What's this? Based on Ease of use, Display, Versatility, Performance, Touch response, and Portability (which includes battery life, size and weight.) Due to test upgrades, results may vary from past Ratings.
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Summary:A smaller tablet from Amazon with a 7-inch screen and Wi-Fi Internet only, running on the Android 4.2 operating system. Uses the Amazon app store for downloading apps. Tested with 16GB of storage.
About - Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Wi-Fi, 16GB) (2nd gen)
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Wi-Fi, 16GB) (2nd gen) is a smaller tablet computer with a 7-inch screen. Its screen resolution is 216 pixels per inch. The rectangular screen is a better shape for videos than for photos, and it utilizes toughened glass for durability.
The tablet has a 1.5 GHz TI OMAP4 4470 processor with 2 cores. It runs on the Android 4.2 operating system. It has 1GB memory and is available with 8 or 16GB storage.
There is a headphone jack with a volume control, a built-in microphone, and stereo speakers. Internet connectivity is via Wi-Fi. There is no webcam, and there is no rear-facing camera. A charger is included.
The tablet measures 7.5 inches long by 5 inches wide by 0.41 inches thick, and weighs 0.76 pounds.
The following models have the same ratings as Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Wi-Fi, 16GB) (2nd gen).
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Wi-Fi, 8GB) (2nd gen) come from our tests of model Amazon Kindle Fire HD (Wi-Fi, 16GB) (2nd gen), which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
About This Brand
The Android-based Kindle Fire is a competitively priced 7- and 9-inch tablet. Subscribers to Amazon Prime ($99 per year) have access to extra content such as movies, TV shows, and books. Its app store is curated by Amazon. These tablet have a user interface customized by Amazon.
I'm not sure why the other reviewer is so upset with this product. I ordered my Kindle Fire HD so I could read my textbooks (and personal books, too) on a clear screen without having to sit at my computer or squint at the screen on my Galaxy S4. I'm very pleased with my purchase and I think I got a great value for the money.<br /><br />For a third of the cost of an iPad or Galaxy Note, this little tablet does quite a bit. I have had absolutely no trouble with mine freezing up, and I actually found the browser to be quite nice. It allows me to open multiple tabs and it keeps track of the sites I visit most so I can quickly find them again. The personalized layout of books is fantastic, and the night mode allows me to read without disturbing my boyfriend. The games I play run smoothly, and the added narration is a plus. <br /><br />The only real cons I've noticed are the short battery life when WiFi is turned on and the fact that the apps I open or books I read are immediately deposited into the carousel. If this Kindle came with a setting that allowed me to choose what is in the carousel, it would have gotten five stars. <br /><br />To rebut the other reviewer, let me just say that this is not, by any means, a high-end tablet with a huge processor that will allow you to run 100 apps at once without locking up. If you overload a device, that's what happens. If you remember the capabilities of a device and use it as such, you won't have any problems whatsoever. If you need a huge processor to run seven apps at a time, then don't purchase a $130 Kindle. Go with the iPad or Galaxy tablets at the $375 price point. The Kindle Fire HD is NOT a computer, and no one should expect it to behave as such.
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Big Jeff
from Denver, CO
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
THE worst electronic device ever purchsd
15 Dollars To Remove Ads
15 To Get Rid Ads Paid
15 To Remove Ads
16 Megs Not Enough
flash not supported
Hard To Sub Browser
Preloaded With Junk
I thought I did my research. After I purchased, I realized how much negative info I missed. This thing is a paperweight at best. <br /><br />The proprietary software and browser (SILK) is absolutely horrible. When I say that my Kindle Fire HD crashes every 3 minutes, I mean it. It is IMPOSSIBLE to use the web effectively. Perhaps if you use it as an e-reader only, you'd be happy. <br /><br />Do your research, the internet is alive with problems.<br /><br />I tried the workarounds, loading a new browser, active cache cleaners, etc all....to no avail.