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Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 and Kids Pro 2022 review - Affordable kids tablets with parental control

A question of patience. The Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 and Kids Pro 2022 are tablets designed for children. Thanks to the Amazon Kids Dashboard, parents have full control over the use of the tablets. However, there are some drawbacks in terms of hardware. You can read more about these in the review.
Review Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids and Kids Pro 2022 Tablet
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 (Fire Series)
Processor
MediaTek MT8169A 6 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
8.00 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel 189 PPI, Capacitive Touchscreen, IPS LCD, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 24 GB free
Connections
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
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17 x 212 x 165 ( = 0.67 x 8.35 x 6.5 in)
Battery
4850 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, USB cable, charger, Info material, case, Fire OS, 24 Months Warranty, widevine L1, fanless
Weight
509 g ( = 17.95 oz / 1.12 pounds), Power Supply: 61 g ( = 2.15 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
160 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

rating
date
model
weight
drive
size
resolution
price from
79.3 %
01/2023
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2
509 g32 GB eMMC Flash8.00"1280x800
81.3 %
08/2020
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MT8168, Mali-G52 MP1
355 g32 GB eMMC Flash8.00"1280x800
79.7 %
08/2021
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320
366 g32 GB eMMC Flash8.70"1340x800
90.7 %
10/2021
Apple iPad Mini 6
A15, A15 GPU 5-Core
297 g64 GB SSD8.30"2266x1488

Case and features - Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 and Kids Pro 2022 with 3.5 mm jack

The Fire HD 8 Kids is designed for children ages 3 to 7, while the Fire HD 8 Kids Pro is designed for school-aged children. Both tablets include one year of Amazon Kids+ with access to entertainment and educational content, as well as a solid protective case and a 2-year worry-free warranty. Otherwise, the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids and Kids Pro is a standard Fire HD 8 2022 so we can refer to our detailed review of the Amazon tablet.

The colorful protective cases are available in purple, red, and blue (Kids Edition) as well as in blue-green (Kids Pro). The Pro version also has two design variants with a cyber and rainbow motif to choose from.

The sturdy cases have an infinitely adjustable stand that allows the tablet to be used without holding it in the hands. The case is made of a kind of plastic-foam mix, which seems slightly flexible and turns out to be quite massive - especially in the Kids Edition, whose case is much stronger than the Pro version's case due to the lower age recommendation.

If the Fire tablet should still suffer any damage, the two-year Carefree Warranty will help to replace Fire HD 8 Kids and Kids Pro free of charge.

Besides a USB-C port, the Amazon tablets can still be connected to child-friendly headphones with a 3.5 mm jack.

Test Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids and Kids Pro 2022 Tablet
Test Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids and Kids Pro 2022 Tablet
Test Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids and Kids Pro 2022 Tablet
Test Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids and Kids Pro 2022 Tablet
Test Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids and Kids Pro 2022 Tablet

Size comparison

212 mm / 8.35 inch 165 mm / 6.5 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 509 g1.122 lbs212.5 mm / 8.37 inch 124.7 mm / 4.91 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 366 g0.807 lbs202 mm / 7.95 inch 137 mm / 5.39 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 355 g0.783 lbs195.4 mm / 7.69 inch 134.8 mm / 5.31 inch 6.3 mm / 0.248 inch 297 g0.655 lbs210 mm / 8.27 inch 148 mm / 5.83 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 2.9 g0.00639 lbs
SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
53.2 MB/s +158%
Average of class Tablet
  (7.61 - 101.6, n=58, last 2 years)
31.3 MB/s +52%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
  (Angelbird V60)
20.6 MB/s

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

05101520253035404550556065707580Tooltip
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø29.4 (20.1-35.9)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø34.8 (22.7-43.5)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø72.9 (34.2-84.6)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø76.1 (48.6-80.9)

Communication, software and operation - Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 and Kids Pro 2022 with parent dashboard

Data transfer via the WLAN module succeeds with a solid speed of over 300 Mbit/s in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency range thanks to the 802.11 a/b/g/a and ac standards with our reference router Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000.

The user interface of the Amazon tablet is based on Fire OS and not the classic Android. Both child tabs receive guaranteed software security updates for at least four years. The Parental Dashboard allows filtering content, setting time limits, and accessing additional content like apps with its parental controls. Children cannot access social media or the app store without parental permission - which is given immediately upon request via email to the Amazon account. The Amazon Kids web browser also allows filtered access to the Internet and blocks websites that are not age-appropriate.

