Amazon Fire HD 8

Announced:
Sep 17, 2015
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Sep 30, 2015

Display

Display size:

8.0 inches

Resolution:

800 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density:

189 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

67.70 %

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Front:

Yes

Design

Dimensions:

8.43 x 5.04 x 0.30 inches (214 x 128 x 7.7 mm)

Weight:

10.97 oz (311 g)
the average is 19.9 oz (568 g)

Colors:

Black, Pink, Orange, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Atmos

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

MediaTek

Processor:

Quad-core, 1500 MHz

GPU:

Yes

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Available to use:

11.6 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB

OS:

Android (5.0 Lollipop), Amazon Fire OS UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

Yes

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band, ac

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Battery

Type:

User replaceable

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box:

USB 2.0 cable, 5W power adapter, Quick Start Guide

MSRP price:

$ 170

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Amazon Fire HD 8 8GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

8 GB

Available to use:

4.5 GB

MSRP price:

$ 150

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Too little RAM
  • Lacks GPS

Description

The Amazon Fire HD 8 features an 8-inch IPS display with a resolution of 800x1280 pixels up front, while a 1.5GHz quad-core chipset and 1GB of RAM will make up the performance part. You can take pictures with the 5MP rear camera. There is 16GB of storage. Fortunately, you can boost the memory prowess of the Amazon Fire by throwing in a microSD card inside, which can be up to 128GB in size. You also get unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content. The Amazon Fire runs forked Android that is known as Fire OS5 Bellini and comes with none of Google's services or apps aboard.

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