Introduced in 2011 as the Kindle Fire,Amazon’s 7″ tablet was simply pretty interesting right up until last year, when its selling price decreased . Since then, a lot of other products have gone up by around 20 per cent, but the recently improved Fire 7 hasn’t, and it now includes accessibility to Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, which can search things up for you on the net, play your music on request and command gadgets such as smart light.
As you’d expect for the cash, the Fire 7’s technical specs are standard.Inside is a MediaTek processor chip that is just barely quick enough to run Amazon’s FireOS, based on Android 5.1, and you’ll discover some short delays when starting applications or loading a internet site. Basic games are okay, but don’t expect to get away with the console-style fighting
or racing game titles that more powerful Android devices can manage. Still, it’s functional, and 720p HD videos play without stuttering.
Not that the screen really supports that resolution: with just 1024×600 pixels, it’s not
very sharp even at the cramped dimension of seven inches, significantly more compact than an iPad mini. Pages of text aren’t comfy to read unless you increase the font dimension.
The less mentioned about contrast and colour reproduction the better, but it is at minimum
bright. The front and rear cameras are trash, the speaker is inadequate, and with
only 802.11n Wi-Fi it’s harder to get a strong signal than with more modern
However, you know exactly what? It’s still a tablet for £50, and its battery survived a
respectable 8.5 hours in our video playback experiment, over 3 hours longer than the likewise priced RCA Mercury 7L .The case is plastic, but Amazon promises it’s durable and we have no reason to disagree.The modified FireOS is simple to use, and if you decide to subscribe to Amazon Prime (£79 a year) or Fire for Kids Unlimited (£3.99 a month, or £1.99 on top of Prime) there are a lot of videos and music conveniently accessible at no additional price.
The Amazon Fire 7 is simple,basic,but it’s the best cheap tablet today.
SPECIFICATIONS Amazon Fire 7(2017)
1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor – 8GB
flash storage -7in 1024×600-pixel touchscreen –
2-megapixel rear camera- 0.3-megapixel webcam
– 802.11n Wi-Fi – MicroSD card slot -192x115x9.6mm
(HxWxD) • 295g -One-year warranty
The remarkable Fire HD 8 is perhaps a better buy at £90.But if you want the most affordable decent tablet, the Fire 7 is the very best deal we have viewed yet.