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

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1.5GHz Fire OS 8GB 6" Nov 2014
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4 Reasons For

Flash Storage Media

This tablet supports a Flash storage media, which is typical of many comparable spec tablets that were launched around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

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

4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many tablets that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 290 grams, the Kindle Fire HD 6 is one of the lighter similar spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 6 amongst tablets of this age. Tablets that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 210g and 8.5kg, and the average weight is 600g.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 6 inches, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 has a very small display diagonal compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Kindle Fire HD 6. Tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 6 have display diagonals of between 3.9" and 19".

Tablets with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Linx 7 (7"), or the Hip Street W7 (7").

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Not 3G

Most tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the Kindle Fire HD 6 are not 3G. The Kindle Fire HD 6 is no exception to this as it too is not 3G.

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Not 4G

Like most of the other similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Kindle Fire HD 6, the Kindle Fire HD 6 is not 4G.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of only 8 gigabytes, the Kindle Fire HD 6 has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the tablet computers that are a similar age to the Kindle Fire HD 6 the internal storage capacitys range from 0.25GB to 260GB.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The rear camera resolution (numeric)s of tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Kindle Fire HD 6 range from 0.3MP to 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution (numeric) is 3.9MP. At only 2 megapixels, the Kindle Fire HD 6 has a quite low rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Kindle Fire HD 6.

If this tablet computer rear camera resolution (numeric) is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 ($389.95) (3MP and higher rated).

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Quite Short Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)

With a browsing time (Wi-Fi) of only 8 hours, the Kindle Fire HD 6 has a quite short browsing time (Wi-Fi) compared to most of the other tablets that were released more than two years ago. The shortest browsing time (Wi-Fi) of similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Kindle Fire HD 6 is 4h, the longest is 13h, and the average browsing time (Wi-Fi) is 9.6h.

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Fairly Thick

Across all the tablets that are a comparable age to the Kindle Fire HD 6 the depths range from 4mm to 280mm. At 103 millimeters, the Kindle Fire HD 6 has a quite thick depth compared to most of the other tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

Across all the similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago the battery recharge times range from 3h to 6h, and the average battery recharge time is 4.8h. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 has one of the longer battery recharge times (6 hours) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Four Processor Coress

The Kindle Fire HD 6 is a four processor cores tablet which is average compared to the other 204 tablet computers of this age and type that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.5 gigahertz, the Kindle Fire HD 6 has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Kindle Fire HD 6.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.5GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available including the Amazon Kindle Fire HD ($99.99) which has better reviews.

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

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Specification

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Internal Memory
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Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Pixel Density
Reading Mode
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Audio System
FM Radio
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth Version
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
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Performance
Document Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Orientation Sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Battery
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Life (max)
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
Power
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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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...

28 May 2015

One of the best budget tablets we've seen, but Amazon's design choices won't suit everyone...

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16 January 2015

I've spent a good amount of time with the Amazon Fire HD 6 and it has already inserted itself into my regime. The mixture of durability, small footprint and access to Amazon's Prime service...

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User Reviews

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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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