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Amazon Kindle Fire (1st gen, 2011)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22865 reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire (1st gen, 2011). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the portability and screen. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the GPS navigation and reliability.

usability, performance, price, screen, portability

reliability, 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 (1st gen, 2011) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle Fire (1st gen, 2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22460 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire (1st gen, 2011) 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. Comments about the portability and screen are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the GPS navigation and reliability.

usability, performance, price, screen, portability

reliability, GPS navigation

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

Aug, 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 (engadget.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire review

 

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

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

Middling performance ; No Android Market access ; Occasionally clumsy interface

Nov, 2011

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 : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire Review

 

The easy-to-swallow $200 Amazon Kindle Fire is here itching to ignite itself into stardom – thanks to its combinational functionality in being an eReader first, with some light tablet functionality sprinkled on. There's no arguing that it's priced...

Nov, 2011

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

Expert review by : i4u.com (i4u.com)

Kindle Fire 7-inch Android Tablet Review

 

If you can live with modest connectivity and being solidly tied to Amazon for reading and other content the Kindle Fire is a nice little tablet. The average user will be well served with this and it will make a great first tablet for users of all...

Great price, Does what the average user expects and does it well

Lacks volume from onboard speakers, No Bluetooth, No 3G capability

Jan, 2012

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