Looking for easy-to-carry entertainment? Amazon has amazing deals on Fire HD tablets. You can get the Fire 8 HD for just $75 or the Fire Tablet HD 8 Plus for $85. These deals won’t last long, so it would be wise to pick up a tablet (or two) now while you can. Don’t know which option to choose? Below we decode the differences for you. let’s go!
Stream movies, watch movies or play games with enhanced Wi-Fi and enjoy your downloads all day long with 12-hour battery life. The USB-C port allows for easier charging when you need to back up. If you’re not a fan of ads, you can spend a little more to grab one without any ads on your lock screen.
The Fire HD 8 tablet is a great option for people who want more than just reading capabilities (although it’s also an excellent Kindle). Check out all your favorite social media platforms, stream video and much more.
“This Fire 8 is a very nice upgrade,” wrote a fan of the Fire tablet. “Although only 1 inch bigger [than the Fire 7], makes the view right. The screen resolution is sharper, the memory is larger, the processor speed is faster, the RAM is higher, and the battery is better and lasts longer. While I was happy with my old one, this new one makes me so much happier!”
With this Fire 8 upgrade, you get more RAM, a more powerful charger, and even the ability to charge wirelessly. This means it’s both faster and even more portable. (Hence the “Plus” in the name.) You can get up to 64GB of built-in storage, plus an additional 1TB with a microSD card. Best of all? You get portable Alexa features. You can control your smart home from anywhere in your home or add items to your shopping list with a quick command.
The Fire HD 8 Plus tablet, like the standard version, can be purchased with or without ads on the lock screen. Many people prefer to spend a little more to get it ad-free, but note: this version is not currently for sale. That said, the ads aren’t really intrusive and may actually show you the product you’re interested in!
Reviewers say it’s the perfect alternative to the much more expensive iPads: “Our family has had many iPads, iPad Airs, iPad minis … and I can say when we bought a brand new one, we were in love at launch. Unfortunately, honeymoons don’t last forever, tablets neither,” confessed one of the converts to Fire. “This little Fire tablet is at least qualitatively equivalent to the $600 iPad Mini.”
The reviews cited above reflect the latest versions at the time of publication.
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