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

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price paid

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    BestBuyReviewer
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    I bought this during the Black Friday sale for $30. It works fine for such an inexpensive tablet. If you have Amazon Prime, this might be the tablet for you. If not, you may want to look elsewhere. For this price, you should already know you're not getting the equivalent of an iPad or Samsung tablet. It seems to be better built and slightly faster than other Android tablets in this price range. You're stuck with the Amazon ecosystem, Including the Amazon app store, which is why I think if you're a Prime member, this might be great for you, but if not, you might not like it as much. There are ways to get the Google Play Store on it (search online), but these methods may void the warranty. Since it comes with only 8 GB of storage and only around 3 GB actually available, I added a 64 GB micro SD card. In the settings, make sure everything that can be stored to external storage is selected. Mine defaulted this way, but it doesn't hurt to check. Most apps from the Amazon store will only store on the device storage or at least partially there, so it's still fairly easy to fill up the onboard storage if you download lots of apps, even with an external micro SD card. Some other things I'll mention include the "special offers," which are Amazon ads on the lock screen. You can pay $15 to have Amazon turn them off, but I don't find them particularly bothersome. How often do you sit and stare at the lock screen? It goes dark after a minute or two anyway or you can manually make the screen go dark. It comes with Alexa, which you may or may not like. If not, you can turn it off during set up or in settings afterward. Alexa requires a button push on the Fire 7. It's not always on for voice activation. The cameras are pretty bad compared to most higher end tablets or cell phones. Don't expect to take great shots. Also, the speaker is pretty bad. I recommend headphones or ear buds. The battery life is OK. It seems to get around 7 or 8 hours during mixed use. I don't like that if you leave it on, but don't use it, it still drains the battery more than my other devices or phones. The warranty is only 90 days and there are some reports of charging port problems. Overall, it's a good tablet for the money. If it cost more, I would only give it 3 stars. I bought it primarily for downloading movies from Prime for traveling. You can download movies directly to the micro SD card, then watch them while traveling without a WiFi connection. It works for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    KIndle Fire 7

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    LoverOfTurtles2

    Amazon Kindle Fire 7 (2017) The Amazon Kindle Fire 7 is such an underrated device. Now, the reason I say this is because of how amazingly easy it has made my life, and how my mom to this day still thanks me for getting her one of her own. Before even purchasing my Amazon Kindle Fire 7 I went back and forth doing my research on other tablet devices their features, and price points. But, when it came down to it I realized I was already subscribed to Amazon Prime. I was familiar with the atmosphere and I love to read so I decided on the Amazon Kindle Fire 7 and I’m really happy I did. Whether it’s from pulling up my favorite book to accessing apps even taking a quick pic this device has it covered. Most of my apps on my phone are accessible on my kindle, if I need to check something on canvas, look up a recipe, or shop on Amazon my Kindle is right there. I know most people rather invest in an Apple Ipad or even in a Samsung Galaxy tablet and that is alright because if you need something for business or a more professional usage the Amazon Kindle is not for you. This device is strictly for personal use but still people do underestimate Amazon Kindle’s quality. I have seen people who have Ipads and Samsung Tablets and must say my Kindle has been more durable for my random clumsy tendencies than any other device I have seen especially at its price point. On the market right now the Amazon Kindle Fire 7 retails for an average of 40-50 dollars. The features include 7 inches of LCD touch screen, 8GB of storage, built in camera and hard plastic housing. The major pros from purchasing Amazon Kindle Fire 7 are obviously an affordable price point. Unlike some devices who average at a whopping $100-330 this device keeps you entertained without making you feel guilty for purchasing it. Another major pro is the ability to read downloaded books without wifi the device saves all your book purchases so you can access them without having to be connected to the internet and lastly a wonderfully long lasting battery life. Some cons surrounding this device is poor resolution when watching videos. Some things may look a little pixilated not horrible but screen quality could be improved. The devices storage is somewhat limited honestly I’ve heard this but have never had a problem myself. And lastly picture quality is pretty bad I haven’t used my camera to its full potential but I will say when taking picture of my dogs it could be better. Overall I will say I enjoy my Amazon Kindle 7 it does what I need it too. I have my whole library at my fingertips and I can access apps easily but I’m mostly happy that I did this all without breaking my bank.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    OK for the price, poor speaker placement

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    c0mpgeek617

    I think $50 is fair for this tablet but paying additional money for a case or stand for it makes it not worth the price in my opinion. This is truly a budget tablet but it feels like to really get the most out of the audio you have to add an accessory to compensate for the poor placement of the speaker (on the back of the device). This is a tablet which is designed for media consumption from Amazon (i.e. Amazon wants you to buy this entry-level tablet to use with your Prime membership, giving you access to music and video). When it is resting on a table (there is no built-in stand), the speaker is on the bottom of the device against the table and it makes it very hard to hear the audio. Maybe the speaker could be placed on the side instead? That being said, the Amazon app store is actually pretty good. Most of the streaming apps I was looking for were there and worked flawlessly once installed. The ads on the lock screen aren't too annoying and it is nice having the SD slot to load videos onto. I actually like how the display is *not* HD (easier on the eyes). I think most people will probably end up getting a case or stand (or use headphones)...if you are in this category, YES I recommend this product to you but otherwise I do not. I brought mine back and bought a Chromebook instead.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Underpowered, Limited Apps - But It's Cheap&Works

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    TimELiebe
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    I probably wouldn't have bought this if it hadn't been on Black Friday sale for $29.95, because I know enough about the technology to know it's a seriously underpowered tablet with an app catalog limited by design to those sold by Amazon. Yes, you can "sideload" non-Amazon Store Android apps, but that's more effort and less security than I'm comfortable with for such a cheap device connected to my home network! My main use for this is as a streaming music server, for which it's (mainly) admirably suited - just capable enough to stream music via Bluetooth to our sound system, and simple enough that my wife can use it by clicking on the WQXR (Classical Music) or Classic Rock app and stream music. I know most people would buy it for their kids given the low cost - so long as you stay within the Amazon ecosystem, you should be reasonably safe. It's relatively durable, but if your kids are, well, kids, I'd recommend you use the Tablet's Amazon app to find a protective case for it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Light Weight, but Limited

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    AspirinTablet
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    Got this for super cheap on sale, and with a gift card, that said it was worth all $7.00 it actually cost me, and then some. It is lightweight, compact, with a clear screen and decent graphics capabilities. However, I do not like being roped to my wifi constantly, and Amazon has this little gem acting like an electronic billboard. Ads every time I turn it on, and almost every app it came with is geared towards selling something... We have an iPad too, which, though older, has a far more capable camera (this one is disappointing, VERY disappointing), longer battery life, and seems less like a portable sales flyer. I realize Amazon trades on people's demographics and personal information, but this device is a bit intrusive, just for basic operations. I am still learning about it, and I doubt I'll see its' full potential. Overall decent, but not up to higher standards.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    How good is the 7" model

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    ChillMat
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    While these latest models are only slightly better than the preceding generation, I believe that they still represent the absolute best value tablet on the market. It’s still hard for me to adjust to the fact that a tablet device can now be purchased for just fifty bucks, and it’s such a good all-around performer (for the most part)! I purchased both the 7" and 8" Fire models because I wanted to see how they compared, and I was curious how they performed. They are both shown in the video attached to this review. I will focus here on the 7" model, to try to help the potential buyer decide whether or not the more expensive 8" Fire tablet is worth the extra money (and if the 7" model is worth purchasing on its own merits). I've given this 7" model a 4-star rating after further consideration and largely because of the very mediocre quality sound output. It is still a terrific bargain at the price, but I do want to be clear that it is not ideal for all uses.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great kindle for the price

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    Inas
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    I have been pleasantly surprised with how much I like this kindle. I had an older kindle and didn't really think I needed all the features on this tablet. My son convinced me that I would like it and taking advantage of a great sale price I purchased it. Well he was right- I like it a lot! The graphics are crisp and clear, it is easy to use and has a good battery life. I had an old kindle that just listed the book titles. I found myself missing being able enjoy a book cover and reading about the author. I had actually gone back to reading a traditional book. But with the Fire the books are all listed by book covers, so I can enjoy all of those again. That is probably insignificant for many but it makes a big difference for me. The only reason I gave it a 4 star is I wish the screen was just a little bigger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good at a sale price

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    kltmom
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    Picked this up at a sale price of 34.99 and at that price I consider it a good buy. I am an Amazon Prime member and well-versed in all things Amazon, and have had previous Fire tablets in the past, so I was pretty confident in this purchase. I basically only needed a cheap tablet to use as an e-Reader because I wanted to use the Libby by OverDrive app, which is a lot easier and more straightforward to use rather than the Kindle app when it comes to borrowing e-Books from my local library. Caveat Emptor, however--I had to side load the Google PlayStore in order to get the Libby app. I would honestly only recommend this to those fully immersed in the Amazon ecosystem or those who can and are willing to sideload the Google PlayStore onto it; otherwise, you are restricted to the limited apps found in the Amazon Appstore.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Kids Tablet

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    kiaranerys
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    Purchased three of these for Christmas gifts for my sons. 14, 10, and 3 years old One in red, yellow, and blue. It does need more memory because of all the pre downloads on it already. Your able to downloads a few apps maybe 4 or 5 and then memory is gone. Either buy another memory card or tablet with larger memory. Overall my boys enjoy it. Have had no issue, no freezing, etc. I got them on sale and it was worth it. Clear pictures. No dead pixels. I truly like the set timers (curfew) restrictions I can set. Parental controls. Would have given it five stars if it weren't for the lack of memory that it comes with because of all the pre loaded downloads.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good for the price

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    SurfingJohn
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    for the price I love the way the tablet works, I've spent more money on other brand tablets and have for the past 5 days been very pleased with it, runs programs fast and also has alexa on it which is nice when i'm out and echo is at home) the size is perfect for travel and I have small hands so fits perfectly in my hands, not overly bulky, so I bought a few to give as gifts to family, only few cons, I thought it was an android based tablet so it wasn't compatible with games/programs I'd use on my older tablet, and lack of compatibility with google play, this is nice for low tech tablet or kids where you don't want to spend a ton of money, will keep this updated if I have any other issues with this product,

