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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch (2nd gen, 2013)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1868 reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch (2nd gen, 2013). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The price and screen are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and apps, while there are mixed views on the touch screen and performance.

usability, screen, price, portability, design

storage, 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 (2nd gen, 2013) 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 (2nd gen, 2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 931 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch (2nd gen, 2013) 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.

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch (2nd gen, 2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch (2nd gen, 2013) 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.

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 Review

 

The Kindle Fire HD is a good device if all you want to do is consume Amazon content.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD review (7-inch)

 

More InfoAmazon announces 7- and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDs, pricing starts at $199Kindle Fire HD 7-inch hands-on (Update: video)Amazon Kindle

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 (cnet.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2013

 

The Kindle Fire HD (2013) is Amazon's new ultrabudget tablet that starts at $139. At just $20 more than the company's e-ink Kindle Paperwhite reader, it's at a great price and if all you plan to do is stream videos and music, read books, do some light...

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013) is faster than its predecessors, has an affordable price, and runs the latest and greatest version of the Kindle Fire OS.

Its default storage size -- 8GB -- is too little space for most tablet needs. Also, there are no cameras and Amazon's video chat customer support is not available. Ad removal still costs an extra $15.

The 2013 Kindle Fire HD works perfectly as an e-reader with a few extra tablet features, but users looking to take full advantage of Amazon's ecosystem should pay more for the Fire HDX.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013) review

 

Editor's note (September 18, 2014): The product reviewed here is discontinued and has been replaced by the Kindle Fire HD 7 .

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013) is faster than its predecessors, has an affordable price, and runs the latest and greatest version of the Kindle Fire OS.

Its default storage size -- 8GB -- is too little space for most tablet needs. Also, there are no cameras and Amazon's video chat customer support is not available. Ad removal still costs an extra $15.

The 2013 Kindle Fire HD works perfectly as an e-reader with a few extra tablet features, but users looking to take full advantage of Amazon's ecosystem should pay more for the Fire HDX.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Topolsky (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...

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

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 : SlashGear (slashgear.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD review

 

Just like we mentioned above, the Kindle Fire HD is a mighty fine device. Amazon's increased the speed and performance throughout, improved the display (obviously) and added even more awesome features. If you don't mind the slightly subsidized feeling,...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by (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, The Kindle Fire HD has a brighter screen and more straight-forward UI than Android. Anyone can pick up and play and stream content very easily from Amazon's...

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, More end-user customization would open the tablet up to more possibilities and...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : John V. (phonearena.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2013 Review

 

Call it a strange arrangement, but this year's Amazon Kindle Fire HDX takes refuge in the upper-end of Amazon's tablet portfolio – while the 2nd generation Kindle Fire HD is now notched below as being the lower-end option. Although it's largely...

Super cheap price point ; Nearly the same software experience as the Kindle Fire HDX

Sluggish performance ; No cameras this time around ; Bland design

Choice is something that we greatly appreciate from Amazon, since they have two new tablets on the market right now. Of course, depending on your budget, one of the two will prove to be more suitable to your needs more than the other. Knowing that, the...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 Review

 

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...

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

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

Jul, 2013

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