When Amazon went back to the drawing board for the Fire HD 8, the aim was incredibly ambitious. The tech giant wanted to release a powerful, premium tablet but at an affordable price.
The second part of Amazon’s aim was easily met, as the Fire HD 8 is incredibly inexpensive. That might suggest that you’re getting a lesser product than its competitors, but Amazon didn’t want that to be the case.
Has the mega-company achieved that? Well, let’s find out.
If there’s one area you can’t really fault the Fire HD 8 in, it’s in its design. It’s an 8-inch tablet with a glass screen and solid matte plastic rear complete that includes a glossy Amazon logo. It comes in a variety of different colours – most of which appear to be aimed at kids, which is quite telling.
The left side and bottom of the device contain nothing at all, while the right houses the speaker grills. Everything else you need is at the top, which includes power and volume buttons, a mic, headphone port, and charging port.