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Amazon - Fire HD 8 - 8" - Tablet - 32GB 8th Generation, 2018 Release - Canary Yellow-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 107 reviews

91%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad buy

    Posted
    ChillWill
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    I am still getting use to the Amazon Fire tablet. It is not a bad buy. I like the ability to connect my cell phone, printer and laptop thru WiFi. I am still working my way around the available apps and other media that is a mouse click away. The camera could stand to be better, but it will do for now. I actually bought for it reading. This tablet has taken the place of my laptop, which has given me a smaller footprint when travelling. Laptops can be cumbersome, heavy and inconvenient. I have plenty of storage but I really do not plan on storing a lot of media items. The charging cord definitely could stand to be longer. It is so short, you have to be within a foot of an outlet to recharge. Did not like the fact, I have to buy another accessory in order to use while charging more than a foot away from a power source. The short cord is great if I am directly connected to my desk or lap top computer. Hopefully I will remember to write another review, once I get proficient with all the processes and multiple uses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A so-so tablet and beware of the case melting

    Posted
    Nill
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    The first day I receive the item, and it's case already started to melt.. I purchased during the black Friday event, and since they don't have this 32 GB version in the store , so i order it online. The setup is not difficult, the screen the speed is okay for its price, the storage is great. The user experience meets my expectations. The issue is the coating of the case start to melt in the first day. I place it on the vanity, letting the screen fading me so I can keeping watching. The issue came after I place it at the same place for about 1 to 2 hour. When I pick up my tablet, I saw a line on the countertop. I use paper towel to wipe it and it's a pile of dark blue to black paint like stuff. And I realize it is the coating from the Amazon fire. I don't know how can a company make a coating that can be melt in a short time. But I am sure I need to exchange it. So be careful and not to place the tablet close to any fluid , the water damage may happen in other condition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    Posted
    12Stringer
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    I start with five points for the low cost of this tablet. I deduct one star because the Fire OS sucks like a vacuum cleaner. The interface is unattractive and not easily customizable, unlike Windows, Android, or Apple OS. Another star was deducted because the number of compatible software apps is poor compared to Android, and abysmal compared to iPad and Surface [Windows OS] tablets. I deduct another star because the Tablet is slow when booting up and its performance is sluggish when trying to use a keyboard. If I had it to do over again, I'd have purchased afor n HP Stream laptop since it is small like a netbook and uses a Windows OS. About the only useful purpose this has is as an mp3 player or for playing cheesy, low-def video gaming.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Kindle Fire HD8

    Posted
    Robert
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    This HD8 Kindle is a replacement for the 6" Kindle that I have used for the last 4 years. I use the Kindle for my emails, play some games, and to read books. The battery on the current Kindle was growing weaker, so it was time to find a replacement Kindle. I went for the Kindle HD8. Though the HD8 has a somewhat bigger screen, I found no other feature to rate this above my Kindle 6. Am I satisfied with it - 'yes' (for it does what I want it to do). But, if my 6" Kindle wasn't getting so old, I would have kept it instead of buying the new HD8.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Reader!

    Posted
    TimH
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    I requested this for a birthday gift and use it daily for reading on the elliptical at the gym. 8" is the perfect size. I thought the 10" kindle was too big and the 7" Kindle was too small. This is a big improvement over using my Galaxy 9+ smart-phone to read. I only charge once per week (reading about 30 minutes per day) and it still only goes down to around 50%. I also paid the one-time $15 fee to get rid of the annoying ads when you first open it - well worth it. I'm really happy with the value of the 8" Kindle and enjoy using it daily to read.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not all it could be

    Posted
    whalefur
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    Guess I did not read the description well enough. This one comes with ads. Annoying but doable. Not as intuitive as previous versions I have had. If you are going to use it to read and watch an occasional video it is probably acceptable. Might use it for net-work in a pinch but not as a laptop or desktop substitute. Very touchy. It is hard to determine what is running. One time I kept hearing soft sounds and only after a lot of flipping through programs found an Amazon video running in the background. Not Amazon's best effort

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great New Tablet

    Posted
    Jimmy
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    This is certainly an upgrade from my older Fire tablet. It is so much faster, and the interface is smooth. I will say I am having some display issues within the Silk Browser that I didn't experience with my third generation tablet. It zooms in a lot when I don't want it to, The font is too small inside the tabs and the address bar within Silk Browser, and when I change them, everything else becomes too large. Overall, I love the tablet. Nice that it has ample storage and a camera, plus a voice enabled Alexa feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Second one and still love it

    Posted
    Crick
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    It was a great price and I open it everyday to play games or use Alexia. It was really a bonus to get this feature free. Still need to download some of the other features but all in good time. Don't really know if the battery lasts any longer than my Kindle Fire 7 but I enjoy having it and hope it lasts as long as my old one. Wish the case and screen protector sheet were not so expensive. Between the both of them it almost equals what I paid for the Kindle Fire 8.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great device for a little bit of investment.

