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Amazon Fire HD 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1083 reviews of Amazon Fire HD 8. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The performance and price also get good views, whereas there are some mixed comments about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Amazon Fire HD 8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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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: Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) review

 

Not perfect, but the best you can get for the price

Very low price ; Decent gaming performance ; Lots of storage

Dreadful cameras ; Screen lacks sharpness ; Poor speakers

The Fire HD 8 is evidence cheap tablets aren’ t progressing as fast as cheap phones. It is basic. However, it is also very affordable and can handle games and apps very well given the price. Not perfect, but the best you can get at the price.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 hands-on: Superslim entertainment slates for the whole family

 

Along with a new 4K Fire TV and a cheap as chips £50 tablet, Amazon has also introduced two new devices at the upper end of its range that are better geared for those who want a bit more oomph, a better screen and slimmer profile than ever before.

Sep, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Simon Osborne-Walker (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition

 

The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is the larger of Amazon's two tablets targeted at children. At heart it's a standard Fire HD 8, but with a drop-proof rubber case and a year's free subscription to the Fire For Kids service, which provides access to a wealth...

The best kids' tablet so far – although it isn't without its faults.

Jul, 2017

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 Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: New Alexa tablet sees Amazon Prime Day price drop

 

The new Amazon Fire HD 8 sets the standard for budget tablets, and it's even cheaper on Amazon Prime Day

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.

Jul, 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: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) review

 

An impressive budget tablet from Amazon...

Good value ; Decent performance ; Expandable storage ; Bright screen ; Good battery life

Screen lacks sharpness and contrast ; You’ll need to be a Prime member to get the most out of it ; Poor cameras

Needs an Amazon Prime subscription for the full experience, but even without Prime, you’ll struggle to find a better performing tablet at this price

Nov, 2016

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: Jim Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Fire HD 8 and HD 10 review

 

With microSD card slots, upgraded specs and a variety of colours to choose between, the HD 8 and HD 10 are literally the 7-in Fire's big brothers. But are they any good? Read our Fire HD 8 and HD 10 review to find out.

Unless you’re reading this review because you’ve spotted the HD 8 or HD 10 in a sale, they’re not great value at full price. They’re fine for casual users and once you’ve got to grips with the interface, they’re pleasant to use and have some useful...

Jun, 2016