Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7-inch 2nd-gen

76
Global
Score
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Model
8GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
no
Storage type
Internal storage
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
no

Location

Location support
yes

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
no

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (8 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
Battery size
Rechargeable (no)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
16GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
no
Storage type
Internal storage
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
no

Location

Location support
yes

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
no

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
Battery size
Rechargeable (no)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB