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85
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

Amazon's latest Kindle Fire brings a lot of welcome upgrades and is sure to be a big seller this holiday season.

Pros
  • Great screen
  • Long battery life
  • Lots of welcome enhancements to Fire OS
Cons
  • No Google Play access
  • Starting price includes Special Offers
  • No video-out port
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Scores

Engadget

85
 

User Reviews

90
parks1348
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
FrostByte
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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jethoman
I was really wanting a tablet was my grad school class. I had bought my textbook...read more
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Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
722
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Maximum battery life
Up to 1120
Model
16GB WiFi

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 11 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable

Audio

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

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)

Hardware

CPU
2.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB

Other features

Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1920x1200
Pixel density
323 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
32GB WiFi

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (32 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 11 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable

Audio

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

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)

Hardware

CPU
2.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB

Other features

Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1920x1200
Pixel density
323 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
64GB WiFi

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (64 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 11 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable

Audio

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

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)

Hardware

CPU
2.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB

Other features

Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1920x1200
Pixel density
323 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
16GB AT&T 4G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 11 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable

Audio

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

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)

Hardware

CPU
2.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB

Other features

Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1920x1200
Pixel density
323 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
32GB AT&T 4G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (32 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 11 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable

Audio

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

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)

Hardware

CPU
2.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB

Other features

Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1920x1200
Pixel density
323 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
64GB AT&T 4G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (64 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 11 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable

Audio

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

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)

Hardware

CPU
2.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB

Other features

Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1920x1200
Pixel density
323 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
16GB Verizon 4G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 11 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable

Audio

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

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)

Hardware

CPU
2.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB

Other features

Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1920x1200
Pixel density
323 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
32GB Verizon 4G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (32 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 11 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable

Audio

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

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)

Hardware

CPU
2.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB

Other features

Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1920x1200
Pixel density
323 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
64GB Verizon 4G

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (64 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 11 hours
Battery size
Rechargeable

Audio

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

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port)

Hardware

CPU
2.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB

Other features

Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1920x1200
Pixel density
323 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes