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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 378 reviews of Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the storage and usability are on the whole positive. The battery and durability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the GPS navigation and size, and the portability and screen get mixed comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Amazon Fire HD 8 review — A £80 tablet that makes a great low-cost family iPad alternative if you don't mind Amazon's software.

Affordable ; Hands-free Alexa ; Show Mode is a nice addition

Ad-riddled interface ; Basic nagivation a little slow

The Amazon Fire HD 8 is a really good tablet at an impressive price. It’s made even better if you pair it with Show Mode dock. For £109.99 this is a great package. Its screen is fair, the build quality is fine and there’s plenty of storage. While it...

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Simon Osborne-Walker (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition review: The best tablet for kids out there right now, thanks in part to the Fire for Kids app subscription and a robust case.

Tons of top-quality content ; 2-year no-quibble warranty ; Sturdy case ; Good battery life

No screen protector ; No offline video viewing

The best kids' tablet so far – although it isn't without its faults. Namely software compatibility troubles and the mediocre hardware underneath.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Simon Osborne-Walker (trustedreviews.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition

 

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition review: The best tablet for kids so far – although not without its faults.

Tons of top-quality content ; 2-year no-quibble warranty ; Sturdy case ; Good battery life

No screen protector ; No offline video viewing

The best kids’ tablet so far – although it isn’t without its faults.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018) review

 

You'll have to pay a lot more to do better

Lots of features ; Alexa Voice Control ; Decent picture

Limited audio and video playback ; Runs quite slow

The fact the Amazon Fire HD does everything it says it will is reason enough to be impressed. You’ll have to pay a lot more to do better

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) review

 

An impressive budget tablet from Amazon...

Good value ; Decent performance ; Expandable storage ; Bright screen ; Good battery life

Screen lacks sharpness and contrast ; You’ll need to be a Prime member to get the most out of it ; Poor cameras

Needs an Amazon Prime subscription for the full experience, but even without Prime, you’ll struggle to find a better performing tablet at this price

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 review

 

If you don't mind the hard sell, this is how budget tablets should be done...

Bright screen ; Clean, crisp video ; Lightweight design ; Adequate performance

Music could be better organised ; No Google Play

If you don’t mind the Amazon hard sell, this is a good budget tablet that balances its compromises cleverly

Jun, 2016

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Fire HD 8 review

 

The Fire is still a very hot prospect, especially at this price

Bargainous price ; Dock is a very useful accessory ; Expandable storage

OS is heavily skewed in favour of Amazon ; Iffy cameras ; Silk browser isn’t the smoothest

You get a lot of tablet for £80 – bargain hunters will lap it up this Christmas

Oct, 2018

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Hitting that 8-inch sweet spot

 

Whether you're a globetrotter or a looking for an travel tablet or something to entertain your child with loads of controls, the Fire HD 8 is well

Great price point ; Good sound quality ; Parental control options ; Battery life

Reflective display ; Slow to charge ; Not the snazziest of tablet specs

The Fire HD 8 sits in a sweet spot between Amazon's incredibly good value Fire 7 and the larger Fire HD 10. While the performance and features of the Fire HD 8 betters those of the Fire 7, it also manages to outlast the Fire HD 10, making it a slightly...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 hands-on: Superslim entertainment slates for the whole family

 

Along with a new 4K Fire TV and a cheap as chips £50 tablet, Amazon has also introduced two new devices at the upper end of its range that are better geared for those who want a bit more oomph, a better screen and slimmer profile than ever before.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Sean Cameron (techradar.com)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018) review

 

Making a great tablet is no easy task. Moving on from their initial sales boom post-2010, slates have begun to coalesce into a number of discrete segments – with the ‘tablet’ in its purest sense disappearing at a rapid pace. For the...

Very cheap Sturdy build Decent speakers

Weak screen Average battery life Amazon ecosystem is poor

The Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018) bets big on its Alexa skills and low price, and mostly succeeds in making a positive first impression. But with laggy performance, poor software and a mediocre screen, it isn’t an easy recommendation even when this cheap.

Jul, 2019

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