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

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful thing to have!

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    AJohnstone
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    I purchased two of these around a year or so ago, I was given an older kindle fire when my iPod touch broke and fell in love with it! They are easy to use and navigate, simple layout, and sleek design. I loved it so much I ended up buying this newer (at the time) fire 7s for each of my kids, ages 5 and 7, and they probably know how to work it better then me some days (I'm mainly an apple user myself). Plus you can set them so the internet will turn off at a specific time every night and to turn back on at a set time in the morning, and you can also set it to turn into a night shade mode at set times making it so when my kids want to read before bed the kindles screen will adjust to a shade that doesn't stop their eyes from thinking it's night time which would normally cause them to not be able to get sleepy like it would do if the screens were in the normal viewing mode that most electronics are in all the time so I can relax a little knowing my kids reading at night isn't going to disrupt their sleep patterns. They can also use them for internet research, YouTube viewing, social media (if they were old enough), can take pics and record videos, video chat with their grandma, and the typical reading books, although my 5 year old who is about to start kindergarten cant quite read on his own yet but with an app that came on his kindle fire all he has to do is touch the words and it'll read it for him so he is learning more words all the time :-) I'm planning on buying the newer kindle fire with the 8" HD display soon, either tonight or tomorrow lol, as well since my sons kindle that he has had for around a year now got into an accident and needs to be replaced so I can't wait to find out how well this newer HD screen does and will write a review once I know how well we like it. I would, and do, recommend this item to my friends and family!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE the improvements!

    Posted
    BookWorm
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    I am so glad I bought the new 2017 Kindle Fire. This is my 2nd Fire, and 4th Kindle. I primarily use it to read / listen to books, 5% for games , apps, and video. The new features include: 1) The "About a Book" feature that is seen in the App is now on the Kindle. This is so great to have the summary available within the book and no longer needing to reference it in the Kindle Store. This is huge to me since I frequently pre-order books and don't remember them when they are finally released months later. And the summary is no longer tethered to WiFi availability. 2) The book sync's to most recent place read, not furthest place read (as seen in the 5th Gen.). This is great if you re-read books, it is no longer trying to put you at the end of the book. These were 2 things that I really wanted to them to put on the Kindle devices and they did it. So happy. Yes, it still has text-to-speech. You have to turn it on in the settings, but it is there. Yes, it still has the black screen with the light font. It is more gray than white so I like it even better. Yes, it still has bluetooth. I have paired it to my wireless headphones and it is great. The size is significantly smaller than the 5th gen. I can palm the entire device and I couldn't with the old version. The screen is the same 7" size. The new case is Great! I love that they finally built in the portrait view stand.It is so slim and easy to hold and carry. I did not need to go find an after market case that ends up being bulky. My one negative is the speaker is quieter than the old version. I used to be able to just listen to it from the passenger seat, but now I have to hook it to the car speakers. I just love this device. What an improvement in functionality for reading.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for the price!

    Posted
    Richard5739
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    I actually bought this tablet as a gift for my niece. My niece likes to draw and does henna tattoos for friends. Lately she's been drawing on a sketch pad, but I wanted to give her an affordable tablet on which she could sketch, as well. Along with the Fire 7, I also gave my niece a fine point stylus which also works with the Fire 7 tablets. She owns a 1st generation Fire 7, but I didn't know whether the stylus was compatible with the model, being that it is so old. I also own a 5th Generation Fire 7, and for the price I paid for it, it is a very decent tablet. So upgrading my niece's tablet seemed like a good idea. My niece loved the new tablet and the stylus. I also recommended that my niece download SketchBook Pro, which has much more features than the basic free SketchBook app, and both work with Fire 7 tablets. My niece also sings, and I've read that it is possible to attach a USB microphone (with the right app), using a USB adapter, and turn your Fire 7 into a 48 kHz audio recorder. I would recommend the Fire 7 (7th Generation) tablet for those wanting a nice quality tablet with a very affordable price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good at a sale price

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    raghaava223
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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Value

