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Review: Amazon Kindle Fire
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19 Reasons For

Twenty-Seven Industry Awards

This tablet computer is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the tablets that were launched more than a year ago.

This tablet was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews, Thinkcomputers.org, Expert Reviews, Pocket Lint, Avforums.com, Tabletzona.es, Hardwareluxx.ru and Alphr.com all of whom decided that this tablet computer was good.

The editors of three additional expert review sites all decided that this Amazon tablet computer was brilliant and gave it their highest award. PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com and I4u.com all gave this tablet computer an "Editor's Choice" award.

Hardwareluxx.de and Ht4u.net both wrote that this tablet provided a good bang for your buck and gave it their "Value for Money" award.

This Amazon tablet computer received a "Best Buy" from both Homecinemachoice.com and Itproportal.com, both of which thought that this tablet computer would make a great purchase.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this tablet computer is 74 out of 100 based on one hundred and thirty-three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar.

Easy to Use

Some customers agreed that it was easy to use. Digitaltrends.com wrote “The Amazon Kindle Fire strips out frivolous tablet features in favor of a low price, ease of use and outstanding content” in their Amazon Fire review and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Computershopper.com mentioned “The 8.9-inch Fire HDX is easy to use and packs super hardware” in their review of the Amazon Fire and gave the Amazon Fire a score of 4 stars. Computershopper.com also wrote “Very easy to use”.

Several Amazon Fire reviewers who purchased this tablet mentioned that it had a good interface. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned six years ago “Immediately use, with a simple, clear interface” in their review of the Amazon Fire and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Macworld.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned two years ago “You could pick up a Roku 3, which has the simplest interface and the broadest selection of apps (including one for Amazon);” in their review of this tablet. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote in their review on PC Advisor.co.uk in the same month “A better interface with cool new features”.

A number of Amazon Fire owners concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Computershopper.com said “Light enough to hold for an entire episode of Breaking Bad without fatigue” and gave this tablet a rating of 4 stars. Computershopper.com also wrote “Superlightweight and easy to hold with one hand”. Notebookcheck.net rated this tablet 4 stars and mentioned “Comfortable to hold for long periods of time”.

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good experience. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned “Reading the WSJ (in the Newsstand, not in the WSJ app) was a miserable experience” . Pc Advisor.co.uk also said “Affordable, good quality, excellent Amazon shopping and support experience”. Three years ago expert website Phonedog.com wrote “While it features a one-of-a-kind 3D experience dubbed "Dynamic Perspective, " it struggles to include key features that are necessary to the overall success of a smartphone”.

Some Amazon Fire owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. Three years ago Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned in their Amazon Fire review on PC Advisor.co.uk “Incredibly easy to set up”. Pc Advisor.co.uk also wrote “Simple to setup”. Alphr.com said “Easy to set up and use” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

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Good Sound Quality

Some Amazon Fire reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Amazon Fire had good sound quality. Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review of this tablet last year “Impressive speakers” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Notebookcheck.net also mentioned “It houses powerful speakers and a microSD card slot for extra storage”. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned in their Amazon Fire review “Good speakers” .

Robust

Thirty-six Amazon Fire owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was well made. Hothardware.com said in their review “Classy, with minimal branding and a solid feel”. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned “The Kindle Fire has been solid choice for novice tablet users”. Expert website Pcworld.in mentioned “Amazon's Fire Phone is really solid, maybe even great.”.

Some customers thought it was strong and durable. In January last year Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review “Durable bumper included”. Notebookcheck.net also mentioned “Rugged case”. Notebookcheck.net also mentioned “Durable plastic build”.

One Amazon Fire owner who reviewed the Amazon Fire thought it was sealed. Expert review site Techreviewsource.com mentioned in their Amazon Fire review “There are no slots or tabs; both the memory and battery are sealed in”.

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Good Connectivity

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

A number of Amazon Fire owners agreed that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned on PC Advisor.co.uk “Excellent connectivity to Amazon services” in their Amazon Fire review. Expert website I4u.com mentioned in their review of the Amazon Fire six years ago “If you can live with modest connectivity and being solidly tied to Amazon for reading” and rated it 5 stars. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “Bringing with it the e-tailer's unique software services and 4G connectivity for even faster impulse purchasing.” in their Amazon Fire review.

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was able to connect to the internet. Expert review site Engadget.com said in their Amazon Fire review “The internet retail giant scaled back its ambitions”. Expert review site Appleinsider.com mentioned in their review of the Amazon Fire “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”. Expert review site Androidauthority.com mentioned in their Amazon Fire review “That's understandable – the internet giant took Android”.

A number of people who bought this tablet agreed that it was wifi compatible. Notebookcheck.net gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “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”. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned “It features two WiFi antennas for faster browsing”.

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Nice Design

Several Amazon Fire owners reckoned that it was good looking. Four years ago Computershopper.com wrote “Gorgeous screen”. Computershopper.com also said “It packs excellent hardware into a goodlooking package”. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote two years ago “Control center for the Amazon services, which are pretty comprehensive by now” in their Amazon Fire review.

Eight Amazon Fire owners who bought it wrote that it was a good design. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned five years ago “With a solid design, top-notch media store, affordable data plan”. Last year Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review of this tablet “Design feels cheap and picks up fingerprints fast”. Techradar.com said “The design is solid” .

Some Amazon Fire owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “It has much more powerful internals that result in smooth performance”. Expert website Techradar.com said in their review of this tablet “It combines a gorgeous display with stunning sound and silky smooth performance”. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned in their review “Smooth and responsive UI”.

Some people wrote in their reviews that the product was neat. Arstechnica.com wrote three years ago “Dynamic Perspective is neat technology with few practical uses as of this writing” in their review of this tablet. In the same month expert website Theregister.co.uk mentioned “Fire TV is a neat and well-specified device” in their Amazon Fire review. Stuff.tv/my/ wrote “It's a wonderfully neat, compact and sturdy build made up of a soft-touch, matte back” in their review.

One Amazon Fire reviewer who bought the Amazon Fire mentioned that it was well designed. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned in their review of this tablet “The Fire TV is an excellent set-top box which is powerful and well designed”.

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Good Technical Features

Twenty-five people said that the product had good features. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave this tablet a rating of 5 stars and said in their review two years ago “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”. Expert review site Hothardware.com said “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 wrote “Mayday tech support and other helpful software features”.

Good Product Quality

A number of Amazon Fire reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Amazon Fire was good quality. Notebookcheck.net said “Everything we praised about the HD 7 has made its way here, including the (very) bright display, strong build quality for the pr”. Expert review site Slashgear.com said “Solid picture quality - there are still glitches”. Two years ago Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote “Great screen quality w Gorilla Glass” in their review of this tablet.

Good for Games

A number of customers who bought it reckoned that it was good playing games on. Slashgear.com said “Proper gaming set it apart from the Apple TV, Roku 3” in their review of this tablet. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote in their Amazon Fire review on PC Advisor.co.uk “Great for casual gaming”. Pc Advisor.co.uk also said “Gaming prowess enhanced by Fire TV Controller”.

Good Battery Life

Several customers reckoned that it had a good battery life. Expert website Computershopper.com wrote in their Amazon Fire review four years ago “It's light, with a very high-res screen and excellent battery life” . Computershopper.com also mentioned “Good battery life”. Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review “Battery life is pretty good” and gave the Amazon Fire a rating of 4 stars.

Good Support

A few customers who purchased it concluded that it had good customer support. Computershopper.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said “Videochat customer support is helpful, easy”. Last year Notebookcheck.net gave it a score of 4 stars and said “Superb customer support” in their review.

One Amazon Fire reviewer thought the product had good technical guidance. Expert review site Mobilechoiceuk.com wrote “The phone move; a system for receiving live and immediate technical help from Amazon staff, via webcam; a way of buying almost anything onlin” in their review.

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Good Picture Quality

Two Amazon Fire reviewers who reviewed this tablet said that it had good colour saturation. Computerworld.com said in their review “Display is bright and produces colors accurately”. Four years ago expert website Thunderbaylive.com said “The HDX has a 7″, 1920 x 1200 IPS display that's super sharp and has lovely colors”.

One person who reviewed the Amazon Fire concluded that it was good for watching movies. Last year Notebookcheck.net gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of this tablet “Big screen is great for watching movies and tv”.

One customer thought it had good picture quality.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Amazon Fire reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. Engadget.com mentioned three years ago “The new tablet trio was quietly shown off to a small gathe” in their review of the Amazon Fire and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Expert review site Gqindia.com wrote four years ago “The new Kindle Fire HD 8.9 might have made a quiet debut in India” in their review of the Amazon Fire.

