Specs summary

Screen
7"

The Amazon Fire HD 7's screen is 7 inches with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a Quad core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Fire OS 4 (Based on Android) operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 2+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
8/16 GB

Internal memory is 8/16 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
4400mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4400 mAh battery.



The Kindle Fire HD 7 is highly recommended for those looking for a useful mid-size tablet at a low price.

- Ed Hardy , TabletPCReview 

Specs-wise, it’s not a head turner, but it’s surprisingly effective for many things.

- John V. , PhoneArena 

Reviews summary

6.9/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 8 reviews

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!


Reviews (6.9/10 Avg. rating)


Digital Versus

The HD 6 but Bigger

from 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, especially considering the number of increasingly inexpensive 7” tablets on the market.

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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, especially considering the number of increasingly inexpensive 7” tablets on the market.

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TabletPCReview

Great screen, simple to use, and low cost

from TabletPCReview

The Amazon Fire HD 7 stands up well against other low-cost tablets. It doesn’t have the outstanding performance of the Asus MeMO Pad 7, for example, but it has a better display. And it outperforms the E Fun Nextbook 8.

It’s a bit larger and heaver than it should be, but that’s a common problem among budget tablets. The absence of a microSD card slot is a bit more troubling, but free cloud storage helps make up for this.

We highly recommend this tablet for those looking for a useful mid-size model at a low price. It makes a fine ebook reader for who don’t mind that they’ll be tying themselves to Amazon, and is fully capable  

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The Amazon Fire HD 7 stands up well against other low-cost tablets. It doesn’t have the outstanding performance of the Asus MeMO Pad 7, for example, but it has a better display. And it outperforms the E Fun Nextbook 8.

It’s a bit larger and heaver than it should be, but that’s a common problem among budget tablets. The absence of a microSD card slot is a bit more troubling, but free cloud storage helps make up for this.

We highly recommend this tablet for those looking for a useful mid-size model at a low price. It makes a fine ebook reader for who don’t mind that they’ll be tying themselves to Amazon, and is fully capable  

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PhoneArena

Tight integration with Amazon’s services

from PhoneArena

Cheap tablets are everywhere. From the unknown names in the space, to reputable ones like the Google Nexus 7, there’s no shortage of variety. Knowing that, it begs the question of where does the Amazon Fire HD 7 fall in place amongst other things? With its starting price of $139, it’s no doubt affordable enough for any budget, but we can still recommend a handful of other options to choose from – more so when the Fire HD 7’s experience lacks that tight productivity element. Ultimately, it’s a simple tablet that achieves good marks in all of the basic areas of what a tablet is supposed to present. However, just don’t plan on doing a whole lot of heavy work-related things with it. Simply, it can’t handle them – nor is the platform equipped to adhere to those particular needs.

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Cheap tablets are everywhere. From the unknown names in the space, to reputable ones like the Google Nexus 7, there’s no shortage of variety. Knowing that, it begs the question of where does the Amazon Fire HD 7 fall in place amongst other things? With its starting price of $139, it’s no doubt affordable enough for any budget, but we can still recommend a handful of other options to choose from – more so when the Fire HD 7’s experience lacks that tight productivity element. Ultimately, it’s a simple tablet that achieves good marks in all of the basic areas of what a tablet is supposed to present. However, just don’t plan on doing a whole lot of heavy work-related things with it. Simply, it can’t handle them – nor is the platform equipped to adhere to those particular needs.

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Cnet

A charmingly cheap small tablet

from Cnet

The value of the Fire HD 7 is on the inside. The Sangria OS is both user-friendly and packed to the brim with features. Families with children will enjoy the extensive parental controls and individual user-profiles, while Amazon Prime members can revel in the abundance of streaming video available, or trade in their library card for a Kindle Unlimited subscription. For anyone looking to get their money's worth for both their tablet and Amazon Prime membership, the Fire HD 7 does both.

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The value of the Fire HD 7 is on the inside. The Sangria OS is both user-friendly and packed to the brim with features. Families with children will enjoy the extensive parental controls and individual user-profiles, while Amazon Prime members can revel in the abundance of streaming video available, or trade in their library card for a Kindle Unlimited subscription. For anyone looking to get their money's worth for both their tablet and Amazon Prime membership, the Fire HD 7 does both.

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Tech Advisor

Overpriced compared to rivals

from 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 use those services. You've then got the vast choice of apps in Google's store and you're not limited to making do without the official YouTube app.

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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 use those services. You've then got the vast choice of apps in Google's store and you're not limited to making do without the official YouTube app.

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Pocket-lint

Surprisingly smooth and slick for an affordable tablet

from Pocket-lint

At £119 for the ad-supported 8GB model (if you don't want adverts then you need to pay an extra £10), the Amazon Fire HD 7 might be affordable but struggles against a Tesco 16GB tablet that's faster, has a higher resolution screen and the full Android experience for just £10 more. Even without ads, the 8GB Amazon model at the same price as the Tesco model pales in comparison.

