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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) review: specs and price

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)

Why is Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) better than the average?

  • CPU speed
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    4 x 2GHzvs4.26GHz
  • Weight
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    355gvs514g
  • Bluetooth version
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    5vs3.95
  • Battery life
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    12hvs11.03h
  • Height
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    137mmvs162.3mm
  • Volume
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    268.44cm³vs356.2cm³
  • Width
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    202mmvs236.61mm
  • Semiconductor size
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    12nmvs23.47nm

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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)

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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) AmazonFire HD 8 tablet, 8" HD display, 32 GB, ...Fire HD 8 tablet, 8" HD display, 32 GB, latest model (2020 release), designed for portable entertainment, Black
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$89.99

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Design

1.Stylus included
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
5.Has a detachable keyboard
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
You can detach the keyboard of your device and use the screen as a tablet. Detaching the keyboard makes the device lighter and gives you the possibility to switch easily between laptop-mode and tablet-mode. The keyboard is included when buying the device.
The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
7.volume

268.44cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
8.width

202mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Display

1.resolution

1280 x 800px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has a touch screen
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has anti-reflection coating
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This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
7.Has sapphire glass display
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
Sapphire crystal glass is an extremely durable material, which is surpassed only by diamond in terms of hardness. A sapphire crystal display is stronger and more scratch resistant than toughened glass such as Corning Gorilla Glass.
8.Has an e-paper display
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
An e-paper display provides a high contrast allowing users to read in direct sunlight without requiring much power.
9.Has Force Touch/3D Touch
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
Devices using Force Touch or 3D Touch technology respond to the user's taps and presses with haptic feedback, and allow users to perform various actions depending on the force of the input.

Performance

1.CPU speed

4 x 2GHz (MediaTek MT8168)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Supports 64-bit
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) (MediaTek MT8168)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
6.Has integrated LTE
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) (MediaTek MT8168)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
7.semiconductor size

12nm (MediaTek MT8168)

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
8.Uses big.LITTLE technology
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) (MediaTek MT8168)
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximize battery life.
The maximum amount of external storage memory supported by the the device.

Cameras

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.has a flash
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
4.has a front camera
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
5.has a built-in HDR mode
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
6.has a CMOS sensor
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
7.has touch autofocus
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
8.has manual white balance
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.
9.has a BSI sensor
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has a radio
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
5.Has dedicated media keys
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.Supports fast charging
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has wireless charging
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
7.has a removable battery
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.has NFC
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.
3.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
4.Supports widgets
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) (Android 9.0 Pie)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
5.is a multi-user system
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) (Android 9.0 Pie)
A multi-user operating system allows multiple users to access the device. Each user has a dedicated profile with apps and data available only to them.
6.Has a fingerprint scanner
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
8.The browser has word wrap
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) (Android 9.0 Pie)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
9.has a gyroscope
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.

Miscellaneous

The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.

Price comparison

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)

ProductStorePrice
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) AmazonFire HD 8 tablet, 8" HD display, 32 GB, ...Fire HD 8 tablet, 8" HD display, 32 GB, latest model (2020 release), designed for portable entertainment, Black
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$89.99

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