October 20, 2020

Amazon’s Fire HD 8 tablet refresh brings faster speeds and slimmer bezels for slightly more

By Michael Simon

Amazon unveiled an update to its popular Fire HD 8 tablet on Wednesday, bringing more speed, more storage, and an overdue design refresh for just $90 with “special offers” (lock-screen ads). That’s $10 more than the previous Fire HD 8, but you’re getting a whole lot more for your money, as our comparison below shows:

Fire HD 8 (2018)

  • Dimensions: 214 mm x 128 mm x 9.7mm
  • Display: 8-inch 1280 x 800, 189 ppi
  • Processor: Quad-Core 1.3 GHz
  • RAM: 1.5GB
  • Storage: 16GB/32GB
  • Battery: Up to 10 hours
  • Cameras: 2 MP front-facing camera + 2 MP rear-facing HD camera

Fire HD 8 (2020)

  • Dimensions: 202 x 137 x 9.7mm
  • Display: 1280 x 800, 189 ppi
  • Processor: Quad-core 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB/64GB
  • Battery: Up to 12 hours
  • Cameras: 2 MP front-facing camera + 2 MP rear-facing HD camera

Fire HD 8 Plus (2020)

  • Dimensions: 202 x 137 x 9.7mm
  • Display: 1280 x 800, 189 ppi
  • Processor: Quad-core 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB/64GB
  • Battery: Up to 12 hours
  • Cameras: 2 MP front-facing camera + 2 MP rear-facing HD camera

Along with the updated specs, the new Fire HD 8 also has a refreshed design, with dramatically slimmer uniform bezels and a lighter frame (355 grams vs 363 grams). While the screen is the same, the new design makes it more of a naturally horizontal device. Even the selfie cam (which is just 2MP like before) has been moved to the horizontal edge.

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Source:: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3543222/amazons-fire-hd-8-tablet-refresh-brings-faster-speeds-and-slimmer-bezels-for-slightly-more.html#tk.rss_all