Amazon Fire HD 8

Amazon Fire HD 8
81

Engadget Review

Amazon’s new Fire HD 8 tablet updates the previous model with important hardware features including a refined design, a faster processor, USB-C charging and a longer battery life. At $90, it’s an easy sell as a living-room slate -- a device that everyone in the family can use to watch videos, play mobile games and browse the web. It can also double as a makeshift Echo device thanks to Show Mode and hands-free Alexa. The biggest drawback is Amazon’s Fire OS, which constantly pushes the retailer’s products and services in your face.

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Amazon Fire HD 8 review: A good, cheap tablet with one big compromise
There’s a lot to like -- even more if you’re an Amazon super-fan.
Valentina Palladino
Valentina PalladinoJune 12, 2020

Pros

  • Refined design
  • New USB-C charging
  • Decent performance
  • Hands-free Alexa
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • Still no Google apps
  • Some lag time when switching between apps
  • Most useful for those who use a lot of Amazon products/services
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Fire HD 8

Engadget

81

Critics

10 reviews

78

AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE

Users

6 reviews

82

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Key Specs

FORM FACTOR
Tablet
OPERATING SYSTEM
Other
SCREEN SIZE
8in
STORAGE TYPE
Internal, Memory card
CAMERA (INTEGRATED)
Yes
MAXIMUM BATTERY LIFE
Up to 12hr

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