However, we can see a strong argument for the Fire HD if you are a habitual Amazon consumer, someone who buys your entire family's eBooks and music through the online retailer or, better still, are an Amazon Prime user, then you will be able to instantly access all of your content from the second you turn on the tablet. As will a three-year-old (after you've set up their profile, of course). That's who this tablet is for. It's a device that anybody can pick up and use intuitively without needing to understand the ins and outs of an Android operating system first.

Some things will drive technology buffs mad, though, so the Fire HD 7 is less likely to appeal to them whereas a full Android tablet like the Hudl 2 is far better matched.

If you would rather keep things simple, it's worth giving Amazon's latest slate a try. There's a sense of Amazon resting on its laurels, but what's worked well before continues to do so now. If only it was a little more affordable given the current competition - but with that in mind the 6-inch Amazon Fire HD 6, priced at £79, is perhaps the better option if you're looking for a bargain.

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At £119 for the ad-supported 8GB model (if you don't want adverts then you need to pay an extra £10), the Amazon Fire HD 7 might be affordable but struggles against a Tesco 16GB tablet that's faster, has a higher resolution screen and the full Android experience for just £10 more. Even without ads, the 8GB Amazon model at the same price as the Tesco model pales in comparison.

However, we can see a strong argument for the Fire HD if you are a habitual Amazon consumer, someone who buys your entire family's eBooks and music through the online retailer or, better still, are an Amazon Prime user, then you will be able to instantly access all of your content from the second you turn on the tablet. As will a three-year-old (after you've set up their profile, of course). That's who this tablet is for. It's a device that anybody can pick up and use intuitively without needing to understand the ins and outs of an Android operating system first.

Some things will drive technology buffs mad, though, so the Fire HD 7 is less likely to appeal to them whereas a full Android tablet like the Hudl 2 is far better matched.

If you would rather keep things simple, it's worth giving Amazon's latest slate a try. There's a sense of Amazon resting on its laurels, but what's worked well before continues to do so now. If only it was a little more affordable given the current competition - but with that in mind the 6-inch Amazon Fire HD 6, priced at £79, is perhaps the better option if you're looking for a bargain.

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Laptop Magazine

Sturdy design with bright, crisp display and affordable

from Laptop Magazine

Sporting a vivid display, a zippy processor and access to a wealth of Amazon content, the Amazon Fire HD 7 is one of the better tablets you can get for under $150. The slate's FreeTime parental controls make it the perfect gadget to share with your little one, and its long battery life allows the whole family to get plenty of use out of the tablet on a single charge.

There are a few trade-offs, however. The Fire HD 7 (and its HD 6 counterpart) lack the instant-help Mayday function of Amazon's more premium HDX tablets, and similarly affordable slates such as the excellent ASUS MeMO Pad 7 provide double the storage and the full Android experience with access to more apps. Still, if you're keen on taking advantage of Amazon's ecosystem, the Fire HD 7 is a fine choice.

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Sporting a vivid display, a zippy processor and access to a wealth of Amazon content, the Amazon Fire HD 7 is one of the better tablets you can get for under $150. The slate's FreeTime parental controls make it the perfect gadget to share with your little one, and its long battery life allows the whole family to get plenty of use out of the tablet on a single charge.

There are a few trade-offs, however. The Fire HD 7 (and its HD 6 counterpart) lack the instant-help Mayday function of Amazon's more premium HDX tablets, and similarly affordable slates such as the excellent ASUS MeMO Pad 7 provide double the storage and the full Android experience with access to more apps. Still, if you're keen on taking advantage of Amazon's ecosystem, the Fire HD 7 is a fine choice.

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PC Magazine

By far the easiest Android tablet to use

from PC Magazine

In its base model, the Amazon Fire HD 7 is a somewhat specialized device: It's an inexpensive way to play games and stream Amazon's content library when you're in Wi-Fi range. If you've invested a lot of Amazon Coins in the app store and you're a Prime Streaming member, the Fire HD 7 is a good way to extend that experience on the go. It's also by far the easiest Android tablet to use.

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In its base model, the Amazon Fire HD 7 is a somewhat specialized device: It's an inexpensive way to play games and stream Amazon's content library when you're in Wi-Fi range. If you've invested a lot of Amazon Coins in the app store and you're a Prime Streaming member, the Fire HD 7 is a good way to extend that experience on the go. It's also by far the easiest Android tablet to use.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 2, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Fire OS 4 (Based on Android)

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Secondary OS No
Processor Quad core 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8/16 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4400 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 6 hours
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 8 hours
3G Surfing Time No
4G Surfing Time No
Reading Time 8 hours
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Magenta, White, Citron, Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.1 x 12.7 x 1.0 cm (7.5 x 5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 337 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 218 pixels
Size 7 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info No
PC Synchronization Unknown
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types AZW, BMP, DOC, DOCX, GIF, JPG, MOBL, PDF, PPT, PPTX, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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