    Posted
    alanp
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    I bought this for my Son after he kept trying to take Mom and Dad’s much more expensive iPads. The software is great for limiting what apps he can use and for how long and paired with “kindle free time” (separate monthly subscription) he has access to a lot of fun educational content that has been curated to ensure kid friendliness. It is not speedy but for the price you really can’t ask it to do too much. The screen is also a decent resolution but not super crisp. It is a fabulous value for money and is great if you’re on a budget or want something for the kids. Especially if you are a Prime member or purchase the free time subscription.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile little tablet

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    CWKM
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    Stopped using my iPad because my Fire tablet now does everything the iPad does, but it's so much easier to hold and works so much quicker. It's so much more than an e-reader. I love propping mine up on the counter when I'm cooking so I can follow a recipe. I've also linked it to my Prime account so I can watch TV and movies wherever I am. This is also a great way to introduce people who aren't comfortable with technology to the joys of smartphones and tablets. I purchased this one as a gift for my dad, who has refused to upgrade to a smartphone because he never saw the usefulness of one. He was a little skeptical at first, but now that he's had a chance to see what the Kindle can do, he's having a blast downloading and reading anything he wants. He is looking forward to being able to take this, instead of 2-3 books, on vacation without having to lug a lot of stuff around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    KINDLE FIRE ARE PERFECT FOR READING BOOKS & EMAIL

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    notahappycustomer
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    I bought 2 of these Kindle Fire. I bought one for me and one for a friend. Well my friend addmitted to me he stole my old Kindle Fire, so i decided to return this one and not give it to him. You try and help someone out when they steal from you. Messed up and too bad for him. I was trying to be nice but some people will try and take full advantage of you if they can. These kindle fires are low cost and work pretty well. Amazon does a great job when it comes to replaing these Kindles. They will send you a replacement and a box to return the defective unit. I give this review three thumbs up. BEST BUY WAS GREAT at returning the kindle even though it was not broke. Thanks BestBuy for the great customer service.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I am not impressed, but not dissapointed.

    Posted
    LeGrille
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    I will say I do not like the subsidy fee on amazon to remove the advertisements on lock screen. (16 DOLLARS ON TOP OF THE 43 DOLLARS PAID IN BEST BUY) I do not like the battery life, nor the hurdles to install firefox. It is a nice screen, good charger, and a good texture to the BACK cover (YELLOW PART) of the tablet, it feels good to the touch. I HONESTLY WOULD NOT EVEN USE THIS TABLET TO GIVE TO KIDS TO PLAY VIDEOGAMES, TO WATCH MOVIES THROUGH YOUTUBE YES BUT OTHER THAN THAT, NO. WASTE OF TIME PURCHASING THIS. I would recommend only if using it to do menial stuff. And also would recommend if you are really familiar with downloading apk app files yourself from google play. If not, this tablet is junk.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet!!

    Posted
    Niceguykev
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    I was shopping for a tablet for my mother. She uses her phone for games and social media, but she wanted a larger device, but wasnt interested in using features that may come with a much pricier tablet. This tablet is PERFECT for her. Battery lasts long, she can watch her shows, play games, and do social media while at her doctor appointments. It's light, durable, and a great price since she's on a fixed income. This tablet is so good, I'm still surprised at how good a price Best Buy had. Definitely recommend. I might even grab one myself!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for what I wanted

    Posted
    TheClumsyKitty
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    I got this as a Black Friday special to replace my Nook as an e-reader since it was so dated and I had some customer service issues with them and didn't feel comfortable purchasing on the Nook store anymore. My Kindle has been great for reading and occasional web browsing, which is all I really wanted it for. It's nowhere near the speed of browsing on my actual computer, but doesn't load pages so slow as to bother me so I don't mind. I love that it fits in my purse, though I definitely want to get a case for it to protect it since the screen already got a scratch somehow. I've read more in the last few weeks since buying it than I had in probably a couple years. Love it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Value

    Posted
    fragert12
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    This is quite literally the best "budget" tablet that you can buy. I've literally bought almost a dozen of these over the years and they have held up VERY well. Build quality is fairly decent and is a HUGE step above other budget brands such as RCA etc. Screen quality is excellent. Performance is quite good, but you have to keep your expectations in check. Facebook, web browsing, and email are fine. Demanding games will run, but you won't exactly be getting the best performance. Battery life is good, and battery durability seems to be equally good. The only real negative is the lack of the Google Play store. However, you can install the Play Store with a little bit of effort. Once you get the Play Store installed, this is hands down the best $50 tablet out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect tablet for kids

