Amazon 7 inch Tablets Review

Feb 16, 2022   |   8 min read


Amazon 7 inch Tablets Review


A lot of stores have taken it upon themselves to launch the original products with all the features that you can find in high-end brands. The reason why this idea is a hit is because of the price difference. It has been quite a while since Amazon has been releasing tabs and Amazon Fire 7 is just a new edition in the collection. Many experts believe that the features are quite similar to the previous ones but you do get a little upgrade with this.

So, we are going to review why Amazon Fire 7 inch tablet should be the latest purchase for you and how it can help you manage the applications. For the most part, the new tab does look like the 2017 version but you can now pick between different colors if you are theme-oriented. Other than that, specifications have also seen some updates, most notably the processor which is said to have improved a lot.

Let’s dive deep into the features and see what Amazon is bringing to the table for its users.


If you desperately need a tablet right now and your budget doesn’t allow you to go very high up in the price range, Amazon 7 inch tablets should be your go-to option. Not only are they always available on sale but you also get additional benefits like free content and Prime membership along with it. What more could you want.

The tab is more popular among the kids as it has all the features of the iPad when it comes to playing games but the price difference makes this one a much more desirable option. Ever since the launch of Fire 7, Amazon has also introduced Fire HD 8 and many parents are seen searching for it for their kids to play games and attend online classes on.

While we do recommend the HD 8 tab because it has some pretty sick graphics for kids' games, the Fire 7 kids edition seems like a much more viable option. You only have to spend $100 on it and get 16GB storage and FreeTime Unlimited for one year. It also comes with a stand and a cover to prevent any damage and you can get it replaced within two years in case of any damage. Compared to the kids’ edition, the standard model is far better, especially if you feel that you would be using it along with the kids.

Always on Sale!

The best part about Amazon’s own store products is that they are pretty much always on sale. Before you head over to the shop, make sure you know when the sale period is to avoid paying the full price. Usually, users find two times of the year to be ideal for all Amazon products’ shopping and those are Prime Day which occurs in mid-July, and Black Friday which happens in late November. Black Friday is the ideal time but that doesn't mean you have to wait 7-8 months to get your hands on the product. The discounts are listed on the website and you can see that they are less than the actual price.

What are the Features?

As per Amazon, what stands out most when it comes to 7-inch tablets is that you can call Alexa to carry out operations any time you want. Previously, you had to press a button in order for the voice assistant to be activated. But now, if you are connected to a network, all you have to do is say Alexa and the tablet would respond to the echo.

You can activate or deactivate the feature from your settings but it is quite cool because when you are studying or playing a game, you don’t have to pause midway to press the button and instead just use your voice like with mobile phones to get Alexa to carry out the task. This feature has also been added to Fire HD8 and 10.

Comparison: 2017 vs 2019

The 7-inch tablet was first released in 2017 and obviously, when Amazon revised the device of the same name and launched it again in 2019, experts wanted to conduct a comparative analysis. The one major difference between both the products is the processor. Due to the voice activation of Alexa, the 2019 version has a high-speed processor which enables the rest of the functions to work faster too.

It is quite a surprise to the experts that Fire 7 tablet runs as efficiently as it does. With none of the items that are usually present in high-end models, the product is quite smooth for the most part. You don’t have to struggle with app launching or late response on touch.

If you want to carry out the usual functions on the tab like web browsing, attend a few video calls, play App store games, you will be making a favorable trade with this one. In fact, we would say that it is even faster than your average tablet for those functions. The advantage of having the product made by Amazon is that when you launch any Prime video on the device, it hardly even takes a second to load as compared to the other tabs. Of course, your Wi-Fi connection needs to be good for that too.

The only problem you might notice with the gadget is the slow performance with graphically intense games. As we said, you can play almost all App store games on it without any problem. But if an app requires it to support advanced and pixelated graphics, it might cause some problems, especially if other programs are running in the background. So, make sure whenever you are playing a game on your tab, you press the X button in the center and close all the background apps to avoid any disturbance and crashes.


Let’s talk about what Amazon can improve with its upcoming gadgets. The 7-inch tablets have become much better with the display quality and support all High Definition videos and graphics but the size has not increased. This is exactly why there is a huge price difference between these products and other high-end brands.

Apple and Samsung have increased their display while supporting the graphics. So, when you don’t widen the screen while working on the picture quality, the definition on the screen remains standard and you can pretty much do nothing about it. However, you might notice that the visuals in the 2019 model are much sharper and for $60- $80 which is the sale price of these tabs, this is not a bad deal at all.

Exclusive Features

For most users, the appealing quality of Amazon tabs is that you get additional benefits. Not only can you use Alexa, X-Ray, Second Screen, FreeTime, and ASAP on it, you can also download Prime Videos on the tab, a feature that is not usually available on the application. You can also find a multitude of e-books, magazines, applications, games, songs, TV shows, and much more and store as much content as you want in the cloud space.

Operating System

If you are an Android user, you wouldn’t find it difficult to operate the tab. Almost all the features and settings are quite similar. But again, this is not your Samsung tab and therefore, wouldn't have all the applications usually available on the Google Play Store. You can find Netflix, Facebook, HBO, and Spotify on there but that is pretty much it. The unlimited app store options that Android provides you are missing from the 7-inch tablets.


  • 1,024x600-pixel display
  • 10.4 oz (295 grams)
  • 7.6x4.5x0.4 inches (192x115x9.6 mm)
  • Quad-core 1.3GHz processor
  • Front- and rear-facing cameras
  • Free, unlimited cloud storage for all photos taken on Fire devices
  • Up to 512GB of expandable storage via microSD card (up from 256GB on the previous model)
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi support
  • Battery life: Up to 7 hours of reading, listening to music, streaming video, and web browsing
  • Screen sharing: Let an Amazon expert guide you remotely through any feature on your screen for free
  • Access to exclusive Amazon features, services, and media libraries
  • New color options: Black, Sage, Plum, and Twilight Blue

So, if you need a tablet ASAP and don’t want to spend too much money on it, Amazon 7 inch is a great option for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, but it doesn’t contain all the features like Google Play Store.

Not much except that Fire 8 costs slightly lesser and is a deal for kids.

Yes, you can surf the internet. It works like a normal tablet.

Amazon, for this price range, ranks as the best.

It is usually available on sale so check out the online store.

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