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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 768 reviews of Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and usability. The battery and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the size and GPS navigation. Comments about the portability and design are mixed.

durability, price, battery, usability, camera

screen, GPS navigation, size

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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Small upgrades sweeten the deal just a bit

 

The 2018 version of the Amazon Fire HD 8 has a few small upgrades, including a better front-facing camera and the ability to issue Alexa voice commands even with your screen on standby. Its 8-inch screen is bright, the speakers are loud and it offers...

Display isn't as sharp as the iPad's; 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).

The latest HD 8 isn't much of an upgrade over last year's model, but the "always-ready" hands-free Alexa feature is a nice addition to what remains the best tablet value.

Oct, 2018

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Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

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...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

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

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

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

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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 : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Affordable media consumption for Prime members

 

The 8-inch Fire HD tablet has an HD screen to enjoy free TV shows, movies and games -- if you have an Amazon Prime membership.

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.

Oct, 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