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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6
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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 1.5GHz 8GB 6" Tablet

1.5GHz Fire OS 8GB 6" Sep 2014
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Amazon tablets and also specifically for Amazon tablet computers and found that in both cases Amazon had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently supported storage medium on tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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1280 X 800 Pixels Display Resolution

The Kindle Fire HD 6 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. The best display resolution of all tablet computers of this age and spec is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 800 x 480 pixels.

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Narrow

Across all the similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 100mm to 470mm. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 is one of the narrower tablet computers that were released more than two years ago (only 167 millimeters) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Very Light

At only 290 grams, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 is quite light compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Kindle Fire HD 6. Tablets of this spec and age have weights of between 120g and 8.5kg, and the average weight is 610g.

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Short

Comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 6 have heights of between 0.4mm and 650mm, and the average height is 140mm. When compared to other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6's height of only 0.4 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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Quite Thin

At only 4.1 millimeters, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 has a very thin thickness compared to most of the other tablets that were launched more than two years ago. The average thickness of comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Kindle Fire HD 6 is 49mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Two Coprocessor Coress

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 is a two coprocessor core tablet computer. Most of the other similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 6 have between two and three coprocessor coress.

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Quite Small Screen Size

When compared to other tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Kindle Fire HD 6 that we have checked the screen size of, the Kindle Fire HD 6's screen size of only 6 inches is one of the smallest. The screen sizes of tablet computers that were released more than two years ago range from 3.5" to 19".

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Not 3G Compatible

The Kindle Fire HD 6 is not 3G compatible. Most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Kindle Fire HD 6 are also not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 is not 4G compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablets of this type and age are also not 4G compatible.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Kindle Fire HD 6 have internal storage capacity of between 0.25GB and 260GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 19GB. The Kindle Fire HD 6 has one of the smaller internal storage capacity (only 8 gigabytes) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Quite Low Rear Camera Resolution

At only 2 megapixels, the Kindle Fire HD 6 has a fairly low rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Kindle Fire HD 6. The average rear camera resolution of tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Kindle Fire HD 6 is 3.7MP, and the rear camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 8MP.

We compared this tablet to all the other 2MP rear camera resolution tablets and we think the bq Curie 2, and the IVIEW 780TPC ($99.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago. Across all the tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 6 the front camera resolutions range from 0.2MP to 5MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1.1MP.

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Quite Short WiFi Browsing Time

Across all the tablets of a similar age and type to the Kindle Fire HD 6 the WiFi browsing times range from 4h to 12h. With a WiFi browsing time of only 8 hours, the Kindle Fire HD 6 has one of the shorter WiFi browsing times amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Very Slow Coprocessor Frequency

Tablets of a similar type and age to the Kindle Fire HD 6 have coprocessor clock speeds of between 1.1GHz and 1.3GHz, and the average coprocessor frequency is 1.3GHz. The Kindle Fire HD 6 has one of the slower coprocessor clock speeds (only 1.2 gigahertz) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

At 6 hours, the Kindle Fire HD 6 has a quite long battery recharge time compared to most of the other tablets that were released around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 6. Tablets of a similar spec and age to the Kindle Fire HD 6 have battery recharge times of between 3h and 6h, and the average battery recharge time is 4.8h.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Amazon released the Kindle Fire HD 6.

Four Processor Cores

The Kindle Fire HD 6 is a four processor core tablet which is 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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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 has a pretty average processor clock speed (1.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Kindle Fire HD 6.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Xoro Telepad 9730 (1.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Networking
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Bluetooth Version
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wi-Fi Standard
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Microphone Input
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
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Expert Reviews

(46)
20 November 2015

Before you go buy a tablet, you should ask this question, ?what am I going to use this tablet for.? This seems like common sense, but really, take a moment. What are you going to do with that slab... Read more…

20 October 2015

Amazon has launched a new range of tablets for 2015 and kept its 6in model from last year. Here we compare the new 7, 8 and 10-inch Fire tablets along with the HD 6 so you can decide which to... Read more…

Cheap
Integrates tightly with Amazon services
Compact size
Prime integration
Sharp screen
App selection is limited
Poor camera
A bit too chunky
Awful cameras
Fire OS can be restrictive
17 August 2015

In review: Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 Kids Edition. Review sample courtesy of Amazon GermanyAmazon's Kindle Fire HD 6 Kids Edition is almost 50 percent more expensive than the Fire HD 6, but it...

20 February 2015

The other main drawback, of course, is that these Kindles running Amazon's Fire OS 4 ? a custom version of Android based on version 4.4.2 of the latter. That means you don't get the Google Play... Read more…

13 January 2015

If you're comfortable with a 6-inch display, the Fire HD 6 delivers a high-quality tablet at a sweet price, especially for Amazon Prime members. But at a size closer to phablet than tablet, the...

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 18 August 2015 by Papa John
Papa John would recommend the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 Kids Edition Tablet 6 inch (Verified Purchase)

Haven't had an issue yet, works as described. Felt like giving 4 stars because I wish it had more storage, but there's a version that does, so I can't knock this for being what it is since it was... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
Reviewed 7 December 2015 by BartK
BartK would recommend the Amazon Kindle 6 (Verified Purchase)

Buy this one if you wish a good ereader at a low price. Amazon has the best ebooks library and this connects to it. I use it to read in sunlight as a color tablet is not too legible in the sun...

Easy To Set Up
Never Freezes
Quiet
Cheap
Easy To Use
Ads
Too Simple
Very Simple
Hot
Without Wall Charger

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