Amazon Fire HD 6 Review
posted by John V. / Dec 03, 2014, 5:18 AM
Average, that pretty much sums up its battery life.
Interestingly, the Fire HD 6 outlasts its sibling in the Fire HD 7, since it’s able to pull in more battery life in our battery benchmark test – 6 hours and 52 minutes to be exact. Yeah, it’s good, but it’s nothing too extraordinary. For its size and whatnot, it’s a mark that’s very much like some similarly sized smartphones.
Battery life (hours) Higher is better
Amazon Fire HD 6 6h 52 min (Average)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 8h 42 min (Excellent)
Apple iPad mini 3 6h 53 min (Average)
Charging time (minutes) Lower is better
Amazon Fire HD 6 180
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 267
Attached with a $99.00 price point, the Amazon Fire HD 6 is undoubtedly budget conscious – one that won’t be too draining on the pockets. Normally speaking about cheap tablets, they typically don’t have too many compelling things about them, so that’s why so many of them are just forgettable. With this, however, it’s able to charm us a little bit, despite its bland design and entry-level offering. Clearly, it’s not meant for heavy productivity work, but for all of those other fun activities, such as reading books and watching movies, the Amazon Fire HD 6 is at the very least an effective thing for the enjoyment – more so thanks to the idea that it can be carried around in a bag or backpack inconspicuously.
Software version of the review unit: Fire OS 4.1.1
- $99 price is super cheap
- Tiny package makes it easy for travel
- Deep integration with all of Amazon’s services
- Sluggish processing performance
- Boring design that feels somewhat cheap
- Not really meant for heavy productivity work
- Camera’s quality is subpar
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!
posted on Dec 03, 2014, 6:27 AM 0
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".
posted on Dec 03, 2014, 3:03 PM 0
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- Display 6.0" 800 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 2 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
- Storage 16 GB