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Amazon Fire HD 8 (6th gen. 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1077 reviews of Amazon Fire HD 8 (6th gen. 2017). 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. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The performance and price are also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the reliability and camera.

usability, price, performance, screen, portability

camera, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Amazon Fire HD 8 (6th gen. 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 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 : Henry Burrell (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 review

 

Amazon is trying to find the perfect mix of quality and price to capture the low-end tablet market. The updated £80 Fire HD 8 sees the company break new ground, but you'll need to make another decision before you buy

Dec, 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 : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Amazon Fire HD8 (2017) Review: A minor update of a great family tablet

 

Amazon has updated its Fire HD8 tablet for 2017, offering better specs & the Alexa assistant. Here's our full review of the upgraded Fire HD8 tablet.

Affordable ; Fast Prime content access ; Parental controls ; Decent battery life

Budget display ; Basic performance

If you want an affordable tablet for the whole family, the new Fire HD8 2017 is a solid choice - as long as you buy into Amazon’s ecosystem, of course. You get full parental controls and fast access to all of your content, including those awesome Prime...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) review

 

Amazon's new Fire HD 8 looks a lot like last year's Fire HD 8, but there are a few key differences, the biggest of which is the new lower price tag. Much lower, in fact: $90 or £90. (It's not available in Australia so far, but the US price converts to...

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 current iPad Mini models; 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.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Snap up the Fire HD 8 for £70 this Amazon Prime Day

 

Amazon's Fire HD and Kids Edition tablets are top buys in 2018

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.

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 and Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids edition review: Amazon's best budget tablet, now with £20 off

 

Amazon's 2017 Fire HD 8 continues the firm's long-standing budget tablet dominance

The Fire HD 8 isn’t the slickest tablet around. Its camera is a bit naff, it isn’t particularly quick and it feels a touch on the cheap side, but for £80 the rest of it isn’t half bad. For media streaming and web browsing, it’s great, the battery life...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) review

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Amazon has gained a reputation for producing decent tablets for under £100, but to be a Best Buy, it will need to impress on battery life, screen quality and processing punch. We sent it off to our test lab to see whether it's worthy of Best Buy status.

Jun, 2017

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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.

Affordable ; Loud speakers ; Decent performance ; Good battery life

Screen quality isn’t great ; Amazon Appstore still lacks a lot of apps ; Alexa needs trigger word support

Amazon’s Fire HD 8 is a fantastic tablet for the money, but just know what you’re buying it for: Amazon media and a few apps.

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y

Battery

Battery life (max):12
Battery recharge time:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Red / Yellow
Device Type:Mini tablet
Form factor:Slate

Display

Display diagonal:20.3
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:Y
Pixel density:189
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Memory

Internal Memory:1.5

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied:N
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Audio formats supported:AAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,PCM,WAV,WMA
Document formats supported:DOC,DOCX,KF8,PDF,PRC,TXT
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Video formats supported:M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM

Ports & interfaces

Headphone Out:Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor frequency:1.3

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:256
Storage Media:Flash
User memory:11.1 / 25.3

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.7
Height :214
Weight:369
Width:128