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Fire, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black

Fire, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black

  • Beautiful 7″ IPS display (171 ppi / 1024 x 600) and fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Rear and front-facing cameras.
  • All-new Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over ,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free – including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
  • Enjoy more than 38 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, apps and games
  • 8 GB of internal storage. Free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire devices. Add a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage.
  • Updated user interface – Fire OS 5 designed for quick access to your apps and content plus personalized recommendations that make it easy to discover new favorites
  • Up to 7 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching videos, and listening to music
  • Stay connected with fast web browsing, email, and calendar support

Powerful, full-featured Fire tablet—with beautiful 7″ IPS display, fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, rear and front facing cameras, and up to 128 GB of expandable storage. Tiny price. Big Fun. Fast and responsive The fast quad-core processor consists of four high-performance 1.3 GHz cores, for quick app launch times, smooth games and videos, and great overall performance. Beautiful 7″ IPS display Fire features a 1280×800 high definition LCD display with over a million pixels (252 ppi) and a

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  1. Geoff Hulse says:
    1,800 of 1,854 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This is a steal for $50 as long as you aren;t expecting a “Premium” experience., October 2, 2015
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    Geoff Hulse (Fayetteville, Ar., US) –

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    I pre-ordered this for my wife mostly to use as a Kindle E-reader as I figured the tablet would be slow and the display would be less than impressive. I was wrong. What a bargain this little beauty is! This model cost $49.00 but it comes with ad’s displayed on the lock screen when your tablet is dormant. Once your screen times out, they disappear. You can pay $15.00 up front to get an ad free version so I assumed to unlock the tablet I’d have to spend 15 to 30 seconds looking at an ad for Amazon Prime, or a product from the daily specials section of Amazon.com I abstained from paying for Ad removal and was pleasantly surprised to find that the ads are only on the lock screen and that as soon as I unlock the tablet they disappear immediately.

    Here are my pros and cons thus far.
    PRO:
    Perfect size for Ebooks, and web surfing to alleviate strain on the eyes from my 5″ phone display
    nice sturdy casing that gives it a nice heft but still weighs in as one of the lighter tablets on the market

    Child Accounts- Amazon allows you to set up this tablet with age restricted access for kids making this a low cost piece of tech that is perfect for school kids and allows mom and dad to ration the amount of time lil Johnny can play Clash of Clans and how much he can hit the ol’ Visa card for.

    Battery life thus far; wife was on it for about 5 hours last night and battery was at about 46%

    Kindle Integration -this goes without saying but having my ebooks and audible books synced to the tablet is awesome and my Kindle books look great

    Price – it’s a $50.00 tablet that looks and performs as well as ipad mini gen1

    CON:
    Screen resolution – if you’re looking for a premium screen res on par with your latest smart phone or HD tablet look elsewhere. I’d say the resolution is on par with an Iphone 3G or the original Kindle Fire gen 1

    Web browser
    The built in “Silk” web browser isn’t very nice and the interface is reminiscent of IE on mobile devices. I searched the APP store for Google Chrome or fire fox but apparently those aren’t available.

    Camera
    This has a camera in the strictest sense but it’s 2MP camera is slow to load and it’s nowhere near on par with the 10MP most mobile devices are boasting these days

    The weak ass speaker
    OK. So I wasn’t expecting a Bose sound out of this thing but the on board speaker is just not very good. Poor sound quality, and weak. My wife was attempting to listen to our Amazon Music library the other night and was underwhelmed with the quality. I haven’t attempted this yet, but I’ll be paring this to our SONOS bar or my Bluetooth headphones for music or ebooks.

    SO there you have it. Despite some of the flaws in the design this is just a fantastic deal for $50.00. SO much so that I ordered a second one for myself and plan on purchasing a 6 pack as Holiday Presents next month for my nieces and nephews. If you are new to tech and want to familiarize yourself without spending a heft sum to get into the game, or if you’re looking for a durable yet inexpensive piece of tech for your kids, or if you LOVE e-books then this is the unit for you.

