Amazon Fire 7" 8gb Tablet John Lewis (2 year guarantee) - £34.95
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Amazon Fire 7" 8gb Tablet John Lewis (2 year guarantee) - £34.95

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Found 3rd May 2017
Everyone knows this tablet and deal, back at £34.95, in before the usual JL 2 year warranty crew!

8gb version, various colours.
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joesackey

Got 2 for the kids(aged 3 & 6) for Christmas and both screens are broken … Got 2 for the kids(aged 3 & 6) for Christmas and both screens are broken as they keep dropping it way too often.... just contemplating whether to buy again or just forget it



It would make sense to buy them more of these rather than £300+ iPads, that's for sure.
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Worth mentioning 8gb in title ?
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vassy4u

Worth mentioning 8gb in title ?



Thanks mate, done.
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Has been on here many times before, but over one month since last time, so I guess okay to post again.
Got 2 for the kids(aged 3 & 6) for Christmas and both screens are broken as they keep dropping it way too often.... just contemplating whether to buy again or just forget it
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joesackey

Got 2 for the kids(aged 3 & 6) for Christmas and both screens are broken … Got 2 for the kids(aged 3 & 6) for Christmas and both screens are broken as they keep dropping it way too often.... just contemplating whether to buy again or just forget it



It would make sense to buy them more of these rather than £300+ iPads, that's for sure.
how easy is it to root a fire tablet?
joesackey

Got 2 for the kids(aged 3 & 6) for Christmas and both screens are broken … Got 2 for the kids(aged 3 & 6) for Christmas and both screens are broken as they keep dropping it way too often.... just contemplating whether to buy again or just forget it


got casing and screen film from that well known auction site for less than a tenner and it has worked for my ten year old so far !
Thank you OP, got one for myself last time but have been waiting for price to drop again to get one for youngest son's birthday.
i might be in the minority but i did think a guarantee covered broken screen. however JL electronics customer services dept soon put me right on this. i did get them to replace with a new one but that is another story !
wokinpark

i might be in the minority but i did think a guarantee covered broken … i might be in the minority but i did think a guarantee covered broken screen. however JL electronics customer services dept soon put me right on this. i did get them to replace with a new one but that is another story !


I'll bookmark this thread.
I've bought one. couldn't care less about the warranty period, the kids will smash it to bits soon enough anyway.
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wokinpark

i might be in the minority but i did think a guarantee covered broken … i might be in the minority but i did think a guarantee covered broken screen. however JL electronics customer services dept soon put me right on this. i did get them to replace with a new one but that is another story !



It won't cover a broken screen if 'you' broke it, this applies to pretty much every warranty in the World, but of course with some products you can get accidental damage cover too.
joesackey

Got 2 for the kids(aged 3 & 6) for Christmas and both screens are broken … Got 2 for the kids(aged 3 & 6) for Christmas and both screens are broken as they keep dropping it way too often.... just contemplating whether to buy again or just forget it



The fire kids gives 2 years warranty for anything, even if they can trash it. Also comes with a kid proof case, ours has been dropped down stairs and everything.
joesackey

Got 2 for the kids(aged 3 & 6) for Christmas and both screens are broken … Got 2 for the kids(aged 3 & 6) for Christmas and both screens are broken as they keep dropping it way too often.... just contemplating whether to buy again or just forget it




Buy them the kids edition then - which is replaced by amazon with no questions asked.
You can't buy jl added care on this tablet. I tried in store and doesn't meet the added care criteria. They said Amazon will replace if any problems
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natnatpowpow

You can't buy jl added care on this tablet. I tried in store and doesn't … You can't buy jl added care on this tablet. I tried in store and doesn't meet the added care criteria. They said Amazon will replace if any problems



That's the fantastic JL 2 year warranty right there!
RunningSquid

how easy is it to root a fire tablet?


Can't be
8gig a crime to putting into any media device these days!
RunningSquid

how easy is it to root a fire tablet?



But easy enough to copy / install other apps onto it which is what I did - but only use for watch Prime (downloaded) on the train.
joesackey

Got 2 for the kids(aged 3 & 6) for Christmas and both screens are broken … Got 2 for the kids(aged 3 & 6) for Christmas and both screens are broken as they keep dropping it way too often.... just contemplating whether to buy again or just forget it


My kids have had theirs for 2 and a half years and I have never had this problem. Buy a good case for kids they are worth it if they save the screen getting smashed. I found the rubber ones work best
Babbler

Buy them the kids edition then - which is replaced by amazon with no … Buy them the kids edition then - which is replaced by amazon with no questions asked.



