Fire 7 Tablet
- 7″ IPS display, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage (up to 512 GB of expandable storage with microSD).
- Faster 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM.
- Up to 7 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video and listening to music.
- 2 MP rear-facing camera and HD 720p front-facing camera.
- Now hands free with Alexa.
- Enjoy millions of movies, TV episodes, songs, books, apps and games.
Fire 7 Tablet price
- Out now in the US and UK
- Starts at $50/£50
The Amazon Fire 7 2019 price starts at £50/$50 (around AU$70). That’s the same as the last-gen model, which is impressive considering the latest iteration is faster and comes with more storage.
The price goes up by ten dollars/pounds if you want 32GB rather than 16GB of storage.
- Robust, rubbery build
- Comfortable to hold with one hand
- Top edge is too cluttered
The Amazon Fire 7 looks and feels like it has been wrapped in an OtterBox Defender Series case – it’s thick and coated in rubber.
That’s not such a bad thing, though. The device itself feels extremely robust, withstanding a tumble off the kitchen counter during our time with it without so much as a blemish. You’ll have a tough time breaking it.
Surrounding the screen is a rather sizable bezel. It’s a bit of an eyesore, but serves a purpose: It creates a small surface to grip while reading on the move, without accidentally tapping the screen, which flips the page back and forth. We aren’t sure whether that was Amazon’s intention when designing it, but it’s certainly a nice touch (pun intended).
Once again, the firm has refrained from adopting USB-C, so we’re stuck with an aging micro USB slot, located on the top of the device for. Sure, it would have been nice to see what’s fast become the universal norm of USB connectors – across laptops, smartphones and tablets alike – on the Amazon Fire 7 (2019), but at $50/£50 we can live with having to lug an extra charging cable around.
As for what other design features we’re looking at, there’s a 7-inch IPS LCD screen on the front, and a microSD slot hidden beneath a retractable flap on the right. This might lead you to think the Amazon Fire (2019) is waterproof, but it isn’t.
Up top meanwhile there’s also a volume rocker, a 3.5mm headphone port and a power button, along with the aforementioned micro USB port. The result? A tablet that feels awfully crowded when it comes to button placement.
During our testing, we must have muddled up the placement and sent the slate into a light slumber at least thrice when we were attempting to turn down the volume, in a desperate bid to silence the rather monotonous commentary in a pop-up advert.
The rest isn’t bad. The Amazon Fire 7 (2019) feels durable and is comfortable to hold with one hand for extended durations. It’s also small and light enough to be taken anywhere.
Walking to the coffee shop for an espresso? Pop it in your back pocket for the stroll. Commuting to work? Sling it in your bag while it’s not in use. Need to take a detour to the shops? It will fit in your car’s glove box with ease.