One Amazon Fire owner who purchased the product thought it was noisy. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert website CNET.co.uk “The Amazon Fire HD 10 is satisfyingly large and loud enough for indulging in Prime digital content.” but they gave this tablet a score of 60 out of 100.

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Good Value for Money

Hardwareluxx.de and Ht4u.net highlighted in their review that this tablet computer provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Size

Several Amazon Fire owners said in their reviews that it was compact. Six years ago expert review site Toptenreviews.com mentioned “The Kindle Fire is a great tablet if you are searching for something that is compact and affordable” in their Amazon Fire review. Chipchick.com said “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 mentioned on PC Advisor.co.uk “Compact, tidy design”.

Some Amazon Fire reviewers who purchased it wrote that it was thin. Two years ago Slashgear.com mentioned “Amazon 's largest ever tablet is also the company's thinnest”. Slashgear.com also said “Faster, thinner, tougher”. Technobuffalo.com said in their Amazon Fire review “The options for finding 4K video are still slim” .

Some Amazon Fire owners mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Notebookcheck.net mentioned “Lightweight design”. Expert review site Wired.co.uk wrote “It's lightweight and compact enough to fit in a bag or even the glove compartment of a car” in their Amazon Fire review. Alphr.com wrote “Compact and lightweight”.

Some people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good structurally. Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review of the Amazon Fire “Its plastic construction feels cheap”. Two years ago Pc Advisor.co.uk said in their review “Very solid construction”.

One person who bought it wrote that it was a good body shape. Computershopper.com said “Its screen is impressively sharp and its body amazingly light for a larger tablet” in their review of this tablet and gave this tablet a score of 4 stars.

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Flash Storage Media

This tablet supports a Flash storage media, which is typical of many tablets that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Amazon Has Good Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

Amazon has good average reviews for its tablets as well as across its entire tablet computer range compared to other brands.

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Very Light

At only 313 grams, the Amazon Fire is fairly light compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Fire. The weights of tablets that are a similar age to the Fire range from 120g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 510g.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3G

Like most of the other tablets that were released around the same time as the Fire, the Amazon Fire is not 3G.

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Not 4G

The Amazon Fire is not 4G, although keep in mind that most of the other tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Fire are also not 4G.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Fire have internal storage capacitys of between 4GB and 520GB. The Amazon Fire has one of the smaller internal storage capacitys (only 8 gigabytes) amongst tablets of this age.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 7 inches, the Amazon Fire has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst tablets of this age. Across all the tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Fire the display diagonals range from 5" to 19", and the average display diagonal is 9".

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Quite Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of only 2 megapixels, the Amazon Fire has a very low rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Fire. The rear camera resolution (numeric)s of tablet computers that were released one year ago range from 2MP to 8MP.

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Very Low Pixel Density

With a pixel density of only 171 pixels per inch, the Amazon Fire has one of the lower pixel densitys amongst tablets of this age. Across all the tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Fire the pixel densitys range from 150ppi to 330ppi.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

The Amazon Fire has a quite short battery life (max) (only 7 hours) compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type. The shortest battery life (max) of tablets that came out around the same time as the Fire is 4.5h and the longest is 20h.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Amazon Fire

Four Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the Amazon Fire is four which is average compared to the other 136 tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Fire that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Amazon Fire has a pretty average processor frequency (1.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Fire.

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Bluetooth
WAP
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Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Document Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Accelerometer
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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
10 January 2016

As tablets go, the Fire is a decent device and that is more evident when you really consider the cost. At $50, Amazon is offering up a way to enjoy all kinds of content like the latest apps and...

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
22 December 2015

At the right price, the Amazon Fire HD 10 is tough to beat, especially for the kind of user that just wants something simple to stay connected and pass the time...

18 December 2015

With the Fire HD 10, Amazon breaks out its biggest tablet, aiming for the heart of the mainstream and?mostly?hitting it. It's a decent media-consumption choice for Amazon's faithful. Read More?...

Computershopper.com

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...

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...

1 December 2015

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...

Inexpensive
Generous app and service platform
Alexa and voice search are useful
Easy to set up and use
Easy to use the remote
No 4K video support
Alexa features are slightly limited compared with Amazon Echo
As a stick, it's slower to load content than box devices
No voice search
You really need to have Prime
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