Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)

Review of an inexpensive Android tablet from a well-known brand Amazon.

Fire tablets are not as trendy or powerful as the popular Apple iPad, but they are much more affordable. The price for Fire 7 now starts from $ 50, and for a new HD 8 from $ 8

  • For less than $ 100, you get all the services from Amazon, access to Alexa (voice assistant), which can manage a smart home, as well as a functional tablet that cope with most tasks.

    Low cost did not affect the appearance of Fire HD Although the case is made of plastic, it looks very good. Unlike the previous model, it is now not glossy, but rougher, like the Fire HD Pressing the buttons leaves a very pleasant impression.

    The Fire HD 8 screen has a resolution of 1, 280 x 800 pixels, it’s bright to be visible on a sunny day, offers decent viewing angles, and not too saturated colors.

    But, the display is completely unsharp. It clearly shows pixels, the text is not as sharp as we would like, and overall it’s not a very good tablet for watching videos.

    Used in the tablet blue light filter Blue Shade from Amazon makes it easier to view at night, it turns off the blue indicator on the device.

    Design Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) is simple. On the front panel there is a lot of unused space around the display, and at the top there is a front camera. The back and frame are made of plastic, it is slippery. In the center is the Amazon logo – it attracts dust and dirt, and in the upper left corner there is a back camera for shooting.

    In a tablet equipped with 16 GB of internal memory, approximately 10 GB are left for the user data. But thanks to the presence of a slot for memory cards, this space can easily be expanded. For an additional fee, you can buy a model with double the capacity of built-in memory – this money will be a good investment.

    The camera of this tablet with its 3 megapixels belongs to the category below the average. Other manufacturers in the same price range install cameras with a resolution of 5 megapixels. The video is recorded in 720p format.


    The Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016), which we tested, attracts attention primarily with its low cost. Hardware stuffing here, however, is also solid: especially a good display and a long battery life in the video playback mode (7 hours and 38 minutes). Unfortunately, Fire HD 8 needs too much time to charge.

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