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Amazon Fire HD 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 896 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. Opinions about the portability and screen are generally positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the apps.

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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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 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

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Simon Osborne-Walker (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition

 

The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is the larger of Amazon's two tablets targeted at children. At heart it's a standard Fire HD 8, but with a drop-proof rubber case and a year's free subscription to the Fire For Kids service, which provides access to a wealth...

The best kids' tablet so far – although it isn't without its faults.

Jul, 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

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: New Alexa tablet sees Amazon Prime Day price drop

 

The new Amazon Fire HD 8 sets the standard for budget tablets, and it's even cheaper on Amazon Prime Day

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.

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.

Jun, 2017