If you don’t mind sticking to the Amazon ecosystem, the Amazon Fire HD series offers an excellent blend of value and quality. While far from the flagships of many manufacturers, the Fire series ties in with Amazon’s streaming video, shopping and app store services in a seamless and easy-to-use way. Instant video chat support also makes it great for those new to the world of tablets.
Apart from a 1-inch screen size increase and dual front-firing speakers, the Amazon Fire HD 7 is identical to its smaller sibling. For more information on what people are saying, check out our review summary for the Fire HD 6!
What the Critics Are Saying...
- Romain Thuret, Digital Versus
Less practical and with lower endurance than its 6” equivalent, the Kindle Fire HD 7 nevertheless offers the same quality user experience, with solid performance and a range of features for its price. Just bear in mind how restrictive the Fire OS is compared with a standard Android product, es...
- Ed Hardy, TabletPCReview
The Kindle Fire HD 7 is highly recommended for those looking for a useful mid-size tablet at a low price.
- John V., PhoneArena
Specs-wise, it’s not a head turner, but it’s surprisingly effective for many things.
- Xiomara Blanco, Cnet
For an inexpensive tablet, the Fire HD 7 satisfies with a practical, family-friendly operating system.
- Jim Martin, Tech Advisor
It runs Android and has the Google Play store plus all of Google's useful apps. It also has decent parental controls, allowing you to create multiple profiles and set time limits. Really, the choice is obvious: you can get Amazon's Kindle app for Android and also Prime Instant Video if you want to...
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