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Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2020) Review - Affordable Kids Tablet with Good Sound

Secured consumption. The Fire HD 8 is also available in a Kids Edition, which offers the Amazon tablet, a protective case, an extended warranty and a one-year FreeTime Unilimited. A surcharge of around 35 euro is due for this. Our review will clarify for whom the offer is worthwhile.
Daniel Schmidt, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy),
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 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, Capacitive, 5 multi-touch points, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 24.8 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD upto 1 TB (FAT, FAT32), Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Position sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0 LE
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
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix (f/2.2, 720p-Video)
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Virtual, Power supply (5 W), USB cable, user guide, protective cover, Fire OS 7.3, 24 Months Warranty, 1 year FreeTime Unlimited, 2 years carefree warranty, DRM Widevine L1, fanless
Weight
355 g ( = 12.52 oz / 0.78 pounds), Power Supply: 63 g ( = 2.22 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
135 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison devices

Bewertung
Rating Version
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
81 %7
08/2020
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2
355 g32 GB eMMC Flash8"1280x800
77 %7
11/2018
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720
363 g16 GB eMMC Flash8"1280x800
80 %7
01/2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
SD 429, Adreno 504
345 g32 GB eMMC Flash8"1280x800
81 %7
01/2020
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320
305 g32 GB eMMC Flash8"1280x800

Case, equipment and operation

The Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is a standard Fire HD 8 tablet, which is supplemented by additional services and a special protective case. You can read more in-depth technical analyses in the Fire HD 8 in-depth review.

Purely optically, the case of the Fire HD 8 has hardly changed compared to its predecessor. The tablet of the Kids Edition is always the black version. Colorful accents are set by the colorful bumper covers, which are available in blue, pink and purple. The plastic stand integrated into the Bumper can only be locked in one position, but this allows two set-up positions and is perfectly adequate for everyday use. 

The cover is made of a kind of foam, which is flexible but still quite solid. It should protect the tablet from most falls. Should this not be the case, the two-year carefree warranty comes into effect, which provides for a repair or replacement of the tablet in case of accidental damage. Unfortunately, the recycling code (07) of the cover does not allow any precise conclusions to be drawn about the material used.

The operating system used is Fire OS 7.3, which is strongly modified by Amazon and is based on Android 9.0 Pie. As with the other Fire tablets, the surface is strongly tailored to the Amazon universe. The Kids Edition, however, comes with one year of FreeTime Unlimited free of charge, which gives the kids access to child-friendly apps, books and video content. Nothing has changed fundamentally on the kids' interface. The access of the little ones can be limited by usage time accounts. Unfortunately there is still no way to do this for audio content. 

Technically, the Kids Edition of the Fire HD 8 does not differ from the normal version, so that a stable ac-WLAN can be used here as well, which is convincing in combination with our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12. 

Size comparison

215 mm / 8.46 inch 128 mm / 5.04 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 363 g0.8 lbs210 mm / 8.27 inch 124.4 mm / 4.9 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 345 g0.761 lbs202 mm / 7.95 inch 137 mm / 5.39 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 355 g0.783 lbs199 mm / 7.83 inch 129 mm / 5.08 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 305 g0.672 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
330 (313min - 336max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
294 (256min - 307max) MBit/s ∼89% -11%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
802.11a/b/g/n
101 (86min - 107max) MBit/s ∼31% -69%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
802.11a/b/g/n
99.9 (90min - 106max) MBit/s ∼30% -70%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
348 (175min - 353max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
271 (183min - 335max) MBit/s ∼78% -22%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
802.11a/b/g/n
115 (109min - 121max) MBit/s ∼33% -67%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
802.11a/b/g/n
98.4 (82min - 110max) MBit/s ∼28% -72%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø330 (313-336)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø342 (175-353)

Cameras - Fire HD 8 with twice 2 MP

Front camera shot

The Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is equipped with a 2-MP snapshot on both sides. As the technical data already suggest, no miracles are to be expected from the optics, but the picture results are still quite decent and should be enough for first shots of the dear little ones. A positive aspect is that Amazon chooses a comparatively natural color representation. 

Due to the low resolution, only a double digital enlargement of the motive is possible. The quality is not very good for enlargements. Videos can at best be recorded in the small HD resolution (720p). 

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.

WeitwinkelWeitwinkelLow-LightZoom
ColorChecker
28.7 ∆E
54.1 ∆E
39.9 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
44.5 ∆E
65.1 ∆E
53.8 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
42.9 ∆E
27.4 ∆E
66.3 ∆E
64.7 ∆E
30.8 ∆E
49.8 ∆E
36.8 ∆E
77.1 ∆E
42.7 ∆E
45.9 ∆E
92.2 ∆E
70.7 ∆E
52.2 ∆E
37.1 ∆E
24 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020: 47.21 ∆E min: 13.67 - max: 92.16 ∆E
ColorChecker
6.1 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
0.8 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
8 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020: 5.33 ∆E min: 0.85 - max: 10.21 ∆E

Display - Bright, but no laminated panel in HD 8

Sub-pixel array

The Amazon Fire HD 8's 8.0 inch IPS display convinces in the test with a comparatively high luminosity, which is on a similar level both in manual mode and with an even distribution of light and dark areas. However, since it's not a laminated panel, surface reflections outdoors are particularly annoying and make the high luminosity somewhat relative. The low pixel density is particularly noticeable in the menu and with texts.

The CalMAN measurements attest the Amazon tablet a very good white balance and gray scales. There are a few deviations in the colors, which is due to the low coverage of the sRGB color space. However, this does not bother in everyday life.  

445
cd/m²
482
cd/m²
455
cd/m²
427
cd/m²
501
cd/m²
459
cd/m²
454
cd/m²
484
cd/m²
456
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 501 cd/m² Average: 462.6 cd/m² Minimum: 4.48 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 501 cd/m²
Contrast: 2004:1 (Black: 0.25 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.6 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 1 | 0.64-98 Ø6
79.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.17
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
IPS, 1280x800, 8
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
IPS, 1280x800, 8
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
TFT, 1280x800, 8
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
IPS, 1280x800, 8
Response Times
-21%
0%
-32%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
47.6 (23.6, 24)
48 (26.8, 21.2)
-1%
44.8 (20.4, 24.4)
6%
60 (27.6, 32.4)
-26%
Response Time Black / White *
27.2 (14, 13.2)
38 (20.8, 17.2)
-40%
28.8 (14, 14.8)
-6%
37.2 (19.6, 17.6)
-37%
PWM Frequency
65790 (6)
Screen
-153%
-94%
-54%
Brightness middle
501
359
-28%
377
-25%
379
-24%
Brightness
463
358
-23%
372
-20%
346
-25%
Brightness Distribution
85
89
5%
87
2%
88
4%
Black Level *
0.25
0.85
-240%
0.29
-16%
0.21
16%
Contrast
2004
422
-79%
1300
-35%
1805
-10%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.6
6.8
-89%
6.1
-69%
3.8
-6%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.4
17.3
-106%
10.9
-30%
7.5
11%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1
7.6
-660%
6.6
-560%
5
-400%
Gamma
2.17 101%
2.19 100%
2.13 103%
2.23 99%
CCT
6473 100%
7160 91%
7861 83%
7514 87%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-87% / -126%
-47% / -75%
-43% / -50%

* ... 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
27.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 13.2 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. » 57 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
47.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23.6 ms rise
↘ 24 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 77 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.8 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 detected 65790 Hz ≤ 6 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 65790 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 6 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 65790 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17714 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.


Grayscale (Target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (Target color space: sRGB)
Mixed colors (Target color space: sRGB)
Mixed colors (Target color space: sRGB)
Color space (Target color space: sRGB)
Color space (Target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (Target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (Target color space: sRGB)
Fire HD 8 outdoor
Viewing angles

Performance, emissions and battery life

As the test of the Fire HD 8 illustrates in more detail, the new edition of 2020 has been equipped with a powerful performance boost. In everyday use the performance is okay, but the system still shows jerkiness and the loading times of apps can take a moment. However, since the apps for the little ones are usually not very demanding, it is sufficient. For older children (8+), however, the Amazon App Store reaches its limits quite quickly, as many popular games or even learning apps from the Play Store cannot be found there.

