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Amazon Fire HD 8 Review

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Here’s Amazon Fire HD 8

Amazon Fire HD 8 is an Android-based tablet that has been designed to lure in buyers. It is fun for the whole family as it offers tons of features for adults and children. Let’s check out its features:


Fire Tablet HD 8 is available in playful colors but the plastic shell may feel a bit cheap. This rectangular slate (8.4 x 5 x 0.3 inches) is a little longer as well as thinner than an average tablet. The screen aspect ratio is 16:10 and offers a more immersive movie experience. In terms of design, there’s a thin bezel around the screen and a 5MP camera on the back. On the left edge, there houses two Dolby Atmos speakers and all buttons and ports are on the top edge. It is 7.7mm thick and weighs 311g. The baseline Amazon Fire HD 8 comes with 8GB of storage and houses a microSD card for extra storage.

Amazon Fire HD 8


Amazon Fire HD 8 comes with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution which is good considering its affordable price. The colors are pretty accurate and the display is made with Gorilla Glass. According to Amazon, the tablet is two times more durable than latest generation of iPad Air tablets.

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Amazon Fire HD 8

Processor and Operating System

Amazon Fire HD 8 comes with MediaTek processing power with two 1.5-GHz cores and two 1.2-GHz cores. These are backed by 1GB of RAM. It runs the new Fire OS 5. It comes with pronounced tabs on the top such as Recent, Home, Books, Video, Games and more. These open up a section dedicated to that content. One can also share a family library by linking your account with others to share apps, games, videos, e-books etc. The tablet is available in two options: 8GB or 16GB. For Prime members, Amazon offers unlimited cloud storage.

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Amazon Appstore

The tablet comes preloaded with Amazon Appstore which is a curated version of the Google Play. Here, you will find most of the commonly used apps including Facebook, Evernote, Spotify and more. With Fire HD 8, you will have access to 300,000 apps.

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Cameras and Battery

There’s a 5MP rear camera but does not produce sharp pictures. It also features 720p front-facing camera for Skype calls with friends and family. Talking about the battery, it should last for 8 hours on a charge.

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  • Lightweight
  • Portable
  • Good battery life
  • Improved OS
  • MicroSD slot


  • Plastic design feels cheap

A quick look at Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet:

Specifications Details
Display 8-inch
Dimensions 8.4″ x 5.0″ x 0.3″
Weight 311g
Resolution 1280 x 800
Processor Quad-core up to 1.5 GHz
Audio Dolby Atmos dual stereo speakers
Storage 8GB or 16GB
Cameras Rear Camera: 5MP
Front Camera: 720p HD
Battery Life Up to 8 hours
Colors Black, Magenta, Blue, Tangerine
Price $149.99
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Wrapping Up

To wrap up, Amazon Fire HD 8 offers access to content in an inexpensive way. It is one of the most powerful and good resolution tablets available in the market today. It is fairly priced for Amazon fans and Prime subscribers. Its huge collection of television shows, books, magazines and movies are a great plus. Though it is not your typical budget tablet but its features are sure to please you. If you are looking for an affordable tablet, this is the one to go for. In case, you want to spend even less money, check out Amazon’s $50 Fire Tablet.

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