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  2. TM massage says:
    3,131 of 3,253 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    UPDATED: Incredible Value for Under $50!, October 2, 2015
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    TM massage
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    UPDATED – After spending quite a bit more time with the device, I would give it a 4.5 due to a few specific gaps that are a bit annoying. However, you are still getting an amazing 7” tablet, with front and rear facing cameras, a gorgeous interface, fairly snappy performance and durability, all for under 50 bucks! I can’t imagine not buying these for myself and my whole family, but not a primary tablet for a techie adult by any means. For background, I have every Kindle, a couple Fires, and multiple tablets from Apple, Microsoft and Samsung. Note that my review with 5 stars considers the value equation, not just performance and how that may or may not compare to other tablets – if you are expecting this to compare to a tablet costing several times more, don’t bother. But if you are looking for a great entry level tablet that does most of the things people want, this little tablet definitely delivers the value!

    PRICING/CONFIG: I prefer this tablet with ads and no accessories to keep the costs down. You have the option to spend more money, but I recommend against it. You can easily see the specs online, so I won’t do you the discourtesy of simply cutting and pasting those here. Here is the price breakdown:
    • 49.99 base price – what an incredible price point! Or buy 5 and get a sixth one free! This puts it into reach of schools and non-profits.
    • No sponsored screensaver ($15) – big deal that each time you turn it on it shows you something interesting you might want.
    • MicroSD card ($19.99 for 32GB) – you probably already have one laying around somewhere. Beyond that, there is memory in the device, and you are using the cloud for storage mostly anyway. If you end up needing this, just buy one off Amazon, it certainly won’t be more expensive. Also, the SD is likely less useful than you might think, since it is currently a bit limited in what can be stored on it.
    • Amazon Fire Case (24.99) – it is supposed to be 2x the durability of an iPad. No case needed.
    • Accident Protection (9.99) – who wants to spend 9.99 to insure a $49 device? During your install, they will give you another chance, and you can get the two year for 15.99 if you like. But to me, insurance is for catastrophic things, not a <$50 tablet. UPDATE – after looking into the accident protection, if I were giving it to kids, I might get the insurance. You can get a 1 year pretty cheap as long as you are in the US, and it covers everything from dropping it off a building, running it over with the car, or accidentally hitting it with a baseball bat. As long as you have the pieces, you are good, and there are no back and forth shipping charges to pay.
    • That is a total of $119.97, or almost triple the price. If you’re buying this device, you’re probably a bit price sensitive – if you aren’t, you’re buying a different device and this review is somewhat irrelevant.

    GETTING STARTED: Here is some timing for me to get started with this device:
    • 1 minute – open box and read instructions
    • 18 minutes – download and update to latest Fire software. If you are giving it as a gift, it is simply good form to turn it on first to get the updates done, even if you are not setting it up under your own name.
    • Battery started at 65%, so I had plenty of time to connect, download, and play around with the device.
    • I ordered it without my account being integrated, just as if I were buying it as a gift, unregistered. However, it came pre-configured with all of my information. If you are giving them away, I would double check this.
    • Tutorials are super simple and quick, and well worth doing if you are unfamiliar with the Fire interface. It is really nice that they integrate your own data into the tutorials.
    • HINT: While setting up, go to settings, select security, and take care of adding a passcode to your device. If you ever lose it, someone can cause some havoc if you don’t.

    APPSTORE: Appstore Underground is fantastic. Simple to use, lots of great apps. Nice to know I won’t get gouged here for other fees since everything is included. I have not yet explored the quality of apps available here, so more on that in a later update. Had all my critical apps – LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Skype, etc. However, as noted, you cant use apps from the Android store, so you have to wait for them via Amazon. Not too big of a deal for me, but others might find it a problem.

    EMAIL: Email setup was a breeze. In less than 3 minutes, I had my Office 365 account, yahoo account and gmail all set up and flowing perfectly. The interface for switching accounts is one of the easiest I have ever used.

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  3. Darren Levine says:
    1,854 of 1,942 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Value, Especially with Prime, but beware: mine has 2 dead pixels, Works with GH4 + Antutu Benchmarked!, October 2, 2015
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    Darren Levine (NYC) –
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    $50? Despite the dirt cheap price, i find it to be great for casual use. Videos play nice, games even play nice, text is just not as sexy looking as higher resolution screens. Watch the video for full demo!