The surface temperatures are on a harmless level and in combination with the protective cover, there is practically no warming noticeable. 

The two stereo loudspeakers leave a good impression and are well suited for media playback. However, we would like to see a volume lock, especially for small children, in order to be able to limit the maximum level. Those who prefer to connect headphones can use both the audio jack and USB-C. The former convinces with a very low-noise playback. 

As expected, the Kids Edition's battery life is identical to the standard model and is on a very good level, which is also due to the rather low screen resolution.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
504 Points ∼26%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
566 Points ∼29% +12%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (499 - 504, n=3)
501 Points ∼25% -1%
Average of class Tablet
  (498 - 4712, n=17)
1971 Points ∼100% +291%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
144 Points ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
168 Points ∼29% +17%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (141 - 144, n=3)
143 Points ∼25% -1%
Average of class Tablet
  (135 - 1127, n=17)
580 Points ∼100% +303%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
4753 Points ∼96%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720, 1536
3130 Points ∼63% -34%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
4267 Points ∼86% -10%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4946 Points ∼100% +4%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (4454 - 4753, n=3)
4572 Points ∼92% -4%
Average of class Tablet
  (4267 - 12466, n=57)
4737 Points ∼96% 0%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
6311 Points ∼90%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720, 1536
4165 Points ∼59% -34%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
5986 Points ∼85% -5%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
7019 Points ∼100% +11%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (5620 - 6311, n=3)
5866 Points ∼84% -7%
Average of class Tablet
  (1873 - 13629, n=93)
5156 Points ∼73% -18%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
1263 Points ∼67%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720, 1536
716 Points ∼38% -43%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
1155 Points ∼61% -9%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
939 Points ∼50% -26%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (1263 - 1277, n=3)
1268 Points ∼67% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (650 - 4756, n=57)
1890 Points ∼100% +50%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
564 Points ∼30%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720, 1536
120 Points ∼6% -79%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
210 Points ∼11% -63%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
253 Points ∼14% -55%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (562 - 564, n=3)
563 Points ∼30% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (99 - 9453, n=57)
1857 Points ∼100% +229%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
643 Points ∼39%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720, 1536
147 Points ∼9% -77%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
257 Points ∼15% -60%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
302 Points ∼18% -53%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (641 - 643, n=3)
642 Points ∼39% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (129 - 7369, n=57)
1661 Points ∼100% +158%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
1271 Points ∼71%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720, 1536
739 Points ∼41% -42%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
1145 Points ∼64% -10%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
943 Points ∼53% -26%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (1268 - 1280, n=3)
1273 Points ∼71% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (739 - 4702, n=64)
1784 Points ∼100% +40%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
892 Points ∼29%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720, 1536
202 Points ∼7% -77%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
336 Points ∼11% -62%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
458 Points ∼15% -49%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (892 - 893, n=3)
892 Points ∼29% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (165 - 28751, n=64)
3090 Points ∼100% +246%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
955 Points ∼44%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720, 1536
241 Points ∼11% -75%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
428 Points ∼20% -55%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
517 Points ∼24% -46%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (955 - 956, n=3)
956 Points ∼44% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (207 - 13454, n=64)
2163 Points ∼100% +126%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
1222 Points ∼69%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720, 1536
855 Points ∼48% -30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
1188 Points ∼67% -3%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
903 Points ∼51% -26%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (1222 - 1243, n=3)
1233 Points ∼69% +1%
Average of class Tablet
  (729 - 4096, n=73)
1783 Points ∼100% +46%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
574 Points ∼39%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720, 1536
126 Points ∼9% -78%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
153 Points ∼10% -73%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
233 Points ∼16% -59%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (570 - 574, n=3)
572 Points ∼39% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (55 - 8548, n=73)
1482 Points ∼100% +158%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
651 Points ∼47%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720, 1536
