Amazon Fire 7

Looking for a tablet to read a book in the shade, watch the occasional YouTube video and do some shopping? The Amazon Fire 7 is here, so you can stop looking now. But if watching movies or reading in sunlight are priorities, you’ll need to look elsewhere. It’s the same as the last-gen model, which is impressive considering the latest iteration is faster and comes with more storage. The price goes up by ten dollars/pounds if you want 32GB rather than 16GB of storage. Surrounding the screen is a rather sizable bezel. It’s a bit of an eyesore, but serves a purpose: It creates a small surface to grip while reading on the move, without accidentally tapping the screen, which flips the page back and forth. Once again, the firm has refrained from adopting USB-C, so we’re stuck with an aging micro USB slot, located on the top of the device for. As for what other design features we’re looking at, there’s a seven-inch IPS LCD screen on the front, and a microSD slot hidden beneath a retractable flap on the right. This might lead you to think the Amazon Fire (2019) is waterproof, but don’t be fooled, it isn’t. Meanwhile there's also a volume rocker, a 3.5mm headphone port and a power button, on the top. The result? A tablet that feels awfully crowded when it comes to button placement. The one thing the Fire 7 does excel at, however, is Kindle-ing. Flipping through pages is fast, with the slate taking no more than a second to flick the sheet over and display the fresh text. With the Kindle Store on board, it’s home to the largest collection of digital books on the planet, and there’s no shortage of on-demand streaming services, should you want to catch up on a show on the go.