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Amazon Fire Series

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2018Processor: unknown, Mediatek MT8127, Mediatek MT8135, Mediatek MT8173, Mediatek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: unknown, ARM Mali-450 MP4, ARM Mali-T720, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, Imagination PowerVR G6200, Imagination PowerVR GX6250, Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 4.7 inch, 7 inch, 8 inch, 10.1 inch
Weight: 0.16kg, 0.295kg, 0.311kg, 0.313kg, 0.341kg, 0.363kg, 0.369kg, 0.39kg, 0.407kg, 0.432kg, 0.483kg, 0.497kg, 0.66kg
Price: 60, 70, 90, 100, 110, 120, 149, 195, 199.99, 200, 225 euro
Average Score: 73.82% - average
Average of 134 scores (from 182 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 59%, features: 55%, display: 72%
mobility: 79%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 95%

 

Amazon Fire Phone

The Amazon Fire Android phone differs from many devices of other manufacturers. While it still runs Android, it has a lot of Amazon flavor and features not found in any other phone make it unique.

Its 4.7-inch screen only has a 1280 x 720 resolution, which is rather standard. In view of the display size, it look too grainy. There are four motion tracking cameras to track your head movement. It uses infrared which triggers some visual effects like elements popping in and out of the screen. Its a cool feature but rather a gimmick, which you won't need.

As expected, there are a lot of Amazon-specific functions. The Google Play Store has been replaced by the Amazon app store. The Fire Phone OS is not compatible with Google Play Services like Google Now, but these were replaced by its own voice assistant. The Firefly scanner scans items and searches for it on the Amazon store, while the real-time Mayday chat puts you in front of an Amazon customer service rep.

The 13 MP rear camera is very bareboned and gets the job done, but it is unspectacular. Only get this phone if you are deeply embedded in Amazon's ecosystem and do a lot of shopping on Amazon.

Specifications

Amazon Fire PhoneNotebook: Amazon Fire Phone
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.16kg
Price: 149 euro
Links: Amazon homepage
 Fire Phone (Model)

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Average Score: 66.86% - average
Average of 22 scores (from 33 reviews)

 

84% Amazon Fire Phone Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Four eyes see 3D. Amazon's Fire Phone aims to offer innovative features for a small price, but the online retailer has not got a lot of praise so far. Our review shows why we are not convinced, either.
Amazon Fire Phone Review
Source: Under KG English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/20/2015
Amazon Fire Phone vs iPhone 6 comparison: Cheaper Fire Phone is great for watching and shopping, but not much else
Source: PC Advisor English
Amazon Fire Phone and the iPhone 6 are both well-made handsets that offer decent performance. The iPhone is the better performer, as you might expect with the price difference. Beyond that we would recommend the iPhone if you want a phone that can be a productivity tool as well as a consumption and communication device. Go for the Fire Phone if you want to shop, shop, shop. (See also: best smartphones: The best phone you can buy in 2014.)
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/26/2014
40% Amazon Fire Phone
Source: It Pro English
Much like the Kindle Fire tablets, the Fire Phone’s primary function is to act as a gateway to Amazon’s ecosystem. At times the device feels like a shopping basket masquerading as a smartphone - and one that's not built for enterprise usage. While there are plenty of software and hardware differences between the Fire Phone and its high-end Android rivals, none really offer the meat to compensate for the usability issues.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 40%
40% Amazon Fire review
Source: Recombu English
Amazon has had plenty of time to bring out a decent smartphone and certainly deep enough pockets to do its research. In many ways, the Fire phone is likable. The camera and hardware are solid and there are elements of the OS we started to appreciate. Android could do with a bit of streamlining in places.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 40%
Amazon Fire Phone review - a so-sweet gateway drug to Amazon Prime
Source: PC Advisor English
Even though you can get it free on contract, the Fire phone isn't as cheap as we had expected. For a similar contract price, or even when bought SIM-free, you could have a flagship Android phone such as the LG G3. If you're comparing specifications, the Fire phone looks distinctly mid-range.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/02/2014
60% Amazon Fire Phone review
Source: Stuff TV English
It just doesn’t make a great deal of sense for most people. Its key feature, that array of front cameras, is spectacularly pointless after the first five minutes. And while some may claim it’s a simpler and more accessible alternative to other Androids, we found it a good deal trickier to get on with. It’s not that simple, it’s not intuitive, and the alternatives it offers for Google’s app suite just aren’t as good.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 80% display: 70% workmanship: 60%
60% Amazon Fire phone review: 2014's quirkiest smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
For roughly the same money, you could have a flagship Android smartphone or for a little more per month on contract, a brand new iPhone. If you're looking purely as specs, the Fire phone is fairly mid-range. The deal is sweetened by a year of free Amazon Prime, though, which would otherwise cost you £79 and includes next-day delivery and the Instant Video streaming service. So the Fire phone has a few things going for it, but asking people to get to grips with a new operating system, deal with the limited app store and still pay top dollar for it is a bold move indeed. Ultimately, the safe option is to plump for an Android device such as the LG G3.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 60%
60% Amazon Fire Phone
Source: Gadget Show English
Amazon would have you think the Fire Phone is a mobile revolution, a complete rethink of how an Android smartphone should be made. It’s not: it’s just another phone with a so-so build that seems to do things differently just to spite Google rather than to help customers. Nor is it the affordable option the company would have you believe, at £399 on Pay As You Go. Unless you really need Mayday, the similar-sized Motorola Moto G represents much better value, and still lets you use Kindle and the Amazon Appstore on the go.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
40% Amazon Fire Phone review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Ultimately, the Amazon Fire Phone is a deeply frustrating and woefully misconceived handset. Apart from being a cynical money-making machine for Amazon, its clunky OS is difficult to use and offers no benefit over Android or iOS. The Dynamic Perspective display is a needless gimmick and its Firefly camera isn't good enough to rival services elsewhere. It's also expensive, even if you do get a free year of Amazon Prime thrown in as a vague sweetener. It's not broken per se, but you should avoid this at all costs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 40%
50% Is Amazon's foray into the smartphone space a success?
Source: Techradar English
Amazon's Fire Phone is a decent attempt at selling more Amazon goods and services, but it's hardly a smartphone worth considering if you're not already invested in Amazon's ecosystem. If you're looking for flexibility in an operating system (customization, great apps, etc.) and you want top-end specs to boot, consider an Android flagship smartphone or older iPhone. They cost the same as the Fire Phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 40% performance: 60% features: 50% workmanship: 60%
A Dynamic Perspective
Source: Hot Hardware English
From a design standpoint, it’s a sharp smartphone. It’s understated and classy, with minimal branding and a solid feel. The 4.7-inch display should’ve been a 1080p panel (as it stands, the native resolution is pegged at 1280 x 720), but at least Amazon is including a full 32GB of internal storage on its base model. Unfortunately, the phone is only available through AT&T, which complicates things further.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2014
Tested In-Depth: Amazon Fire Phone
Source: Tested English
We were curious when Amazon announced their Fire phone, and intrigued by the Dynamic Perspective and Firefly features that Amazon claims sets its handset apart from other flagship smartphones. So we bought a Fire phone to test and show you how those features work--or rather, how they don't really work well. Here's why we couldn't wait to return this phone for a refund after testing.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/26/2014
60% Amazon Fire Phone review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Amazon takes this to an entirely new level with the Fire Phone, to the point that if you're shopping and content consumption habits do not revolve around Amazon.com Kindle, Prime Video, Amazon MP3, and you have no intentions of that becoming the case, it’s very difficult to recommend the Fire Phone. At times the device appears like a handheld personal shopping tool that just happens to have cellular capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Amazon Fire Phone deep-dive review: Two weeks with a weird device
Source: Computerworld.com English
I could go on and talk about all the standard smartphone measures -- the Fire Phone's performance is somewhat choppy, its battery life is on the lower end of average, its call quality is fine and its camera is pretty decent -- but at this point, all of that seems rather inconsequential. There are just so many fundamental things wrong with this device that, for most people, it's impossible to recommend. The Fire Phone is ultimately a collection of random ideas that don't come together to create any type of cohesive or compelling user experience. Its operating system is confusing and difficult to use, its Dynamic Perspective feature is gimmicky and counterproductive and its prominent integration with Amazon makes it feel more like a pushy salesperson than a user-focused tool.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2014
60% Amazon Fire Phone Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
Dynamic Perspective and Firefly are interesting features that will only get better with more supported apps and when more products are added into Amazon’s analysis database. I expect those features to improve greatly by the time Fire Phone 2 and 3 roll around. But right now, the rest of Fire OS 3.5 drags the Fire Phone down.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Amazon Fire Phone review: the right phone at the wrong price
Source: Pocketnow English
That said, there’s certainly a lot to like here. Those who value fresh ideas, those not bullied into demanding conformity by the overwhelming cynicism of the jaded tech world, will appreciate the freshness the Fire Phone brings to a slowly stagnating space. For reading, for shopping, for existing within Amazon’s special corner of the internet, it literally doesn’t get any better than this. And for everything else … well, there’s always version two.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% features: 73% mobility: 40%
60% Amazon Fire Phone review
Source: Pocket Lint English
If you have never played with an Amazon device before, the Fire Phone will take you a while to master. It's an average looking phone with a couple nifty tricks either meant to sell you things or dazzle your eyes, but other than that, it's nothing worth bragging about. Keep in mind Amazon has an agenda: it wants to sell more goods and push Prime. And the Fire Phone is the company's latest way of achieving that goal. Despite a gazillion sensors and Dynamic Display to get you all excited about the idea of using the Fire Phone as your everyday device, Amazon only really cares about whether you use the Firefly app to buy stuff on Amazon.com.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Amazon Fire Phone review: Give this Fire time to grow
Source: Greenbot English
This is a phone for Amazon’s whales, the very top customers. Just like how you had to be an Apple die-hard to pay $600 for the first-gen iPhone, this first Fire Phone will be the most tempting for people all-in with Amazon for everything from shopping to ebooks to TV shows. Even though this is a respectable first showing, I think Amazon will keep improving both the design and the software polish, and hopefully the Appstore will mature at the same time. Then the Fire Phone has the potential to go from a phone to delight Prime customers to a delightful phone that will make new Prime customers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/29/2014
Review: Amazon Fire Phone
Source: Gizmag English
If you want a new smartphone, do yourself a favor and browse the handsets in our latest Smartphone Comparison Guide and Phablet Comparison Guide. Very few of them cost more than the Fire Phone, and many cost less. I'd recommend every single one of them ahead of this head-scratching debut from Amazon.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/26/2014
Can the Amazon Fire Phone Take on iPhone and Samsung?
Source: Recode English
The Amazon Fire phone is perfectly suited for people heavily invested in the company’s ecosystem, and who like to use their smartphones one-handed, as long as they like AT&T. But to top Apple and Samsung, Amazon needs to do better.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2014
60% Amazon Fire Phone
Source: Wired Magazine English
You buy iPhones for the ease-of-use, the app ecosystem, and the design language. You buy Android phones for the freedom of choice and the tinkerability. You’d buy this phone for the free Amazon Prime and a quick fix for shoppin’ fever. It’s not a bad phone, it just isn’t in the same league as a top-tier Android phone or iPhone. When you look past its purchasing powers and its fringe benefits—which can’t be ignored—what you have left is a relatively unexciting handset.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Amazon Fire Phone review: The shopper’s smartphone
Source: Slashgear English
Instead, it's left to features like Dynamic Perspective and Firefly to sell the Fire Phone, and while they're clever, they're not yet convincing must-haves. In a way, it feels like Amazon tried to make its smartphone too many things: both a smaller gateway to its virtual aisles for your pocket, and a feature-pushing flagship differentiated on more than just software and services. The Amazon Fire Phone is good, but it's neither the home-run nor the game-changer that many were expecting.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2014
60% Amazon Fire Phone
Source: Laptop Mag English
When is Amazon coming out with a phone? That question has been answered, but after having tested the phone, I have a new one: Why? The Fire phone has some clever innovations and a nice design, but at the moment, there's not much that would compel me to switch from either Android or iOS.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
88% Amazon Fire Phone
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 88%
85% Amazon Fire Phone (32 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% mobility: 81% ergonomy: 85%
48% 3D-Smartphone für experimentierfreudige Nutzer
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 48% features: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70%
78% Amazon Fire Phone (32 GB)
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
Amazon Fire Phone
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 12/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
97% Amazon-Smartphone im Test: Fire Phone mit 3D-Display enttäuscht im Alltag
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% features: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 87%
78% Amazon Fire Phone
Source: Tecchannel - Heft 21/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
89% Strohfeuer oder Smartphone-Feuerwerk?
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 56% mobility: 94%
100% Amazon Fire Phone
Source: Connect - Heft 11/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
88% Amazon Fire Phone (32 GB)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 18/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%

 

Amazon Fire HD 10 inch 2015

For anyone who is shopping for a cost-friendly tablet which serves occasional laptop duty, the Amazon Fire HD 10 inch 2015 can be put on the shortlist. This tablet is equipped with a quad-core processor, a 5 MP rear camera, an HD front camera and Dolby-enhanced stereo speakers. Due to a 10.1 inch widescreen display, it is heavier and thicker than other tablets. The wide screen is just enough to support an on-screen keyboard with full-sized keys. With 149 ppi and 1280x800 resolution, the image is notably blurry towards the edges, but it remains legible. Hence, it might not be ideal for those who use it for reading. The cool thing, though, is the tons of entertainments given by Amazon. Subscribers to Amazon Prime can have a worthwhile privilege to access unlimited content of music, movies, TV shows, books, games and much more. Its 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage, coupled with a microSD expansion slot, definitely eases your mind, too. Non-subscribers can experience the first-of-a-kind Amazon Underground, which presents a huge collection of free apps and games valued at $10,000. Overall, the Fire HD 10's fair performance makes it a decent choice for budget leisure.

Specifications

Amazon Fire HD 10 inch 2015Notebook: Amazon Fire HD 10 inch 2015
Processor: Mediatek MT8135
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR G6200
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixels
Weight: 0.432kg
Price: 199.99 euro
Links: Amazon homepage
 Fire HD 10 inch 2015 (Model)

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Average Score: 58% - poor
Average of 10 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

83% Amazon Fire HD 10 (2015) Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Shopping with style.The 10.1-inch Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet is available for a starting price of just 200 Euros (~$218). Its Android-based Fire OS operating system primarily serves as the shopping platform for Amazon products. It is easy to use - and with a few tricks, Google Play as well as other Android apps can also run on it.
Amazon Fire HD 10
Source: Hot Hardware English
Amazon’s current generation Fire HD 10 may be one of the most powerful tablets the company currently offers but it’s price, specifications, and benchmark scores show this is really a budget tablet with direct ties to Amazon’s ecosystem. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing it’s just important to know what you’re getting into with this device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2016
50% Amazon Fire HD 10
Source: Laptop Mag English
There are inexpensive tablets, and there are cheap tablets. A chintzy design, low-resolution display, lackluster cameras and sluggish performance make the Amazon Fire 10 feel less than the sum of its parts. For less money, the Lenovo Tab 2 A10 has a higher-resolution screen, better design and much longer battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Amazon Fire HD 10 and Fire HD 8 review
Source: Techradar English
Poor performance and sub-par screen resolutions leave you questioning the purpose of these affordable tablets.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Amazon Fire HD 10 review
Source: Stuff TV English
With pixel density that’s years out of date, the Amazon Fire HD 10 just doesn’t offer the screen quality that’ll get us spending upwards of £150. The funny thing is that while the larger display is what’ll get people buying this instead of the Fire tablet or Fire HD 8, those extra inches actually are what make the screen worse.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Amazon Fire HD 10 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Amazon Fire HD 10 doesn’t make any moves that are going to cause people to send the thing back. The sound and battery life are a bit better than you’d expect, the screen is as advertised. However, it’s just not that good, especially when the price is creeping towards the mid-range zone where every single tablet out there offers a far, far better display. It’s the screen resolution that puts me off the most. It's very pixellated.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 60% display: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50%
60% Is this the best cheap 10in tablet around?
Source: PC Pro English
If, on the other hand, you want something a little more versatile, there are more tempting options. Sacrifice 2in and the Tesco Hudl 2 gives you change, just, from £100. If you’re willing to forgo an inch of screen size, and are happy with a 4:3 ratio, then the Google Nexus 9 is your friend. When it costs £200 from Argos, which it does right now, it’s far more tempting, even to Amazon Prime subscribers like me.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Amazon Fire HD 10
Source: PC Mag English
The Amazon Fire HD 10 is a 10.1-inch window to Amazon's vast multimedia library. Unfortunately, its clunky form factor, slippery back, and grainy screen don't justify the jump in price over the Fire HD 8, which offers access to the same content but in a much more manageable body. If you're after a more well-rounded tablet, you'll have to shell out some extra cash for the iPad Air 2, which has an unbeatable app experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Amazon Fire tablet review
Source: Gadget Show English
The Amazon Fire tablet, for £50, does what it says on the tin: it’s a tablet designed to deliver you Amazon products for cheap. And it does it pretty well, to be honest, for the low price tag. While it won’t compete with the higher end Amazon Fire tablets, for a first-time buyer who wants to try a slate out, or wants to get something for the kids and is already clued into the Amazon eco-system, it’s a great buy - but by itself, it’s not quite compelling enough.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Review: Hands-on
Source: Recombu English
The Amazon Fire HD 10 is a mixed bag, with its design and screen being the most obvious weak points, but respectable real-world performance and an impressive software experience mean that it has a place for certain users. The £169.99 price tag is a little steep for what’s on offer and the keyboard dock adds an additional £99, despite feeling a little flimsy, but if you’re already entrenched in the world of Amazon, this might be worth a look. We’ll pass full judgement come the full review.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2015
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 10 First Look
Source: Fudzilla English
In conclusion, as at the beginning, we can only say that Amazon Kindle Fire HD 10 is a device with loads of stuff done right, but amazingly the one or two key things done very poorly. The interface is better than ever before on an Amazon tablet, the MediaTek SoC performs really well for what it is, the tablet is incredibly thin and light and the company claims it will stand up to abuse. We'll talk more about the specs, the benchmarks, the new Fire OS and other aspects of the device in our full review. Stay tuned.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2015
40% Amazon Fire HD 10 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Fire HD 10 is one of the cheapest 10in tablets around, but with good reason. Screen quality is only average, performance is mediocre and you’re forced to use Amazon’s Fire OS. While version 5 is a definite improvement over the awful previous releases, it’s still limited compared to vanilla Android and surprisingly buggy at launch. Unless you’re completely invested in the Amazon ecosystem, and have no need for Google apps including Chrome, Maps, YouTube and Drive, you’re signing up for a limited experience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 40%
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablets have started shipping today, so now's the perfect time to check out the new affordable lineup.
Source: GSM Arena English
At the second annual MediaTek Executive forum in London MediaTek gathered journalists and analysts to show them more about the direction their business is going. As part of the event's program we were lucky to get our hands on several products running MediaTek's chipsets.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2015
50% Amazon Fire HD 10
Source: Laptop Mag English
There are inexpensive tablets, and there are cheap tablets. A chintzy design, low-resolution display, lackluster cameras and sluggish performance make the Amazon Fire 10 feel less than the sum of its parts. For less money, the Lenovo Tab 2 A10 has a higher-resolution screen, better design and much longer battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 50%
Only Amazon addicts need apply
Source: Slashgear English
Like other Amazon tablets before it, the Fire HD 10 only really makes sense if you're immersed - or willing to be - in the retailer's ecosystem, though. Kindle ebooks, Prime video, and the Amazon Appstore are so tightly interwoven into the slate, while it may be possible to supplant them with third-party alternatives, the resulting experience underwhelms. That fact alone will probably decide whether the Fire HD 10 is for you or not. If Amazon is your go-to store, and your primary need for a tablet is content consumption, its an affordable way to carry Bezos' empire around with you. Everyone else would be better served with a more generic Android tablet or an iPad.Only Amazon addicts need apply.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/28/2015
Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 hands-on: Superslim entertainment slates for the whole family
Source: Pocket Lint English
Both Fire HD tablet is just 7.7mm thick and the HD 10 will be available with a black or white body. The HD 8 will be available in four colours: tangerine, magenta, blue and black. You will also be able to get a keyboard case for the HD 10 that offers a full-size keyboard and trackpad, much like a laptop. It connects through Bluetooth, but will still last for up to four months on a single charge.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/17/2015
70% Was taugt die neue HD-Klasse?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% display: 70%

 

Amazon Fire Tablet

The Amazon Fire HD 7 inch 2015 is a tablet released by Amazon, which is designed for reading. With 1.3 GHz quad core CPU and 1 GB RAM, it is considered an entry level reading tablet. It comes with 8 GB internal memory and a microSD card slot which allows adding 128 GB of storage. Being an Amazon tablet, it runs on Amazon’s custom operating system, which is the Fire OS 5 UI, customized from the Android operating system. The Amazon Fire HD 7 inch 2015 comes with free cloud storage for all Amazon content, which is one of the signature feature for Amazon devices. Its 7 inch capacitive multi-touch touchscreen uses IPS technology and features a resolution of 600 x 1024 pixels, which gives a pixel density of about 170 PPI. In addition, the tablet comes with a 2 MP rear camera capable of recording 720p videos and a secondary VGA camera. With a size of 191 x 115 x 10.6 mm (7.52 x 4.53 x 0.42 in) and a weight of 313 g (11.04 oz), it is a small and lightweight reading tablet, which you can very easily take with you. The Connectivity includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and a microUSB v2.0 port.

Specifications

Amazon Fire TabletNotebook: Amazon Fire Tablet
Processor: Mediatek MT8127
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-450 MP4
Display: 7 inch, 16:10, 1024 x 600 pixels
Weight: 0.313kg
Price: 60 euro
Links: Amazon homepage
 Fire Tablet (Model)

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Average Score: 69.57% - average
Average of 14 scores (from 19 reviews)

 

76.4% Amazon Fire Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
On Fire? Amazon's entry into their tablet ecosystem is inexpensive - in fact, very inexpensive. In Germany, the Fire Tablet (Late 2015) sells for 60 Euro (~$64) via Amazon's online store. What compromises the low-budget 7-inch tablet requires is the subject of our review.
80% Amazon Fire
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Tablet prices are falling which I am sure everyone knows. The £49 being asked by Amazon for their latest 7"Fire sets a new low price for what is a very powerful Android tablet. So what if anything is not included in this latest offering? The plus points it allows a child to have their own device and content, the older person to get their own computer and to keep in content with others as even a standard phone line cost and call connection charges are scandalous.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 80%
90% Amazon Fire Tablet
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Along with the multitude of third-party products on offer from its Aladdin’s Cave of delights, sometimes known as its catalogue, Amazon has a number of its own brand offerings. Like many companies, Amazon holds a Christmas in July event for journalists in order to promote products such as the Fire Tablet forming the basis for this review.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80%
Amazone Fire
Source: Hot Hardware English
Price certainly isn’t everything, but we have to give Amazon credit for delivering a $50 tablet that actually provides enough features and performance to meet the needs of a basic tablet user. Think about how your kids, parents, grandparents, or your non-techie friend would use a tablet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2015
80% Who needs Hudl when there's this for £50?
Source: Pocket Lint English
For its price, the Amazon Fire is an amazing tablet. Yes, there are plenty of tablets out there that are much better in almost every way, including Amazon's own Fire HD range, but the Fire is great to watch streaming video on. It's capable of playing casual games well. And it doubles effectively as an eBook reader. And all for £50 (or £60 for the advert-free version).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Amazon Fire Tablet
Source: Laptop Mag English
Looking at Amazon's customer ratings, people seem to like the $50 Fire tablet. Nearly 80 percent of owners gave it 4 stars or higher. This is despite sluggish performance, a low-resolution display and short battery life. After spending lots of time with the Fire, I see where they are coming from.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Amazon Fire review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Amazon Fire isn't a tablet for everyone, despite its all-welcoming £50 price. However, for some, its low price will be justification of its cut-price parts. It isn't slick in operation, the screen is clearly pixellated, and it feels cheap. However, it can happily run virtually any Android game, includes an IPS display, and – unlike ultra-budget tablets of a few years ago – it doesn’t feel as though it might be about to drip battery acid from its seams.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 100% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
Does a Lot for $50
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
A swipe to the left gets you recently accessed content and apps, plus recommendations. It's a good way to get to frequent tasks without spending a lot of time moving around icons on the home screen. Older Amazon devices will get this feature, too, with an upcoming software update.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/23/2015
Amazon Fire review
Source: Stuff TV English
If you’re buying the Fire, then you’ll be doing so for its price. All you need to know is that it’s performance is acceptable. This tablet is slow and has a dreary screen, but it won’t fall over at the drop of the hat and has a good enough battery life to keep the occupants of the backseats of a Volvo entertained all the way to Cornwall.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2015
60% Amazon Fire (2015) review
Source: Expert Reviews English
With such an incredibly low price, the Fire doesn’t really have any competition. The closest match would be the Tesco Hudl 2, which costs twice the price. If you’re looking for a cheap tablet to give to your children, Amazon’s own Kids Edition Fire also costs £100, but includes a heavy duty protective rubber case and two-year worry-free guarantee, arguably making it better value for cautious parents. The new Fire makes sense for anyone looking for a first tablet, though, or a cheap second device for travel, university or for keeping in the kitchen, as long as you’re aware of its limitations.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% You get what you pay for
Source: PC Pro English
If you can afford the extra £30, buy the Fire HD 6 instead. An extra £50? Buy the Tesco Hudl 2 – you’ll get a stronger device that you’ll be happy to use as your mainstay. Yet there will be a lot of people out there looking to dip their toes into the tablet world or buy a cheap slate for one or more kids. There’s no question that they could do much better than the Fire, but you could pay more and do much, much worse.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Amazon Fire hands-on: The £50 7-inch tablet that pulls no punches
Source: Pocket Lint English
New to the Kids Edition, as part of Fire OS 5, is a web browser and YouTube access, although it is again age appropriately locked, with thousands of websites and YouTube videos curated to ensure they are suitable. Parents can add or remove them if needed, but a child could jump on board safely from the off.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/17/2015
Wozu das Fire taugt und wozu nicht
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2016
66% Amazon Fire Tablet
Source: Areamobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 46% mobility: 66% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 65%
64% Was kann das 60 Euro-Tablet?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 64% performance: 60% features: 60% display: 70%
74% Amazon Fire (2015): shopping in formato 7 pollici
Source: Webnews.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 95% performance: 65% features: 65% workmanship: 70%
70% Notre test de l’Amazon Fire 7″ (2015)
Source: Tablette-tactile.net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Test de l’Amazon Fire 7 2015 (5e gen) : qu’attendre d’une tablette à 60 euros ?
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 40% display: 40% mobility: 60% workmanship: 50%
60% Amazon Fire 7 (2015)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Test : Amazon Fire, la tablette à 60 euros incontournable pour Noël?
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Amazon Fire HD 8 inch 2015

The Amazon Fire HD 8 is an entry-level tablet that is both budget and family-friendly. Ideal for media consumption such as movies, videos, music and e-books, this tablet provides sufficiently bright visuals with its 1280 x 800 display and a loud Dolby Atmos sound system. Still, its low-resolution display might not appeal to the elaborate users as it may appear grainy for certain videos. It is designed to mainly work on landscape mode, as issues of mixing up the volume buttons or the tangling of earbuds and charging cables may arise in portrait mode. Besides, its casing is made of glossy plastic, which is not fingerprint and smudge-proof in addition to feeling cheap as compared to a metal finish. However, if one does not mind the feel of the tablet and is a member of Amazon Prime, this tablet has much to offer. Amazon Prime members have the access to stream or download movies and TV shows from its Prime library as well as certain games which are made exclusively free for the members. Additionally, its storage is microSD expandable up to 128 GB, which would be a delight for heavy media downloads. This tablet runs on the latest Fire OS 5, which is similar to Android OS but it is more customized towards Amazon users. Among the customizations are Mayday Screen Sharing and FreeTime, which allows face-to-face video chats with an Amazon representative for customer service and also parental control on which channels, shows or apps to be made available to the user's children.

Specifications

Amazon Fire HD 8 inch 2015Notebook: Amazon Fire HD 8 inch 2015
Processor: Mediatek MT8135
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR G6200
Display: 8 inch, 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixels
Weight: 0.311kg
Price: 195 euro
Links: Amazon homepage
 Fire HD 8 inch 2015 (Model)

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Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

80% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2015) Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
A flash in the pan. Amazon's Fire HD 8 tablet features an HD screen and the brand new Fire OS 5 Bellini operating system with the familiar software restrictions. The starting price is 160 Euros (~$175) – if the user can live with adware. In this review read why the spark does not kindle a blazing fire.
60% Amazon Fire HD 10 and Fire HD 8 review
Source: Techradar English
Poor performance and sub-par screen resolutions leave you questioning the purpose of these affordable tablets.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Amazon Fire HD 8 review
Source: Stuff TV English
It doesn’t cost that much and has an 8in screen, which is pretty much the perfect size for a tablet: big enough to dwarf your phone, not so big that you look like a kid playing with an Early Learning Centre toy. A £129 ticket price is sure to get a few people interested, too. However, it’s still not a great choice unless you’re yet to lay eyes on a single ‘good’ tablet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Amazon Fire
Source: PC Mag English
Amazon really has the market cornered on low-cost tablets. At this price point, there is simply no other competition from a big-name manufacturer. Sure, you can find plenty of third-party bargain bin options while shopping around on, well, Amazon, but I wouldn't count on a reliable hardware or software experience, let alone access to an advanced tech support network. The Fire HD 8 gets you a modest upgrade in terms of screen size, resolution, camera, and processing power, but it costs three times as much as the Fire.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Mid-spec Nokia Lumi... er, MediaTek slab
Source: Reg Hardware English
After the disaster that was the Fire Phone, it seems the coin has dropped at Amazon. Fire tablets are not, and never will be, direct competition for devices running Android and iOS. Rather they should be cost-effective machines designed primarily to access your Amazon content and for general media consumption. Everything else people are doing on their Android or iPhone mobiles and that’s a party Amazon is never going to gatecrash. Looked at in that light, the HD 8 makes some sense though I’d be happier if £130 got you the 16GB advert-free version.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2015
70% Amazon Fire HD 8 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 is a "family" tablet. That’s a double-edged term, and one that naturally limits expectations about how high-end any part of it will be. Sure enough, the Amazon Fire HD 8 has a fairly low-res screen – and although slim, its build quality is unlikely to impress. It isn't the zippiest tablet either. However, fairly good battery life and its above-average speakers add a likeable edge to a tablet that might otherwise be easy to dismiss.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Review: Hands-on
Source: Recombu English
The low price tag sounds appealing and whilst initial experiences offered up respectable performance, in the long-run it might not be the most logical purchase in the tablet space as the internal hardware will likely age quickly. We’ll have a better idea of whether that’s the case come the full review. Stay tuned.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2015
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablets have started shipping today, so now's the perfect time to check out the new affordable lineup.
Source: GSM Arena English
At the second annual MediaTek Executive forum in London MediaTek gathered journalists and analysts to show them more about the direction their business is going. As part of the event's program we were lucky to get our hands on several products running MediaTek's chipsets.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2015
Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 hands-on: Superslim entertainment slates for the whole family
Source: Pocket Lint English
Both Fire HD tablet is just 7.7mm thick and the HD 10 will be available with a black or white body. The HD 8 will be available in four colours: tangerine, magenta, blue and black. You will also be able to get a keyboard case for the HD 10 that offers a full-size keyboard and trackpad, much like a laptop. It connects through Bluetooth, but will still last for up to four months on a single charge.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/17/2015
77% Das Regenbogen-Tablet
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 86% features: 56% display: 80% mobility: 68% ergonomy: 84%
87% Kindle Fire HD 8 im Test: Das ging schon besser, Amazon!
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 87% features: 80% workmanship: 83% ergonomy: 92%
70% Was taugt die neue HD-Klasse?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% display: 70%
La nueva Fire HD 8 de Amazon es exactamente lo que le pedirías a una tablet barata
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Decent display; nice design; long battery life; good price. Negative: Average hardware; plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2016

 

Amazon Fire Kids Edition Late 2015

Specifications

Amazon Fire Kids Edition Late 2015Notebook: Amazon Fire Kids Edition Late 2015
Processor: Mediatek MT8127
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-450 MP4
Display: 7 inch, 16:9, 1024 x 600 pixels
Weight: 0.407kg
Price: 120 euro
Links: Amazon homepage

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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

77% Amazon Fire Kids Edition (Late 2015) Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Family Fire. A thick protective cover, two-year worry-free warranty and a one-year subscription to "Amazon FreeTime Unlimited" is to make Amazon's cheapest Fire tablet suitable for children 3+ years with the Kids Edition. Parents will likely find the device interesting primarily for its reasonable price of 120 Euros (~$131).
70% Amazon Fire Kids Edition
Source: Laptop Mag English
Tablets can be a kid's favorite tool for fun and education, but without good parental controls, they can also be a parent's worst nightmare. Amazon delivers quality content and family-friendly protections that will make everyone happy. The Fire doesn't offer the zippiest performance or the longest battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Amazon Kindle Fire Kids Edition (2016)
Source: c't - Heft 15/2016 German
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 07/15/2016

 

Amazon Fire HD 8 inch 2016

It is amazing how Amazon updates its range of Kindle Fire tablets and succeeds in pushing its prices lower at the same time. The previous generation Fire HD 8 started at $150 compared to its new price of $90. It is clear that Amazon intends to lure more users into this vast Amazon ecosystem by making the prices of its tablets more attractive. Although there is no significant revamp on its exterior, the 2016 Amazon Fire HD 8 inch gets some significant upgrades on its performance. It is powered with a new 1.3 GHz quad-core processor chip with the real boost coming from an increase in RAM from 1 GB to 1.5 GB. Amazon also claims that it comes with a larger battery which is capable of up to 12 hours of mixed use. Another key feature of the Fire tablets (which will be rolled out in coming months) is Alexa, the cloud-based voice service that is similar to Apple's Siri. Voice commands are enabled to tell Alexa to play music, launch games, read audio books, and deliver weather reports. Its stereo speakers are tuned with Dolby audio and the sound is loud and decent. Although its 8-inch widescreen HD display with 1280 x 800 pixel (189 ppi) resolution ranks below that of the iPad Mini 2's 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution (326 ppi), this cannot be regarded as a drawback as the latter costs three times as much. In fact, the Amazon Fire HD is mainly made for reading E-Books which doesn't require very high screen resolution. Its dimensions measure at 21.35 x 12.7 x 1.02 cm (8.4 x 5.0 x 0.4 inch) and it weighs 341 g. It is light enough to be held up for reading without straining the hands of the user. Amazon also says the Fire HD 8 is twice as durable as the iPad Mini 4, as measured in tumble tests. Storage options are either 16 GB or 32 GB with support for up to 200 GB of expandable storage via a microSD card. It also comes with free, unlimited cloud storage for all photos taken on Fire devices. It comes with a VGA Front-facing camera as well as a 2 MP rear-facing camera with 720p HD video recording. The Amazon Fire HD 8 inch 2016 comes in four color variants, i.e. black, magenta, blue and tangerine. Many may find themselves constrained by the Fire OS which aims to maximize users’ exposure to the Amazon environment. Such a gripe is unjustified as Amazon-exclusive features (such as ASAP, X-Ray, Second Screen, Family Library, Amazon FreeTime, Prime Video downloads, Blue Shade, and Word Runner) will be available to users. Prime membership grants users access to a lot of "free" content, including plenty of music, movies, games, books and apps. In all, the 2016 HD 8 is truly a great value for those who don't really need an expensive iPad or Android tablet and require a tablet mainly for reading digital media. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Amazon Fire HD 8 inch 2016Notebook: Amazon Fire HD 8 inch 2016
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 8 inch, 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixels
Weight: 0.341kg
Price: 100 euro
Links: Amazon homepage
 Fire HD 8 inch 2016 (Model)

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Average Score: 74.84% - average
Average of 19 scores (from 23 reviews)

 

80% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) review:
Source: CNet English
Despite some small drawbacks, you just won't find a tablet with these features and performance at this price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) review
Source: What Hi-Fi English
The Fire HD 8 is one of the least compromised budget tablets out there – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t compromises to be made.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet Reduces Specifications To Hit Low Price, A Review
Source: Forbes English
Amazon is doing really well in tablets as they don’t really need to make a profit on them. They view the tablet platform as an on-ramp to their other products and services like books, video, games, store items, apps, music, audiobooks, and magazines. This order of goods is exactly how their UI is laid out, too, which reinforces this position.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2016
70% Amazon Fire HD 8 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 is a “good enough” tablet at a great price, making it easy to recommend if £100 is your absolute maximum budget. Its screen is fair, the build quality is fine and there’s plenty of storage. While it doesn’t feel incredibly fast, it has enough power to do justice to some of Android’s most impressive games.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 review: cutting the right corners for a decent £90 tablet
Source: The Guardian English
Like the 7in Amazon Fire tablet before it, the HD 8 does a great job of not being a frustrating, terrible experience for just £90. Is it fantastic? No. But it’s a tablet for £90 that isn’t terrible, which is an achievement in and of itself.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Amazon Fire HD 8 Review: Is It Good for Business?
Source: Business News Daily English
But Amazon's tablet wasn't designed for business use. The slate's biggest downside is its limited app library, which is missing such key offerings as Microsoft Word and Excel. Other than that, you get what you pay for: decent (but not fast) performance, a bright (but dull) display and a plastic design that feels sturdy but probably isn't as durable as what you get with a pricier tablet. Despite those limitations, this $90 slate is hard to beat for the price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) review
Source: Techradar English
The Fire HD 8 is evidence cheap tablets aren’ t progressing as fast as cheap phones. It is basic. However, it is also very affordable and can handle games and apps very well given the price. Not perfect, but the best you can get at the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) review: A fantastic budget tablet
Source: Expert Reviews English
Despite its shortfalls, Amazon’s latest Fire HD 8 tablet is quite the tablet. At just £90 for the basic 16GB version, its excellent battery life, superb build quality and decent performance make it a great choice for those looking to save a bit of money, and it’s a particularly good choice for kids. It has its shortcomings, but at this price, you’d be hard-pushed to find a better value Android tablet for less. It wins a Recommended award.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon All-New Fire HD 8 (2016) Tablet Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
If you’re after a simple and affordable family tablet boasting fast access to all of your Amazon Prime content, then the All-New Fire HD 8 tablet is a worthy purchase. The hardware is basic but backed up by lots of great software features, and the sub-£100 price point makes it easy on the wallet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% A cheap tablet that's actually good
Source: CNet English
The latest Fire HD 8 delivers faster performance, a bigger battery and more base storage than the previous version for almost half the price. Its 8-inch screen is bright, the speakers are loud and it offers expandable microSD storage and ample parental controls. Amazon Prime members can access gobs of free video, music and other content with their subscription. Display isn't as sharp as that of current iPad Mini models; to truly take advantage of what the tablet has to offer, you need an Amazon Prime membership; slow charging (takes 6 hours to fully cap battery).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 review: A brilliant combination of function and value – with one massive caveat
Source: PC Advisor English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 ticks a lot of the right boxes. It’s affordable, well built and plays back video to an exceptionally high standard. But we’ll say it again – you need Amazon Prime to fully enjoy it. It’s not that it is a complete necessity, but the prominence in the operating system of Amazon’s own apps and services means without a Prime membership it’s a frustrating user experience. This caveat aside, it’s an incredibly priced media consumption tablet that exemplifies Amazon’s place in the low-end market – this over makes it an attractive, interestingly unique option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 60%
70% Amazon Fire HD 8
Source: PC Mag English
The smaller Amazon Fire tablet, at $49.99, is practically an impulse buy. That's a big part of why we give it four stars and our Editors' Choice award. The Fire HD 8, at $89.99, takes a little more thought. It's an inexpensive tablet for consuming media, especially Amazon media, and that can be enough. My daughter, for example, has a tablet she uses exclusively for listening to music, playing Minecraft, looking things up on Wikipedia, and watching Steven Universe on Hulu—and the Fire HD 8 does all of those things. I just hope she doesn't ask for Marvel Unlimited.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
76% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) (32 GB)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 24/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 76%
77% Amazon Fire HD 8 2016 (32 GB)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 22/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 77%
Spitzenleistung für wenig Geld?
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2016
72% Amazon Fire HD 8, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 100% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
70% Nuovo tablet Fire HD 8, il tablet di Amazon per l'intrattenimento
Source: Best Tech Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Amazon Fire HD 8 2016: un mezzo passo in avanti rispetto al modello dell’anno scorso
Source: Ridble Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
74% Test : Amazon Fire HD 8, la petite tablette idéale pour Noël ?
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 50% features: 40% display: 70% mobility: 100%
70% Notre test & avis sur la Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016)
Source: Tablette-tactile.net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Test Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Good autonomy; high performance; good price; decent speakers. Negative: Imperfect design; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2016
Test: Amazon Kindle 8 – taniej się nie da
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Decent design; good price; long battery life. Negative: Plastic case; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2016
63% Amazon Fire HD 8 - test niedrogiego tabletu
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 63%

 

Amazon Fire 7 2017

Amazon Fire 7 (2017) is Amazon's improved version of their cheapest tablets on the market. The Amazon Fire is the sort of tablet that would make a perfect gift for a little one who won't be too perturbed by the lowly specs or a good first tablet for someone who is not the techiest. It comes in a plastic case and is both thinner and lighter than previous versions, but it's quite an easy device to hold in the hand while watching a video or playing games. All the hardware buttons sit along the top of the slate, with the power/unlock key and micro USB port on the top right, while the 3.5mm headphone jack and volume controls are on the top left. Amazon has included color options of blue, black, red and yellow for the Amazon Fire (2017), plus there are a variety of material cases a user can choose from. The display on the new Amazon Fire has had some slight improvements for the new version with better contrast levels, but there isn't a major upgrade. It has just a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 600 x 1024, which is the same as the previous model and quite a bit lower than HD. Although the resolution is low, it uses an IPS display, which results in decent viewing angles and fair color.
One of the biggest upgrades of the new tablet is the introduction of dual-band Wi-Fi support, which means the user should be able to use slightly speedier internet with the Amazon Fire 7 (2017). If the user has 5GHz Wi-Fi at home or where a user will be using the tablet, this may be a big benefit and offer slightly better streaming and download speeds for the media they are consuming. Under the hood, the Fire 7 (2017) has a MediaTek MT8127 SoC, a quad-core 1.3GHz processor designed to support displays up to 1920x1200 resolution. This chipset has easily enough power to power the Fire's 1,024 x 600-pixel display. The Fire 7 comes in 8 and 16GB models. The 8GB model has very little storage available at only 5.63 GB, however, there is a microSD memory card slot that counters this problem. The Fire 7 has two cameras which a VGA camera on the front and a 2-megapixel camera on the back. The Amazon Fire is an Android tablet, but it can't be noticed by looking at the software. Android 5.1 is at the Fire's heart, but on the top is Amazon's own Fire OS 5. This is a total re-skin of Android, one that not only replaces the top layer but every Google service beneath too. Battery life was fine on this tablet at 4 hours, 32 minutes of web video streaming on maximum brightness. The Amazon Fire 7 (2017) is a reasonable tablets for reading e-books and playing some media but falls far behind the others in terms of screen resolution and performance.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Amazon Fire 7 2017Notebook: Amazon Fire 7 2017
Processor: Mediatek MT8127
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-450 MP4
Display: 7 inch, 16:10, 1024 x 600 pixels
Weight: 0.295kg
Price: 70 euro
Links: Amazon homepage

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.44% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

76.8% Amazon Fire 7 (2017) Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Made for penny-pinchers. Amazon's latest Fire 7 Tablet generation is thinner, lighter, equipped with a better display, and supposed to offer an improved battery life. The price, however, remained largely unchanged, and the 2017 generation remains very affordable. Find out in our extensive review whether the entry-level tablet is worth it.
80% Amazon Fire
Source: PC Mag English
The 7-inch Amazon Fire tablet doesn't offer high-end specs or the latest apps, but it's the best way to put a wealth of multimedia content at your fingertips for an almost unbelievable $50 price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Amazon Fire 7 (2017) Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
At just $49.99, the 2017 Amazon Fire 7 remains the best extreme-budget tablet you can buy. Yes, it has limitations, but no other mainstream brand offers something comparable for the price. It’s an especially good deal if you’re already an Amazon Prime customer, and/or have plenty invested in Amazon digital content. The Fire 7’s simple design and bold, mostly easy-to-follow menus make it a great starter or second tablet for the family. However, we’d recommend going up in price to the Fire HD 8 if you need to view large text or want a tablet that can work better as an e-reader.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Amazon Fire 7 (2017) Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
It’s not a standard Android tablet, so your choice of apps is limited, but it does nearly as much as other tablets at a price we can’t argue with.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Fire 7 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Fire 7 is a very minor update to the 2015 7in Fire tablet. It’s a shame that the processor and cameras haven’t been upgraded, but the low price makes it hard to complain. It remains great value and a great way to use Amazon’s services including video and music – as well as Alexa. The absence of all things Google will be a deal-breaker for some, but it’s an excellent choice for kids or undemanding adults.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Fire 7 review: The best affordable tablet
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Fire 7 has won itself a lot of fans based on its happy-go-lucky positioning at the bottom of the tablet pile. It's one of those devices that you'd probably dismiss based on the spec sheet, if it wasn't for its ridiculously affordable price point. Instead, this tablet is one of the best tech bargains you'll find.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Amazon Fire 7 Tablet Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
While you can find other tablets that cost under $50, most are from no-name companies or are way out of date. When you consider the Fire 7's strong build quality, easy access to Amazon services and dead-simple interface, this tablet is almost in a class by itself. However, to reach this price, Amazon cut several corners, including on screen quality, audio performance and battery life. The slow processor and poor cameras are the most egregious of these downsides.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Amazon Fire 7 (2017)
Source: PC Mag English
Yes, there are other cheap tablets out there. You can find them on the shelves at your local drug store, or in the depths of Amazon.com. Many of their specs are similar to the Fire's; some even have more storage. Still, though, they give me the willies because by and large, they're running ancient versions of Android and have essentially no customer support. So we prefer to recommend Amazon's tablets.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Amazon Fire 7 (2017) review
Source: Techradar English
Amazon is still in a $50/£50 tablet league of its own with the Fire 7 (2017), but the low-res display is now arguably a cut too far for a modern media-focused device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Amazon Fire 7 (2017) review
Source: What Hi-Fi English
There are improvements we’d still like to see (and this new iteration hasn’t addressed all the ones we highlighted in our review of the original, such as the sluggish OS or the tinny speakers), but considering its price point it performs well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Amazon Fire 7 16 GB (Reac. Certificado). Pros y contras (54,99 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Low price; 16GB ROM; high autonomy; solid workmanship. Negative: Mediocre speakers; weak processor; thick.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/14/2018

 

Amazon Fire HD 8 2017

Amazon Fire HD8 (2017) isn't a top of the range monster like the new iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, but it does offer up some impressive specs considering its low price point. The tablet is offering better specs, the Alexa assistant and all of the Prime services in one device. Amazon has been selling own-brand tablets for years now, with freshly updated models emerging every year. The Fire HD8 sits somewhere in the middle of Amazon’s current 2017 line-up. Amazon’s all-new Fire HD8 2017 tablet isn’t much different from previous models when it comes to the look and feels. As the name implies it’s an 8-inch device, although that chunky frame is still a struggle to slip inside a handbag or any other small carrier. Thankfully the 369g body isn’t too hefty, so younger users can handle without issue. That plastic design is pretty rugged, shrugging off bangs and scrapes as if they never happened. The main reason to snag the Fire HD8 2017 over the cheaper Fire 7 model is the upgraded screen. The HD8 may have a marginally bigger display, but it’s also sharper thanks to the 1280x800 HD resolution. This display is rather muted, as expected from a budget device, so colors are far from punchy. That said, a user can still lose themselves in movies and shows, even without that finer detail or vibrant image reproduction.
It comes in either 16GB or 32GB of storage space onboard, for carrying around downloaded videos, photos, games, and the rest. Not much space, particularly as the 16GB model only comes with 10GB of usable space. Thankfully users can bung in a microSD memory card, to expand this when required. Although based on Android, Amazon’s Fire OS offers a far different interface and user experience. This is based on user’s content, so the user will find quick links to any books, shows and so on. From here the user can flick left to dive into subcategories, such as Kindle books, Prime Video, and Audible audiobooks. With its basic 1.3GHz quad-core chipset, backed by just 1.5GB of memory, a user can expect reasonably budget performance from the HD8 2017.  All the same, this updated Amazon Fire tablet can still be used to browse the web, enjoy some ebooks, stream a bit of show and so on. The user can even play games, without much of a stutter.  Battery life is pretty solid too, offering all-day use from a single charge. That includes plenty of video streaming, reading and messing around online. The top edge of the tablet hosts the 3.5mm headphone jack, volume rocker, power button and micro USB for charging. That means all the other edges are button-free and it can be a touch easier to hold because of that. A user can have the choice of black, blue, red and yellow color casing.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Amazon Fire HD 8 2017Notebook: Amazon Fire HD 8 2017
Processor: Mediatek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720
Display: 8 inch, 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixels
Weight: 0.369kg
Price: 110 euro
Links: Amazon homepage

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Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 20 reviews)

 

80.8% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
A real steal. Amazon has updated its 8-inch tablet Fire HD 8. Depending on the configuration, it will cost you between $80 and $125 - it does not really get much cheaper than that. Our review is going to clarify whether or not the tablet is really worth the money. During this year's prime day, it was even available for as little as $49!
70% Amazon Fire HD 8
Source: PC Mag English
Amazon's latest Fire HD 8 tablet is a great value for media consumption, as long as you can live without access to Google Play.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 ticks a lot of the right boxes. It’s affordable, well built and plays back video to an exceptionally high standard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) Review: An affordable media machine
Source: Mobile Syrup English
Amazon's Fire HD 8 isn't a heavy-duty tablet meant to replace a daily desktop or laptop computer. It's also not an Android tablet designed for anyone looking to access the full suite of Google apps and services.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% Amazon Fire HD 8
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 is a good tablet at a great price, making it easy to recommend if £100 is your absolute maximum budget.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 ticks a lot of the right boxes. It’s affordable, well built and plays back video to an exceptionally high standard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 ticks a lot of the right boxes. It’s affordable, well built and plays back video to an exceptionally high standard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Hitting that 8-inch sweet spot
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Fire HD 8 sits in a sweet spot between Amazon's incredibly good value Fire 7 and the larger Fire HD 10. While the performance and features of the Fire HD 8 betters those of the Fire 7, it also manages to outlast the Fire HD 10, making it a slightly more enticing proposition for those who want to travel with it. We also think the size is better than the 10, as this model will slip sweetly into a bag, while still giving plenty of space to play when you pull it out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2017
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
With the $10 price drop on the HD 8, Amazon made its enticing 8-inch Fire tablet an even sweeter deal. No, it’s not the fastest slate around, nor the sleekest. But the price is the thing here, and if you are comfortable with the Amazon ecosystem, the company has made it hard to resist these prices.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet review: Budget tablet gets a boost with Alexa
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Fire HD 8, like Amazon's other devices, is really best understood as a portal to a particular set of services, more like an IoT connected screen than a general-purpose computer.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2017
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 ticks a lot of the right boxes. It’s affordable, well built and plays back video to an exceptionally high standard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
Source: PC Mag English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 is best cheap tablet experience you can find under $100. It's good as a color ebook reader, an audiobook player, and especially as a kids' tablet. Its main downside is the lack of the Google Play store; hacking your way around that can get tiring quickly. But Amazon makes it very easy to download and manage content from its own stores, with an especially safe experience for kids.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 ticks a lot of the right boxes. It’s affordable, well built and plays back video to an exceptionally high standard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD8 (2017) review
Source: Techradar English
There’s no major new hardware in the 2017 edition of the Fire HD 8, but it’s still one of the only decent sub-$100/£100 tablets. It’s not worth upgrading from last year’s Fire HD 8, though.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) review:
Source: CNet English
Despite some small drawbacks, you just won't find a tablet with these features and performance at this price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Amazon Fire HD 8 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Amazon Fire HD 8 is a good tablet at a great price, making it easy to recommend if £100 is your absolute maximum budget.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD8 (2017) Review: A minor update of a great family tablet
Source: Recombu English
If you want an affordable tablet for the whole family, the new Fire HD8 2017 is a solid choice - as long as you buy into Amazon’s ecosystem, of course. You get full parental controls and fast access to all of your content, including those awesome Prime services and the ever-growing Alexa assistant. Considering the low asking price, the specs aren’t too shabby either.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

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¡Chollo! Fire HD 8. Pros y contras (79,99 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; nice display; decent internal storage; long battery life; good speakers. Negative: Heavy and thick; poor cameras; weak RAM.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2017
Prueba Fire HD 8, Amazon da un paso más en sus tablets
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; nice speakers; good connectivity. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2017
Recensione: Amazon Fire HD 8, bene ma non benissimo
Source: InstaNews Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice speakers; decent connectivity. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/30/2017

 

Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2017

The Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2017 is released under a modest refresh of its Fire line of tablets. On top of one free year of FreeTime Unlimited, the Kids Edition devices also come with a free two-year “worry free” guarantee, meaning Amazon will replace the device no questions asked regardless of the type of damage done to it. Big cutouts allow access to the volume and power buttons, as well as the charging port, headphone jack, camera, and speaker. The diamond pattern on the back of the case feels soft, and I imagine small hands will find it interesting to touch. The tablet also comes with a protective cover in blue, pink and yellow colors which features rounded, firm edges that give confidence in its durability. With the case on, the Fire Kids measures 21.84 x 13.72 x 2,54 cm (8.6 x 5.4 x 1 inches) and weighs 0.41 kg (14.3 ounces). It would be easy for small hands to grasp it and carry it around. If the case is removed because Junior has outgrown it, the Fire Kids becomes sleeker, at 19.05 x 11.43 x 1.02 cm (7.5 x 4.5 x 0.4 inches). Under the wrap, a user will see a microSD card slot for adding to the 8 GB of onboard memory (but only 5 GB are available to the user). It supports up to a 128 GB card. Powered by a 1.3-GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A7 and 1 GB of RAM, the Fire tablet can be slow to respond, especially when opening apps and switching profiles. But it will suffice for watching videos, reading or playing games. The Fire Kids sports a 2 MP shooter on the back, while a VGA camera sits above the display on the front. Amazon claims the Fire should last for up to 7 hours of mixed use (reading, surfing the Web, watching videos and listening to music). The Fire Kids 7-inch display doesn't look washed out or fuzzy, even though the resolution is just 1024 x 600 pixels. When it is used for playing games and watching videos, images still looked sharp and colors were vibrant, even at extreme angles. Blue Shade is a new feature available on all Fire tablets aimed at making it easier on eyes while reading at night. Once Blue Shade is enabled through the quick settings menu, the whole screen takes on an orange like look. For parents, Fire OS 5 is intuitive and easy to understand. Each category of content (Books, Video, Games, Shop, Apps, Music, Audiobooks, and Newsstand) gets its own mini carousel of recently accessed items. Below that carousel sits a handful of suggested content from Amazon's recommendations engine that's aimed at the primary parent's Amazon profile. A prominent link to the Amazon store sits on the top-right corner of every page. At the top of every page is a search bar that digs through the Web. Amazon has consistently offered the most extensive parental controls of any tablet designed for kids. By default, a child's profile doesn't have access to the Silk browser, email, contacts, social apps or the camera. Parents can password-protect purchases (including in-app purchases), Wi-Fi access, location-based services and video playback. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2017Notebook: Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2017
Processor: Mediatek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Display: 7 inch, 16:9, 1024 x 600 pixels
Weight: 0.39kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: Amazon homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Amazon Fire Kids Edition (7-Inch) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
If you're looking for a tablet that you can hand to your child without stressing out, the Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition is a great choice. For $99, you get a sturdy device with an outstanding warranty, a huge library of child-appropriate content, and controls that help you guide your child's entertainment choices without having to look over their shoulder.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Tablet für Kinder (unter elektronischer Aufsicht)
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2017

 

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2017

Specifications

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2017Notebook: Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2017
Processor: Mediatek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Display: 8 inch, 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixels
Weight: 0.483kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: Amazon homepage

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Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2017) review:
Source: CNet English
The kid-friendly version of the excellent Amazon Fire HD 8 costs a lot more, but offers a big package of worthwhile extras for preteens.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2018
90% Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Review Editor's Choice
Source: Laptop Mag English
If you're looking for an entertainment and educational tablet for your child, the Amazon Fire HD 8 for Kids is the best choice. The cost isn't outrageous, and you save even more with FreeTime Unlimited. The two-year Worry-Free warranty has the potential to save you a lot of money in repair or replacement costs. And, because the protective case is removable, the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition doesn't have to look like, or function only as, a kids' device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The HD 8 Kids Edition is a really great tablet for children, combining a decent screen size and drop-proof design with a slick UI and tons of truly excellent content.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Amazon Fire HD 10 2017

The Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 features a great 10-inch screen and it is fast enough to run plenty of apps. It is cheap and powerful, and it finally brings a solid display into Amazon's slate lineup. It is the ideal machine for binge watching, though be prepared to live without Google's apps. The Fire HD 10 looks and feels like a larger Fire HD 8. It is a solidly built tablet with a black, blue, or orange plastic body. The slate measures 262 x 159 x 9.8 mm (10.3 x 6.3 x 0.4 inch) and weighs 0,49 kg (17.4 ounces). It is a sturdy slab that will survive some knocks and dings, but it is not officially rugged or waterproof. There are loud dual speakers on the left side (or the bottom if hold in landscape orientation), along with a standard headphone jack, a USB port, and a microSD card slot to supplement the 32 GB of internal storage. Out of 32 GB of internal storage, user have 24.3 GB available for use. The card slot worked fine with a 256 GB card. Under the hood, it packs in 2 GB of RAM (twice as much as before), as well as a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor, which Amazon claims is 30 percent faster than the last model's. Web browsing using the default Silk browser is fast, and the slate had no trouble streaming 1080p videos and opening multiple tabs. Amazon also included a 2-megapixel camera on the rear, which is a very low resolution for a front-facing camera these days, let alone a primary shooter. There is also a front-facing VGA (640 x 480 pixels) camera that feels like a blast from the past. These cameras are primarily for video chatting. Amazon's Fire OS is based on Android Lollipop and runs Android apps, but user can not access the Google Play store. User can only use Amazon's store and it has a lot of competing media services. The OS looks nothing like Android. It is a carousel of downloadable Amazon content and apps. The new Fire HD 10 is Amazon's first tablet to offer completely hands-free communication with its virtual assistant. Instead of pressing a button to issue commands, users can simply say "Alexa" out loud, even when the tablet is asleep. It works much like Amazon's Echo devices, except for the fact that users will also get some on-screen feedback in addition to the assistant's voice responses. The battery life is solid. When streaming full-screen video over Wi-Fi at maximum brightness, the tablet clocked 6 hours, 14 minutes, over an hour longer than the HD 8 (4 hours, 42 minutes). It should be enough juice to keep kids entertained during a long car ride. Enabling Low Power mode and Automatic Smart Suspend increases runtime by tamping down screen brightness and turning off wireless connectivity when it is not in use. The Fire HD is suitable for kids and those who are specifically looking for a media based tablet. However, if you want your tablet to do a little more than that, this might not be the right choice. The market is flooded with other choices. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Amazon Fire HD 10 2017Notebook: Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
Processor: Mediatek MT8173
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR GX6250
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixels
Weight: 0.497kg
Price: 225 euro
Links: Amazon homepage

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Average Score: 80.8% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 31 reviews)

 

81.9% Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Couch surfer. Amazon Prime customers who do not mind some advertisements will find the 10-inch seventh generation Fire HD Tablet great value for money. As expected, the tablet is no high-end product, however it definitely comes with a few high value components that make it an entertainment specialist. In our review, we will shed light onto the limitations you can expect with this device.
80% Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017)
Source: PC Mag English
With a sharp display and hands-free Alexa integration, Amazon's 10-inch Fire HD 10 tablet is the best value for your dollar under $150.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 10 review (2017)
Source: PC Advisor English
The HD 10 is more powerful than ever, has a decent Full HD screen and a good amount of storage for the money. Hands-free Alexa is nice addition, too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) review
Source: Techradar English
The Amazon Fire HD 10 focuses its energies in the right places. You will not find a better bargain than this if you have your heart set on a big screen tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 10 review: can Amazon’s largest tablet take the fight to the iPad?
Source: T3 English
At £190-less than the basic iPad, the Amazon Fire HD 10 certainly has pricing on its side. It can't really be argued with as a route to getting a decent tablet, but it's nowhere near the best you can get. The core specs are OK (aside from the cameras, which are terrible) and if you just need a tablet for streaming, shopping and basic browsing then it's a great option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Amazon Fire HD 10 review (2017)
Source: Android Central English
The Fire HD 10 isn't the best tablet that's out there. But it's the best one for the price you pay — less than $200 — that you'll find anywhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2017
90% Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017 Edition): The Best Value Tablet Around
Source: Make Use Of English
The Amazon Fire HD isn’t so much an Android tablet, as a subsidized Amazon consumption device. If you don’t have an Amazon Prime account and don’t plan on getting one, it’s very difficult to recommend the Amazon Fire HD to you. It’s still enormously good value as a tablet, but you’re probably going want a more pure Android experience with out of the box access to Google Play store, which you won’t find here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
88% Amazon Fire HD 10 review (2017): A $150 tablet that's actually good
Source: Engadget English
The Fire HD 10 is a glimmer of hope in the barren Android tablet wasteland. It fixes everything we didn't like about the last model, while dropping down to an incredibly low price for a 10.1-inch slate. It's just a shame that such a well-crafted Android device can't run Google's services. As it stands, though, the Fire HD 10 is still the cheap slate to beat this year.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 88%
80% Amazon Fire HD 10 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Of all the affordable tablets we've tested, the Fire HD 10 packs both the best screen and the fastest performance. Unfortunately, we were hoping its larger size could enable more battery life, and we're not exactly giddy to spend so much on a slate that can't use Google apps.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017)
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you want a cheap, durable device to play and consume Amazon’s vast array of Prime content then the Amazon Fire HD 10 will fit your needs. It isn’t revolutionary or overly interesting, but it will get the job done.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50%
100% Review: Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017)
Source: PC Authority English
The HD 10 is an absolute steal for anyone after a multimedia machine. Videos, music, ebooks, a bit of web browsing? You got it. The Full HD screen is a real step up from last year.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Amazon Fire HD 10 review (2017)
Source: PC Advisor English
The HD 10 is more powerful than ever, has a decent Full HD screen and a good amount of storage for the money. Hands-free Alexa is nice addition, too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017)
Source: PC Mag English
With a sharp display and hands-free Alexa integration, Amazon's 10-inch Fire HD 10 tablet is the best value for your dollar under $150.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Amazon Fire HD 10 review: Going big on entertainment
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Amazon Fire HD 10 takes the experience of the smaller Fire tablets and boosts it. The size of this device is perhaps a little uncharacteristic now, as larger tablets have generally fallen from favour - unless they are made by Apple. While you don't get the lightest, thinnest or highest specs in the Fire HD 10, this is undoubtedly good value for money, with a price that's hard to ignore.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2017
100% Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) review
Source: Stuff TV English
For £150, the HD 10 is an absolute steal for anyone after a multimedia machine. Videos, music, ebooks, a bit of web browsing? You got it. The Full HD screen is a real step up from last year.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) Review: Optimum for Prime
Source: Recombu English
The Fire HD 10 is a well constructed and feature-packed budget tablet, which is well geared towards families with Amazon Prime subscriptions. Only the lack of Google support disappoints, while anyone who isn’t fully on board the Good Ship Amazon won’t find much to enjoy here.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Amazon’s Fire HD 10 does everything you expect a cheap tablet to and nothing more
Source: The Verge English
I don’t think cheap tablets will ever be as interesting as they were a few years ago, when the iPad was a much more expensive device. But while the Fire HD 10 won’t win over anyone looking to replace their laptop with a tablet, it’s still a fine tablet for doing basic things that doesn’t cost a fortune.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Amazon Fire HD 10: can Amazon’s largest tablet take the fight to the iPad?
Source: T3 English
At £190-less than the basic iPad, the Amazon Fire HD 10 certainly has pricing on its side. It can't really be argued with as a route to getting a decent tablet, but it's nowhere near the best you can get. The core specs are OK (aside from the cameras, which are terrible) and if you just need a tablet for streaming, shopping and basic browsing then it's a great option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Amazon Fire HD 10 preview: Going big on entertainment
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Fire HD 10 fits into a big tablet space that's fairly empty at the moment. Many have boosted the performance of their tablets and added keyboards or a stylus as a replacement for a laptop. Amazon has no such aims. This is about entertainment first and foremost.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2017
Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
For £150, the HD 10 looks like an absolute steal for anyone after a tablet for videos, ebooks and a bit of web browsing. The custom UI is purpose-built for quickly downloading content from Amazon’s many different stores, and the Full HD screen is a real step up.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2017
Amazon Fire HD 10
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Amazon Fire HD 10 doesn’t make any moves that are going to cause people to send the thing back. The sound and battery life are a bit better than you’d expect, the screen is as advertised.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2017
Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017)
Source: PC Mag English
The Fire HD 10 fulfills Amazon's simple plan for its tablets: Like other Fires, it's an inexpensive ($149.99 with lock screen ads) way to consume your Amazon content. At first glance, it doesn't appear to be the barn-burning deal that the Fire HD 8 is, but it still offers plenty of bang for your buck. You get a sharp 1080p display, solid overall performance, and an easy-to-use UI that includes parental controls and Alexa voice assistant integration. The Fire HD 10 is simply the best 10-inch tablet for the price, earning it our Editors' Choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/19/2017
Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017): Why It's Good for Business
Source: Business News Daily English
The Amazon Fire line is designed for entertainment, so if you're looking for a tablet that can function as a robust work machine, it's not for you. That said, if you want an inexpensive tablet that comes with free 24/7 remote access support, easy access to media and internet, and built-in Alexa, the Fire HD 10 fits the bill. This tablet is ideal for business travelers who want a secondary device to make flights a little more enjoyable and daily life a little more convenient.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/19/2017
Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) hands on
Source: What Hi-Fi English
But these initial thoughts are based on a brief hands-on. We'll deliver our final verdict around the 11th October launch date, but if you’re already convinced you want one, the Fire HD 10 is available to pre-order now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2017

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Günstiges Alltags-Tablet mit Full HD und Alexa
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2017
80% Preiswertes Tablet Mit Alexa
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Ist es ein Preis/Leistungssieger?
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2017
75% Die Medienmaschine zum Kampfpreis
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 80% display: 74% mobility: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) recensione: il tablet economico con Alexa a bordo
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test de l'Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) : la tablette pas chère avec Alexa à l'intérieur
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
63% Test tabletu Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017)
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 63%

 

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition

Specifications

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids EditionNotebook: Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition
Processor: Mediatek MT8173
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR GX6250
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixels
Weight: 0.66kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: Amazon homepage

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Average Score: 86.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

100% Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition review
Source: Stuff TV English
The best kids tablet yet gives the young ones plenty to do and the old ones peace of mind.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet review: the premium slate for children
Source: T3 English
If money is no object and you are already invested in the Amazon ecosystem, then the Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition is the best tablet for kids that you can buy today, successfully merging good hardware with excellent parental controls.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition
Source: Trusted Reviews English
A bigger, more powerful tablet for kids that need it – but the smaller 8-inch model may be better for younger children.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition kindertaugliches Tablet
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2018

 

Amazon Fire HD 8 2018

Specifications

Amazon Fire HD 8 2018Notebook: Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
Processor: Mediatek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Display: 8 inch, 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixels
Weight: 0.363kg
Price: 90 euro
Links: Amazon homepage

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Average Score: 87.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

100% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018) Review: Hot gossip
Source: Toptenreviews English
It's much less powerful than an iPad, but Alexa gives this compact tablet a unique bonus and it's fantastic value.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Amazon Fire HD 8 review
Source: Stuff TV English
You get a lot of tablet for £80 – bargain hunters will lap it up this Christmas.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 review
Source: PC Advisor English
qIt is the same as older models though, save for Show Mode. If you also buy the Show Mode Charging Dock, it’s a very affordable way to have a smart display in the home with the convenience of a tablet to carry daily.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018)
Source: PC Mag English
The 2018 edition of the Amazon Fire HD 8 remains the best media tablet you can get for under $100.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/03/2018
70% Amazon Fire HD 8 Dieses Tablet setzt auf den Show-Effekt
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 75% mobility: 70%
¡CHOLLAZO 08/10! Fire HD 8 32 GB. Pros y contras (64,99 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; excellent display; large internal memory; high autonomy; decent speakers. Negative: Heavy and bulky; poor cameras; only 1.5GB RAM.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2018

 

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2018

Specifications

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2018Notebook: Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2018
Processor: Mediatek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Display: 8 inch, 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixels
Weight: 0.483kg
Price: 100 euro
Links: Amazon homepage

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Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition 2018: Tablet für Kids
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2018

 

Comment

Amazon: The US online shop markets its own tablet computers
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0Imagination PowerVR G6200: Multi core (2 cluster) graphics card for ARM processors that supports OpenGL 4.x and ES 3.0Imagination PowerVR GX6250: 2 cluster graphics chip integrated in ARM SoC (e.g. used in the MediaTek MT8173)These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

ARM Mali-450 MP4: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 4 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor. unknown: ARM Mali-T720: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.ARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Qualcomm Snapdragon:

800 MSM8974:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.3 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 450 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

Mediatek:

MT8135:

Dual-core Cortex-A15 combined with a dual-core Cortex-A7 "big.LITTLE" SoC that integrates a PowerVR G6200 GPU.

MT8127: Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 SoC clocked at 1.7 GHz that integrates a single channel 32 Bit DDR3-1333 memory controller and a Mali-450 MP4 GPU.MT8173: ARM based quad-core SoC (2x Cortex-A72, 2x Cortex-A53) for tabletsMediatek :

MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz: Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.3 GHz (V/B version) with integrated Mali-T720 MP2 clocked at 520 MHz graphics card.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.16 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.66 kg:

This weight is typical for small tablets.


73.82%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz

Devices with the same GPU

Trekstor Surftab Theatre K13
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz, 13.3", 0.972 kg
Trekstor Surftab B10
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz, 10.1", 0.505 kg
Lenovo Tab 4 7 TB-7504F
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8161, 7", 0.26 kg

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PowerVR GX6250, Mediatek MT8173, 10.1", 0.66 kg
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