Fire 7 tablet, 7″ display, 16 GB, latest model (2019 release), Black

(25 customer reviews)
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Audio 3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated speaker
Sensors Accelerometer
Camera specs 2 MP front and rear-facing cameras with 720p HD video recording
Location services Location-based services via wifi
Available colors Black, Twilight Blue, Plum, Sage
Additional features External volume controls, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, speakers, microphone, and LE accessories support
Accessibility features VoiceView screen reader enables access to the vast majority of Fire tablet features for users who are blind or visually impaired using text-to-speech or a connected refreshable braille display. Screen magnifier enables viewers to zoom in and out, and pan around the screen. Fire tablets also include accessibility settings for Closed Captioning, Font Size, High Contrast Text, Color Inversion, Color Correction, and Convert Stereo to Mono audio. (Captions are not available for all content). Learn more about it here
Warranty and service 90-day Limited Warranty and service included. Optional 1-Year, 2-Year and 3-Year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Fire 7 tablet is subject to Amazon’s Condition of Use and the terms found these terms.
Included in the box Fire 7 tablet, USB 2.0 cable, 5W power adapter, and Quick Start Guide
Generation 9th generation – 2019 release
Software Security Updates This device receives guaranteed software security updates until at least four years after the device is last available for purchase as a new unit on our websites.

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  • 7″ IPS display; 16 or 32 GB of internal storage (add up to 512 GB with microSD)
  • Faster 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • Up to 7 hours of reading, browsing the web, watching video, and listening to music
  • Hands-free with Alexa, including on/off toggle
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 2 MP front and rear-facing cameras with 720p HD video recording
  • Stay on track – Check email, make video calls, update shopping lists, and set reminders. Use your favorite apps like Zoom, Outlook, and OneNote
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Technical Specifications

Display 7” touchscreen, 1024 x 600 resolution at 171 ppi, SD video playback, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and advanced polarizing filter
Size 7.6” x 4.5” x 0.4” (192 x 115 x 9.6 mm)
Weight 10.1 ounces (286 grams) Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
CPU & RAM Quad-Core 1.3 GHz with 1 GB of RAM
Storage 16 GB (9.4 GB available to user) or 32 GB (23.6 GB available to user) of internal storage. Add microSD card for up to 512 GB of additional storage. Some apps may require that they are installed on internal storage. App or feature updates may impact available storage.
Battery life Up to 7 hours of reading, browsing the web, watching video, and listening to music. Battery life will vary based on device settings, usage, and other factors such as web browsing and downloading content. Certain software features or apps may reduce battery life.
Charge time Fully charges in approximately 4 hours using the micro-USB power adapter included in the box.
Processor MediaTek 8163
Wifi connectivity Single-antenna dual-band wifi. Supports public and private wifi networks or hotspots that use the dual-band 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) wifi networks. WiFi 6 (802.11 ax) is not currently supported.
4G connectivity N/A
Ports USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) to connect to a PC/Macintosh computer, or to charge your device with the included power adapter; microSD slot for external storage

 

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  1. MORNINGSTARR

    Loved the color and that’s it

    Battery doesn’t hold a charge- at all. Not impressed that ads pop up on the lock screen and cost $ to remove. Comes with a full screen of factory apps that cannot be deleted. Only works with amazon apps so no chrome cast. Really wished I could have kept around for web and reading but have to return due to battery defect.

    107 people found this helpful

    MORNINGSTARR

  2. Michael

    Get something better

    Don’t waste your money on this. The only good thing about it is the price, but it’s not worth it. I didn’t expect it to be IPad quality, but this is just ridiculous. Here is a list of all the problems I have encountered so far:Built very flimsy. I feel like I am going to break it with normal use.Resolution is awful.Drops WiFi constantly.Lag much? This thing is slow.You have to jump through hoops to get google play on it and their App Store is sub-par.Shall I continue? Just pay the extra and get something better.

    75 people found this helpful

    Michael

  3. RAM

    Ads ads ads ads .

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     I should have done more research. I got this 2019 fire 7 on prime day for $29.99 and thought it would be cool to keep by the bedside for reading books. I did NOT realize it came with ads on the lock screen. The item description is deceptive. It says with “special offers.” I thought that meant it was on sale for prime day lol. Special offers is a play on words. They meant ADS. Special offers = ads!

    73 people found this helpful

    RAM

  4. Positive Altitude

    Get Ready to be Black Mailed

    Get ready to pay $15 so your device isn’t full of adds and offers. Way to piss off your customers Amazon.

    188 people found this helpful

    Positive Altitude

  5. whitney

    Disappointed at first, hopeful at the improvements.

