Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, 8" HD Display, 16 GB, Black - with Special Offers
- Fire HD 8, now with up to 12 hours of battery life, 2X the storage, and 50% more RAM for faster performance
- Stunning 8" HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and Dolby Audio. Available in four colors.
- Now with the Alexa cloud-based voice service - just press and ask
- Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle e-books, apps and games
- Prime members get unlimited access to a huge selection of songs, books, videos and more
- 16 or 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 200 GB of expandable storage
Top Customer Reviews
Amazon has replaced the original HD 8 released in 2015 with an “All-New” HD 8. Amazon is also removing the Fire HD6, which is a shame as it is a great little tablet.
The new HD 8 differs from the old version as follows:
BEST NEW FEATURE:
The price has been reduced! The 16 GB version of the old device cost $169.99 with special offers (ads). The new 16 GB version costs 89.99 and you can get a 32 HB version for $30 more.
Amazon has removed the ability to mirror your display on Miracast devices such as TVs. Now that feature is now only available on generation 4 and 5 Fires including last years HD 8. However, you can still cast Prime videos to a FireTV or Fire Stick.
WHAT COMES IN THE BOX:
The HD8 Fire, a short 3-foot USB cord and a power adapter so you can charge and use the device right out of the box.
The new HD8 is a fraction thicker than the 2015 HD8. Leather cases for the old HD 8 will fit the new HD 8 but hard shell cases will not. However the auto wake feature of some older cases won't work.
One complaint I had about the earlier versions was that the back was very slick and slippery to hold without a case.Read more ›
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As I work in IT, I'm aware just how confusing technology can be, so I'll avoid references to jargon, and focus on the experience instead. I’ve broken the review up into sections so you can skip the bits you’re less interested in.
I’ll compare this device to the rest of the small Amazon Fire range, in particular the cheaper Fire 7” and Fire 6” HD in addition to the four times more expensive iPad Mini 4.
While the screen resolution is not quite up to the “retina” of the more expensive iPad, this is a much better experience than the cheaper 7” device, and the build quality is great. It really does feel a lot more expensive than it is. For me, that extra inch in screen size (and better resolution), makes all the difference. It’s a great tablet for the daily commute, light and easy to hold in one hand.
Web and gaming performance from the snappy processor and 50% more memory make this a pleasure to use, and although the screen is highly reflective (and useless in bright sunlight), the improved resolution over my Fire 7” is noticeable, especially reading eBooks. it even ran the graphically intensive “Airborne 8”, and is certainly great for watching films and TV.
The cameras are good, but not perfect, and the improved sound quality from the stereo speakers are a bonus, but these are perhaps the biggest compromise points on the device.Read more ›
My HD8 is the 32gb option, with offers. Most users will likely be fine with 16gb and perhaps an added 32gb or 64gb SD card. However, I know how I use my devices, so went with the 32gb option, as well as a 64gb micro SD card. In the 48 hours I have had my new Fire, it has become my device of choice, even over my $500 samsung (more convenient size). I use the large samsung tablet as a computer replacement; whereas the new Fire replaces my two 7 inch tablets as the "go to" device.
Before receiving it, I wasn't sure about the low resolution (1280 x 800) on this tab, but honestly, it's not a problem! Sure, it's not bright and beautiful like my Tab S ... but its crisp, clean, and clear. The colors are sufficient, but not vibrant, sadly. (The comparison photo below is the HD8 (2016) and Fire 7 (2015).
Sound is quite good, with good volume. The speakers are on the left side when portrait, on top (or bottom) in landscape. I prefer them on top. The sound is good enough that you can enjoy a movie without having to use earphones, unless in a noisy environment, in which case you would likely want to use earphones anyway.Read more ›
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