All-New Amazon Fire 7 Tablet Product Review
The new Amazon Fire 7 Tablet is the latest entry into the market; it boasts of a now thinner, lighter and fresher look, accompanied by a longer battery life and an improved display.
Designed for Entertainment
The Fire 7 takes care of all your entertainment needs, be it reading, listening to music, watching videos or playing your favorite games. Backed up with a 1024 x 600 IPS display with 171 ppi for a crisp and crystal-clear display with bright colors and whiter whites for a great viewing experience from all angles, the Fire 7 offers a much-improved display with a sharper contrast.
In addition, Fire tablets feature a quicker access to over 600,000 of the most popular free and best-selling games, social media, premium TV and movie provider apps. Other than that, you will have access to various TV shows and movies on Amazon Video, Netflix, HBO NOW, Sling TV, and more.
For reading enthusiasts, the Fire 7 features a limited Fire OS element that automatically adjusts and optimizes the backlight to make nighttime reading a comfy experience. It also comes with Kindle eBook app that provides a huge collection of eBooks and magazines.
Virtual Assistant (Meet Alexa)
For smoother human interaction, the Fire 7 has Alexa. Accessed by pressing the tablet’s home button, you can ask questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather, and more. Alexa can pull up your news briefing, Wikipedia articles, sports scores, etc. and is your go to guy for quick access to the information and entertainment you want.
Exclusive Features on Fire Tablets
Easier Access to Things You Love
With its Fire OS that is designed to provide quality entertainment experience on a tablet, you will have quicker access to the stuff you do most. Amazon’s recommendations engine also powers the Fire 7; this tool helps you browse through the latest content be it movies, TV shows, music, apps, games, etc.
Enhanced Viewing Experience
The fire 7 flaunts of an Advanced Streaming and Prediction (ASAP) feature. This feature syncs with your viewing habits thus preparing TV shows and movies in readiness for you to watch without any delay.
This a feature that comes in handy for easy sharing of apps, music, books, games, etc. this works by connecting your Amazon account to that of your family and friends.
Integrated On-Device Tech Support
Fire tablets come with Screen Sharing which brings Mayday powered customer support. By simply calling the customer care, experts at Amazon will link to your Fire tablet to help you through on how to accomplish tasks or do it for you.
Access Your Stuff across all Devices
The Amazon Fire 7 Tablet comes with a Whispersync feature; this helps keep track of how much you’ve watched, read, or listened to so you can pick up right later from where you left from any device.
The Amazon Fire 7 tablets have a slim, form-fitting case that is made from high-end fabric designed for convenience that allows your Fire tablet to rest in either landscape or portrait orientation so you can enjoy your content hands-free.
Easily attachable and detachable, the cases have a magnetic closure to ensure your cover stays shut while on the move, it also automatically puts your Fire tablet to sleep when it is closed and wakes up on opening.
7″ touchscreen, 1024 x 600 resolution at 171 ppi, SD video playback, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and advanced polarizing filter
|Size||7.6″ x 4.5″ x 0.4″ (192 x 115 x 9.6 mm)|
|Weight||10.4 ounces (295 grams)|
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
|CPU & RAM||Quad-Core 1.3 GHz with 1 GB of RAM|
|Storage||8 GB (4.5 GB available to user) or 16 GB (11.6 GB available to user) of internal storage. Add microSD card for up to 256 GB of additional storage for even more movies, TV shows, music, photos, personal videos, and apps.|
|Battery Life||Up to 8 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music. Battery life will vary based on device settings, usage, and other factors such as web browsing and downloading content. Actual results may vary.|
|Charge Time||Fully charges in under 6 hours using the micro-USB power adapter included in the box, or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adapters that you may already have.|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||Single-antenna dual-band Wi-Fi. Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.|
|Ports||USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) to connect to a PC/Macintosh computer, or to charge your device with the included power adapter; microSD slot for external storage.|
|Audio||3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated speaker|
|Content Formats Supported||Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, M4V, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, MKV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, 3GP, VP8 (WEBM).|
|Camera Specs||VGA front-facing camera. 2 MP rear-facing HD camera.|
|Location Services||Location-based services via Wi-Fi|
|Available Colors||Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red, Canary Yellow|
|Additional Features||External volume controls, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, speakers, microphone, and LE accessories support|
|Accessibility Features||VoiceView and Screen Magnifier enable access to the vast majority of Fire tablet features. VoiceView features IVONA’s award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice. Fire OS 5 also includes system wide closed caption settings, adjustable font sizes up to 50% larger, and a variety of book reading text adjustments such as adjustable colors and text spacing. Also includes adjustable font sizes/color, and built-in Oxford dictionary.|
|System Requirements||Fire 7 is ready to use right out of the box—no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content.|
|Warranty and Services||90-day Limited Warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Fire 7 tablet is subject to the terms found here.|
|Included in the Box||Fire 7 tablet, USB 2.0 cable, 5W power adapter, and Quick Start Guide|
|Generation||7th generation – 2017 release|