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Amazon Fire HD 8 (6th gen. 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1077 reviews of Amazon Fire HD 8 (6th gen. 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and screen are overall positive. The performance and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability and camera.

usability, price, performance, screen, portability

camera, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Amazon Fire HD 8 (6th gen. 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) review


Amazon's Fire HD 8 is the absolute best tablet you can buy under $100.

Affordable ; Loud speakers ; Decent performance ; Good battery life

Screen quality isn’t great ; Amazon Appstore still lacks a lot of apps ; Alexa needs trigger word support

Amazon’s Fire HD 8 is a fantastic tablet for the money, but just know what you’re buying it for: Amazon media and a few apps.

Jun, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)


Amazon's latest Fire HD 8 tablet is an excellent value for media consumption, as long as you can live without access to Google Play.

Good value. Loud speakers. Dual-band Wi-Fi. Very easy to use.

Highly focused on Amazon services. No native Google apps or services. Poor cameras.

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...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) review


Amazon calls the 2017 edition of its Fire HD 8 tablet the "all-new Fire HD 8," but there really isn't anything new about it except a handful of new colors -- oh, and its slightly lower price tag. Already a good deal when it debuted at $90 or £90 in...

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...

Display isn't as sharp as that of the iPad Mini; 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).

Despite some small drawbacks, you just won't find a tablet with these features and performance at this price.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Manuel Masiero (

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) Tablet Review


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...

decent quality and feel ; microSD cards up to 256 GB ; bright display ; dual-band Wi-Fi ; remains cool ; no throttling ; stereo sound with Dolby Atmos ; long battery life ; cheap

tied to Amazon ; outdated OS based on Android 5.1.1 ; no Google Play ; poor camera ; no NFC, no GSM/UMTS/LTE ; no GPS

Like its predecessors and 7 and 10-inch siblings, the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) offers an incredible price-performance ratio. Those of you, who already own the predecessor, can skip this latest version. Apart from some minor enhancements (larger microSD...

Jul, 2017

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Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet review: Budget tablet gets a boost with Alexa


This eight-inch tablet continues to offer great value, so long as you're willing to embrace Amazon's world.

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) Review and Ratings


Amazon's 2017 Fire HD 8 remains one of today's best tablet deals. At $10 cheaper than the 2016 edition and with improved battery life, this tablet delivers tremendous value for its price, despite middling hardware specs and a chunky chassis.

Very good value for the screen size ; Easy-to-navigate FireOS design ; Loud audio output

Clunky, thick-feeling physical design ; FireOS lacks Google services ; Poor camera quality

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...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Brad Linder (

Making Amazon’s 2017 Fire tablets more Googley (Play Store, third-party launchers)


Amazon's tablets run an Android-based operating system called Fire OS. While Amazon has developed a custom user interface for the operating system, featuring tight integration with the Amazon Appstore, Kindle, Music, and Movies apps, it's surprisingly...

Not bad for a line of tablets with prices starting at $50 (or

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Max Parker (

Amazon Fire HD 8


The Amazon Fire HD 8 is one of the cheapest tablets you can buy from a recognisable brand. It costs around £79.99, and unlike similarly priced Android slates it's not completely terrible.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Amazon Fire HD8 (2017) review


Tiny changes for Amazon's low-cost tablet

Improved speakers ; Decent value ; Good battery life

Reflective screen ; Few meaningful upgrades ; A little slow in places

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.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (

Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 review


Amazon is trying to find the perfect mix of quality and price to capture the low-end tablet market. The updated £80 Fire HD 8 sees the company break new ground, but you'll need to make another decision before you buy

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y


Battery life (max):12
Battery recharge time:6


Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2


Color of product:Black / Blue / Red / Yellow
Device type:Mini tablet
Form Factor:Slate


Display Diagonal:8
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight:Y
Pixel density:189
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Internal memory:1.5


Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied:N
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


Ambient light sensor:Y
Audio formats supported:AAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,PCM,WAV,WMA
Document formats supported:DOC,DOCX,KF8,PDF,PRC,TXT
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Video formats supported:M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM

Ports & interfaces

Headphone out:Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Processor cores:4
Processor frequency:1.3


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:256
Storage media:Flash
User memory:11.1 / 25.3

Weight & Dimensions