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Amazon Fire HD 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 716 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 battery and price, whereas the usability and performance get less positive reviews.

portability, price, battery

performance, usability

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Hitting that 8-inch sweet spot


Whether you're a globetrotter or a looking for an travel tablet or something to entertain your child with loads of controls, the Fire HD 8 is well

Great price point ; Good sound quality ; Parental control options ; Battery life

Reflective display ; Slow to charge ; Not the snazziest of tablet specs

The Fire HD 8 sits in a sweet spot between Amazon's incredibly good value Fire 7 and the larger Fire HD 10. While the performance and features of the Fire HD 8 betters those of the Fire 7, it also manages to outlast the Fire HD 10, making it a slightly...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (

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 (

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

Expert review by: Max Parker (

Amazon Fire HD 8


Amazon Fire HD 8 review — A £80 tablet that makes a great low-cost family iPad alternative if you don't mind Amazon's software.

Very low price ; Decent battery life ; Great Prime integration

Ad-riddled interface ; Basic nagivation a little slow ; Very poor cameras

The success of the Amazon Fire HD 8 isn’t that it blows your mind with its ultra-high-quality hardware, but that in almost every instance you have to conclude it’s better value than almost anything else. However, Amazon has sacrificed camera quality...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

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 (

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: What Hi-Fi? (

Amazon Fire HD 8 review


If you don't mind the hard sell, this is how budget tablets should be done...

Bright screen ; Clean, crisp video ; Lightweight design ; Adequate performance

Music could be better organised ; No Google Play

If you don’t mind the Amazon hard sell, this is a good budget tablet that balances its compromises cleverly

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Martin (

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

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Amazon Fire HD 8 review


Not a fire-starter

Direct access to some great Amazon services ; Flex-free frame

Low-res screen ; No Auto brightness mode ; Unreliable performance ; Several cheaper, better rivals

Amazon’s latest budget tablet just doesn’t match the best out there.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (

Amazon All-New Fire HD 8 (2016) Tablet Review: In Depth


Amazon All-New Fire HD 8 (2016) tablet review: If you're after an affordable family tablet and you happen to be a Prime member, then Amazon's all-new Fire HD 8 tablet will do the job nicely at under…

Affordable ; Respectable performance ; Family features ; Great for Prime members

Basic design ; Flat colours

If you’re after a simple and affordable family tablet boasting fast access to all of your Amazon Prime content, then the All-New Fire HD 8 tablet is a worthy purchase. The hardware is basic but backed up by lots of great software features, and the...

Oct, 2016