Amazon Kindle Fire

Released November, 2011
  • 7"
  • 8 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 2.3
The Kindle Fire's e-mail app is clean and simple, and helped by a responsive touch-screen keyboard.
by c|net (Nov, 2011)
7.8 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Amazon Kindle Fire

Performance

Processing power and speed

Kindle Fire
8.1
BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Kindle Fire
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Kindle Fire
6.5
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Kindle Fire
8.8
Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, theverge.com, reviews.cnet.com and 1 more

7.8

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Kindle Fire
7.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Amazon Kindle Fire

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Kindle Fire
1,709
Nook Tablet
1,276
Streak 7
1,445

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Kindle Fire
2,517 ms
Nexus 7 II
1,177.1 ms
Kurio
3,315 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Kindle Fire
1,621
Streak 7
970

Reviews Word on the street for the Amazon Kindle Fire


7.2
Their music store is absolutely on par with iTunes in terms of selection, and their prices are cheaper in most cases.

7.2
Processor and Memory It’s not intimidating by today’s standards, but the dual-core 1.5GHz processor with 1GB of RAM in this year’s Kindle Fire HD is effective enough with its performance to tolerate.

7.5
Movies streamed solidly in HD, and music playing worked without a hiccup in the background.

8.0
It's solid in the hand, with none of the creak you find in many budget Android tablets.

Overall

7.6 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Apps

Multimedia: If you’ve purchased songs from the Amazon MP3 Store previously, you’ll naturally see all your purchased content under the cloud section when you select the ‘ music’ header on the homescreen.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2011)
Of course, it’s able to set up almost all popular email services with no aid on our part.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2011)
Performance is slow around the UI and especially in apps.
by Android Police (Sep, 2012)

Screen

The 7" display on the Kindle Fire isn't particularly remarkable in any way.
by Android Police (Sep, 2012)
I often found myself thinking the display was highly reflective, but when I sat it down to take photos, was amazed by the fact that I couldn't see as many reflections as I usually can when taking photos.
by Android Police (Sep, 2012)
But things become annoying pretty quickly when you realize that all of your content is on the home screen's single carousel.
by Android Police (Sep, 2012)

Battery

Sometimes this seems to massively drain the battery (almost full battery drain after 8 idle hours), and other times it seems to have very little impact.
by Android Police (Sep, 2012)
It can be a huge drain on the battery, obviously - yesterday I was amazed to see my battery drop from about 85% to 4% in 8 hours of idling because the screen had flipped itself on.
by Android Police (Sep, 2012)

Operating System

You can check the available apps on the Amazon Appstore site or download it on your standard Android device.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2011)
It is not a “with Google” device, so it doesn't feature Google apps like Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Contacts and most importantly – Android Market.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2011)

Web browser

For example, when the last thing I had used was the browser ("Silk") to read a news article, the "Trending Now" section was filled with other top news stories.
by Android Police (Sep, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 7"
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution 1024 x 600
PPI 169 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth None
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS No
Has a compass No
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope No
Has a light sensor No

storage

Internal storage 8 GB
RAM capacity 0.5 GB
Supported card formats None

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam None
Rear camera None

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support None
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes
Has a built-in microphone No

form factor

Weight 413 g
Size 190 x 120 x 11.4 mm
Thickness 11.4 mm
Battery life 7.5 hour
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