Ever since the original Kindle burst onto the scene in 2011, there’s always eager expectation whenever Amazon releases a new model.
FIRE HD 6 (8 GB)
FIRE HD 6 (16 GB)
What Does Amazon’s New Kindle Fire HD 6 Tablet Offer?
Right Size, Decent Display and Varied Colors
The Kindle Fire HD 6’s measures 6.7″ x 4.1″ x 0.4″, big enough to sit comfortably in your hands and easy on the eyes.
It comes with a 6″ high definition touchscreen. The resolution is 1280 x 800 at 252 ppi (pixels per inch). There’s video playback up to 720p with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and advanced polarizing filter. This leads to crisp and clear videos.
It is available in 5 colors:
The Kindle Fire HD 6 comes with a Quad-Core:
- 2 @ 1.5 GHz
- 2 @ 1.2 GHz
- 1 GB of RAM
It may not be the fastest processor around but it gets the job done.
Compared to older Amazon tablets like Kindle Fire HD, you will see significant improvement in speed and much better graphics.
Huge Storage Space
Kindle Fire HD 6 comes with 8 GB (4.5 GB available to user) or 16 GB (11.6 GB available to user) of internal storage.
In addition to this, you get free, unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with this or any Amazon device. This means you can save movies and TV shows on the Cloud and just use Wi-Fi to access them.
Front and Rear Cameras
Amazon has not been consistent with the cameras for their tablets…
Some generations of Kindle Fire did not have cameras while others had only frontal cameras.
Fire HD 6 has 2 cameras:
- VGA front-facing camera
- 2.0 MP rear-facing HD camera
The picture quality is not world-beating but it’s fit for purpose.
Great Battery Life
I think one of the niches Amazon has carved for themselves among gadgets is with long battery life. A lot of companies promise long lasting batteries for their products. Amazon actually delivers on these promises.
The Fire HD 6 is no exception.
You can stream videos or browse for 7 hours on a full charge. You can effectively use it for a day without needing to recharge.
Additional Features Worth Mentioning
You can link Amazon accounts and share books, games, apps, and Prime Instant Video content across all devices in the household. Get the very most from your media.
With Amazon FreeTime, you can create profiles and set screen time limits for your children. A great way to ensure that your children are not overspending their time on the tablet while still letting them take advantage of the benefits. Also, your young ones will not feel as if they are being constantly monitored.
Is Kindle Fire HD 6 Also Suitable for Reading?
Kindle HD 6 is not made exclusively for reading. The experience is more like reading on your laptop, tablet or phablet.
While it’s easy to hold and you can comfortably read for hours, it’s not the best device if your core intent is reading. The Kindle Voyage or Kindle Paperwhite make better choices. Nothing beats the experience of reading on Kindles that have been fine-tuned for reading.
Is Kindle Fire HD 6 Worth Its Price?
In a word, yes!
The features are excellent for the price. Apple’s iPad mini is definitely not 3 times better than the Kindle Fire HD 6. It’s 3 times more expensive.
In years gone by, you might have watched movies on a PSP while traveling. Back then, many people thought it would be awesome to watch something on the go without lugging a laptop around. That was before tablets were commonplace. Since then, the world of tablets has grown enormously. Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD 6 is a great addition to the many tablets on the market. If you have never owned a tablet before, this one may be a good one to start with. For the price, you won’t be regret it in terms of experience or quality.