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Amazon Kindle Fire

alaTest has collected and analyzed 451 reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The screen and price also get good feedback. The connectivity and GPS navigation get negative views, and views about the battery and performance are different.

usability, price, screen, size, design

storage, camera, apps, GPS navigation, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Kindle Fire is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle Fire

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and performance. The durability and price are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the battery. There are some less positive opinions about the camera and reliability.

usability, price, durability, performance, design

reliability, camera

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kindle Fire 7", LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB (Previous Generation - 2nd),-RKindle Fire 7", LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB (Previous Generation - 2nd),-R

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire review: Midnight oil

 

Like the world needs another 7" Android tablet. Well, maybe it does. Or (more likely), it doesn't. No matter where you stand, the Kindle Fire couldn't be less relevant to this debate. It isn't just another Android tablet. It's a hardware Amazon...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

Kindle Fire

 

It seems like ages since Amazon introduced us to the $199 Fire at a hectic New York City event, but in truth that was only about six weeks ago. Maybe our perception of time is warped because we've been hearing talk about this 7-inch Android tablet for...

Incredible price ; Very solid construction ; Easy access to lots and lots of premium media

Middling performance ; No Android Market access ; Occasionally clumsy interface

Amazon's first tablet can't quite match the experience of the competition, but for half the price it doesn't have to.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire (2012)

 

While the entry-level Kindle Fire is a price leader at $159, it doesn't quite measure up to this year's crop of $199 tablets.

Inexpensive. Easy to use. Acceptable performance. Promising parental controls on the way.

Comes with ads. Outpaced in most ways by slightly more expensive tablets.

Next page: Performance and Conclusions

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire (2012) review

 

Editors' note (September 25, 2013): The product reviewed here has been discontinued and replaced with a redesigned Kindle Fire HD .

The Kindle Fire (2012) improves on its predecessor in three key ways: faster performance, a better interface with cool new features, and a significant price reduction.

Designwise it's the same Fire from 2011 with no HD video support, no camera, no HDMI, no storage expansion, and no volume buttons.

The Kindle Fire (2012) takes it up a notch in value, but is tethered to the same design oversights of the original.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire Misfires

 

All eyes are on Amazon's Kindle Fire to provide fresh competition for Apple's iPad 2, today's dominant tablet. Not so fast: Beneath Kindle Fire's slick veneer and unparalleled shopping integration lies a tablet that fails to impress as either a tablet...

Easy shopping for Amazon books, music, videos ; Smooth integration of cloud and local storage

Sluggish performance ; Interface still has some bugs ; Not as flexible and versatile as other tablets

The 7-inch, Android-based Amazon Fire will appeal to those who buy books, videos, and music at Amazon, but it will frustrate those looking for a more versatile slate.

Nov, 2011

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire

 

The first easy-to-use, affordable small-screen tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire is revolutionary.

Incredible value for the price. Sharp, bright, hi-res screen. Extremely easy to use. Free cloud storage for Amazon content.

Sometimes sluggish. Screen can be very reflective. Limited on-device storage.

I got 4 hours, 55 minutes of continuous video playback on the Kindle Fire. That's longer than our favorite small Honeycomb tablet, the Acer Iconia Tab A100 ($329, 4 stars), but shorter than other Gingerbread-based tablets we've tested, like the...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire review

 

Editors' note (September 25, 2013): The product reviewed here has been discontinued. Read all about your current Kindle Fire options here .

The Kindle Fire is a 7-inch tablet that links seamlessly with Amazon's impressive collection of digital music, video, magazine, and book services in one easy-to-use package. It boasts a great Web browser, and its curated Android app store includes most...

The budget price means no premium features (3G wireless, cameras, microphone, GPS, and location services are absent), but the biggest issues are its paltry storage (only 8GB of storage--with no expansion slot), lack of Bluetooth, and limited parental...

Though it lacks the tech specs found on more-expensive Apple and Android tablets, the $199 Kindle Fire is an outstanding entertainment value that prizes simplicity over techno-wizardry.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Vivek Gowri, Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire Review

 

I'll be honest here (I always am?): I don't understand the iPad comparison. The Kindle Fire and iPad 2 couldn't be more different. They are vastly different sizes, shapes and prices. They even serve slightly different functions. The search for an iPad...

I'm curious to see how this plays out. The e-ink Kindle has a unique (perfect?) form factor and delivers a pretty good experience. The Kindle Fire has a more generic form factor (perhaps too small for certain uses?) and delivers a varied experience...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet

 

The Kindle Fire is already a hit. That's because this $199 7-inch tablet delivers so much for so little that many shoppers are wondering whether they should skip the iPad. For $300 less, the Android-powered Fire provides easy access to books,...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Marcus Herbrich (notebookcheck.net)

Amazon Fire Tablet Review

 

On Fire? Amazon's entry into their tablet ecosystem is inexpensive - in fact, very inexpensive. In Germany, the Fire Tablet (Late 2015) sells for 60 Euro (~$64) via Amazon's online store. What compromises the low-budget 7-inch tablet requires is the...

IPS-Panel ; price ; build quality ; storage is expandable

camera quality ; no ambient light sensor ; only 1 GB of RAM ; sound quality ; display resolution

Considering what the Fire Tablet (2015) sells for, it definitely has its appeals. The build quality is decent, the IPS panel features great viewing angle stability and the color accuracy is acceptable as well. The purchase prise is unrivaled, as it is...

Jan, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Audio / Dolby Digital Plus
Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery life (max):10 / 11 / 17 / 8 / 9
Battery recharge time:4 / 6
Battery Technology:Lithium
Browsing time:11 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 8

Camera

Built-in camera:No / Yes
Front Camera:N / Y
Geotagging: Yes
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera:N / Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2
Second camera: No
Video recording:No / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Lime / Magenta / Navy / White / Yellow
Device type:Mini tablet / Phablet
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:400
Display Diagonal:6 / 7
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1200 x 800 / 1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1200
Display Technology:IPS / LCD
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel density:216 / 252
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:5 / 9
Energy Star certified: Yes

Graphics

Graphics:Adreno 330
Graphics adapter:Adreno 330
Graphics adapter family:Adreno

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Data network: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Docking connector: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Rechargeable: Yes
Speakers:Stereo
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB required: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AC3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EAC3, HE-AAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV / AAC, AAX, AC3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HE-AAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV / AAC, AAX, AMR, HE-AAC, LC-AAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV / AAC, AAX, AMR-NB, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV / AAC, AMR, HE-AAC, LC-AAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV / AAC, AMR, HE-AAC, LC-AAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV / AAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV
Document formats supported:AZW, DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / AZW, DOC, DOCX, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / AZW, HTML, PDF, TXT / DOC, DOCX / DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / DOC, DOCX, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT / DOC, PDF, TXT
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, JPG, PNG
Password protection:Y
Personal info management:Calendar
Personal info management (PIM):Calendar
Position location:N / Y
Video compression format:3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, VP8, WEBM / 3GP, M4V, MKV, VP8, WEBM / 3GP, MP4 / 3GP, MP4, VP8 / 3GP, VP8
Video compression formats:3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, VP8 / 3GP, MP4 / 3GP, VP8
Video formats supported:3GP,M4V,MKV,MP4,VP8,WEBM / 3GP,M4V,MKV,VP8,WEBM / 3GP,MP4 / 3GP,MP4,VP8 / 3GP,VP8

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm / 3.5mm / Bluetooth
Headphone Out:Y
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:5 / 9
Energy Star certified:Y

Processor

Coprocessor cores:2
Coprocessor frequency:1.2
Processor:800 / OMAP4430 / OMAP4460
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon / Texas Instruments
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.5 / 2.2
Processor model:800 / OMAP4430 / OMAP4460

Processor special features

Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Software

Operating system installed:Android / Fire OS
Operating system version:4
Platform:Android / Linux

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64 / 8
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.354 / 0.406 / 0.417 / 0.453 / 4.06 / 5.04 / 7.44 / 7.52 / 7.6
Height:0.354 / 0.406 / 0.417 / 0.421 / 0.433 / 0.453 / 4.72 / 5.04 / 7.6
Weight:10.2 / 10.7 / 11.9 / 12.2 / 12.3 / 13.9 / 14.1
Width:4.72 / 5.04 / 5.39 / 6.65 / 7.32 / 7.44 / 7.52