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Review of Amazon Kindle Fire

Review of Amazon Kindle Fire

4.00 stars
Price Range
Reviewed on: October 29, 2012
Author: BoolPool.com

Pros & Cons

  • Well priced at $199
  • Vast collection of movies, books, music and media
  • Easy to navigate touch screen
  • Very portable with size and weight
  • Cloud Storage Support from Amazon
  • Flash Support
  • The small screen makes it tough to type
  • The touch screen is too sensitive
  • The sound from speakers is low
  • No Bluetooth
  • No Camera
  • No Android Market

Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Amazon Kindle Fire. The BoolPool rating for this product is Good, with 4.00 stars, and the price range is $199.

Amazon Kindle Fire is most competitive tablet to come in market since iPad was released. It is easy to use, reliable tablet and e-reader which comes with tons of features. The size is perfect for carrying with on trips, outdoors, or even just using it at home.

It is priced well. Screen Quality is decent and it supports FLASH.

The price is good and with Amazon content, you can read as many books as you can possibly purchase (both for money and for free at Amazon). It delivers content from Amazon beautifully. But if you don't plan on obtaining media from Amazon, Kindle Fire may not be the best tablet to buy.

Overall, most users who own Kindle Fire are happy with it and use it as tablet and e-reader. On price alone, this is a 5 star device. But in overall comparison with other touch devices, it is 4 stars.

User Voice

Cluster Help
Review Group #: 1
(3.00 stars)
6 Reviews
Check for digital book formats and compatibility with Kindle Fire Easy to navigate between books, web and apps Easy to transfer books
Review Group #: 2
(3.50 stars)
8 Reviews
Can only view Amazon video content Videos from Amazon can not be downloaded unless bought No video camera for online facetime
Review Group #: 3
(4.00 stars)
10 Reviews
Handles flash very well Inexpensive e-reader and media player Good Android tablet
Review Group #: 4
(3.00 stars)
13 Reviews
Touch screen not responsive many times Perfect screen size for reading for long time Lots of content is available
Review Group #: 5
(3.00 stars)
17 Reviews
Book sharing between Kindles works well Video and music streaming work well Heavy compared to iPad 2
Review Group #: 6
(4.50 stars)
18 Reviews
Cheaper than iPad Easy to use as compared to Android tablets Portable Screen size is smaller compared to iPad
Review Group #: 7
(4.00 stars)
22 Reviews
Comparable to Ipad Good color screen Slightly heavy Fast downloading and browsing Good integration with Amazon eco system No USB cable included Video content can only be stored on limited internal storage
Review Group #: 8
(4.00 stars)
23 Reviews
Good Kindle apps Nice gaming experience No Google apps is disappointment
Review Group #: 9
(4.00 stars)
33 Reviews
Great device with 8GB storage for reading, watching videos, playing games, listening to music, or web browsing

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Review Sources

Cnet.com  ‎ Rating: 3.50 stars from 145 reviews‎.
Amazon.com  ‎ Rating: 4.00 stars from 21382 reviews‎.


Battery Life

  from 2600 reviews

There are very mixed reviews from the users about the battery life on Kindle Fire. The reviews vary from good battery life to poor battery life. Some users say it has decent battery life.

The battery is projected to last 7+ hours of active use and many users agree that it is good battery life for a 7 inch color tablet.

Some users also suggest carrying small portable USB charging device for the Kindle.

Screen Quality

  from 2040 reviews

Most of the users like the 1024 x 600 IPS 7-inches LCD panel on the Kindle Fire and love to read on this device.

Users call it a reasonably good screen because of good color reproduction and decent viewing angles(Limited by IPS panel).

The screen is back lit and has good brightness level. In a dark room, some times may need to turn the light down as it is bright. For watching videos or playing games though, it is perfect.

The touch screen is easy to navigate even if you have not used a smart phone or an iPod touch.

Overall, The screen on Kindle is good, not great, as per most of the users.


  from 5100 reviews

Amazon's Kindle Fire has a lot of books, magazines, comics, newspapers, apps and games available for download.

Much like the iPod, the apps are easy to find and easy to control. While Amazon doesn't have a lot of apps yet, more are on the way. The apps appear along with the books on the front page in a scrolling menu.

Amazon, of course, allows to store books in the Amazon cloud that allows to essentially read as much as a reader wants to and store off of your Kindle. This allows to download as many books as one wants to and without using memory on the Fire.

Amazon also offers a Amazon Prime service for Kindle Fire which gives instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows and access to borrow a Kindle book every month, including New York Times Bestsellers, with no due dates.

Most users like this content integration with Amazon Prime.

Customer Service

  from 4700 reviews

Most users are very happy with Amazon's customer service in supporting and answering questions about Kindle Fire.

Customer service representatives are courteous and helpful.

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