What can be expected from Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016)

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8 has a longer battery life and more RAM and it is first tablet to come with Alexa. However, this feature is only available to the US people rest have to wait for it. 

Amazon has recently released its Fire HD 8 and it is the first tablet to have Alexa voice assistant in the upcoming OS 5.4 update which means it will have similar functionality as Amazon Echo. If we talk about last year Fire 8 then this new Fire HD has long battery life i.e.12 hours of battery life and 50% more RAM and two times more device storage and 200GB of additional storage via microSD card. If you already have any Kindle Fire device struggling with it then Kindle Fire support is provided to all the Kindle Fire devices.


Moreover, the Fire HD 8 has 8-inch touchscreen and resolution of 1280×800 and 189 PPI. It is powered by 1.3GHz processor with 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of on-device storage. However the camera is quiet basic and front facing camera is VGA camera and rear facing camera is 2 MP. It is powered by 4,750 mAh battery which lasts for 12 hours.

The most astounding feature of most Fire tablets is Dolby speakers. This tablet consists of two speakers on the top of the unit and sound don’t gets muffled.

The overall build quality is not that great and back is made up of plastic. Whereas the patting comes in different colors such as black, blue, pink and orange. However this tablet cannot compete against big giant such as Apple and Microsoft. But it comes in good price of $89.99 which will attract the consumers.


You will notice a major chance in the UI with the Fire HD 8 and it will provide easy access to all the default apps. However, there are many reasons to buy this tablet . First is the price and second one is Amazon has the largest and most profitable digital bookstore in the world and it controls 75% of US and 95% of UK book market and provided best Kindle support for all kindle devices. At Amazon Kindle store you will find huge collection of books at a discounted price. There are various services provided by Amazon such as Kindle unlimited which lets you read as many books you want and if you require more information then head towards www kindle com support.


Its improved processor enabled it to run many apps and games without any hindrance but little slowdown occurred when the screen got very busy. It got little warm up while loading.

This tablet is best in landscape mode and suitable for entertainment purposes. It has good Dolby Audio stereo speakers but there’s little or no bass.

The camera is just basic and its 2MP camera also lacks flash and that not a advantage as you are not buying this device to click pictures. Although, it is a child –friendly device. But if you are looking for more powerful device or powerful gaming then device won’t serve your purpose but it is good value for its price and is best for light gaming or streaming.

Its blue Shade feature is quite good as it reduces the blue light and reduces strain on eyes and when this feature was tested it came out to be useful as it comes automatically when daylight starts to fade.

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