that’s amazing: Amazon introduces the Fire a 7-inch tablet in its online store. Is this just cheap or even useful?ULTIMATE TECH NEWS has tested it.
inen test of a 60-euro-tablet must be approached with caution – especially since Amazon’s Fire also has the harder, in force since October 2015, provide test method. Never before has there been such a low-priced tablet from branded manufacturers. What can customers expect from a 60-euro-Tablet? What equipment is mandatory? What compromises have to buyers? These and other questions are answered by the test of ULTIMATE TECH NEWS.
Vanities are not appropriate for a very reasonable Tablet: Delicate, light and elegant models like Apple’s iPad mini 4 or Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0 S2 are not found in this price range. So any wow factor at the first contact remains off even when Fire. The Tablet is packed a plain black plastic case, the back cover are in a slight pressure for something.The balance displays exactly at 314 grams, the Fire is 10.8 millimeters thick. So the cheap Amazon Tablet is a bit heavy and bulky for a tablet of 7-inch class. It also makes it no secret that Amazon’s Financial Controller have recognized the cutbacks already in design and materials.
This also applies to the screen: In the outrageously low price only display which sites and remains videos shows with 1024×600 pixels. The image quality is therefore not great, but adequate. Negative fell on especially the shallow and somewhat distorted representation of colors. Good contrast: the maximum brightness of 484.4 maximum candelas per square meter.
Shortage of memory slows the Fire
Amazingly for a 60-euro-Tablet: serving as a drive of no means weak MT8127 MediaTek – after all, a quad-core, which is clocked at a maximum of 1.3 GHz. Now comes the but: Because Amazon Again squinting on a budget, donated to the Fire only 1 gigabyte (GB) of memory. And the brakes the pace. The inertia increases when many apps are open in parallel – this is not even required dizzying applications such as photo editing, video card services or software. Also on the Android-based operating system 5 Fire OS will not run optimally with the hardware together. Users need partly patience until the Fire converts inputs or starts an application. Overall, the pace is okay for a tablet in this price range.
Good battery life
Because the Amazon Fire neither a high resolution display still has an energy-hungry processor, it comes relatively long without outlet: In the test the device went with constant use until after 7 hours and 24 minutes, the lights out, when usage is low were as 21 hours and 38 minutes there.
However, compromises have to make customers with the equipment – but that should be clear to everyone who buys a 60-euro-Tablet. So missing the Fire Tablet GPS for use as a navigation device, on the net it’s all according to the old wireless-n standard. Also at the two cameras (front: 0.3 megapixel, rear: 1.9 megapixels) allowed buyers do not have high expectations: Photos and Videos customize blurred and with distorted colors.Memory is measured extremely tight with 4.5 gigabytes, but can expand via microSD card. And of NFC for rapid coupling of respective speakers we want not even talking about – which customers in this price range even dream a while.