We are headed to Italy for 3 weeks in May on a Rick Steves tour so I am starting to think about ways to minimize my baggage. On the electronics front I have a Apple iPhone X and an iPad Pro 12.9" (Wi-Fi only) that I would expect to bring. While I love my iPad the thought of dragging around Italy for three weeks isn't that appealing. On the other hand the iPhone screen is pretty limiting so something with a larger screen would be useful.
So I have been looking at the Amazon Fire tablets as a lighter and cheaper alternative. Primary use would be reading guidebooks, surfing the web, watching downloaded movies during any downtime and backing up my photos. I would continue to use my phone for email, etc.
Would be grateful to hear with anyone with experience with the Fire tablet or other suggestions.