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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 995 reviews of Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and screen. The performance and price are also appreciated. Many are critical about the camera, while there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) Tablet Review

 

A real steal. Amazon has updated its 8-inch tablet Fire HD 8. Depending on the configuration, it will cost you between $80 and $125 - it does not really get much cheaper than that. Our review is going to clarify whether or not the tablet is really...

decent quality and feel ; microSD cards up to 256 GB ; bright display ; dual-band Wi-Fi ; remains cool ; no throttling ; stereo sound with Dolby Atmos ; long battery life ; cheap

tied to Amazon ; outdated OS based on Android 5.1.1 ; no Google Play ; poor camera ; no NFC, no GSM/UMTS/LTE ; no GPS

Like its predecessors and 7 and 10-inch siblings, the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) offers an incredible price-performance ratio. Those of you, who already own the predecessor, can skip this latest version. Apart from some minor enhancements (larger microSD...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Amazon Fire HD8 (2017) review

 

Tiny changes for Amazon's low-cost tablet

Improved speakers ; Decent value ; Good battery life

Reflective screen ; Few meaningful upgrades ; A little slow in places

There’s no major new hardware in the 2017 edition of the Fire HD 8, but it’s still one of the only decent sub-$100/£100 tablets. It’s not worth upgrading from last year’s Fire HD 8, though.

Jun, 2017

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: The best budget tablet now for only £50

 

The new Amazon Fire HD 8 sets the standard for budget tablets

Fantastic battery life ; Superb build quality ; Inexpensive

Terrible camera

It has its shortcomings, but at this price, you’d be hard-pushed to find a better-value Android tablet for less. It wins the Expert Reviews Recommended award.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8

 

The Amazon Fire HD 8 is one of the cheapest tablets you can buy from a recognisable brand. It costs around £79.99, and unlike similarly priced Android slates it's not completely terrible.

Jul, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)

 

Amazon's latest Fire HD 8 tablet is an excellent value for media consumption, as long as you can live without access to Google Play.

Good value. Loud speakers. Dual-band Wi-Fi. Very easy to use.

Highly focused on Amazon services. No native Google apps or services. Poor cameras.

The Amazon Fire HD 8 is best cheap tablet experience you can find under $100. It's good as a color ebook reader, an audiobook player, and especially as a kids' tablet. Its main downside is the lack of the Google Play store; hacking your way around that...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) review

 

Amazon calls the 2017 edition of its Fire HD 8 tablet the "all-new Fire HD 8," but there really isn't anything new about it except a handful of new colors -- oh, and its slightly lower price tag. Already a good deal when it debuted at $90 or £90 in...

The latest Fire HD 8 delivers faster performance, a bigger battery and more base storage than the previous version for almost half the price. Its 8-inch screen is bright, the speakers are loud and it offers expandable microSD storage and ample parental...

Display isn't as sharp as that of the iPad Mini; to truly take advantage of what the tablet has to offer, you need an Amazon Prime membership; slow charging (takes 6 hours to fully cap battery).

Despite some small drawbacks, you just won't find a tablet with these features and performance at this price.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) review

 

Amazon calls the 2017 edition of its Fire HD 8 tablet the "all-new Fire HD 8," but there really isn't anything new about it except a handful of new colors -- oh, and its slightly lower price tag. Already a good deal when it debuted at $90 or £90 in...

The latest Fire HD 8 delivers faster performance, a bigger battery and more base storage than the previous version for almost half the price. Its 8-inch screen is bright, the speakers are loud and it offers expandable microSD storage and ample parental...

Display isn't as sharp as that of the iPad Mini; to truly take advantage of what the tablet has to offer, you need an Amazon Prime membership; slow charging (takes 6 hours to fully cap battery).

Despite some small drawbacks, you just won't find a tablet with these features and performance at this price.

Jun, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) review

 

Amazon's Fire HD 8 is the absolute best tablet you can buy under $100.

Affordable ; Loud speakers ; Decent performance ; Good battery life

Screen quality isn’t great ; Amazon Appstore still lacks a lot of apps ; Alexa needs trigger word support

Amazon’s Fire HD 8 is a fantastic tablet for the money, but just know what you’re buying it for: Amazon media and a few apps.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) review

 

Amazon's new Fire HD 8 looks a lot like last year's Fire HD 8, but there are a few key differences, the biggest of which is the new lower price tag. Much lower, in fact: $90 or £90. (It's not available in Australia so far, but the US price converts to...

The latest Fire HD 8 delivers faster performance, a bigger battery and more base storage than the previous version for almost half the price. Its 8-inch screen is bright, the speakers are loud and it offers expandable microSD storage and ample parental...

Display isn't as sharp as that of current iPad Mini models; to truly take advantage of what the tablet has to offer, you need an Amazon Prime membership; slow charging (takes 6 hours to fully cap battery).

Despite some small drawbacks, you just won't find a tablet with these features and performance at this price.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet review: Budget tablet gets a boost with Alexa

 

This eight-inch tablet continues to offer great value, so long as you're willing to embrace Amazon's world.

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y

Battery

Battery life (max):12
Battery recharge time:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Red / Yellow
Device Type:Mini tablet
Form factor:Slate

Display

Display diagonal:20.3
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:Y
Pixel density:189
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Memory

Internal Memory:1.5

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied:N
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Audio formats supported:AAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,PCM,WAV,WMA
Document formats supported:DOC,DOCX,KF8,PDF,PRC,TXT
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Video formats supported:M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM

Ports & interfaces

Headphone Out:Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor frequency:1.3

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:256
Storage Media:Flash
User memory:11.1 / 25.3

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.7
Height :214
Weight:369
Width:128