Formidable and Inexpensive: Kindle Fire HD 8

Kindle Fire HD 8
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Let me make things simple for everyone. This is a great tablet and a beautiful device. It has everything 97% of tablet users need and want. The 3% that are power users can pay up for an iPad.

What We Like

  • Inexpensive
  • Huge volume of content
  • MicroSD card slot

What We Don’t Like

  • Occasionally sluggish with gameplay
  • The plastic design looks cheap
  • No video calling


Kindle Fire HD 8

The Amazon Fire HD 8 is considered a lower range tablet when it comes to app experience and multitasking.

When compared to its counterparts like Samsung and Apple, it cost much less and makes a great tablet as a starter or for anyone on a budget.

Amazon Ecosystem
Amazon Ecosystem


No one can beat Amazon in terms of its wide ecosystem of video streaming, books and TV shows.

Most people see Amazon as their first priority over the tablet itself.

It’s the sheer size of the media library at your disposal that makes any Amazon purchase worthwhile.



 Why More People Use Kindle Fire HD 8 Than iPad Mini 2

Ipad Mini 2 is considered the main rival of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.

Most people think iPad is the smart choice for its design and apps ecosystem.

How about for specs?

Amazon Kindle Fire has a better processor speed (1.3GHZ ARM v8-based vs 1.5ghz quad-core). RAM is the same at 1GB. iPad has a slight advantage with the display (2040 x 1536 vs 1280 x 800).

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8 is the best device if you have a tight budget.

Content consumption is another big advantage. You can access the vast Amazon ecosystem with Kindle.

Although Apple has better apps and games, Amazon is always closing the gap.

Battery life is a superb 10 hours.



It measures 8.43 x 5.04 x 0.3 inches compared to Apple’s 7.87 x 5.3 x 0.29 inches.

The display is sharp but Apple has a slight advantage when it comes to resolution.

With processor speed, the HD 8 is way better than iPad Mini 2. Whether you want to use it for surfing or video streaming online, the faster processor leads to a better experience.

Comparison With Higher-End Peers

It’s tough to fairly compare Kindle Fire HD 8 to high end tablets like Kindle Fire HDX, Google’s Nexus 7 or iPad Mini 7-inch,

Overall, though, for specs, features and affordability with a wide range of perks when you have a prime account, nothing can beat the Kindle FirKindle Fire HD 8e HD 8.

Who Doesn’t Want Kindle Fire HD 8

Kindle fire HD 8 has only a 720p front camera compared to 1.2mp on iPad Mini 2.

Picture resolution is not as sharp as it could be.

There’s a 5mp camera on the back and most people rarely use the front cam.

Kindle Fire HD 8 inch vs Competitors

Amazon provides many apps and games but it’s simply not enough to beat Apple or Google.

Final verdict

Kindle Fire HD 8 is arguably the best budget tablet on the market. With Amazon’s full range of perks, particularly with Amazon Prime, you will not be disappointed!

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