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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 1.5GHz 16GB 7" Tablet

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1.5GHz Fire OS 16GB 7" Nov 2014
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6 Reasons For

Amazon Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

Tablet computers produced by Amazon have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all tablet computers (not just tablet computers) and found that Amazon also has good reviews across its entire range.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly supported storage medium on tablets that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Maximum Battery Life

At 11 hours, the Kindle Fire HD 7 has a fairly long maximum battery life compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type. The shortest maximum battery life of comparable spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 3h, the longest is 1,700h, and the average maximum battery life is 72h.

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1280 X 800 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Kindle Fire HD 7 is 1280 x 800 pixels. That's 67% more display resolution than a 1024 x 600 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution. Tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 7 display resolutions range from 800 x 480 pixels to 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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Very Short

At only 10.3 millimeters, the Kindle Fire HD 7 is fairly short compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Kindle Fire HD 7. The heights of tablets of a comparable age and type to the Kindle Fire HD 7 range from 0.4mm to 650mm.

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Very Narrow

Tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Kindle Fire HD 7 have widths of between 100mm and 470mm. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 is one of the narrower tablets of a similar spec and age to the Kindle Fire HD 7 (only 137 millimeters) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years, the Kindle Fire HD 7 is not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec tablets that came out around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 7, the Kindle Fire HD 7 is not 4G compatible.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Kindle Fire HD 7 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 7 inches) amongst tablet computers of this age. The screen sizes of tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Kindle Fire HD 7 range from 3.5" to 19".

We compared all the other 7" tablet computers to this tablet computer and we think the Trekstor SurfTab Xiron 7.0 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Kindle Fire HD 7 has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.3 megapixels) amongst tablet computers of this age. Across all the tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Kindle Fire HD 7 the front camera resolutions range from 0.2MP to 5MP.

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Quite Short WiFi Browsing Time

The shortest WiFi browsing time of tablet computers that came out more than two years ago is 4h, the longest is 12h, and the average WiFi browsing time is 9.6h. The Kindle Fire HD 7 has one of the shorter WiFi browsing times (only 8 hours) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Quite Thick

The Kindle Fire HD 7 has a fairly thick thickness (193 millimeters) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age. The thinnest thickness of tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 7 is 4mm, the thickest is 280mm, and the average thickness is 49mm.

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Very Long Battery Recharge Time

With a battery recharge time of 6 hours, the Kindle Fire HD 7's battery recharge time is one of the longest amongst tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 7. Across all the tablet computers of this type and age the battery recharge times range from 3h to 6h, and the average battery recharge time is 4.8h.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Amazon released the Kindle Fire HD 7.

Four Processor Cores

The Kindle Fire HD 7 has four processor cores which is average compared to the other 182 tablet computers of this spec and age that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.5 gigahertz, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type.

Alternative 1.5GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD ($89.99).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Kindle Fire HD 7 has a fairly typical internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 7.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16GB internal storage capacity tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad, or the Samsung GT-P5210 Galaxy Tab 3.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 2 megapixels, the Kindle Fire HD 7 has a fairly average rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Video Recording Mode
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
Near Field Communication (NFC)
WiFi Standard
Wi-Fi Standard
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Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Messaging
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Subtitle Format
Video Format
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Audio Format
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Intel My WiFi Technology
Battery
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WiFi Browsing Time
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AC Adapter Power
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Expert Reviews

(104)
19 January 2015

When the first Fire Tablet came out, I was an early adopter. I purchased the initial one within weeks of its release, hoping that it was the new competitor that would give Apple a run for their... Read more…

16 January 2015

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...

Low Cost
Great Screen
Simplerto use
Tight integration with Amazon's services
179 cost is pretty affordable
Wide and heavy for its size
No microSD card slot
Sluggish processing performance
Boring design that feels somewhat cheap
Smaller size makes it tougher to type with the keyboard
24 November 2014

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12 November 2014

The Fire HD 7 is a handy mobile window into the Amazon content you own, with a good display, fine audio, and a peppy feel for the money. It's built for Prime-loving Amazonians who put movies,...

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8 November 2014

Perhaps the least useful of all Amazon's tablets, this is neither the budget Amazon Fire HD 6 nor the impressive new Fire HDX 8.9. Instead it's a conduit for Amazon's video and book stores on an...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 19 August 2014 by Alex D.
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this without considering the lack of Google services support, but It's still a great device for media and reading. The Amzn app store is absolutely terrible, but you can install 1Mobile... Read more…

Screen, responsiveness, feelbuild quality, audio, free month of Amzn Prime (apparently naming a competitor to Newegg in the review is "offensive" even if they're the manufacturer of the device; come o
Great display and intuitive interface. I am still learning parental control policies so I had to stop that for now. My daughter is 8 and knows her way around the appstore from using old ipads and ipho
Amzn flavor of androidAmzn app store, memory can't be expanded, no rear camera
Micro USB adapter connects to device at an angle. I am worried it will wear down if my four year old or I plug it in wrong. My daughter will probably be fine with it

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Manufacturer Part Numbers amazon sq46, amazon sq46c, amazon x43z60, amazon sq46cw
Barcodes 00848719039900, 00848719039924, 00848719050028
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