- Ed Hardy , TabletPCReview
The Kindle Fire HD 7 is highly recommended for those looking for a useful mid-size tablet at a low price.
- John V. , PhoneArena
Specs-wise, it’s not a head turner, but it’s surprisingly effective for many things.
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!
Reviews (6.9/10 Avg. rating)
The HD 6 but Bigger
Great screen, simple to use, and low cost
The Amazon Fire HD 7 stands up well against other low-cost tablets. It doesn’t have the outstanding performance of the Asus MeMO Pad 7, for example, but it has a better display. And it outperforms the E Fun Nextbook 8.
It’s a bit larger and heaver than it should be, but that’s a common problem among budget tablets. The absence of a microSD card slot is a bit more troubling, but free cloud storage helps make up for this.
We highly recommend this tablet for those looking for a useful mid-size model at a low price. It makes a fine ebook reader for who do... Full review
Tight integration with Amazon’s services
Cheap tablets are everywhere. From the unknown names in the space, to reputable ones like the Google Nexus 7, there’s no shortage of variety. Knowing that, it begs the question of where does the Amazon Fire HD 7 fall in place amongst other things? With its starting price of $139, it’s no doubt affordable enough for any budget, but we can still recommend a handful of other options to choose from – more so when the Fire HD 7’s experience lacks that tight productivity element. Ultimately, it’s a simple tablet that achieves good marks in all of the basic areas of w... Full review
A charmingly cheap small tablet
Overpriced compared to rivals
Surprisingly smooth and slick for an affordable tablet
At £119 for the ad-supported 8GB model (if you don't want adverts then you need to pay an extra £10), the Amazon Fire HD 7 might be affordable but struggles against a Tesco 16GB tablet that's faster, has a higher resolution screen and the full Android experience for just £10 more. Even without ads, the 8GB Amazon model at the same price as the Tesco model pales in comparison.
However, we can see a strong argument for the Fire HD if you are a habitual Amazon consumer, someone who buys your entire family's eBooks and music through the online retailer or, better st... Full review
Sturdy design with bright, crisp display and affordable
Sporting a vivid display, a zippy processor and access to a wealth of Amazon content, the Amazon Fire HD 7 is one of the better tablets you can get for under $150. The slate's FreeTime parental controls make it the perfect gadget to share with your little one, and its long battery life allows the whole family to get plenty of use out of the tablet on a single charge.
There are a few trade-offs, however. The Fire HD 7 (and its HD 6 counterpart) lack the instant-help Mayday function of Amazon's more premium HDX tablets, and similarly affordable slates such as the excellent ASUS MeM... Full review
By far the easiest Android tablet to use
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