Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) — Review of an inexpensive Android tablet from a well-known brand
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) is one of the best Android tablets you can buy today for less than $100.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Budget Tablet (2017) — Reviews
Amazon Fire tablets aren’t as fancy or powerful as Apple’s popular iPads, but they’re much more affordable. The Fire 7 now starts at $50 (RUR 2,900) and the new HD 8 starts at $80 (RUR 4,500).
For less than $100, you get all the services from Amazon (which is not so relevant for us), access to Alexa (a voice assistant) that can control your smart home, and a functional tablet that can handle most tasks.
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) dim display
The Fire HD 8’s 1,280 x 800 pixel screen is bright enough to be seen on a sunny day, offers https://jiji.ng/289-poultry-feeders decent viewing angles, and colors aren’t too saturated.
But, the display is not sharp at all. It’s clearly pixelated, text isn’t as sharp as I’d like, and overall it’s not a great tablet for watching videos, strange considering Amazon has a whole division of Prime Video services.
Amazon’s Blue Shade filter makes it easier to view at night by turning off the blue light on the device.
Strong construction, standard design
The design of the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) is simple. The front panel has a lot of unused space around the display (on all four sides), and the front camera is located at the top. The back and frame are made of plastic, it is slippery. In the center is the Amazon logo – it attracts dust and dirt, and in the upper left corner is the rear camera for shooting.
I liked the 8" size of the tablet, but it’s harder to hold in one hand than the 7" Fire. There are pronounced fingerprints on the screen, if this annoys you, carry a microfiber cloth with you.