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Amazon Fire HD 8 2017

Specifications

Amazon Fire HD 8 2017
Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 (Fire Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
1536 MB 
Display
8 inch 16:10, 1280x800 pixel 189 PPI, 10-point Multitouch, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10.99 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3,5 mm audio, Card Reader: microSD cards up to 256 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, angular rate sensor, ambient light sensor
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1 LE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.7 x 214 x 128 ( = 0.38 x 8.43 x 5.04 in)
Battery
Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 12 h
Operating System
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Camera
Primary Camera: 0.3 MPix VGA, 640 x 480
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix 1600 x 1200, 720p video
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard Light: yes, modular 5 V charger, microUSB 2.0 cable, quick start guide, Amazon Appstore, Amazon Apps, Silk-Browser, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
369 g ( = 13.02 oz / 0.81 pounds), Power Supply: 35 g ( = 1.23 oz / 0.08 pounds)
Price
110 Euro

 

Average Score: 79.08% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 57%, features: 29%, display: 74% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Amazon Fire HD 8 2017

80.8% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
A real steal. Amazon has updated its 8-inch tablet Fire HD 8. Depending on the configuration, it will cost you between $80 and $125 - it does not really get much cheaper than that. Our review is going to clarify whether or not the tablet is really worth the money. During this year's prime day, it was even available for as little as $49!
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 ticks a lot of the right boxes. It’s affordable, well built and plays back video to an exceptionally high standard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Hitting that 8-inch sweet spot
Source: Pocket Lint English
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 more enticing proposition for those who want to travel with it. We also think the size is better than the 10, as this model will slip sweetly into a bag, while still giving plenty of space to play when you pull it out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2017
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
With the $10 price drop on the HD 8, Amazon made its enticing 8-inch Fire tablet an even sweeter deal. No, it’s not the fastest slate around, nor the sleekest. But the price is the thing here, and if you are comfortable with the Amazon ecosystem, the company has made it hard to resist these prices.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet review: Budget tablet gets a boost with Alexa
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Fire HD 8, like Amazon's other devices, is really best understood as a portal to a particular set of services, more like an IoT connected screen than a general-purpose computer.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2017
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 ticks a lot of the right boxes. It’s affordable, well built and plays back video to an exceptionally high standard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
Source: PC Mag English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 is best cheap tablet experience you can find under $100. It's good as a color ebook reader, an audiobook player, and especially as a kids' tablet. Its main downside is the lack of the Google Play store; hacking your way around that can get tiring quickly. But Amazon makes it very easy to download and manage content from its own stores, with an especially safe experience for kids.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 ticks a lot of the right boxes. It’s affordable, well built and plays back video to an exceptionally high standard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD8 (2017) review
Source: Techradar English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) review:
Source: CNet English
Despite some small drawbacks, you just won't find a tablet with these features and performance at this price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Amazon Fire HD 8 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 is a good tablet at a great price, making it easy to recommend if £100 is your absolute maximum budget.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD8 (2017) Review: A minor update of a great family tablet
Source: Recombu English
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 services and the ever-growing Alexa assistant. Considering the low asking price, the specs aren’t too shabby either.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

¡Chollo! Fire HD 8. Pros y contras (79,99 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; nice display; decent internal storage; long battery life; good speakers. Negative: Heavy and thick; poor cameras; weak RAM.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2017
Prueba Fire HD 8, Amazon da un paso más en sus tablets
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; nice speakers; good connectivity. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2017
Recensione: Amazon Fire HD 8, bene ma non benissimo
Source: InstaNews Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice speakers; decent connectivity. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/30/2017

Comment

Model:

Amazon Fire HD8 (2017) isn't a top of the range monster like the new iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, but it does offer up some impressive specs considering its low price point. The tablet is offering better specs, the Alexa assistant and all of the Prime services in one device. Amazon has been selling own-brand tablets for years now, with freshly updated models emerging every year. The Fire HD8 sits somewhere in the middle of Amazon’s current 2017 line-up. Amazon’s all-new Fire HD8 2017 tablet isn’t much different from previous models when it comes to the look and feels. As the name implies it’s an 8-inch device, although that chunky frame is still a struggle to slip inside a handbag or any other small carrier. Thankfully the 369g body isn’t too hefty, so younger users can handle without issue. That plastic design is pretty rugged, shrugging off bangs and scrapes as if they never happened. The main reason to snag the Fire HD8 2017 over the cheaper Fire 7 model is the upgraded screen. The HD8 may have a marginally bigger display, but it’s also sharper thanks to the 1280x800 HD resolution. This display is rather muted, as expected from a budget device, so colors are far from punchy. That said, a user can still lose themselves in movies and shows, even without that finer detail or vibrant image reproduction.

It comes in either 16GB or 32GB of storage space onboard, for carrying around downloaded videos, photos, games, and the rest. Not much space, particularly as the 16GB model only comes with 10GB of usable space. Thankfully users can bung in a microSD memory card, to expand this when required. Although based on Android, Amazon’s Fire OS offers a far different interface and user experience. This is based on user’s content, so the user will find quick links to any books, shows and so on. From here the user can flick left to dive into subcategories, such as Kindle books, Prime Video, and Audible audiobooks. With its basic 1.3GHz quad-core chipset, backed by just 1.5GB of memory, a user can expect reasonably budget performance from the HD8 2017.  All the same, this updated Amazon Fire tablet can still be used to browse the web, enjoy some ebooks, stream a bit of show and so on. The user can even play games, without much of a stutter.  Battery life is pretty solid too, offering all-day use from a single charge. That includes plenty of video streaming, reading and messing around online. The top edge of the tablet hosts the 3.5mm headphone jack, volume rocker, power button and micro USB for charging. That means all the other edges are button-free and it can be a touch easier to hold because of that. A user can have the choice of black, blue, red and yellow color casing.

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8":

This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.369 kg:

This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.


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79.08%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-07-12)