This massive tablet is the bigger brother of the Amazon Fire HD 8, with which it shares several features. The Fire HD 10 parades similar slim design as the other device while also being driven by a quad-core processor for a performance level that makes for pleasurable multimedia experience.
Where to Buy Amazon Fire HD 10
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The larger display makes it a great tablet for watching movies and browsing the web.
Design and Display
Amazon Fire HD 10 features a cool and durable design, but its appeal is a bit undone by its plastic rear. The slate exhibits a cool svelte profile at just 7.7mm thick, like its smaller variant. At 15.2 ounces, it is lighter than the Apple iPad Air 2 and Microsoft Surface 3.
Amazon also says its slate is almost two times more durable than the Apple device based on tests conducted. The device crams in a massive 10.1-inch diagonal display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The screen resolution means the smaller Fire HD 8 offers better clarity than this one.
Camera and Storage
The same camera setup seen on the smaller Fire HD tablet is used on this 10-incher. Amazon Fire HD 10 has a 5 megapixels rear camera and a 720p HD front-facing snapper. The primary shooter has Full-HD (1080p) video recording capability.
If the 16GB onboard storage does not suffice for your storage needs, you will be able to add up to 128GB more storage space using a microSD card.
Power and Performance
Amazon Fire HD 10 is equipped with a quad-core MediaTek processor which delivers speeds of up to 1.5 GHz. The chip, which is paired with RAM of 1GB capacity, supposedly ensures power efficiency and optimal load balancing between the cores.
The Amazon Fire HD 10 boots the latest Fire OS 5 software which is designed to get your entertainment going smoothly. The battery supplied delivers up to eight hours of battery life for mixed use, according to Amazon.
Buyers get to enjoy access to over $10,000 worth of apps and games from developers like Gameloft, Disney, Sega of America and Rivio Entertainment. Family Library lets you share your Amazon account and content with a family member across different devices.
A new On Deck feature allows you store a huge selection of top Amazon Prime movies, TV shows and original series on the slate. You also get to enjoy free unlimited cloud storage for your content and files.
Pricing & Availability
Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet is now available for pre-order at the Amazon.com website and will start shipping from September 30, 2015. However, Amazon warns that due to popular demand orders may ship later than that date. Price starts at $229.99.
Amazon Fire HD 10 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet:
- Platform: Fire OS 5 (based on Android)
- Processor: quad-core Processor, 1.2GHz dual-core and 1.5GHz dual-core (MediaTek)
- GPU: –
- Memory: 1GB RAM
- Colours: Black or White
- Dimension: 262 x 159 x 7.7 mm
- Weight: 432 g
- SIM Type: N/A
- SIM Count: N/A
- Display: 10.1-inch IPS Touch Display, 1280 x 800 pixels (149ppi)
- Display Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 5 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
- Rear Camera Features:
- Front Camera: 720p HD Camera
- Built-in Storage: 16GB or 32GB Storage
- Memory Card Support: Up to 128GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Unlimited Cloud Storage for Amazon Content
- 2G GSM: No
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: No
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: No
- EDGE: No
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: No
- HSPA+: No
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes with A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: No
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- Book & File Support: Yes, Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes (Stereo Speakers)
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes, Stereo jack
- Navigation: Yes, Wi-Fi based
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: No
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- Pedometer: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Customer Service: On-device Mayday Screen Sharing +email, web, and phone
- Video Streaming: Yes (via Wi-Fi)
- Active Noise Cancellation: No
- Wireless Charging: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: No (download at store)
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: No (download at store)
- Battery: –
- Use Time: up to 8 hours of mixed use