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Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 Tablet Review: More RAM and QI Standard

Two becomes three. After our extensive test of the Fire HD 8 (2020), we are now taking a look at the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) to find out whether 3 GB of working memory is actually much better than 2 GB. But the real value is added by the QI compatibility, which again increases the price-performance ratio significantly.
Mike Wobker, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, T. Hinum (translated by Mark Riege),
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020

In our extensive test of the Fire HD 8 (2020), we saw a significant performance jump compared to the Fire HD 8 (2018) predecessor model. However, Amazon also offers the 8-inch tablet in a new version with 3 instead of 2 GB of RAM that additionally can also use wireless charging. There are no other differences, which also means that our test will mainly pursue the question what kind of additional value the increase by one gigabyte of working memory might bring in everyday operation.

For this, we compare the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) with the Fire HD 8 (2020) as well as the competitors listed below. You can also add more devices from our database underneath each of the charts.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 (Fire Series)
Processor
MediaTek MT8168 4 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
8 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel 189 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 26 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, USB Type-C, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32, up to 1 TB), Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor
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
Charging
wireless charging
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix 1600 x 1200 pixels, videos up to [email protected]
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix 1600 x 1200 pixels, videos up to [email protected]
Additional features
Speakers: 2 speakers, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB charger plug, USB Type-C cable, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
355 g ( = 12.52 oz / 0.78 pounds), Power Supply: 87 g ( = 3.07 oz / 0.19 pounds)
Price
120 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81 %
08/2020
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2
355 g9.7 mm8"1280x800
81 %
08/2020
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2
355 g9.7 mm8"1280x800
81 %
01/2020
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320
305 g8.2 mm8"1280x800
80 %
01/2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
SD 429, Adreno 504
345 g8 mm8"1280x800
79 %
03/2019
Alldocube M8 T801
MT6797X, Mali-T880 MP4
345 g8.48 mm8"1920x1200

Case - The Fire tablet looks more modern

Like the new version of the Fire HD 8, the Fire HD 8 Plus looks significantly more modern than the model from 2018. The smaller bezels make the design more symmetrical and the Android tablet turns out much shorter. Instead, the width has increased a little, but that does not take anything away from it feeling good in the hands. While Amazon has also cut down the weight by a few grams, the differences to the predecessor and the competitors in our test field are only small. Only the Lenovo Tab M8 HD is significantly lighter by 50 grams (~1.8 oz).

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020

Size Comparison

215 mm / 8.46 inch 128 mm / 5.04 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 363 g0.8 lbs215 mm / 8.46 inch 122.9 mm / 4.84 inch 8.48 mm / 0.3339 inch 345 g0.761 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

Equipment - With a current USB connection

In the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020), Amazon uses a MediaTek MT8168 SoC and 3 GB of working memory. In addition, there is an ARM Mali G52-MP1 graphics unit and 32 GB of internal storage. Using the available microSD card slot, users can also insert a storage card of up to 1 TB, according to the manufacturer. There is also a USB Type-C port and a 3.5-mm audio port. The Camera2 API is available at the "Full" level, and DRM Widevine L1 is supported.

Software - From and for Amazon

Users of the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) are greeted by the Fire OS 7.1.4 operating system, which is based on Android 9. The adjustments by the manufacturer are very extensive and cover the whole range of Amazon offerings. So the capabilities of the Fire tablet are used most fully if you connect your own Amazon account and also use the services, such as music, video, audio books, and eBooks extensively.

The Amazon App Store is available to install apps. At this point, its offerings are not expanded much anymore. However, interested users can find a sufficient amount of instructions on the Internet on how to install the Google Play Store. Since Amazon does not like this, we advise resetting the device in case you have to send it in for a warranty repair.

In addition, the Fire tablet supports Amazon Alexa, which can be used via voice control and the hands-free function. The implementation is very good and works mostly without any trouble.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) software
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) software
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) software
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) software
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) software

