Amazon Official Site Fire 7 tablet, 7” Display, 2022 release

(10 customer reviews)

$59.99

7” touchscreen; 16 GB or 32 GB of storage (add up to 1TB of expandable storage with microSD). Up to 10 hours of reading, browsing the web, watching videos and listening to music. Enhanced performance – up to 30% faster quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM (double compared to Fire 7—9th generation). Unwind with your favorite content from Netflix, Facebook, Hulu, Instagram, TikTok, and more through Amazon’s Appstore. (Google Play not supported. Subscription for some apps required). Stay in touch with Zoom, or ask Alexa to make video calls to friends and family. Get more done with Alexa. Update shopping lists, set reminders or listen to your favorite podcast. Amazon Kids offers easy-to-use parental controls on Fire tablets. Subscribe to Amazon Kids+ for access to thousands of books, popular apps and games, videos, songs, Audible books, and more.

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Amazon offers a wide array of products and services, so it’s not too shocking that they sell Site Fire 7 tablet, too. Yet the Amazon tablet lineup is surprisingly limited. In this article, we’ll take a close look at the Kindle Fire tablets. The good news is that these devices are pretty good for entertainment-oriented users, but consider heavily what you’re looking for in your tablet before purchasing one.

The Amazon Fire 7 tablet is one of the newest additions to the lineup. You can expect a 7″ display with WXGA (1280×800) resolution, a quad-core processor, up to 64GB of storage capacity and a microSDXC card slot for expandable storage. The cameras are decent, featuring 1.2MP rear facing camera and VGA front facing camera. The device is powered by a dedicated quad-core processor from MediaTek.

As far as performance goes, the Amazon Fire 7 is a pretty good tablet choice. It runs on a modified version of Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. The UI is simple and intuitive. It comes with a perfectly good set of tools that make it easy to enjoy your favorite media such as movies, music, TV shows and videos. With three capacitive touch buttons on the screen you can use to navigate around the OS.

 

10 reviews for Amazon Official Site Fire 7 tablet, 7” Display, 2022 release

  1. C

    This new Fire 7 (2022) has a few nice hardware upgrades over the previous Fire 7 (2019). Here are the key changes:Good Changes:-2.0 GHz CPU; ..2019 version was 1.3 GHz CPU-2 GB RAM; ….2019 version was 1GB RAM-10 hours battery; 2019 version was 7 hours-USB-C charging; 2019 version was micro-USB-Up to 1 TB MicroSD card; 2019 version was up to 512 GB MicroSD card support-Smaller bezel, lighter, shorter in lengthBad Changes:-$59 Price; 2019 version is $49-Three colors: Black, Denim, Rose; 2019 version had four colors: Black, Twilight Blue, Plum, Sage==Overall these are nice little upgrades to the least expensive Fire tablet line. The CPU and RAM upgrades bring this new Fire 7 up to par with the Fire HD 8 tablets, and the ability to add up to 1TB of storage is nice since these have so little onboard storage space. This 2022 version has the same cameras and display as the previous 2019 version, but the smaller bezel around the screen results in the tablet being smaller overall. I haven’t tested out the battery life much yet, but an extra 3 hours of battery is also a big improvement if that holds up. These upgrades, combined with the USB-C charging, probably make the $10 extra price tag worth it; even more so if you can get this on a discount on Prime Day.I feel like this Fire 7 is a good option as a starter tablet. The high durability and low price make it ideal for kids that are old enough to use a real tablet; but young enough that you’d worry about them damaging a more expensive option like an iPad. The resolution on this Fire 7 isn’t amazing, but you can’t really beat the price. If you want a better screen it might be worth upgrading to the HD 8.

  2. JLC

    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!

  3. Erik

    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 TabletFinally! 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 Goodreads, or watching low-end reality shows about real estate on Netflix. I’m certainly not a gamer so I can’t speak to that, but for a basic user like myself, it’s more than sufficient.I’d also like to mention the phenomenon of expandable storage (gasp!). If you’re like me and have used Apple products since the advent of technology, you’re probably used to being trapped into purchasing set-in-stone device storage capacities. For 15 bucks, you can pop a 128GB MicroSD card into your Fire Tablet and download all five seasons of Selling Sunset. What a time to be alive.Conclusion:I’m glad I waited for this new Fire 7. It’s small, portable, lightweight, and has great battery life. As someone who doesn’t need anything crazy powerful, this device checks all my boxes. It’s also nice to be able to expand the storage as-needed.tl;dr: it’s great. Buy it.

  4. Dave T

    The 2022 release is so much better than previous releases. Very happy with this purchase. I’ve wanted to be a loyal Kindle Fire user, but over the past year or so I had to go to iPad because the Kindle Fires were just so slow. That all changed now and I’m back to Kindle Fire.

  5. Jack

    I bought the 12th Gen Fire 7 (2022) because I wanted a: small, light weight, easy to carry, inexpensive, tablet on which to: read ebooks, play audible books, listen to music play simple game like solitaire, and occasionally watch a movie while traveling. This item does that, and only cost me $44.99 on sale for a 16GB model with ads. The screen res is not the highest, but I didn’t expect it to be. My movie watching will be limited to travel situations, and the res on this is good enough for that. When home, I watch movies on my 65” 4K TV. For action games, I play on my TV with a PlayStation console. Cameras on this Fire are good enough for snapshots to put in text messages / on social sites, and such. When I want better photos, I use my iPhone, or Nikon DSLR. The speaker on this Fire is minimal, but works well enough. I usually bypass it, by plugging in a headphone. That gives me better sound. The storage can be boosted with a micro SD card, which I have, and will get more of. In some ways, this Fire could have been better, but that would have made it more expensive. Overall, it does everything I want, and does it well. It took six days to arrive, which was what was expected. My previous Fire-a 5th Gen HD10, purchased in 2016-broke down, and needed to be replaced by something. That is what caused me to start shopping for a new Fire. I liked the way the 12th Gen Fire 7 seemed to fit my needs, so I bought it while it was on sale for $15.00 off it’s regular price. I have no complaints so far.

  6. Ron Asplund

    This Fire Seven has everything I like about Fire Sevens, only better. First the form factor is unchanged. I was really disappointed when the Fire Eights went from long and narrow to a short/fat design. But these new Fire Sevens stayed the same. This Fire has longer battery life, and a “C” port size so the charge cable fits either side up. Additionally, it has much faster load and screen change times. I think it has a bit sharper images too. I love it!

  7. WCG, RN

    I’m enjoying this much larger than my iphone SE2 screen for reading and streaming while in bed—we don’t have a tv in the bedroom so when I’m not sleepy I can watch this with its optional blue blocker filter turned on without bothering my husband or keeping myself more wakeful. My only issue with it is it doesn’t use the ‘real’ YouTube app—its a Chinese third party app which I am not happy about. My SIL explained it that since it is a Amazon product they would have to pay for the app or develop one themselves. ( I get it but maybe can’t explain it well or right?) At any rate, I do have my Hulu, Netflix, and Prime streaming on my little Fire pad as well as my old old Kindle app of course and they work great but since I bought YouTube premium I use it much more than the others —and love it, just isn’t the same going through a third party and I can’t get my YouTube music at all. I said I bought the little guy for a reader so I really can’t complain, but like many of us now I rarely read—or get bored with even Dean Koontz quite easily.The picture is bright and clear, user friendly, but is not the iPhone as I am spoiled by—but maybe more like an Android smart phone? (Can’t really say since I haven’t had one in at least a decade. ) I can’t speak to battery life either since I charge it daily when I charge my Apple Watch and never use it more than an hour at a time. Guess I need to put it to the test in that. I like that I can use an SD card too—does anyone even use those anymore? I haven’t in years, maybe a decade; I did get the 32g though so maybe I won’t need one. (Don’t even know where to get one, lol; guess I’ll Google Amazon though huh? 🤣)I bought my Fire pad on payments, really love that here, but I fear Amazon is becoming the Blair of my mother’s time, lol, sucking us in with payments. Five or six things on payments gets you up to $100 or more a month so beware! All in all I love it (I must say I do have a 2017 iPad but I just had to have the big one. I rarely use it due to its humongous size and yet it neither functions as a computer nor is it a tablet, just awkward and heavy with the typing pad one needs to use it properly—hate hate hate hate hate hate digital type pads. Big mistake buying it though. I loved my small iPad of when they first came out, should have just upgraded to that with a new iMac desk top but at $700 I wasn’t replacing it now when my Firepad is $79. ) I’m also getting a kid Firepad for my grandson for his second birthday—maybe the smarta$$ will stop chasing after our phones and remotes, anything with a lighted button! (If your child doesn’t do that maybe something is wrong with him or her, 🤣🤣🤣. )

  8. Lou Smith

    I love this ipad! Since my 12yr. Old laptop died, this is my go to device. I can do my online banking, pay bills, write and receive e-mails and a host of other jobs. It’s lightweight and connects wherever there’s A WiFi connection. You won’t be disappointed with this gem.

  9. Flute*rangler

    Golly, things have changed since the 2nd Gen! Of course the Fire is great for reading books, and it’s way more svelte than my 2nd Gen so it’s easier to hold in one hand, etc.etc. I was concerned about not springing for the HD 8 version, but watching Freevee (boomer streamin!) the plain ol’ Fire 7 is great. Good sound, video is great. I like the ad timer, fwiw. All good.

  10. Maryann

    I have a friend who likes to play electronic games but does not have internet. I had given her my very old tablet (also kindle) that was so slow it was painful. But she was able to play games for a couple of years before it just started giving her trouble. Hence the purchase. I suppose I could have purchased an off-brand but since she trusted the old model, I didn’t want to confuse her with something she would have to “relearn.” She has been using it for about a week now and is very happy, which makes me happy.

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