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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
alaScore 92

355 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 355 reviews of Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the storage and price are generally positive, whereas views about the screen and battery are mixed.

performance, price, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = 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

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition review: An amazing value


The hardware is good, but Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited is the real star of the all-ages Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet.

This low-cost tablet is good enough for most video, game, app and social needs, plus its onboard storage is expandable via microSD card. The Kids Edition includes a wealth of extras, including deep parental controls, a no-questions-asked two-year...

The Kids Edition costs significantly more than the otherwise identical standard version. There are the same app store limitations as the other Amazon Fire tablets, and no kid is going to prefer this to a (much more expensive) iPad.

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.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Adrienne So (

Review: Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2017)


This affordable, tough Amazon tablet is great for kids and parents alike.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Jeffrey Van Camp (

Review: Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)


Amazon's 8-inch tablet is a bargain Goldilocks would love.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Amazon Fire HD 8: A great cheap tablet is now a better deal


Except for some new color options, Amazon's 8-inch tablet hardware remains unchanged. But its price drop makes it an even better bargain.

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

Expert review by : Brad Linder (

Now you can root the 2017 Amazon Fire HD 8 (but it’s not easy)


After last month, Amazon started shipping the new tablet to customers a few days ago.

Or you could just buy a different tablet that does what you want out of the box. But I still think the Amazon Fire HD 8 is one of the best tablets you can buy for under $100. It’s an even better deal when you can find one on sale — right now Amazon is...

Oct, 2018

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

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Hitting that 8-inch sweet spot


Whether you're a globetrotter or a looking for an travel tablet or something to entertain your child with loads of controls, the Fire HD 8 is well

Great price point ; Good sound quality ; Parental control options ; Battery life

Reflective display ; Slow to charge ; Not the snazziest of tablet specs

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...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : James Peckham (

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) review


A limited upgrade to a great tablet

Suitably large screen ; Good storage options

No stand out improvements ; Poor cameras

Amazon's Fire HD 8 (2017) offers a small improvement on previous iterations of the company's affordable tablet line. It's a great deal for first-time buyers, though there's no strong incentive to update your current tablet if you've already got one in...

Jul, 2018

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