Amazon Fire HD 8

In this article, we will be discussing everything you need to know about the Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet.
Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet review
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Last Updated on November 30, 2021

If you are looking to purchase a new tablet, whittling down your options can be a difficult decision to make. With so many options available, you may be wondering which option is the best fit for you.

There is one tablet in particular that is not only popular, but is fantastic quality too – the Amazon Fire HD 8. In this article, we will be delving into this tablet in more detail.

We will be focusing on and reviewing specifications such as the resolution, quality, price, and additional features to help you decide whether this tablet is suitable for you.

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Price and Specifications

The first thing to take into consideration when buying a tablet is the price of it. The Amazon Fire HD 8 is particularly great value for the money. The price is not only competitive with similar models, but it is also very affordable too. This tablet is a great option if you are shopping on a budget. 

It is available to purchase in four different colors – black, white, plum, and twilight blue. When looking at the overall dimensions (8.0 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches) this tablet is not overly large. It is compact and the second smallest option available to purchase. 

It weighs only 12.5 oz. Given this, it is easy to transport or carry in a purse when on the go. Furthermore, it is not too heavy to hold when in use. 

The Amazon Fire HD 8 uses a quad-core processor, which is great for multitasking, and it has speeds of 2.0 GHz. The speeds provided are 30% faster than this tablet’s predecessor. 

The RAM used is 2 GB, which is great for a tablet of this size and price. This is more than substantial for a tablet, and will provide great loading and downloading speeds. 

The tablet features a USB-C (2.0) charging port, and headphone port. 

Battery Life

The battery life of the Amazon Fire HD 8 is good and provides up to 12 hours of reading, watching, and browsing time. Though, the actual battery life length will vary slightly depending on the types of apps you are using, some will drain the battery life quicker than others. 

The USB-C charger allows the user to charge the tablet efficiently. The tablet will take up to five hours to charge fully. While this is quick, it is an hour longer than all the other available Amazon Fire Tablets. It also comes with the charger and adapter provided. 

Screen Resolution and Size

The screen resolution for the Amazon Fire HD 8 is 1280 x 800 and is HD. While this is not the best resolution available, it is more than reasonable for a smaller tablet. 

The tablet has a screen size of 8 inches. This is a good side for a tablet if you are planning to use it to browse the web and read. While there are larger tablets available, this is a good size and still allows the tablet to be portable. 

Storage Options

The storage options for the Amazon Fire HD 8 is good. It is available in two standard storage sizes – 32 GB and 64 GB, though the higher capacity is more expensive to purchase.

There is also the option to add additional storage in the form of a microSD card. This can be up to 1 TB. Given this, the tablet will be able to store thousands of photos and applications with this extended storage. 

Audio

The audio is great and features dual speakers. There is also a headphone jack if you want to use headphones instead. The audio is crisp and clear and a good volume level too. 

Camera

There are two camera features on this Amazon tablet, one on the front of the tablet and one on the rear. While they are not the most powerful cameras, they are reasonable and are both 2 megapixels. 

Hands-Free 

As this is an Amazon tablet, it is compatible with Alexa products. The Fire HD 8 allows you the option of making the tablet hands free with Alexa. In addition to this, it features show mode too. 

Warranty

As this tablet is an investment, it is important to research the warranty. The Fire HD 8 comes with a 90-day limited warranty to cover the tablet should you run into any issues with it after purchasing. 

Screen Time

This tablet allows you to track the screen time of how much the tablet is used. In addition to this, if you have younger children, you can set up the tablet to ensure that certain apps have parental locks. 

The technology allows you to block app purchases without permission, and you can also limit your child’s screen time. Furthermore, Amazon Kids is free to install. 

Summary

If you are looking for a fairly inexpensive tablet to purchase, the Amazon Fire HD 8 is a great option to consider. It is great value for the money, and it is a popular product.

It has good specifications overall, such as its long battery life, different color options, and great screen resolution. Furthermore, it allows you to use Alexa, and the processor is particularly fast. 

The storage capacity for this tablet is fantastic, especially given that you have the option of adding a microSD to increase the capacity overall. The limited 90-day warranty covers you should anything go wrong with the tablet after purchasing. 

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