Amazon Fire HD 7

Released October, 2014
  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.4
The IPS, LCD screen looks better than probably any other tablet display I've seen, save for the new iPad.
by The Verge (Sep, 2012)
7.4 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Amazon Fire HD 7

Performance

Processing power and speed

Fire HD 7
7.8
Nexus 7
6.2
Slate 7
6.9
Passmark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Fire HD 7
5.9
Nexus 7
10.0
Slate 7
7.2
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Fire HD 7
n.d.
Nexus 7
n.d.
Slate 7
n.d.
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Fire HD 7
8.6
Nexus 7
9.2
Slate 7
8.4
Reviews from techradar.com, phonearena.com and theverge.com

7.4

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Fire HD 7
7.4
Nexus 7
8.5
Slate 7
7.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Amazon Fire HD 7

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Fire HD 7
5,383
Nexus 7
2,282
Venue 7
3,221

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Fire HD 7
1.1 fps
Nexus 7 II
14.6 fps
Nexus 7
12.5 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Fire HD 7
6.6 fps
Nexus 7 II
40 fps
Nexus 7
39.8 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the Amazon Fire HD 7


7.0
At first glance, our eyes aren’t really wowed by the tablet’s 7-inch 1280 x 800 IPS LCD display, but the more we check it out, the slowly we begin to realize it’s effective for most things – like surfing the web and reading books, thanks to its decent pixel density of 216 ppi.

7.5
It definitely looks more like an Apple-quality display, and it's clear the company put a lot of effort into making an impression here.

Overall

7.3 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

The 7-inch, 1280 x 800 display on the Fire HD is fantastic.
by The Verge (Sep, 2012)
It’s just downright ugly, seeing that it’s very light with fine details, casts an over-exposed tone with its shots, and colors are just saturated.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)
Like we said, we’re not blown away by the display.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)

Apps

There are a handful of games and some other usable products present, but it is far from a satisfying experience, at least for me.
by The Verge (Sep, 2012)
Movies streamed solidly in HD, and music playing worked without a hiccup in the background.
by The Verge (Sep, 2012)
Games like Dead Space and Angry Birds played with no slowdown or lag, lists scrolled quickly and smoothly, and books and magazines didn't hesitate when the pages were turned.
by The Verge (Sep, 2012)

Operating system

The software on the Kindle Fire HD may well be the product's Achilles Heel, while the services the software provides are clearly its winning edge.
by The Verge (Sep, 2012)
Amazon has chosen to wipe nearly all traces of that core OS away from the Fire in order to make a more pleasing consumer experience, replacing almost all of the visual and functional language of the software with its own take on the modern mobile operating system.
by The Verge (Sep, 2012)
But, it's also bad in many ways, because it puts a jerky, sluggish barrier between the OS as it was intended, and the OS as Amazon would like to see it work.
by The Verge (Sep, 2012)

Camera

It’s especially made more apparent as we launch the camera app, which is pretty bare bones with its offering, as it presents us with only two shooting modes – HDR and panorama.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)
Paying attention to its camera, a paltry sized 2-megapixel rear snapper, its tally certainly alludes to the fact that it’s there for the mere convenience factor.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)
Things are made worse under low light, not surprisingly, just because its shots are significantly softer toned – plus, digital noise becomes a detracting element in the shots.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)

Resolution

I'll touch on that in detail in the software section of the review.
by The Verge (Sep, 2012)
The Fire HD feels comfortable in your handsOne longs for the details of the iPadIn all, it's a tidy package, but not unexpectedThe Fire HD seems capable of handling pretty much anything you throw at itIt's software vs. servicesThe content offerings soar above the competition, but it's still not there on apps There are two devices in this review To put a review of the Kindle Fire HD in perspective, you have to peer just a tiny bit into the past.
by The Verge (Sep, 2012)
For what it’s worth, it gets the job done by delivering ample details and smooth navigational controls.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 215 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Quad core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz

form factor

Weight 337 g
Size 127 x 190.5 x 10.7 mm
Thickness 10.7 mm

storage

Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 2 MP
Rear camera 0.3 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a light sensor No
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