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Overall user rating

8.5

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Reception
8.5
Display
8.0
Build quality
9.0
Text input
8.0
Everyday usage
8.0
UI speed
7.0
Camera
6.5
Multimedia
8.5
Internet
8.5
Call quality
7.5
Battery
8.5
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Eoraptor posted on Jun 07, 2016, 5:48 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jun 07, 2016

7.0

You get a little more than you pay for.

Eoraptor has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

The Fire 7 is a glorious bastard of a tablet. It is far better than any $50 tablet has any right to be. It is as responsive as slab twice the price, plus, if you've bought into Amazon's Prime ecosystem, it makes for a capable reader, browser, and email checker (video not so much).

When purchased directly from the smiling A, your Fire will even come preloaded with your account information, making setting it up as simple as pressing the power button and letting it sync.

The downsides, though, are not to be underestimated. this is a bargain tablet with a bargain processor in it, which has been preloaded with no small amount of Amazon applications that like to run in its meager background. Expect lag if you're not an expert android user, and this tablet is best left to reading and email chores, not video or advanced games.

This little guy can also be bought in a 6 pack, buy 5, get one free, so it makes a great catch-all gift, and has been seen online for sale as low as $35-40 US. With support from community resources, it's easy enough to also add Google Play to this Amazon-only tablet for a much wider app selection.

If you happen to get a version with an older FireOS iteration on it, it is also possible to remove the bloatware and install your own hacked Android to turn this into a much more zippy product (still not winning any road races, but easily something you'd pay twice as much for)

Build quality
8.0
a few plastic points have edges, nothing razor sharp, but definitely a bargain job
Reception
7.0
Wifi is OK, but not great... B/G/N and only in the 2.4 Ghz
Call quality
5.0
no cellular functions... skype and other functions can depend on lag.
Internet
7.0
Amazon Store browser selection is poor, and fire browser is laggy
Multimedia
7.0
middling audio and video performance
Camera
3.0
Use only in direct sunlight, 2.0 mp
UI speed
4.0
Fire OS is severely laggy.
Everyday usage
6.0
It will do rudimentary browsing or games, but don't expect fabulous performance.
Text input
6.0
the screen displays text as well as any laptop screen does, but is not spectacularly smooth.
Display
6.0
for a 7 inch screen at this price point it's decent enough, not to bright, not to dim, not to saturated or muted. low pixel density means it tires the eyes though.
Battery
7.0
better than average for the category

Pros

  • Low price
  • Decent construction
  • SDXC Card

Cons

  • Closed FireOS
  • Sluggish performance
  • Awful camera
  • Weak video playback

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Jayden848_Life posted on Jul 20, 2017, 6:50 AM

10.0

An Amazing Afordable Tablet!

Jayden848_Life has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

I got this in December 2016 for Christmas and overall, it's wonderful. The only problem is the Wi-Fi always goes to saved and it's connected but it slows down everything. But, this is a great tablet if you don't want to waist a lot of money :-)

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • Great 2 Megapixel Camera
  • Fast Hardware
  • Latest Version Of Fire OS
  • Responsive & Fast

Cons

  • No Google Mobile Services
  • Wifi 802.11 b/g/n slows down sometimes

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