    The short/summed up version: it’s the new budget king in the 6-8″ size. It’s screen is a little lower in resolution but still pleasant to look at, it has enough power for most of the typical tablet tasks, and it shares many of the same features as its higher priced brothers such as front and back cameras, b/g/n wifi, and good overall battery life (minus an hour) My favorite size tablet is 8″, so if you’re looking at the amazon fire lineup, i would take this over the 6″ for sure, and would have a hard time picking the 8″ fire at 3x the price. If you’re not a prime member, it’s still a good tablet, if you are a prime member: it’s a great tablet. Possible quality control issue: Mine had two dead pixels (not very noticeable, but still will exchange) You can load APKs(enable unknown sources), i loaded antutu and panasonic image app, both work properly.

    Just some background, i currently own 5 tablets not including this new one, ranging from a nook color, a samsung tab pro 8.4, LG g pad x8.3, an old acer a500 and an off brand 10.1″. Suffice it to say: i know my tablets!

    Main Cons:
    -2 dead pixels
    -Front and rear cameras are low resolution, mostly good for video calls only
    -1 speaker, sounds tinny like a small laptop, Gets decently loud, use headphones!
    -Text not very crisp (but still decent to read)

    The rest are overall Positives:

    -7-8″ is my favorite tablet size, 6″ is just a bit too tiny, and 9+ can be cumbersome
    -Uses a slightly slower quad core 1.3ghz processor, for most tasks you won’t notice a difference
    -Screen resolution is OK at 171 pixels per inch, at this price point it’s totally satisfactory
    -Screen uses an IPS panel, meaning good viewing angles and color
    -The OS/interface overall is a smooth an intuitive experience, very simplified
    -Advertisements are there, but don’t bother me much ($50 version only)
    -Fit and finish are very good, feels solid in the hand
    -Comes with 8gb, expandable to 128gb (and cards are cheap!)
    -A little less battery life than the rest of its brothers (7 instead of 8)
    -Mostly worth it if you’re an amazon prime subscriber (lots of access)
    -Readability for books is overall good, but still pales in comparison to an e-ink reader such as kindle
    -Movies look overall great, but look better on my other higher end tablets(of course)
    -Tested with Panasonic Image app with GH4 wifi control and it works well, very little lag

    Preface: Let’s always keep in mind that this is a $50 tablet, i may be using my $200+ tablets for comparison, but i by no means expect a $200 tablet out of this $50 tablet.

    The screen:
    It’s a lower resolution, but the important factor is how many pixels per inch are there (PPI), at 171, it’s not exciting, but for most people it will be a fine experience, if you put it side by side with a higher resolution screen it’s a fairly clear difference, but as someone who owns both, i’m fine with both and expect this at this price. Also realize that some of the larger fire tablets have a comparable PPI. The brightness is good, and the viewing angles are good thanks to it being an IPS panel.

    The Processor:
    It downgrades from its brothers to a 1.3ghz quad, which in practice doesn’t mean much, it’s only when you want to use high intensive games or higher resolution video where you may see some issues. Again, this is a $50 tablet, and at that price it’s a very capable processor to have.

    The overall quality is up to amazon’s standards, which is to say: Very good. It’s obviously very difficult for other manufactures to match amazon’s price/performance/quality, as seen by their overall tablet success. My main quality issue are those two stuck pixels mine has, and it’s annoying but simple enough to do a return/exchange to fix that.

    What it all comes down to though is just one question; Are you and amazon prime subscriber? If the answer is no, and you never intend to be, than it’s still a good tablet, but if the answer is yes, than it’s a great tablet. Amazon has been seriously beefing up its prime offerings. It’s quite insane(in a good way) how many feature you get access to. I’ve been a prime member for something like 3 years, and yes i’ve totally drank the coolaid and am a devote believer in its value.

    Summed up: i could nitpick the crappy front facing camera, or the thick bezel, or the advertisements, but would have to eventually come back to the fact that this is the least expensive tablet of its kind on the market. They scaled it down expertly to be just enough tablet to appeal to a very broad…

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