Kindle Voyage vs Fire HD 7 vs Fire HD 6 comparison

Amazon's Kindle Voyage is one of the most luxurious and best eReaders money can buy but how does it compare to the new Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 tablets? Find out in our Kindle Voyage vs Fire HD 7 vs Fire HD 6 comparison. See also: Best tablets you can buy in 2014. 

Kindle Voyage vs Fire HD 7 vs Fire HD 6: Price

As usual, price is going to have a big part to place in deciding between products. Usually, an eReader would be cheaper than a tablet but in this case it's the other way around. The Kindle Voyage is a whopping £169 which is more than £100 more than the cheapest Kindle. See also: Kindle Voyage release date, price and specs

Meanwhile, the Fire HD 6 starts at a very affordable £79 and the Fire HD 7 can be yours for as little as £119. You can add £10 to the Amazon tablets if you want to remove special offers and adverts.

Here's a full price chart for the different models which may make the decision for you but we'll explore the hardware, specs and features below. See also: Best budget tablets to buy right now

 

Kindle Voyage

Fire HD 6

Fire HD 7

8 GB

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£79

£119

16 GB

-

£99

£139

Wi-Fi only (4 GB)

£169

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-

Wi-Fi + free 3G (4 GB)

£229

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Kindle Voyage vs Fire HD 7 vs Fire HD 6: Hardware specs and features

Amazon Kindle Voyage vs Fire HD 7 vs Fire HD 7

If the price alone hasn't got you to a final decision then a big question you need to ask yourself is whether you want the device for just reading books or more things.

Although the Kindle Voyage is expensive, it has everything you could want for reading eBooks including a battery life which will last weeks, a high resolution e-ink screen, an adaptive light and the ability to turn pages with pressure sensors meaning you don't have to lift a finger. It's also the thinnest Kindle ever at 7.6 mm.

Amazon Kindle Voyage ereader

If you want the best possible reading experience then the Kindle Voyage is the best choice here, however, if you're too bothered about the features of the Voyage then a Fire HD may be a better choice.

As we've already shown, the Fire HD tablets are more affordable than the Kindle Voyage and the HD 6 has the same size screen, albeit lower resolution. You can, of course, use either Fire HD tablet to read books via the Kindle app but the reading experience isn’t going to be so easy on your eye.Amazon Fire HD 6 and HD 7

On the plus side, they can do various other tasks which you would expect of a tablet such as browsing the web, playing games, listening to music, watching videos and using other apps. They also have cameras for taking photos and videos.

There's little difference between the HD 6 and HD 7 beyond screen size and therefore dimensions, too.

Kindle Voyage vs Fire HD 7 vs Fire HD 6: The bottom line

If you're looking for a device for reading eBooks only then go for the Kindle Voyage (or a cheaper model if it's too pricey). However, if you like the idea of being able to read books and various other things on a regular display, then pick the Fire HD which suits your budget and/or screen size requirement.

Amazon Kindle Voyage: Specs

  • 6in E-Ink eReader
  • 1440x1080 pixel touchscreen, 300ppi
  • 4GB RAM
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi (optional 3G)
  • microUSB for charging
  • 162 mm x 115 mm x 7.6 mm
  • 188g
  • 6in E-Ink eReader
  • 1440x1080 pixel touchscreen, 300ppi
  • 4GB RAM
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi (optional 3G)
  • microUSB for charging
  • 162 mm x 115 mm x 7.6 mm
  • 188g

OUR VERDICT

If you're looking for a device for reading eBooks only then go for the Kindle Voyage (or a cheaper model if it's too pricey). However, if you like the idea of being able to read books and various other things on a regular display, then pick the Fire HD which suits your budget and/or screen size requirement.