Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) | Budget Tablet Unboxing & Tour

Unboxing the 10th Generation Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet, fresh for 2020, with a full tour of the Fire OS software, specs and other bits. Here’s how the new Fire HD 8 compares to last year’s model and the Plus version, which costs £20 more in the UK.

If you want a budget-friendly Android tablet then this is one of your best options, although you’ll need to use Amazon’s online services to truly appreciate it. This 10th Gen model improves on performance with a new chipset and extra RAM, while battery life clocks in at around 10-12 hours depending on usage. The 2020 Fire HD 8 definitely offers good value at under £100, while the Plus model gives you a slight specs boost for a little extra cost.

Of course, the Fire OS interface is completely focused on Amazon’s services. From Prime Video and Audible to Kindle Unlimited, this is an ideal tablet for accessing all of your movies, books and beyond. It’s also a good one for kids, thanks to that rugged design and the abundance of apps for children on the app store.

Check out my reviews of Amazon’s Kindle eReaders, Fire TV streaming boxes and Alexa speakers for the rest of the own-brand line-up.

50 Comments

  1. Andrew Johnson on April 17, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    The tablet has lost a lot more in terms of cost. Looks quite good. And I love the performance it has owing to the Mediatek chipset.

  2. alex shoemaker on April 17, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Id like a bigger display like the 10 inch but is this one the way to go or throw in the extra cash for the bigger one?

  3. naveed ahmad ahmad on April 17, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    one gift kar day

  4. mr cubix on April 17, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Who else watching this on an Amazon tablet

  5. Melchor Hipona on April 17, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    that tablet looks awesome

  6. Anuj Bhattarai on April 17, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    fire hd 8 nice tablet

  7. Damo 666 on April 17, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Just bought one for me and my ma so cheers for the review pal 😁

  8. Roy Rice on April 17, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Amazon Fire tablets JAM eBay. You can get there but it will kick you off after a while!!! Evil Amazon!

  9. Brayden Randall on April 17, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    Can you install APKs on this?

  10. Khairil Ashraf Samsudin on April 17, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    is that metal back or plastic? look like a cheap chinese tablet

  11. Juan Valladares on April 17, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    I want this

  12. Disney Mom Can on April 18, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Can I text with my tablet? If so how?

  13. Reina Amador on April 18, 2021 at 12:03 am

    Michelle

  14. Judy Mauro on April 18, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Geeeeeeeeez slow down 🙄

  15. B C on April 18, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Is thia tablet good for kid online learning for school?

  16. tony on April 18, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Only 30 bucks in Target and I got a free $50 dollar gift card from my social worker and I am happy cuz I am going tomorrow to Target

  17. Legion on April 18, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Really good underrated tablet

  18. Mo A on April 18, 2021 at 12:11 am

    the screen gets dead picking just from picking up the tablet from any surface. Even on the 10.1" version.

  19. Nai Begum on April 18, 2021 at 12:11 am

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  20. Caaamm on April 18, 2021 at 12:12 am

    I have this tablet I cracked the screen tho😔

  21. Drew A on April 18, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Can you download zwift on this?

  22. Aries Storm on April 18, 2021 at 12:13 am

    I’m looking into getting a fire hd and standard kindle or paperwhite (for reading standard books before bed).
    Is the screen size decent enough to read things like graphic novels or books with coloured images on?

  23. Roy Rice on April 18, 2021 at 12:14 am

    12 words: Don’t Buy One!! No matter how low the price, it’s TOO much!!! 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

  24. Vynith Nhim on April 18, 2021 at 12:16 am

    I want to buy a tablet with suit price for studying does this one recommend to buy? Any suggestions for me, please

  25. Youtuber Zeck on April 18, 2021 at 12:18 am

    is it enough to play PUBGMOBILE without any lagg?

  26. Mr i.h tub on April 18, 2021 at 12:18 am

    حتا انا قمت بشراءها

  27. Jed Cook on April 18, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Good review

  28. Rachel Cassidy on April 18, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Bought the 7" in 2017 so I’m about it upgrade to the 8" 2020. Might end up being a big enough difference that I will actually use the tablet. 🤣

  29. Britney Ellersick on April 18, 2021 at 12:21 am

    I’m getting one on Wednesday! So excited!

  30. Dina N on April 18, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Can you browse the internet on this like safari on iPad

  31. S.H. Games on April 18, 2021 at 12:25 am

    First time at your channel, first 30 seconds and I already like it. Great job!

  32. Sefora Anisoreac on April 18, 2021 at 12:25 am

    can you download YouTube on this tablet?

  33. Caleb Ramos on April 18, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Does the immersion read audiobook work on this version?

  34. GAMER LOL GG on April 18, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Kinda lenovo m10

  35. Oliver Smith on April 18, 2021 at 12:27 am

    This mediatek powered tablet is actually quite amazing in terms of its overall performance. And it is reasonably priced as well

  36. Eric Young on April 18, 2021 at 12:29 am

    this handy tablet has been a great companion during the lockdown! It is a great affordable option with not just amazing speakers but the battery life and smooth performance is kept in check with an in-built mediatek processor, which is totally cool

  37. hani lughod on April 18, 2021 at 12:29 am

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  38. Zaheer Carrim on April 18, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Very professional review. Thank you!

  39. Mahnoor Zeeshan on April 18, 2021 at 12:31 am

    I am deciding to buy a new tablet and i think tihs would be perfect for me

    But when i started reading the coments there are couples of complains from this tablet so i still need some more things about it to take and confirm it "if " i am buying it andso i will be asking from my uncle that this tablet is perfect for me.

  40. Damo 666 on April 18, 2021 at 12:31 am

    I got my Amazon fire HD 8 2020 edition last week and love it I love the review you have up I’ve seen a load of bitchy reviews about it and I think people need to remember it’s an e reader with a bit of Internet so when you look at it like that it’s pretty bitchin

  41. Daniel Bogdan Prisecaru on April 18, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Got mine on discount just so I can see for myself what it actualy is. You cant install apps like facebook/youtube etc unles you want do downgrade to the LITE version of the app. If I pay for that tablet it means its my tablet and i choose what it displays on it without having to pay for it (talking about the ads)…basicly you pay a tablet that will be used to buy things of amazon other then that no good at all. I would recomend this as a gift if you care even a bit for the person! Asked to send it back for the last 3 weeks and they kept saying it will be pick off….not for the last 3 weeks. Makes me think is new way of selling amazon branded thinngs. Had to talk to 5 assistants to get done…3 weeks of cuting 3/4 hours of my sleep because of amazon god damn tablet…thats it for amazon with me!

    Even now i have all boxed and labeled ready to ship…just saying!

  42. Roy Rice on April 18, 2021 at 12:36 am

    WIll not open most emails.

  43. Journey wheeler on April 18, 2021 at 12:37 am

    I have a Amazon fire

  44. Morgan borzelli on April 18, 2021 at 12:38 am

    Just bought this just for YouTube and such hate watching videos on my phone :p

  45. Anuj Bhattarai on April 18, 2021 at 12:40 am

    can you make video of fire hd 8 plus

  46. Charlotte Playz on April 18, 2021 at 12:40 am

    We call her Voldemort

  47. Jorge & An Yu Are Good Of The Planet YooHoo TV 2.0 on April 18, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Now i Have A GIANT Smartphone But The Problem Goes It Haunted To Touch

  48. Tobias Stevenson on April 18, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Android is better i have a tablet samsung galaxy tab a

  49. Mahnoor Zeeshan on April 18, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Can you tell hiw much gb does it have pls i need these information

  50. S.H. Games on April 18, 2021 at 12:43 am

    I’ve managed to find a working version of Half Life 2 and Portal running natively on my normal HD 8 2020. That was a game changer, even without those tho it’s still an awwsome tablet

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