New Amazon Fire 7 and New Amazon Fire 8 HD! What modifications from earlier models?
With the announcement of the forthcoming new release on June 6, 2019 of the New Fire 7 the standard questions recur: Yes, but is the previous nonetheless value it? Or fairly the brand new one?
I was so curious to attempt them that I preordered them both in 2017 to see the improvements in comparison with earlier fashions! and understand which is more handy to buy. Now the brand new Fire 7 is coming however let's see collectively calmly what is going to change:
The tablets are very comparable, so I decided to do a single evaluation speaking about the perfect of the two, the Fire 8 ″ HD and a particular chapter to specify the differences between the two models, to guage what to give up by taking the New Fire 7 ″ As an alternative of the New Fire 8 and explain if it is value buying them to exchange the earlier versions you already have it.
Let's see them collectively ranging from the worth:
(7th Era 2017 mannequin)
6 June 2019 the New Fire 7 arrives
From the very comparable traits to say virtually similar, but when the worth is identical it is higher to take the brand new one definitely!
The right Tablet for the Amazonized consumer and much less for the Androidian nerd and let's try to perceive collectively why
- 1 Briefly:
- 2 Amazon New Fire 8 HD the most important and most powerful of the 2
- 3 Professional:
- 4 Versus:
- 5 Is it value buying the New Fire if you already have the Fire 8 ″ version 2016?And purchase the New Fire 7 when you have the 2015 or 2017 version?
- 6 But what modifications between the Fire 7 ″ and the Fire 8 ″ HD?
- 7 With or without particular gives?
- 8 Package deal Contents:
- 9 Fire 8HD advisable if:
- 10 Fire 8HD as an alternative I don’t advocate it if:
- 11 aesthetics
- 12 Handiness and usability:
- 13 Hardware Processor and RAM reminiscence:
- 14 IPS display:
- 15 Audio:
- 16 Battery:
- 17 Cameras:
- 18 Software program Fire OS 5.three.3.zero (up to date to 5.6.4.zero on 11 Might 2019)
- 19 Easy methods to install the Google Play Store and the best way to change the default Launcher
- 20 Youngsters and the rather well finished Parental Control of the New Fire
- 21 Conclusions:
The New Fire is a Tablet with OS Fire OS based mostly on Android, designed for the Amazon buyer, with even the potential for receiving them at house already together with your account set up.
Easy to use to look and use the issues that run around Amazon, like studying or shopping for books, listening to music in your account, or watching videos with Amazon Prime Video (for Prime customers), all with the utmost simplicity. A little less simple if we search for an app, not present on the Amazon market, or the newest version of an app solely current in the Google play store…. right here in that case you may begin to hate them, but for primary use it is just fantastic
Amazon New Fire 8 HD the most important and most powerful of the 2
- low worth, troublesome to seek out better round (there’s the 7 ″ however that is clearly superior)
- 1280 x 800 resolution (189 PPI) HD (though not the perfect Fire than 7 “for example)
- battery as much as 12 hours, better than the previous Fire, however to get to 12 hours you actually should commit
- expandable SD reminiscence as much as 256 GB the place apps could be saved
- capacity to store Amazon content in the Cloud (even unlimited photographs and videos up to 15GB free)
- twin band wifi
- Dolby Audio definitely higher than his younger brother Fire 7 ″
- both front VGA and rear 2Megapixel cameras inferior to any current smartphone, virtually useless
- the processor is outdated, SoC Mediatek MT8163 a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 as much as 1.3GHz that we also discover in tablets just like the Asus ZenPad 10 (Z300M), Asus ZenPad 8.0 (Z380M) and also current within the earlier Fire 8 ″ of 2016
- heavier than the previous Fire 8 ″ of 2015 of 28 g (341g towards 369g of the brand new)
- 1.5 GB solely of Ram (but we’re talking a few actually well-structured, economical tablet, because of the features it has, it is even better than anticipated, and it’s all the time half a GB of RAM more than the Fire 7 ″
- Fire OS software program based mostly on Android 5.1.1, but with customizations, for instance, Google Play Retailer doesn’t natively have the power to vary launcher (but there is a approach to add them, we'll see later)
- the apps that we discover in the Amazon market will not be all people who we discover on the Android Play retailer and when they’re there, they’re typically updated late
- there isn’t any GPS (we can’t use it as a navigator)
Is it value buying the New Fire if you already have the Fire 8 ″ version 2016?
And purchase the New Fire 7 when you have the 2015 or 2017 version?
Simply no … The Fire 8 HD has the same processor, similar resolution, just a little thinner and lighter, the Fire 7 as an alternative even, from 2015 then 2017 and now 2019 retains measurement and equivalent processor options, and resolution, improves only the front digital camera, even when it stays of very low quality.
So for my part the alternative in this case just isn’t really value it. Neither if we speak about Fire 7 or if we speak about Fire 8
If, however, you wouldn’t have any Fire and think about the acquisition DECISELY YES !!!!!!!
I might advocate it because the previous Tablet Fire 8 prices in the present day exactly the same but with out discount !!!!!!!!! (till exhaustion then not reappeared on Amazon)
Briefly, it even prices € 20 more, what's the purpose of taking the previous one?
Certainly as an alternative the 35 € of distinction compared to the New Fire 7 is value all of them, sie for the size that for the sound Dolby Audio, subsequently I might not have doubts in advising you to take the Fire 8 as an alternative of the Fire 7 in case your finances permits it to you .
But what modifications between the Fire 7 ″ and the Fire 8 ″ HD?
When you determine to take the New Fire 8 HD you will spend € 35 more at this time 12/06/2017 to have:
- 1 ″ larger display 1280 x 800 (189 PPI) compared to 1024 x 600 (171 PPI) not Fire HD
- MediaTek MediaTek MT8163 Quad-Core 1.3 GHz newest processor towards MediaTek MT8127 Quad-Core 1.three GHz
- 50% extra Ram 1.5Gb as an alternative of 1Gb
- 8 GB minimal further space for storing (minimum 16 towards minimal 8)
- Dolby audio in comparison with the only speaker sound of the Fire 7
These are the large variations, the remaining are equivalent, so I might advocate the 8 ″ HD which is a bit more energetic and with a better resolution.
For the remaining, every part you learn from right here and forward applies to both models, even if I all the time speak concerning the Fire 8! All clear? Properly, let's continue!
With or without particular gives?
Undoubtedly with! I took a kindle earlier without particular gives because it was a present for my spouse, then I noticed on the hearth how little the advertisements are invasive (solely within the lock display, and sincerely whereas I exploit it’s all the time unlocked, the timer to show off the display then I set it to 1 minute, I virtually by no means see any publicity).
Let me point out that you could nonetheless deactivate in the future by paying the distinction, so if unsure take it with you and then think about whether to take it off, right?
The strange factor that I observed as an alternative is that only within the Fire 8 HD I see these ads, in the Fire 7 as an alternative, perhaps for a mistake, even when I bought it with special gives, I by no means noticed an commercial, not even one. In Fire 8, on the unlock display as an alternative, I see this promoting fastened from the day of the primary activation:
Package deal Contents:
Easy and primary for both fashions inside we’ll discover:
- the New Fire
- a 1A charger
- detachable micro usb cable
- a couple of primary manuals
(photograph solely of Amazon Fire 7 but the gear of the Amazon Fire 8 mannequin is equivalent)
Fire 8HD advisable if:
- you need to learn news or e book
- take heed to music
- watch films on amazon prime now
- watch videos on youtube or immediately from information loaded into memory
- for net searching and on-line purchases
- or if it is meant for an individual who is beginning to develop into acquainted with tablets
- also wonderful as a pill to hypnotize youngsters with cartoons and the like (it has a parental management that permits you to block every thing you don't need out there if you give it to youngsters)
Fire 8HD as an alternative I don’t advocate it if:
- you need to use it solely to read E-books. In that case take a kindle … it might go properly in an emergency sure, but studying on a Kindle is extra enjoyable simply for the totally different lighting system
- you don't like compromises, and you get annoyed should you don't have the top in all options. Here you save and subsequently you have to be glad
- you need a tablet to use as a navigator … nothing to do, no GPS so the navigator does not work, you possibly can nonetheless see the maps with the indication of the route, however not the basic navigation that tells you the place and when to turn to know us
- you need a pill to make use of on the move … this one does not have a SIM card, subsequently no knowledge visitors, solely WIFI (dual mand)
The straightforward and basic type of the Fire remains such, it’s superbly sturdy, the opaque embossed surface does not strip simply, briefly, it glad me because I’m extra curious about a product of an economic category than it’s stramegaultrafigo.
Handiness and usability:
The New Fire 8 HD is small and mild (a bit of larger than 7 ″ sure, however nonetheless small in measurement, that is subjective will depend on what you’re in search of), tough that doesn’t slip, the only factor I observe is that with the all keys within the upper part, by habit I’m going mistaken to go to regulate the quantity, and in horizontal use, with the arms holding the pill to the edges, I happen to by chance press them. That stated, the New Fire 8 is best than the New Fire 7 even within the conformation and positioning of the Dolby speakers, inserted within the thickness of the long aspect of the New Fire 8, whereas in the New Fire 7 the one speaker is positioned behind, and if for instance, you set it on the sofa, will probably be blocked and the quantity will probably be very low and muffled.
