Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2020) is the 10th generation of the standard kid-friendly version of all Amazon’s Fire tablets. The Kids Edition versions are exactly the same as the regular Fire tablets like the Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus, except they come with a durable kid-proof case that can protect a delicate glass screen against any scratches or drops, and simple parental controls.
Where to Buy Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2020)
The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet offers an 8-inch 1280 x 800 display, an impressive 12 hours of battery life, and 32GB of onboard storage. It is powered by a MediaTek quad-core 2.0GHz processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2020) Key Specs & Features
- 8-inch HD Display, 1280 x 800 pixel (189 ppi)
- 2.0 GHz quad-core Processor
- 2 GB of RAM
- 32 GB Built-in Storage (expandable by up to 1 TB)
- 2 MP Front Facing Camera
- 2MP Rear Facing Camera
- USB-Type C (2.0)
- Dual Speakers
- Alexa Support
- Up to 12 hours of Battery Life
- Dual-band Wi-Fi
The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet is designed with kids in mind. It has a durable design with two-year accidental-damage protection. It offers a rubber bumper to protect the tablet from drops and scratches. The case is sturdy, with a rough texture to enable even the smallest handgrip to it better.
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet also has a Kid-Proof Case designed to protect against drops and bumps and has a built-in stand for hands-free use.
It has a 2MP front and back camera, dual-firing Dolby Atmos speaker, a 3.5mm jack, and a micro-USB port for charging.
The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet offers an 8-inch 1280 x 800 display which results in 189 ppi and offers a good contrast ratio.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet runs on Fire OS 7.3, which is strongly modified by Amazon and is based on Android 9.0 Pie.
It is also powered by the new 2.0 GHz quad-core MediaTek 8168 processor that offers a 30% faster performance than its predecessor. In addition, it has 2GB Ram and 32GB internal storage, and a 64GB option which is expandable up to 1TB via MicroSD card.
On the Kids Edition, Amazon also offers a free year of its Amazon Kids+ that boasts over 20,000 books, videos, and games all specially curated for kids.
Amazon Kids+ also allows for increase parental controls that let you set up the device specifically for your child. With this, kids do not have access to social media or Alexa. They only see the content approved by their parents. Parents can also add content to kids’ profiles to give them access to more apps and games like Netflix or Minecraft.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet (2020) comes with two top-mounted stereo speakers coupled with Dolby Atmos to offer an optimized audio experience. It also 8 offers good multimedia features paired with a reasonable warranty extension and additional content.
Furthermore, Amazon Kids+ can be added to the standard Fire HD 8, although the monthly cost of $3 per month, or $70 a year, for a family plan might not be worthwhile.
The tablet’s most notable feature is its battery life. The Amazon tablet lasted a whopping 13 hours which is more than enough time to keep both you and your kids occupied throughout the day. Above all, these tablets come in blue, pink, and purple.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet (2020) Price and Availability
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet (2020) price starts at $139.99 which is equivalent to ₦53,406 in Nigeria.
This tablet device is available on Amazon’s official store and also on other third-party e-commerce platforms.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet Specs
Here are a few specs of the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition:
- Platform: Fire OS 7.3
- Processor: 2.0 GHz quad-core MediaTek 8168 Processor
- GPU: Mali-G52 MC1 GPU
- Memory: 32 or 64 GB (expandable by up to 1 TB)
- Colours: Blue, pink, and purple.
- Dimension: 233 x 184 x 26 mm
- Weight: 550 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, eSIM
- SIM Count: –
- Display: 8-inch HD IPS LCD Display
- Resolution: 1280 x 800 (189 ppi)
- Camera: 2 MP Front Facing Camera, 2MP Rear Facing Camera
- Built-in Storage: 32GB, 64GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, Up to 1TB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: –
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, EDR
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB Type-C 1.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS (LTE model only)
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Alexa
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: –
- Talktime: Up to 12 hours
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –