This tablet computer was given a "Value for Money" award by both Hardwareluxx.de and Ht4u.net, both of which concluded that this Amazon tablet was good value for money.
The reviewers at two more expert review sites both thought that this Amazon tablet computer was good. Homecinemachoice.com and Itproportal.com both gave this Amazon tablet a "Best Buy" award.
Furthermore, this tablet computer received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag who concluded it was brilliant and it received a "Platinum Wheel" award from Awardfabrik.de. This Amazon tablet also received a Gadgetspeak.com"Highly Recommended" award.
Several Amazon Fire reviewers concluded that it was well made. Three years ago expert review site Hothardware.com wrote “Classy, with minimal branding and a solid feel”. Expert review site Pcworld.in said “Amazon's Fire Phone is really solid, maybe even great.” in their review of this tablet. Pcworld.in also wrote “While the Fire TV is a solid video streamer for $99”.
Seven Amazon Fire reviewers who purchased it thought it was strong and durable. Notebookcheck.net wrote “Durable bumper included” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Notebookcheck.net also said “Rugged, removable case”. Expert Reviews said in their review two years ago “Sturdy chassis” but in spite of that they only scored the product 2 stars.
A number of Amazon Fire owners reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “It has an HDMI connection on one end for plugging into your TV” in their review of the Amazon Fire. Expert website Gadgetspeak.com said “The HDMI extension cable can be used if there is not enough space in which to fit the Fire TV Stick”. Two years ago expert review site Macworld.com.au said in their review of the Amazon Fire “While a simple HDMI output is all you really need to enjoy streaming video”.
A number of Amazon Fire reviewers agreed that the product was able to connect to the internet. Expert review site Engadget.com wrote “The internet retail giant scaled back its ambitions” and scored the product 4 stars. Appleinsider.com wrote “With voice-activated search, predictive content loading and a gaming "bonus feature, " the Internet retail giant is positioning its new device as a cure-a” in their Amazon Fire review.
One Amazon Fire reviewer said in their reviews that the Amazon Fire was good in terms of connectivity. Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “Bringing with it the e-tailer's unique software services and 4G connectivity for even faster impulse purchasing.” .
Eleven customers thought the product was good looking. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote in their review of this tablet “Beautifully designed, impressive voice search, fast” . Three years ago Gizmodo.com mentioned in their Amazon Fire review “It's a pretty decent phone”. Computerworld.com wrote in their review of the Amazon Fire “Dynamic perspective lockscreens look pretty cool” .
A few Amazon Fire owners who reviewed this tablet agreed that it was smooth. Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned on PC Advisor.co.uk “Smooth and responsive UI”. Expert review site Techattack.my mentioned “For a first attempt, Amazon really does make a good job in making the user interface silky smooth” in their Amazon Fire review. Alphr.com wrote “Speedy and smooth operation, great library of casual games, beefy processor” in their Amazon Fire review.
A number of customers agreed that the Amazon Fire was neat. Pc Advisor.co.uk said “Compact, tidy design” in their review of this tablet. Arstechnica.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “Dynamic Perspective is neat technology with few practical uses as of this writing”. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk wrote “Fire TV is a neat and well-specified device”.
One Amazon Fire owner considered that the product was well designed. One Amazon Fire reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design. Arstechnica.com said in their review of the Amazon Fire three years ago “The Amazon Fire Phone has cool 3D" visuals and a fresh OS design”.
Several Amazon Fire reviewers said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “Alexa-powered voice control to your HDTV in a tiny, affordable package”. Notebookcheck.net said in their review of the Amazon Fire “Great value” and rated the Amazon Fire 4 stars. Notebookcheck.net also mentioned “We could not really recommend the Amazon Fire Phone for 599 Euros (~$675) since there are much more sophisticated concepts for less money”.
Some Amazon Fire owners concluded that this tablet was a bargain for the price. Stuff.tv wrote “The Amazon Fire HD 8 just seems like something designed to attract people with a snazzy product page The Amazon Fire HD 8 is a cheap tablet.”. Expert review site Slashgear.com said “You're looking for an OK video streaming device for as cheap as possible, you might want to hunt down last year's model” in their review. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote in their review on PC Advisor.co.uk “Game controller feels cheap”.
Several Amazon Fire reviewers concluded that it was cheap. Techworld.com mentioned “The inexpensive HDMI 'stick' works quite differently to the Amazon Fire TV set-top box, so here we explain which is best in our Chromecast vs Fire” in their review of the Amazon Fire. Two years ago Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews “It will set you back £129 – or £139, if you don't want its screen to be plastered with "special offer" ads for”. Expert review site Phonearena.com gave this tablet a rating of 4 stars and said “The Amazon Fire HD 6 is undoubtedly budget conscious – one that won't be too draining on the pockets” in their review of this tablet.
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Good Technical Features
A number of Amazon Fire owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Pcmag.com scored the Amazon Fire 5 stars and mentioned in their Amazon Fire review on expert website PC Mag “Amazon's tiny stick-sized version of the Fire TV media hub is less than half the price and offers all of the same appealing features, save for sheer speed”. Expert website Hothardware.com said in their review of the Amazon Fire “Not long ago, Amazon announced a revamped Fire TV with a handful of new and upgraded features including 4K Ultra HD video support”. Hardwaresecrets.com wrote “This means that new features and faster devices have become the norm” in their review of this tablet.
Easy to Use
A number of Amazon Fire owners considered that the product was easy to use. Expert website Chipchick.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “Amazon has done an excellent job creating a media streamer with a beautiful easy to use modern user interface”. T3.com mentioned “It's sleek, simple to use and ready for the 4K revolution” however they only rated the product 3 stars. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote in their review of the Amazon Fire “This is an easy to use streamer with great voicecontrolled search” .
A few Amazon Fire reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good interface. Macworld.com wrote in their review of this tablet on expert review site Mac World “You could pick up a Roku 3, which has the simplest interface and the broadest selection of apps (including one for Amazon);”. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote in their review of the Amazon Fire “Elegant design and interface”. Pc Advisor.co.uk also said “Highly curated Amazon interface”.
Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good experience. Phonedog.com mentioned in their review “While it features a one-of-a-kind 3D experience dubbed "Dynamic Perspective, " it struggles to include key features that are necessary to the overall success of a smartphone”. Three years ago expert website Phonescoop.com wrote in their review “Generally offers a good experience”. Computerworld.com mentioned “FireFly offers an engaging shoppingsearching experience”.
A number of Amazon Fire reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago expert website Tomsguide.com said “The remote is attractive and comfortable; and voice search works well (with a limited set of content” in their review of this tablet. Computerworld.com wrote “Decent display, good camera, comfortable to hold, includes ondemand live video support, makes it easy to order products from Amazon, currently comes with free year of Amazon Prime service”. Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned two years ago “Last year's Amazon's Fire TV streaming puck was a solid streaming effort from the etailer, giving you solid hardware, decent voice control tricks and a comfortable remote.” .
A number of people agreed that it was easy to setup. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote in their review of this tablet three years ago “Incredibly easy to set up”. Pc Advisor.co.uk also mentioned “Simple to setup”. Alphr.com mentioned “Easy to set up and use” in their review of this tablet.
Good for Games
Twelve customers mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was good playing games on. Slashgear.com said “Proper gaming set it apart from the Apple TV, Roku 3”. Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote in their Amazon Fire review on PC Advisor.co.uk three years ago “Great for casual gaming”. Pc Advisor.co.uk also wrote “Gaming prowess enhanced by Fire TV Controller”.
Good Product Quality
A few people who reviewed this tablet wrote that it was good quality. Expert website Slashgear.com said in their review of this tablet “Solid picture quality - there are still glitches” . Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote on PC Advisor.co.uk “The Fire TV is an excellent set-top box which is powerful and well designed”. Arstechnica.com mentioned “Good call quality”.
Good Value for Money
Expert review sites Hardwareluxx.de and Ht4u.net highlighted in their review that this Amazon tablet was good value for money.
