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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
alaScore 92

163 reviews

Feb, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 reviews of Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the storage. The price is also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the screen and battery.

performance, price, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : James Peckham (

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) review


A limited upgrade to a great tablet

Suitably large screen ; Good storage options

No stand out improvements ; Poor cameras

Amazon's Fire HD 8 (2017) offers a small improvement on previous iterations of the company's affordable tablet line. It's a great deal for first-time buyers, though there's no strong incentive to update your current tablet if you've already got one in...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) review


Amazon calls the 2017 edition of its Fire HD 8 tablet the "all-new Fire HD 8," but there really isn't anything new about it except a handful of new colors -- oh, and its slightly lower price tag. Already a good deal when it debuted at $90 or £90 in...

The latest Fire HD 8 delivers faster performance, a bigger battery and more base storage than the previous version for almost half the price. Its 8-inch screen is bright, the speakers are loud and it offers expandable microSD storage and ample parental...

Display isn't as sharp as that of the iPad Mini; to truly take advantage of what the tablet has to offer, you need an Amazon Prime membership; slow charging (takes 6 hours to fully cap battery).

Despite some small drawbacks, you just won't find a tablet with these features and performance at this price.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Amazon Fire HD8 (2017) Review: A minor update of a great family tablet


Amazon has updated its Fire HD8 tablet for 2017, offering better specs & the Alexa assistant. Here's our full review of the upgraded Fire HD8 tablet.

Affordable ; Fast Prime content access ; Parental controls ; Decent battery life

Budget display ; Basic performance

If you want an affordable tablet for the whole family, the new Fire HD8 2017 is a solid choice – as long as you buy into Amazon’s ecosystem, of course. You get full parental controls and fast access to all of your content, including those awesome Prime...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (

Alexa comes to new 2017 Amazon Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets


Amazon's next generation of budget Fire tablets comes with Alexa, but what else is new?

Those nitty-gritty details are yet to be disclosed. They may in fact be lighter, while performance and battery life may trump last year’s offering. We’ll have to wait until we get them in for review to find out – until then, Amazon has a lot of...

May, 2017

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (

Amazon Fire HD 8 2017


Amazon is trying to find the perfect mix of quality and price to capture the low-end tablet market. The updated £80 Fire HD 8 sees the company break new ground, but you'll need to make another decision before you buy

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Amazon has gained a reputation for producing decent tablets for under £100, but to be a Best Buy, it will need to impress on battery life, screen quality and processing punch. We sent it off to our test lab to see whether it's worthy of Best Buy status.

Jun, 2017

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Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) review


Amazon's Fire HD 8 is the absolute best tablet you can buy under $100.

Affordable ; Loud speakers ; Decent performance ; Good battery life

Screen quality isn’t great ; Amazon Appstore still lacks a lot of apps ; Alexa needs trigger word support

Amazon’s Fire HD 8 is a fantastic tablet for the money, but just know what you’re buying it for: Amazon media and a few apps.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition review: An amazing value


The hardware is good, but Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited is the real star of the all-ages Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet.

This low-cost tablet is good enough for most video, game, app and social needs, plus its onboard storage is expandable via microSD card. The Kids Edition includes a wealth of extras, including deep parental controls, a no-questions-asked two-year...

The Kids Edition costs significantly more than the otherwise identical standard version. There are the same app store limitations as the other Amazon Fire tablets, and no kid is going to prefer this to a (much more expensive) iPad.

The kid-friendly version of the excellent Amazon Fire HD 8 costs a lot more, but offers a big package of worthwhile extras for preteens.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Adrienne So (

Review: Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2017)


This affordable, tough Amazon tablet is great for kids and parents alike.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Jeffrey Van Camp (

Review: Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)


Amazon's 8-inch tablet is a bargain Goldilocks would love.

Oct, 2017

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