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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch (1st gen, 2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30716 reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch (1st gen, 2012). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the screen and price are generally positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the GPS navigation and apps.

usability, portability, performance, price, screen

reliability, camera, apps, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch (1st gen, 2012) 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 Kindle Fire HD 7 inch (1st gen, 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2395 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch (1st gen, 2012) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability and performance. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas the GPS navigation and apps get less positive comments.

price, screen, performance, usability

apps, GPS navigation

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch (1st gen, 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27964 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch (1st gen, 2012) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, 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 screen and size. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the camera and reliability.

usability, performance, price, size, screen

reliability, camera

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

Kindle Fire HD (7-inch)

 

More Info Amazon announces 7- and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDs, pricing starts at $199 Kindle Fire HD 7-inch hands-on (Update: video) Amazon Kindle Fire review It was 10 months ago that we had a doppelgänger in our midst. Amazon unleashed the Kindle Fire...

Great-looking IPS screen ; Much-improved design ; Strong WiFi performance ; Extensive content selection

Occasionally sluggish performance ; Constant sales pitches

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD is a big step forward over the original Fire, but still a little too customized to appeal to more serious tablet users.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition includes 2-year replacement guarantee

 

The 6- and 7-inch pair of tablets are a cheap alternative to toy-like kids tablets.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Roberto Baldwin (wired.com)

Review: Amazon Kindle Fire HD

 

The changes Amazon has made in order to stay at the head of the budget tablet pack have produced a machine that's just plain better...

New physical design and updated user interface make for a more refined overall experience. Audio Whispersync and X-Ray for Books and Video make watching, listening and reading that much more enjoyable. Beautiful screen. Good speakers. HDMI out for...

Silk browser still needs work. No quick app switching. No default camera app. E-mail, calendar and contacts feel like afterthoughts — the emphasis here is clearly on consuming content, playing games and reading books, not advanced productivity

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7in review

 

Editors' note (September 25, 2013): The product reviewed here has been discontinued; however, there are plenty of new Kindle Fire options , including a redesigned Fire HD .

The Kindle Fire HD has a most impressive-looking 7-inch tablet screen, its speakers deliver killer sound, and its refined interface is the best gateway to Amazon content for Prime members. New enhancements fill its $200 price to the brim with value.

Performance is sluggish at times and the Fire HD is less comfortable to hold than the Nexus 7. The curated app store means many apps and games are not available. There's a $15 opt-out for ads.

With a beautiful screen, refined interface, and huge coffer of media consumption options, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is the Kindle Fire as it should have been.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD (7", Wi-Fi)

 

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD ($199/16GB; $249/32GB) isn't a tablet. It's more like a shop window onto the world's biggest content department store. The new 7-inch model from the super-retailer offers up a well-designed interface that provides an easy way...

Gorgeous screen. Very easy to use. Amazon Prime members get lots of video and book content. Multi-user parental controls

Rigidly locked to the Amazon ecosystem. Sluggish on occasion. Other tablets have more apps

The 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD is a great way to consume your Amazon content on a small screen, but it's not the fastest or most flexible $200 tablet any more.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD (7

 

The 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD is a great way to consume your Amazon content on a small screen, but it's not the fastest or most flexible $200 tablet any more.

Gorgeous screen. Very easy to use. Amazon Prime members get lots of video and book content. Multi-user parental controls.

Rigidly locked to the Amazon ecosystem. Sluggish on occasion. Other tablets have more apps.

The Photos section displays pictures from your Amazon account or your Facebook account (but not your friends' photos). Docs displays documents you've sideloaded or e-mailed to the Kindle's unique address; it displays PDFs, Word documents, and...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by (theverge.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD review (7-inch)

 

To put a review of the Kindle Fire HD in perspective, you have to peer just a tiny bit into the past. It was barely a week ago that the world watched Amazon begin a magical transformation from that of a humble multinational that...

Terrific display ; Ecosystem with Prime is outstanding ; Faster performance all around

Software can be buggy and sluggish ; App selection is still weak ; For lean-back experiences only

There are two devices in this review

Expert review by : James Pikover (anandtech.com)

Amazon Kindle Preview: Paperwhite, Fire (2012), and Fire HD 7" & 8.9"

 

Earlier today Amazon revealed four new Kindle devices: a new Touch e-reader called the Kindle Paperwhite; the latest update to the Fire (not the Fire 2, just Kindle Fire); the Kindle Fire HD 7", and Kindle Fire HD 8.9". You can read the "liveblog"...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Review Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 Tablet

 

The redesigned Fire. The $200 original stood alone when it launched, but more and more tablets are now steadily creeping up towards the price point and giving the Kindle Fire series a run for its money. Now with immediate competition, can the Kindle...

Bright IPS display ; Great outdoor usability ; Easy-to-use UI ; Good build quality ; HDMI-out

Bland UI, little customization options ; Average hardware performance ; No SD slot or WWAN options ; Lockscreen Ads for $200 model ; No official support for Android apps

The tablet can be used in outdoor situations if needed due to the bright backlight. For a $200 tablet, the screen is better than expected

Nov, 2012

Expert review by (phonearena.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7

 

Once believed to be impossible feat, we're now in an era where decent tablets can be bought for as low as $200. As we look back on how it all unfolded, the chain of events first kicked off with the Amazon Kindle Fire last year, and most recently,...

In all seriousness, we have to first applaud Amazon for bringing to market a worthy competitor to the budget level Android tablet market, which is a nice upgrade over the original Kindle Fire from last year. Even though it packs along some appreciable...

Sep, 2012

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