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Amazon Fire 7 Tablet Review: Discover the Pros and Cons

REVIEW OVERVIEW

Display
7.5/10
Performance
7.9/10
Battery Life
9.0/10

Amazon Fire 7 is a cheap tablet designed for customers who are on a budget. With the Amazon Fire 7 Tablet, you can read a book, do online shopping, and watch videos. It was announced on the 16th of May, 2019, and was released on the 6th of June, 2019.

The price of the Amazon Fire 7 (2019) starts at £50 which is the same as the last model, but the Amazon Fire 7 Tablet is faster and has more storage. In terms of storage, if you want the 32GB storage instead of 16GB, it’ll cost you extra cash. In this Amazon Fire 7 tablet review and buying guide, you will discover all you need to know about this affordable tablet, including the designs, the Pros and Cons, and much more…

Fire 7 Tablet | 7" display, 16 GB, Black with Ads (2019 Release)

Last Amazon price update was: December 4, 2022 5:36 pm

Design

The Amazon Fire 7 Tablet is robust with a thick rubber build which is great as it will take a lot more than falling from the dinning table to break it. There are bezels surrounding the screen which make it a lot more comfortable to hold in one hand without actually tapping the screen.

Amazon Fire 7 Tablet comes with a micro USB port located at the top of the tablet, a 7inch IPS LCD screen on the front, a microSD card slot beneath the retractable flap on the right, volume buttons, power button, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The volume buttons are located at the top of the tablet along with the micro USB port, power button and the headphone port.

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Display

The Screen on the Amazon Fire 7 Tablet is simply poor but it is a cheap tablet so it is to be expected. It has a 7inch IPS LCD display with 1024 x 600pixel resolution at 171 ppi density. The screen is bright enough to be used indoors but you would have issues seeing clearly when it faces direct sunlight.

The text displayed on the screen comes out clear but videos are entirely different. There is a reduction in the quality of the images and colors appear washed out. The ads or special offers that pop up on the lock screen might get annoying though.

Performance and Battery life

The Amazon Fire 7 Tablet runs on a 1.3GHz Quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage. It comes with Amazon’s hand-free virtual assistant-Alexa and a single speaker located on the left side of the tablet.

The Amazon Fire 7 Tablet has 2MP camera for both front and back. A 2MP camera isn’t great but it’s better than nothing especially if the tab is used by a kid. It functions the same as a standard mobile phone camera where you can switch easily between the front and back camera. The front facing camera can also be used for video calls although you might appear a little blurry to people on the other end of the line.

The Amazon Fire 7 Tablet is equipped with a 2980mAh non removable battery. It is tested to last an average of 7hours per charge and it consumes a reasonable amount of battery while sitting idle. But if all the battery consuming apps are uninstalled, you should get 9hours of use.

Features

  1. It has a plastic build.
  2. 2MP front-facing and rear camera.
  3. 3.5mm headphone jack.
  4. 7inch screen display.
  5. It is lightweight.
  6. It comes with a micro USB port.
  7. It has an SD card slot.
  8. 720p video recording.
  9. Faster processor.
  10. 1GB RAM and 16GB/32GB storage space expandable up to 512GB.
  11. 2980mAh non removable battery.

Specifications

Operating system: Fire OS 6 based on Android 7.1
CPU: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
Display: 7 inch IPS, 1024 x 600pixel resolution
at 171 ppi density
Storage: 16GB, 32GB
RAM: 1GB
Dimensions: 7.52 x 4.53 x 0.42 inches
Weight: 313g
Camera: 2MP
Card slot: microSDXC
Port: 3.5mm stereo jack, micro USB 2.0
COMMS: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Sensors: Accelerometer
Battery:2980mAh
Color: Black, Twilight Blue, Plum, Sage

Pros

  1. It is a budget tablet.
  2. It has a strong build.
  3. It comes with Amazon’s hands-free Alexa experience.

Cons

  1. It has slow software.
  2. No HD screen.
  3. Filled with Amazon ads
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How much is Amazon Fire 7 Tablet

The Amazon Fire 7 Tablet costs £49.99 for the 16GB storage space and  the 32GB storage space cost £94.

Amazon Fire Tablet available series

The Amazon Fire Tablet has different series both for kids and adults. Below is a list;

  • Amazon Fire 7
  • Amazon Fire HD 8
  • Amazon Fire HD 8 plus
  • Amazon Fire HD 10
  • Amazon Fire HD 10 plus
  • Amazon Fire 7 kids
  • Amazon Fire 7 kids pro
  • Amazon Fire HD 8 kids
  • Amazon Fire HD 8 kids pro
  • Amazon Fire HD 10 kids
  • Amazon Fire HD 10 kids pro

Buying Guide – Amazon Fire 7 Tablet Review

The Amazon Fire 7 Tablet is a cheap laptop best used for reading, shopping and watching YouTube videos. The display isn’t of great quality so it isn’t advisable that you stream Netflix on it but it’ll work just fine for YouTube videos. Also, it comes with a lot of Amazon ads and you would need to pay to drop them.

Is Amazon Fire 7 Tablet worth buying?

Yes. Amazon Fire 7 is a cheap entry level tablet that comes with Amazon’s virtual assistant (Alexa) which lets you navigate through your tab hands-free using just your voice.

Conclusion

The Amazon Fire 7 Tablet is a good tablet with good performance for the price. It would serve as a good option for persons looking for a tablet to read indoors, shop, or watch YouTube videos. It is lightweight and portable which makes it easy for it to fit in your back pocket, your car glove compartment or even in your bag. Overall, the Amazon Fire 7 tablet is of good value, but the Amazon Fire HD 8 is a better option with a little more money.

FAQ – Amazon Fire 7 Tablet Review

Q: What does the Kids Mode feature mean?

Answer: Kids mode allows parents to set time limits on how long their children can spend playing games, browsing websites etc. You can also choose whether they are allowed access to certain apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.

Q: Will Alexa work offline?

Answer: No. 

Q: Can I use my own music files instead of Amazon Music?

Answer: Yes. 

Q: Is there a way to remove all the Amazon content?

Answer: There is no way to completely delete everything about Amazon. This will clear out most of what Amazon has stored on your phone.

Q: Does this come with an SD card reader?

Answer: No, unfortunately not. But you can buy one separately for around $10-$20.

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Amazon Fire 7 is a cheap tablet designed for customers who are on a budget. With the Amazon Fire 7 Tablet, you can read a book, do online shopping, and watch videos. It was announced on the 16th of May, 2019, and was released...Amazon Fire 7 Tablet Review: Discover the Pros and Cons