The Amazon Fire tablets are a solid product that has its advantages by having this brand as a backup and today we have a new update of its Fire HD 8 with two versions that reaches the 10th generation. It is a tablet with enough hardware for multimedia use, with a strong construction suitable for children’s use that will also have covers and accessories of all kinds as it is an Amazon product.
Its weak point is its Fire OS operating system, which has its limitations and does not include Google Play as an app store but the Fire OS AppStore with fewer apps.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Fire HD 8 tablet now integrates a MediaTek MT8168 Quad Core Cortex-A53 up to 2GHz with a Mali-G52 GPU, according to Amazon is 30% faster than in its previous version of 2018. RAM memory goes from 1.5GB to 2GB, the storage now It has 32/64GB options, the previous 16GB version is discarded and it is also expandable via microSD card up to 1TB. In this aspect we have a sufficient increase in specifications, although nothing spectacular. The Fire HD Pro tablet have 3GB of RAM and also 32/64GB of storage.
Screen and other specifications
The screen of this tablet is an 8-inch IPS with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, it has two 2MP cameras with HD 720p resolution, we have one in the front and one in rear in conventional positions. We also have WiFi aC connectivity, Bluetooth 5.0 LE A2DP and a battery that is supposed to last 20% longer than the previous model. At the connector level we have a USB Type-C 2.0 port, a 5W charger is included by default, the Fire HD Pro version have a 9W charger and support wireless Qi Charge.
Price and availability
- The Fire HD 8 and Fire HD Pro tablet can be purchased at Amazon from $89.99 (99.99€) with shipping included on June 3 and we have the option to buy it with integrated ads or without ads.