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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the camera and usability. The durability and battery also get good comments. Views are divided on the design. Many are critical about the GPS navigation and reliability.

price, battery, durability, usability, camera

performance, screen, portability, reliability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018)


The 2018 edition of the Amazon Fire HD 8 remains the best media tablet you can get for under $100.

Simple user interface. Durable body. Works as an Echo Show.

Amazon's app store falls short of Google Play. UI is very oriented toward showing Amazon content.

Other sub-$100 Android tablets exist, but they're just not very good. For a few years now, Amazon has delivered the best inexpensive media consumption tablets, and the addition of Show Mode makes you more likely not to stick your HD 8 in a drawer when...

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

Amazon Fire HD 8


Good battery life; Decent performance; Bright display; Great value; Available in fun colors ; Special-offers feature is annoying; Poor camera quality; No access to Google apps ; The 2017 Amazon Fire HD 8 is a great value, offering a long-lasting...

Special-offers feature is annoying; Poor camera quality; No access to Google apps ; The 2017 Amazon Fire HD 8 is a great value, offering a long-lasting battery and decent performance for just $80.

The 2017 Amazon Fire HD 8 is a great value, offering a long-lasting battery and decent performance for just $80.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Manuel Masiero (

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018) Tablet Review


New edition. Amazon has updated its 8-inch Fire HD 8 tablet but kept the price at its low level; the tablet still starts at just $80. Most notable updates: Alexa and wireless charging.

decent build quality, great touch and feel ; optionally available as Kids Edition ; microSD cards up to 400 GB ; dual-band Wi-Fi ; Alexa integrated ; remained cool ; no throttling ; stereo sound with support for Dolby Atmos ; decent battery life ;...

irrevocably linked to Amazon ; heavily modified and skinned Android 7.1 ; no Google Play store ; poor cameras ; rather dark display ; no 4G/LTE option ; no GPS

Amazon’s Fire HD 8 (2018) is an 8-inch tablet that is practically unrivaled in its price-performance ratio bracket. If you are looking for an affordable tablet to browse the web, the Fire HD 8 (2018) is definitely worth considering. Its stereo sound...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Brad Linder (

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018): You can root it and unlock the bootloader


Amazon's offers pretty good bang for the buck. The $80 tablet has an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage plus a microSD card reader. You can pay a bit more for a 32GB model, or you can...

If you

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018) review


You'll have to pay a lot more to do better

Lots of features ; Alexa Voice Control ; Decent picture

Limited audio and video playback ; Runs quite slow

The fact the Amazon Fire HD does everything it says it will is reason enough to be impressed. You’ll have to pay a lot more to do better

Nov, 2018

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Amazon Fire HD 8 review


The Fire is still a very hot prospect, especially at this price

Bargainous price ; Dock is a very useful accessory ; Expandable storage

OS is heavily skewed in favour of Amazon ; Iffy cameras ; Silk browser isn’t the smoothest

You get a lot of tablet for £80 – bargain hunters will lap it up this Christmas

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Sean Cameron (

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018) review


With baked-in Alexa smarts and a tempting price, is Amazon's mid-size slate a budget sensation?

Very cheap Sturdy build Decent speakers

Weak screen Average battery life Amazon ecosystem is poor

The Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018) bets big on its Alexa skills and low price, and mostly succeeds in making a positive first impression. But with laggy performance, poor software and a mediocre screen, it isn’t an easy recommendation even when this cheap.

Jun, 2020

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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018) review: The best budget tablet


More features for the same money, the new Amazon Fire HD 8 remains a top budget buy

Wallet-friendly price ; Show Mode is excellent ; Hands-free Alexa

Lack of hardware upgrades

However, in most other respects, the Venturer lags behind the Fire HD 8. It's slower, less attractive to look at and has a dimmer display to name but a few of its disadvantages. It also has pretty poor battery life. So yes, you could buy it but it...

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (

Amazon Fire HD 8 2018


The Fire HD 8 is Amazon's sweet spot tablet, mixing price and features to the best combination. With the Show Mode dock it's a useful home assistant, too. Here's our full review

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: A cheap tablet that's actually good


Amazon 8-inch tablet has more base memory (16GB), zippier performance, better battery life and a 40 percent lower price tag ($90). That adds up to a pretty sweet 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 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.

Sep, 2018

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