Kindle Fire HD 7", Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers [Previous Generation]
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- 7" HD display with anti-glare technology for rich colour and deep contrast from any viewing angle; customised Dolby audio with dual-driver stereo speakers for immersive, virtual surround sound
- Ultra-fast web browsing and video streaming thanks to dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi
- Easy-to-use e-mail app that syncs your Gmail, Hotmail, and other accounts; full integration with Facebook for updating friends and staying in touch
- Front-facing HD camera for Skype video chats and taking HD pictures
- Over 22 million films, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, apps and games, including top favourite apps such as Skyscanner, Jamie's 20-minute meals and Auto Trader
Top Customer Reviews
Size wise they are just right for holding in one hand although with the optional Amazon leather case fitted they are not exactly featherweights.
I find the large format icons that you can flip through really easy to use and the display quality for video and reading is very good, although it almost goes without saying that you can only really use it for reading inside. Outside you cannot really see the screen clearly unless it's a very dull day.
My wife keeps hers next to the bed, which is where a lot of Kindles live I guess, and it is charged every week or so. In between it's on battery so it lasts pretty well, unless my daughter secretly plays games on it in which case we tend to find it flat...but I don't think that's the fault of the HD 7.
Very occasionally it needs to be rebooted - most recently seemingly caused by Candy Crush - but generally speaking it works reliably.
I take a star away for Amazon's somewhat annoying lockdown policy that prevents you from deleting some apps.
So, in summary:
- Screen quality for video and inside reading
- Battery life for normal use
- No lightweight when fitted with an Amazon leather case
- Not suitable for reading outside
- Amazon lockdown policy
I hope you found this review of help. Thanks.
We now have three of these in the house and I am the newest convert / user.
Why do I need it ?
In one gadget I can now listen to my music, see my photos and show others, read books and check my emails when I am out and about. I use it all the time and it has cut down on the amount of stuff I have to carry.
Being in my 50’s I was not prepared to spend a huge amount on a tablet and for what I do the Kindle Fire HD does everything I want. The ease of using music is great – all my Amazon purchases from years back were there ready for me to download. I did not have to copy Cd’s etc. It was all just there in my Amazon account – brilliant!
I have downloaded lots of the free books and have really enjoyed my return to many of the classics of my childhood.
It’s all about convenience – my entire tech is there if I want it in one easy to use tablet. Yes the iPad might be slightly slicker and do a bit more but for me the Kindle is a great toy that is always with me.
I have recently downloaded a few films on it which kept me entertained on a long journey. The unit is very versatile.
So far for me I have none but I am not a power user. My daughter who is a power user seems to do a lot more with hers but she lives on the net and keeps up to date with all her friends, she has not complained about any limitations.
From reading other reviews it seems everyone uses the Kindle Fire in a number of different ways but usually with a particular idea of how it suits them best. Mine is watching films and TV. The Videos section loads up Love Film automatically as its Amazon's company and device, but you can also download the Netflix app from the Amazon App Store. This suits me as I have a subscription for both.
Also interesting for movies is the Flixster App, if you've noticed on some DVDs and Blu Ray films, they come with a UV (Ultra Violet) copy. Using the Flixster site online I have been able to redeem vouchers for movies I already own on DVD and then using the Flixster app on the Kindle Fire download these into the device. This means if I'm on a train/ car journey/ flight, I can watch one of the downloaded films without needing a wifi connection.
The Games are also better than I had expected, I've downloaded Football Manager 2013 on it for £7, cheaper than the PSP or PS Vita versions and works in the same way. Brilliant and addictive. Also good is the Need for Speed game which uses the tablet to steer the car depending on which way you tilt it. So there is plenty of opportunity for fun interactive games on the Kindle Fire.
Also great is the quick and easy access to emails, the internet and previous Amazon music, and kindle e book purchases. You can access these from the "The Cloud", for the uninitiated like myself this is like a big storage space in the internet. So you can download your pick of what you have to your Kindle Fire. You can even email things like word documents to a kindle email and use them on the Kindle Fire.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this was to replace my old fire hd7, this unit is brand new no scratches or marks, very happyPublished 1 month ago by s.roberts
Bought product and it came as stated. However I had been sold a lost or stolen amazon fire 7. This device was blocked and unable to access.. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nathan
A good bit of kit. Until today...... bought this in may 2014. Its now may 2017. The charger port is kaput!! Cant get the thing to charge.
Any idea if it can be fixed???? Read more
Very good product .Really enjoy using it and I do not miss my old black/White kindle.Never gave me any trouble... not a glitch!Published 1 month ago by Patty-London
Item not working properly, keyboard don't appear. Screen show only when the device is in the charge.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer