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Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) Tablet Review: A 10-inch tablet at a bargain price

Manuel Masiero, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by Alex Alderson), 12/04/2019

An all-round entertainer. The Fire HD 10 (2019) is one of the cheapest 10-inch plus tablets on the market, with Amazon pricing it at US$149.99. While its pricing precludes the Fire HD 10 (2019) from being a high-end product, it has enough qualities to entertain most people. Read on to find out for whom the Fire HD 10 (2019) is best suited.

Amazon has reissued its in-house Fire HD 10 tablet, which it promises is 30% faster than its predecessor. The American company has equipped its latest 10.1-inch tablet with the MediaTek MT8183 to achieve this, although the new model still comes with 2 GB of RAM.

The second major innovation of the 2019 edition is the deeper integration of Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant. Alexa now becomes active once it hears its wake word, allowing the tablet to respond to commands even on standby. We should point out that Amazon incorporated Alexa functionality in the last Fire HD 10, but not as deeply as it has for this year's model. Amazon complements Alexa with the so-called Show Mode, effectively turning the tablet into Echo Show.

The new Fire HD 10 remains cheap and is slightly more affordable than its predecessor. The tablet starts at US$149.99 for the 32 GB model and US$189.99 for the 64 GB. However, Amazon charges an additional US$15 for versions that do not display adverts on their lock screens. The company calls this "special offers", for reference.

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Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Fire Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, kapazitiv, IPS, Polarising filter, fully laminated display, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, , 25.7 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: up to 512 GB microSD cards. FAT and FAT32 file systems supported, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API: Full, Amazon Alexa
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.8 x 262 x 159 ( = 0.39 x 10.31 x 6.26 in)
Battery
6300 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 12 h
Operating System
Amazon Fire OS 7
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix 720p videos
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix 720p-Videoaufnahme
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtuell, Modular power supply (5.2 V/1.8 A), USB cable (Type A to Type C), Quick Start Guide, Fire OS 7.3, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
504 g ( = 17.78 oz / 1.11 pounds), Power Supply: 35 g ( = 1.23 oz / 0.08 pounds)
Price
149.99 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

RatingDateModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionBest Price
79%12/2019Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3
504 g9.8 mm10.1"1920x1200
75%10/2018Alcatel 1T 10
MT8321, Mali-400 MP
415 g9.4 mm10.1"1280x800
78%11/2017Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
MT8173, PowerVR GX6250
497 g9.8 mm10.1"1920x1200
81%09/2018Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2
475 g7.7 mm10.1"1920x1200
77%01/2019Lenovo Tab M10
450, Adreno 506
480 g8.1 mm10.1"1920x1200
81%05/2019Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
7904, Mali-G71 MP2
460 g7.5 mm10.1"1920x1200

Case - A cheap plastic design and thick bezels

The Fire HD (2019) has, in short, a retro design. The tablet has a thick chassis, wide bezels, plastic surfaces and visible transitions, which are all reminiscent of a bygone era. Our review unit feels cheap and is noticeably heavier than its competitors, weighing in at a whopping 504 g.

It is no surprise that the Fire HD 10 costs US$149.99, as there are no metal, specially treated surfaces or other design highlights to justify a higher asking price. The Fire HD 10 (2019) cannot compete with premium tablets in this regard, nor is Amazon attempting to do so. However, it is well built and light enough to be used as a device on which to watch videos and browse the web.

The plastic frame is interspersed with ports, with two speakers adorning the left-hand side of the tablet. We shall cover the other ports that the Fire HD (2019) offers in the section below. Amazon also includes a 2 MP front-facing camera and one of the same resolution on the back of the device. The tablet is available in Black, Plum, Twilight Blue and White at the time of writing.

Size Comparison

262 mm / 10.3 inch 159 mm / 6.26 inch 9.8 mm / 0.3858 inch 504 g1.111 lbs262 mm / 10.3 inch 159 mm / 6.26 inch 9.8 mm / 0.3858 inch 497 g1.096 lbs255 mm / 10 inch 155 mm / 6.1 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 415 g0.915 lbs245.2 mm / 9.65 inch 149.4 mm / 5.88 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 460 g1.014 lbs243.4 mm / 9.58 inch 162.2 mm / 6.39 inch 7.7 mm / 0.3031 inch 475 g1.047 lbs242 mm / 9.53 inch 168 mm / 6.61 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 480 g1.058 lbs

Connectivity - An octa-core SoC and USB C connectivity

Amazon has equipped the new Fire HD (2019) with a more powerful SoC than it used in its predecessor, as we mentioned earlier in this review. The MediaTek MT8183 is an octa-core SoC, whose CPU cores can reach up to 2.0 GHz when required. The SoC also integrates an ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and is complemented by 2 GB of RAM. If the 32 GB or 64 GB of storage with which the Fire HD 10 (2019) is available get full, then you can add up to a 512 GB microSD card for additional storage. The tablet can store files and app data on expandable storage, which is not always the case with an Android device. Our review unit arrived with 27 GB of its 32 GB internal storage free to use.

Another change for this year's Fire HD 10 that may go unnoticed is the type of USB port with which it has been equipped. We lamented the Fire HD 10 (2017) for having a micro USB port, but Amazon has made amends for its successor and equipped the 2019 unit with a USB Type-C port instead. The Type-C port operates on the USB 2.0 standard and sits on the same side of the tablet as the power button, microphone, headphone jack and volume buttons do.

Internally, the Fire HD 10 (2019) offers Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity. Amazon decided against adding an NFC chip or a fingerprint sensor, though. The Fire HD 10 (2019) also supports DRM Widevine L1, which allows it to stream DRM protected content in HD from the likes of Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, among others.

Left-hand side: Stereo speakers
Left-hand side: Stereo speakers
Right-hand side: microSD slot
Right-hand side: microSD slot
Topside: Power button, USB Type-C port, microphone, 3.5 mm jack, volume rocker
Topside: Power button, USB Type-C port, microphone, 3.5 mm jack, volume rocker
Underside: No connections
Underside: No connections

Software - Fire OS 7.3 is based on Android 9

The Fire HD (2019) ships with Android 9.0 Pie, atop of which Amazon adds Fire OS 7.3. The OS focuses entirely on Amazon content, rather than Google's, to a fault. It is unclear what security patches our review unit is running, for instance. We would speculate that Amazon updates these regularly, but we cannot give a definitive here.

The UI comes to life once you have signed in with an Amazon account, with Amazon placing shortcuts to its audiobooks, books, games, music and videos on the default home screen. The company separates these into tabs, which also show the contents of your media library. You can bring up the tabs either by typing their name or swiping through them on the home screen.

Amazon also adds other software, all of which are limited to the company's ecosystem. The home screen on our review unit is full of apps including Alexa, Amazon Photos, Books, Music, Audible and Prime Video, among others. Speaking of Alexa, the digital assistant can now be brought up even when the tablet is on standby. The new Fire HD 10 also supports Show Mode, which automatically puts the display into landscape mode and gives the tablet the same functionality as an Echo Show.

Web browsing is done with the Silk Browser, while Amazon pre-installs its in-house app store instead of the Google one. Sideloading the Google Play Store and other Google apps is relatively easy, but Amazon claims that doing so voids the tablet's warranty.

Communication & GPS - Wi-Fi 5 connectivity, but no GPS

The Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) does not have GPS connectivity
The Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) does not have GPS connectivity

The Fire HD 10 (2019) does not have a GPS module, so Wi-Fi must suffice for providing location services. The device supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), which means that it can connect to 2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz networks.

Our review unit set a fast pace in our iperf3 Client Wi-Fi tests with our Linksys EA8500 reference router. The device averaged 299 MBit/s when transmitting data and 321 MBit/s when receiving data, putting it beyond all our comparison devices. Its transfer speeds hardly fluctuate too, which is impressive.

Overall, the Fire HD 10 (2019) even outperforms the pricier Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) and averaged over 30% faster transfer speeds than the Fire HD 10 (2017) could manage.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
321 (min: 302, max: 327) MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
298 (min: 239, max: 314) MBit/s ∼93% -7%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
PowerVR GX6250, MT8173, 64 GB eMMC Flash
241 MBit/s ∼75% -25%
Lenovo Tab M10
Adreno 506, 450, 16 GB eMMC Flash
207 (min: 98, max: 220) MBit/s ∼64% -36%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 32 GB eMMC Flash
51.7 MBit/s ∼16% -84%
Alcatel 1T 10
Mali-400 MP, MT8321, 16 GB eMMC Flash
40.3 MBit/s ∼13% -87%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
299 (min: 279, max: 310) MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
290 (min: 274, max: 309) MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Lenovo Tab M10
Adreno 506, 450, 16 GB eMMC Flash
284 (min: 246, max: 313) MBit/s ∼95% -5%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
PowerVR GX6250, MT8173, 64 GB eMMC Flash
227 MBit/s ∼76% -24%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 32 GB eMMC Flash
54.5 MBit/s ∼18% -82%
Alcatel 1T 10
Mali-400 MP, MT8321, 16 GB eMMC Flash
45.8 MBit/s ∼15% -85%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø317 (302-327)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø299 (279-310)

Cameras - Not even snapshot quality

The Fire HD 10 (2019) has two cameras, both 2 MP sensors. Both cameras can record videos in up to 720p, while the default camera app does not offer any special recording modes like slow-motion. The camera app can adjust the resolution in which you are shooting, but we would struggle to see why anyone would like to record in less than 2 MP or 720p.

The performance of the camera modules is about as meagre as their specifications. In short, the strengths of the Fire HD 10 (2019) lie elsewhere, as these cameras deliver blurry looking results even in perfect lighting. Our test shots are also washed out and lack dynamic range. Likewise, these cameras capture hardly any details in low-light, as demonstrated by scene 23. Overall, we are being kind to the Fire HD 10 (2019) when we say that its cameras are just about good enough with which to take occasional snapshots.

Photographed with the rear-facing camera
Photographed with the rear-facing camera
Photographed with the front-facing camera
Photographed with the front-facing camera

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3

We also subjected our review unit to further camera tests that we conducted under controlled lighting conditions. Unsurprisingly, our test chart looks relatively blurry and washed out, while the sensors tend to over brighten colours. Grey tones are relatively well reproduced though, and it hardly deviates from ColorChecker reference colours with its reproduction of bright white.

A photo of our test chart
A photo of our test chart
Our test chart in detail
Our test chart in detail
ColorChecker Photo
29.4 ∆E
54.8 ∆E
39.6 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
45.1 ∆E
63.7 ∆E
54.2 ∆E
35.2 ∆E
43.2 ∆E
28 ∆E
65.7 ∆E
64.3 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
48.6 ∆E
37.2 ∆E
76.8 ∆E
43.6 ∆E
43.4 ∆E
93.7 ∆E
71 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
37 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Amazon Fire HD 10 2019: 47.16 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 93.71 ∆E
ColorChecker Photo
13 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
12 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
2 ∆E
6 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
2 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Amazon Fire HD 10 2019: 9.19 ∆E min: 1.95 - max: 16.7 ∆E

Accessories & Warranty - 12 months manufacturer's warranty and a few accessories

Amazon includes a modular 9 W charger (5.2 V/1.8 A), a USB Type-A to Type-C cable and a quick-start guide in the box. Amazon sells plenty of accessories for the tablet on its website too, including third-party ones. Two such first-party accessories are a protective case with an integrated stand and a child-friendly case. Both come in five colours to choose from and cost US$39.99 and US$34.99 respectively. Amazon also sells the "Kid-Proof" case as a bundle with the Fire HD 10 (2019) for the same price as buying the tablet on its own.

Amazon includes 12-months manufacturer's warranty with the Fire HD 10 (2019). Please see our Guarantees, Return Policies & Warranties FAQ for country-specific information.

Input Devices & Operation - Solid and focused on the essentials

The Fire HD 10 (2019) has a capacitive touchscreen, which handles inputs quickly and precisely. The one in our review unit remains accurate into the corners of the screen too. The tablet feels relatively fast overall, about which we will talk more in the Performance section of this review. Amazon has tailored Fire OS entirely to its website, so good browser performance is to be expected.

However, the 2 GB of RAM that Amazon has included is not enough to run more than a few apps simultaneously. Switching between apps can cause the UI to stutter too, although we did not find this that annoying during our tests.

Incidentally, our review unit runs apps like Netflix, Spotify and YouTube perfectly well, which we download using the Google Play Store. You can also replace the stock keyboard app with another, although you would lose out on some Alexa integration.

Using the default keyboard in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard in landscape mode
Using the default keyboard in landscape mode

Display - A bright and 1080p IPS panel

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

The Fire HD 10 (2019) has a 10.1-inch IPS display that resolves at 1,920 x 1,200, just like its predecessor. The screen has a 16:10 aspect ratio too but gets about 6% brighter than its predecessor does. X-Rite i1Pro 2 recorded our review unit reaching an average maximum luminosity of 425.4 cd/m², a solid value for a budget tablet. Its black value is a touch too high though at 0.6 cd/m², which results in a weak 748:1 contrast ratio. Correspondingly, content looks paler than it would on the older Fire HD 10 (2017).

430
cd/m²
432
cd/m²
426
cd/m²
435
cd/m²
449
cd/m²
405
cd/m²
427
cd/m²
425
cd/m²
400
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 449 cd/m² Average: 425.4 cd/m² Minimum: 5.09 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 449 cd/m²
Contrast: 748:1 (Black: 0.6 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.1 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 3.8 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
98.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.09
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Alcatel 1T 10
IPS, 1280x800, 10.1
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Lenovo Tab M10
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
TFT-LCD, 1920x1200, 10.1
Screen
-40%
-3%
-34%
-38%
1%
Brightness middle
449
277
-38%
426
-5%
514
14%
339
-24%
401
-11%
Brightness
425
263
-38%
399
-6%
492
16%
327
-23%
396
-7%
Brightness Distribution
89
87
-2%
91
2%
80
-10%
86
-3%
86
-3%
Black Level *
0.6
0.49
18%
0.38
37%
0.96
-60%
0.42
30%
0.5
17%
Contrast
748
565
-24%
1121
50%
535
-28%
807
8%
802
7%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.1
5.8
-87%
4.5
-45%
5.42
-75%
5.8
-87%
2.9
6%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.4
13.1
-105%
7.9
-23%
9.84
-54%
11.6
-81%
5.8
9%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.8
5.4
-42%
5.2
-37%
6.5
-71%
8.6
-126%
4.1
-8%
Gamma
2.09 105%
2.13 103%
2.23 99%
2.216 99%
2.16 102%
2.36 93%
CCT
7202 90%
7260 90%
6875 95%
6780 96%
8718 75%
7263 89%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9338 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The tablet offers a blue light filter for minimising the effect that the screen has on your circadian rhythm, but it has no other options for adjusting colour reproduction. Our review unit proved surprisingly colour accurate though, with it only just falling short of the ideal Delta E deviation of 3. Conversely, its colour temperature is a bit off at 7,202 K, but this is no worse than the average of our comparison devices. Ultimately, the slight blue tint from which the display suffers and its low contrast ratio make content look lifeless. This is a shame for what is principally a media consumption device.

CalMAN: Colour accuracy - sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour accuracy - sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour space - sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour space - sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Greyscale - sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Greyscale - sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour saturation - sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour saturation - sRGB target colour space

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
25.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8.4 ms rise
↘ 17.2 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 45 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
49.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26 ms rise
↘ 23.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 83 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.4 ms).

The Fire HD 10 (2019) has stable viewing angles thanks to the IPS technology used for its display. While the tablet remains readable outdoors, we would recommend avoiding direct sunlight where possible. As our photo below demonstrates, the screen has a highly reflective finish that catches the light even on overcast days.

Using the Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) outdoors
Using the Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) outdoors
Viewing Angles
Viewing Angles

Performance - A comparatively powerful budget tablet

The octa-core MediaTek MT8183 makes the Fire HD 10 (2019) powerful among its peers. Synthetic benchmark results underline this, with the Fire HD 10 (2019) extending a lead over all our comparison devices, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) and Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score
Average of class Tablet (862 - 43802, n=39)
5980 Points ∼14% +29%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
4635 Points ∼11%
Average Mediatek MT8183
4635 Points ∼11% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
3213 Points ∼7% -31%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
3148 Points ∼7% -32%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1562 Points ∼4% -66%
Alcatel 1T 10
862 Points ∼2% -81%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
5445 Points ∼9%
Average Mediatek MT8183
5445 Points ∼9% 0%
Average of class Tablet (1106 - 18041, n=56)
4653 Points ∼8% -15%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
4017 Points ∼7% -26%
Lenovo Tab M10
3897 Points ∼7% -28%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
3805 Points ∼7% -30%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
3305 Points ∼6% -39%
Alcatel 1T 10
1106 Points ∼2% -80%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (429 - 5002, n=56)
1648 Points ∼26% +18%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1397 Points ∼22%
Average Mediatek MT8183
1397 Points ∼22% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1268 Points ∼20% -9%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1204 Points ∼19% -14%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
940 Points ∼15% -33%
Lenovo Tab M10
774 Points ∼12% -45%
Alcatel 1T 10
429 Points ∼7% -69%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
5452 Points ∼46% +8%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
5056 Points ∼42%
Average Mediatek MT8183
5056 Points ∼42% 0%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
4719 Points ∼39% -7%
Average of class Tablet (2345 - 9615, n=42)
4408 Points ∼37% -13%
Lenovo Tab M10
4238 Points ∼35% -16%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
3678 Points ∼31% -27%
Work performance score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
6456 Points ∼33% +3%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
6284 Points ∼32%
Average Mediatek MT8183
6284 Points ∼32% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
4895 Points ∼25% -22%
Lenovo Tab M10
4836 Points ∼25% -23%
Average of class Tablet (1873 - 11644, n=80)
4818 Points ∼25% -23%
Alcatel 1T 10
2529 Points ∼13% -60%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2567 Points ∼16%
Average Mediatek MT8183
2567 Points ∼16% 0%
Average of class Tablet (2053 - 2992, n=4)
2475 Points ∼16% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
2053 Points ∼13% -20%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (612 - 5819, n=4)
2199 Points ∼15% +130%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
955 Points ∼7%
Average Mediatek MT8183
955 Points ∼7% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
612 Points ∼4% -36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Average of class Tablet (725 - 4809, n=4)
2046 Points ∼14% +84%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1110 Points ∼8%
Average Mediatek MT8183
1110 Points ∼8% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
725 Points ∼5% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2966 Points ∼37%
Average Mediatek MT8183
2966 Points ∼37% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
1785 Points ∼22% -40%
Average of class Tablet (650 - 3919, n=44)
1772 Points ∼22% -40%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1755 Points ∼22% -41%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1632 Points ∼20% -45%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1386 Points ∼17% -53%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (99 - 6993, n=44)
1859 Points ∼22% +89%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
986 Points ∼12%
Average Mediatek MT8183
986 Points ∼12% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
547 Points ∼7% -45%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
528 Points ∼6% -46%
Lenovo Tab M10
413 Points ∼5% -58%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
399 Points ∼5% -60%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Average of class Tablet (129 - 5816, n=44)
1624 Points ∼23% +40%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1158 Points ∼17%
Average Mediatek MT8183
1158 Points ∼17% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
646 Points ∼9% -44%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
612 Points ∼9% -47%
Lenovo Tab M10
498 Points ∼7% -57%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
480 Points ∼7% -59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2963 Points ∼58%
Average Mediatek MT8183
2963 Points ∼58% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
1782 Points ∼35% -40%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1716 Points ∼33% -42%
Average of class Tablet (739 - 4700, n=52)
1692 Points ∼33% -43%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1648 Points ∼32% -44%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1399 Points ∼27% -53%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (165 - 28751, n=52)
3217 Points ∼11% +121%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1455 Points ∼5%
Average Mediatek MT8183
1455 Points ∼5% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
822 Points ∼3% -44%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
754 Points ∼3% -48%
Lenovo Tab M10
712 Points ∼2% -51%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
602 Points ∼2% -59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Average of class Tablet (207 - 13454, n=52)
2145 Points ∼16% +31%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1641 Points ∼12%
Average Mediatek MT8183
1641 Points ∼12% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
930 Points ∼7% -43%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
840 Points ∼6% -49%
Lenovo Tab M10
822 Points ∼6% -50%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
701 Points ∼5% -57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2832 Points ∼58%
Average Mediatek MT8183
2832 Points ∼58% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
1818 Points ∼37% -36%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1744 Points ∼36% -38%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1704 Points ∼35% -40%
Average of class Tablet (729 - 3695, n=59)
1697 Points ∼35% -40%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1363 Points ∼28% -52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Average of class Tablet (55 - 6128, n=59)
1433 Points ∼20% +45%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
990 Points ∼14%
Average Mediatek MT8183
990 Points ∼14% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
542 Points ∼8% -45%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
413 Points ∼6% -58%
Lenovo Tab M10
363 Points ∼5% -63%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
193 Points ∼3% -81%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Average of class Tablet (70 - 5346, n=61)
1325 Points ∼21% +15%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1157 Points ∼18%
Average Mediatek MT8183
1157 Points ∼18% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
639 Points ∼10% -45%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
489 Points ∼8% -58%
Lenovo Tab M10
442 Points ∼7% -62%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
241 Points ∼4% -79%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2818 Points ∼58%
Average Mediatek MT8183
2818 Points ∼58% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
1816 Points ∼37% -36%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1758 Points ∼36% -38%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1702 Points ∼35% -40%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 3678, n=64)
1580 Points ∼32% -44%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1347 Points ∼27% -52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Average of class Tablet (42 - 10647, n=64)
1991 Points ∼18% +39%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1434 Points ∼13%
Average Mediatek MT8183
1434 Points ∼13% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
708 Points ∼6% -51%
Lenovo Tab M10
694 Points ∼6% -52%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
598 Points ∼5% -58%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
99 Points ∼1% -93%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Average of class Tablet (53 - 6997, n=65)
1611 Points ∼19% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1610 Points ∼19%
Average Mediatek MT8183
1610 Points ∼19% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
814 Points ∼10% -49%
Lenovo Tab M10
804 Points ∼10% -50%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
682 Points ∼8% -58%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
125 Points ∼1% -92%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
18829 Points ∼22%
Average Mediatek MT8183
18829 Points ∼22% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
15117 Points ∼17% -20%
Lenovo Tab M10
14076 Points ∼16% -25%
Average of class Tablet (3675 - 51374, n=156)
13488 Points ∼16% -28%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
13310 Points ∼15% -29%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
12994 Points ∼15% -31%
Alcatel 1T 10
7924 Points ∼9% -58%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Average of class Tablet (2109 - 194856, n=156)
20957 Points ∼4% +7%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
19615 Points ∼4%
Average Mediatek MT8183
19615 Points ∼4% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
13794 Points ∼3% -30%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
12771 Points ∼2% -35%
Lenovo Tab M10
12386 Points ∼2% -37%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
11419 Points ∼2% -42%
Alcatel 1T 10
2468 Points ∼0% -87%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
19435 Points ∼8%
Average Mediatek MT8183
19435 Points ∼8% 0%
Average of class Tablet (2411 - 106954, n=157)
16419 Points ∼7% -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
13608 Points ∼6% -30%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
13227 Points ∼6% -32%
Lenovo Tab M10
12726 Points ∼5% -35%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
11791 Points ∼5% -39%
Alcatel 1T 10
2913 Points ∼1% -85%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
38 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek MT8183
38 fps ∼0% 0%
Average of class Tablet (1 - 451, n=179)
33.7 fps ∼0% -11%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
25 fps ∼0% -34%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
22 fps ∼0% -42%
Lenovo Tab M10
22 fps ∼0% -42%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
20 fps ∼0% -47%
Alcatel 1T 10
7.8 fps ∼0% -79%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
37 fps ∼1%
Average Mediatek MT8183
37 fps ∼1% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
24 fps ∼1% -35%
Average of class Tablet (1.1 - 120, n=183)
21.8 fps ∼1% -41%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
21 fps ∼1% -43%
Lenovo Tab M10
20 fps ∼1% -46%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
19 fps ∼1% -49%
Alcatel 1T 10
4.4 fps ∼0% -88%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Average of class Tablet (1.6 - 220, n=114)
23 fps ∼4% +15%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
20 fps ∼4%
Average Mediatek MT8183
20 fps ∼4% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
13 fps ∼2% -35%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
9.9 fps ∼2% -50%
Lenovo Tab M10
9.2 fps ∼2% -54%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
8.8 fps ∼2% -56%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
21 fps ∼6%
Average Mediatek MT8183
21 fps ∼6% 0%
Average of class Tablet (1.9 - 110, n=120)
15.6 fps ∼4% -26%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
13 fps ∼4% -38%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
9.5 fps ∼3% -55%
Lenovo Tab M10
8.8 fps ∼2% -58%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
8.6 fps ∼2% -59%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 173, n=66)
21.4 fps ∼0% +78%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
12 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek MT8183
12 fps ∼0% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
8.1 fps ∼0% -32%
Lenovo Tab M10
6 fps ∼0% -50%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
5.4 fps ∼0% -55%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
4.9 fps ∼0% -59%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 95, n=66)
13.5 fps ∼0% +13%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
12 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek MT8183
12 fps ∼0% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
7.7 fps ∼0% -36%
Lenovo Tab M10
5.7 fps ∼0% -52%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
5.3 fps ∼0% -56%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
4.7 fps ∼0% -61%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 49, n=16)
11.9 fps ∼8% +177%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
4.3 fps ∼3%
Average Mediatek MT8183
4.3 fps ∼3% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
3 fps ∼2% -30%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1.7 fps ∼1% -60%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (1 - 51.1, n=16)
12.7 fps ∼8% +388%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2.6 fps ∼2%
Average Mediatek MT8183
2.6 fps ∼2% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1.8 fps ∼1% -31%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1.1 fps ∼1% -58%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 58, n=16)
17.4 fps ∼9% +135%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
7.4 fps ∼4%
Average Mediatek MT8183
7.4 fps ∼4% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
4.9 fps ∼2% -34%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
2.7 fps ∼1% -64%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (2.8 - 134, n=16)
34.3 fps ∼8% +351%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
7.6 fps ∼2%
Average Mediatek MT8183
7.6 fps ∼2% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
5 fps ∼1% -34%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
2.8 fps ∼1% -63%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.8 - 107, n=42)
15.7 fps ∼4% +112%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
7.4 fps ∼2%
Average Mediatek MT8183
7.4 fps ∼2% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
5.2 fps ∼1% -30%
Lenovo Tab M10
3.4 fps ∼1% -54%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
3.2 fps ∼1% -57%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
2 fps ∼1% -73%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 47, n=42)
9.22 fps ∼3% +25%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
7.4 fps ∼3%
Average Mediatek MT8183
7.4 fps ∼3% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
5 fps ∼2% -32%
Lenovo Tab M10
3.3 fps ∼1% -55%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
3 fps ∼1% -59%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
2 fps ∼1% -73%
Basemark GPU
1920x1080 OpenGL Medium Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (8.72 - 21.8, n=4)
13.6 fps ∼0% +27%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
10.72 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek MT8183
10.7 fps ∼0% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
8.72 (min: 4.95, max: 24.96) fps ∼0% -19%
Vulkan Medium Native
Average of class Tablet (7.67 - 14.8, n=2)
11.2 fps ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
fps ∼0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
fps ∼0%
1920x1080 Vulkan Medium Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (12 - 22.7, n=2)
17.4 fps ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
0 fps ∼0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
fps ∼0%
VRMark - Amber Room
Average of class Tablet (1306 - 3130, n=3)
1953 Score ∼39% +50%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1306 Score ∼26%
Average Mediatek MT8183
1306 Score ∼26% 0%
BaseMark OS II
Web
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1016 Points ∼50% +9%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1010 Points ∼50% +9%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
929 Points ∼46%
Average Mediatek MT8183
929 Points ∼46% 0%
Average of class Tablet (9 - 2034, n=110)
766 Points ∼38% -18%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
742 Points ∼36% -20%
Lenovo Tab M10
735 Points ∼36% -21%
Alcatel 1T 10
10 Points ∼0% -99%
Graphics
Average of class Tablet (98 - 28853, n=111)
2307 Points ∼8% +49%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1550 Points ∼5%
Average Mediatek MT8183
1550 Points ∼5% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1073 Points ∼4% -31%
Lenovo Tab M10
949 Points ∼3% -39%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
836 Points ∼3% -46%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
833 Points ∼3% -46%
Alcatel 1T 10
142 Points ∼0% -91%
Memory
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2380 Points ∼32%
Average Mediatek MT8183
2380 Points ∼32% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
2079 Points ∼28% -13%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1948 Points ∼26% -18%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1513 Points ∼20% -36%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 5617, n=111)
1124 Points ∼15% -53%
Lenovo Tab M10
846 Points ∼11% -64%
Alcatel 1T 10
397 Points ∼5% -83%
System
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
3827 Points ∼23%
Average Mediatek MT8183
3827 Points ∼23% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
3517 Points ∼21% -8%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
3080 Points ∼19% -20%
Lenovo Tab M10
2845 Points ∼17% -26%
Average of class Tablet (482 - 16467, n=111)
2528 Points ∼15% -34%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
2329 Points ∼14% -39%
Alcatel 1T 10
945 Points ∼6% -75%
Overall
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1903 Points ∼23%
Average Mediatek MT8183
1903 Points ∼23% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1681 Points ∼20% -12%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1389 Points ∼16% -27%
Average of class Tablet (150 - 8450, n=110)
1328 Points ∼16% -30%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1312 Points ∼16% -31%
Lenovo Tab M10
1138 Points ∼13% -40%
Alcatel 1T 10
150 Points ∼2% -92%

Legend

 
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 Mediatek MT8183, ARM Mali-G72 MP3, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Alcatel 1T 10 Mediatek MT8321, ARM Mali-400 MP, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 Mediatek MT8173, PowerVR GX6250, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite HiSilicon Kirin 659, ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Tab M10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 Samsung Exynos 7904, ARM Mali-G71 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash

The pre-installed Silk Browser performed well during our tests too. We conducted our browser benchmarks with version 78.4.6, for reference. The browser not only felt fast subjectively but also kept the Fire HD 10 (2019) on par with our fastest comparison device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019).

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (22.1 - 110, n=7)
63.4 Points ∼100% +147%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Silk Browser 75.3.60)
25.621 Points ∼40%
Average Mediatek MT8183
25.6 Points ∼40% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samung Browser 9.2)
22.14 Points ∼35% -14%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (10.9 - 279, n=88)
54.5 Points ∼100% +19%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 (Amazon Silk 61.2)
46.39 Points ∼85% +1%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Silk Browser 75.3.60)
45.743 Points ∼84%
Average Mediatek MT8183
45.7 Points ∼84% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samsung Browser 9.2)
43.131 Points ∼79% -6%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite (Chrome 67)
29.598 Points ∼54% -35%
Lenovo Tab M10 (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)
22.219 Points ∼41% -51%
Alcatel 1T 10 (Chrome 69)
10.907 Points ∼20% -76%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Tablet (23 - 182, n=23)
75.7 Points ∼100% +46%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samsung Browser 9.2)
56 Points ∼74% +8%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Silk Browser 75.3.60)
52 Points ∼69%
Average Mediatek MT8183
52 Points ∼69% 0%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite (Chrome 67)
42 Points ∼55% -19%
Lenovo Tab M10 (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)
34 Points ∼45% -35%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Tablet (11.1 - 132, n=13)
57.6 runs/min ∼100% +108%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Silk Browser 75.3.60)
27.7 runs/min ∼48%
Average Mediatek MT8183
27.7 runs/min ∼48% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samsung Browser 9.2)
21.58 runs/min ∼37% -22%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samsung Browser 9.2)
8696 Points ∼100% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Silk Browser 75.3.60)
8665 Points ∼100%
Average Mediatek MT8183
8665 Points ∼100% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 (Amazon Silk 61.2)
8570 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Tablet (1238 - 45734, n=174)
7011 Points ∼81% -19%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite (Chrome 67)
5412 Points ∼62% -38%
Lenovo Tab M10 (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)
3990 Points ∼46% -54%
Alcatel 1T 10 (Chrome 69)
1718 Points ∼20% -80%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Alcatel 1T 10 (Chrome 69)
19084.6 ms * ∼100% -283%
Lenovo Tab M10 (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)
11447.7 ms * ∼60% -130%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite (Chrome 67)
9248.9 ms * ∼48% -86%
Average of class Tablet (603 - 43092, n=185)
9099 ms * ∼48% -83%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Silk Browser 75.3.60)
4979.3 ms * ∼26%
Average Mediatek MT8183
4979 ms * ∼26% -0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samsung Browser 9.2)
4054.8 ms * ∼21% +19%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 (Amazon Silk 61.2)
3975.5 ms * ∼21% +20%

* ... smaller is better

The 32 GB of eMMC flash storage provided good transfer speeds during our AndroBench benchmarks. The Fire HD 10 (2019) outscored all but the Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite of our comparison devices here, and has much faster 4 KB transfer speeds than its predecessor.

The Fire HD 10 (2019) has a reasonably fast microSD card reader too. While it cannot hit the heights of 270 MB/s read speeds and 150 MB/s write speeds that our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 can reach, it held its own against our comparison devices. The Fire HD 10 (2019) lost out to three devices here though and only managed to outscore the Alcatel 1T 10, along with its predecessor.

Amazon Fire HD 10 2019Alcatel 1T 10Amazon Fire HD 10 2017Huawei MediaPad M5 liteLenovo Tab M10Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019Average 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-55%
-35%
40%
-20%
-12%
-24%
-51%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
51.96 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
31.99 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-38%
30.14 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-42%
72.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
40%
61.22 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
18%
65.59 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
26%
50.6 (3.4 - 87.1, n=145)
-3%
46.3 (14 - 73.8, n=55)
-11%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
77.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
39.81 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-48%
55.49 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-28%
83.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
83.48 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
81.16 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
5%
69.4 (8.2 - 96.5, n=145)
-10%
64.4 (17.6 - 87.7, n=55)
-17%
Random Write 4KB
23.28
10.1
-57%
9.37
-60%
77.25
232%
11.32
-51%
11.37
-51%
18.2 (0.75 - 77.3, n=188)
-22%
6.78 (0.13 - 170, n=206)
-71%
Random Read 4KB
74.99
12.72
-83%
27.72
-63%
73.47
-2%
52.5
-30%
62.56
-17%
39.3 (3.59 - 117, n=188)
-48%
19.9 (1.04 - 192, n=206)
-73%
Sequential Write 256KB
180.1
83.7
-54%
147.67
-18%
82.56
-54%
52.6
-71%
90.71
-50%
94.5 (14.8 - 189, n=188)
-48%
42.3 (2.04 - 522, n=206)
-77%
Sequential Read 256KB
266.16
137.22
-48%
262.2
-1%
308.15
16%
279.94
5%
300.03
13%
236 (25.8 - 452, n=188)
-11%
117 (6.75 - 1416, n=206)
-56%

Games - Solid gaming experience with compromises

The ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU is powerful enough for some light gaming, while its stereo speakers and accelerometer should provide a good gaming experience. The tablet runs Android 9.0 Pie too, so it should be well placed to run modern games like Asphalt 9: Legends or PUBG Mobile.

Unsurprisingly, our review unit could play simpler titles like Shadow Fight 3 at maximum graphics with ease. However, we had to reduce the graphics settings on Asphalt 9: Legends and PUBG Mobile to achieve somewhat playable framerates. Even then, PUBG Mobile could only average 25.1 FPS. Setting Asphalt 9: Legends to high graphics resulted in a jerky 16.3 FPS.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
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; PUBG Mobile; 0.15.0: Ø25.1 (1-27)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; 1.8.1a: Ø16.3 (1-23)
; Shadow Fight 3; 1.19.4: Ø59.1 (24-60)

Emissions - Low surface temperatures and stereo sound

Temperature

GFXBench battery test: Manhattan ES OpenGL 3.1
GFXBench battery test: Manhattan ES OpenGL 3.1

The Fire HD 10 (2019) manages its surface temperatures well. Our review unit never exceeded 30 °C (86 °F) during our tests, so the tablet should never feel more than lukewarm during prolonged gaming sessions.

Things are just as relaxed internally too. Our review unit did not thermal throttle even after thirty run-throughs of GFXBench Manhattan, a benchmark that trips up most smartphones and tablets. Overall, the SoC should never throttle to prevent itself from overheating.

Max. Load
 27.9 °C
82 F
26.2 °C
79 F
28.4 °C
83 F
 
 30 °C
86 F
26.1 °C
79 F
29.5 °C
85 F
 
 30 °C
86 F
25.4 °C
78 F
29.8 °C
86 F
 
Maximum: 30 °C = 86 F
Average: 28.1 °C = 83 F
27.1 °C
81 F
24.5 °C
76 F
24.6 °C
76 F
29 °C
84 F
25.2 °C
77 F
25 °C
77 F
28.2 °C
83 F
25.2 °C
77 F
25.8 °C
78 F
Maximum: 29 °C = 84 F
Average: 26.1 °C = 79 F
Power Supply (max.)  28.2 °C = 83 F | Room Temperature 20.4 °C = 69 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 28.1 °C / 83 F, compared to the average of 30.7 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 30 °C / 86 F, compared to the average of 34.8 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.2 to 51.8 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 29 °C / 84 F, compared to the average of 34.3 °C / 94 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.1 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 30.7 °C / 87 F.

Speakers

Pink noise speaker characteristics
Pink noise speaker characteristics

The stereo speakers in our review unit impressed us with their balanced reproduction of mid-range and high-pitched tones. They also get relatively loud, with the pair reaching 86.3 dB(A) during our tests. The speakers lack bass, but this is true of almost all modern mobile devices. Nonetheless, audio reproduced by the speakers in the Fire HD 10 (2019) sounds a little thin to our ears.

You could always connect external audio equipment via the 3.5 mm jack or Bluetooth, though. We had no issues with either during our tests.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.933.22529.225.23121.5214024.225.45034.331.66324.429.9802522.410024.326.312523.532.216023.839.820020.942.525019.44831518.254.840016.758.250015.862.663014.667.280014.470.310001472.3125014.573.3160014.274.5200014.373.9250013.573.9315014.874.640001576.8500014.480.5630014.972.7800014.569.1100001565.81250014.8551600015.153.5SPL27.186.3N0.963.7median 14.9median 67.2Delta2.511.338.924.330.93226.32827.326.433.130.926.322.224.224.924.43618.14422.552.518.55117.557.714.766.115.266.314.670.11574.213.473.814.370.713.868.813.568.613.772.113.575.114.276.613.971.914.676.414.976.114.978.714.775.214.765.4155326.686.20.869.5median 14.7median 70.11.88.3hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAmazon Fire HD 10 2019Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.2% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 51% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 38% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 60% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 33% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 18.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 15% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 78% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 15% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 81% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Power Management - Comparatively low power consumption and excellent battery life

Power Consumption

Our review unit consumes up to 7.68 W under load and 3.71 W when idling, which are fairly unremarkable values. However, the Fire HD 10 (2019) is considerably more frugal than all but the Alcatel 1T 10 of our comparison devices, as the table below demonstrates. By contrast, the Huawei MediaPad M5 LiteSamsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) and Fire HD 10 (2017) are all about 26% less efficient than our review unit.

The 9 W charger included in the box took about 3:45 hours to recharge our review unit fully during our tests.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.02 / 0.28 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.14 / 3.71 / 3.74 Watt
Load midlight 5.26 / 7.68 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
6300 mAh
Alcatel 1T 10
4000 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
6300 mAh
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
7500 mAh
Lenovo Tab M10
4850 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
6150 mAh
Power Consumption
2%
-25%
-26%
-6%
-28%
Idle Minimum *
1.14
1.01
11%
1.55
-36%
2.8
-146%
0.98
14%
1.66
-46%
Idle Average *
3.71
3.69
1%
4.17
-12%
3.3
11%
4.45
-20%
4.28
-15%
Idle Maximum *
3.74
3.81
-2%
4.25
-14%
3.9
-4%
4.51
-21%
4.44
-19%
Load Average *
5.26
6.17
-17%
7.13
-36%
5.2
1%
5.78
-10%
7.53
-43%
Load Maximum *
7.68
6.19
19%
9.63
-25%
7.2
6%
7.18
7%
9.09
-18%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Manufacturers typically overestimate battery claims, but Amazon has done the opposite with the Fire HD 10 (2019). While the company claims that the device should last up to 12 hours between charges, we achieved considerably better results during our tests.

The Fire HD 10 (2019) lasted 24:40 hours during our looped H.264 video test, during which we set the display to 150 cd/m². The tablet also managed a runtime of 15:50 hours in our practical Wi-Fi test. In short, the Fire HD 10 (2019) has incredibly good battery life.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
28h 11min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
15h 50min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
24h 40min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 48min
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
6300 mAh
Alcatel 1T 10
4000 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
6300 mAh
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
7500 mAh
Lenovo Tab M10
4850 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
6150 mAh
Battery Runtime
-43%
-32%
3%
-30%
-7%
Reader / Idle
1691
960
-43%
2162
28%
1290
-24%
1500
-11%
H.264
1480
585
-60%
934
-37%
596
-60%
838
-43%
WiFi v1.3
950
545
-43%
542
-43%
852
-10%
580
-39%
723
-24%
Load
228
274
20%
299
31%
240
5%
347
52%

Pros

+ a powerful octa-core SoC
+ Alexa integration
+ a bright 1080p display
+ USB Type-C connectivity
+ expandable storage
+ the Google Play Store can be sideloaded
+ long battery life
+ affordable

Cons

- cheap plastic design
- Fire OS remains Amazon-centric to a fault
- the Amazon App Store is still sparse compared to Google Play
- no GPS
- bad cameras

Verdict - An enticing entry-level tablet

The Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) tablet review. Test device courtesy of Amazon Germany.
The Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) tablet review. Test device courtesy of Amazon Germany.

The Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) is one of the cheapest 10-inch plus tablets on the market. The US$150 tablet offers good value for money, although its lock screen advertising may have some people reaching into their pockets for an additional US$15 to remove Amazon's "special offers".

At the start of this review we asked for whom the Fire HD 10 (2019) is suited. Having put the tablet through its paces, we would say that those who are after a device with a large screen on which to browse the web and watch videos would be the best candidates for the Fire HD 10 (2019). While its octa-core SoC is powerful, it cannot play all modern games smoothly. Hence, the Fire HD 10 (2019) would probably irritate avid mobile gamers. The lack of Google functionality out of the box will likely irritate those wishing to download the latest games too. While one can still sideload the Google Play Store, Amazon states that doing so will void your device's warranty.

The Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) is a decent budget tablet that offers comparatively good performance and battery life. Beware of its Amazon ecosystem though, as you may invalidate your warranty by installing the Google Play Store.

The Fire HD 10 (2019) has excellent battery life too. However, the tablet has woeful cameras, a cheap build and no GPS, all of which one should consider before purchasing it. The Fire OS UI will also take some getting used to as it does not resemble stock Android or most Android skins. Overall, the Fire HD 10 (2019) is ideal for those who are already wedded to Amazon's ecosystem. Deeper Alexa integration and Show Mode are nice touches that help distinguish the Fire HD 10 (2019) from its peers too.

Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 - 12/02/2019 v7
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Chassis
64 / 98 → 66%
Keyboard
71 / 80 → 89%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
36 / 70 → 51%
Weight
83 / 40-88 → 90%
Battery
92%
Display
84%
Games Performance
13 / 78 → 16%
Application Performance
52 / 92 → 57%
Temperature
95%
Noise
100%
Audio
72 / 91 → 79%
Camera
30 / 85 → 35%
Average
67%
79%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Manuel Masiero, 2019-12- 4 (Update: 2019-12- 5)
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