155 Points ∼11% -76%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
190 Points ∼14% -71%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
279 Points ∼20% -57%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (647 - 651, n=3)
650 Points ∼47% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (70 - 6850, n=75)
1385 Points ∼100% +113%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
1225 Points ∼73%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720, 1536
815 Points ∼49% -33%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
1178 Points ∼71% -4%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
903 Points ∼54% -26%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (1225 - 1228, n=3)
1227 Points ∼74% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (56 - 4104, n=77)
1668 Points ∼100% +36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
900 Points ∼44%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720, 1536
212 Points ∼10% -76%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
364 Points ∼18% -60%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
427 Points ∼21% -53%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (898 - 901, n=3)
900 Points ∼44% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (42 - 12725, n=77)
2057 Points ∼100% +129%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
956 Points ∼56%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720, 1536
254 Points ∼15% -73%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
428 Points ∼25% -55%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
484 Points ∼29% -49%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (955 - 958, n=3)
956 Points ∼56% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (53 - 8675, n=78)
1697 Points ∼100% +78%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
15046 Points ∼96%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720, 1536
8724 Points ∼56% -42%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
15709 Points ∼100% +4%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
14822 Points ∼94% -1%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (14979 - 15151, n=3)
15059 Points ∼96% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (3675 - 51436, n=173)
14298 Points ∼91% -5%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
13089 Points ∼54%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720, 1536
5446 Points ∼22% -58%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
6897 Points ∼28% -47%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
7658 Points ∼31% -41%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (13089 - 13426, n=3)
13283 Points ∼54% +1%
Average of class Tablet
  (2109 - 221941, n=173)
24384 Points ∼100% +86%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
13479 Points ∼73%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720, 1536
5942 Points ∼32% -56%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
7879 Points ∼43% -42%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
8580 Points ∼47% -36%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (13479 - 13743, n=3)
13640 Points ∼74% +1%
Average of class Tablet
  (2411 - 110846, n=174)
18399 Points ∼100% +37%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
5.5 fps ∼56%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
2 fps ∼20% -64%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
2.9 fps ∼30% -47%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (5.5 - 5.5, n=2)
5.5 fps ∼56% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (1.7 - 49, n=28)
9.81 fps ∼100% +78%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
1.8 fps ∼19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
0.8 fps ∼8% -56%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
0.85 fps ∼9% -53%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (1.8 - 1.8, n=2)
1.8 fps ∼19% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (0.8 - 51.1, n=28)
9.62 fps ∼100% +434%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
9.7 fps ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
3.1 fps ∼21% -68%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4.6 fps ∼32% -53%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (9.7 - 9.7, n=2)
9.7 fps ∼66% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (2.7 - 58, n=28)
14.6 fps ∼100% +51%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
MediaTek MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
5.1 fps ∼20%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
1.7 fps ∼7% -67%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
2.3 fps ∼9% -55%
Average MediaTek MT8168
  (5.1 - 5.1, n=2)
5.1 fps ∼20% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (1.7 - 134, n=28)
25.7 fps ∼100% +404%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020Amazon Fire HD 8 2018Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290Lenovo Tab M8 HDAverage 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-52%
-11%
-11%
-25%
-46%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
62.04 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
34.03 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-45%
69.95 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
13%
64.25 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
52.2 (3.4 - 87.1, n=167)
-16%
49.7 (14 - 73.8, n=70)
-20%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
84.13 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
51.36 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-39%
87.13 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
83.83 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
71.1 (8.2 - 96.5, n=167)
-15%
67.7 (17.6 - 87.7, n=70)
-20%
Random Write 4KB
21.81
12.25
-44%
16.89
-23%
15.84
-27%
19.2 (0.75 - 89.5, n=210)
-12%
10.5 (0.13 - 262, n=221)
-52%
Random Read 4KB
67.44
26.98
-60%
57.77
-14%
77.44
15%
41.1 (3.59 - 117, n=210)
-39%
24.7 (1.04 - 230, n=221)
-63%
Sequential Write 256KB
184.86
41.89
-77%
108.54
-41%
79.55
-57%
96.7 (14.8 - 189, n=210)
-48%
52.9 (2.04 - 732, n=221)
-71%
Sequential Read 256KB
296.99
158.46
-47%
291.87
-2%
297.09
0%
239 (25.8 - 452, n=210)
-20%
143 (6.75 - 1789, n=221)
-52%

Temperature

Max. Load
 28.4 °C
83 F
27.7 °C
82 F
30.4 °C
87 F
 
 29.5 °C
85 F
27.9 °C
82 F
30 °C
86 F
 
 28.4 °C
83 F
27.8 °C
82 F
28.5 °C
83 F
 
Maximum: 30.4 °C = 87 F
Average: 28.7 °C = 84 F
29.2 °C
85 F
28.8 °C
84 F
26.8 °C
80 F
30.5 °C
87 F
27 °C
81 F
27.2 °C
81 F
27 °C
81 F
27.5 °C
82 F
27.3 °C
81 F
Maximum: 30.5 °C = 87 F
Average: 27.9 °C = 82 F
Power Supply (max.)  28.8 °C = 84 F | Room Temperature 20.8 °C = 69 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 28.7 °C / 84 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 30.4 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 34.6 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22.2 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 30.5 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.3 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.


Speakers

Audio jack (Pink-Noise)
Audio jack (SNR: 100.36 dB)
Speakers (Pink-Noise)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.832.92519.624.83123.9264024.326.15030.530.76318.725.58020.421.610018.629.212517.537.916019.548.320019.248.625016.454.531515.25640014.25850014.761.563013.863.280014.664.9100014.166.9125013.569.1160014.468.3200013.968.2250013.868.4315013.866.6400014.767.2500014.270.4630014.471800014.972.21000015721250015.168.61600015.359.8SPL26.580.6N0.849.1median 14.7median 66.6Delta0.87.329.832.825.225.321.622.624.72829.631.822.529.725.128.120.128.319.931.420.851.717.655.417.662.317.462.816.165.913.965.714.56816.172.114.574.114.473.513.670.713.973.114.574.514.477.314.881.214.783.214.88414.980.715.178.71566.115.156.126.990.40.981.7median 14.9median 70.71.57.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAmazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 19% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 74% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, 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 65%

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.2% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 41% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 55% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 34% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 59% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020
4850 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
4750 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
5100 mAh
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
5100 mAh
Average of class Tablet
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
901
490
-46%
831
-8%
1124
25%
589 (188 - 1190, n=134)
-35%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Silk 84)
15h 01min

Pros

+ good speakers and low-noise audio jack
+ long battery life
+ extended warranty and good cover
+ Bright and colorfast display...

Cons

- ... but with small color space and not laminated
- Resolution should be higher
- microSD without exFAT support

Verdict - Many improvements in Fire HD 8 Kids Edition

In review: Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2020). Test device provided by Amazon Germany.
In review: Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2020). Test device provided by Amazon Germany.

The Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) is also a successful improvement in the Kids Edition and features more power and memory as well as improved speakers. The shipping giant has also made improvements to the display, giving the panel more luminosity and a better color display. Unfortunately, the used color space as well as the resolution remain quite low. 

The Kids Edition of the Fire HD 8 offers good multimedia features paired with a reasonable warranty extension and additional content. 

Nothing has changed in the Kids Edition as such. It includes one year of FreeTime Unlimited, a colorful protective cover suitable for children and the two-year carefree warranty. Amazon hasn't made any great changes to the proven kids mode either. Due to the time and age limits, the use of the kids mode can be controlled quite well. However, there is still a lack of a solution to manage audio content as well and the App Store now shows some gaps depending on the age group. We would also like to see a volume limit. 

In summa, the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2020) offers an appealing price-performance ratio with an exceptional warranty. As a compromise, a close connection to Amazon's services must be made. 

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2020 - 08/11/2020 v7
Daniel Schmidt

Chassis
79 / 98 → 80%
Keyboard
69 / 80 → 86%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
37 / 70 → 53%
Weight
86 / 40-88 → 95%
Battery
91%
Display
85%
Games Performance
8 / 78 → 11%
Application Performance
46 / 92 → 50%
Temperature
95%
Noise
100%
Audio
81 / 91 → 89%
Camera
34 / 85 → 40%
Average
69%
81%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Daniel Schmidt, 2020-08-12 (Update: 2020-08-12)
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Editor of the original article: Daniel Schmidt - Managing Editor Mobile - @Tellheim
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