Amazon - Fire HD 8 - 8" - Tablet - 32GB 7th Generation, 2017 Release - Punch Red

Entertain the kids on a road trip or watch your favorite movies in flight with this Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet, featuring an expandable microSD slot for effortless storage. The 8-inch screen delivers a sharp high-definition experience for gaming or watching videos. This Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet has a quad-core 1.3 GHz processor, eliminating lags in play.

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    • 5W power adapter
    • Amazon Fire HD 8 - 8" - Tablet - 32GB 7th Generation, 2017 Release
    • Quick Start Guide
    • USB 2.0 cable

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (280 out of 300)


    Android OS customized for Amazon

    Instantly access your favorite apps via the Amazon App Store.

    8" screen with 1280 x 800 resolution

    Crisp, bright resolution for watching movies, surfing the Web, reading books and more. The advanced polarizing filter offers clear visibility, even in bright sunlight.

    32GB internal storage plus microSD slot

    Provides plenty of space for music, movies, photos and more. Expand your storage up to 256GB with a microSD card (sold separately).

    Quad-core processor

    The fast quad-core processor consists of four high-performance 1.3 GHz cores for quick app launches, smooth games and videos, and great overall performance.

    Dual cameras for photos and face-to-face chat

    Features a VGA front camera and 2.0 MP rear-facing camera.

    Meet Alexa

    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.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Perfect for what I needed it for

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I grabbed this when it was on sale for Black Friday because it was such a good price. I had a regular Kindle before & traded it in to Amazon with the intention of getting another regular Kindle but I never did. In the meantime I did get an iPad Pro & I thought that would function as my Kindle/e-reader. Don’t get me wrong, I love my iPad. But the iPad Pro is just way too big to comfortably read in bed (12.9”) or carry around in my bag to have with me when I expect to be in a waiting room somewhere & might want a book or magazine. It’s also too big (and too expensive) to bring to the gym to set on the treadmill to watch a TV show while I workout. So I grabbed this Kindle hoping it would be everything my iPad is not. So far it does everything I need it to do. It was easy to set up right out of the box. I easily synced it with my Amazon account so I could pull my books, music, movies, & TV shows right from my Amazon account right away. I did add the Netflix and Hulu apps so I could watch some shows while I worked out. The screen is great. The picture is crisp and clear & way better than I expected. The sound is fantastic. It is easy to read on (which should be no surprise since that it was Kindles are made to do). I like that it integrates so easily with my Goodreads account. I haven’t spent much time browsing the web on it since that’s not what I bought it for. So I can’t speak to how it functions as a traditional tablet. But as an e-reader and media player, it is fantastic. I have had some issues with the SD card alerting me that it has been removed when it wasn’t, but some research showed me that it is not an uncommon issue with these Kindles & I’m hopeful that it will be resolved soon. Overall this is a great little tablet. It’s small & lightweight enough to just throw in my bag & have with me wherever I go. The size is perfect to read a book, but also a great size to watch a movie on when you’re on the go. It also feels pretty sturdy. I did buy a case for it, but I feel like it’s pretty solid on its own.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My Dream Device!

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Admittedly I have been a Kindle fan since the original e-reader launched in 2010. With this latest addition to the Fire family, however, Amazon has set the bar high! This tablet really is my dream come true. Even with the addition of my charcoal grey case (see my other review for details), total carrying weight is less than you'd expect. Finally, they've added what Fire devices have been sorely lacking for the past couple years: a true HD rear facing camera and the ability to expand storage with an SD card! With these additions, this really is the perfect device, easily giving the iPad Mini a run for its money! The color pops out at you and is bright, movies and shows are gorgeous, the speakers are decent for a device of this caliber with Dolby surround built in, though I do recommend buying a Bluetooth set if you're a die hard cinephile like me. If I had to pick a complaint, the only, and I stress ONLY thing would be the (relatively speaking) limited selection of Apps in their Appstore. But keep in mind, that's the only negative. This is very much a "consumer based" tablet; that is, it's designed for you to stream movies, social media it up and of course take advantage of a Prime membership to literally read until the Second Coming! If I haven't scared you away yet, bottom line: An amazing device for an equally amazing price! Worth every penny and then some! Put it this way: literally the only differences between this and their 10 inch model that just dropped in October (besides price, obviously) are barely better resolution and screen size. No joke. That's it. All of this and I haven't even mentioned all that you're able to do with Alexa, and members only goodies through Amazon Prime. So what are you waiting for?! Online or in the building, don't wait to get your hands on the all kinds of pun intended hottest tablet on the market to date! You will not be disappointed, I promise you that!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Have a few days to charge it?

      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I have an older Fire HD 7 and had started reading a lot more periodicals on it (okay, I admit it, comic books). So when the news about the Fire HD 8 7th generation went out, I put in a pre-order and eagerly anticipated its arrival so I could have just a slightly larger screen and better performance. The Fire HD 8 delivered on those two fronts. It's noticeably snappier than my HD 7, and the screen is larger. No arguing those points. My Fire HD 8 arrived charged to 73%, so I hooked it up to the included charger and set it to download some of the aforementioned periodicals. I checked on it two hours later and noticed that it had managed a measly 4% increase in battery charge in that time. Starting at 73%, I would have expected it to at least be in the mid to high 80s after two hours. After experimenting a bit, I found that the only way I could get a sort of decent charging speed was to turn the Fire HD off altogether and let it charge with absolutely nothing else running. I am now able to charge at a rate of about 1% every 10 to 15 minutes, an improvement over 1% per half hour, but it means having to fully turn off the Fire HD before I plug it in and then restart it when I want to use it again. The Fire HD 8 will maintain an even charge level while it is plugged in and in use, but don't expect it to replenish the battery in that state. Aside from that, the Fire HD 8 seems a decent tablet for a $100 price point. Just don't expect it to fully charge overnight if you deplete it the day before.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good android tablet, decent price.

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The tablet has excellent battery life, great resolution, easy enough to get started on. I use it with my Xfinity app to watch TV and download movies, and it works well and easily. My email account is with Office 365, and I had no trouble making that work. It is especially good when you import Amazon's apps or use Kindle books. I assume that is also true with their music. I would rate this five stars if it was apparent how to import photos and music from my PC without the tablet mixing it all up. I really want the thing to play a symphony in the correct order, not mix up the movements and intersperse them with other songs! The same thing happened with my pictures. On my widows PC they are all nicely in order in folders. Now they are spread out in no order at all. It is possible that I must import via USB cable, and I will try that. But it should be possible to use the SD card, as that is an easier way to transfer content. Other than that, I am quite satisfied.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Good Inexpensive Tablet

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      My wife's Ipad Mini had issues, she wore it flat out, and wanted to get another one but did not want to spend the money on a new iPad, so we gave this one a try. After BB Reward Zone $ I got it for about $100ish with 32gb of memory. To be clear, this is not on the same level as the iPad mini but it was not designed to. Technical specs not quite as good but for $100ish dollars from a reputable company it is not bad at all. The first thing to note is that it does not come with the ability to download from the Google Play Store. You can can get around this by side loading Google and there are plenty of websites to tell you how to this very easily. My wife has been burning it up with this tablet and she really likes it. She can let go of some of the shortcomings vs the iPad mini. Overall she likes it, which is good. So if you are wanting an inexpensive tablet from reliable company, try the Fire tablet.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Upgraded tablet

      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I upgraded from Fire HD 8.9 this tablet is fast, and I love how it has for memory card my other one lacked that. My tablet came charged at 75% I have the fast charger since that is what I use with my other tablet. I have to say it took 1hr to fully charge. I am not sure why that other reviewer complained that it took a day to charge and that is wrong. Maybe he should invest in the fast charger?The sound is pretty good without headphones. I love that is not too big or small good enough to take anywhere. For the price and for what you are getting this a great tablet for anyone.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      You Don't Have to Have and iPad to Enjoy a Tablet.

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      First, the bad. I hate the advertisements and the fact that you can't access the vast library of Android apps via Google Play. Nevertheless, you can do most of the things on the Internet that you need to while still have access to Amazon Fire-friendly apps that will keep you informed and entertained. The good news is that the HD8 has an expansion slot for a microSD card and increasing storage space is where the Fire HD8 dances all over the iPad. Add in a 128GB microSD card and you'll have tons of room for audiobooks, ebooks, music files, photos, and videos. The HD8 also has Amazon Alexa in case you're looking for automated help to shop or move around from interest online or on your Kindle Fire. It's a good buy - especially if you buy one when they are on sale!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Surprisingly good

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Bought it for my kids. Never bought Amazon tablets before because Youtube kids is a must have. However, installing Google Playstore, framework and services was surprisingly easy and from there was just easy. There was an excellent list of games and entertainment on Amazon store and integration with my Prime account was extremely simple. Price point for the performance and quality of this tablet $49.99 8" 16GB & $79.99 32GB) against most other ordinary name tablets which are $100+ is outstanding. Presence of ads and other material really isn't a problem and well worth the discount I'm very happy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

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    • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5Sascha Segan on June 28, 2018
      Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
      Amazon's latest Fire HD 8 tablet is an excellent value for media consumption, as long as you can live without access to Google Play.Full Review
    • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Jade Vincent on June 12, 2018
      Amazon Fire HD 8 review: The best budget tablet of 2018
      Amazon's Fire HD and Kids Edition tablets are top buys in 2018Full Review
    • Alphr (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Jonathan Bray on February 7, 2018
      Amazon Fire HD 8 and Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids edition review: Amazon's best budget tablet, now with £20 off
      Amazon's 2017 Fire HD 8 continues the firm's long-standing budget tablet dominanceFull Review
    • Tech Advisor (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Henry Burrell on December 21, 2017
      Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 review
      Amazon is trying to find the perfect mix of quality and price to capture the low-end tablet market. The updated £80 Fire HD 8 sees the company break new ground, but you'll need to make another decision before you buyFull Review
    • Computer ShopperMelissa J. Perenson on September 14, 2017
      Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) Review and Ratings
      Amazon's 2017 Fire HD 8 remains one of today's best tablet deals. At $10 cheaper than the 2016 edition and with improved battery life, this tablet delivers tremendous value for its price, despite middling hardware specs and a chunky chassis.Full Review
    • ZDNetJuly 13, 2017
      Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet review: Budget tablet gets a boost with Alexa
      This eight-inch tablet continues to offer great value, so long as you're willing to embrace Amazon's world.Full Review
    • LiliputingBrad Linder on July 12, 2017
      Making Amazon's 2017 Fire tablets more Googley (Play Store, third-party launchers)
      Amazon's tablets run an Android-based operating system called Fire OS. While Amazon has developed a custom user interface for the operating system, featuring tight integration with the Amazon Appstore, Kindle, Music, and Movies apps, it'sFull Review
    • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 3.5 out of 5Max Parker on July 10, 2017
      Amazon Fire HD 8
      The Amazon Fire HD 8 is one of the cheapest tablets you can buy from a recognisable brand. It costs around £79.99, and unlike similarly priced Android slates it's not completely terrible.Full Review

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