Fire HD 8 Tablet, 8" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Black (Previous Generation - 5th)
- Our thinnest tablet yet and almost 2x more durable than the latest iPad Mini
- Stunning 8" HD display with over a million pixels (189 ppi / 1280 x 800)
- Fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz. Rear-facing 5 MP camera and front-facing HD camera.
- Coming soon: Alexa, a cloud-based voice service that provides quick access to the entertainment you want, including music, games, audiobooks, and more. Ask questions, shop, find news, weather, and more - just press the home button and ask.
- Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where thousands of apps, games and even in-app items are 100% free - including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
- Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle e-books, apps and games -- including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Pandora and more
- 8 GB or 16 GB of internal storage. Free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire devices. Add a microSD card for up to 200 GB of additional storage.
Top Customer Reviews
PROs - Price, dual stereo speakers, expandable memory slot (great for viewing content offline), full access to Amazon content. Good basic tablet specially for watching videos.
CONs - Screen resolution crisp but not great, lags quite a bit when switching or starting/closing apps (runs fine once an app is open), battery life is just ok, freezes quite often and the only solution is to reboot the device which becomes frustrating after a while.
The device is basically slow to load apps, lags quite a bit when switching apps (this becomes worse as you load more content on the device), freezes quite often, and I find myself having to reboot it every now and then. A frustrating experience to say the least. The device is claimed to be "Designed for Entertainment" - true, but I would also add "Not designed for performance".
This is meant to be a basic value tablet giving you access to the Amazon ecosystem, and it is exactly that.Read more ›
I've owned several iPad's and tested and reviewed numerous inexpensive (sometimes “cheap and nasty”), 7 and 10 inch tablets, and was impressed by this. As I work in IT, I'm aware just how confusing technology can be, so I'll try to avoid references to jargon, and focus instead on the experience.
If you’re a techie who wants to compare the specifications, this is probably not the review for you.
Although not as sharp iPad, at screen is clear, bright and colourful at almost any angle, and a pleasure to watch video or play games on. It is highly reflective, and pretty useless in bright sunlight, but so is just about every other tablet. It has a wide-screen aspect which is great for video, and screen resolution and clarity is good for the money.
Web performance over the dual band WIFI, is certainly fast enough, and it ran the graphically intense “Real Racing 3” with ease. Sound quality from the pair of edge placed speakers was good, and at 8 hours, the battery life is pretty respectable, while a bluetooth connection is also available to power a wireless speaker.
The front and rear cameras are acceptable, as is the low 5Gb of usable storage. At least you can add a huge (up to 128Gb) Micro-SD card to store more stuff.
In conclusion, for a first time tablet user or as an additional tablet device, this will make a great addition to your household tech. If you’ve have an Amazon Prime subscription – this is a no-brainer. Even without Prime, this is remarkable value for money.Read more ›
Amazon Prime is a must if you have one of these tablets. And if you already have Amazon Prime it is a no-brainer to buy this tablet if you are looking for an entertainment device that also gives you the ability to check email and surf the web as needed.
People complain that one app here or there is missing. If you want the tried and true, the basics, then you have nothing to worry about. Of course there is a weather app. Of course there is a NYT app. All the 'normal' stuff is there. Sure, a particular game or more specialized app may not be available but anything most people actually 'want/need' is going to be there.
This is not a device for the office. If you want to review spreadsheets then clearly do not buy it. That goes without saying.
As for the actual device it feels well put together. The plastic back actually felt closer to metal to me. It has a solid feel. The screen is beautiful and has PLENTY of resolution for watching movies, surfing the web, etc. It is also sufficient for reading, though the Kindle Paperwhite admittedly has clearer print so if you only plan to read on this device then get the Paperwhite. (Also, I find the Word Runner feature to be quite intriguing- in fact I think we all may read using this method in a few years.)
Before buying the device I read that load times are slow and switching between apps is trouble. What I have found is that it may take a second for your movie or app to load...but we are talking a second...or two MAX! If you can't wait two seconds for something then I don't know what to say.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had my Fire HD 8 for just a year now, and all of a sudden it keeps crashing and reverting to the Amazon system recovery menu. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Kindle Customer
I'm actually very disappointed in my new fire hd 8. It's slower than my old one, freezes up all the time, is very slow to load things. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kindle Customer
Love this Kindle. All the different features is awesome. The price was great.
my hd 8 tablet just went plank ...I don't know what to do....do you have a phone no. that I can talk to someone...thank youPublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
I am enjoying this device but the documentation could be better.Somehow the language was changed from English to Japanese and it took over an hour on UTube to find the correct... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is the worst piece of tab ever made it function is very minimum, it over heats after 2 min easy. it freezes all the time, all the time,it works very few apps.. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer