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Amazon Fire HD 8 2020

Specifications

Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020 (Fire Series)
Processor
MediaTek MT8168 4 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
8 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel 189 PPI, kapazitiv, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 26 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm Audio Jack, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32, up to 1 TB), Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.7 x 202 x 137 ( = 0.38 x 7.95 x 5.39 in)
Battery
4850 mAh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 12 h
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix 1600x1200 Resolution, Videos up to [email protected]
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix 1600x1200 Resolution, Videos up to [email protected]
Additional features
Speakers: 2 Speakers, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB plug-in charging cable, USB Type-C to Type-A cable, Fire OS 7.3.1, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
355 g ( = 12.52 oz / 0.78 pounds), Power Supply: 63 g ( = 2.22 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
100 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 76.13% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 88%, performance: 58%, features: 64%, display: 71% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 98%

Reviews for the Amazon Fire HD 8 2020

80.8% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) Tablet Review: Updated Fire Tablet offers significantly more power | Notebookcheck
After two years, Amazon is giving the Fire HD 8 an update that not only refreshes its hardware, but also slightly modifies its design. As a result, users will be able to benefit from a slightly slimmer design and smoother system operation. Our test report shows what else the new Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) has to offer.
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) review: Admittedly cheap but actually not terrible [Video]
Source: 9to5google English
If you are happy to persevere with Amazon’s heavy sales tactics then the Amazon Fire HD 8 is about the first Amazon-branded tablet that I have used that I feel like I can actually recommend. Are there better Android tablets out there? 100%. But I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the Fire HD 8 so much that I have used it a fair amount more than I actually expected.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2020
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) review!
Source: 9to5google English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2020
81% With upgrades, Amazon's 2020 Fire HD 8 costs more but remains a bargain
Source: CNet English
With models available in 7-, 8- and 10-inch screen sizes and priced as low as $50 before Prime Day discounts, Amazon's Fire tablets have long been the go-to option for bargain gadget hunters. But with its 2020 refresh of the 8-inch Fire HD 8 tablet, long the Goldilocks option of its line, Amazon is adding a twist that may leave you wondering which one to buy. There are now two 8-inch models to choose from: a baseline Fire HD 8 starting at $90 (£90), and the $110 (£110) Fire HD 8 Plus, which adds wireless charging and slightly better performance. The tablet isn't currently available in Australia but the starting price converts to about AU$160.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
For casual TV watching and music listening, the Fire HD 8's screen and speakers prove it to be a solid device for all the basics, and its USB-C port means you can charge it with the same cable your new laptop uses. Though, considering the HD 8’s epic battery life, you won’t need to refuel it often. The Fire HD 8 wouldn't feel so compromised, though, if it could just get Google apps, so you could use Chrome and not rely on Amazon's Silk web browser.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) review: How good can a $90 tablet be?
Source: Android Authority English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 isn’t a quality tablet by any means, but at $89.99 it’s an amazing deal for those who are invested in the Amazon ecosystem. If you love shopping, watching video, reading, listening to music, and flipping through magazines using Amazon’s services, the Fire HD 8 will do all those things acceptably well. Granted, any other tablet will work just as well, but most will cost more and their UIs are not made to make the Amazon experience as seamless. Those looking for slightly better performance might consider the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus, which has 3GB of RAM and includes wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2020
70% Amazon Fire HD 8 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 is a fine tablet, and for £89.99 it’s something of an impulse buy. If you’re after a cheap tablet, maybe for the kids, or something solely for watching media on your commute this is a good pick.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Amazon Fire HD8 and HD8 Plus Full Tablet Full Review - 2020 Version
Source: Lon.TV English
Amazon's latest HD8 tablet delivers a performance boost over the prior generation and a new HD8 Plus model that adds a little more RAM and wireless charging.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/12/2020
81% Amazon Fire HD 8 review: A good, cheap tablet with one big compromise
Source: Engadget English
Amazon’s new Fire HD 8 tablet updates the previous model with important hardware features including a refined design, a faster processor, USB-C charging and a longer battery life. At $90, it’s an easy sell as a living-room slate -- a device that everyone in the family can use to watch videos, play mobile games and browse the web. It can also double as a makeshift Echo device thanks to Show Mode and hands-free Alexa. The biggest drawback is Amazon’s Fire OS, which constantly pushes the retailer’s products and services in your face.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 81%
70% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) review
Source: Laptop Mag English
My perception of the Fire HD 8 hasn’t changed much, even with the update. There’s a reason why this slate is so cheap. Amazon, like a twisted, genius mastermind, has somehow managed to convince countless consumers to spend money on an advertisement-heavy trap — er, I mean “tablet” — to get ‘em hooked on Amazon Prime.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) review
Source: Stuff TV English
Should you buy it? If the previous Fire HD 8 already has a place in your satchel, you won’t notice a huge difference. But if you’re a Prime member in the market for a fresh slate, it’s an unbeatable proposition at £90.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
Source: PC Mag English
For years now, I've recommended Amazon's Fire line as my favorite affordable tablets. The current Fire HD 8 continues that legacy. Don't buy the 7-inch Fire, which has inadequate RAM; if you're getting a small Amazon tablet, get this one. (There's also the aforementioned Fire HD 8 Plus that adds more RAM and wireless charging, which we'll review soon.)
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) review
Source: Techradar English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 is a tablet designed for people who are dedicated users of the company’s entertainment offerings, with the tablet working well as a portable media system. However, it’s not a huge upgrade from its 2018 predecessor, with only a few tweaks, so unless you think you’ll make the most of the extra storage and faster charging on offer here, you may not need this newer model.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

80% Recensione Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
83% Amazon Fire Hd 8 2020 Recensione: Un Ottimo Tablet Android Sotto I 100 Euro
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Recensione Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 85% features: 75% display: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Recensione Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Low price; excellent speakers; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/13/2020
Recensione Fire HD 8 2020: un tablet, o meglio un portale sul mondo Amazon
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; wireless charging; decent speakers. Negative: Weak hardware; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2020
Recensione AMAZON FIRE HD 8
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Positive: Decent speakers; long battery life. Negative: Poor display; unsupported Google services; average performance; plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/30/2020
80% Test de l'Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) : une référence sur le marché des tablettes accessibles
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Test de l’Amazon Fire HD 8 2020 : tout feu tout flamme ?
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% display: 40% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70%
[Test] Amazon Fire HD 8, tellement accessible
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Positive: Big screen; decent hardware; high autonomy; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/19/2020
Amazon Fire HD 8 i Fire HD 8 Plus - krótka recenzja dwóch nowych tabletów
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good price; big screen. Negative: Slow system; poor display.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2020

Comment

Model:

It is definitely the time of the year for an upgrade of the Amazon Fire HD 8, since the company tend to update its tablets roughly every other year. In 2020, is the medium-sized tablet’s turn, which last got its upgrade in 2018. While it was launched alongside the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus variant, which has been equipped with wireless charging and more RAM, and a Kids’ Edition with a protective cover, the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) is not exactly a huge redesign of the Fire HD 8 (2018), but rather a new tablet with a few tweaks.

In terms of its design, this model is definitely not bringing anything new to the table, except for its big rectangle shape with a screen. However, in contrast to most tablets, the location of the front-facing camera in this tablet is quite unique. The camera is situated halfway down on the left side of the tablet when it is being held in portrait orientation. It should be noted that this is definitely a great position for video calling, as the user can look at the screen while still appearing to look at the camera.

As far as the display is concerned, the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) comes with an 8-inch screen, which is denoted by the “8” in its name. The tablet has been equipped with an LCD screen with an 800 x 1280 resolution. The latter definitely has some drawbacks, as especially games  look rather pixelated, and movies and TV shows also do not look that fantastic. However, the LCD does carry a benefit, as it allows for easier outdoor viewing in direct sunlight, making it rather convenient to be used in outdoor settings.

In terms of its processor, the tablet has a MediaTek MT8168 chipset, a processor that has been designed for inexpensive tablets and e-readers. So, it is worth noting that this tablet is not any kind of powerhouse. There is a slight delay in tablet navigation and app opening, but it is rather understandable with such a processor. As for the battery, Amazon does not really announce the battery capacities of its tablets, but there is supposedly a 12-hour battery in this new model compared to the 10-hour estimated runtime of the 2018 model. However, while the 12-hour estimation might be true when watching content or listening to music, it does not seem to last that long with extensive gaming sessions. This model is not a huge upgrade from its 2018 predecessor, but this tablet could definitely attract dedicated users of the company’s entertainment offerings, since the tablet really does work well as a portable media system. However, the choice of owning the tablet is absolutely subjective, depending on the need and preference of the user.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-G52 MP2: Integrated mid range graphics card with 1 clusters. ARM states that the G52 series is 30% faster and 15% more efficient compared to the G51 series on the same process node. The MC1 / MP1 variant is the smallest version.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


MT8168: Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 (4 small 64 Bit cores) SoC clocked at up to 2 GHz with integrated Mali-G52 MC1 with up to 800 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


0.355 kg:

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


Amazon: The US online shop markets its own tablet computers


76.13%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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