Don’t waste your time on going through extended overviews of the new 7-inch tablet released by Amazon. Here is everything you need to know – in less than 500 words.
👌 Twice the storage – compared to previous-generation model offering 8 or 16 GB of internal memory, the 2019 Fire 7 is available in bigger storage variants: 16 or 32 GB.
👌 Support for 512 GB microSD cards – the new tablet is compatible with microSD cards that are larger than the ones you can use with other Fire tablets.
👌 Better front camera – the front camera has been fixed. The new Fire features 2 MP camera (the same resolution as on the back) versus 0.3 MP in the 2017 model.
👌 Support for hands-free Alexa – now you can control Fire 7 solely by your voice, using Alexa technology. There is no need to touch the home button to enable Alexa.
|Screen||7-inch, 1024 × 600 px, 171 ppi|
|Storage options||16 or 32 GB|
|Body colors||Black, Plum, Sage, Twilight Blue|
|Battery||Up to 7 hours|
|MicroSD card||Yes, up to 512 GB|
|Weight||10.1 oz / 286 grams|
|Dimensions||7.6 × 4.5 × 0.4 in / 192 × 115 × 9.6 mm|
|Launch date||June 6, 2019|
|Prices||16 GB / with ads – $49.99|
16 GB / without ads – $64.99
32 GB / with ads – $69.99
32 GB / without ads – $84.99
Ports and buttons
Pros and cons
|Good stuff||Bad stuff|
|• Support for 512 GB microSD cards|
• Better 2 MP front camera (the same as in Fire HD 8)
• Support for hands-free Alexa
• A new range of desaturated colors
|• The same 1024 × 600 px display as in two previous generations|
• The performance is not considerably better
• Worse battery life (up to 7 hours) than in a previous generation
Questions and answers
Does the Fire 7 (2019) tablet have a better display?
No. The display is the same as in 2017 and 2015 models. It’s 7-inch touchscreen IPS display with 1024 × 600 px resolution and 171 ppi pixel density.
Will my old case fit the new 7-inch Fire released in 2019?
Yes, it will. The dimensions and shape are exactly the same as in the previous-generation model, as well as locations of ports and buttons. Even the tailored plastic cases made for 2017 Fire will fit the new model.
What is the biggest benefit of Amazon Fire 7 2019?
It’s a support for 512 GB microSD cards. if you have the card, you don’t really need the bigger internal memory. Such card can be used with you next Fire tablets, as well.
Is it worth buying the 2019 Amazon Fire 7?
Yes, if you need to replace your current 7-inch model with the similar device. No, if you are looking for a serious upgrade.
The 2019 Amazon Fire 7-inch tablet is available in a new range of colors: Black, Plum, Sage, and Twilight Blue. The new colors are also reflected in original Amazon Fire 7 2019 covers (including one extra color: Desert Orange).
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