Amazon Fire HD 8 – 32GB (7th generation)

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The 2017 Amazon Fire HD 8 (7th generation) is a bestselling tablet that has received positive reviews for its good value, the speaker quality, its decent responsiveness, its long battery life, its Alexa capabilities, and its decent screen quality. However, users did find that the camera quality is average at best and that Fire OS can take some getting used to if you are coming from a stock Android tablet. The ‘special offers’ (or adverts) on the lock screen can also get annoying. Lastly, some thought that although the Amazon Appstore has plenty of apps, there are a few important ones that they do not have, such as all the Google apps. For under $100, the 2017 Amazon Fire offers great value, but it is mostly limited to Amazon services.

Positive Reviews
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  • Speaker quality
  • Decently Responsive
  • Long battery life
  • Alexa capabilities
  • Decent screen quality
  • Good value


  • Lackluster camera quality
  • Fire OS is not for everyone
  • No Google Apps on Amazon Appstore
  • Lockscreen adverts

Bottom Line

The 2017 Amazon Fire HD 8 is one of the best budget tablets currently available, offering a pleasing overall performance with a great battery life, but its cameras are average at best, and the Fire OS may not be for everyone.

  • Weight: 0.85 lbs
  • Display Size: 8 Inch
  • RAM: 1.5GB

Critic Reviews

  • 80
    TechRadar June 20, 2017

    There’s no major new hardware in the 2017 edition of the Fire HD 8, but it’s still one of the only decent sub-$100/£100 tablets. It’s not worth upgrading from last year’s Fire HD 8, though.

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  • 80
    PCMag June 7, 2017

    Amazon's latest Fire HD 8 tablet is a great value for media consumption, as long as you can live without access to Google Play.

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Full Specifications

Weight 0.85 lbs
Connectivity Wi-Fi | USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) | 3.5mm jack
Internal Storage 32GB
Removable Memory microSD card reader
Display Size 8 Inch
Display Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Display Type IPS
Front Camera 0.3 MP
Rear Camera 2 MP
Additional Features microSD card reader
Dimension (LxWxH) 8.4 x 5 x 0.4
Warranty 90 days limited

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