Technically, the Kids Edition and Kids Pro of the Fire HD 8 2022 do not differ from the normal version, so the Amazon tablets cannot be unlocked via a fingerprint sensor or biometric face recognition.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12 (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
348 (175min - 353max) MBit/s
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
293 (287min - 299max) MBit/s
Apple iPad Mini 6
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
827 (783min - 852max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AX12 (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
330 (313min - 336max) MBit/s
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
342 (312min - 367max) MBit/s
Apple iPad Mini 6
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
718 (680min - 726max) MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
374 (360min - 392max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000 (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
349 (337min - 355max) MBit/s
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Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 MediaTek MT8169A, ARM Mali-G52 MP2; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø349 (337-355)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø340 (312-367)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 MediaTek MT8169A, ARM Mali-G52 MP2; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø374 (360-392)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø293 (287-299)

Cameras - Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 and Kids Pro 2022 with 2 MP

Selfie with the Fire HD 8 Kids Pro
Selfie with the Fire HD 8 Kids Pro

A 2-megapixel camera is installed in the display's upper frame and on the back. The Amazon tablet records videos with a resolution of up to 720p, and at least 1080p recordings are possible with the main camera.

Sharpness and details of the pictures should meet the demands of youngsters in bright light, even though not much should be expected in terms of quality. However, the color reproduction under artificial light and with the help of the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport can be described as solid, but clearly brightened.

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.

Main cameraMain cameraLow Light
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ColorChecker
15.5 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
15 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
16 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022: 13.79 ∆E min: 2.9 - max: 21.11 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.9 ∆E
55.3 ∆E
39.4 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
45.2 ∆E
62.4 ∆E
54.2 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
44.4 ∆E
28.2 ∆E
65.7 ∆E
64.1 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
48.1 ∆E
38.1 ∆E
77 ∆E
44.1 ∆E
41.9 ∆E
93.7 ∆E
71 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
37 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022: 47.07 ∆E min: 13.95 - max: 93.7 ∆E

Display - Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 and Kids Pro 2022 with IPS

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

The 8-inch LCD panel of the Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 and Fire HD 8 Kids Pro 2022 offers the same resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels as the regular Fire HD 8.

Besides the low pixel density of under 200 PPI, the maximum brightness of under 400 cd/m² is also not very high. The Amazon tablets also only achieve 398 cd/m² in the APL18 test. Accordingly, the little ones will have to put up with limited readability when used in the garden.

We examined the display's color reproduction with a photospectrometer and the CalMAN analysis software. The IPS panel of the Kids Edition and Kids Pro offer a solid display calibration, but significant color differences are visible even in the sRGB color space.

358
cd/m²
375
cd/m²
350
cd/m²
354
cd/m²
388
cd/m²
358
cd/m²
360
cd/m²
380
cd/m²
355
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 388 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 364.2 cd/m² Minimum: 3.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 388 cd/m²
Contrast: 1078:1 (Black: 0.36 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.38 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 2.9 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
77.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.232
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
IPS LCD, 1280x800, 8.00
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
IPS, 1280x800, 8.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
TFT, 1340x800, 8.70
Apple iPad Mini 6
IPS, 2266x1488, 8.30
Response Times
-29%
-37%
-17%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40.1 ?(22.6, 17.5)
47.6 ?(23.6, 24)
-19%
52.8 ?(26, 26.8)
-32%
34 ?(15, 19)
15%
Response Time Black / White *
19.5 ?(13, 6.5)
27.2 ?(14, 13.2)
-39%
27.6 ?(14.4, 13.2)
-42%
29 ?(15, 14)
-49%
PWM Frequency
65790 ?(6)
178600 ?(10)
Screen
34%
-23%
24%
Brightness middle
388
501
29%
360
-7%
453
17%
Brightness
364
463
27%
332
-9%
440
21%
Brightness Distribution
90
85
-6%
85
-6%
94
4%
Black Level *
0.36
0.25
31%
0.24
33%
0.4
-11%
Contrast
1078
2004
86%
1500
39%
1133
5%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.38
3.6
18%
6.7
-53%
1.52
65%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
10.7
8.4
21%
12.4
-16%
3.28
69%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.9
1
66%
7.6
-162%
2.3
21%
Gamma
2.232 99%
2.17 101%
2.33 94%
2.26 97%
CCT
6221 104%
6473 100%
8744 74%
6900 94%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
3% / 21%
-30% / -26%
4% / 16%

* ... smaller is better

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
19.5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 6.5 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 37 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40.1 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22.6 ms rise
↘ 17.5 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 58 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).

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: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17915 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Measurement series with fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB)
Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB)
Color space (target color space: sRGB)
Color space (target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB)
Color saturation (target color space: sRGB)
Color saturation (target color space: sRGB)
Test Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids and Kids Pro 2022 Tablet

Performance, emissions and battery life - Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 and Kids Pro 2022 with Mediatek SoC

Amazon relies on a MediaTek MT8169A for its children's tablets. This is based on six, rather low-performance Cortex-A55 cores (2.0 GHz). The integrated graphics unit is a Mali-G52 MP2.

The system speed is solid in everyday use, but not free of stutters. Internet scrolling is not really smooth most of the time, either. The youngster often has to be patient here. The same applies to the loading times. The eMMC storage type used is meanwhile outdated and very slow.

The casing's surface temperatures are on a harmless level and are practically hardly noticeable in combination with the thick protective cover.

The speaker of the Fire HD 8 Kids and Kids Pro quite linearly renders tones from mid and high frequencies. The quality is okay for playing media and children's apps. However, a volume lock is not available in the settings menus, which does not really fit into the manufacturer's concept.

The power consumption of the Amazon tablets is clearly above the 2020 models and is not very efficient with 1.4 watts in idle. The runtimes are nevertheless good in our practical WLAN test with a display brightness of 150 cd/m².

PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average of class Tablet
  (3195 - 17267, n=65, last 2 years)
8736 Points +74%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5120 Points +2%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
5028 Points
Average MediaTek MT8169A
  (5028 - 5028, n=2)
5028 Points 0%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Average of class Tablet
  (361 - 14235, n=51, last 2 years)
2019 Points +142%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
836 Points
Average MediaTek MT8169A
  (836 - 836, n=2)
836 Points 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP1, 2048
651 Points -22%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Average of class Tablet
  (290 - 24605, n=51, last 2 years)
2126 Points +182%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
754 Points
Average MediaTek MT8169A
  (754 - 754, n=2)
754 Points 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP1, 2048
574 Points -24%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
435 Points -42%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Average of class Tablet
  (858 - 5751, n=51, last 2 years)
2790 Points +61%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
1732 Points
Average MediaTek MT8169A
  (1732 - 1732, n=2)
1732 Points 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP1, 2048
1222 Points -29%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
369 Points -79%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Apple iPad Mini 6
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
6175 Points +599%
Average of class Tablet
  (267 - 14235, n=60, last 2 years)
3212 Points +264%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1166 Points +32%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
883 Points
Average MediaTek MT8169A
  (883 - 883, n=2)
883 Points 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP1, 2048
643 Points -27%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPad Mini 6
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
13133 Points +1575%
Average of class Tablet
  (240 - 24605, n=60, last 2 years)
3812 Points +386%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
784 Points
Average MediaTek MT8169A
  (784 - 784, n=2)
784 Points 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP1, 2048
564 Points -28%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
516 Points -34%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Average of class Tablet
  (441 - 5751, n=60, last 2 years)
3237 Points +74%
Apple iPad Mini 6
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
2163 Points +16%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
1863 Points
Average MediaTek MT8169A
  (1863 - 1863, n=2)
1863 Points 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP1, 2048
1263 Points -32%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
443 Points -76%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Mini 6
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
51.8 fps +685%
Average of class Tablet
  (1.9 - 97.3, n=70, last 2 years)
14.3 fps +117%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
6.6 fps
Average MediaTek MT8169A
  (6.6 - 6.6, n=2)
6.6 fps 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP1, 2048
5.5 fps -17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5 fps -24%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Mini 6
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
41.2 fps +905%
Average of class Tablet
  (0.9 - 90, n=70, last 2 years)
13.2 fps +222%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
4.1 fps
Average MediaTek MT8169A
  (4.1 - 4.1, n=2)
4.1 fps 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP1, 2048
1.8 fps -56%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1.5 fps -63%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Mini 6
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
59.6 fps +397%
Average of class Tablet
  (3 - 111, n=70, last 2 years)
21.2 fps +77%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
12 fps
Average MediaTek MT8169A
  (12 - 12, n=2)
12 fps 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP1, 2048
9.7 fps -19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
7.9 fps -34%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Mini 6
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
116.1 fps +1408%
Average of class Tablet
  (2.5 - 279, n=70, last 2 years)
35.5 fps +361%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
7.7 fps
Average MediaTek MT8169A
  (7.7 - 7.7, n=2)
7.7 fps 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP1, 2048
5.1 fps -34%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4 fps -48%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Apple iPad Mini 6
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
57.6 fps +424%
Average of class Tablet
  (3.1 - 94.5, n=58, last 2 years)
21 fps +91%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
11 fps
Average MediaTek MT8169A
  (11 - 11, n=2)
11 fps 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5.7 fps -48%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPad Mini 6
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
99.2 fps +2511%
Average of class Tablet
  (2.2 - 214, n=58, last 2 years)
33.9 fps +792%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
3.8 fps
Average MediaTek MT8169A
  (3.8 - 3.8, n=2)
3.8 fps 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
3.4 fps -11%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (14 - 144, n=59, last 2 years)
61.1 fps +49%
Apple iPad Mini 6
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
60 fps +46%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
41 fps
Average MediaTek MT8169A
  (41 - 41, n=2)
41 fps 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
29 fps -29%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen
Apple iPad Mini 6
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
439.6 fps +1416%
Average of class Tablet
  (15 - 873, n=59, last 2 years)
139.7 fps +382%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
29 fps
Average MediaTek MT8169A
  (29 - 29, n=2)
29 fps 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
21 fps -28%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Mini 6
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
57143 Points +878%
Average of class Tablet
  (2672 - 74614, n=72, last 2 years)
23028 Points +294%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
5843 Points
Average MediaTek MT8169A
  (5843 - 5843, n=2)
5843 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5156 Points -12%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LiteApple iPad Mini 6Average 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
39%
33%
0%
392%
Sequential Read 256KB
270.37
297
10%
271.1
0%
Sequential Write 256KB
113.44
184.9
63%
87.2
-23%
100.5 ?(14.8 - 196, n=247)
-11%
Random Read 4KB
39.46
67.4
71%
60.8
54%
Random Write 4KB
19.82
21.81
10%
39.51
99%

Temperature

Max. Load
 22.9 °C
73 F
24.9 °C
77 F
27.9 °C
82 F
 
 23.2 °C
74 F
24.3 °C
76 F
30.4 °C
87 F
 
 23.3 °C
74 F
24.5 °C
76 F
31.5 °C
89 F
 
Maximum: 31.5 °C = 89 F
Average: 25.9 °C = 79 F
29.3 °C
85 F
24.2 °C
76 F
23 °C
73 F
35.3 °C
96 F
24.5 °C
76 F
23.1 °C
74 F
36.6 °C
98 F
24.8 °C
77 F
23.7 °C
75 F
Maximum: 36.6 °C = 98 F
Average: 27.2 °C = 81 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.3 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 19.7 °C = 67 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 25.9 °C / 79 F, compared to the average of 30 °C / 86 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 31.5 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F, ranging from 20.7 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 36.6 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 33.3 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.4 °C / 72 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.


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Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.536.4253532.93132.129.24032.529.85036.632.26330.332.2803121.210025.726.612525.631.116023.936.720019.741.125017.4473151952.640016.858.450017.862.963017.862.280022.664.5100022.665.712502266.4160021.567.8200021.966.8250020.662.731501763.9400016.265.6500015.468.363001564.8800015.3651000015.870.31250016.574.71600017.466.3SPL31.778.5N1.542.4median 17.8median 64.5Delta2.97.441.739.831.831.326.525.423.624.438.536.93028.127.625.424.527.414.831.418.345.115.944.216.651.515.353.714.25815.161.714.164.112.572.414.773.915.173.814.77414.371.514.771.514.576.914.376.414.176.214.372.414.468.614.366.214.356.413.148.426.785.50.861.3median 14.5median 66.20.710.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAmazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 49% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 46% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 47% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.2% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 61% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 33% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 60% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 33% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022
4850 mAh
935 min
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
4850 mAh
901 min -4%
Average of class Tablet
  (319 - 1764, n=68, last 2 years)
828 min -11%
Apple iPad Mini 6
5177 mAh
816 min -13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
5100 mAh
803 min -14%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing (Silk Browser 105)
15h 35min

Pros

+ comprehensive software for children use
+ good runtimes
+ long software support
+ little waste heat

Cons

- low performance
- slow memory
- IPS panel could be brighter
- only 2 GB RAM

Verdict

In review: Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 and Kids Pro 2022. Test device provided by cyberport.de
In review: Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 and Kids Pro 2022. Test device provided by cyberport.de

The Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 and Kids Pro 2022 offer a well-thought-out concept for children's tablet use including parental supervision. A solid-looking protective case and an extensive warranty round off the overall picture.

The Kids and Kids Pro Edition of the Fire HD 8 are good children's tablets. However, why a slightly thinner case deserves the name addition "Pro" still remains the manufacturer's secret.

However, our review of the Fire HD 8 2022 also applies to children's tablets from Amazon; from a technical point of view, the kids' versions do not differ from the normal Fire Tab. We see a lot of room for improvement in the display as well as in the performance and features.

If you are looking for a small and inexpensive tablet for your children and can get by with Google's Family Link as a monitoring tool, you will find a suitable alternative with the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite.

Price and availability

The Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 and Kids Pro 2022 can be purchased for an MSRP of 160 euros directly from Amazon.de or from other online stores, such as Cyberport.de.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids 2022 - 01/09/2023 v7
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
73 / 98 → 75%
Keyboard
69 / 80 → 87%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
33 / 70 → 47%
Weight
83 / 40-88 → 90%
Battery
91%
Display
83%
Games Performance
8 / 78 → 10%
Application Performance
40 / 92 → 43%
Temperature
96%
Noise
100%
Audio
75 / 91 → 82%
Camera
43 / 85 → 50%
Average
68%
79%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Marcus Herbrich, 2023-01-13 (Update: 2023-01-13)