Fire 7 Tablet Review – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Product: Fire 7 Tablet

Price: Amazon

Colors: Black, Canary Yellow, Marine Blue, Punch Red

Screen: 7″

Storage: 8G or 16G

Battery: Up to 8 hours

Other: With or Without Special Offers, microSD slot, Alexa, rear and front cameras

Warranty: 90 Day Limited or purchase a 1, 2 or 3 year warranty

Rating: 5/10

First Impression

First impressions are usually the most important, right? There is no set up required, the tablet is ready to go right out of the box. Just connect your Amazon account and away you go. You’re able to play games, listen to music, watch TV and movies with the Amazon streaming services. You can read Kindle ebooks or listen to Audible books with or without Bluetooth headphones. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, most if not all of these come with your membership.

The difference I saw immediately from the previous generation of Fire 7 tablets was it felt lighter, includes Alexa, and I may be mistaken, but it seemed a bit faster. Only a bit. Looked good for a cheap tablet. In fact, felt pretty sturdy, too.

The Good – ProsFire 7 Tablet Pros

  • Price
  • Alexa
  • Books, Music, Videos, Games all on one device
  • Appearance
  • Front and rear facing cameras
  • Pretty Sturdy
  • Speaker

 

 

 

Fire 7 Tablet Cons

The Bad – Cons

  • Cheap – you get what you pay for
  • Speakers and cameras definitely not high quality
  • Limited to Amazon services for everything, including your browser or downloading apps.
  • 90 day limited warranty is pretty short
  • Small amount of storage

The Ugly – Flaws

  • Fire 7 tablets have been known to stop charging. I believe it’s the USB channel in the Fire, so you have to hold the cord after some use.
  • It is prone to freeze and I would rate the device as slow

 

Buy or Don’t?

Honestly, I wouldn’t buy another one. I recommend spending a bit more money on a higher quality Fire Tablet (if you don’t mind the limitations of an Amazon only device) or an Android tablet. The reason it gets 5 out of 10 is because of the price. You do get what you pay for and if you want a really cheap tablet, this is priced about what it’s worth.

I wasn’t impressed much except it feels sturdier than your average tablet. But if you’re looking to do a lot of different things on your new tablet, don’t get this one. It’s reasonably priced for a kid’s tablet though. Just don’t expect too much.

Really don’t expect anything and you’ll probably like it.

Want to look for yourself? Check out the new Fire 7 Tablets.

Anyone else who purchased this tablet want to share their opinion? Leave a comment below! I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one.

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Fire 7 Tablet Review – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly”

  1. Thanks for your honest review of the fire 7 tablet. I agree with you that you get what you pay for and if you are going to buy something then you might as well make the purchase worth it and go with something that is high quality and will last for you. What higher quality fire tablet do you recommend for doing anything audiobook and website content creating?

    1. The Fire 10 would have to be better speed and quality for website design, though without a keyboard it’s a little difficult.. That said, for audio books and video streaming, the Fire 8 HD is decent enough. But unless you don’t need quality at all, stay away from the 7. Thanks for visiting! 

  2. Hi Selenity,

    Thanks for your post on the Amazon Fire 7 tablet. I’ve found that in my past experience with Amazon tablets in general, you definitely get what you pay for. The cheaper they are, the worst quality you’ll receive. I’ve actually had my best overall experiences with Android (Samsung in particular) tablets and would personally recommend those over an Amazon device. Plus you have the advantage of not being forced into Amazon’s ecosystem.

    1. I do prefer my Samsung tablet over the Fire, but especially the Fire 7. I love my Kindle device and I’m a huge fan of the e-book and e-reader, but I prefer a tablet that doesn’t force me into Amazon’s app store. I prefer Google Play. That said, the Fire 10 HD isn’t bad at all! 

  3. I am someone who like to do so much on my devices. I guess the price caught my attention but the deal is I really love a tablet where I can do lots and lots of things. The fire 7 tablet looks interesting but the very fact the Cameras and speakers are not high quality that gives a “No” for me.Thanks for the review.

  4. That’s a good Fire 7 Tablet review and as an Amazon prime member, I must say that I totally agree with you. The Fire 7 tablet is not worth the money. What I did was send it back and actually got myself a kindle. I figured I could save money and also get less distraction ready kindle books. Honestly Selenity, I don’t know why would anyone get the fire 7 tablet, unless is just for kids to play with it.

    1. I absolutely adore the Amazon ereaders and their Kindle store. Their Fire 10 tablet is decent, but I don’t like Amazon app stores so prefer other tablets. But the Fire 7 really is like a toy. No storage, poor quality camera and speakers, and while it’s definitely durable, I would never buy another one. I agree that it’s only worthwhile for your young kids to play with. Thanks for your visit! 

  5. Hello and thank you for the honest review. Of all the informative facts that you presented the one that stands out most to me is “speakers and cameras definitely not high quality.”  I thought, ‘Why bother?’ But as you pointed out, the price and sturdiness could be right for kids. (Not a big deal if they get lost.) Great information, thanks for pointing us in the right direction!

    Sue

    1. Honestly, you definitely get what you pay for! So for kids, yeah it’s great. A $50 tablet isn’t a huge deal if its left at a friends or dropped in the pool.

      Thanks for visiting!

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