Unboxing the 10th Generation Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet, fresh for 2020, with a full tour of the Fire OS software, specs and other bits. Here’s how the new Fire HD 8 compares to last year’s model and the Plus version, which costs £20 more in the UK.
If you want a budget-friendly Android tablet then this is one of your best options, although you’ll need to use Amazon’s online services to truly appreciate it. This 10th Gen model improves on performance with a new chipset and extra RAM, while battery life clocks in at around 10-12 hours depending on usage. The 2020 Fire HD 8 definitely offers good value at under £100, while the Plus model gives you a slight specs boost for a little extra cost.
Of course, the Fire OS interface is completely focused on Amazon’s services. From Prime Video and Audible to Kindle Unlimited, this is an ideal tablet for accessing all of your movies, books and beyond. It’s also a good one for kids, thanks to that rugged design and the abundance of apps for children on the app store.
Check out my reviews of Amazon’s Kindle eReaders, Fire TV streaming boxes and Alexa speakers for the rest of the own-brand line-up.