Amazon Fire HD Tablets Review: The Best in 2023

If you want to get a solid tablet at a low price, Amazon offers a range of durable tablets that are reasonably priced. It’s an excellent investment because you can browse online, stream Prime video, music, and even your Kindle eBooks. 

Since they run on Fire OS, access to Google Playstore might be tricky. However, if you don’t need specific apps on Playstore, then we recommend opting for an Amazon HD Fire tablet. Because the older models won’t get software updates and there’s a probability they won’t access most Amazon content, we’re sticking to the newer models in this post.

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So whether you’re buying one for the kids or simply getting something for yourself, we’ve reviewed the top Amazon Fire HD tablets in this post. Keep reading to find the right pick for your needs. 

Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus (2021)

Key Specifications

  • 4GB RAM
  • 10.1-inch screen
  • 1080p full HD
  • USB-C wireless charging
  • 5MP rear and 2MP front camera
  • 32GB and 64GB storage
  • Alexa show mode

Price: $234.99 (64GB) and $194.99 (32GB)

Amazon Fire tablet 10 Plus

The Fire HD 10 is pretty fast but the 10 plus has an even faster processor. This is thanks to its 4GB RAM. The internal storage is also vast as it has two options – 32 and 64 GB. It also has an SD slot so you can add more storage externally if you ever run out of space.

Although the camera is pretty much the same resolution as the HD 10, we love that this model comes with wireless charging. So you can even choose to convert it to an Amazon Echo Show device if you want to.

It has a great battery life and it’s generally the best option available at the moment. However, like every other Fire HD tablet, you can’t install as many apps from Google Play. But if you’re already used to Prime and its offerings, this is a great investment.

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Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021)

Key Specifications

  • 1080p HD
  • 10-inch tablet
  • 32GB and 64GB storage
  • 3GB RAM
  • 5MP rear and 2MP front camera
  • USB-C charging

Price:  $204.99 (64GB) and $164.99 (32GB)

Fire HD 10 (2021)

Being an upgrade from the 2019 model, this Fire HD 10 comes with a brighter display and an extra 1GB RAM. It’s also similar to the Fire HD 10 pro’s design. This model comes in two different versions – 32GB and 64GB internal storage. Both are expandable to up to 1TB thanks to the MicroSD slot.

Unfortunately, none of the Google Apps work on the Fire HD 10. However, you have access to the Fire OS and all its accompanying features on the app store. It’s slightly cheaper than the 10 Pro so if you can afford a few extra, we recommend opting for the latter because of its faster processor and wireless charging.

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro

Key Specifications

  • 5MP (rear) and 2MP (front) camera
  • 10-inch screen display
  • 32GB storage
  • USB-C charging
  • Micro SDD
  • 3GB RAM
  • 1080p
  • 1 year Amazon kids+ subscription free

Price: $199.99

Amazon 10 Kids Pro

If you’d want to purchase something for the kids, this is an excellent option to consider. For starters, it comes with a free one-year Amazon Kids+ subscription. So the kids get access to free books, videos, apps, and more. They can also access a digital store and request for apps. Parents would have to approve these downloads though.

You also get a colorful stand and warranty. This Amazon fire HD tablet has a very durable design especially since it targets kids from ages 6-12. The processing speed is also just as solid as the Fire HD 10 (2021). With 3GB RAM and an expandable 32GB internal storage, you don’t ever have to worry about storing media on this device. 

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Like every other tablet on this list, getting access to Google Playstore Apps is almost impossible. We also love that the web browser has controls so you as a guardian can block specific websites. Finally, your kids can make voice and video calls to specific contacts you’ve allowed. 

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition

Key Specifications

  • 5MP (rear) and 2MP (front) camera
  • 10.1-inch screen display
  • 32GB storage
  • USB-C charging
  • Micro SDD
  • 3GB RAM
  • Parental controls
  • 1 year Amazon kids+ subscription free

Price: $199.99

Amazon fire tablet HD 10 Kids Edition

Need something for younger kids and not pre-teens? Then the Fire HD 10 Kids edition should be your first choice. It’s pretty much the Fire HD 10 kids pro but for children between ages 3-7. So it’s more kid-friendly.

This model comes with built-in parental controls so you can track what your kids do with the device. In this case, being unable to access Google Play Store apps can be very helpful since it further prevents them from accessing unapproved apps. 

It’s perfect for watching videos and since the internal storage is expandable with Micro SDD, you can be sure to save as many more videos. It also comes with a more durable design to withstand spills, falls, and games.

Fire HD 8 (2022)

Key Specifications

  • 8-inch HD display
  • 32GB and 64GB 
  • 30% faster processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • SDD card compatible

Price: $114.00

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 fire tablet HD 8

Being an updated version of the Fire HD 8 (2020), this Amazon fire HD tablet comes with a Hexa-core processor so it’s 30% faster than its predecessor. The battery life is also extended so now you have up to 13 hours of playtime. For design, the only thing that has changed is that it’s now thinner so it’s generally lighter.

Like other tablets, you have access to the Amazon app store where you can download as many apps as you’d prefer. It has a 32GB and 64GB storage option for users who’d generally prefer more space. This is expandable via an SD card which can take up to 1TB of storage. It’s compatible with Alex so just enable voice recognition to make your home extra smart.

This is a budget-friendly option if you want to save a few Dollars from the Fire HD 10.

Fire HD 8 Plus (2022) 

Key Specifications

  • 3GB RAM
  • 8-inch display
  • Wireless charging
  • 32GB and 64GB storage
  • Show mode
  • 5MP (rear) and 2MP (front camera)

Price: $149.99

Fire HD 8 Plus (2022)

The Fire HD 8 Plus is also an upgrade from the Fire HD 8. However, with more features like wireless charging, 3GB RAM, and a 9W power adapter, it has a more durable offering. The design is also lighter and its screen has an aluminosilicate glass. 

Just like the 8, it has a Hexa-core processor and it’s faster than the previous Fire HD Plus. In addition to all the features of the Fire HD 8, this model comes with a show mode where you can get a full-screen experience. You can also enable the voice assistant and ask Alexa for news, updates, and tasks.

Fire HD 8 Kids Bundle (2022)

Key Specification

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  • Volume limiting headphones
  • 32GB and 64GB storage
  • Hexa-core processor
  • 13 hours of playtime
  • 1 year Amazon Kids+
  • Kids proof case
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Price: $135.98

HD 8 Kids Bundle

This upgrade version of the Amazon fire kids tablet 8 is a full-featured tablet for children between 3-7. It’s a more value pack to consider if you’re on a budget. In addition to a tablet, this bundle comes with headphones that use Bluetooth connectivity.  These headphones have three volume-limiting settings to better suit the age and environment.

The tab has both 32GB and 64GB storage options which are expandable with Micro SD. It also has a Hexa-core processor so it’s faster when compared to its first release. Finally, you get a free Amazon Kids+ subscription for one year. 

We hope that you’ve found this guide useful in choosing your next Amazon Fire HD tablet. Do share this post with your friends and family who might need this too.

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