Updated 30 Jun 2017

Amazon

Kindle Fire 7" 8GB

Snapshot: The Amazon Kindle Fire 7" 8GB has a 7 inch screen and WiFi connectivity. But what’s it like to use?

Kindle Fire 7" 8GB
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$79

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Test results

Overall score
60
Performance
?/10
Screen quality
?/10
Multimedia
?/10
Battery
?/10
Design & functionality
?/10

Good points

  • Good for multimedia.
  • Easy to use.
  • Good construction quality.
  • Has WiFi.
  • Has bluetooth.
  • Has micro USB.

But

  • Just OK design & functionality.
  • Just OK screen quality.
  • Poor processing performance.
  • Just OK battery life.
  • Doesn't support 5GHz WiFi.
  • No 4G.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Performance (10%)
Screen quality (20%)
Convenience (20%). Includes score for virtual keyboard.
Multimedia (25%). Includes music, movies and photos.
Battery (15%)
Design & functionality (10%). Includes score for construction quality.

Price is from a November 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$79

More test results (/10)

Convenience
7.2
Virtual keyboard
7.2
Watching videos
9.0
Music
3.4
Photos
4.5

Specifications

WxHxD (mm)
115 x 191 x 11
Weight (g) (excludes any supplied keyboard)
313
OS version
Fire OS 5.01.1
CPU
ARM
Storage - claimed (GB)
8
Screen size (inches)
7
Resolution
1024 x 600
Front camera resolution (MP)
n/a
Rear camera resolution (MP)
1
Video rear resolution
720
Video front resolution
480

Features

USB C
×
Full USB size
×
Micro-USB
HDMI
×
Mini-SD
×
Micro-SD
WiFi g
WiFi n
WiFi 5GHz n
×
WiFi ac
×
LTE
×
Bluetooth
GPS
×
NFC
×
Voice control
×
Physical keyboard
×
Stylus supplied
×

More info

Brand reliability

n/a

Brand satisfaction

n/a

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