Amazon Fire HD 8 16GB 1.5GB (2018) Tablets
$40 - $100
OS Version: (Fire OS 220.127.116.11 version)
Screen Size: 8 inch
Display Resolution: 1280x800 pixels
Camera Resolution: 2 MP
Front Camera: 2 MP
Processor: 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
Processor Type: Quad-Core
Battery: 10 hours of ‘mixed-use’ quoted
Availability: In Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin, Gold Coast and more )
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Amazon back in September 2018, updated their Fire HD 8 and released Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 in Australia which is much more of a refresh as compared to all previously launched Fire HD tablets. The latest, greatest and coolest Fire HD 8 2018 comes with 4 different colors to choose from and chassis as a previous model. The Fire HD 8 2018 houses a 2 MP FaceTime sensor and a 2MP rear camera with 720p video and supports up to 400GB of external onboard memory with a help of microSD card. Moreover, there is hands-free Alexa support even when your screen is in standby mode. Other key highlights of Fire HD 8 2018 are related to 8-inches IPS LCS screen with a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800 Pixels, dual-band Wi-Fi and up to 10 hours of on-screen time.
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 Specs
Here we have listed down a quick rundown of Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 specifications in Australia for your convenience. So, let’s have a look.
- Display: 8-inches IPS LCD
- Display Resolution: 1280 x 800 Pixels (189 PPI)
- Internal Storage: 16GB (Expandable Further Up to 400GB+)
- CPU: Quad-Core 1.3 GHz
- RAM: 1.5GB of RAM
- Battery: More than 10 Hours of Listening Songs, Watching Videos, Browsing Internet and Reading
- Alexa Enable: Alexa Hands-free is Available
- Audio: Dolby Atmos, Dual Stereo Speakers, and Built-in microphone
- Content: Access to Millions of Songs from Thousands of Artists and TV Shows, Games, Books, Apps and More
- Warranty: Yes 90 Days
- Camera: 2MP rear and 2MP FaceTime
- Weight: 363 grams
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi Dual Band
- Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.0 x 0.4 (inches)
- Color Options: Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red, and Canary Yellow
Design and Display
As mentioned above, users will have 4 color options to choose from – Black, Canary Yellow, Marine Blue, and Punch Red and frankly, it’s the only notable part of it. Out front, there is an 8-inches screen and it’s surrounded by bumpy bezels for giving users solid grip. It’s made of plastic and the only other flourish other than Amazon branding is a 2MP rear camera – positioned on the top left corner. The volume rocker alongside a headphone jack is on the left side whereas a power button and a micro-USB charging port can be found on the right side.
The 8-inches IPS LCD screen’s maximum resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels and text on the home screen looks fine but you’ll notice pixels in many other scenarios. The colors are punchy and one more positive note; the screen gets bright enough to see in direct sunlight outdoors.
Storage, Performance, and Battery
The overall hardware configuration of Fire HD 8 2018 is nearly similar to Amazon’s model which was released in 2017 and 2016. It’s backed by a 1.3GHz MediaTek Quad-core Processor – partnered with the same 1.5GB of RAM. And as far as its onboard memory is concerned, it’s 16GB which is expandable further up to 410GB via microSD card. Thus one can save loads and loads of data – for instance, images, songs, videos, and even movies.
In terms of performance, a bunch of sources has claimed that they had a little amount of lag while using Fire HD 8 2018 for about any and every task. It takes more than 5 seconds to open New York Times apps and almost as long for Hulu and a recommended Sudoku app to load.
Talking about Fire HD 8 2018’s battery, Amazon has claimed that user will get more than 10 hours of on-screen time upon a single charge with mixed activities like playing games, browsing the Internet or watching videos. It’s a little bit optimistic as you’ll get six-and-a-half to seven hours while streaming Hulu and Netflix with 15% juice to spare. You can get a lot more on-screen time if you use the tablet to read or browse the web only. Be mindful, once the battery is drained, it’ll take up to 6 hours to charge from 0% to 100%.
The Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 16GB Price in Australia starts from AU$110 whereas 32GB variant set users back around AU$136. The tablet is available across Australia and audience from all small and major cities such as Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, and Adelaide.