We were sent an amazon Kindle Fire to review!
We are a family of tablet lovers here-except for Olivia, we all have one. Keiron and Kye both have android tablets, but I am an Apple girl.
Nevertheless, I gave the Kindle Fire a run for it’s money (£49.99 if you were wondering), and decided it would be a spare tablet for Olivia to use, for education purposes only at the moment, as she is still a little too small.
We did have some initial issues-the tablet appeared to forget what it was doing and got stuck on an update screen, but rebooting the system seemed to sort that.
We added apps on that Olivia would benefit from; alphabet and phonics games, and a numbers one.
She’s still a little heavy handed when it comes to clicking on the screen-so I’m thankful the Kindle Fire comes with a good strong screen-which Amazon claim are 1.8 times more durable than the iPad Air 2!
Amazon say that the battery on the Kindle Fire, will last 7 hours (of mixed usage), but, as we literally have half an hour on it at a time at the moment for Olivia, we haven’t yet seen this.
When we first charged the tablet, we noticed a quick decline in the battery life, even though we weren’t actually doing anything on it, the apps were just updating.
Since that initial charge however, we’ve not had any further issues.
The screen is clear and of good quality, making it easy for Olivia to follow things on her educational apps with ease.
The tablet itself is sleek, lightweight and easy to hold (I’m one of life’s clumsy people-forever dropping things), so the risk of smashing it to pieces like I do with things usually is reduced!
There are lots of options for Prime Members within the tablet-which was an initial concern, as I didn’t want to be tethered to paying for something, that, if I didn’t buy, would reduce my enjoyment of the built in programmes.
Thankfully, this doesn’t seem to be an issue. There are plenty of things to do on the app that doesn’t involve you needing to purchase Prime-however it does seem to give an incentive for you to do so, as the rewards for being a prime member are amazing!
Obviously this is a Kindle tablet, and so, the Kindle app is also on there.
With the beautiful colour screen, everything does seem clearer than the Kindle Paperwhite I currently use-and I was able to import my library from there onto the new tablet.
There is also a Goodreads app included too, so this tablet is perfect for a bookwork (like me)!
boring techy bit;
- Beautiful 7″ IPS display (171 ppi / 1024 x 600). Available in four colours.
- Fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and rear- and front-facing cameras.
- Amazon Underground: All-new, one-of-a-kind app store experience where thousands of apps, games and in-app items are actually free — including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
- Prime members can stream thousands of Prime Video titles, access over a million book titles, thousands of audiobooks and two million songs
- Prime members can download thousands of Prime Video movies and TV shows to watch offline anywhere
- Enjoy more than 38 million songs, movies, TV shows, books, apps and games
- Free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire devices. Add a microSD card for up to 200GB of additional storage
- Up to 7 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video and listening to music
- Stay connected with fast web browsing, e-mail and calendar support
As I mentioned at the beginning, this tablet is only £49.99! It comes in a range of colours; black, blue, magenta or tangerine, and there are SO many accessories also available!
To summarise our experience with the Amazon Kindle Fire, I genuinely think this is perfect for what we currently need it for. A Kindle for not only me, but the children too, and a place Olivia can go (with supervision) to use educational apps and games to help her learn.
Head over to the Amazon website, to get your very own Amazon Kindle Fire by clicking HERE.
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Please note I was kindly sent this product in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.