4.0 out of 5 stars
very smart, 30 Dec 2012
i 1st bought 2 kindle fire for my children as xmas prezzies. i played with them before wrapping and thought they were good (except the battery life)
i only bought the fire hd, as 1 of my sons didnt get 1 and he seemed miffed! lol. it his birthday 2 days after xmas so i bought this, and to make him feel better i said it was the same as the others but it was an upgraded version.
and actually you can tell it is better!
this kindle fire hd is alot more nicer, looks very smart and stylish. my son said its exactly like an ipad in design.
it is very easy to set up, turn it on, straight into wifi setup very simple!
picture quality is good. its not too heavy to hold.
so many apps in the store, so lots of choice for all ages. alot of books to choose from, but no free books, like there is for apps.
this does come with a front facing camera, which was lacking on the normal fire, its seems to take an ok photo/video call (skype)
................ couple bad points ..................
again like the normal fire, the battery charging is a nightmere!
none of these kindles come with a battery charger !very tight of them! but our phone chargers work so it not all bad.
please be aware when you buy, the simple box will come posted through your door, no real protection! so if your expecting 1 and have a tiled floor put something down for it to land on!!!
i havnt had chance to use any HDMI cables and plug into tv yet (not sure we ever will) but it has to be a good thing if you do plan to do that.
all in all a lovely thing. my son is delighted, does everything an ipad would, only a hell of a lot cheaper!
and it only took 2 days for delivery (i opted for the free super saver coz im tight lol) but turns out i didnt need to pay the extra for quick delivery :)