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Amazon Fire HD 7 (4th gen. 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1601 reviews of Amazon Fire HD 7 (4th gen. 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the GPS navigation and storage.

usability, price, performance, portability, screen

battery, camera, storage, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Fire HD 7 (4th gen. 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Amazon Fire HD 7 (4th gen. 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 260 user reviews of Amazon Fire HD 7 (4th gen. 2014) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Fire HD 7 (4th gen. 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Amazon Fire HD 7 (4th gen. 2014) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the reliability and performance are generally positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, but views are divided on the battery.

price, usability, performance, reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire HD 7 magenta, 8GB

 

A great tablet will cost you at least $200 and anything priced less than that can run the gamut from good to garbage. The Amazon Fire HD 7 is on the good end of that spectrum.

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.

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.

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.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Amazon Fire HD 7

 

The Fire HD 7 is a good window to Amazon's content library, but its storage is too limited for much offline use.

Bright screen. Solid build. Amazon Prime streaming and FreeTime kids' content. Very easy to use.

Extremely limited memory in the base configuration. Short battery life.

Comparisons and Conclusions In its base model, the Amazon Fire HD 7 is a somewhat specialized device: It's an inexpensive way to play games and stream Amazon's content library when you're in Wi-Fi range. If you've invested a lot of Amazon Coins in the...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Amazon Fire HD 7 (2014)

 

With a crisp screen, long battery life and robust parental controls, the Amazon Fire HD 7 is a very good budget tablet, but it should come with more storage

Bright, crisp display; Sturdy design with multiple color options; Solid battery life; Robust parental controls; Affordable ; Limited storage for price; No microSD Card slot ; With a crisp screen, long battery life and robust parental controls, the...

Limited storage for price; No microSD Card slot ; With a crisp screen, long battery life and robust parental controls, the Amazon Fire HD 7 is a very good budget tablet, but it should come with more storage.

With a crisp screen, long battery life and robust parental controls, the Amazon Fire HD 7 is a very good budget tablet, but it should come with more storage.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Amazon kids tablet

 

Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition : Amazon is proud to introduce the Fire HD Kids Edition, a tablet built from the ground up for kids - and their parents. Fire HD Kids Edition tablet comes with Amazon FreeTime, which offers innovative parental controls that...

Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition includes a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the first-ever all-in-one subscription that brings together all the content that kids and parents love - books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games. FreeTime Unlimited...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : MyMac (mymac.com)

Fire HD 7 Tablet – Review

 

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Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Alan Buckingham (betanews.com)

Amazon Fire HD 7 tablet -- Is it worth the upgrade? [Review]

 

Amazon has been producing its Fire tablets for the past few years, and the devices have remained among the retailer's top selling items. For one reason, they are always good solid products, but for another, Amazon sells them at a good price and...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : TechRadar (gearburn.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7″ review: does Amazon’s latest light a fire under the Nexus 7?

 

Amazon changed the tablet game late last year with the introduction of theKindle Fire, a $199 7-inch tablet that – while limited by a slim offering of apps

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Fire HD 7 review

 

Timing is everything and in the case of the Fire HD 7 tablet, Amazon has been dealt a particularly unlucky slice of it. At £119 for the ad-supported 8GB model (if you don't want adverts then you need to pay an extra £10), the Amazon Fire HD 7 might be...

As simple a device to use as they come, surprisingly smooth and slick for an affordable tablet, colourful and cheery in design, Amazon FreeTime is a great way to encourage kids to learn before being rewarded with movie or TV show playback

Its chunky body won’t be for everyone, Fire OS 4 is as restrictive as ever for those looking for more customisation and control, the screen has a slight yellowish tinge, 8GB version only has 4.5GB of usable storage, no microSD card slot

At £119 for the ad-supported 8GB model (if you don't want adverts then you need to pay an extra £10), the Amazon Fire HD 7 might be affordable but struggles against a Tesco 16GB tablet that's faster, has a higher resolution screen and the full Android...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Jeff Parsons (techradar.com)

Amazon Fire HD 7 review

 

Is Amazon's budget tablet still the brightest spark in the fire?

Nice price point ; Good stereo speakers ; Impressive HD display

Plastic build quality ; No microSD or Google Play ; Unimpressive cameras

This affordable tablet is a great content delivery system for Amazon but is beaten in most other areas by rival devices at similar price points. Average build quality belies decent internal specifications and impressive stereo sound.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com.au)

Amazon Fire HD 7 is a charmingly cheap small tablet

 

The Amazon Fire HD 7 feels as cheap as it costs, but starting at only $139 or £119, it still packs plenty of software features to make it a terrific bargain.

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.

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.

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.

Oct, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

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

Camera

Front camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera:N / Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Yellow / Blue / Magenta / White / Yellow
Device type:Mini tablet
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Black / Black,Yellow / Blue / Yellow

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:7
Display Resolution:1200 x 800 / 1280 x 800
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel density:216
Reading mode:Y
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter power:5

Media Formats

Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC HE,AAC+,AAC++,ADPCM,HAAC,HE-AAC,IMA-ADPCM,LC-AAC,LPCM,MIDI,MP3,MP4,MS-ADPCM,OGG,PCM,WAV,eAAC+ / AAC,AAX,AC3,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,EAC3,HE-AAC,LC-AAC,MIDI,MP3,MP4,OGG,PCM,WAV / 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,Vorbis / 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,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,HE-AAC / AAC,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,LC-AAC,MIDI,MP3,MP4,OGG,PCM,WAV
Document formats supported:AZW,DOC,DOCX,HTML,MOBI,PDF,PRC,TXT / AZW,DOC,DOCX,HTML,PDF,PRC,TXT / AZW,DOC,DOCX,HTML,PDF,TXT / AZW,DOC,DOCX,MOBI,PDF,PRC,TXT / DOC,DOCX,MOBI,PDF,PRC,TXT
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPEG XR,PNG / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Subtitle formats supported:MKV,TXT
Video compression formats:3GP,M4V,VP8 / 3GP,MKV,VP8,WEBM
Video formats supported:3GP,M4V,MKV,MP4,VP8 / 3GP,M4V,MKV,MP4,VP8,WEBM / 3GP,M4V,MKV,VP8 / 3GP,M4V,VP8 / 3GP,MKV,VP8,WEBM / 3GP,MP4,VP8 / 3GP,VP8,WEBM

Memory

Internal memory:1

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
WAP:2.0
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
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

Color: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB / 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, AAC HE, AAC+, AAC++, ADPCM, HAAC, HE-AAC, IMA-ADPCM, LC-AAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MS-ADPCM, OGG, PCM, WAV, eAAC+ / AAC, AAX, AC3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EAC3, HE-AAC, LC-AAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV / 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, Vorbis / 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, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HE-AAC / AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, LC-AAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV
Document formats supported:AZW, DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / AZW, DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, PRC, TXT / AZW, DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, TXT / AZW, DOC, DOCX, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / DOC, DOCX, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Orientation sensor: Yes
Position location:N
Subtitle formats supported:MKV, TXT
Video compression format:3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, VP8 / 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, VP8, WEBM / 3GP, M4V, MKV, VP8 / 3GP, M4V, VP8 / 3GP, MKV, VP8, WEBM / 3GP, MP4, VP8 / 3GP, VP8, WEBM
Video compression formats:3GP, M4V, VP8 / 3GP, MKV, VP8, WEBM
Video formats supported:3GP,M4V,MKV,MP4,VP8 / 3GP,M4V,MKV,MP4,VP8,WEBM / 3GP,M4V,MKV,VP8 / 3GP,M4V,VP8 / 3GP,MKV,VP8,WEBM / 3GP,MP4,VP8 / 3GP,VP8,WEBM

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm / 3.5mm / Bluetooth
Headphone out:N / Y
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:5

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:2
Coprocessor frequency:1.2
Processor:OMAP4460
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.5
Processor model: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:Fire OS
Operating system version:3.0 / 4
Platform:Linux

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:16 / 4 / 8
Storage media:Flash

Technical Details

Number of colors:2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.417 / 5.04 / 7.6
Height:0.406 / 0.417 / 5.04 / 7.52
Weight:11.9 / 12.2 / 13.9
Width:5.04 / 5.39 / 7.52