The Kindle Fire is a tablet computer developed by Amazon.com. Built with Quanta Computer, the Kindle Fire was released in November 2011, featuring a color 7-inch multi-touch display with IPS technology and running a custom version of Google’s Android operating system called Fire OS.
Kindle Fire – The 7 inch, the high-resolution touch screen was the first thing I noticed about the tablet, and I must say I was impressed with the quality. Apparently, the Kindle uses a technology similar to the iPad that allows for a better viewing angle, and this can come in handy when you and your friends get together to watch some videos.
Display & Camera
The Fire was never going to have an amazing screen, given its bargain-basement price, so in many ways, a meager 59.3% sRGB color gamut coverage isn’t surprising. It’s easily one of the lowest scores seen from a tablet, and twenty percent behind the Hudl 2. It’s a similar story in our other objective tests, with a fairly average maximum brightness of 330.2cd/m2 and a rather high 0.34cd/m2 black level that leaves darker images looking rather gray and milky.
A contrast ratio of 959:1 isn’t terrible, however; it means pictures and video have a surprising amount of depth, even if the colors aren’t very accurate. Subjectively, the screen looks very grainy, and while viewing angles are respectable, the very low 1,024 x 600 resolution makes text look blocky and difficult to read in smaller fonts.
Most Notable Features of the Kindle Fire
The 7 inch, the high-resolution touch screen was the first thing I noticed about the tablet, and I must say I was impressed with the quality. Apparently, the Kindle uses a technology similar to the iPad that allows for a better viewing angle, and this can come in handy when you and your friends get together to watch some videos.
Fast and easy
Also, I have to mention that the Kindle is quick and easy to maneuver. Now, I’m not just talking about the WiFi, which rarely presents any speed issues, but also about the overall speed of the tablet, especially when it comes to loading apps and videos.
The right combination of fast performance and power efficiency. It allows rapid multitasking, delivers smooth response and unleashes stunning graphics.
I’m not much of a fan of apps, but when it comes to watching movies, I think the best Android tablet should be able to load even larger video files in record time. The dual-core processor seems to have petite trouble with this, and the Android OS is quite easy to navigate, as there are a lot of nav helpers that will assist you in working more quickly with the Kindle Fire.
7″ screen with 1024 x 600 resolution
Clear, bright resolution for watching movies, surfing the Web, reading books and more. The polarizing filter makes it easy to read, even in bright daylight.
8GB internal storage plus microSD slot
Stores your music, movies, photos and more. Expand storage up to 128GB with a microSD card (sold separately).
Access your content from anywhere
Unlimited storage on the Cloud for all of your Amazon content.
Dual cameras for photos and face-to-face chat
VGA front camera and 2.0MP rear camera.
-A Huge amount of content: You get thousands of high-quality movies, books, music and anything else you may want at a reasonable price.
-Affordable price: At under $200, this is probably one of the most affordable quality tablets you will find.
-Cloud storage: I was a bit worried about the lack of additional memory, but when I tried the free cloud storage options available, I realized there wouldn’t be a problem.
Some Ideas for Improvement
-Extra security: Honestly, it is not that good that there is no password protection, especially if the tablet is lost or stolen. I believe this is the most important drawback of the device.
-Power switch location: A minor issue is that the power switch is placed on the bottom, which makes it difficult to handle the tablet without accidentally turning it off.
It depends on what you need the tablet for. Some people complain a lot about certain features simply because they’re not what they need. You have to study a product carefully before you buy it, though.
As far as I’m concerned, the device is above average regarding quality, and the truth is you really can’t get anything much better at this price. Although there are some potentially troublesome safety concerns, the Kindle Fire is still one of the best Android tablet devices you can buy at a reasonable price, if you are interested in the features it provides.