Amazon Fire HD 6 Review

Camera

Ouch, the quality from its camera is simply garish

Paying attention to its camera, a paltry sized 2-megapixel rear snapper, its tally certainly alludes to the fact that it’s there for the mere convenience factor. It’s especially made more apparent as we launch the camera app, which is pretty bare bones with its offering, as it presents us with only two shooting modes – HDR and panorama.

There’s nothing pretty about its quality, which is made plainly evident by just looking at the samples – even the ones taken outdoors where lighting is plentiful. Generally speaking, they’re subpar due to its smudgy details, over-exposed composition, heavy noise, and purple fringing with shots taken under low light.


Taking a pic Lower is better Taking an HDR pic (sec) Lower is better CamSpeed score Higher is better CamSpeed score with flash Higher is better
Amazon Fire HD 6 4.6
8.3
No data
No data
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 3
No data
510
No data
Apple iPad mini 3 3.1
3.3
No data
No data

Likewise, there’s nothing too nice to find with its 1080p video recording quality. That’s because there’s nothing high-definition about it, as there are way too many distracting elements with its quality. From its lack of detail, to its sensitive exposure adjustment, and muffled audio recording, the results are nothing short of forgettable.


Multimedia

From Amazon Prime Instant to Amazon Prime Music, the tablet is effective enough for various multimedia experiences.

Switching over to the music tab in the apps panel, it’s certainly flaunting a cold and dreary looking music player – it just looks boring and lacks and robust qualities. Regardless of that, it closely integrates with Amazon’s Prime Music service for instant music streaming. Achieving a maximum audio output of 64.8 dB, there’s not much bite and power to its quality. Instead, it sounds flat and mute.

Moving over to the video watching experience of the tablet, users are sure going to be pleased by the selection that Amazon offers with its Amazon Prime Instant Video Service. However, we wouldn’t go as far to say that the experience is a home run – mainly due to the subdued look of the display.

Headphones output power (Volts) Higher is better
Amazon Fire HD 6 0.463
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 0.44
Apple iPad mini 3 0.87
Loudspeaker loudness (dB) Higher is better
Amazon Fire HD 6 64.8
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 80
Apple iPad mini 3 76.6


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5 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Amazon calls this a tablet? I think this was to avoid the stigma of being associated with the fire phone...imagine if it were called the fire phablet!

2. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Sure it's a tablet. Remember that the first Android "tablet" was the Archos 5 in 2009. Back then, I think the biggest Android phone screen was 4.0".

5. MCity241

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 24, 2014

Thats not Android (Look down).

3. hitherto

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Works for me. Love this thing. It does feel cheap with the all plastic construction and ugly industrial design. But, hey, what do you know - it WAS cheap!

4. MCity241

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 24, 2014

Thats not Android 4.4 Kitkat. Thats Fire OS 4 Sagura.
Fire HD 6
  • Display 6.0" 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 16 GB

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