Product code: 80251101
Slim, light and durable, the Amazon Fire HD 8 packs a fast quad-core processor, dual cameras and a beautiful 8-inch HD screen that makes it ideal for entertainment on the go. With stereo speakers and a full host of features, including a massive selection of digital content, apps and games, individual profiles for the entire family and everything you need to stay connected and work on the go.
Fire HD 8 is packed full of features that make it the ideal tablet to enjoy entertainment on while you travel. A powerful quad-core processor features two 1.5GHz cores and two 1.2GHz cores that run simultaneously to give a brilliant balance between performance and power consumption. The processor ensures faster app loading, smoother and richer graphics and better overall performance.
The 8-inch HD display packs in over a million pixels and an improved colour gamut for more vibrant, true-to-life colours, a brighter display and whiter whites, as well as IPS technology and an advanced polarising filter to help you see from even the widest of viewing angles.
Fire HD also packs dual stereo speakers with Dolby Audio technology to deliver louder, clear audio and an emulated 5.1 multi-channel sound field to create virtual surround sound and make dialogue in films and TV shows easier to understand.
Fire HD 8 comes with 16GB of storage space for your apps and games. A microSD card slot means you can increase this space by up to 128GB, making it possible to keep all of your music, photos and movies with you too. Plus all of your Amazon content is automatically stored in the cloud for you to download whenever you need it.
Go wherever the day takes you
With a battery life of up to 8 hours and a durable design, Amazon Fire HD 8 is ready to travel with you all day and survive everyday bangs or scrapes.
Make Skype calls using the front-facing VGA camera, or take photos and record HD videos to share with friends using the rear facing camera.
Fire OS 5 Bellini
Amazon Fires run on Amazon's exclusive 'Fire' operating system. Fire OS uses Google Android and customises it to give you the fastest access to your favourite apps and Amazon services. It includes unlimited Cloud storage for Amazon content and photos taken on your Fire, the latest productivity apps and enhanced platform integrations so you can seamlessly access over 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books and Android apps and games.
Fire OS 5 features an updated user interface to help you find things quicker, free apps with Amazon Underground and a faster way to read, with Word Runner, which brings the words to your eye line. It also makes it easy to share content with your family in a Family Library, can suggest movies and shows for you to watch based on your viewing habits and includes Mayday, for on-device, face-to-face expert customer service.
Books, movies, music and more
As well as apps and games, available from the Amazon Appstore, Fire HD 8 provides access to some of the best consumable content available. There are millions of eBooks available for download from the Kindle Store and more than 100,000 audiobooks from Audible. Users with a Prime Instant Video subscription can access high quality streams of thousands of movies and TV shows, with bonus features like ASAP, Whispersync and X-Ray helping you access your favourite content from any device and further enriching your viewing experience with instant trivia. Videos can also be downloaded for viewing anywhere, even when you're offline. You'll also find over 20 million songs on Amazon's MP3 store.
- Accessories Included
- AC adaptor, user documentation
- Battery life
An estimate of how long the battery lasts before needing recharging, based on standard tasks and usage
- Up to 8 hours
- Bluetooth Enabled
Bluetooth is a wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
- Yes - 4.0
- CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive
Whether this machine can play or burn (write to) Blu-ray discs, DVDs or CDs.
- Camera (front-facing)
Used for making video calls
- VGA webcam
- Camera (rear-facing)
A camera on the back of the device, typically used for taking photos and videos.
- 5 megapixel camera
- H214 x W128 x D7.7 mm
- Multi-touch with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and an advanced polarising filter, fully laminated HD display
- Graphics card type
Graphics card type
A dedicated graphics card enables you to run advanced programmes such as games or design packages more smoothly. Computers without graphics cards run these programmes through their processors.
- Hard drive
Stores files like videos and images, and programmes such as games. A portion of this may already be allocated to data like your operating system
- Internal Storage
- Location Services
- Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
- Memory (RAM)
Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask. Measured in GB, More RAM will help to run games or demanding programs like video editing more efficiently.
- Memory Card Slots
Memory Card Slots
A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card. Please check that the slot type is compatible with your memory card type
- microSD card (up to 128GB)
- Model name / number
- Fire HD 8 Tablet 8GB Black
- NFC enabled
Devices with NFC (Near Field Connection) can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
- Operating System Filter
- Fire OS
- Operating system
Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
- Fire OS 5.0 (based on Android 5.0)
- Pixels Per Inch (PPI)
Pixels Per Inch (PPI)
The number of pixels per square inch of screen. A higher picture resolution makes for greater clarity, depth and detail in the image. Higher resolutions screens also make it harder to distinguish individual pixels from a close distance
Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display. There may be different types of ports, eg. some USB ports can charge a plugged in device while the unit is in sleep mode
- Micro USB, 3.5mm audio
The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run. Modern processors feature multiple cores that can adapt the speed they run at depending on the task
- Quad-core MediaTek processor
- Processor Type
Also called CPU (central processing unit) is the circuitry within a computer/laptop/tablet. It carries out the basic instructions that drive a computer/laptop/tablet
- Processor speed
Determines how quickly programmes run. Processors with 'Turbo Boost' can enhance their performance to deal with more demanding tasks and often have multiple cores. Measured in GHz
- SIM Card Type
SIM Card Type
The size of SIM card required
- Wi-Fi Only
- Screen Resolution
Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
- 1280 x 800 pixels
- Screen Size
- 7.1" to 9"
- Screen finish
A matte screen is easier to view in bright light. Gloss screens can provide more vivid colours.
- Screen size
The size of the device's screen, usually measured diagonally in inches
- Accelerometer, gyroscope
- Touch Screen
- Voice Recognition
Can be operated using spoken commands, so no need for typing, scrolling or clicking.
- Wi-Fi only
- Wireless Display
Wireless Display technology can be used to present your device's display on a compatible TV or display without using wires.
- Wireless networking
- Wi-Fi- 802.11b/g/n/ac