Good Picture Quality
One Amazon Fire owner said in their reviews that it had good picture quality. One Amazon Fire owner wrote in their reviews that this tablet had good colour saturation. Three years ago Computerworld.com mentioned “Display is bright and produces colors accurately”.
One person who reviewed it wrote that it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Mobilechoiceuk.com mentioned “The phone move; a system for receiving live and immediate technical help from Amazon staff, via webcam; a way of buying almost anything onlin” in their review of the Amazon Fire.
Acceptable Noise Level
One person considered that it was noisy. Cnet.com wrote in their review on expert website CNET.com “The Amazon Fire HD 10 is satisfyingly large and loud enough for indulging in Prime digital content.” although they only scored it 3 stars.
Good Sound Quality
Four people who bought it reckoned that it had good sound quality. Computerworld.com mentioned three years ago “Excellent media (ebooks and video) experience with frontfacing stereo speakers Gimmicky Dynamic Pe”. Alphr.com said in their Amazon Fire review “Good audio and video quality”. Expert review site Goodhousekeeping.com said “The Amazon Fire TV Stick is exactly what it sounds like” and gave it a score of 4 stars.
Flash Storage Media
This tablet computer supports a Flash storage media, which is typical of many tablets of this type and age.
Amazon Tablet Computers Have Good Reviews
Amazon is one of the better rated tablet manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Amazon also has good reviews for its tablet computers.
Good Battery Life
Some customers said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Arstechnica.com wrote “Mostly solid battery life” in their review. Computerworld.com wrote “Decent battery life” in their review.
At only 313 grams, the Amazon Fire is quite light compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Fire. The average weight of comparable spec tablets that were released one year ago is 510g.
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Not Good in Terms of Size
A few people wrote in their reviews that it was not heavy and bulky. Last year Notebookcheck.net wrote “Seriously chunky” in their review yet they rated the product 77 out of 100. Notebookcheck.net also said “A bit heavy, especially with the bumper case”. Arstechnica.com mentioned “Nice hardware, if a little large and heavy for the screen size” in their review of the Amazon Fire.
One Amazon Fire reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was not heavy. Expert website Trustedreviews.com scored it 60 out of 100 and said in their review of this tablet “There's little for non-Amazon loyalists to justify the hefty price tag”.
One person wrote in their reviews that this tablet was not good physically. Three years ago Computerworld.com mentioned in their review of the Amazon Fire “Uninspired physical design”.
Most tablet computers that came out more than a year ago are not 3G. The Amazon Fire is no exception to this as it too is not 3G.
Most similar spec tablet computers that came out more than a year ago are not 4G. The Amazon Fire is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.
Very Small Internal Storage Capacity
Tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Fire have internal storage capacitys of between 4GB and 520GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 31GB. The Amazon Fire has one of the smaller internal storage capacitys (only 8 gigabytes) amongst tablet computers of this age.
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Very Small Display Diagonal
The display diagonals of comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Fire range from 6" to 19". The Amazon Fire has a fairly small display diagonal (only 7 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Fire.
Quite Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
When compared to other similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Fire, the rear camera resolution (numeric) of the Amazon Fire of only 2 megapixels is one of the lowest. The rear camera resolution (numeric)s of tablets that are a comparable age to the Fire range from 2MP to 8MP.
Very Low Pixel Density
Tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Fire have pixel densitys of between 150ppi and 320ppi, and the average pixel density is 250ppi. With a pixel density of only 171 pixels per inch, the Amazon Fire has a quite low pixel density compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the Fire.
Quite Short Battery Life (max)
With a battery life (max) of only 7 hours, the Amazon Fire has one of the shorter battery life (max)s amongst tablet computers of this age. The average battery life (max) of tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Fire is 8.6h, and the battery life (max)s range from 4.5h to 20h.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Amazon released the Fire.
Four Processor Coress
The Amazon Fire has four processor coress which is average compared to the other 130 tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Fire that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.
Average Processor Frequency
With a processor frequency of 1.3 gigahertz, the Amazon Fire has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Fire.
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Popular apps like Netflix
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