    I received this kindle as a gift, and as I was downloading ebooks, it just shut off. I tried doing a soft reset, a hard reset, and even tried putting the kindle back to factory settings. It did not work. I called customer service, and they said they would send me a replacement.Somehow there was issue after issue, where I could no longer be sent a replacement, and they would not allow me to send the kindle back in for a gift card. First it was something with my card, and then my address, despite having used both before. They also wouldn’t, for whatever reason, allow me to return the kindle.Finally, after days, far too many phone calls, and a review, they made an “exception” for me, and agreed to send a return label. They also sent a new kindle. The new kindle currently works well, and hopefully it will stay that way.However, I’m a little frustrated with the whole process, although I am mostly happy with the end result. It would have been best for the kindle to work properly from the get go, and I still can’t comprehend why returning the kindle was such a difficulty.

    104 people found this helpful

    whitney

  6. Janet Gambino

    why I love and hate my kindles 🙂

    I really love my kindle (or should I say kindles) I am a avid reader (a book in a day or 2) it is always with me. but Ill explain why only 4 starsmy first kindle husband bought as a present from box store in April of 2012, (NOTE w warrenty) and I was hooked.. THAT original Kindle, was replaced for a bad charge port 8/12 (4 months old, and when replaced you get a refurbished model) and replaced again 4/2013 (8 months) and last time in 11/2013 (7 month) didnt think they’d replace so I bought another 11/2013 and packed it away when they did replace for third time. When I started using the one bought and put away, it lasted until 7/2017, that one the screen got smashed, so I had to order another 5/2018. come to the middle of June 2019 (again..sigh) so I was determine to see if the 4-5 I had could be reused…oh the 2nd one that wasnt a replacement from 2013 that lasted till 2017, that is the one I am currently using, unknown to me, my husband ordered another from Amazon, this i the one I am reviewing. it will be put away until the 2013 model dies again..My point is spend the extra 10-12 bucks for square trade protection plan, its worth it. Amazon knows there is a problem with charging ports, and unless you have extended warrenty its only covered for 90 days.and take care of it, as I said avid reader, I love amazon and my kindle, it gets knocked around on my night stand, in car (read on work breaks) ect.and do your research, google bad charge ports for kindle, there are complaints but also ALOT of suggestions for how to repair yourself. even with the problems I have had, I always try to repair or buy new because I have ALOT of reading to do :)I hope this helps someone else

    67 people found this helpful

    Janet Gambino

  7. Mysecretavatar

    This is not ready for prime time

    I am surprised by how bad this product is given the overall decent quality of Amazon products. The screen is unresponsive and freezes. Kindle books I purchased are inaccessible from this device no matter what I do to open them even though they show up on the kindle app. I cannot delete apps that I don’t want even though I am supposed to be able to do so. Too many ads show up and there doesn’t appear to be a reliable way to avoid them.

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  8. Natasha

    Buen precio

    Me agrada que tenga la opción de crear varias secciones de usuarios y pienso que que es falso de que la tablet dura 7 horas en uso la batería no es cierto se descarga antes y lo de las mayorías de la aplicaciones que se bajan uno tiene que pagar suscripción solo te dan un mes gratis. Así no se vale aparte de que uno invierte en el producto, paga internet y también pagar por la mayoría de App que uno baja.

    53 people found this helpful

    Natasha

  9. LOLA STEGALL

    Can’t get kindle to take my password which I know is correct.

    Live chatted with their “experts” for over an hour. They had me check the date, time which I told them I couldn’t get to. They had me turning off and restarting wi-fi and kindle. the last one gave me instructions to go into Windows. While going from his chat notes to my computer, he typed “: I don’t mean to rush you, but we’ve been idle for 2 minute. ” WOW. So now I am trying to figure it out myself because I wasted over an hour with people who knew no more than me!

    82 people found this helpful

    LOLA STEGALL

  10. Effy

    Amazing tablet for the price point.

    Overall, I highly approve of this tablet for it’s price point. If you’re looking for something affordable and use for the basics, this tablet is great! So far I’ve just done some basic browsing and downloaded some games. It’s sleek and light weight, and I absolute love the color!The issues are still to be expected for a new release – connection to WiFi is unstable, it runs super slow at times (I do have apps downloaded, however I do have the 32gb version, and only have a total of 6 extra apps download as of today (06/12/2019), and honestly the ads on the lock screen are super annoying (which may be user error on removal from my end, I have not dove deep into the settings quite yet.)The tablet arrive with 60% battery on the 10th, and that 60% have survived through today. I’m excited to see how long the battery lasts when I’m using it more as I plan on taking it on vacation with me in July.As time goes on, I’ll update this review if things change or I find more issues. For it’s price though, I can’t make too many complaints. Amazon did well with this tablet, and I’m happy with my purchase overall.

    182 people found this helpful

    Effy

  11. Rick

    I can finally recommend the Fire 7

    I having been buying the smaller Fire tablets (7 inch) since the beginning and I can now recommend to buy this tablet. I have other sized Fire tablets (8 Inch) and a new ipad, plus the new Kindle paper white, but the Fire 7 is my go to tablet. What I use it for. Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix, Youtube. Kindle reader for books and bible. Audible books from audible. Podcasts (stitcher). Comixology for comics (old school Marvel fan!). Instagram (I do not use facebook). Home automation with Alexa (control of my lights, ring alarm, alarms, and basic questions) works great both hands free as well as pressing the home button. I also play light games on it, Word search, Temple run, Angry Birds series of games, Yahtzee, Subway Surfer, Crossy Roads, and a few others. I also listen to Amazon prime music (Apple music does not work on this device). I mainly use my Apple air buds when watching and listening and it sounds fantastic. Picture quality is great. This is a snappy little tablet and my favorite size. It feels good in the hand with the solid plastic build (compared to the Fire 8 inch, which feels more “cheap”). It is a great tablet to use while lying in bed, which is mainly when I use it (ipad 9.7 is to heavy). I feel that Amazon finally got it right with this new 2019 version. The previous versions are painfully slow to load anything, and that is why I never would recommend them especially for a child. These new tablets are so much better, my wife wants one, and I will be buying them for my kids, something I would not even consider before, because of the frustration of the slowness (and the reason my kids took over the ipad and iphones in the first place). As you can see this is a consumption device, meant for fun..not a computer or workhorse. I should mention you can check email and use the tablet for video chatting and dropping in on other echo devices which works really well and my kids have fun using it, I should also mention that I am a Prime member and take advantage of the Prime photo storage, which any picture that I take on my iphone, pops up on my Fire Tablet. I should also mention why I use this for reading more than my paper white, it is because I like the “page curl effect” and the way it highlights my passages on books (I still use my paper white..but this is just a preference). The only reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the 2mp camera (which I do not use much) and the battery life, which is actually not bad, but Amazon asked for a “star” rating on those two features as well as tablet as a whole. At $50 you can not go wrong. Plus if you have a previous version, just trade it in. I got $10 knocked off and an additional 20% savings. I think I paid about $33. I will be trading in my 8 inch Fire for this size as well. Great little tablet!

    3,568 people found this helpful

    Rick

  12. cat101

    Nice size and weight

    I really didn’t need a new one but wanted the 32 GB. It works really well so far. Haven’t had any problems. The battery doesn’t seem to last as long as it says but I have only charged it a couple times since receiving it. Time will tell on that but it does work well. I inserted a 128 GB mini sd card and works great, just like it should. The blue color is really pretty and a little different than the 7th generation I have. The thing I like the most is the 32 GB instead of the 16. Nice upgrade.

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    cat101

  13. Cassie

    Don’t get if you want things like Google play

    I’m not a fan. It doesn’t hold an internet connection well AT ALL and I hate how limited the device is. I’m sure it’s mostly my fault for not reading that the fire tablets are only exclusive to Amazon apps so you can’t use any apps from Google play or anything, but in the part of the description I read it said games. I didn’t realize it didn’t include Google play games. Unfortunately that was my reason for getting a tablet, so I will be returning mine and getting something with Google play services. If you are okay with only watching movies, TV and reading, this may be okay for you. Not sure about the internet connection though, my boyfriend’s tablet (Lenovo) doesn’t do that.

    1,764 people found this helpful

    Cassie

  14. ruel

    new Fire 7 is an improvement

    bought this new 2019 version of the Fire 7 for like fifty bucks plus tax etc from here on amazon. upgrading from the Fire 6 HD. really like this Fire 7 tablet. as well as all the built-in amazon stuff on this tablet, was also able to put google play store etc on this tablet — easy peasy — just look up how to do it on the internet. if you want a tablet, this is the one to get.

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    ruel

  15. dtjacobson

    NOT an improvement over previous generations

    I’ve had a Kindle Fire (5th Generation) for several years and have been generally happy with it, so I expected the Kindle Fire 7 (9th Generation) to perform at least as well, especially for 4X the internal storage (32GB). I was wrong: the Fire 7 runs very slowly, frequently freezes, crashes out of apps, and doesn’t appear to recognize the 64GB microSD card I use for storing books. It also does not “play well” with Amazon’s own website and servers: most of my books are checked out through the public library, and even though the Fire 7 is designated the “default” device for downloading my books, the books are not downloading to the device, but are downloading to my old Fire.Thank heavens I kept my old Fire and traded in an extra Kindle for the Fire 7, as the Fire 7 is going back for replacement.

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  16. Professor Nishanth

    An amazing refresh of the base Fire tablet at an affordable price

    Original review (June 9, 2019) and three updates placed at the end of the original review (June 10, 2019, June 14, 2019, and June 21, 2019, respectively).ORIGINAL REVIEW: June 9, 2019 (5/5 stars)UPDATED REVIEW: June 21, 2019 (4/5 stars)For background information, I am a professor and a tech geek. I have used Amazon devices for around eight years now. I currently own three Kindle e-readers (Kindle Touch, Kindle Paperwhite 3rd generation, and Kindle 10). I also own four Amazon Fire tablets (2015 Fire 7 -5th generation, 2019 Fire 7 – 9th generation, 2017 Fire HD 8 – 7th generation and 2018 Fire HD 8 –8th generation) and 3 Echo devices (1st generation Echo, 2nd generation Echo Dot, and 3rd generation Echo Dot). Please note that I have traded-in some of the dated versions of the above-listed products to get upgraded versions (more on this under the “Saving Money on Purchases” section).This device is Amazon’s most recently refreshed (2019 – 9th generation) Fire tablet 7 inch at an outstanding price. The Fire 7 (9th generation) is definitely slightly better than the previous generation. The combination of quality and value are really tough to beat and the tablet does well overall. This is a comprehensive review, but for those looking for the bottom line, scroll down to the bottom to see some feedback on how to save money on purchasing the Fire and my final recommendations.Below is my summary of the “Fire 7.” I have spent the past few days playing around with the Fire, using it, and reading other online reviews about this version to ensure the comprehensiveness and accuracy of information provided in this review. For reference purposes, this Fire model was last refreshed in 2017. This review has overlaps with my review of the Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet because both of these are essentially the same tablet but to a different audience.-THE BOX: The Fire 7 tablet, a quick-start guide, basic safety instructions, 5W wall adapter, and a USB cord (around 3 foot or 36 inches). The item arrived sealed and packaged well.- AVAILABILITY: Black, Twilight Blue, Plum, and Sage are the base colors variants. Additionally, covers can be purchased for $29.99 in the same color scheme as the Fire tablet from Amazon. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend these overpriced covers. There are several other high quality and aesthetically pleasing covers that can be found on Amazon that are affordable, well rated, and function better.- Key things that have not changed from the prior Fire 7 model:— Display size remains the same— PPI remains the same at 171— RAM remains the same at 1 GB of RAM.— Speaker and microphone remains the same (mono speaker with built-in microphone)— Size specifications remain the same— Warranty remains the same (90-day limited warranty)- Summary of key aspects (listed in order of importance) that have changed in this version (Fire 7: 2019: 9th generation) from prior generation Fire 7 tablet (2017: 7th generation). For the below comparison, the new version will be listed as Fire 2019 and the previous model as Fire 2017.— Fire 2019: Increased storage options (16 GB or 32 GB) as compared to prior version Fire 2017 (8 GB or 16 GB).— Battery life has declined to 7 hours (1-hour reduction) from prior version.— Charge time has decreased from 6 hours (Fire 2017) to 4 hours (Fire 2019). This is a major plus because it would take forever to charge these tablets). Again, please note that this claim (regarding charging time) holds true only if an Amazon wall outlet is used. The tablet usually notifies you when you are using a non-compatible wall outlet and cable. I have tested charging speeds on third-party wall ports and noticed a substantial increase in charging time as compared to using an Amazon wall outlet. So, ideally, consumers should use only the Amazon wall outlet for fast charging.— The new processor based on specs provided by Amazon to developers Fire 7 2019 [Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 (1.3 GHz)] vs. Fire 7 2017 [Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7 (1.3 GHz)] is a bit faster. Again, this is my initial assessment. This would require additional testing and I will put in these numbers at a later time when they become available.— Camera quality has improved 2 MP front and rear-facing cameras with 720p HD video recording as compared to the prior version.— Slight decrease in weight (0.3 oz/9 grams)— Light sensor added (mentioned in developer information page).— Three new colors added (Twilight Blue, Plum, and Sage) in addition to Black.- Technical specs and other details:— Size: 7.6” x 4.5” x 0.4” (192 x 115 x 9.6 mm).— 171 pixel per inch (PPI) with IPS display technology and advanced polarizing filter. This basically means that there is a bright display with vivid colors and whiter whites for a great viewing experience from all angles.— 7-inch screen, 1024 x 600 resolution with SD video playback— Internal Storage: 16 or 32 GB— External Storage: expandable storage using MicroSD card for up to 512 GB + unlimited cloud storage for Amazon digital content purchases.— Weight: 10.1 oz/286 grams— Amazon’s digital assistant: Hands-free Alexa enabled. This option basically converts the device into a stand-alone device that can do multiple functions. For instance, if you are cooking and want help, you can ask Alexa to pull up the instructions for “Mashed Potatoes” and it will do so.— Warranty and Service: 90-day limited warranty and service included. U.S. customers can purchase an extended warranty for 1, 2 or 3 years (though I might not personally recommend this for such an affordable product like the Fire 7)— Camera: 2MP VGA front-facing camera and rear-facing HD camera— Sensors: Accelerometer and light sensor— Battery life: Up to 7 hours of battery life— Fully charges in 4 hours (if Amazon wall outlet is used)— Single-antenna dual-band Wi-Fi. Uses 802.11a/b/g/n with WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security using password authentication. No support offered to connect to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.— Bluetooth 4.1 LE— Ports: USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) to connect to the computer or for charging the device with the included power adapter; MicroSDXC slot for external storage, and 3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated speaker.