Communication and GPS - Faster WLAN

The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) is able to connect via Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0. In combination with our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router, the Android tablet achieves very good data transfer rates that are sufficient for first place in our test field when receiving as well as sending data.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8168, 32 GB eMMC Flash
330 (313min - 336max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
PowerVR GE8320, Helio A22 MT6762M, 32 GB eMMC Flash
294 (256min - 307max) MBit/s ∼89% -11%
Alldocube M8 T801
Mali-T880 MP4, MT6797X, 32 GB eMMC Flash
235 MBit/s ∼71% -29%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Adreno 504, SD 429, 32 GB eMMC Flash
101 (86min - 107max) MBit/s ∼31% -69%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
Mali-T720, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 16 GB eMMC Flash
99.9 (90min - 106max) MBit/s ∼30% -70%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8168, 32 GB eMMC Flash
348 (175min - 353max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
PowerVR GE8320, Helio A22 MT6762M, 32 GB eMMC Flash
271 (183min - 335max) MBit/s ∼78% -22%
Alldocube M8 T801
Mali-T880 MP4, MT6797X, 32 GB eMMC Flash
195 MBit/s ∼56% -44%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Adreno 504, SD 429, 32 GB eMMC Flash
115 (109min - 121max) MBit/s ∼33% -67%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
Mali-T720, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 16 GB eMMC Flash
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 - Only suitable for simple shots

Picture taken with the front camera
Picture taken with the front camera

Amazon has equipped the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) with two identical cameras. The front as well as the back camera have a resolution of 2 MP and offer mediocre image quality. Portrait shots are characterized by blurry details but deliver saturated colors. Our test picture taken with the main camera produces a similar result, which looks slightly dark. In panorama shots, the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) has some difficulties balancing the differences in brightness, producing some very dark image areas and causing bright elements to appear quite pale. If you use the zoom capabilities, the blurriness increases and some significant graininess develops. Under bad light conditions, you can hardly recognize the image contents on the pictures from the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) anymore. In order to influence the quality, users can only add an optional HDR mode.

Video-recordings deliver the same quality that is shown in our test photos. In addition, the camera produces a slight delay when bright and dark areas take turns in the image. In terms of resolutions, the only available modes are "HD 720p" and "SD 480p". There is no high frame-rate mode or anything similar.

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 cameraPanoramaZoom (Fire HD 8 Plus: 2x, Rest: 5x)Low light

Under controlled light conditions, the photo of the ColorChecker Passport shows some color deviations. Bright colors tend to become too bright and dark colors are rather too dark. In addition, the test chart is also shown with some slight graininess and some significant blurriness in the bottom left and right image corners. These areas are also visibly too pale.

ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
54.3 ∆E
39.9 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
44.9 ∆E
65.1 ∆E
53.8 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
42.8 ∆E
27.7 ∆E
66.3 ∆E
64.1 ∆E
30.9 ∆E
50.2 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
77.4 ∆E
43.1 ∆E
45.9 ∆E
93 ∆E
71.1 ∆E
52.1 ∆E
37.1 ∆E
24 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020: 47.34 ∆E min: 13.67 - max: 92.97 ∆E
ColorChecker
5.4 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
4 ∆E
5 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
2.1 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020: 5.38 ∆E min: 2.11 - max: 10.21 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - One-year warranty on the Fire tablet

The box of the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) includes a USB charger plug with the corresponding USB Type-C cable. The charger is rated at 9 watts, so it turns out significantly more powerful than the 5-Watt charger of the Fire HD 8 (2020). Amazon also offers some additional accessories ranging from the corresponding protective cover to a wireless charging station. The latter can be used with any QI-capable device and is available bundled with the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) for about 160 Euros (~$189).

The charging station has a fabric surface where you can place your Fire tablet. There are grooves that hold the tablet stably in portrait as well as landscape format. The standing angle is fixed and cannot be adjusted. Amazon also advertises the charging station as a support for voice control using Alexa's hands-free function.

Amazon offers a warranty period of 12 months to buyers of the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020).

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) - protective cover
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) - protective cover
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) - charging station
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) - charging station

Input Devices and Operation - The simple keyboard does its job

The keyboard of the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) allows text input without any complications. The touchscreen responds to touch quickly and transfers the input reliably to the system. Performance of drag-and-drop movements is so-so, since the surface resistance of the display is slightly elevated. The position sensor adjusts the display orientation without much delay to the positioning of the display. 

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) - Text input
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) - Text input
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) - Text input
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) - Text input

Display - Bright and with saturated colors

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The display of the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) consists of an 8-inch IPS panel, offering a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. While the maximum brightness of 490 cd/m² is significantly brighter than most of the competitors in our test field, the Fire HD 8 (2020) offers even slightly more brightness at a maximum of 501 cd/m². If the brightness sensor is deactivated, the brightness remains at the same level. In the APL50 test, the Amazon tablet achieves 481 cd/m², which is still good. The lowest brightness you can adjust to is 4.64 cd/m².

Our measurements also show that the display flickers at a brightness setting of 3% at a very high frequency of 61,730 Hz. Since this value is very high and also only occurs at a very low brightness, the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) is also suited for users with sensitive eyes.

429
cd/m²
457
cd/m²
438
cd/m²
430
cd/m²
490
cd/m²
446
cd/m²
431
cd/m²
461
cd/m²
442
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 490 cd/m² Average: 447.1 cd/m² Minimum: 4.64 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 490 cd/m²
Contrast: 2130:1 (Black: 0.23 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 2 | 0.64-98 Ø6
78.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.29
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
IPS, 1280x800, 8
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
IPS, 1280x800, 8
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
IPS, 1280x800, 8
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
IPS, 1280x800, 8
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
TFT, 1280x800, 8
Alldocube M8 T801
IPS, 1920x1200, 8
Screen
6%
-107%
-23%
-53%
-69%
Brightness middle
490
501
2%
359
-27%
379
-23%
377
-23%
317.5
-35%
Brightness
447
463
4%
358
-20%
346
-23%
372
-17%
320
-28%
Brightness Distribution
88
85
-3%
89
1%
88
0%
87
-1%
94
7%
Black Level *
0.23
0.25
-9%
0.85
-270%
0.21
9%
0.29
-26%
0.5
-117%
Contrast
2130
2004
-6%
422
-80%
1805
-15%
1300
-39%
635
-70%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4
3.6
10%
6.8
-70%
3.8
5%
6.1
-53%
6.12
-53%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.3
8.4
-1%
17.3
-108%
7.5
10%
10.9
-31%
13.72
-65%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2
1
50%
7.6
-280%
5
-150%
6.6
-230%
5.8
-190%
Gamma
2.29 96%
2.17 101%
2.19 100%
2.23 99%
2.13 103%
2.12 104%
CCT
6618 98%
6473 100%
7160 91%
7514 87%
7861 83%
7633 85%

* ... smaller is better

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 61730 Hz ≤ 3 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 61730 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 3 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 61730 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.

The Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) offers a very good contrast ratio of 2130:1 and the black value is also good at 0.23 cd/m². With this, it delimits colors much better than the rest of our test field.

The CalMAN analysis also shows that the colors are reproduced very balanced already in the default settings. Users can also activate a BlueShade mode in the settings menu, which reduces the blue color portion in the image.

CalMAN - Color Accuracy
CalMAN - Color Accuracy
CalMAN - Color Space
CalMAN - Color Space
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

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
32 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 14 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 240 (maximum) ms. » 82 % 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↗ 22.8 ms rise
↘ 24.8 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).

The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) can be used easily outdoors. However, users should seek out shaded places, since otherwise there might be annoying reflections on the display.

Fire HD 8 (2020) - Outdoor use
Fire HD 8 (2020) - Outdoor use
Fire HD 8 (2020) - Outdoor use
Fire HD 8 (2020) - Outdoor use

The viewing angles of the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) IPS panel are very stable. Image content can be recognized from almost any angle without any color distortions.

Fire HD 8 (2020) - Viewing-angle stability
Fire HD 8 (2020) - Viewing-angle stability
Fire HD 8 (2020) - Viewing-angle stability
Fire HD 8 (2020) - Viewing-angle stability

Performance - The additional RAM is hardly noticeable

The MediaTek MT8168 used in the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) is an SoC from 2015 that offers sufficient performance to ensure smooth operation. As our benchmark measurements show, the CPU performance is almost identical to that of the Fire HD 8 (2020). This means that the larger amount of working memory only shortens the load times of those applications that depend heavily on the working memory, such as games, for example. 

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
OpenCL Score 5.2
Average of class Tablet (529 - 3466, n=4)
1264 Points ∼1% +138%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
531 Points ∼0%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (529 - 531, n=3)
530 Points ∼0% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
529 Points ∼0% 0%
Vulkan Score 5.2
Average of class Tablet (79 - 3473, n=5)
1004 Points ∼1% +102%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
496 Points ∼1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
490 Points ∼1% -1%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (484 - 496, n=3)
490 Points ∼1% -1%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (498 - 4712, n=17)
1971 Points ∼16% +295%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
566 Points ∼5% +13%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (499 - 504, n=3)
501 Points ∼4% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
500 Points ∼4% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
499 Points ∼4%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (135 - 1127, n=17)
580 Points ∼36% +311%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
168 Points ∼10% +19%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
144 Points ∼9% +2%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (141 - 144, n=3)
143 Points ∼9% +1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
141 Points ∼9%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
4946 Points ∼32% +10%
Average of class Tablet (4267 - 12466, n=57)
4737 Points ∼31% +5%
Alldocube M8 T801
4695 Points ∼31% +4%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (4454 - 4753, n=3)
4572 Points ∼30% +1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
4509 Points ∼29%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
4454 Points ∼29% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
4267 Points ∼28% -5%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
3130 Points ∼20% -31%
Work performance score
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
7019 Points ∼35% +24%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
5986 Points ∼30% +6%
Alldocube M8 T801
5984 Points ∼30% +6%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (5620 - 6311, n=3)
5866 Points ∼29% +4%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
5667 Points ∼28%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
5620 Points ∼28% -1%
Average of class Tablet (1873 - 13629, n=93)
5156 Points ∼26% -9%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
4165 Points ∼21% -27%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Average of class Tablet (1152 - 3658, n=17)
2312 Points ∼57% +26%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1833 Points ∼45%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1823 Points ∼45% -1%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (1811 - 1833, n=3)
1822 Points ∼45% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1786 Points ∼44% -3%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (402 - 8745, n=17)
1898 Points ∼22% +213%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (606 - 613, n=3)
609 Points ∼7% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
607 Points ∼7%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
606 Points ∼7% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
460 Points ∼5% -24%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Average of class Tablet (469 - 6226, n=17)
1777 Points ∼26% +149%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (712 - 719, n=3)
715 Points ∼11% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
713 Points ∼11%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
712 Points ∼11% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
550 Points ∼8% -23%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Average of class Tablet (650 - 4756, n=57)
1890 Points ∼24% +48%
Alldocube M8 T801
1372 Points ∼17% +7%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1277 Points ∼16%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (1263 - 1277, n=3)
1268 Points ∼16% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1265 Points ∼16% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1155 Points ∼14% -10%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
939 Points ∼12% -26%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
716 Points ∼9% -44%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (99 - 9453, n=57)
1857 Points ∼19% +230%
Alldocube M8 T801
1108 Points ∼12% +97%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
563 Points ∼6%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (562 - 564, n=3)
563 Points ∼6% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
562 Points ∼6% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
253 Points ∼3% -55%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
210 Points ∼2% -63%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
120 Points ∼1% -79%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Average of class Tablet (129 - 7369, n=57)
1661 Points ∼20% +158%
Alldocube M8 T801
1157 Points ∼14% +80%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
643 Points ∼8%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (641 - 643, n=3)
642 Points ∼8% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
641 Points ∼8% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
302 Points ∼4% -53%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
257 Points ∼3% -60%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
147 Points ∼2% -77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Average of class Tablet (739 - 4702, n=64)
1784 Points ∼31% +39%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1280 Points ∼22%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (1268 - 1280, n=3)
1273 Points ∼22% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1268 Points ∼22% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1145 Points ∼20% -11%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
943 Points ∼16% -26%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
739 Points ∼13% -42%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (165 - 28751, n=64)
3090 Points ∼11% +246%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
893 Points ∼3% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
892 Points ∼3%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (892 - 893, n=3)
892 Points ∼3% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
458 Points ∼2% -49%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
336 Points ∼1% -62%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
202 Points ∼1% -77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Average of class Tablet (207 - 13454, n=64)
2163 Points ∼16% +126%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
956 Points ∼7% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
956 Points ∼7%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (955 - 956, n=3)
956 Points ∼7% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
517 Points ∼4% -46%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
428 Points ∼3% -55%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
241 Points ∼2% -75%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Average of class Tablet (729 - 4096, n=73)
1783 Points ∼34% +43%
Alldocube M8 T801
1654 Points ∼32% +33%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1243 Points ∼24%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1233 Points ∼24% -1%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (1222 - 1243, n=3)
1233 Points ∼24% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1188 Points ∼23% -4%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
903 Points ∼17% -27%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
855 Points ∼16% -31%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Average of class Tablet (55 - 8548, n=73)
1482 Points ∼17% +159%
Alldocube M8 T801
995 Points ∼12% +74%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
573 Points ∼7%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (570 - 574, n=3)
572 Points ∼7% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
570 Points ∼7% -1%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
233 Points ∼3% -59%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
153 Points ∼2% -73%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
126 Points ∼1% -78%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Average of class Tablet (70 - 6850, n=75)
1385 Points ∼7% +113%
Alldocube M8 T801
1092 Points ∼5% +68%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
651 Points ∼3%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (647 - 651, n=3)
650 Points ∼3% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
647 Points ∼3% -1%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
279 Points ∼1% -57%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
190 Points ∼1% -71%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
155 Points ∼1% -76%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Average of class Tablet (56 - 4104, n=77)
1668 Points ∼32% +36%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1228 Points ∼23% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1228 Points ∼23%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (1225 - 1228, n=3)
1227 Points ∼23% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1178 Points ∼22% -4%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
903 Points ∼17% -26%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
815 Points ∼15% -34%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Average of class Tablet (42 - 12725, n=77)
2057 Points ∼16% +128%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
901 Points ∼7%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (898 - 901, n=3)
900 Points ∼7% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
898 Points ∼7% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
427 Points ∼3% -53%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
364 Points ∼3% -60%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
212 Points ∼2% -76%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Average of class Tablet (53 - 8675, n=78)
1697 Points ∼18% +77%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
958 Points ∼10%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (955 - 958, n=3)
956 Points ∼10% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
955 Points ∼10% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
484 Points ∼5% -49%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
428 Points ∼4% -55%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
254 Points ∼3% -73%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
15709 Points ∼18% +5%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
15151 Points ∼18% +1%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (14979 - 15151, n=3)
15059 Points ∼17% +1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
14979 Points ∼17%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
14822 Points ∼17% -1%
Average of class Tablet (3675 - 51436, n=173)
14298 Points ∼17% -5%
Alldocube M8 T801
9771 Points ∼11% -35%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
8724 Points ∼10% -42%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Average of class Tablet (2109 - 221941, n=173)
24384 Points ∼4% +82%
Alldocube M8 T801
14192 Points ∼3% +6%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
13426 Points ∼2%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
13333 Points ∼2% -1%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (13089 - 13426, n=3)
13283 Points ∼2% -1%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
7658 Points ∼1% -43%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
6897 Points ∼1% -49%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
5446 Points ∼1% -59%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Average of class Tablet (2411 - 110846, n=174)
18399 Points ∼7% +34%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
13743 Points ∼6%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
13698 Points ∼6% 0%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (13479 - 13743, n=3)
13640 Points ∼6% -1%
Alldocube M8 T801
12895 Points ∼5% -6%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
8580 Points ∼3% -38%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
7879 Points ∼3% -43%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
5942 Points ∼2% -57%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Alldocube M8 T801
39 fps ∼0%
Average of class Tablet (1 - 451, n=192)
35.2 fps ∼0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
21 fps ∼0%
Average MediaTek MT8168
21 fps ∼0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
14 fps ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
11 fps ∼0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
10 fps ∼0%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Alldocube M8 T801
35 fps ∼1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
33 fps ∼1%
Average MediaTek MT8168
33 fps ∼1%
Average of class Tablet (1.1 - 120, n=196)
23.1 fps ∼1%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
21 fps ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
17 fps ∼1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
16 fps ∼0%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Average of class Tablet (1.6 - 220, n=126)
23.8 fps ∼4%
Alldocube M8 T801
19 fps ∼3%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
12 fps ∼2%
Average MediaTek MT8168
12 fps ∼2%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
6.6 fps ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
4.8 fps ∼1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
3.6 fps ∼1%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
24 fps ∼7%
Average MediaTek MT8168
24 fps ∼7%
Alldocube M8 T801
19 fps ∼5%
Average of class Tablet (1.9 - 110, n=132)
16.7 fps ∼5%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
12 fps ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
9.5 fps ∼3%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
7.3 fps ∼2%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 173, n=78)
21.3 fps ∼0%
Alldocube M8 T801
13 fps ∼0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
7.6 fps ∼0%
Average MediaTek MT8168
7.6 fps ∼0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
4.3 fps ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
3.2 fps ∼0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
2.3 fps ∼0%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
17 fps ∼0%
Average MediaTek MT8168
17 fps ∼0%
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 95, n=78)
14.2 fps ∼0%
Alldocube M8 T801
12 fps ∼0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
8.5 fps ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
6.9 fps ∼0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
5.1 fps ∼0%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 49, n=28)
9.81 fps ∼6%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
5.5 fps ∼4%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (5.5 - 5.5, n=2)
5.5 fps ∼4%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
2.9 fps ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
2 fps ∼1%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (0.8 - 51.1, n=28)
9.62 fps ∼4%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1.8 fps ∼1%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (1.8 - 1.8, n=2)
1.8 fps ∼1%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
0.85 fps ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
0.8 fps ∼0%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 58, n=28)
14.6 fps ∼7%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
9.7 fps ∼5%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (9.7 - 9.7, n=2)
9.7 fps ∼5%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
4.6 fps ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
3.1 fps ∼2%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 134, n=28)
25.7 fps ∼4%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
5.1 fps ∼1%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (5.1 - 5.1, n=2)
5.1 fps ∼1%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
2.3 fps ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1.7 fps ∼0%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.8 - 107, n=54)
15.3 fps ∼4%
Alldocube M8 T801
7.3 fps ∼2%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
4.8 fps ∼1%
Average MediaTek MT8168
4.8 fps ∼1%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
1.9 fps ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1.8 fps ∼0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
fps ∼0%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 47, n=54)
9.51 fps ∼4%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
9.2 fps ∼3%
Average MediaTek MT8168
9.2 fps ∼3%
Alldocube M8 T801
7.3 fps ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
3.8 fps ∼1%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
3.6 fps ∼1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
fps ∼0%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (78450 - 751846, n=14)
299758 Points ∼40% +232%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
90442 Points ∼12% 0%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (90422 - 90442, n=2)
90432 Points ∼12% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
90422 Points ∼12%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
79125 Points ∼11% -12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
78450 Points ∼10% -13%
BaseMark OS II
Web
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
809 Points ∼40% +11%
Average of class Tablet (9 - 2034, n=122)
767 Points ∼38% +5%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
756 Points ∼37% +3%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
731 Points ∼36%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (730 - 731, n=2)
731 Points ∼36% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
730 Points ∼36% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
597 Points ∼29% -18%
Graphics
Average of class Tablet (98 - 28853, n=123)
2362 Points ∼8% +150%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
947 Points ∼3% 0%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (946 - 947, n=2)
947 Points ∼3% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
946 Points ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
487 Points ∼2% -49%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
472 Points ∼2% -50%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
333 Points ∼1% -65%
Memory
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1416 Points ∼16%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (1406 - 1416, n=2)
1411 Points ∼16% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1406 Points ∼16% -1%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 6751, n=123)
1262 Points ∼14% -11%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1258 Points ∼14% -11%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
1151 Points ∼13% -19%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
663 Points ∼7% -53%
System
Average of class Tablet (482 - 16467, n=123)
2661 Points ∼16% +49%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1945 Points ∼12% +9%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1802 Points ∼11% +1%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (1788 - 1802, n=2)
1795 Points ∼11% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1788 Points ∼11%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
1539 Points ∼9% -14%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
1200 Points ∼7% -33%
Overall
Average of class Tablet (150 - 8450, n=122)
1392 Points ∼16% +21%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1150 Points ∼14% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1150 Points ∼14%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (1150 - 1150, n=2)
1150 Points ∼14% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
987 Points ∼12% -14%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
891 Points ∼11% -23%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
631 Points ∼7% -45%

Legend

 
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 MediaTek MT8168, ARM Mali-G52 MP1, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020 MediaTek MT8168, ARM Mali-G52 MP1, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Tab M8 HD Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Qualcomm Adreno 504, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Alldocube M8 T801 MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X, ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, ARM Mali-T720, 16 GB eMMC Flash

The slightly higher amount of RAM of the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) also only has little effect on the test results in the browser benchmarks. However, in everyday operation the browser runs smoothly and websites are loaded quickly.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (10.9 - 279, n=104)
58.8 Points ∼100% +150%
Alldocube M8 T801 (Chrome 72.0.3626.105)
30.352 Points ∼52% +29%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD (Chrome 79)
25.645 Points ∼44% +9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
25.067 Points ∼43% +6%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020 (Silk Browser)
23.989 Points ∼41% +2%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (23.6 - 24, n=2)
23.8 Points ∼40% +1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 (Silk Browser)
23.559 Points ∼40%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 (Silk Browser 66.2.10.3359.126.10)
16.717 Points ∼28% -29%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Tablet (13 - 182, n=39)
73.3 Points ∼100% +144%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD (Chrome 79)
34 Points ∼46% +13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
32 Points ∼44% +7%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020 (Silk Browser)
30 Points ∼41% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 (Silk Browser)
30 Points ∼41%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (30 - 30, n=2)
30 Points ∼41% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 (Silk Browser 66.2.10.3359.126.10)
25 Points ∼34% -17%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (1238 - 45734, n=189)
7546 Points ∼100% +79%
Alldocube M8 T801 (Chrome 72.0.3626.105)
5909 Points ∼78% +40%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD (Chrome 79)
4378 Points ∼58% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
4297 Points ∼57% +2%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 (Silk Browser)
4222 Points ∼56%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (4115 - 4222, n=2)
4169 Points ∼55% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020 (Silk Browser)
4115 Points ∼55% -3%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 (Silk Browser 66.2.10.3359.126.10)
2902 Points ∼38% -31%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 (Silk Browser 66.2.10.3359.126.10)
14320.9 ms * ∼100% -29%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020 (Silk Browser)
11253.8 ms * ∼79% -1%
Average MediaTek MT8168 (11103 - 11254, n=2)
11178 ms * ∼78% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 (Silk Browser)
11102.9 ms * ∼78%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD (Chrome 79)
10893.8 ms * ∼76% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
10654.6 ms * ∼74% +4%
Average of class Tablet (603 - 43092, n=201)
8903 ms * ∼62% +20%
Alldocube M8 T801 (Chrome 72.0.3626.105)
7429.3 ms * ∼52% +33%

