6.9/10
Informr score
The Amazon Fire HD 7 currently has an Informr score of 6.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

If you don’t mind sticking to the Amazon ecosystem, the Amazon Fire HD series offers an excellent blend of value and quality. While far from the flagships of many manufacturers, the Fire series ties in with Amazon’s streaming video, shopping and app store services in a seamless and easy-to-use way. Instant video chat support also makes it great for those new to the world of tablets.

Apart from a 1-inch screen size increase and dual front-firing speakers, the Amazon Fire HD 7 is identical to its smaller sibling. For more information on what people are saying, check out our review summary for the Fire HD 6!


Operating system
Fire OS
Processor
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
7"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Digital Versus

Less practical and with lower endurance than its 6” equivalent, the Kindle Fire HD 7 nevertheless offers the same quality user experience, with solid performance and a range of features for its price. Just bear in mind how restrictive the Fire OS is compared with a standard Android product, es...

- Romain Thuret, Digital Versus
TabletPCReview

The Kindle Fire HD 7 is highly recommended for those looking for a useful mid-size tablet at a low price.

- Ed Hardy, TabletPCReview
PhoneArena

Specs-wise, it’s not a head turner, but it’s surprisingly effective for many things.

- John V., PhoneArena
Cnet

For an inexpensive tablet, the Fire HD 7 satisfies with a practical, family-friendly operating system.

- Xiomara Blanco, Cnet
Tech Advisor

It runs Android and has the Google Play store plus all of Google's useful apps. It also has decent parental controls, allowing you to create multiple profiles and set time limits. Really, the choice is obvious: you can get Amazon's Kindle app for Android and also Prime Instant Video if you want to...

- Jim Martin, Tech Advisor


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Screen Size
7"

The Amazon Fire HD 7's screen size is 7 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a Quad core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
2+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 2+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
8/16 GB

Internal memory is 8/16 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
4400mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4400 mAh battery. Amazon's performance ratings are 8 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Fire HD 7 Specs

Overview
Release date October 2, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Networks
No
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

Compare Fire OS Tablets

Processor Quad core 1.5 GHz
Internal Storage 8/16 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4400 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 6 hours
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Up to: 8 hours
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Magenta, White, Citron, Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.1 x 12.7 x 1.0 cm (7.5 x 5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 337 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 218 pixels
Size 7 inches
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info No
PC Synchronization Unknown
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Effects
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types AZW, BMP, DOC, DOCX, GIF, JPG, MOBL, PDF, PPT, PPTX, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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