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    Pubub
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    Got this tablet for our five year old so can play games and watch Netflix or the like when me and mom are watching tv right before her bedtime. Battery lasts a long time and has great built in child proofing on it so no worries if settings getting messed with and no downloads without your permission. Amazon also has some awesome children services that pay a monthly fee but unlimited games to help them learn she’s already learning above what her school is teaching them with these and our help and also video servise for that price as well so don’t have to worry about her seeing the sickness that’s put on YouTube for kids she misses YouTube but she got over it quickly when saw what was all on there for her.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I like it

    Posted
    Jeff
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    I recently replaced my very old Nook with a Kindle. I have a prime membership and wanted to take advantage of the free books offered through my membership. I very rarely buy ebooks and use the Overdrive app to check out ebooks from the library. I had no problems downloading the Overdrive app and can also use many of the other apps I use, like Pinterest and Email. Checking ebooks in and out from Overdrive takes a few more steps, but nothing major. No problems so far and I like having Alexa on the Kindle to answer my many questions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT PRODUCT

    Posted
    MrExQuiiSiiTe
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    got this baby on sale thanksgiving day for $30. I knew it was time for a new tablet but I really wasn't looking for one just yet. This just so happen to be on sale the same day I got my TV and soundbar. So for the price I decided to grab one since everybody else was grabbing them. lol!! Boy was I in for a big surprise. Its the prefect size for what I need and use it for it. I don't do much with tablets beside watching movies and shows and online shopping. The speed is outstanding. I do wish I was able to delete a lot of the preinstalled apps on it since I wont be using it. But other than that, Well worth the $30 spent for this. Have already purchased another because I wanted the Yellow instead of blue. lol!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE

    Posted
    Nikki
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    I ordered 5 of these for my children and niece for Christmas & they LOVE them!! My husband & I like that we can make them a child profile and put certain things on it & if they are on the regular profile we can put a passcode on most stuff so they can’t buy or download anything without knowing it. We would definitely buy these again!! I even thought about buying one for myself just to have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE LOVE!!

    Posted
    Nikki
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    I ordered 5 of these for my children and niece for Christmas & they LOVE them!! My husband & I like that we can make them a child profile and put certain things on it & if they are on the regular profile we can put a passcode on most stuff so they can’t buy or download anything without knowing it. We would definitely buy these again!! I even thought about buying one for myself just to have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE!!

    Posted
    Nikki
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    I ordered 5 of these for my children and niece for Christmas & they LOVE them!! My husband & I like that we can make them a child profile and put certain things on it & if they are on the regular profile we can put a passcode on most stuff so they can’t buy or download anything without knowing it. We would definitely buy these again!! I even thought about buying one for myself just to have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Christmas Presents

    Posted
    JohnP
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    I saw a Best Buy ad for the Amazon Fire 10" tablet and went down to buy it, but the 8" fit my hand perfectly. I enjoyed it so much that I went back and bought the 7" for presents. The only thing I don't like is that they don't use the standard Play Store. They come with Amazon Appstore. Not all apps are available. They do come with Alexa which is very nice. My email and calendar linked fine. They hold a charge very well. For the price their isn't anything better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact and Great Price for an E-reader and MORE.

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    scott
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    I bought a 10 inch Fire HD tablet that has the Alexa feature in it. I was looking into the digital reader functions and decided this was a better option for my Mother-In-Law and Father-In-Law to handle for reading digital books. I bought two for Christmas presents so they won't have to fight over one tablet. It will be a new Approach to reading for them and I hope they enjoy it. At the very least FIL will definitely play some games on it. Likely the MIL will even use it as a Bible as well... so maybe there's hope bringing very old people into technology with stuff like this at these prices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply amazing

    Posted
    Ghanem
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    Since last year,I have ordered 3 of this tablet,the oldest one needed battery after one year of use,but compared to samsung tablet that I bought for $110 this one is much faster and with the same life span , my kids watch YouTube with no problem, read kindle books and listen to audible , play games . It’s light weight. The bad thing is the Bluetooth,when I used it with the Bluetooth headphones it didn’t work for distance longer than 25 centimeter even I use the same headphones with my phone for distances longer than 5 meter

    I would recommend this to a friend