The new Fire Max 11 tablet is Amazon’s affordable answer to the iPad

The Fire Max 11 gives you all you need from a tablet, minus the premium price

With an 11-inch screen and up to 128GB of storage, Amazon’s new Fire Max 11 is its biggest tablet to date.

With a release date of June 14, the new tablet promises 14 hours of battery life, a vivid 2000 x 1200 screen resolution and a slim, lightweight design.

It’s powered by a fast and powerful octa-core processor, which reduces processing time and boosts the speed of your tablet, so you can easily browse the web or watch your favourite show without any annoying lag.

Amazon Fire Max 11Credit: Amazon
The Fire Max 11 is Amazon’s biggest and most powerful tablet to date

Fire Max 11 in detail

Here’s what it can do

So, what exactly does the new Fire Max 11 offer – and what will you be able to do with it?


Stream your favourite shows in high quality

The tablet features the biggest – and most vibrant – display of any of Amazon’s previous tablets. It’s also certified for low blue light, which reduces the emission of harmful low-blue lights in order to prevent eye fatigue.

The long-life battery means you can be fully portable while you stream films and shows, all in immersive Dolby Atmos surround sound. The storage space allows you to save all your favourites for offline viewing.

Make high quality video calls

The tablet comes with an 8MP front and rear facing camera. This is a decent quality for a tablet and is similar to what Apple uses on their iPads. It also has rear auto focus and the option to use the front camera in landscape, which is perfect for video calls.

Amazon Fire Max 11 on a kitchen counter, with a video call on screen.Credit: Amazon
The 8MP camera on the Fire Max 11 allows for great quality video calls

Do things faster

Almost 50% faster than Amazon’s next fastest tablet, the octa-core processor should allow you to switch between applications with ease, browse the web without lag and watch your favourite streamed shows without any annoying buffering.

Carry it around easily

No-one wants to lug a heavy tablet around and the new Fire Max 11 has been designed for easy portability, weighing just over a pound (490g). According to Amazon, it’s also three times as durable as the Apple iPad 10.9 (10th generation).


Use for work and play

Multi-tasking is at the heart of the Fire Max 11, so you can use it at home or work. The split screen function for example, allows you to make calls on Zoom, while also taking notes on OneNote.

And thanks to the new keyboard case, you can transform your tablet easily into a laptop. The case magnetically connects so you can start using it with no setup needed.

The stylus is a great add-on option if you want to draw or even for taking notes without using a keyboard. You can use the stylus to handwrite naturally in any text field.

When you buy the Fire Max 11, you’ll also get a free three-month trial of Microsoft 365, allowing you access to Word, PowerPoint and Excel, perfect for all those work and home admin tasks.

Amazon Fire Max 11 with keyboard case attached.Credit: Amazon
The keyboard case helps transform your tablet into a laptop

Keep things secure – with the touch of your finger

Just like Apple, Amazon now have fingerprint recognition technology, which allows you to unlock the tablet without having to remember any passwords. Just touch the power button and the integrated fingerprint sensor will allow you in.

Control with your voice

As with most of Amazon’s products, the Fire Max 11 gives you access to Alexa, enabling you to control the tablet using your voice alone.

Control your smart home devices

If you have any Alexa-enabled smart home devices, you’ll be able to control those from this tablet. And if you choose ‘Show Mode’ your tablet becomes an Echo Show-like screen.

What can’t it do?

It has some limitations

It’s a great buy if you want to stream films, shows and music. It’s also brilliant for video calls and connecting to your Amazon smart home devices.

However, bear in mind that it doesn’t support everything. As it uses its own operating system, as opposed to a full Android system, you won’t be able to access Google products. If you own an Android smartphone and want a tablet that seamlessly syncs with your phone, the Fire Max 11 is not for you.

Unlike iPads, you can’t get the Fire Max 11 with a cellular connection, however, it does come with wi-fi 6 connectivity, which allows for a faster connection from your router to the tablet.

Woman sitting outside holding the Amazon Fire Max 11 tablet.Credit: Amazon
The Fire Max is enabled with wi-fi 6, which allows for quicker connectivity

Fire Max 11 price

What does it cost?

The tablet, which launches next month, starts from £249.99 – a lot more affordable than its direct rival, the iPad 10th Gen, which starts at £499.

Fire Max 11 comes with a choice of 64 GB or 128 GB storage, with the latter costing slightly more at £289.99.

You can also pair it with new accessories – the integrated keyboard case (£89.99) and stylus pen (£34.99). These are also available in a bundle with the Fire Max 11, starting at just under £375.

Where can I buy it?

Pre-order today

You can pre-order Fire Max 11 and companion accessories starting today.

Featured product

Fire Max 11

RRP: £249.99

Fire Max 11

Fire Max 11 specs

  • Screen size: 11 inches
  • Tablet size: 259.1 x 163.7 x 7.5 mm
  • Screen resolution: 2000 x 1200 resolution (2.4 million pixels)
  • Weight: 490 g
  • Battery life: 14 hours
  • Charge time: 4.2 hours using the USB-C cable and 9 W power adapter included in the box.
  • Ports: USB-C (2.0) connector for charging and audio; microSD slot for external storage.
  • Storage: 64 or 128 GB
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Rear camera: 8MP
Jayne Cherrington-Cook

Written by Jayne Cherrington-Cook she/her


Jayne is the Senior Editor at Saga Exceptional. She cut her online journalism teeth 24 years ago in an era when a dialling tone and slow page load were standard. During this time, she’s written about a variety of subjects and is just at home road-testing TVs as she is interviewing TV stars. A diverse career has seen Jayne launch websites for popular magazines, collaborate with top brands, write regularly for major publications including Woman&Home, Yahoo! and The Daily Telegraph, create a podcast, and also write a tech column for Women’s Own.

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