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Amazon Fire HD 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 717 reviews of Amazon Fire HD 8. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The performance and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the touch screen. The GPS navigation and apps get mixed reviews.

usability, price, performance, screen, portability

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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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: James Peckham (techradar.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) review

 

A limited upgrade to a great tablet

Nice, large screen ; Good storage options

No stand out improvement ; Poor cameras

Amazon's Fire HD 8 (2017) seems to be an improvement on the previous versions, but there's no reason to update your current tablet to this. This will be a great buy if you've never owned a tablet though.

May, 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: 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

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.

Jun, 2017

Expert Reviews Recommended

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

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: The new 2017 tablet with Amazon Alexa

 

The Amazon Fire HD 8 sets the standard for budget tablets, but there's a new one on the way

Fantastic battery life ; Superb build quality ; Inexpensive

Terrible camera

Despite its shortfalls, Amazon’s latest Fire HD 8 tablet is quite the tablet. At just £80 for the basic 16GB version (and £100 for the 32GB variant), its excellent battery life, superb build quality and decent performance make it a great choice for...

Jun, 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 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 can...

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.

Jun, 2017

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