All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet, 8″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black

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Amazon Price: $89.99 (as of 14/12/2017 2:46 pm – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

All-new Fire HD 8, now with up to 12 hours of battery life, 2X the storage and 50% more RAM for faster performance – made for all day entertainment.

Engineered by Amazon

Fast and responsive

Enjoy your entertainment with a fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Fire HD 8 now delivers faster performance thanks to a 50% increase in RAM over the previous model.

Beautiful HD display

Fire HD 8 features a widescreen 1280 x 800 high-definition display with over a million pixels (189 ppi) and a bright, vivid picture.

No more worrying about storage space

Now with 2X more internal storage, Fire HD 8 comes standard with 16 GB. Expand your tablet’s storage by up to 200 GB using a microSD card, and keep photos, movies, and compatible games and apps with you.

Power when you need it

Now with up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life, Fire HD 8 gives you the flexibility to go where the day takes you.

Capture life’s moments

Fire HD 8 features a 2 MP rear-facing camera for taking photos or shooting 720p video. The front-facing VGA camera is perfect for Skype calls with friends and family.

Stands up to everyday life

Amazon engineers Fire tablets to hold up against everyday life. As measured in tumble tests, Fire HD 8 is 2X more durable than iPad Mini 4 (and costs a lot less too).

Designed for Entertainment

Read

Choose from millions of Kindle e-book and magazine titles. Connect with the largest online community of book lovers on Goodreads. Discover over a million titles with a Kindle Unlimited subscription. Also, listen to your favorite books with Audible.

Watch

Enjoy all your favorite movies and TV shows on Amazon Video, Netflix, HBO NOW, and more. Discover hundreds of thousands of TV episodes and movies, plus fling Amazon Video content to your TV using Second Screen.

Play

Over 300,000 apps including favorites like Facebook, Twitter, and Spotify. Plus Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over 2,000 apps, games, and even in-app items are 100% free. Play great titles like Frozen Free Fall, Angry Birds Slingshot Stella, and Sonic Dash from developers like Disney, Gameloft, Rovio Entertainment, and more.

Meet Alexa – coming soon

Alexa comes to Fire Tablets

Alexa provides quick access to the entertainment you want, including music, games, audiobooks, and more. You can also ask Alexa questions, check your calendar, get news, find sports scores, and even control your smart home. All you have to do is press and ask. Alexa will be available via a free over-the-air software update in the coming months.

One Press. Millions of Possibilities.

When connected to Wi-Fi simply press the home button for 2 seconds then ask. Alexa will respond to you and will even show visual responses to certain questions.

Everyday tasks made easier

Alexa on Fire tablets helps make the everyday easier. Just press and ask to set alarms and timers, check traffic, your calendar, to-do or shopping lists, and more.

Be Entertained

Whether you’re looking for your favorite playlist on Spotify or need a quick joke, you can ask Alexa. Just press and ask for a song, artist or genre, and stream directly over Wi-Fi. Alexa also provides voice control for Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, IHeartRadio, and more.

Stay Informed

Now you can ask Alexa a question and get an immediate voice response. When you press and ask, Alexa can pull up your flash briefing, Wikipedia articles, news, sports scores, and more.

Control your smart home

Alexa works with devices such as lights, switches, thermostats, and more from WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, Nest, ecobee, and Wink. Switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn on the fan or change the temperature on your thermostat while reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie—all voice controlled from your tablet.

Fire OS

Fire OS 5.4 – coming soon

In addition to Alexa, our next Fire OS update will also allow you to quickly access great game play directly from the Games tab with Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Fire tablet owners will also have easy access to over 65,000 recommendations from ComiXology, which provides an unrivaled library of comic books, graphic novels, manga and more.

Find the things you love easier

Fire OS is the best entertainment experience on a tablet with quick access to the things you do most. The home screen includes dedicated content pages for books, games, and apps, video, music, audiobooks, and Newsstand, making it quick to pick up right where you left off. Powered by Amazon’s recommendations engine, you can quickly browse books, movies, TV shows, music, apps, and games suggested just for you.

Apps that are actually free with Amazon Underground

Fire tablet owners have access to a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over 2,000 apps, games, and even in-app items are 100% free. Experience titles from top developers including Disney, Rovio Entertainment, Gameloft, Zeptolab, and Sega of America without ever having to pay for the app or in-app purchases.

Share content with Family Library

Family Library links your Amazon account to that of your spouse or partner so you can easily share apps, games, audiobooks, and books, and it now allows Prime members to share their Prime Video content. Access your family’s content across devices—both Amazon devices and free Amazon apps for other platforms, including iOS and Android.

No more waiting

With ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction), Amazon movies and TV episodes are ready for you to watch instantly. ASAP dynamically adapts to your viewing habits.

On Deck automatically downloads Prime Video (for Prime members) and the first episodes of Amazon Original Series while your device isn’t in use, ensuring that there is always something new to enjoy instantly, even when offline.

Integrated on-device tech support

Screen Sharing brings Mayday-powered customer service to Fire tablets. Simply call customer service and Amazon experts can connect to your Fire tablet to co-pilot through features by drawing on your screen, walking you through how to do something yourself, or doing it for you—whatever works best.

Customer Reviews

Great basic tablet for Amazon fans

9,863 people found this helpful.
 on September 24, 2016
By Desert Rat
As a background, I am a retired Information Systems professional and I am writing my first impressions of the NEW Fire HD 8 released on September 21, 2016 from the perspective of being a long-term Kindle user. I have all the current e-readers and Fire devices from Amazon including the basic Kindle, the Paperwhite (2013,2014,2015 models), the Fire HD6, Fire HD7, Fire HDX7 and Fire HDX8.9 (3rd and 4th generation), the old Fire HD 8 and the Fire HD 10. Here is a summary of my initial impressions of the new Fire HD8.

Amazon did it right this time, really enjoying my tablet! (4 updates) — 4th update has some tips

4,300 people found this helpful.
 on September 23, 2016
By MaGold
I am thrilled with the new Fire HD8 – even before it gets Alexa! At that time I will likely be ecstatic! I am far from a tablet novice – I had the original fire; the $50 fire; the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3; and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5. My phones have always been Samsung flagship phones, currently the S7 Edge. I say this to show that I 1) have experience with kindle fires, and 2) generally tend to have high standards for my most used devices — I KNOW what is a good tablet and what is a so-so tablet. Admittedly, my previous fires have been “so-so”, but I wanted something inexpensive yet adequate to take places with me instead of my Galaxy Tab S 10.5.

A great upgrade from the fire 7. A great buy at this price!

1,452 people found this helpful.
 on September 23, 2016
By RaVen
First off,i appreciate you reading this review 🙂

Fire HD 8>>>>>>>>>>>>Fire 7

121 people found this helpful.
 on February 5, 2017
By Dallin
Although it’s a little more money, the HD 8 is a no-brainer. The fire 7 is so slow and the resolution is painful. The HD 8, however, is SO much snappier that I can use it daily and am not getting frustrated with its performance! It’s awesome! The resolution is much better too. I also followed a YouTube video on how to install the Google play app store so now it has any app I could want or need.

Not a "Great Deal for the Price," Just a Great Deal

424 people found this helpful.
 on September 24, 2016
By americayay
Why I bought it:

First tablet purchase – (added 128GB sd micro card which helps & kid-proof case)

4 people found this helpful.
 on April 7, 2017
By intrimazz
Very pleased with this tablet – initially chose *with special offers* but ended up paying the extra $15 to remove them because the ads were more annoying than helpful. Have had slight issues with some apps that needed to update but a simple uninstall/reinstall solved it. I added the Sandisk 128GB sd micro memory card to the tablet to alleviate space issues (namely for Hearthstone app) and it has made all the difference. I use a headset often but the times where I haven’t, the speakers on the unit have been excellent. I have nerve deafness and placing the tablet horizontally allows for the listening of movies and music as the speakers sit at the base so sound bounces off for better acoustics. I want to add that I purchased the kid-friendly rubber case for protection since I am all thumbs and it not only makes the tablet much easier to hold and grasp, but allows for the speakers to work optimally since the unit is slightly raised off any surface and the speakers don’t get smothered.

Excellent for reading Kindle books.

2 people found this helpful.
 on April 14, 2017
By Kerrith H. King
I’ve used Kindle Touch and Kindle Paperwhite for several years (page turning was never reliable). I bought the Fire HD 8 soley to read Kindle books and I am very very pleased. Compared with the KPW the Fire HD 8 page turning is accurate and reliable. I’d don’t like the brackets that are displayed for word definitions; it seems as though it checks Wikipedia more than necessary instead of just bringing up the word’s definition. A nice feature is the ability to listen to books while driving or to listen to music while reading. One trick is to make the font size larger so that it’s easier to press just the word I want defined. I use a stylus for keyboard entries. I’ve become so used to pressing words I want defined that I find myself wanting to do the same when reading a newspaper—some day, yes?

I LOVE the all new Fire HD 8

26 people found this helpful.
 on October 13, 2016
By Melissa
I LOVE the all new Fire HD 8!! It runs great and it’s thin and easy to hold. It looks sleek! I love all the color options. I bought the pink and black and both look great! With the new memory capacity and Amazon Underground Apps and games and Unlimited reading of books that’s included in the Amazon Prime account this tablet is perfect!

All New Fire HE 8" Tablet Impressions

38 people found this helpful.
 on September 27, 2016
By John A.
I purchased the newest (6th gen) Amazon Fire HD 8″ with 32 GB of internal storage. My impressions so far in comparison to the older (5th gen) which we also own: Video screen is comparable with the 5th gen. Audio is a step backwards from the 5th gen. Audio on the 6th gen is thinner and lacks the richer bass found in the 5th gen. Responsiveness is much greater with the 6th gen compared to the 5th gen. All actions with the 6th gen happen faster. This model comes with more ram and I imagine that has a significant positive impact. Overall I believe the 6th gen to be a good value. (I still miss my old Amazon Fire HDX 7″. That tablet had better video, audio and responsiveness then any other Amazon Fire tablet to date. I still hope Amazon will come out with a premium next generation Fire HDX 8″ tablet.)
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