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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6
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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 1.5GHz 8GB 6" Tablet

1.5GHz Fire OS 8GB 6" Nov 2014
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7 Reasons For

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablets that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Good Brand

Tablet computers built by Amazon have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all tablets (not just tablet computers) and found that Amazon also has good ratings across its entire range.

4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Maximum Battery Life

The Kindle Fire HD 6 has one of the longer maximum battery life (10 hours) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. The maximum battery life of tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 6 range from 3h to 1,700h, and the average maximum battery life is 69h.

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Very Short

The average height of tablet computers of this age and type is 140mm, and the heights range from 0.4mm to 650mm. At only 10.7 millimeters, the Kindle Fire HD 6 is fairly short compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Kindle Fire HD 6.

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Narrow

The Kindle Fire HD 6 is one of the narrower tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Kindle Fire HD 6 (only 169 millimeters) amongst tablet computers of this age. The widths of tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 6 range from 100mm to 470mm.

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Very Light

Across all the tablet computers that are a similar age to the Kindle Fire HD 6 the weights range from 120g to 8.5kg. With a weight of only 290 grams, the Kindle Fire HD 6 is one of the lighter tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 6 amongst tablet computers of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Two Coprocessor Coress

The Kindle Fire HD 6 is a two coprocessor core tablet computer. Most of the other tablet computers that came out more than two years ago have between two and three coprocessor coress.

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Quite Small Screen Size

When compared to other tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Kindle Fire HD 6 that we have checked, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6's screen size of only 6 inches is one of the smallest. The screen sizes of similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago range from 3.5" to 19", and the average screen size is 8.6".

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Not 3G Compatible

The Kindle Fire HD 6 is not 3G compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other tablets that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Kindle Fire HD 6, the Kindle Fire HD 6 is not 4G compatible.

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Quite Low Rear Camera Resolution

Across all the tablets of this age and type the rear camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 8MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 3.7MP. At only 2 megapixels, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 has a fairly low rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and spec to the Kindle Fire HD 6.

Tablet computers with a higher rear camera resolution that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (£189.98) (3MP).

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Tablet computers of this type and age have front camera resolutions of between 0.2MP and 5MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1.1MP. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.3 megapixels) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Quite Short WiFi Browsing Time

The WiFi browsing times of tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Kindle Fire HD 6 range from 4h to 12h, and the average WiFi browsing time is 9.6h. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 has a fairly short WiFi browsing time (only 8 hours) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Kindle Fire HD 6.

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Quite Thick

At 103 millimeters, the Kindle Fire HD 6 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 6. The thinnest thickness of comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 6 is 4mm, the thickest is 280mm, and the average thickness is 51mm.

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Very Slow Coprocessor Frequency

With a coprocessor frequency of only 1.2 gigahertz, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 has a quite slow coprocessor frequency compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age. The coprocessor clock speeds of comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago range from 1.1GHz to 1.3GHz, and the average coprocessor frequency is 1.3GHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

The Kindle Fire HD 6 has a fairly long battery recharge time (6 hours) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the tablet computers of this spec and age the battery recharge times range from 3h to 6h.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Amazon released the Kindle Fire HD 6.

Four Processor Cores

Compared to the other 183 similar spec tablet computers that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the Kindle Fire HD 6 is four which is average.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.5 gigahertz, the Kindle Fire HD 6 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

If this tablet computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Xoro Telepad 9730 (1.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 8 gigabytes, the Kindle Fire HD 6 has a relatively standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the Kindle Fire HD 6.

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Expert Reviews

(45)
20 November 2015

Before you go buy a tablet, you should ask this question, ?what am I going to use this tablet for.? This seems like common sense, but really, take a moment. What are you going to do with that slab... Read more…

20 October 2015

Amazon has launched a new range of tablets for 2015 and kept its 6in model from last year. Here we compare the new 7, 8 and 10-inch Fire tablets along with the HD 6 so you can decide which to... Read more…

Cheap
Integrates tightly with Amazon services
Compact size
Prime integration
Sharp screen
App selection is limited
Poor camera
A bit too chunky
Awful cameras
Fire OS can be restrictive
17 August 2015

In review: Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 Kids Edition. Review sample courtesy of Amazon GermanyAmazon's Kindle Fire HD 6 Kids Edition is almost 50 percent more expensive than the Fire HD 6, but it...

20 February 2015

The other main drawback, of course, is that these Kindles running Amazon's Fire OS 4 ? a custom version of Android based on version 4.4.2 of the latter. That means you don't get the Google Play... Read more…

13 January 2015

If you're comfortable with a 6-inch display, the Fire HD 6 delivers a high-quality tablet at a sweet price, especially for Amazon Prime members. But at a size closer to phablet than tablet, the...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 7 December 2015 by BartK
BartK would recommend the Amazon Kindle 6 (Verified Purchase)

Buy this one if you wish a good ereader at a low price. Amazon has the best ebooks library and this connects to it. I use it to read in sunlight as a color tablet is not too legible in the sun...

Easy To Set Up
Never Freezes
Quiet
Cheap
Easy To Use
Ads
Too Simple
Very Simple
Hot
Without Wall Charger

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