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Amazon Fire 7 8GB (5th Generation)

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  • Amazon Fire review


    • Family friendly
    • Sturdy design
    • Fantastically cheap


    • Poor selection of apps
    • Questionable OS design
    • Dated screen

    Amazon is selling the Fire for £49.99 (US$49.99) (or in the aforementioned 6 for the price of 5 multipack). At this price it should be easy to recommend the tablet to everyone, and yet it isn't.The race to the bottom in terms of tablet prices over the last year or so means there are a number of strong Android competitors which offer both better specs and better value.If you factor in the cost of removing the lock screen ads, the Asus MemoPad 7 is around the same price, and boasts better stamina and power, and a nicer screen, in addition to offering an exponentially higher number of apps.For first-time tablet owners, for parents looking for strong child controls, or for those already highly invested in the wider Amazon ecosystem, the Fire is a relatively easy sell. But for the wider public, it simply isn't worth the cash – some things are just worth spending a little more on.First reviewed: October 2015

    5 years ago