    Posted
    Toby
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    I am a loyal Ipad user but wanted something smaller, very durable, and less pricey to carry out and use with some photography equipment accessories. This meets my needs beautifully. You can't beat the price and once you learn how to sideload Google applications (check the Internet on How To) this device packs a lot of features for a small price point. Highly recommend for someone on a budget. I won't give up on my Ipad but this sure can give it a run for those watching their $$$. Very happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Like my old one better

    Posted
    Carol
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    From the minute I hooked this up and turned it on, I started getting ads, ads, and more ads. I get almost none on my old Kindle. Bought this one to replace old one because of the screen size. It's gathering dust while I squint to read on my old one. When they take off all the ads, let me know and I'll try it again. Sorry I bought all of the extras with it. Will probably sell them on eBay.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This 2018 version is faster than the 2017 HD8

    Posted
    DYH5
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    Got this from Best buy on sale, which is the same price as Amazon. It's a lot faster than the 2017 HD8. Also seems less glitchy, but 1 star taken away because you need to reboot it now and then. 5 stars to Best Buy for their customer service. The Best Buy price went down on this a day after I got it, and Best Buy price matched it, no problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New improved kindle

    Posted
    Thundabolt
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    The different color options is great, the processor is fast, colorful, vibrant and inviting. For those who prefer the feel of a kindle but look and flexibility of a regular tablet this is the right one for you. It was a birthday gift for my mother in law and she loves it. Way faster than her old galaxy tablet but definitely an upgrade

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet!

    Posted
    RobertInFTLauderdale
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    Excellent tablet! Santa gave my kids the 7 last year and the HD 8 this year. The 7's were just fine, but my Santa insisted on the larger screen. I like the expandable storage, however this isn't very useful for apps since most games cannot be stored on the micro SD. The micro SD is excellent for photos and videos though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Too many commercials

    Posted
    nAngeLO
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    I love this little tablet! I use it mostly for reading books but recently took it on my vacation for email, internet, etc. Bigger than my phone and easier for emails and other internet functions. Gave only 3 stars bcz I paid extra in order NOT to have ads to clear before using but I still get the ads!!! Most disappointing!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice tablet!!

    Posted
    Nikko
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    I bought this tablet for my elderly mother. It was easy to set up. It had all the apps that she wanted in the Amazon store. She's an avid reader so the book selections way exceeded what I thought it had to offer. It's a nice tablet. I'm thinking about giving away my Insignia tablet and buying a Fire HD!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast

    Posted
    Jrsmith4
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    This was purchased for my relative that does not have a lot of technical knowledge. He is able to navigate the tablet very easy and it processes really fast compared to his older tablet. The sound is good and the picture s are very clear. The only thing he had to get adjusted to was not having Google

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful tablet.

    Posted
    5CatCrazy
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    This was bought for my daughter for Christmas. She had a smaller Kindle but it was a little slow. This one is larger and the display is Hd. She is really happy with it and tells me it's much faster. I would certainly recommend this for anyone young or old. Also got a great deal on price!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet/ e reader

    Posted
    Furby
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    I really enjoy my Kindle fire as it allows me to read my ebooks and play Pandora while I am in the middle of a workout. Very easy to use. Gave 4 of 5 stars as I am looking for an e reader that will read books back to you without having to join a monthly membership for 1 credit a month.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the sale price

    Posted
    Dolsey
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    The fire hd8 32gb is a good tablet. Decent space in the device for apps, but the ram is lacking. It'd be nice if it had at least 2gb of ram, but for the price it's ok. I recommend searching how to install "google play" onto the device. It's very easy to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good tablet for the price

    Posted
    Venger23
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    Tablet is great for reading, and some gaming. I am using Amazon more and more and felt it was time to get a fire tablet. I got it on a black Friday special and it has 32gb of storage plus a micro sd slot so memory should be no problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend