Conclusion: Amazon's Fire HD 7 performs well where it matters most, and that's in casual activities like surfing the web, listening to music, watching videos, and other common tasks that owners will ask of the device. In terms of benchmarks, the Fire HD 7 posted respectable scores in our run of browser-oriented tests like SunSpider and Browsermark, though it didn't fare very well when we turned our attention to gaming.
Pros: Price is easy on the wallet, Various color options, Decent sounding speakers, Tight integration with Amazon's services (if you're into that), Bright display is somewhat viewable in sunlight
Cons: Plastic construction, Subpar cameras, Not suitable for high-end gaming, Tight integration with Amazon's services (if you're not into that), Lacks expandable storage and HDMI output
Amazon Fire HD 7 is a charmingly cheap small tablet
28 October 2014
Summary: For an inexpensive tablet, the Fire HD 7 satisfies with a practical, family-friendly operating system, but those interested in a 7-inch tablet can find models with better build quality in the same price range.
Pros: The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 is faster than last year's model and starts at an affordable $140 (£120). Amazon's Sangria OS is user-friendly and new features make the tablet easily shareable for families.
Cons: Its plastic redesign feels cheap and it lacks the Mayday instant customer service feature. Free space on the 8GB models runs out quickly and there's no expandable memory option. The Amazon app store is less extensive than the Google Play store.
Summary: Sporting a vivid display, a zippy processor and access to a wealth of Amazon content, the Amazon Fire HD 7 is one of the better tablets you can get for under $150. The slate's FreeTime parental controls make it the perfect gadget to share with your little one, and its long battery life allows the whole family to get plenty of use out of the tablet on a single charge.
Summary: We were impressed with the makeover of the Fire HD with lots of useable upgrades including a bright HD screen, more storage space, dual-driver speakers with Dolby audio and a long battery life. We truly enjoyed watching our favorite movies and shows on the Fire HD and the price is still affordable making this tablet a great gift to buy for yourself or anyone on your list.
Pros: Beautiful Presentation:, Simple Yet Powerful:, Keeping You Entertained:, Extras That Count:, Balanced Audio:, Screen Upgrade:, Eleven Hours:, Affordability:
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7″ review: does Amazon’s latest light a fire under the Nexus 7?
8 March 2014
Excerpt: Amazon changed the tablet game late last year with the introduction of the Kindle Fire , a $199 7-inch tablet that – while limited by a slim offering of apps and lower-end hardware – really upended the lower end of the market and proved a dramatic success. No other manufacturer could compete on both price and features until Google and Asus dropped the similarly priced Nexus 7 this summer.
Conclusion: The first thing users will see when they take it out the box is a very plain, very ordinary looking tablet. It’s unimaginative design is deceptive to the point of doing the device a disservice, as once you switch it on you’re treated to a rich and diverse user experience unlike anything the competition say they may offer. With both the Kindle Fire and Fire HD, Amazon has changed what the sub-brand means and it’s as a result of the hardware on offer.
Pros: Beautiful 7-inch HD display, Excellent stereo sound, Vast library of content, Affordable
Cons: Clunky, generic design, Locked to Amazon apps and content, No expandable memory
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 vs Google Nexus 7 2013 – Tablet Comparison
Good E-Book Readers
15 August 2013
Conclusion: Over the course of this video comparison, we go over the overall e-Reading experience. It is important that we compare these two devices and see how they handle comics, newspapers, magazines, and eBooks. Finally, we wrap it up and run some video and audio tests. Sometimes with tablets, its not the specs written down on paper, but how do they really perform in real world conditions. We seek to really go in-depth with this comparison.
Summary: Before anyone gets confused and starts comparing this with the likes of the Google Nexus 7 and the other Android tablets out there, it is imperative to specify that this tablet is made to work in the Amazon ecosystem. While it may be Android at the very basic level, the Amazon skin completely takes over. Excellent hardware and display make this a very good device to read text on, and the gaming performance is impressive.
Pros: Sharp and crisp 7-inch display, Good design and form factor, Intuitive Interface wrapped around Android, Unmatched e-book library, Amazon App Store is clean in terms of quality, Pre-registered with your Kindle account
Cons: Android fans will be disappointed, Every opened item adds to carousel, App Store still has some missing links, Power and volume keys are not designed very well
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 VS. Kindle Fire 2012 Model
Good E-Book Readers
1 April 2013
Conclusion: In this video we compare both the hardware and software to give you all the information you need on how these tablets compare against each other. We show videos, music, ebooks, games, internet experience, and much more!