Product Type: Amazon.com Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Best E-Reader/ Tablet On The Market! But Watch Out For The App Puchasing!!!!
Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Member Name: LucyGodfrey
Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Advantages: Long battery life. Lightweight and durable. Lots of high tech features
Disadvantages: Have to buy your own charger, Shocking one click purchase!
I previously owned the first edition kindle, and upon seeing the advertisements for the kindle fire hd I decided to purchase one for myself. I purchased it for £159 at the time but since the release of the kindle fire hdx iv seen some for as little as £119. Im an avid reader, so a kindle is perfect for me, as the books are so much cheaper than if you were to purchase them in shops. Iv found topsellers for as little as 20p!!
The 7inch screen is a very fair size, the same as a book I would say. Taking no time to get used to when crossing over from a normal book. The lcd screen is completely touchscreen, this function makes it very easy for all users to work. Its very light and durable weighing just 345 grams! Amazon states that the display is '20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic', allowing children to use without the constant worry of breakage. The backlight is adjustable to allow bed time reading, also preserving battery life.
The battery life on the kindle is one of the best iv seen around, with claims that it lasts in some instances upto 11 hours. Its rivals such as ipad, nexus and galaxy tab only lasting between 8-9 hours. The kindle has a full battery charge time of 4 hours, however it will charge whilst in use. The only disadvantage iv found with this is that you have to purchase a separate high speed charger, which cost me an extra £20. Which I don't believe you have to do with any of the others. Otherwise they give you a usb cable with the kindle, but in my opinion takes lightyears to charge!!
Unlike the first edition kindles, on the kindle fire you can install apps, and games. There very easy and quick to download. Upon signing up to the app store it will allow you to insert and store your card details for any future purchases made. The app store contains many games and books that are free to purchase, however it operates on a one click purchase system!!! Which as im sure you are all aware this can be money drainer. Especially is young children get their hands on it. So I would highly recommend that you set up the parental controls to prevent any mass purchase buying. Amazon will email you a confirmation everytime that you make a purchase which iv found very useful.
You can watch your films, (using a Netflix app or any other account you access), catch up with programs, listen to music, or audio books with the Dolby Audio Dual Stereo Speakers. These give a great surround sound effect for such a small machine.
The kindle fire has a front facing camera, however they do not have any camera software installed which I found very strange!! You can download this from the app store though, at cost or there is free apps. I downloaded a free app, and purchased one at around 69p I believe and they both do the same job. With the camera you can take and store many pictures on your kindle. Also you can use Skype, once the app is downloaded.
Free with the kindle you get a free months trial of amazon prime, which entitles you to one free amazon book a month, from the 'kindle owners lending library'. This is means for one month you get next day delivery on all items purchased from amazon, which is a bonus!! Also you receive free unlimited cloud storage, for all your downloads from amazon. In addition you will get 5gb free storage for all your pictures, videos and digital files.
To summarise I think that the kindle fire hd has a lot more to offer than any of its rival tablets and e-readers. From the battery life to the durability. All the features are far superior in my eyes than any other. For anyone who doesn't have one they really are a must buy. For only £119, your getting the best tablet and e-reader all in one.
10/10. Hope you've found this review helpful
Summary: Overall the best tablet around!!!
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