The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) offers an enhanced Fire HD 8 experience with 50% more RAM, all-day battery life & hassle-free wireless charging, and up to 30% faster performance thanks to the new 2.0 GHz quad-core processor. This 10th generation model of the Fire tablet range comes with 2 MP front- and rear-facing cameras with 720p HD video recording.
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Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) Key Specs & Features
- 8-inch HD display, 1280 x 800 pixel (189 ppi)
- 2.0 GHz quad-core Processor.
- 3 GB of RAM
- 32 GB / 64GB 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 Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus sports the same design as the Fire HD 8 which looks significantly more modern than the model from 2018. It is made of a plastic body with more rounded corners and thick bezels around the screen which gives it a cleaner, neater look.
The front camera has been moved from the top of the device to the side, making landscape orientation the default for video chatting. Plus, the new camera position also makes it much easier to use the Fire 8 HD Plus as if it was an Echo Show smart display.
The HD 8 Plus works with a matching gray plastic dock although, it is sold separately, which can prop the tablet up in a comfortable horizontal or vertical position. This dock becomes a key part of the tablet’s life as a quasi-Echo Show, sitting on your kitchen counter or by your bedside to give you the news, show recipes, or control your smart home throughout the day.
On the right side of the tablet, there is a USB-C charging port, headphones socket, power, and volume buttons. The MicroSD card slot is in the bottom right corner.
The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) sports an 8-inch IPS panel, offering a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels that results in 256ppi. It offers a very good contrast ratio.
This tablet comes with important features that include the Show Mode, which makes the tablet act 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 emitted 444 nits of brightness with a 16:10 aspect ratio and up to 16 million display colour.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) is powered by the new 2.0 GHz quad-core MediaTek 8168 processor that offers a 30% faster performance than its predecessor. Although this SoC is from 2015, it still offers sufficient performance to ensure smooth operation.
The Fire HD 8 Plus delivers a smooth experience whether you’re browsing the web or binge-watching your favorite show.
The chipset is paired with a powerful Mali-G52 MC1 GPU chip and offers two internal storage options, including the base model 32GB + 3GB RAM, and the premium model 64GB + 3GB RAM which is expandable up to 1TB via MicroSD card.
This device also runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) based on Amazon’s 10th-generation Fire OS 7, hence, you can stream and download videos from Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, SHOWTIME, and more. Although lacks Google’s services and apps.
Furthermore, the Fire OS 7 added picture-in-picture, so you can keep watching videos while you do other things, and improved search.
The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) comes with two top-mounted speakers coupled with Dolby Atmos to offer an optimized audio experience.
For connectivity options, it comes with a dual WiFi cellular network. The 5GHz Wi-Fi 6 network uses a 100Mbps symmetrical connection, thus, offering better performance.
This Amazon tablet also supports hands-free Alexa, so, you can ask Alexa to play music or videos, set timers, or walk you through recipes hands-free.
Above all, the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) comes with a 2MP camera at the front and back to help get your shot and video call done. There is also a 12-hour battery life to power the tablet.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) Price and Availability
The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) price starts at $109.99 which is equivalent to ₦41,860 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 Plus (2020) Specs
Here are a few specs of the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus:
- 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: Black, Blue
- Dimension: 202 mm x 137 mm x 9.7 mm
- Weight: 355 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: –