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Amazon Fire HD 8 review: An ultra-cheap tablet with decent features

Despite being an Amazon exclusive, the Amazon Fire HD 8 has been quite successful in making its mark in the market.

Back in 2010 Android tablet’s had a booming market. Their sales were thriving and consumer demand was high. Something about tablets excited people but the same can’t be said today. Somehow the craze for Android tablets has died down, over the years there has been a constant decrease in sale and manufacturing of tables.

Currently, there are very few big manufacturers who produce Android tables one of the most prosperous manufactures of Android tablets over the past years is Amazon. And now we see another table from the company named Amazon Fire HD 8. The 2018 model is aimed at content consumption and affordability.

Let us take a closer look at the tablet and see what’s new

Software:- Clasped into the Amazon ecosystem

The OS on which the Amazon Fire HD 8 is running is called “Fire OS” which you might have guessed it is not the same Android-based OS that we see run on many devices. The entire OS is mainly focussed on pushing Amazon-owned content. If you’ve used an Amazon tablet before, you won’t find anything unusual. There is something called Show Mode in the tablet what this does is when your screen is idle the display of your table will show time, climate report, news and calendar events.

Alexa the personal assistant from Amazon is also here. You can talk to Alexa to carry out certain functions.

Amazon Fire HD 8 review
Design and Display:- Cheap and Decent

This is an ultra-cheap tablet so don’t expect wonders in terms of built quality. Amazon Fire HD 8 is made up of durable plastic. the bezels around the device are not particularly thick and the tablet is not very bulky.

As far as the screen is concerned again it’s all basic. an 8-inch
LCD panel with1,280 x 800 resolution. The screen gets decently bring enough outdoors and won’t disappoint your viewing experience.

Performance:- Gets the job done

Again reminding you that the Amazon Fire HD 8 costs just $80 and that’s what you get here. Under the hood, Fire HD 8, has a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor and the Mali T720 as GPU. There’s also 1.5GB of RAM. Heavy gaming is not what this tablet can do. Basic apps and games will run just fine.

Battery:- The best thing

The battery is the most notable feature of Fire HD 8. up to 10 hours of a charge can be obtained via single charge. Constant Netflix viewing and carrying out other works this tablet won’t frustrate you.

Other Features
  • 16 or 32 GB (MicroSD support)
  • Unlimited cloud storage space for Amazon content
  • Dolby Atmos with dual stereo speakers
  • Alexa Support
  • Available in Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red, Canary Yellow color options
  • 2 MP front camera + 2 MP rear camera with 720p HD video recording
  • 363 grams
Decisive words

Considering this thing goes for $80 it’s a convenient tablet. This machine is principally suitable for your little ones. The Amazon Fire HD 8 is a well-made tablet with good battery life enough for your daily needs.

Written by Vijay Dubey

Pursuing a integrated degree of engineering and law, got into content writing as a hobby. Started my initial work on multiple pages on Facebook and after receiving experience shifted to writing articles.

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