Hardware Processor and RAM reminiscence:
The New Fire 8 HD is provided with SoC Mediatek MT8163 a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 up to 1.3GHz that we also discover in tablets like the Asus ZenPad 10 (Z300M), Asus ZenPad 8.0 (Z380M) and additionally present in the previous Fire 8 ″ of 2016, with 1.5 GB of RAM, however properly optimized to be all the time fluid on simple and primary operations. Obviously do not consider putting yourself to make use of heavy video games or specific apps, I’ve listed above which things are possible without despair, and I managed to play with satisfaction even Real Racing 3, with some lag typically however playable, so briefly it defends itself nicely.
Finally all the time keep in mind these 35 € greater than the Fire 7 ″ and assume that it provides you a quicker processor and 50% more ram in addition to a better decision video and Dolby audio. I’ve willingly spent them for this.
1280 x 800 (189 PPI) HD resolution for the New Fire 8 HD, just like the Fire 8 ″ of 2016. Having them each, I inform you that the distinction is clearly seen within the Fire 8 HD which, along with having 1 ″ extra has a greater decision . I keep in mind that the Nuono Fire 7 because the earlier one has a resolution of 1024 x 600 (171 PPI) just isn’t even HD.
The PPIs are the dots per inch … the pixels are subsequently nearer together, significantly growing the quality.
The standard of the video is nevertheless excellent and allows a imaginative and prescient virtually at 180 ° (in comparison with the Chinese language that as quickly as you rotate the pill you don't see something anymore)
If I didn't examine it to the Fire 8 ″ perhaps I wouldn't have even observed the higher video decision, the videos are good on the small monitor that I can see.
The display gets soiled very easily leaving all the fingerprints, however then once more, given the worth I didn't make huge claims
Unfortunately, a sore point, both in the Fire 7 and in the Fire 8, the sound could be very low, even at most quantity the quantity isn’t high, and if in presence of some external noise you’ll not hear properly. The Fire 8 has better sound quality, the audio system are two and positioned on the thickness, while the Fire 7 has just one speaker, positioned in the again so you’ll have additional issues relating to the sound diffusion, which if placed on a sofa for example, the sofa will act as a cork-blanket. Briefly, general it includes disappointing audio. Using headphones, the state of affairs improves somewhat, but even there the quantity can be low.
They are saying that the battery of the New Fire 8 HD has improved and that it arrives at 12 hours (8 hours as an alternative for the Fire 7), but to take action you don't need to maintain the brightness at most, nor use it in “heavy” mode with apps that continue to download knowledge and run the hand-held processor, however accustomed to my smartphone that does four hours of display entry, this lasts quite a bit, greater than satisfactory to make use of all of it day
There are actually two of them, however collectively they are value half of any trendy smartphone digital camera. New Fire cameras for each models They’re really scarce as a photographic high quality, however I hope you don't buy a Fire enthusiastic about the digital camera as a elementary element, that your priorities are totally different, in any other case you actually change your lens, and get able to spend extra, far more to have a pill with an honest digital camera. Let's put it this manner, with two cameras it’s also possible to use Skype with video calling because of the front digital camera, when you don't have too many pretensions.
Software program Fire OS 5.three.3.zero (up to date to 5.6.4.zero on 11 Might 2019)
The operating system is custom-made by Amazon starting from Android 5.1.1 so it is rather just like Android, however with some variations and limitations. Nothing critical, nevertheless, missing the Google Play Store and the power to vary launcher, two normal things for an Android consumer, but that may be two useless issues for a standard common consumer who makes use of the tablet to “do things” with out dwelling on the right way to do it, and adapts to do it with the signifies that the pill offers. Briefly, you possibly can nonetheless do every part, however in the event you regret these shortcomings, proceed studying, I'll explain how.
Easy methods to install the Google Play Store and the best way to change the default Launcher
In order not to prolong this evaluation yet, I created a selected article How you can install Play Store and Nova on the New Fire 7 and 8 HD (no root) where you'll discover the step-by-step guide on tips on how to do it and my last issues.
Youngsters and the rather well finished Parental Control of the New Fire
I know, no one says it, but typically the pill results in the palms of youngsters to keep them good and let them watch movies, cartoons or no matter. In these moments if there isn’t any grownup supervision there are two issues:
- that they see belongings you shouldn't see
- that they purchase issues they shouldn't buy
Nicely, the Fire's parental management is straightforward to use and lets you block access to certain purposes and operating modes with a password, defending them with a password. I advise you to use this handy fast activation and deactivation perform, you’ll be able to activate it before giving the pill to the youngsters and deactivate it if you find yourself using it, or depart it all the time on and you’ll be prompted for a password every time you try to entry one thing you have got blocked.
I’ve dwelt lots, but I hope a minimum of to have clarified a bit all the elemental points concerning the Fire, now it's as much as you to know whether it is for you or not, whether to decide on the Fire 7 or the Fire 8.
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