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Amazon Kindle Fire

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69 Global Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
69

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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Engadget Summary

Amazon's second-generation Kindle Fire isn't radically different from the initial model, retaining a body that feels heavy and chunky compared to the Kindle Fire HD and other more recent tablets. While it's somewhat faster, has more memory, and includes some software upgrades, it still lacks hardware volume controls, and its display is inferior to that of the Fire HD. If you're on a tight budget, its $159 price tag will get you full access to the Amazon ecosystem, but if you can afford it, the extra $40 for the $199 Fire HD gets you a much better device -- or you can spend the same $199 on an Asus Nexus 7 if you want a far better tablet with more flexibility.

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70
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 5

80
 
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User Reviews 1
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Specs

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
No
Maximum battery life
Up to 920
Form factor
Operating system
Storage type
Camera (integrated)
Maximum battery life
Tablet
Android
Internal storage
No
Up to 920

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69 Global Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
69

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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jsharon
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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