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Amazon Fire HD 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 715 reviews of Amazon Fire HD 8. 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. People really like the portability and screen. The performance and price also get good reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the apps. There are some less positive comments about the touch screen and GPS navigation.

usability, price, performance, screen, portability

GPS navigation, touch screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Amazon Fire HD 8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Michael Moser (notebookcheck.net)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2015) Tablet Review

 

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...

bright IPS screen, good color reproduction, decent stereo sound, good build, fast dual-band Wi-Fi, expandable storage

tied to Amazon, low system performance, low resolution, very scratch-susceptible rear, no GPS, NFC or UMTS/LTE, middling camera modules

Amazon's Fire HD 8 still achieves "Good" in our rating. The positive aspects are its color accuracy, the IPS screen, fast dual-band Wi-Fi and decent stereo speakers. The buyer will not find an ambient light sensor or NFC. The system performance could...

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 2016

 

The previous generation Fire HD 8 started at $150 (£130 or AU$215). That model came with only 8GB of storage while this new one includes 16GB, with an expansion slot for adding microSD memory cards up to 200GB in capacity.

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 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).

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

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) review

 

Amazon's new Fire HD 8 looks a lot like last year's Fire HD 8, but there are a few key differences, the biggest of which is the new lower price tag. Much lower, in fact: $90 or £90. (It's not available in Australia so far, but the US price converts to...

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 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).

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

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8

 

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.

Comparisons and Conclusions Amazon's competitors in the low-end tablet market are primarily Acer, Asus, and a number of no-name gray-market Chinese manufacturers. We haven't tested it yet, but Acer's Iconia One 8 is a very similar tablet for $99.99,...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Williams Pelegrin (digitaltrends.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 review

 

Unless you're immersed in the world of Amazon and all it has to offers, we'd look elsewhere besides the Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: An affordable and family-friendly media consumption tablet for Amazon Prime members

 

Just like Disney World, the Amazon Fire HD 8 is fun for the whole family. Unlike The Happiest Place on Earth, this tablet won't cost you an arm and a leg. Starting at $150 (around £130 or AU$215 if converted), the Fire HD 8 offers tons of features for...

The Amazon Fire HD 8 is affordably priced and houses a microSD card slot for extra storage. The screen is bright and the speakers are satisfyingly loud. Amazon Prime members can stream or download movies and TV shows in the Prime library, and download...

The plastic design feels cheap. Large games are slow to load and gameplay gets occasionally sluggish. Performance can also lag when downloading apps or video. To truly take advantage of what the tablet has to offer, you need an Amazon Prime membership.

Amazon Fire HD 8 is an affordable way for the whole family to take advantage of all the Prime media library perks that come with the cost of membership.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (computershopper.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) Review and Ratings

 

Despite some dialed-down hardware, at $89 Amazon's 2016 Fire HD 8 is one of today's best-value buys in a tablet of any stripe, especially for entertainment consumption.

Low price, considering what it is ; Easy-to-navigate Fire OS interface ; Strong audio output

Chunky physical design ; As a Fire OS tablet, lacks support for Google services ; Poor cameras

We delve into a lot of detail here in this review, looking at a lot of metrics that, at the end of the day, won’t matter to a big chunk of Amazon’s intended audience. If you’re buying this tablet to shop at Amazon, and to consume the stuff you buy at...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Tim Robertson (mymac.com)

Kindle Fire HD 8 – Review

 

This is actually my second attempt at writing this review. I usually don't have a problem writing any review, especially for a product like the Kindle Fire that I think is a good product at a good price. The problem with this review, however, extends...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Dave McClintock (computershopper.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 Review and Ratings

 

Though far from the most powerful, highest-resolution slate on the market, the HD 8 is a serviceable, fairly priced tablet for Amazon fans and Prime subscribers.

Sturdy construction ; Thin, light body ; Bodacious, Dolby Atmos-enhanced speakers ; MicroSD slot ; Deep integration with Amazon’s ecosystem (for fans and Prime subscribers) ; Support for Amazon’s MayDay help system, FreeTime for kids/profiles

Lock-screen ads cost extra to remove ; Battery life is average at best ; Narrow, wide-screen aspect ratio makes for less-than-optimal portrait mode ; No HDMI out

The Amazon Fire HD 8 is an exercise in tolerating trade-offs for the money. The display is bright and sharp, if not high-res. The onboard storage is cramped if you go for the $149.99 8GB model, but you

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Amazon Fire HD8 review

 

Amazon's low-cost Fire HD8 tablet is the ideal companion to Amazon Prime. With Prime membership, you can use the tablet to watch movies and TV shows on the move, as well as streaming music, playing games and using popular apps. You can try Prime free...

The Fire HD8 is a very cheap tablet that's best suited to casual users who already have an Amazon Prime subscription. It's geared entirely to entertainment rather than productivity, with a focus on casual gaming, music and video streaming. That makes...

Nov, 2015