* ... smaller is better

The eMMC flash storage used in the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) delivers read and write rates that are at the level of the competitors. The same goes for the built-in microSD card reader, which achieves average values with our Toshiba Exceria M501 reference storage card. 

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020Amazon Fire HD 8 2020Amazon Fire HD 8 2018Lenovo Tab M8 HDSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290Alldocube M8 T801Average 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
1%
-46%
-2%
2%
-40%
-13%
-40%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
61.54 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
62.04 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
34.03 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-45%
64.25 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
69.95 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
14%
52.2 (3.4 - 87.1, n=167)
-15%
49.7 (14 - 73.8, n=70)
-19%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
84.91 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
84.13 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
51.36 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-40%
83.83 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
87.13 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
71.1 (8.2 - 96.5, n=167)
-16%
67.7 (17.6 - 87.7, n=70)
-20%
Random Write 4KB
15.62
15.72
1%
12.25
-22%
15.84
1%
16.89
8%
10.01
-36%
19.2 (0.75 - 89.5, n=210)
23%
10.5 (0.13 - 262, n=221)
-33%
Random Read 4KB
69.06
67.61
-2%
26.98
-61%
77.44
12%
57.77
-16%
19.5
-72%
41.1 (3.59 - 117, n=210)
-40%
24.7 (1.04 - 230, n=221)
-64%
Sequential Write 256KB
100.19
103.95
4%
41.89
-58%
79.55
-21%
108.54
8%
103.02
3%
96.7 (14.8 - 189, n=210)
-3%
52.9 (2.04 - 732, n=221)
-47%
Sequential Read 256KB
314.2
315.01
0%
158.46
-50%
297.09
-5%
291.87
-7%
142.8
-55%
239 (25.8 - 452, n=210)
-24%
143 (6.75 - 1789, n=221)
-54%

Games - Only suitable for simple gaming

During gaming, the slightly larger amount of the working memory compared to the Fire HD 8 (2020) has a positive effect on the load times. However, users still should not expect too much, since demanding games can only run smoothly in medium or reduced graphics settings.

Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor

Emissions - A tablet with good speakers

Temperature

Our measurements attest the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) with maximum surface temperatures of 30.4 °C (~89 °F) under load. With this, the affordable tablet only heats up moderately and can be held comfortably in the hand at all times.

Max. Load
 28 °C
82 F
27.8 °C
82 F
30 °C
86 F
 
 29.2 °C
85 F
27.9 °C
82 F
30.4 °C
87 F
 
 27.5 °C
82 F
27.3 °C
81 F
30 °C
86 F
 
Maximum: 30.4 °C = 87 F
Average: 28.7 °C = 84 F
28.4 °C
83 F
26.6 °C
80 F
26.7 °C
80 F
29.4 °C
85 F
29.1 °C
84 F
27.1 °C
81 F
26.1 °C
79 F
27 °C
81 F
27 °C
81 F
Maximum: 29.4 °C = 85 F
Average: 27.5 °C = 82 F
Power Supply (max.)  24.2 °C = 76 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 29.4 °C / 85 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.5 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.
Heat map - top
Heat map - top
Heat map - bottom
Heat map - bottom

Speakers

The speakers of the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) produce a medium volume and a relatively wide sound spectrum. This makes them well-suited for reproducing media content, without necessarily having to use external speakers or headphones.

