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 ›
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 ›
Amazon removed the Fire HD7, the Fire HDX7 and the Fire HDX8.9 and replaced them with the Fire HD (7" screen), Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10.
WHAT COMES IN THE BOX: The HD8 Fire, a short USB cord and a power adapter. Finally, Amazon ships a power adapter with their Fires so you can charge and use the device right out of the box. (Picture attached)
SIZE: The HD8 is longer than the older HD7 but the same width as the discontinued HD7. It is also thinner. (8.4"x5.0"x0.3" versus 7.5"x5.0"x0.4"). I have large hands and can hold it with one hand, but even with my hands, I really need to use both hands. Because it is longer, it seem "top heavy" to me. The back is also slick and slippery to hold. Mine has a habit of sliding off the table.
Display: The resolution of the screen is 1280 x 800 same as the HD 7 but the pixel density is lower due to the longer screen length. In practical use, though, you can't tell the difference. The display is nice and bright but barely readable in bright sunlight. One nice touch is that now, you can choose your own wallpaper! It comes with 9 stock images and if you don't like one of them, you can choose your own image in your Amazon Photos folder.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I loved my Fire but just like the Nook, it has only lasted a little over a year. I have a Samsung tablet that is over 6 years old and still going. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by TexasGal
I really like tablet but I have only used it about 40 times in the last year . I use it mostly for my patterns. Read morePublished 1 day ago by roxanne
Good tablet but its frustrating to explain why his siblings (who have android tablets with the playstore) can get much better games. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Caroline
I have had this device for about a year and a half and can only say it gets worse and worse as time goes on. The only reason I haven't gotten rid of it is I barely use it anymore. Read morePublished 2 days ago by kallie reader
I would not purchase this again. Constantly falls off line saying internet not working when indeed it is. Amazon needs to fix this glitch. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
Purchased 11/2015. 07/17 totally dead. Will not boot up, charging light will not come in. Now I have to explain to my 8 year old how all of his characters in Minecraft, and all... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Persona Non Grata
My Fire worked for a month (just until the return window closed!) and then never again. It crashes when you select "settings." It crashes when you try to update it. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Nona Suomy