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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 1.5GHz 8GB 7" Tablet

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1.5GHz Android 8GB 7" Oct 2013
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The new Kindle Fire HD is a feature-packed HD tablet at a breakthrough price. There's more to enjoy than ever before with a stunning HD display, faster performance, lighter design and longer... More
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7 Reasons For

Amazon Has Good Tablet Reviews

Tablet computers built by Amazon have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all tablets (not just tablet computers) and found that Amazon also has good ratings across its entire range.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently supported storage medium on tablets of a similar type and age to it.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The 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 frequently found storage medium on tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Long Maximum Battery Life

Tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Kindle Fire HD have maximum battery life of between 3h and 1,700h. The Kindle Fire HD has a quite long maximum battery life (10 hours) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Across all tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Kindle Fire HD the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 800 x 480 pixels.

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Very Short

The average height of tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD is 140mm. The Kindle Fire HD is one of the shorter tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD (only 10.6 millimeters) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is not 3G compatible. Most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the Kindle Fire HD are also not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is not 4G compatible. Most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Kindle Fire HD are also not 4G compatible.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 8 gigabytes, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago. Comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago have internal storage capacity of between 0.25GB and 260GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 19GB.

If you want a tablet with a larger internal storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire HD ($89.99) (16GB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 7 inches, the Kindle Fire HD has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst similar spec tablets of this age. Tablet computers that have been around for more than two years have screen sizes of between 3.5" and 19".

Tablet computers with a larger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Ematic EGD078 ($86.22) (7.9" and higher rated), or the Samsung SM-T360 Galaxy Tab Active (8" and higher rated).

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Quite Thick

At 128 millimeters, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age. The average thickness of tablets of this spec and age is 49mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Released Over Three Years Ago

This tablet was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD has a fairly standard processor clock speed (1.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Xoro Telepad 9730 (1.6GHz and higher rated).

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Two Processor Cores

The Kindle Fire HD is a two processor core tablet computer. That's average compared to the other 182 tablet computers of this age and type that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Specification

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Internal Memory
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Operating System
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Display Technology
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
WiFi Standard
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Performance
Document Format
Subtitle Format
Video 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
Battery
Battery Recharge Time
Maximum Battery Life
Power
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Keyboard Included
Other Features
Visual Technology
Kids Tablet

2 Awards

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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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