The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus improves on the Fire HD 8 by providing 50 percent more RAM, all-day battery life, and hassle-free wireless charging, as well as up to 30 percent faster performance thanks to the new 2.0 GHz quad-core processor. This 10th generation Fire tablet features 2 MP front- and rear-facing cameras with 720p HD video recording.
Key Specifications and Features of the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus
8-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels (189 ppi)
Processor with four cores and a clock speed of 2.0 GHz.
RAM: 3 GB
Built-in Storage of 32 GB / 64GB (expandable by up to 1 TB)
Front-facing camera with a resolution of 2 MP
Rear-Facing Camera with 2MP
Type C USB (2.0)
Speakers with two channels
Battery life of up to 12 hours
Dual-frequency WI-FI (Wi-Fi Direct)
The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus has the same design as the Fire HD 8, which is noticeably more modern than the 2018 model. It has a plastic body with more rounded corners and thick bezels around the screen, giving it a cleaner, neater appearance.
The front camera has been relocated from the device’s top to the device’s side, making landscape orientation the default for video chat. Furthermore, the new camera position makes it much easier to use the Fire 8 HD Plus as an Echo Show smart display.
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The HD 8 Plus is compatible with a matching grey plastic dock, which is sold separately and can prop up the tablet in a comfortable horizontal or vertical position. This dock becomes an important part of the tablet’s life as a sort of Echo Show, sitting on your kitchen counter or by your bedside throughout the day to give you the news, show recipes, or control your smart home.
The tablet has a USB-C charging port, a headphone jack, power, and volume buttons on the right side. The MicroSD card slot is located in the lower right corner.
The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus features an 8-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 256ppi. It has an excellent contrast ratio.
This tablet includes useful features such as Show Mode, which allows the tablet to function as a hands-free Echo Show smart display, displaying the time and responding to Alexa queries.
Above all, the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus tablet produced 444 nits of brightness, had a 16:10 aspect ratio, and could display up to 16 million colors.
The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus is powered by a new 2.0 GHz quad-core MediaTek 8168 processor, which is 30% faster than its predecessor. Despite the fact that this SoC is from 2015, it still provides adequate performance to ensure smooth operation.
Whether you’re browsing the web or binge-watching your favorite show, the Fire HD 8 Plus provides a smooth experience.
The chipset is paired with a powerful Mali-G52 MC1 GPU chip and comes with two internal storage options: 32GB + 3GB RAM (base model) and 64GB + 3GB RAM (premium model), which is expandable up to 1TB via MicroSD card.
This device also runs Android 9.0 (Pie) on Amazon’s 10th-generation Fire OS 7, allowing you to stream and download videos from Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, SHOWTIME, and other services. However, it lacks Google’s services and apps.
Furthermore, the Fire OS 7 improved search and added picture-in-picture, so you can keep watching videos while doing other things.
The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus features two top-mounted speakers with Dolby Atmos for an enhanced audio experience.
It includes a dual WiFi cellular network for connectivity. The 5GHz Wi-Fi 6 network employs a 100Mbps symmetrical connection, resulting in improved performance.
This Amazon tablet also supports hands-free Alexa, allowing you to ask Alexa to play music or videos, set timers, or walk you through recipes without having to lift a finger.
Above all, the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) includes a 2MP camera on both the front and back to assist you with your shot and video call. The tablet is also powered by 12-hour battery life.
Price and Availability of the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus
The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus is priced at $109.99, which translates to N41,860 in Nigeria.