Amazon Fire HD 10", Wi-Fi, 8 GB Review

 

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Posted: Feb 17th, 2016

Amazon absolutely knocked it out of the park with their early Kindle devices, but a lot of people were still pretty surprised when they stepped squarely into the affordable Android tablet industry.

However, devices like the brand-new Amazon Fire HD 10 have won people over effortlessly, and today this device is considered to be one of the very best 10.1 inch tablets money can buy!

If you’d like to learn a little bit more about everything that this amazing piece of technology brings to the table, you’re going to want to check out all of the inside information we have for you below.

Initial Impressions

To say that the folks at Amazon upped their game when it comes to industrial design on the new Fire tablets would be the understatement of the century.

Gone for good are the flimsy feeling tablets that used less than top quality components, and they have been replaced by one of the best premium tablets you’re going to find at this price point. The screen is gorgeous (a 10.1 inch high definition display with more than 1 million pixels and a resolution of 1280 x 800), and the build quality is top notch across the board.

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Hardware

Of course, even the best built tablet isn’t going to be worth anything unless you have the “guts” to match the amazing design – and this is somewhere that the Amazon Fire HD 10 really excels.

The quad core processor (1.5 GHz) produces blazingly fast speeds, and you’ll have the option to take advantage of 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage. It would be nice to have expandable storage on this tablet like some of the other premium options out there, but with the unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content – effortlessly accessible from the Fire – it really isn’t all that necessary.

You’ll also be able to use the five megapixel camera and front facing high definition “selfie” camera. 

Both of them are pretty solid options, though they likely won’t be quite as nice as the camera that you have in your phone.

Software

One of the major differences between this tablet and the rest of the premium Android tablets on the market is that this platform is running the Amazon OS and not “stock” Android. You aren’t going to be able to access Google Play or other traditional Google applications as effortlessly as you would have been able to with other tablets, but you’ll also be able to natively enjoy all of the Amazon applications and content that they provide.

Pros

  • 10.1 inch high definition display is beautiful for viewing multimedia 
  • Blazingly fast quad core processor and internal memory provides snappy usage results
  • 100% free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content

Cons

  • Amazon OS is more “locked down” than stock Android
  • No expandable storage the on built-in 16/32 GB
  • Battery life could be better

Final Verdict

All things considered, there is a reason why so many people are over the moon with the Amazon Fire HD 10. It has everything that most people are looking for with very few drawbacks whatsoever, and because it comes bundled with the same “Special Offers” that the Kindles do, it’s going to be a lot cheaper than most people expect as well.

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Technical Specifications

Amazon Fire HD 10
 Tablet  Amazon Fire HD 10
 Rating  Ratings
 OS  Fire OS 5
 CPU  Quad Core - 1.5 GHz
 Storage  16,32 GB
 RAM  1 GB
 Display  IPS - 10.0 inch
 Resolution  1280 x 800 px - 149 ppi
 Camera  Front 1.0 / Back 5.0 MP
 Weight  0.43 kg / 0.95 lbs
 Battery life  8.0 hours
 Released  2015-09

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Battery life comparison

Battery life of selected tablet

 Tablet   (h)   Battery life 
Amazon Fire HD 108.0Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet autonomy comparison

Compared to 5 tablets with largest battery life

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Weight comparison

Weight of selected tablet

 Tablet   kg   lbs   Weight 
Amazon Fire HD 100.430.95Amazon Fire HD 10 weight comparison

Compared to 5 lightest tablets - 10 inch and more

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Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.10.471.03Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1 weight comparison

Amazon Fire HD Series