Kindle Fire HD 7", Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 2nd)
- Stunning 1280x800 HD display with rich color and deep contrast from any viewing angle
- Custom Dolby audio and dual driver stereo speakers for crisp, booming sound without distortion
- Ultra-fast dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads and streaming
- Over 27 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, and popular apps and games
Top Customer Reviews
The device feels nice and solid. I'm a little surprised at how heavy it is, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The rubberized backing is always nice for added grip. It's not as nice as say unibody aluminum, but it's not $500 either.
The screen is fantastic. But my problem is the same as when iPad got Retina Display, other than the OS, most apps look rather pixelated. A lot of the games I tried are not high definition, at least not high enough to look smooth on this screen. Hopefully apps get updated to higher resolutions.
LOCK SCREEN ADS
Yeah there are ads on my lock screen. I'm not sure why this is such a big deal. How much time do people really spend looking at the lock screen? The first thing I thought when I saw the ads is WOW the pictures are really crisp! The ads are there to subsidize some of the $200 price tag. I might pay the $15 to get rid of them so I can customize it, but I might not. I feel like this has been blown out of proportion by other customers.
The sound from the speakers is great. Much better than you would get from more expensive devices, very crisp and clean. I have the official Amazon case on and it has not affected the sound at all. Nothing much else to say, I doubt anyone will complain about this.
I've had two apps crash on opening. I don't know if it is the app or the OS. It's probably somewhere in the middle. Again, not a big deal for me.Read more ›
I already own an Ipad and did not feel the need to own a Fire, since I believe they duplicated the same purpose. I did however place an order for the Paperwhite, but after thinking about it, why not own a full functional device that is more than just an ereader.
I love the eInk displays and how light the regular Kindles are. One of my main gripes about tables are that they are heavier and you cant read the screen in bright daylight. I'm not really sure why the daylight is such a big deal for me, since I probably only read outside when I'm on vacation (2x a year).
Anyway, I cancelled the Paperwhite and ordered the Fire HD. I love it. It is portable, I never take my Ipad anywhere, just too big. I uploaded my entire music library from Itunes to Amazon Cloud, (so much for being locked down Apple!) and of course all of my books are on it. I regularly borrow books from my local library and was often frustrated that when I was away from home I could not search for books on my regular Kindle, becuase the experimental browser was just not functional enough.
The sound is amazing as everyone has said, as well as the display. No need to go into detail about what everyone else said. My only gripe is that the touch screen is not really as responsive as I would like, but it still works fine. The display does cut the reflection and you can read out doors. That is not to say there is no glare, it's just not an unreadable LCD screen any longer.
As far as the ads go, I don't find them obtrusive.Read more ›
We wanted to answer your question about storage. HD content is much larger than SD content, which is why Kindle Fire HD starts at 16GB. On average, a 90 minute HD movie is 2GB and a 45 minute HD TV episode is 0.9GB. With your 16GB Kindle Fire HD, you can have up to 6 HD movies or 13 HD TV episodes. This number will vary depending on the other items you have stored or installed on your device.
We hope this information helps.
The Kindle Team
I honestly think this is my first Amazon review, but I feel that this device is important enough for people to have completely un-biased reviews to read. I have owned countless devices through the years including the first Kindle Fire and a Nook Color. Since I will say some negative things about the device, some people will criticize my comments, but those who are considering the device should consider all of these positives and negatives before making the purchase.
-Excellent Build Quality
-Access to Prime Content
-Hard Button Layout
This screen was what I most looked forward to and it did not disappoint. The resolution is perfect for a tablet. The 1280x800 is perfect for a 7" device, but it is the fact that the touchscreen is directly on the LCD that makes it extremely clear without glare and makes it perfect for reading and watching videos.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love all the kindles. The only problem with this one is the charging port. I tried different chargers. By tried I mean bought. One day after I set it up to charge... Read morePublished 1 hour ago by Kelly Hafen
I'm having a hard time finding the free books and free Netflix. HELP!!Published 18 hours ago by Amazon Customer
unfortunately, I is no longer working. It will not charge anymore. Not long life on these KindlesPublished 6 days ago by Natalia
It's not as good as my old one. It doesn't let me sign it to anything like eBay my email and other thingsPublished 16 days ago by mike
This was a gift. I was excited to get the Kindle but found it to be heavy for such a small device. I wanted to be able to read books and magazines on the Kindle but the screen is... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Margie Aiken
The Amazon music app needs to work with it the DirecTV app needs work with it apps are very limitedPublished 20 days ago by BigToe
Love the bright colors and easy to get books. It was a good buy I love it. The price was lower then other places I looked. Received it in a timely manner.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
Piece of Shi....battery won't hold a charge and then shuts down when your in the middle of something elsePublished 27 days ago by Amazon Customer