Amazon Kindle Fire 2

Released September, 2012
Rumored: Kindle Fire 3 (Jun, 2013)
  • 7"
  • 5.5 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.0
Even though we're seeing higher resolutions on other 7-inch displays, the Kindle Fire 2's 1024 x 600 resolution still coughs up enough detail for us to comfortably view fine text.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2012)
7.1 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Amazon Kindle Fire 2


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Reviews Word on the street for the Amazon Kindle Fire 2

Despite its barebones approach, we're comforted to find the audio quality from its stereo speakers to be very pleasant.

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That pretty much sums up the Amazon Kindle Fire 2, as it's an exact facsimile to its predecessor in every aspect – both in its construction and choice of materials.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2012)
Even though we like its neutral color production, there's some distortion at various viewing angles.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2012)
However, we're now greeted with various ads in the lock screen, which seems to center around Amazon's retail ecosystem.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2012)


Processor: Whereas the outside and most of the hardware are unchanged with the Kindle Fire 2, its processor has been upgraded to a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP4430 ARM Cortex-A9 CPU with 1GB of RAM.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2012)
Introduction: Back for round two, the true successor to Amazon's flagship tablet is finally here in the form of the Kindle Fire (2), coming with upgraded processor, memory and battery but otherwise identical to the original model.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2012)

Operating System

All in all, it lacks the depth of personalization and "with Google" comforts found with other Android tablets in the same category, but the basic no-frills approach earns itself a low learning curve that some people appreciate.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2012)
In all honesty, you're better off just spending the extra moolah to move up to either the Kindle Fire HD or Google Nexus 7 running unpersonalized Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2012)


Its homescreen is predominantly occupied by a 3D carousel of recently accessed apps.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2012)


Certainly, we can't expect much in the design front, especially for its price point and all, but hey, it's easier to grasp with one hand than the Kindle Fire HD.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1024 x 600
PPI 169 ppi


  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Supports 3G No


Has a GPS Yes
Has a light sensor No


Internal storage 5.5 GB
RAM capacity 8 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes


Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz

form factor

Weight 400 g
Size 120 x 189 x 11.5 mm
Thickness 11.5 mm
Battery life 12 hour
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