We take a look at the Kindle Fire HD and review it here… The Kindle Fire HD is in no way an iPad. It isn’t a Samsung Galaxy Tab, This tablet is a completely different breed to the other big hitters on the market. When I first started using the Fire I was amazed at the quality of the product I was holding…
The Kindle Fire HD is in no way an iPad. It isn’t a Samsung Galaxy Tab, This tablet is a completely different breed to the other big hitters on the market. When I first started using the Fire I was amazed at the quality of the product I was holding. Remember that Amazon sell these things for £159 (16GB Version) which I think everyone can agree is an unbeatable price. That’s £240 less than a full sized iPad and £100 less than the iPad mini.
I’ve always been sceptical about other brands of tablet mainly because I never felt the app stores were up to scratch when compared to the Apple store that has become so widely regarded as the best available. Though with other brands losing out because of this, they had to step up their game and I have been incredibly impressed by the depth and big name apps that feature in Amazons store.
Gaming is a large part of the pull with tablets and Kindle have made sure these feature prominently in their store. Big favourites like Temple Run and Angry Birds feature as well as more high end games like Real Racing and even The Sims. Other apps that are widely received are the BBC iPlayer as well as other TV Catchup services which show off the Fire HD’s simply stunning 7inch HD display which makes viewing images and watching films/TV a dream.
One thing you will notice when you play things on the device, particularly music, is the incredibly stereo speakers that are built inside from Dolby Audio. It gives you an incredible watching experience and is hands down the best sound i’ve heard from a tablet or small handheld device, Massive credit to Amazon for some of the best visuals and sounds available.
Like all Tablets on the market the device features Email set up and contact/address books etc as well as a front facing camera designed for skyping but which also works as an entertaining regular camera if your the sort to take photos of yourself.
Being a Kindle it is obviously best in it’s class as an eBook reader and you won’t find a better digital device to read books and view magazines on. The range of books is also obviously going to be the largest available although the magazine selection is limited compared to other stores.
One of the major things about other devices such as the iPad is the incredible app store with apps which allow you to do extensive work in the form of presentations, word processing, photo and video editing, music creation and other incredibly useful things. This is a large area that the Kindle Fire HD does fall down on. This is why I said at the start that this is a different breed. For me the Fire HD is an entertainment device not an all rounder, but what it does in the form of entertainment is massive and for such a small price people would be silly to not take it seriously. Highly recommended.