Amazon Fire Tablet Purchase Report

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High cost performance tablet that implements Android-based proprietary OS Fire developed by Amazon

The Amazon Fire tablet is an entertainment-only tablet for Prime members and Amazon lovers that Amazon positions as an "Amazon service". Amazon-related services such as Kindle and free video service "Prime Video", shopping, and games are easy to use. , It is a dedicated tablet that you can enjoy Amazon.

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You can download apps from the Fire app store, but unlike the Android Play store, there's no Dropbox, Excel / Word, or a browser like Chrome.

The browser "Silk" implemented by Fire goes through Amazon's server for the purpose of collecting browsing information, and the collected information is used for Amazon's recommendation service etc., so privacy protection groups are concerned I have stated.
It can also be used as an Android tablet by installing an unofficial APK and installing the Google Play Store.
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11th Generation Amazon Fire HD 10

The 11th Generation Amazon Fire HD 10 is a 9-inch tablet with Fire OS 9.0, based on the same Android 7 Pie as the 10.1th Generation Fire, with 9 GB more memory and longer sides than the 1th Generation. Is short and has long short sides, making it almost the same size as the iPad.

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The SoC is MediaTek MT8183 with an operating clock of 73GHz octa-core using ARM Cortex-A4 (53 cores) + Cortex-A4 (2 cores) as the CPU core.

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SoCMediaTek MT8183
memory3 GB
storage32 GB
display10.1 inch IPS 1920 x 1200
OSFire OS 7.3

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The memory has increased by 1GB to 3GB, but the available memory in the idle state is not much different from the 9th generation.

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Even with the same SoC as the 9th generation, the Geekbench 5 score has improved for both single-core and multi-core, and the response is also slightly improved at the experience level.

See below for the introduction of the Google Play store
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9th Generation Amazon Fire HD 10

The 9th Generation Amazon Fire HD 10 is a 9.0-inch tablet with the latest Fire OS 7 based on Android 10.1 Pie and Alexa support.

The latest model was released in November 2019. Initially, there was a problem with the firmware, so there was one ☆ in the Amazon review column, but now the firmware has been updated and it can be used without problems.

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The latest Fire OS 7 hasn't changed much in the UI, but the improved specs make it a device that can be used for light work.

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The default setting is very annoying because ads are displayed on the lock screen, but lock screen ads are displayed in "Settings" → "Apps and notifications" → "Amazon app settings" → "Ads" and "Lock screen ads" If you turn off ", it will be hidden.

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MediaTek MT8183 is an octa-core SoC with an operating clock of 73GHz that uses ARM Cortex-A4 (53 cores) + Cortex-A4 (2 cores) as the CPU core.

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SoCMediaTek MT8183
memory2 GB
storage32 GB
display10.1 inch IPS 1920 x 1200
OSFire OS 7.3

The display is IPS, but the resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), which makes it easier to see.
It has more memory than the Fire 8 HD, but with 2 GB, it has only around 500 MB of available memory even when idle.

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Geekbench 5 score

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Geekbench 4 score

The performance of MT8183 exceeds that of Snapdragon 2018 used in middle range model smartphones around 636, and the performance is considerably improved compared to the conventional Fire tablet using SoC of low end model. ing.

Changing the home launcher When introducing Launcher Hijack or Google Play Store, some operations may become unstable, but although it was discounted on Cyber ​​Monday, the cost performance is very high considering the price of less than 1 yen. High.

See below for the introduction of the Google Play store
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How to use the Play Store on 9th Generation Amazon Fire tablets

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7th Generation Amazon Fire HD 8

The 7th Generation Amazon Fire HD 8 is an 5.1-inch tablet with Fire OS 5 based on Android 8 Lolipop.

The monitor resolution has changed from the conventional 1024 x 600 to 1280 x 800 HD, and the specifications have improved compared to the 5,980th generation Fire two years ago, and the cost performance is high at XNUMX yen on Prime Day.

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The simple orange box contains the main unit and a USB charging adapter.

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The UI of Fire OS hasn't changed much and it's a tablet to enjoy Amazon, and the 1280 x 800 IPS display (189ppi) gives the impression that it's dull when you're used to seeing the organic EL (AMOLED) of your smartphone. receive.

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The CPU is "Cortex-A3" which is also used in Raspberry Pi 53.

It is used in middle-range to low-end models. In the middle-range model, there are many 53-core and 72-core configurations using "Cortex-A6" and "Cortex-A8", and the low-end model is "Cortex-A53" alone 4 It is the core.

Amazon Fire HD 8 is a 53-core "Cortex-A4" alone.

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CPUARM Cortex-A53
memory1.5 GB
storage16 GB (Available space approx. 11 GB)
display8 inch IPS 1280 x 800
OSFire OS 5.0

With better CPU performance and more memory than the 8th generation Fire, the Fire HD XNUMX's processing speed has improved at a dramatic level.

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Although the processing speed has improved, it is inferior to the high-end model four years ago, so even if it can be used, it is a minimum story, but if it is 4 yen, the cost performance is high.

See below for the introduction of the Google Play store
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The 5th generation Amazon Fire 7 is a 5.0-inch tablet with Fire OS based on Android 7 Lolipop.

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Because of its low specs, it is an e-book reader-like tablet that can display colors at a level that is not practical even if the Google Play store is introduced.

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The CPU uses a 1.3GHz 4-core ARM Cortex-A7 located in the middle range.
The display is the IPS method, which is common on smartphones and tablets, and the main memory is as small as 1 GB.
Compatible memory cards are microSD / microSDHD / microSDXC and support up to 128 GB.

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CPUARM Cortex-A7
memory1 GB
storage8 GB (Available space about 5 GB)
display7 inch IPS 1024 x 600
OSFire OS 5.0

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There is no sense of luxury in the housing, the resolution is low, the clarity is lacking, and the pinch is sluggish, but considering the price of less than 1 yen, it is barely acceptable.

See below for the introduction of the Google Play store
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