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Amazon Kindle Fire

alaTest has collected and analyzed 462 reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the design and size are on the whole positive. The screen and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the connectivity and GPS navigation. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability and battery.

usability, price, screen, size, design

storage, camera, apps, GPS navigation, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Kindle Fire is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle Fire

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the design and performance. The durability and price also get good opinions. The camera and reliability get critical opinions, and reviews are divided on the battery.

usability, price, durability, performance, design

reliability, camera

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Amazon Kindle Fire review

 

With its combination of seamless Amazon shopping and recession-friendly pricing, the Kindle Fire is destined to be stuffed into millions of American stockings this Christmas. Yanks have overlooked its lack of GPS, camera and mobile data, focusing on...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Mark Harris (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire

 

Is it a jumped-up e-reader, a cut-price iPad or nothing more than a portable shop window for Amazon's endless shelves? The Kindle Fire blunders into the tablet wars with something to annoy everyone: an LCD screen to irritate E Ink fans; a GPS-less,...

Lovely 7-inch screen, cracking video, smooth UI, solid build, low price

Slow browsing, light on hardware features

Despite what you might have read elsewhere, the Kindle Fire is not an ereader with attitude. It’s too heavy, the Kindle app is no better than any other Android tablet out there, and the LCD screen gets old quickly.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Smith (techradar.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire review

 

The progenitor of the Kindle Fire line still holds up

Great price ; Excellent custom UI ; Good build quality ; Great new browser

No cameras ; Erratic performance ; No Android Market ; Only 8GB storage without expansion

The Amazon Kindle Fire lives up to the hype and delivers more. It's by no mean perfect and there's a laundry list of missing features, but at £125, it's better value for money than any Android tablet and a viable alternative to the iPad.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Fire review

 

With all the fuss surrounding the launch of the Kindle Fire HD, it would have been easy to miss the fact that Amazon also announced another, cheaper Kindle Fire tablet. One with a less impressive spec list and lower resolution screen, but a slightly...

Some limitations, but the Kindle Fire offers a lot for not much money

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Fire (2012) review

 

Editors' note (September 25, 2013): The product reviewed here has been discontinued and replaced with a redesigned Kindle Fire HD .

The Kindle Fire (2012) improves on its predecessor in three key ways: faster performance, a better interface with cool new features, and a significant price reduction.

Designwise it's the same Fire from 2011 with no HD video support, no camera, no HDMI, no storage expansion, and no volume buttons.

The Kindle Fire (2012) takes it up a notch in value, but is tethered to the same design oversights of the original.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Tony Smith (reghardware.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Fire

 

Review You might think it odd for a UK-based publication to review a product only available in the US, but such is Amazon's global reach that it's only a matter of time before the Kindle Fire is officially released over here.

The Kindle Fire is a nice-looking tablet, and, at 200 bucks, Amazon is going to sell a shedload of them. Its flaws are well balanced by the low price, and it's a logical upgrade if you're already a Kindle owner and you want to buy videos, music and...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by (techworld.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire preview

 

The wraps are finally off Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet. Its splashy entry into the tablet firestorm was hard to miss, Amazon made quite a statement with its $199 price, and yet I'm underwhelmed.

The Kindle Fire's reasonable price, together with the potential of widespread Android app support, makes the device an enticing option, especially for families who want to give a tablet to the kids without having to blast through five bills.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Amazon Kindle Fire tablet

 

Rumours were flying around for months about Amazon launching a tablet and the US giant has finally delivered. The Kindle Fire is a 7in tablet running ...

Easy shopping for Amazon books, music, videos ; Smooth integration of cloud and local storage

Sluggish performance ; Interface still has some bugs ; Not as flexible and versatile as other tablets

The 7in Android-based Amazon Fire will appeal to those who buy books, videos, and music at Amazon, but it will frustrate those looking for a more versatile slate.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Amazon Kindle Fire tablet (preview)

 

Amazon Kindle Fire preview: Amazon's Kindle Fire heats up the tablet market, but leaves Aussies out in the cold

Extremely low price ; Reasonably powerful specifications ; Compact 7in design

Lacks Android Market access ; Amazon content limited in Australia ; Not available outside the US initially

Amazon's Kindle Fire is an impressive looking 7in tablet that runs a customised version of Android, providing access to a wide selection of Amazon content including movies, TV shows, books, magazines and newspapers. However, it's only available in the...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire review: Midnight oil

 

Like the world needs another 7" Android tablet. Well, maybe it does. Or (more likely), it doesn't. No matter where you stand, the Kindle Fire couldn't be less relevant to this debate. It isn't just another Android tablet. It's a hardware Amazon...

Feb, 2012

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