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Kindle Fire HD (16 GB Model) Tablet Computer Review
Average Price: $170.00
Frugal5 Score: 8.3/10
Description
A great substitute for Apple's standardized products, the Kindle Fire HD boasts a lot of features, a clear interface, and the best e-reader software available on the market. It might be the cheapest model Amazon has available, but it offers a fast cpu, great software, and an incredible screen resolution for its price.
Key Features
  • Front-Facing HD Camera - None
  • Operating System - Fire OS 3.0 compatible with Android 4.2.2
  • Overall Aesthetics And Finish - Plastic, with glass panel
  • Screen Size - 7-inch
  • At Least 1 GB Of RAM - 1 GB
  • At Least 16 GB Of Storage Space - 16 GB Flash Memory
  • At Least 5 Hours Battery Life - 10 hours max
  • Clear Display - 1280 x 800
  • Fast Processor - 1.5 GHz Dual-Core
  • Responsive Touch Screen - Capacitive
  • Bluetooth Support
  • Pre-Installed Apps - Kindle software is a standout
Product Comparison
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Frugal5 Score
Details
8.7
8.4
8.3
8.2
7.3
Additional Info
Front-Facing HD Camera
1.2 MP
5MP
None
5 MP
1.3 MP
Operating System
Android 4.3
Android 4.2
Fire OS 3.0 compatible with Android 4.2.2
Android 4.2
Android 4.2
Overall Aesthetics And Finish
Brown/Black Matte Plastic
Black, non-slip plastic, glass finish on touchscreen panel
Plastic, with glass panel
Silver, with tilting stand
Brown-Gold color scheme, with glass plate for touchscreen
Screen Size
7-inch
7-inch
7-inch
10.1 inches
10.1 inches
Features Needed
At Least 1 GB Of RAM
- 1 GB
- 1 GB
- 1 GB
- 1 GB
- 1 GB
At Least 16 GB Of Storage Space
- 32 GB Flash Memory
- 16 GB Flash Memory
- 16 GB Flash Memory
- 16 GB Flash Memory
- 16 GB Flash Memory (Expandable with MicroSD card Slot)
At Least 5 Hours Battery Life
- 9.5 Hours
- 5 Hours
- 10 hours max
- 18 hours
- 7 Hours
Clear Display
- 1280 x 800
- 1024 x 600
- 1280 x 800
- 1280 x 800
- 1280 x 800
Fast Processor
- 1.2 GHz Quad-Core (NVIDIA Tegra 3)
- 1.2 GHz Quad-Core
- 1.5 GHz Dual-Core
- 1.2 GHz Quad-Core
- 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Dual-Core
Responsive Touch Screen
- Capacitive
- Capacitive
- Capacitive
- Capacitive
- Capacitive
Features Not Needed
3G/4G Support
Bluetooth Support
Micro SD Expansion Slot
More Than 4 GB Of RAM
Pre-Installed Apps
- Standard Google Apps
- Fewer than most
- Kindle software is a standout
- Standard useful apps
Rear-Facing Camera
- 3 MP