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Amazon Fire HD 8 2022


Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022 (Fire Series)
MediaTek MT8169A 6 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A55
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
8.00 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel 189 PPI, Capacitive Touchscreen, IPS, LCD, 60 Hz
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 25 GB free
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: microSDXC (up to 1TB), Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, OTG
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.7 x 202 x 137 ( = 0.38 x 7.95 x 5.39 in)
4850 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, USB cable, charger, Info material , Fire OS, 12 Months Warranty, widevine L1, fanless
337 g ( = 11.89 oz / 0.74 pounds), Power Supply: 61 g ( = 2.15 oz / 0.13 pounds)
115 Euro



Average Score: 69.54% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 24%, features: 34%, display: 83% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 98%

Reviews for the Amazon Fire HD 8 2022

80.4% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2022) tablet review - On par with the Apple iPad Mini in one respect | Notebookcheck
The Fire HD 8 2022 is the new edition of Amazon's small entry-level tablet. Despite some compromises we like Fire HD 8 very much in one area, where it can compete with even its 5x more expensive iPad counterpart. Read here where we see the Amazon Tab on par with the Apple tablet.
70% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2022) Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 is not an excellent performer in any category, but it does offer you all the basics. If you’re very tight on cash but would like a portable screen to entertain you, then this will do the job adequately and does support many popular apps, but you can’t expect blistering performance to support top-end games, or pristine camera quality when you’re making video calls. As long as you manage your expectations with its price tag in mind, then you’ll probably find that this tablet is solid enough to do what you need it to do.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Review: Amazon Fire HD 8 and 8 Plus (2022)
Source: Wired Magazine English
Amazon's 2022 Fire HD 8 remains good at what it is designed to do: stream Amazon content. If you're a Prime subscriber and want a small, affordable device to use on the couch, in the kitchen, or even with a stand to impersonate an Echo Show, the Fire HD 8 isn't bad. But if you can afford it, the 10-inch model offers a much better overall experience and remains our top pick. If you really want to score a deal, wait for the next Prime Day to roll around, when, typically, Amazon's Fire tablets can be had for half-price.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
Amazon’s Fire HD 8 tablet is too slow for 2022
Source: Mobile Syrup English
When I unwrapped the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2022), I was excited to finally play with a low-cost tablet. It’s a device that people can easily afford, and upon first impression, it felt great in my hand. However, once I turned it on, it became clear this isn’t the tablet for me. The form factor is perfect, and the screen quality tradeoff makes sense for the price, but the processor in this so-called new tablet is very slow — far too slow for 2022.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/18/2022
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2022) review: The best £100 tablet?
Source: Expert Reviews English
There are plenty of things about the Fire HD 8 (2022) that can be counted as negatives – Fire OS is still unnecessarily restrictive, the screen feels outdated and the charging speeds remain sluggish – but even with these flaws, you’ll struggle to find a better tablet that costs this little. Just about managing to justify the £10 price bump with sizable leaps in performance and battery life, the Fire HD 8 (2022) inches ahead of its predecessor to be the best choice for this budget. You can go even cheaper and pick up an Amazon Fire 7 for as little as £60, but if you have £100 to play with, your money is better spent on the Fire HD 8 (2022).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/17/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2022) review: Still the budget tablet to buy
Source: Pocket Lint English
The new Fire HD 8's biggest strength is the same thing that has consistently made the Amazon Fire tablet so appealing in the past: it's an affordable and easy way to get access to movies, TV shows and games. It won't give you the same performance or feature set you'd get from a much more expensive Samsung or Apple tablet, but it gets all the basics right. It's definitely best seen as a device to access Amazon's popular services. So if you want something you can carry around with you and still get your Prime Video fix, enjoy fun casual gaming, Kindle books and Alexa smarts, but don't want to pay a small fortune for the privilege, the Fire HD 8 is the tablet for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2022
90% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2022) review: The new, best cheap Android tablet
Source: Android Central English
If you want a cheap tablet that you can throw in the bag or use as a smart home display, the Fire HD 8 has you covered. It offers all-day battery life (and then some), while providing enough of an upgrade in the performance department to warrant your hard-earned dollars.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
75% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2022) Review: Value Pricing and Bright Screen Remain Its Best Assets
Source: CNet English
When Amazon upgraded the Fire HD 8 in 2020, it made a couple of notable design changes, including moving the location of the front-facing camera and adding USB-C charging, plus wireless charging for the HD 8 Plus, that made it feel like an overall more significant upgrade than the one you get with this year's Fire HD 8 (2022). But given all the supply chain issues and inflationary pressures, it's about what I was expecting from a new model and in line with Amazon's formula for incremental upgrades -- most notably that aforementioned hexa-core processor -- that move the needle forward enough to justify a small price increase. As I write this, the previous-gen HD 8 (2020) is down to $45 and the Fire HD 10 is $75. With those prices, it's hard to call the new HD 8 a bargain at $100. But you'll certainly see some nice discounts on it throughout the year, and that's when to nab it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2022
Rating: Total score: 75%
60% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2022) review: Spot the difference?
Source: Tech Advisor English
If you’re a Prime subscriber and won’t miss Google apps you might be able to live with the Fire HD 8’s limited selection of apps, mediocre performance and terrible cameras. Most people will be better off with a slightly more expensive Android tablet, but the HD 8 does make for a good kid’s tablet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2022) Review: Stuck In The Middle
Source: Slashgear English
The 2020 version of this tablet had an optional wireless charging dock that'd turn the pair into a smart display, and I really liked that. One of the biggest question marks about using a tablet is what you do with it when you're not using it. At least the 2020 version tried to address that point. Then there's the Fire HD 8 Plus for an extra $20 that has an extra gig of RAM and a better-but-still-don't-use-it camera. Oh, and that tablet has wireless charging as well. So really overall, it seems like the Fire HD 8 tablet exists solely so Amazon can say "The all-new Fire HD 8 tablet starts at just $99.99 (but seriously, drop an extra Jackson for the Plus version). So, I'm just left wondering why this tablet exists. For half the price you get a similar experience on a slightly smaller and slightly lower res screen with the Fire 7. For $20 more, with the Fire HD 8 Plus, you get a better experience with more RAM and wireless charging. This tablet just sits in the middle. So, for my money, I'd skip this one and go with either of those other two options.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2022
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2022 Release) Review
Source: PC Mag English
The Fire HD 8 is a clear step up from the entry-level Fire 7. While the Fire 7 has an appealing $59.99 price, its low-resolution screen and slow processor are enough reasons to move up to the Fire HD 8. Yes, the Fire HD 8 is still a little slow, its cameras are mediocre, and its screen isn't as sharp as more expensive devices. But when you consider how affordable it is, it becomes an appealing option for Amazon Prime subscribers, first-time tablet buyers, or anyone seeking a robust spare slate to carry on adventures. If you're concerned about performance or screen quality, however, the Fire HD 10 is faster and has a sharper, brighter screen, and thus retains our Editor's Choice award.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2022) review
Source: Techradar English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 is a tablet that gives you the bare minimum for streaming video on the go. If you use Amazon's other services, like Amazon Music or Amazon Alexa to control your home, you'll find more to like with the Fire HD 8. It can't compete with the cheapest Samsung options, but if you need a cheap tablet and you find this one on sale, it's a fine impulse buy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Recensione Amazon Fire HD 8 12 gen (2022)
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; beautiful display; decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2022
Unboxing Amazon Fire HD 8 12 gen (2022)
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Beautiful display; elegant design; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2022



The latest to join the Amazon is none other than the Amazon Fire HD 8. The company is following the recent refresh of its super-affordable Fire 7 tablet with a 2022 update to the slightly larger and costlier Fire HD 8. Simply put, this simple 8-inch slate has a bigger, sharper display than the Fire 7, but mostly keeps the specs and performance in check. In terms of its design, it is worth noting that Amazon does not pay much attention to tablet design other than perhaps how it serves functionality, which means users would probably not find anything fancy or top-notch build quality here. This Fire HD 8 is a basic, no-frills tablet that is not overly attractive. In terms of its variation, it comes in three colours namely Black, Denim, and Rose.

Just like its name, the Fire HD 8 has an eight-inch display that just barely meets the definition of high definition with its 1,280-by-800-pixel screen. While the 16:10 aspect ratio is fine, the 189ppi pixel density is rather low though. However, the screen still manages to look sharp and bright enough as Amazon has done a good job optimizing it to make it look nicer than the numbers would suggest but still, it falls well short of higher-priced fare. Having said that, it is worth mentioning that the cheaper Fire 7's screen offers just 1,024 by 600 pixels and has lacklustre brightness, which definitely makes the Fire HD 8 a considerable upgrade.

Apart from that, all of the controls and ports are situated on the top edge. While the power button and volume rocker are closer to the top left corner, the USB-C 2.0 charging port and 3.5mm headphone jack are closer to the top right. In addition, the microSD card slot is hidden by a rubber flap on the left edge of the tablet. The tablet also comes in with a limited 32GB/64GB storage options. On the other hand, the stereo speakers are positioned on the left edge, while the bottom is free of buttons or controls.

It is definitely undeniable that performance has always been the biggest drawback of affordable tablets. In the case of the Fire HD 8, it has been incorporated with a hexa-core ARM MT8169A processor with 2GB of RAM. As for the Graphics, the device has been equipped with a Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. Well, the tablet is not clearly built for top-level gaming experiences. For instance, trying to run Genshin Impact at medium settings and 60fps will be choppy and nearly unplayable. Even with the graphics turned down all the way and the game set at 30fps, it is still not great. As for everyday usability, the Fire HD 8 is quite sluggish. While it is not so slow that it is totally unusable, the Fire HD 8 is likely to feel like a downgrade in performance when compared to a latest smartphone in the market.


Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-G52 MP2: Integrated mid range graphics card with 2 clusters. ARM states that the G52 series is 30% faster and 15% more efficient compared to the G51 series on the same process node.

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.

MT8169A: Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A55 (6 small 64 Bit cores) SoC clocked at up to 2 GHz with integrated Mali-G52 MC2 iGPU. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display format is in the mid-range for smartphones. It offers a compromise between good visibility, details and resolution on the screen, and you can still fit it into trouser pockets.

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

Amazon: Amazon is a company that is mainly known as an online retailer, but it also has its own product line called AmazonBasics. This product line includes a wide variety of products, including electronics, housewares, office supplies, sports and leisure items, and more. Amazon also works with other manufacturers to offer products under the "Amazon's Choice" brand, which are recommended by Amazon based on their reviews and popularity.

69.54%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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