a pure media consumption experience” in their Amazon Kindle Fire HD review.

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Good for Games

One person said that it was good playing games on. Expert review site Itproportal.com said “There are better choices for gaming” in their review of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

Good Size

One person who purchased the Amazon Kindle Fire HD mentioned that it was thin. Mashable.com mentioned “Thin Light Big Screen Excellent content consumption platform Great price”. One person wrote in their reviews that it was a good height. Wired.co.uk mentioned three years ago “What was so recently the very height of sophistication has quickly become the norm” in their review of this tablet.

Good Connectivity

One Amazon Kindle Fire HD owner who reviewed it thought it was wifi compatible. Expert website Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “It features two WiFi antennas for faster browsing” and scored the product 70 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

One Amazon Kindle Fire HD reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was good for watching movies. Pcadvisor.co.uk said in their Amazon Kindle Fire HD review on PC Advisor.co.uk “The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 are grown up e-readers that are also great for watching movies and films, browsing the web, sending”.

Amazon Tablets Have Good Reviews

On average Amazon tablet computers have good ratings compared to other brands as do all tablet computers built by Amazon.

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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently supported storage medium on tablets that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is a two built-in speaker tablet computer.

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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer has a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Long Maximum Battery Life

Across all the comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the Kindle Fire HD the maximum battery life range from 3h to 1,700h. With a maximum battery life of 10 hours, the Kindle Fire HD has one of the longer maximum battery life amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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1280 X 800 Pixels Display Resolution

The Kindle Fire HD has a maximum display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. That's 67% more display resolution than a 1024 x 600 pixels tablet computer, which is the most common display resolution. Tablets that were released more than two years ago display resolutions range from 800 x 480 pixels to 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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Very Short

The shortest similar spec tablet computer that has been around for a comparable time to the Kindle Fire HD is 0.4mm tall and the tallest is 650mm. At only 10.6 millimeters, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is quite short compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for more than two years.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Most tablet computers that have been available for more than two years are not 3G compatible. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

If you are looking for a tablet that is 3G compatible then you might want to consider the Samsung SM-T360 Galaxy Tab Active which is also higher rated.

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Not 4G Compatible

Most tablets of this spec and age are not 4G compatible. The Kindle Fire HD is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 4G compatible then you might want to look at the Samsung SM-T360 Galaxy Tab Active which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of tablets of this age and spec range from 3.5" to 19", and the average screen size is 8.6". The Amazon Kindle Fire HD has a fairly small screen size (only 7 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 7" tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Huawei MediaPad ($69.99), or the Trekstor SurfTab Xiron 7.0.

If this Amazon tablet screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung SM-T360 Galaxy Tab Active (8" and higher rated).

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Only Two Processor Cores

Most similar spec tablets that have been around for more than two years have between one and seven processor cores, including the Kindle Fire HD which has two processor cores.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 2 processor core tablets and we think the Huawei MediaPad ($69.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for more processor cores then you might also want to look at the SM-T9000 Galaxy Tab Pro ($699.99) (4 processor cores), or the SM-T320 Galaxy Tab Pro (4 processor cores) both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Thick

At 128 millimeters, the Kindle Fire HD has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD. Across all the comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Kindle Fire HD the thicknesses range from 4mm to 280mm, and the average thickness is 49mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Amazon tablet computer was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.5 gigahertz, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Kindle Fire HD.

If you want a tablet computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Samsung GT-P5210 Galaxy Tab 3 (1.6GHz and higher rated), or the LG V500 (1.7GHz and higher rated).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Kindle Fire HD has a relatively typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the Kindle Fire HD.

If you are looking for a tablet computer with a larger internal storage capacity then you might want to consider the Samsung SM-T320 Galaxy Tab Pro (32GB), or the Microsoft Surface Pro (64GB) which also has a higher rating.

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LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wi-Fi Standard
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Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Messaging
Performance
Document Format
Subtitle Format
Video Format
Video Compression Format
Image Format
Audio Format
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
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Battery Recharge Time
Maximum Battery Life
Power
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Keyboard Included
Other Features
Visual Technology
Kids Tablet

2 Awards

computershopper.com Editor's Choice 01net.com 4 Star

Expert Reviews

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17 December 2015

The $99 Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet comes with tons of kid-friendly content, impressive parental controls and a two-year guarantee, but it won't last long on a charge...

29 September 2015

No one product can be all things to all people, that's the point of variety. It's why Apple now has multiple sized iPhones and iPads and why Amazon continues to try filling in the gaps on its... Read more…

Thin Light Big Screen Excellent content consumption platform Great price
Too wide Design is average No carousel Average performance

Edition 6-inch tablet comes with 8GB or 16GB storage and gives you full parental controls, while allowing your kids to learn, grow and have fun using the latest portable technology. The tablet... Read more…

Powered by Android, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" has a single layer of glass for the touch screen that reduces glare, making it easy to see even in overhead light. It features two WiFi antennas for... Read more…

7 November 2014

When the Amazon Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet was announced, I was intrigued by the ?Everything Kids love. Everything Parents Want.? tagline, and I immediately preordered. These 6? and 7? HD...

17 January 2014

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is slightly larger and slightly faster than the 7-inch version, but other than optional LTE it doesn't bring much more to the table...

21 October 2013

What was so recently the very height of sophistication has quickly become the norm, and there's an increasing demand for tablets as day-to-day workhorses rather than status symbols or... Read more…

8 October 2013

Here we're comparing the new 7in Tesco Hudl against both the 7in Amazon Kindle Fire HD and its bigger brother the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch . The Hudl costs £119 inc VAT in the UK, and the Kindle... Read more…

15 August 2013

IPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet comparison review iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet comparison review The iPad mini and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 share similarities. They are both...

26 June 2013

The Kindle Fire HD will be available from June 27, 2013 in the Indian market and can be purchased on www.amazon.in. The tablet is available in two variants?16GB and 32GB versions, which are priced...

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