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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)

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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) review: specs and price

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)

Why is Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) better than the average?

  • CPU speed
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    4 x 1.3GHzvs4.25GHz
  • Weight
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    369gvs512.95g
  • Bluetooth version
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    4vs3.74
  • Height
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    128mmvs161.64mm
  • Battery life
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    12hvs10.98h
  • Width
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    214mmvs233.55mm
  • Volume
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    265.7cm³vs361.41cm³

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Design

1.weight

369g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

9.7mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.Stylus included
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
4.height

128mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.width

214mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.volume

265.7cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Display

1.resolution

1280 x 800px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

189ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.screen size

8"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has an IPS screen
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Performance

1.CPU speed

4 x 1.3GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

1.5GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

32GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Supports 64-bit
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) (ARM Cortex-A53)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
6.Has AES
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) (ARM Cortex-A53)
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

2MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.has a flash
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
3.has a CMOS sensor
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
4.Can create panoramas in-camera
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) (Android 5.1 Lollipop)
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
5.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.number of microphones

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has a radio
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

Battery

1.battery power

4750mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.Battery life

12h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
3.has a battery level indicator
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has wireless charging
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
6.has a removable battery
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.Supports widgets
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) (Android 5.1 Lollipop)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
2.is a multi-user system
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) (Android 5.1 Lollipop)
A multi-user operating system allows multiple users to access the device. Each user has a dedicated profile with apps and data available only to them.
3.The browser has word wrap
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) (Android 5.1 Lollipop)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
4.Bluetooth version

4

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
5.Is free and open source
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) (Android 5.1 Lollipop)
Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
6.Has offline voice recognition
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) (Android 5.1 Lollipop)
Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) (Android 5.1 Lollipop)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.

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