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Amazon Kindle Fire

alaTest has collected and analyzed 462 reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The screen and price are also appreciated. The reliability and battery get mixed comments, and there are some less positive comments about the connectivity and GPS navigation.

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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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 appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the battery. Some have doubts 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.

Jan, 2020

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 : Eric Franklin (cnet.com)

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is a bigger, better, and faster version of its 7-inch sibling

 

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 gets a larger screen, faster performance, and still has access to Amazon's deep coffer of books, movies, TV shows, and music.

The ; has zippier navigation than its 7-inch counterpart, a beautiful high-definition screen, incredibly fast 4G LTE speeds, seamless streaming performance, and access to one of the best media eco systems available. The new Fire HD interface feels...

Web performance is lacking compared with that of other tablets. Its physical design is fairly plain with buttons that are too flush with its chassis. The curated Appstore means many games and non-entertainment quality apps are not available. There's a...

If you're looking for a pure media consumption experience, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 delivers better than any tablet before it. People looking for something more utilitarian, however, will want to look elsewhere.

Sep, 2014

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

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 : 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

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Amazon Kindle Fire 7" Tablet Review

 

Complete Amazon experience. Amazon caught the tablet world by storm when the retailer announced its first multimedia tablet for just $199 USD. Is the performance and hardware reflective of the budget price? or is the Kindle Fire greater than the sum of...

Entry-level price, Excellent connectivity to Amazon services, Great screen quality w/ Gorilla Glass, Good speakers, Acceptable performance, Acceptable battery life, The Kindle Fire performs and offers an experience that eclipses all other budget...

Little to no extra features, No expandability options, Screen can be too small for some, No haptic feedback, No dedicated Home/Back buttons, Glossy surface, A larger screen could appeal to more multimedia buffs looking for more screen real estate. A...

Jan, 2012

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

Amazon Kindle Fire Review

 

Yes, it is an expensive tablet, on paper. Yes, it has a very sleek form factor. Yes, the UI looks brilliant. But, this is essentially a U.S. only device at the moment, and you can't even download basic stuff like apps without a valid credit card from a...

Sleek design, IPS display is excellent, Eye catching UI, Enticing price, at least on paper

Most features don�t work in India, No expandable memory

Mar, 2012

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