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Amazon Fire HD 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 716 reviews of Amazon Fire HD 8. 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 portability and screen. The performance and price are also appreciated, but many are critical about the touch screen and GPS navigation. Reviews are divided on the apps.

usability, price, performance, screen, portability

GPS navigation, touch screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Amazon Fire HD 8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Hitting that 8-inch sweet spot

 

Whether you're a globetrotter or a looking for an travel tablet or something to entertain your child with loads of controls, the Fire HD 8 is well

Great price point ; Good sound quality ; Parental control options ; Battery life

Reflective display ; Slow to charge ; Not the snazziest of tablet specs

The Fire HD 8 sits in a sweet spot between Amazon's incredibly good value Fire 7 and the larger Fire HD 10. While the performance and features of the Fire HD 8 betters those of the Fire 7, it also manages to outlast the Fire HD 10, making it a slightly...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) review

 

Not perfect, but the best you can get for the price

Very low price ; Decent gaming performance ; Lots of storage

Dreadful cameras ; Screen lacks sharpness ; Poor speakers

The Fire HD 8 is evidence cheap tablets aren’ t progressing as fast as cheap phones. It is basic. However, it is also very affordable and can handle games and apps very well given the price. Not perfect, but the best you can get at the price.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 hands-on: Superslim entertainment slates for the whole family

 

Along with a new 4K Fire TV and a cheap as chips £50 tablet, Amazon has also introduced two new devices at the upper end of its range that are better geared for those who want a bit more oomph, a better screen and slimmer profile than ever before.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Moser (notebookcheck.net)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2015) Tablet Review

 

A flash in the pan. Amazon's Fire HD 8 tablet features an HD screen and the brand new Fire OS 5 Bellini operating system with the familiar software restrictions. The starting price is 160 Euros (~$175) – if the user can live with adware. In this review...

bright IPS screen, good color reproduction, decent stereo sound, good build, fast dual-band Wi-Fi, expandable storage

tied to Amazon, low system performance, low resolution, very scratch-susceptible rear, no GPS, NFC or UMTS/LTE, middling camera modules

Amazon's Fire HD 8 still achieves "Good" in our rating. The positive aspects are its color accuracy, the IPS screen, fast dual-band Wi-Fi and decent stereo speakers. The buyer will not find an ambient light sensor or NFC. The system performance could...

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) review

 

An impressive budget tablet from Amazon...

Good value ; Decent performance ; Expandable storage ; Bright screen ; Good battery life

Screen lacks sharpness and contrast ; You’ll need to be a Prime member to get the most out of it ; Poor cameras

Needs an Amazon Prime subscription for the full experience, but even without Prime, you’ll struggle to find a better performing tablet at this price

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

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: (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 2016

 

The previous generation Fire HD 8 started at $150 (£130 or AU$215). That model came with only 8GB of storage while this new one includes 16GB, with an expansion slot for adding microSD memory cards up to 200GB in capacity.

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: 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: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8

 

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.

Comparisons and Conclusions Amazon's competitors in the low-end tablet market are primarily Acer, Asus, and a number of no-name gray-market Chinese manufacturers. We haven't tested it yet, but Acer's Iconia One 8 is a very similar tablet for $99.99,...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 review

 

If you don't mind the hard sell, this is how budget tablets should be done...

Bright screen ; Clean, crisp video ; Lightweight design ; Adequate performance

Music could be better organised ; No Google Play

If you don’t mind the Amazon hard sell, this is a good budget tablet that balances its compromises cleverly

Jun, 2016