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Amazon - Fire 7 - 7" - Tablet - 8GB 7th Generation, 2017 Release - Punch Red-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 5826 reviews

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Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good tablet, Bad software

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    Willistherealest
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    i purchased two of these tablets for my young children on a Great Black Friday deal. They are good sized and durable for young children. The main issue i have is that Amazon wants you to log in and register any of their products you purchase. In addition to wanting personal information, the also want payment information for purchases. So i set them up and created a profile for them to use. However, Amazon continuously prompts you to purchase a subscription to stream videos and games from them. There are so many games and apps for free, i see no point in giving them anymore of my money on a regular basis.They also always stream ads for apps and services. i bought these for my children to play learning games and watch videos periodically. For the reasons i bought these for, i would not recommend them unless you get them for a crazy good deal as i did.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Works well, won't last

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    Bill
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    With Nine Children, I have purchased dozens of Kindle tablets. They used to be the best for the price. The newer fire tablets, however, do not last long. The charge ports become loose and the tablets will not charge. A person who is skilled with a soldering iron can properly repair a loose port, but the small connections makes it a difficult task. The last three tablets we purchased worked for about 4 months. I considered having them repaired by a professional, but opted instead to purchase new Samsung Tablets. Only buy these fire tablets if they will be charged only by an adult, never used while charging, and you are ok with replacing them regularly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    waste of money

    Posted
    Barricuda
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    set it up and immediatley had problems. the app store wont download anything,wont update,and the images in the appstore are pixilated. also magically became the wifi hotspot in my house so now the internet wont work unless i have it turned on.tech support ws no help cause i couldnt understand the foreign dude. other than that even though its not hd the screen clarity is great,battery life is long. also its not as durable as the comercials say it it because i dropped it from like 2 ft and the screen broke. got rid of it and bought a digiland for 50$ that lasted 5 years

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Stay away

    Posted
    Doom
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    This tablet is near useless. Even at the Black Friday $29.00 price, I regret bringing the extra junk clutter into my home. The processor is painfully slow, even during basic functioning. As soon as you start this tablet, it's an exercise in frustration. The company put emphasis on the random advertisements that come to the lock screen. It's blatant and cheap, and I feel insulted every time I pick up the stupid thing. The concept that I paid for an advertising machine with my money, to Amazon's benefit, irritates me. You get what you pay for, and here you're paying for garbage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Pay extra and upgrade

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    UsandUs
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    The Amazon Fire 7" tablet is nice for a child that you want to keep entertained at home. But beyond that this tablet is not worth the purchase. It is a very inexpensive tablet, don't get me wrong, it does what it advertises, it just does not do it very well. It's slow to load anything, it's riddled with unwanted advertisements, and it won't even let me use Chrome as my search engine, it limits me to using the built in browser called silk, which is not smooth at all. If you are looking for a Fire Tablet do yourself a favor and buy the 10" model or even better yet a Samsung tablet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor instructions available for a tablet beginner.

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    hotpilot
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    This is my first tablet. Operating instructions are vague for a beginner, and difficult to understand. Attempted to obtain commercially produced instructions at library - none are available. One instruction publication is available through a national book seller, but is extremely expensive- a 69 page vague "pamphlet" selling for over $40!. I paid $29.95 for my Fire 7 with Alexa at Best Buy. At this time, I am disappointed in the product and would not recommend it .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    My personal Christmas gift

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    MLanded
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    Bought this for myself since my last tablet was stolen, I typically use tablets for just play, movies, or just when I am bored so I do not store a lot of data in them however this tablet lags and works very slow. I cannot download anything to it since it works slower, mind you I did not download many apps on it yet It works very slow. I will be looking for another inexpensive tablet that would have better speed. Perhaps kids like this better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A step back in technology

    Posted
    Ryan
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    Purchased for my child, but unlike most android tablets the fire's interface is not very customizable. Not only does it not allow for you to pick and choose your home screens, but it doesn't have the ability to mirror/cast to other amazon fire devices such as the fire stick/tv. Older generation had this ability but they removed it for whatever reason. If your looking for a glorified kindle look no further, but if you want a real tablet I suggest elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Pretty disappointed

    Posted
    SLJK
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    I wanted a small inexpensive tablet for the littles. It was inexpensive enough the day after Thanksgiving but I would have returned it had I purchased it at full price. I am disappointed that I can only put Amazon products on this tablet. If there is some other way to access my own content from other sources I haven't figured it out yet. I would only recommend this item if you have Amazon Prime and have access to all that content.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not recommend

    Posted
    Yvette37
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    I purchased this for my four year old, the red protective case was not in stock at time of purchase, I bought this tablet anyway. My four year old dropped it once and it shattered, Best buy would not exchange after only 4 days of purchase. I've purchased tablets that withstood much more use. I do not recommend

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's ok, but the 8 is much better

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    Johnner8
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    Returned it and got an 8 for the same price during xmas sale. The 8 is bigger/just the right size, more memory, faster, and allows the connection of the docking stand (extra $ but not bad) and it turns this device automatically into an Echo Show. Very sweet! I would recommend the 8 or higher rather than the 7.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    i hate this tablet

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    npcj3600
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    im not a fan of this tablet at all. it works fine, it just totally different from other tablets. there is a different kind of browser, different way u have to download apps. it was just a nightmare cuz it wasnt similar at all to the way other programs work on a tablet

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    RJoens
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    Bought this tablet and after only 4 months it won't hold a charge. In order to get it to charge you have to hold it "just right". I've tried a new cord and different plug and outlet but it just isn't working well. It has also gotten very slow. This tablet overall has been disappointing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    ok for the $$

    Posted
    Larry
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    its just a basic tablet. It does what I need it to do most of the time. It says on the box how well it is used for Netflix and streaming. I don't think its as good as Amazon says. Often the Netflix stream freezes as well as youtube. It doesn't do that on my iphone or other tablet. For the price you cant beat it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Maybe I got a dud

    Posted
    Eyedea
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    Great deal but unfortunately didn't work. After a few hours it wouldn't turn back on even tho it had been charged and barely used. I've used the same model fire tablet before with no issue so maybe I just got a lemon. Best Buy made the return easy tho.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Low storage and slow

    Posted
    Hany
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    I only downloaded few apps and it’s already full. I added a SD card but it only accepts cetain apps. And I have to turn it off and on sevral times a week. For the price it is good, but if you expect to have lot of apps downloaded, this wont work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    Posted
    Cynn
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    Got these on Black Friday special. Now that I have it I wish I’d spent the money to get an android tablet instead apps are limited and I got for kindle unlimited which works on all platforms fine this just makes me use another device so I hate it

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Quality tablet but Amazon makes it a difficult one

    Posted
    Knight85
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    Very quick and beautiful tablet. High quality. Easy set up. But using it isn't for me. Amazon makes it difficult to use even the free apps. Downloads require a payment method. No Google apps. Tried everything to install the free apps. Shouldn't need account information for that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Pass on these

    Posted
    Litlgeek64
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    There is a reason these are so cheap. The ads are annoying, the battery life is horrible and you have to sideload play store to even make it useable. Do yourself a favor and save up some money and get a REAL tablet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Works great for about a month

    Posted
    Kris
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    I have purchased several of these for my grandchildren but the same same problem that occurs with all of these the charging port becomes loose between a month or two and they can no longer be charged

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend