Thursday 4 May 2017

Amazon Fire Tablet Review*

I have wanted an Amazon Fire tablet since they first came out but never got around to buying one. With so many features it is the perfect all-rounder product and one that I couldn’t wait to review when I was kindly sent one. I received the 8GB Fire Tablet in blue. 

The device has a crisp 7” display and is available in four different colours. I love the vibrant blue colour that I received. It is slightly heavier than I expected it to be but no heavier than carrying a book around in my bag. 

You can do so much on the Fire Tablet including reading which is something I love. There are over one million titles available on Kindle Unlimited and millions more at very low prices. Think of your favourite book and you can guarantee it will be available for you to purchase onto your Fire. If audible books are your thing then this is also an option for you. It makes travelling with books so much easier as you don’t have to bulk out your luggage with heavy paperbacks. You can even add a microSD card for up to 200GB additional storage and there is also the added bonus of free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire devices. Additionally, devices come loaded with Goodreads which is my favourite place to find new book recommendations.

If reading isn’t your thing then use the Fire tablet to watch all of your favourite movies and TV shows on Amazon Video, Netflix, BBC iPlayer and more. I love that I can sit and watch Netflix whilst getting ready for work in the morning where I don’t have access to a TV.  Amazon Video also allows you to watch your content on the big screen at home. The fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor not only means apps launch quickly but videos stream seamlessly too. Amazon Prime members can download thousands of Prime Video movies and TV shows to watch offline anywhere so take your Fire on the go for train journeys or even lunch breaks at work where you want to catch up with your favourite shows. No need to worry about losing charge either, the fire has up to 7 hours of mixed-use battery life which I have found to be pretty accurate.

There are also over 500,000 apps available on the Fire from Facebook to Spotify. I went onto Amazon Underground which is a one of a kind app store with loads of free apps and games including Candy Crush and  Bejewelled Blitz which I know my mum is a big fan of! Not forgetting over 38 million songs are also available to download and you can even read magazines on the device so you really can have everything with the Amazon Fire Tablet.

One thing I did not expect from the Fire Tablet is the fact that you can capture life’s moments with front and rear-facing cameras. The 2 Megapixel rear facing camera is great for taking photos or recording 720p HD videos. Use the front camera for Skype calls with friends and family or the odd selfie.

Overall I have really enjoyed trying out the Amazon Fire Tablet. I think a Prime Membership would definitely enhance the experience and is something I am rather tempted with to help me along when using this device.

Available from Amazon from £44.99.

*I received this item free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not influenced in any way.

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