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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 1.5GHz 16GB 7" Tablet

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1.5GHz Android 16GB 7" Feb 2014
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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9: Unboxing & Review
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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2013 Review

15 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Amazon tablet computer received an "Editor's Choice" from Computershopper.com who said that this tablet was exceptional.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirty-two expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint the average expert rating of this tablet computer is 76%.

Good Sound Quality

Several Amazon Kindle Fire HD reviewers who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it had good sound quality. Computershopper.com rated it 4 stars and wrote in their review four years ago “With its excellent 1080p screen, impressive speakers”. Expert review site Wired.co.uk wrote in their review of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD “It has a great screen, decent speakers and easy access to the biggest library of content in the world” .

Easy to Use

Several people agreed that it had a good experience. Five years ago expert website Cnet.com wrote “If you're looking for a pure media consumption experience”. Expert website Recombu.com wrote in their review of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD “Respectable real-world performance and an impressive software experience mean that it has a place for certain users”. Expert review site Androidcentral.com mentioned in their Amazon Kindle Fire HD review “The Kindle Fire HD delivers a tablet experience many folks will love.”.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had a good interface. Four years ago Digitalversus.com said in their review of this tablet on Digital Versus “The user interface, while sleek, doesn't offer everything Android has to offer”.

One Amazon Kindle Fire HD reviewer who purchased this tablet thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Technobuffalo.com said “It's one darn comfortable device to hold” in their review.

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Robust

A few customers reckoned that this tablet was well made. Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD “The build is good quality too” and rated it 80 out of 100. Technobuffalo.com said in their review of this tablet “It's fantastically thin — more so than an iPad — inside an equally light (but very solid) package”.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Four years ago expert review site Mobilechoiceuk.com mentioned “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

Two Amazon Kindle Fire HD reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good design. Mashable.com said in their Amazon Kindle Fire HD review “Too wide Design is average No carousel Average performance”. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on Pocket Lint “As a tablet it looks good, both in terms of that display and the simple design” in their review of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

One person said in their reviews that it was good looking. Laptopmag.com mentioned “The Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch 4G LTE has a gorgeous 1920 x 1200-pixel display, powerful speakers” and gave this tablet a score of 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

One Amazon Kindle Fire HD owner said that it was good quality.

Good Size

One Amazon Kindle Fire HD owner wrote that the product was a good height. Expert website Wired.co.uk mentioned “What was so recently the very height of sophistication has quickly become the norm”. One customer concluded that it was thin. Two years ago Mashable.com said “Thin Light Big Screen Excellent content consumption platform Great price”.

Good Picture Quality

One customer wrote that it was good for watching movies. Pcadvisor.co.uk said on expert website 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” in their review of this tablet.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage media, which is the most frequently supported storage media on tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Amazon Has Good Tablet Reviews

Based on 252 owner and expert reviews, Amazon has good reviews for its tablets. Amazon also has good reviews specifically within its tablets range compared to other brands.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

The Kindle Fire HD has a quite large internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets that were released around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD. Tablets that were released more than two years ago have internal storage capacitys of between 0.25GB and 260GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 19GB.

There are a number of other 16GB internal storage capacity tablets currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad, or the bq Curie 2.

Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Linx 7 (32GB).

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

Most tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD have between one and three number of built-in speakerss, including the Amazon Kindle Fire HD which has two number of built-in speakerss.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 10 hours, the Kindle Fire HD has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst tablets of this age. The battery life (max)s of tablets of this age and type range from 3h to 2,000h, and the average battery life (max) is 120h.

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1280 X 800 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Kindle Fire HD is 1280 x 800 pixels. That's 67% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The worst display resolution of all tablets that are a similar age to the Kindle Fire HD is 800 x 480 pixels and the best is 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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6 Reasons Against

Inferior for Games

One Amazon Kindle Fire HD owner wrote in their reviews that the product was not good playing games on.

Not 3G

Like most of the other tablets of this age and type, the Kindle Fire HD is not 3G.

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Not 4G

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is not 4G. Most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec are also not 4G.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the tablets of this age and spec the display diagonals range from 3.9" to 19". The Kindle Fire HD has a fairly small display diagonal (only 7 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD.

We compared all the other 7" tablets to this tablet computer and we think because of it's better review score, the Ematic FunTab Pro is also worth considering.

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Only Two Processor Coress

Most tablet computers of this age and spec have between one and seven processor coress, including the Kindle Fire HD which has two processor coress.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2 processor cores tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD ($120.63).

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Fairly Thick

At 128 millimeters, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec. The average depth of tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Kindle Fire HD is 46mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Released Over Two Years Ago

Amazon released the Kindle Fire HD over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The Kindle Fire HD has a fairly typical processor frequency (1.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Kindle Fire HD.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Display Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Audio System
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Document Formats Supported
Subtitle Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
Video Compression Formats
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Battery
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Life (max)
Power
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Manual
Other Features
Wi-Fi

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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...

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…

5 October 2015

The Amazon Fire HD 10 is a mixed bag, with its design and screen being the most obvious weak points, but respectable real-world performance and an impressive software experience mean that it has a...

1 October 2015

We can't say that Amazon isn't trying. After the utter failure with the Fire Phone (who on Earth came up with the insanely pointless 4.5 cameras on the front?!), the company regrouped and doubled... Read more…

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…

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...

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…

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...

7 May 2013

The Kindle Fire HD is available in either a 7? (starting at $199 for 16GB of storage) or 8.9? (starting at $269 for 16GB of storage) display. For the purpose of this article, the latter model was... Read more…

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