Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2

Released October, 2013
  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2.2
Amazon has updated the design of the 7-inch variant to bring it in line with the HDX range and its rivals in terms of build quality.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)
7.9 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2

Performance

Processing power and speed

Kindle Fire HD 2
8.4
MeMO Pad
7.4
BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Kindle Fire HD 2
7.0
MeMO Pad
9.9
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Kindle Fire HD 2
7.2
MeMO Pad
6.4
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Kindle Fire HD 2
8.9
MeMO Pad
8.5
Reviews from phonearena.com, reviews.cnet.com, trustedreviews.com, techradar.com and 1 more

7.9

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Kindle Fire HD 2
7.9
MeMO Pad
8.0

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Kindle Fire HD 2
2,384
Venue 7
3,221
Kobo Arc
2,046

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Kindle Fire HD 2
1,621

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Kindle Fire HD 2
3.2 fps
MeMO Pad
13.3 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Kindle Fire HD 2
12.4 fps
Kobo Arc
35.2 fps
MeMO Pad
34 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2


7.5
The IPS, LCD screen looks better than probably any other tablet display I've seen, save for the new iPad.

8.0
Running the Sunspider javascript benchmark, the Kindle Fire HD attained a score of 1878ms, which is on-par with higher mid-range tablets and smartphones.

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

8.1
Images and text are sharper thanks to the higher resolution and higher contrast of the screen.

8.0
Donning an IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, it’s undeniably sharper in every respect over its sibling – both in the detail and color department.

Overall

7.7 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Apps

Essentially, we find things like the Contacts, Calendar, and Email apps, which are pretty basic as they can get.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2012)
Movies streamed solidly in HD, and music playing worked without a hiccup in the background.
by The Verge (Sep, 2012)
With that, it’s no surprise that we’re given only a small handful of organizer apps out of the box.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2012)

Battery

I've had just under a week to test the battery performance of the Fire, and my results have been largely favorable.
by The Verge (Sep, 2012)
While the tablet will charge when connected to a plugged-in computer, it will do so very slowly and only when asleep.
by c|net (Nov, 2012)
Battery: Between mixed light usage consisting of web surfing and emailing, battery life is adequate enough to power us through a solid one day of usage – so it’s pretty much in line to other 7-inchers out there.
by PhoneArena (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)
When all of the Kindle Fire HD tablets are offering the same software experience, the only decision you’ll need to make is what size you prefer.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2012)
While iPads and Nexuses present the equivalent of a computer desktop filled with app icons and widgets, the Kindle Fire HD OS is all about the content.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

Operating System

Conclusion: Looking at the next year ahead, Amazon has something to be happy about since it now has an established consumer base in the tablet industry, which is especially intriguing knowing that they had none of the pie a year ago.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2012)
Frankly, it’s a tolerable experience to say the least, but there’s no arguing we’d prefer the full experience of Android instead – more so considering it lacks the “with Google” association.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2012)
Those looking for the complete Android experience will want to check there first.
by c|net (Nov, 2012)

Ports

Besides that, the audio quality produced by its stereo speakers is good, but not great.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2012)
Along the bottom edge directly in the middle are Micro-USB and a Micro-HDMI ports.
by c|net (Nov, 2012)
Immersion reading uses the audio and Kindle versions of a single book and combines them to create an experience currently not reproducible on any other tablet.
by c|net (Nov, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

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

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor Yes

storage

Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats None

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam None
Rear camera None

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support 1 HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 395 g
Size 239 x 163 x 8.8 mm
Thickness 8.8 mm
Battery life 11 hour
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