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics
Audio characteristics (3.5-mm audio port)
Audio characteristics (3.5-mm audio port)
Signal-to-noise ratio (3.5-mm audio port)
Signal-to-noise ratio (3.5-mm audio port)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.8402519.632.53123.930.74024.324.95030.533.96318.723.68020.42810018.625.712517.535.116019.544.820019.244.825016.451.331515.254.840014.255.950014.759.963013.863.180014.663.1100014.164.7125013.566160014.465200013.966.7250013.866.6315013.865.1400014.765.3500014.266.3630014.465.9800014.966.4100001565.11250015.1571600015.347.6SPL26.577.2N0.840.7median 14.7median 63.1Delta0.87.329.83325.226.621.626.924.717.929.625.522.523.925.126.320.125.819.926.920.836.917.641.117.647.417.450.316.153.613.95514.559.216.161.314.56714.471.513.672.113.973.514.576.114.477.814.877.614.776.814.873.614.971.915.170.91562.615.147.426.9860.959.1median 14.9median 62.61.512.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAmazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (1.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 26% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 67% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 21% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 73% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Lenovo Tab M8 HD audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.9% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 12.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (27.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 79% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 14% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 83% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 12% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Power Management - Fire HD 8 Plus with a long battery life

Power Consumption

With a maximum of 5 watts under load, the Amazon tablet shows low power consumption. However, some competitors such as the Lenovo Tab M8 HD and the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 can do even slightly better.

Included with the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) is a 9-Watt charger, which offers a sufficient amount of power. 

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.27 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.74 / 2.81 / 2.83 Watt
Load midlight 3.73 / 4.97 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
4850 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
4850 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
4750 mAh
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
5100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
5100 mAh
Alldocube M8 T801
5500 mAh
Power Consumption
-4%
-29%
24%
10%
-144%
Idle Minimum *
0.74
0.72
3%
0.97
-31%
0.66
11%
0.62
16%
3.4
-359%
Idle Average *
2.81
2.97
-6%
3.26
-16%
2.15
23%
2.68
5%
5.1
-81%
Idle Maximum *
2.83
2.99
-6%
3.37
-19%
2.18
23%
2.7
5%
5.3
-87%
Load Average *
3.73
4.02
-8%
5.68
-52%
2.48
34%
3.61
3%
6
-61%
Load Maximum *
4.97
5.1
-3%
6.21
-25%
3.49
30%
4
20%
11.5
-131%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

In our realistic WLAN test, the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) achieved a runtime of 14 h 29 m. With this, it does not last quite as long as the Fire HD 8 (2020) and positions in the middle of our test field.

Using the included 9-Watt charger, the battery of our test unit was completely recharged after about 3 hours. Owners of a QI charge pad can also use the wireless charging function of the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020). Using the charging station that was provided to us, the battery was also recharged back to 100% after 2 h 40 m.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
14h 29min
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
4850 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
4850 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
4750 mAh
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
5100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
5100 mAh
Alldocube M8 T801
5500 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
869
902
4%
490
-44%
1124
29%
831
-4%
420
-52%

Pros

+ very affordable
+ long battery life
+ good WLAN performance
+ bright display

Cons

- operating system that is strongly adjusted towards Amazon
- Amazon App Store does not have all the apps
- no ads only at an additional price
- more RAM offers hardly more performance

Verdict - The QI charging standard makes the difference

In review: Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020). Test unit provided by Amazon Germany.
In review: Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020). Test unit provided by Amazon Germany.

During our test of the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020), the slightly larger amount of working memory only led to very small advantages. Users who want to start the occasional game or like to leave several apps open in the background will profit the most from it. Besides that, the Plus model, like the simple Fire HD 8 (2020), shows a modern design and an improved performance that makes an upgrade worthwhile particularly for owners of the predecessor models. A real advantage only lies in the wireless charging option.

Like the Amazon Fire HD 8, the Plus version is also recommended mainly for Amazon customers.

However, a glance at the results of our WLAN battery test also shows that users of the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) need to seek out an outlet slightly earlier. But considering that the battery life is still good, this should not create much of a problem. Anyway, regardless of the version, the Fire HD 8 only deserves a recommendation for Amazon customers who use the strongly adjusted operating system mainly for its targeted purpose. Those buyers can get the regular Fire HD 8 (2020) with ads for less than 100 Euros (~$118; currently starting at $59 in the US), while the Plus model costs 16 Euros (~$19; currently starting at $79 in the US) more. Without ads or "special offers," the two Fire 8 models cost 112 and 132 Euros respectively (~$132 and $156). Buyers who want 64 GB instead of 32 GB of storage have to pay 30 Euros (~$35) extra.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 - 08/10/2020 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
75 / 98 → 77%
Keyboard
69 / 80 → 86%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
38 / 70 → 54%
Weight
86 / 40-88 → 95%
Battery
90%
Display
85%
Games Performance
8 / 78 → 11%
Application Performance
43 / 92 → 47%
Temperature
95%
Noise
100%
Audio
75 / 91 → 82%
Camera
34 / 85 → 40%
Average
68%
81%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2020-08-13 (Update: 2020-08-16)
Mike Wobker
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I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.