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good price point

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    SurfingJohn
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    for the price I love the way the tablet works, I've spent more money on other brand tablets and have for the past 5 days been very pleased with it, runs programs fast and also has alexa on it which is nice when i'm out and echo is at home) the size is perfect for travel and I have small hands so fits perfectly in my hands, not overly bulky, so I bought a few to give as gifts to family, only few cons, I thought it was an android based tablet so it wasn't compatible with games/programs I'd use on my older tablet, and lack of compatibility with google play, this is nice for low tech tablet or kids where you don't want to spend a ton of money, will keep this updated if I have any other issues with this product,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet at a great price

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    MrCroc
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    This is a great tablet. I gave it as a Christmas gift to a 60+ adult who took to it right away. I set up the Kindle Fire with large lettering which was very much appreciated. The downside: a lot of features are only available to Amazon prime and audible members with an expensive membership fee and the selection of apps is limited. Adding Amazon unlimited reading and prime service to the gift made for a very happy recipient. Skills and apps; especially the Alexa app are fun and useful, games run ok, the display and photo quality is good and it’s easy to handle. For music and books I recommend an additional memory card - I added a 32GB which works ok.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fulfills Need

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    rukashanti
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    I wanted a tablet to mount in my kitchen to use for recipes since bringing in my phone or laptop wasn't ideal. The Kindle Fire 7 is the perfect size and is easy to navigate. I highly dislike the mandatory Amazon ads that are in place of the screensaver. If you want to remove them you have to pay $15. Also, there were a couple cooking apps I use on my iPhone that weren't available in the app store on the Kindle. But overall the device works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for kids

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    Sica
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    My Daughter loves this tablet! Very kid friendly and purchased extra protective case which is fantastic. The only reason I did not give this 5 stars was because this is my 2nd fire tablet purchase. I did not get the protection plan on the first one because of the low price. However after about 6 months the charging port stopped working. I chalked it up to my Daughter being the one to plug in and pull plug out. She wasn't very gentle about it so I assume that it was damaged by that. We will see if this 2nd one does the same thing. All in all great purchase!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazon 7" tablet a lot for the money

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    Wisweed
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    At First when you see the tablet 7" seems small, but if you realize it is between a smart phone and a full tablet, easy to carry with you, it becomes a usable device. It is easy to side load the play store so you can load YouTube and games. Also great to keep up on social media. The screen resolution is good and all at a great price. I was able to learn a few songs on piano and guitar watching You tubes and also use it for FB and Twitter. Amazon has some great books if you have prime and Alexa is on board so she is a great feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For the kiddos - its OK

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    TheNiceWifeMN
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    All in all, it IS just okay. I purchased two of these for both my toddlers, and I got the basic/smallest storage option as they do not/will not be running/downloading lots of APPS at once. What I like about this Tablet: -Parental Control Option(s) -Amazon FreeTime -Easy for them to operate w/o help What I don't like: -Power cord stopped working a few months after purchasing -Takes FOREVER to load or access Wi-Fi -Frequently it states it is out of storage when it is not So, I guess you get what you pay for...

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A decent eco-tablet, but an Amazon Advertisement

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    MadHatter
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    As a tablet at its price, it is not bad. It is not very powerful, but little power is needed as a quick-grab web browser. It works well as a tablet left around the house for random use, such as in the bathroom. The OS is not stock Android, so do not expect to use it like a typical tablet. The battery is decent, and lasts for several days with intermittent use, unlike Windows tablets that seem to drain each day, even when in sleep mode. Amazon has taken over the OS on this tablet, and advertises through the tablet constantly.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice little device

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    GeeCee
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    The Fire tablet is a nice little device if you are interested in doing some light reading, listening to music, or light web browsing. It doesn't run particularly fast, and doesn't have an amazing battery life, but it does work well with Amazon's products (go figure), so if you're heavily connected with Amazon, then this is a nice little tablet for some basic entertainment needs. If you are interested in a more powerful device with a better display, then you'd be better off with an iPad, but you can't beat what you get for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cheap alternative to high priced Pads

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    Bigyonko
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    Ash recommend this product to anyone The will not be using this for work. It's great for surfing the Internet but if I was buying this for my job to work on I would spend the money and get a Samsung. Amazon tablets don't get some apps the I wish I could get, but for the money it was well worth it. Great battery life sounds good and is pretty tough. I have dropped it quite a few times in has yet to break the screen.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    so far so good

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    Sweettshaj
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    1st time using these fire kindles, if that's what they are called. It was on sale during black friday so I picked up 2. It's been only day 2 since we had it so i can't say much for the long run but so far it's good. Quality is clear, the sound is good and it's pretty quick. I've bought a cheap one back then forgot what brand it was around $50 and it was super extra slow! Needless to say I returned it the very next day. We have a apple ipad mini as well, but now that we have 2 children, we don't want them to fight over the ipad. So hopefully this one will be good enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend