Kindle Fire HD 7" may attract more cheap Android tablet shoppers now that Amazon has dropped its 16GB price tag from $199 to $159.
Australia's online store MobiCity offers the Kindle Fire HD 7" 32GB for AU$319.95. Reviews are generally positive for this cheap tablet alternative. It is not as popular as the Android tabs of Samsung, for instance the Galaxy Tab series. But the Kindle series has its own market share.
Google Nexus 7 2nd generation recently received a very warm welcome from critics. The highly anticipated Apple iPad mini 2 is expected soon. But the Kindle Fire HD remains the best tablet for some of the heaviest media consumers.
Amazon makes it easy for Kindle Fire users to browse its massive catalogue and enjoy endless media through its own device. Magazine and eBook readers, as well as TV and film addicts, can easily take care of their fix with a Kindle in their hands.
The Kindle Fire HD 7" runs on Android Jelly Bean. It features a screen display with 1280x800 pixels. The display comes with anti-glare technology that secures image or video quality from any viewing angle. The tab is fuelled by a 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM.
Kindle Fire HD vs Nexus 7 2nd Generation
Some cheap Android tablets are wondering whether they should get the Kindle Fire HD 7" or the Nexus 7 2nd generation. But the choice usually depends on different factors. The Kindle price drop is sure to attract many buyers, but others might care more for tab specs and features.
If the screen display, rear camera and cellular connectivity are big considerations, the Nexus 7 2 is the better tablet. Its screen boasts of 1920 x 1200 pixels, and mobile photo enthusiasts can enjoy a 5 MP rear camera. In contrast, the Kindle Fire HD lacks a shooter. The Amazon tablet also lacks the other connectivity features supported by the Nexus device: GPRS, EDGE, HSPA+, LTE, GSM.
Users can enjoy up to 11 hours of reading, web browsing (Wi-Fi), and watching (music/film) video on their Kindle Fire HD. (Other reviews point out a 7-hr battery life.) Among others, Amazon is mighty proud of the tab's "dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi."
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