​I second this... bought ours from Very for £54 a few weeks back and have no worries about 1, 3 and 5 year olds breaking it!
polymorphin

Can't be


yes it can providing you dont update to the latest firmware..
https://forum.xda-developers.com/amazon-fire/development/amazon-fire-5th-gen-supertool-root-t3272695
follow the guides and you will have an adroid tablet rooted with nova launcher installed in about 10 minutes
Edited by: "justabout72" 3rd May 2017
It can be easily expanded with a micro sd card
rk76

It can be easily expanded with a micro sd card

RESEARCH the micro SD problems with this tablet. We sent ours back last month after corrupting 2 cards in a matter of weeks
Is it just ours, or is this 'new' 7" tablet really slow? Bought it during christmas sale and it's VERY sluggish... I also bought 2nd hand previous generation fire tablet last year, which in fairness runs much older version of Android, and it's actually much more responsive.. The newer one has a SD card in, do you think a corrupted card (see @chrisnoon74's reply) could cause this?
princesslm

My kids have had theirs for 2 and a half years and I have never had this … My kids have had theirs for 2 and a half years and I have never had this problem. Buy a good case for kids they are worth it if they save the screen getting smashed. I found the rubber ones work best



Put a rubber case on it but honestly I didn't even realise when it came off until I saw it broken on the dinning table Monday morning
Good price, heat added.
Personally I went for Hudl, unsupported and old now, however it's got better specs and can be had second hand or reconditioned (I haven't bothered, but it can be rooted as well)...
Didn't bother rooting mine. Just stuck on Netflix, added the Google Play store, Google Play Music, Bt sport, Sky Plus, Sky Go, Plex as well as the Maxthon Browser. I picked up a £20 class 10 Micro SD card from amazon to go with it (64Gb) so I can stick on 1,000's of songs, entire series of tv shows, a dozen films and still not worry about how much room I've got left on there. Perfect for taking into work with me on my lunch break and not worry about getting knocked around, pinched etc.
Edited by: "smackos" 3rd May 2017
I've looked through lots of reviews and specifications but I only find contradictions so if anyone can answer me this, does this do screen mirroring? If it does is it through an app or directly through the device as the Samsung tabs do? Heat added for good price.
Edited by: "inedible_kitkat" 3rd May 2017
joesackey

Got 2 for the kids(aged 3 & 6) for Christmas and both screens are broken … Got 2 for the kids(aged 3 & 6) for Christmas and both screens are broken as they keep dropping it way too often.... just contemplating whether to buy again or just forget it


Not sure if you've already been suggested this. Get the same tablet with the kids package thing from amazon. They will replace it no questions asked for two years and I think you also get access to a lot of content for a year. Costs just about twice the price of one.
polymorphin

Can't be



Wrong.

They are absolutely infuriatingly slow though, I wanted to throw mine every time I tried to use it. Thankfully some absolute mad-man bought mine for what I paid for it from me on eBay.
Do these run plex and iplayer ok?
Does anyone know what kind of texture the other colours are? I know that the black is a matt finish, but from what I can tell, the other colours seem to be more of a glossy finish. Is this true in real life?
showstopper81

Do these run plex and iplayer ok?



Plex, iplayer, Netflix, Amazon, Google Play Music, Sky Go and BT Sport app's all work fine, including offline downloads for all the above.
stethorn

The fire kids gives 2 years warranty for anything, even if they can trash … The fire kids gives 2 years warranty for anything, even if they can trash it. Also comes with a kid proof case, ours has been dropped down stairs and everything.



Can the kids mode be turned off and used normally like the samsung one?
Edited by: "clnsndrs" 3rd May 2017
clnsndrs

Can the kids mode be turned off and used normally this like the samsung … Can the kids mode be turned off and used normally this like the samsung one?



Yeah, it's pin controlled.
stethorn

Yeah, it's pin controlled.



Thank you.
Does it have HDMI output fo TV please?
Can I stick a data sim card in this?
lushlady

Can I stick a data sim card in this?


I've just answered my own question and it says Wifi only
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