Reviews for All-new Fire 7 tablet, 7” display, 16 GB, 30% faster processor, designed for entertainment, (2022 release), Black
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The storage on the SD card issue can be overcome! UPDATE
I have had several Fire tablets over the years and loved them. I turned in my old fire7 and got this new one because it specifically said “ 32 GB of storage (add up to 1TB of expandable storage with microSD).” This would allow me to use a 512GB micro SD card so every one of my Kindle books, Audible books and every favorite movie would be available no matter how far off grid or long the storm caused power outage lasts. It would also have meant I would have been able to view all of this media at my parent’s or friend’s homes without using up any of their data allotment. The listing specifically says “ Add up to 1TB of expandable storage with microSD—more space for downloading content to enjoy on-the-go.” This statement insinuates you will have the ability to view your media while away from internet connection. Turns out this is not true. The listing says absolutely nothing about not being able to store more than a few downloads at any given time. At a minimum I find this dishonest. The comparison table also says “ Storage 16 or 32 GB (expandable by up to 1 TB)” without a mention of the inability to store the entirety of your media on the aforementioned card. Later in the listing it says “ Some apps may require that they are installed on internal storage. App or feature updates may impact available storage.” According to this, if you format the SD card as ‘internal storage’ you should be able to actually USE that internal storage to store your media, but no… In case you can’t... Read More
The All-new Fire 7 tablet, 7" display, 2022, is perfect for my needs.
I bought this tablet because my old Amazon Fire tablet was no longer holding a charge. This tablet was an excellent price for my needs. I really only use the tablet to read e-books from my local library, although I know I can do MANY more things with it. I was a little worried about the 7" display because my old tablet was an inch larger. Since the letter size can be adjusted, and since this size is lighter in weight and easier to hold, I have found that I like the 7" size even better for reading than my old 8" size! I decided to buy an inexpensive case from another seller; but I found out that I needed to know the "generation" of my new Fire. I felt that the information on the All-new Fire 7 didn't really give me the "generation" number in a clear, easy-to-find way. Finally, I did find out that this tablet is "12th generation," and after that it was easy to find a case that would fit. I feel that the All-new Fire 7 tablet, 2022, is perfect for my needs and I like using it every day!
We have had Amazon kindled for our kids for 10 years now so I’ve gone though each model, I bought two of these for my 4 and 2 year old and they are so much faster than the late model. The ease of parental controls is my favorite with kindles and the kids love how lightweight they are. Now they are durable we don’t have cases on these ones yet and they of course have been dropped and are easily cleaned with a wipe. Must buy for kiddos!!
Perfect For Reading (And Watching Reality TV)
For years, I was using my 2017 iPad for reading eBooks. As a self-proclaimed bookworm, there were days I'd spend 5+ hours reading - and needless to say - holding up a clunky iPad for extended periods was less-than-ideal. I began browsing the market a few months ago for a smaller, lighter device that I could dedicate to reading eBooks and watching the occasional Netflix show or Hulu rom-com. My folks both have the 2019 Fire 7, and although the size is perfect, I was never particularly impressed with the overall package (read: slow performance and poor battery life). Enter: The 2022 Fire 7 Tablet Finally! An updated version of Amazon's smallest and most portable Fire tablet. I pre-ordered one and eagerly awaited its arrival on the release date. It's now been 3 days and I can confidently say that this new Fire 7 is exactly what I was looking for. First, size and weight: This Fire 7 is way smaller and lighter than my old, tired iPad. I can hold it for hours with no strain. I fly almost weekly for work and it's a noticeable weight off my shoulders compared to the iPad (literally, I travel with a backpack). Second, battery life: It's excellent. This puppy goes on and on. Yesterday, I read 245 pages of an adorable YA M/M romance novel then watched several episodes of Selling Sunset (don't judge) and there's still 66% battery remaining. My iPad would've surely passed away by now. Third, performance: Well-suited for flipping through eBooks, browsing the Kindle store, perusing ... Read More
Serves my needs; but privacy concerns with KU account
For the price, this serves my needs. I primarily needed something to read books using Kindle. My phone screen was a bit too small. This is roughly the size of a paperback. It does look larger in the online photos. The unit is very solid. A bit heavier than I expected, but would not add significantly to personal carry-on weight, and for me, suitably portable. pros- - inexpensive - good enough screen resolution cons- - the battery drained faster than advertised, perhaps 5-6 hours update: after more use, battery life appears to be 8-10 hours - it is a bit slow loading books and videos, but not more than about 20 seconds, worst case so far - there is apparently no low battery warning. Unit just goes dark - it appears to me that browsing the internet drains the battery much faster than reading a book. Possibly the advertised battery lifetime is for reading a book? I was at about 12% battery when browsing CNN for no more than 30 minutes, and the battery went to zero with no warning. Because of the battery life, if you travel with this, make sure it is charged up going out the door. It should be fine on a long transit as long as you turn the unit off when not using it. Again, it meets my personal needs, and you can't beat the price, so four stars overall. Update: 7/8/2022: I discovered that one cannot delete titles from your KU borrowing history within your AMAZON account, even after returning the book. Obviously this is a privacy concern as anyone who could get access to you... Read More
Amazon really wants you to buy one
Over the last 3 years I’ve purchased two ten inch and and an eight inch tablet…happy with all three and for what I do, watching videos and web browsing, they are all I need. When traveling I take one with me knowing that if it’s lost or stolen it’s replaceable for the price of a few chicken dinners. I never bought the seven inch…seemed like a waste of money because I’d probably never use it. Then they made this one and with the upgrades it’s an absolute pleasure to use. It fits in my cargo pants pocket along with a very slim phone I use only as a hotspot. For twenty-five bucks a month I have unlimited data and can prop my legs up on a tree stump and watch TV anywhere. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for an inexpensive knock-around tablet.
Limitations should be easier to find before buying
I need an e-reader with color and thought that the fire tablet would be a good alternative to my older paperweight. Of course I read the hyped description on Amazon and thought that for the under $50 price I was getting a good e-reader plus. BUT it runs on a proprietary, limited android OS. Which means that the plus is not so much, and it is slow. It does come with a great speed reading feature, text-to-speech feature and Washington Post article access. So while I’m disappointed by the speed and inability for me to use it for as many utilities, like pill management, meditation for health, etc. that I have and wanted to take off of my phone, for the price, it does work great as a color e-reader, has much better battery life than phone and I can make wifi calls. Not bad for under $50. 4 pts out of 5.
Books Have Never Felt More Portable!
When it comes to eBooks, I'd love to have a device that's pocketable, portable, lightweight and very snappy. The Fire 7 2022 model does that and more! I could argue that we could use a smaller device, like a 5.6 inch model (Similar to what Apple has for iPod touches). The Fire 7 is great if you are looking to read on the go, consume Amazon ecosystem content, and have a device that can supplement your smartphone. I bring my Fire 7 with me to work and read during my lunch breaks. There are some critiques I have about the device: 1. It is unclear if the device supports wireless charging or not. I tried putting this and my fire 8 model on wireless charging ports and they don't work. Amazon claims you need a "built for Amazon" wireless charging port. I will have to update my review when I get an answer. 2. The operating system can be laggy at times. Amazon needs to have a team dedicated to making their Fire OS more stable and faster. The OS has been around for years and it's still slow. Please figure out ways to make the OS faster. 3. Please give us an update that allows us to touch the screen to wake the device. Getting a magnetic case will fix this problem, but it would be nice to have a "touch to wake" ability. Overall, Fire tablets are great for reading, studying, audible, and engaging with Amazon ecosystem content. The Fire 7 is a fantastic device, and I love being able to have a device that is small enough to bring with me to work and put in my pocket. Thanks for readi... Read More
It's just OK....
I read a write up that said, don't expect too much out of the Fire 7 and, you'll be OK and, that's entirely correct. It's about as bare bones as you can get. Built around things associated with Jeff Bezos and Amazon. You'll have to use the Amz browser and, their app store which is very limited. I only use it to check email and light web surfing and it works fine for that. I've read reviews of people crying the blues about pop up this and that, I haven't had that experience? I get one ad when I first fire up the machine and, that's it, nothing (for me) to cry about. Again, don't have high expectations and, you should be just fine....