Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) | Budget Tablet Unboxing & Tour

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.

46 Comments

  1. Taylor A on February 19, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    I’ve always wanted one of these… lol i WANT it BADLY

  2. J F Real Estate on February 19, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Love these Amazon tablets very affordable the HD is clear enough to enjoy a TV show or a short movie. I got the seven and does everything I want and need!

  3. alex shoemaker on February 19, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Id like a bigger display like the 10 inch but is this one the way to go or throw in the extra cash for the bigger one?

  4. Britney Ellersick on February 19, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    I’m getting one on Wednesday! So excited!

  5. Sefora Anisoreac on February 19, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    can you download YouTube on this tablet?

  6. Oliver Smith on February 19, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    This mediatek powered tablet is actually quite amazing in terms of its overall performance. And it is reasonably priced as well

  7. S.H. Games on February 19, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    First time at your channel, first 30 seconds and I already like it. Great job!

  8. S.H. Games on February 19, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    I’ve managed to find a working version of Half Life 2 and Portal running natively on my normal HD 8 2020. That was a game changer, even without those tho it’s still an awwsome tablet

  9. Legion on February 19, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Really good underrated tablet

  10. Nai Begum on February 19, 2021 at 10:32 pm

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  11. Damo 666 on February 19, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    I got my Amazon fire HD 8 2020 edition last week and love it I love the review you have up I’ve seen a load of bitchy reviews about it and I think people need to remember it’s an e reader with a bit of Internet so when you look at it like that it’s pretty bitchin

  12. tony on February 19, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Only 30 bucks in Target and I got a free $50 dollar gift card from my social worker and I am happy cuz I am going tomorrow to Target

  13. GAMER LOL GG on February 19, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Kinda lenovo m10

  14. Tre Davis on February 19, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    I have no clue

  15. Les T on February 19, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    what’s 90 squids in US dollar

  16. •Toca animals on February 19, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Dose it have free time?

  17. Tobias Stevenson on February 19, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Android is better i have a tablet samsung galaxy tab a

  18. Jorge & An Yu Are Good Of The Planet YooHoo TV 2.0 on February 19, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Now i Have A GIANT Smartphone But The Problem Goes It Haunted To Touch

  19. Camping for Everyone Else on February 19, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    The Amazon forced apps is no different to Apple. My kids had the 7 when these came out. Until they couldn’t get Fortnite they loved it. For older people on lock down these are the best tablet. Very easy to use. Price is amazing. Better than the garbage on wish.

  20. Hanice Gutierrez on February 19, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Eenope I’m scared of the noise it make when it turns on

  21. Vynith Nhim on February 19, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    I want to buy a tablet with suit price for studying does this one recommend to buy? Any suggestions for me, please

  22. David Garcia on February 19, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Why get a 64 gb tablet when you can still get the 32 gb one and plug in a 128 gb micro sd card?! That’s what I did free storage!

  23. Roy Rice on February 19, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    WIll not open most emails.

  24. Dina N on February 19, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Can you browse the internet on this like safari on iPad

  25. Drew A on February 19, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Can you download zwift on this?

  26. Mary Linda on February 19, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    No Good

  27. Bill Tims on February 19, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Adventures of a plumbers mate,great film

  28. Shayam Hosein - Shah on February 19, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Who else watching this on an Amazon tablet

  29. Scott Lewis on February 19, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    The features and the specs of the Amazon Fire 8 Tablet makes it one of the best go to options for people looking for a tablet in the budget segment. Mediatek chipset along with the bigger battery life and bigger display makes it worth buying. For the kind of features that are integrated, the price of the tablet is pretty decent and affordable.

  30. Imani Brammer on February 19, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    can you play YouTube on it?

  31. Reina Amador on February 19, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Michelle

  32. Aries Storm on February 19, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    I’m looking into getting a fire hd and standard kindle or paperwhite (for reading standard books before bed).
    Is the screen size decent enough to read things like graphic novels or books with coloured images on?

  33. Andrew Johnson on February 19, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    The tablet has lost a lot more in terms of cost. Looks quite good. And I love the performance it has owing to the Mediatek chipset.

  34. Journey wheeler Play's on February 19, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    I have a Amazon fire

  35. Mrs. Martinez on February 19, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Great review! Quick, simple & to the point! Thank you Sir!

  36. Riley Cowie on February 19, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    My brother got a green one of those

  37. Juan Valladares on February 19, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    I want this

  38. Roy Rice on February 19, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Amazon Fire tablets JAM eBay. You can get there but it will kick you off after a while!!! Evil Amazon!

  39. RangoliBlessings on February 19, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks for the detailed comparison ! I think I’ll go for the Fire HD 8

  40. Belinda Barikit on February 19, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Can I use zoom or YouTube and other apps on it

  41. JohnyFeenix on February 19, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    54.99 pounds in currys atm

  42. Caleb Ramos on February 19, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Does the immersion read audiobook work on this version?

  43. Eric Young on February 19, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    this handy tablet has been a great companion during the lockdown! It is a great affordable option with not just amazing speakers but the battery life and smooth performance is kept in check with an in-built mediatek processor, which is totally cool

  44. Disney Mom Can on February 19, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Can I text with my tablet? If so how?

  45. i.h XD on February 19, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    حتا انا قمت بشراءها

  46. Khairil Ashraf Samsudin on February 19, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    is that metal back or plastic? look like a cheap chinese tablet

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