- Some limitations (to be expected because of this tablet being sold at a bargain price and also being the base model of the Fire series):— No HD video viewing available— Camera specs are sub-par as compared to other costlier tablets (again this might sound oxymoronic…but just pointing it out)— Max volume is below average (because of the mono-speaker)— Sound quality is average— Amazon’s ecosystem is not as massive compared to the Google Play Store and Apple Play Store.— Amazon’s Silk browser is not as intuitive and user-friendly as more prominent competitors (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.).— Some reviewers have claimed that the external storage (MicroSDXC card) is not as responsive as the internal storage (this is not something I have experienced).— Because of concerns dealing with volume and sound quality using this model for listening to music, or watching TV shows, movies, etc. might require headphones or a speaker.-Fire 7: 2019 Tablet Kids edition: Please note that Amazon has updated their Fire 7 Kids Edition too. Since, this is for a different audience, I will not deal with it in this review.- Comparison between Fire 7 (this version – 2019 release) and Fire HD 8 (2018 release – mid-tier model):— Charge time: Fire HD 8 (6 hours) vs. Fire 7 (4 hours)— Display Size: Fire HD 8 (8 inches) vs. Fire 7 (7 inches)— Video playback: Fire HD 8 (HD video playback) vs. Fire 7 (SD video playback)— Resolution: Fire HD 8 (1280 * 800; 189 PPI) vs. Fire 7 (1024 *600; 171 PPI)— RAM: Fire HD 8 (1.5 GB RAM) vs. Fire 7 (1 GB RAM)— Battery life: Fire HD 8 (10 hours) vs. Fire 7 (7 hours),— Speaker: Fire HD 8 (Dolby Atmos, dual stereo speakers) vs. Fire 7 (Mono speaker)— Weight: Fire HD 8 (12.8 oz, 363 g) vs. Fire 7 (10.1 oz, 286 g)— Expandable Storage (internal storage remains same): Fire HD 8 (expandable by to 400 GB) vs. Fire 7 (expandable by up to 512 GB).— Colors: Fire HD 8 (Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red, Canary Yellow) vs.. Fire 7 (Black, Twilight Blue, Plum, Sage)— Cost: Fire HD 8 (16 GB – $79.99; 32 GB – $109.99) vs. Fire HD 7 (16 GB – $49.99; 32 GB – $69.99)— Multi-touch: Fire HD 8 (10-point) vs. Fire 7 (5-point)— Processors, software version, and cameras remain the same on both units.- Comparison between Fire 7 (this version – 2019 release) and Fire HD 10 (2017 release – mid-tier model):— Charge time: Fire HD 10 (5 hours) vs. Fire 7 (4 hours)— Display Size: Fire HD 10 (10.1 inches) vs. Fire 7 (7 inches)— Video playback: Fire HD 10 (HD video playback; 1080p HD resolution) vs. Fire 7 (SD video playback)— Resolution: Fire HD 10 (1920 * 1200; 224 PPI) vs. Fire 7 (1024 *600; 171 PPI)— Processor: Fire HD 10 [2xARM Cortex-A72 (1.8 GHz), 2xARM Cortex-A53 (1.4 GHz)] vs. Fire 7 inch (ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core 1.3 GHz) (basically Fire HD 10 would be substantially faster than either the Fire 7 or Fire HD 8)— RAM: Fire HD 10 (2 GB RAM) vs. Fire 7 (1 GB RAM)— Battery life: Fire HD 10 (10 hours) vs. Fire 7 (7 hours),— Speaker: Fire HD 10 (Dolby Atmos, dual stereo speakers) vs. Fire 7 (Mono speaker)— Camera: Fire HD 10 (0.3 MP front-facing and 2 MP rear-facing camera) vs. Fire 7 (2 MP front-facing and rear-facing camera)— Weight: Fire HD 10 (17.7 oz, 500 g) vs. Fire 7 (10.1 oz, 286 g)— Internal Storage: Fire HD 10 [32 GB (25.4 GB available to user) or 64 GB (54.1 GB available to user)] vs. Fire 7 [(internal storage remains same – 16 GB (9.4 GB available to user) or 32 GB (23.6 GB available to user)]— Expandable Storage: Fire HD 10 (expandable by to 256 GB) vs. Fire 7 (expandable by up to 512 GB).— Colors: Fire HD 10 (Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red) vs.. Fire 7 (Black, Twilight Blue, Plum, Sage)— Cost: Fire HD 10 (32 GB – $149.99; 32 GB – $189.99) vs. Fire 7 (16 GB – $49.99; 32 GB – $69.99)— Multi-touch: Fire HD 10 (10-point) vs. Fire 7 (5-point)** If you are considering buying the Fire HD 10, I would wait on it as there is a high probability that this model will be refreshed this year as the last update was in 2017 (Amazon seems to follow a 2-year refresh cycle though this is not always the case).- Some useful features on Fire Tablets (not a comprehensive list)— Accessibility: “VoiceView and Screen Magnifier enable access to the vast majority of Fire tablet features. VoiceView features text-to-speech voice. Fire OS 5 also includes system wide closed caption settings, adjustable font sizes up to 50% larger, and a variety of book reading text adjustments such as adjustable colors and text spacing. Also includes adjustable font sizes/color, and built-in Oxford dictionary.”— Surfing the web using Amazon’s web browser – Silk— Watching movies, TV shows and listening to music.— Ability to read Kindle books.— Ability to read the news using Washington Times— Other apps (games, educational tools, etc. available in Amazon’s app store) plus several prominent apps included like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.— Ability to get set-up email apps, calendar, etc.— Ability to play games that can be downloaded from the app store.- Testing:Wi-Fi: I was able to connect to the Wi-Fi network without any technical difficulties. The process was pretty straightforward.- Saving money on purchasing the Fire:— For users who want more storage, I would strongly recommend getting the Fire 7 (16 GB) and then purchasing a microSD card as opposed to getting the costlier Fire 7 (32 GB tablet). For context, users can get a 64 GB microSD card for around $12 (users might be able to get a cheaper microSD card on Amazon prime day) on Amazon which is cheaper than paying an additional $20 for Fire 7 32 GB. Additionally, the user gets more storage by getting a microSD card.— The initial purchase with a promo discount entitles the user to a ($10 app store credit value), so you are essentially paying $ 39.99 for the 16 GB Fire 7 tablet.— The cost for the 16 GB Fire 7 will be $49.99 (with special offers) or 32 GB Fire 7 for $69.99 (with special offers). Customers can disable special offers later by paying $20 if they purchase the Fire with special offers. Personally, I would recommend going the route of getting the special offers and then disabling it. The special offers only appear when the Kindle is locked/asleep and are non-intrusive. I have 6 devices, all of which have special offers and have never had an issue. However, if the user does not like the special offers, you can purchase the Fire with special offers and then remove the special offers..— You can easily trade-in your prior Fire for Amazon credit (for $5-$15 depending on version and condition), which also entitles them to receive an additional 25% discount towards their new Fire.— As previously mentioned, I would recommend avoiding purchasing extended warranty on this item.— My recommendation would be to purchase this item during a sale event (for instance, Amazon Prime day is coming up in July). The customer can get this tablet for around $20 off during Prime day (based on prior sales analysis), and then stack the trade-in price and the 25% discount to get this item for a minimal cost (maybe you can snag it for $20 in total or lesser if everything is applied correctly). However, one thing to keep in mind is that Amazon might decide to remove the trade-in gift card and 25% discount at any point.-Quality comment: Some customers have critiqued the prior version (Fire 7: 2017) for lack of long-term quality. Again, please remember that this product is sold for $49.99 and goes on sale for around $ 29.99. How much more can one expect for a product this affordable? I have used my prior Fire 7 (2015) for 4 years without any issues (Honestly, I am surprised it lasted this long). Additionally, it definitely is more durable than my iPad. Additionally, with the immense technological breakthroughs occurring at lightening speed, any tablet will be obsolete in a few years. So, it might be logically better to get an affordable average end tablet than investing in a high end one (unless you need a high-end one for your specific use).- Conclusion:To sum up my review, this is the basic Amazon Fire 7 tablet. No bells and whistles, but it does the job. Limitations include sound quality, volume quality, and potential issues with MicroSDXC Card access, and basic app store. Updates worth noting in this version include the new color options, a slight decrease in weight, increase in storage (internal and external), slightly faster processor, slightly improved cameras, and slight decrease in battery life (though this might be a more accurate representation of the life of the battery). The bottom line is that if you are looking to get a super affordable tablet that is well-rated, small, lightweight, and can complete most of the basic and some intermediate tasks along with basic entertainment, then this Fire tablet is the way to go. So, I am giving it 5/5 stars in spite of its limitations because it is really hard (if not impossible) to find a better deal at this price point.- UPDATE # 1 (June 10, 2019): Fire HD 8I would personally recommend the Fire HD 8 (mid-tier model) as opposed to this Fire 7 (the model reviewed) for a few more dollars. This can be purchased after following the cost-saving suggestions previously listed. My reasons are several and include: the 8 inch screen (as compared to 7 inches), higher resolution (189 PPI vs. 171 PPI), increased RAM (1.5 GB vs. 1 GB), battery life (10 hours vs. 7 hours), and the feature I appreciate the most – Dolby Atmos, dual stereo speakers (which can make a world of difference while watching or listening to something). I own both the 7 and the 8 inch, and there is a spectacular difference in sound quality and volume between the two. Besides, most phones now have an average screen size of around 5.5 inches (many companies are moving towards a 6 inches average). So, having a 7-inch tablet might not per se make a major difference for customers because it is similar in size to their phone (unless they want to use this device as a back-up device to prevent wear and tear on their phone). Additionally, since charging takes a substantial amount of time, I would rather have a tablet with longer battery life (Fire HD 8) than shorter (Fire 7). However, please note that the last argument cuts both ways as the new Fire 7 (4 hours) charges quicker as compared to the Fire HD 8 (6 hours).- UPDATE # 2 (June 15, 2019): Amazon FreeTime Unlimited- Amazon FreeTime Unlimited ($2.99/month after free subscription period)— Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is a subscription that offers over “20,000 books, movies, TV shows, apps and games for kids 3-12. Age Filters ensure kids see age-appropriate content. Parents can add content to kids’ profiles to give them more access to apps and games.” “In FreeTime, kids do not have access to social media or Alexa. In-app purchases require parent approval. Parents can exit FreeTime using a passcode.” Another unique feature is Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited in Spanish!— Parents also have the option “to set educational goals and curfews (using FreeTime Unlimited), and manage content for up to 4 child profiles (option given during initial set-up of the tablet) with easy-to-use parental controls.”— Generally speaking – FreeTime Unlimited offers unbeatable value – I mean where else on earth can you get kid-friendly and generally holistic content for $2.99/month (after trial subscription ends).*FreeTime unlimited has several nifty features that I cannot cover because of space limitations. Parents have a lot of flexibility in choosing and curating content for children, permitting downloads, and even setting the tablet to turn-off after a preset amount of use or at a set time and turn on at a set time.UPDATE # 3 (June 21, 2019): Battery Life and SoftwareSome customers have complained about the low and unpredictable battery life for this new device. I have experienced occasional battery fluctuations (my prior Fire seemed to have better battery life). So, I am docking a star. Some other reviewers have also experienced overheating of this device. Other than the occasional overheating that occur in all devices (when complex programs/apps are used for an extended period of time), I haven’t experienced anything major until now. Additionally, some customers have also complained about the new Fire OS causing problems. I have experienced occasional staggering of the OS and app closures but nothing major as described by other reviewers. I will continue my testing to see if other issues surface but just wanted to give a heads-up to customers so they are prepared in case they experience any issues in the future and want to contact Amazon about it.Please also note several resources were used in the compilation of this review but most of this review was based on my personal testing of the product.Whenever I make any purchase, I try to do a thorough and accurate job with the review. My reviews are my honest and comprehensive assessment of the product. I always post future updates and corrections based on new information if deemed necessary. Additionally, I always include photos of products to verify both that I purchased this product and to back up appropriate claims in the review. If you have any feedback or questions or corrections, leave a note in the comments section. Thank you!

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    Professor Nishanth

  17. Michael W

    Waste of Money

    I have purchased 5 of these tablets over the years for my kids that are younger than 10. Each time when I am setting it up, and ask myself why I bought another one. I will not be purchasing another amazon tablet again, and here is why.There are some PROS to this tablet. They are cheap so I can buy one for all my kids to use / The battery life is really good / They are good enough hardware wise to run pretty much whatever kids games my kids download / That’s where the pros end.CONS – The cons of this device far out weigh the pros. This tablet displays enough ads to choke a horse / The tablet is very slow. every few months I have to factory reset it when it is slows to a crawl without any indication as to why / Storage is low at 16GB. I added a 64GB sd card to each tablet. however this does not solve the issue, because in order for the SD card to be effective, the app has to be SD card compatible which only 10% of them are. So most apps will remain on the tablet with no way to transfer them to the SD card / The home screen is full of garbage, and useless apps and features that my kids will never use, and just ends up confusing them. There is no way to clean the home screen up. My kids won’t use GoodReads, or exclusive offers, or Shopping, or New Stand, or any of the other 45 home screens chalk full of crap. It would be nice if I could disable those home screens and just have ONE main home screen with their apps on it. If I want to buy them a book, or if they are dying to read the latest editions on new stand, then that should be inside the amazon app, not plastered on the home screen. My kids also don’t use email, so I went in to uninstall that, you can’t. to free up resources and storage, I wanted to uninstall email, weather, amazon deals, good reads, audible, New Stand, Maps, Offers, Shop Amazon, and several other apps, but you can’t they are locked down.I figured there has to be a way to remove the ads, well there is. Pay amazon 15.00 to enroll in the service to remove the ads from the device. WOW is all I can say. After being a Prime member for over 6 years, I am really starting to reach that “Enough is enough” point.The bottom line is, spend the extra 50.00 and buy a real tablet. It will save you a lot of money in the long run because your child won’t go to the “SHOP” home screen and order you a bunch of stuff on your behalf when you see 3 delivery trucks roll up outside your window, 14 new newsstand subscriptions in the mail, a 6 year audible membership, and 145 amazon prime movie purchases, all thanks to the quick and easy home screen layout.

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    Michael W

  18. Samantha R.

    Perfect as an eReader

    My favorite feature of the 2019 Kindle Fire 7 is the “Blue Shade,” easily turned on/off and adjustable via the top drop-down menu. I don’t like bright artificial blue light glaring in my eyes (not good for brain health), so it’s totally awesome Amazon put this in the new Kindle.I got this strictly as an eReader because I wanted something more book-sized than my iPhone XS Max pictured to the left of the Kindle. My Kindle 2nd Gen Paperwhite was too slow for page-turn and browsing the Kindle store. I won’t be downloading other apps or using this as a tablet. I have an iPad for tablet use. This has fast and smooth page-turning and Kindle store browsing.The only improvements I’d like to see are the battery life and for Amazon to add the Libby app to the app store.Pros:-Perfect as an eReader-Size and weight is just right for holding in one hand and the screen is about the same size as a book page-“Blue Shade” for lowering artificial blue light-Page turning and store browsing is fast and easy.Cons:-Could have a better battery life but it’s not terrible. Maybe the Kindle Paperwhite’s battery life spoiled me.-Libby app needed in the Amazon app store.

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    Samantha R.

  19. C. S

    Seemed like it was possessed.

    This kindle worked well for a few hours and then all of a sudden it started to search the internet on it’s own. This is for my 8 year old daughter because her old kindle was not working. This kindle really scared my child. She would play a game and something would control the game. We would watch it change the settings on it’s own and move from ap to ap. When the kindle was locked something kept trying to access my contacts, and unlock my kindle!! It would change the time and change to a different alarm. I contacted amazon and they were not helpful, because nothing worked.. I had to factory restart it twice and it kept going back to controling itself on it’s own. Finally I just had to return it because it because there was no way to use it. Amazon needs to make a product that works.

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    C. S

  20. mandy

    worst of the lot

    I own every model/series of Kindle and can say this last Fire 7 is the worst – very slow to load – crammed with ads to the point you can hardly use..size is a good midrange and weight is beautiful – now if it only worked well.. this won’t get published as Amazon never allows bad press

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    mandy

  21. Darren H

    Grow up Amazon and stop blocking Google play.

    Let me start by saying I am not expecting iPad performance from a $50 tablet. I use (or want to use) these as fancy all in one remotes for my home AV setups (receiver, TV, blu-ray, etc.) as well as (when I can get it working) my Samsung Smartthings hub and z-wave light switches.This is a nicely made well thought out value for money tablet. Fine for reading armchair web browsing etc.But…Battery life seems quite short.Performance is a little slow.The worst of all? The trade war between Amazon and Google makes it virtually impossible to download apps from the Google play store. There is a way but it is quite contrived.And despite what Amazon might say, not all the apps I wanted were available from Amazon.

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    Darren H

  22. Tools. Electro. DIY

    Questionable battery life

    Good budget tablet but the battery drains continuously when idle at a fast rate (10% daily)

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    Tools. Electro. DIY

  23. Schpsych

    Very easy to set up; light and sleek. Love it!

    I have had my new fire now for just a few days, but so far, I really like it. It is slimmer than my old one (2nd gen) and feels nice and light. I ordered the recommended case with it and it fit beautifully, nice and snug for a very thin sleek look. However, I have arthritis in my hands and was concerned that if I should drop it, the case might not protect it enough. That is just for me, it would probably be perfectly adequate for the average person without gripping drifficulties. I returned the lovely, sleek case and ordered the bulkier Moro case like I am used to. It is doing a great job. The new Kindle was very easy to set up and all settings were easy to find. Definitely recommend.

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    Schpsych

  24. Lon J. Seidman

    Great improvement over the previous generation – Same guts as the 8″

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     The Fire 7 has the same guts as the 8 but in a smaller and less expensive package. This is a nice performance boost over the prior generation Fire 7 and it now features an always listening feature if you’re invested in the Alexa ecosystem. It can function like an echo device with a display.VIDEO INDEX:00:48 – Hardware Overview00:50 – Price00:53 – Display01:10 – Bloatware01:31 – RAM and Storage02:15 – Weight02:19 – Build Quality02:49 – Short Warranty03:15 – Hands free Alexa support03:25 – Technical differences vs. 8″ tablet03:31 – Processor03:35 – OS differences 32 bit vs. 6404:04 – RAM differences04:44 – Ports and Buttons04:55 – Audio05:21 – Color case options05:40 – Performance: Web Browsing06:31 – Alexa Voice Commands08:04 – Gaming: Playstation Emulator08:37 – No Google Play Store09:09 – Gaming: GTA Vice City09:19 – Gaming: PacMan 25609:52 – Kodi HEVC Video playabck10:45 – Final Thoughts11:36 – Official YouTube App coming soon

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    Lon J. Seidman

  25. fol

    Gave up after a month.

    I kept trying, and despite re-setting the phone multiple times (the only fix the so-called “help” line recommends) the bluetooth was always unstable. Amazon was unable to replace, so I just returned the Fire 7 and got an unlocked Android phone instead for $20 more. It’s a big improvement: no need to fiddle to get the Google Play store, performance is both faster and more stable for every task, and the screen although smaller is much brighter and more crisp. The Fire 7 is a mistake–I recommend avoiding.Initial review:I bought this as a media center for the kitchen, and it will work barely well enough– for 50 bucks. Here are the problems that are happening within 24 hours:- Bluetooth pairing with Bose headphones is unstable–static-y or just randomly cut off- poor battery life–down more than 30% in about an hour. It gets hot.- screen smudges super-easily–a problem in a kitchen- Amazon help system is a joke–clicks lead in a circle, and there’s no findable content on any of these issuesOf course I’m not surprised that the experience is worse than my iPad, but I am surprised that it’s so much worse than my cheap Android phone. On the plus side, adding the Google Play store turned out to be easy, so I can use my music account there.

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    fol