What’s the Difference Between Fire 7, Fire HD 8, and HD 10 Tablets?

Although tablets can be quite expensive – especially when you’re going for Apple or Samsung Galaxy tablets, there are some affordable options. If you’re looking for an affordable tablet to consume media from your favorite streaming services and browse the web, Amazon’s Fire HD tablets are perfect for you. As a bonus, you also get access to Amazon services like Kindle eBooks, Prime Video, Amazon Music, etc. And if you are an Android fan, you can add all your favorite Android apps to your Amazon tablet.

Amazon tablets – dubbed Fire Tablets – come in different models, in a variety of sizes and configurations. Knowing the right one to go for can be a challenge. In this article, we will be showing you the difference between the most recent Amazon Fire tablets (Fire 7, HD 8, and HD 10 Tablets), and help you choose the right one for you.

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Fire 7, HD 8, and HD 10 Tablets: The Difference

Fire 7


  • Price: $49
  • CPU: Quad-Core 1.3 GHz
  • Camera Resolution: 2MP (rear), 2MP (front)
  • Display: 7 inches, 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Storage: 16GB, 32GB
  • Memory: 1GB
  • Ports: headphone jack. microUSB, microSD
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 4.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 0.6 pounds (10.1 ounces)

If you are looking to buy an affordable Amazon tablet, the Fire 7 tablet is your ideal option. The Fire 7 s a 7-inches tablet with a 1024 x 600-pixel resolution display. The tablet also features a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. And just as on any other Amazon product, your tablet is seamlessly integrated with Amazon’s products; Kindle Books Prime videos, Amazon music, etc.

Fire HD 8

Fire HD


  • Price: $89
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz quad-core
  • Camera Resolution: 2MP (rear), 2MP (front)
  • Display: 8-inch 1280 x 800-pixel
  • Storage: 32GB, 64GB
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Ports: headphone jack. USB-C, microSD
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 0.8 pounds (12.5 ounces)

The Fire HD 8 tablet offers even more value when compared to the Fire 7. And it is also quite affordable – starting at $89. offering portability, excellent battery life as well as great sound. It is an 8-inch tablet with a 1280 x 800-pixel resolution, which comes out at 189ppi – an upgrade from the Fire 7 tablet. It also features a 2GB RAM and improved internal storage space of 32GB, from 16GB.

Fire HD 10

Fire HD


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  • Price: $149
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz quad-core
  • Camera 5 MP (rear) 2 MP (front)
  • Display: 10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200-pixel
  • Storage: 32GB, 64GB
  • Memory: 3GB
  • Ports: 1x USB-C, headphone jack, microSD
  • Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 17.8 ounces/1.1 pounds

The Fire HD 10 is the latest of the bunch. And it is the most powerful of the three tablets; featuring some high-end features. Better camera quality, improved display, etc. The Fire HD 10 even offers “Dolby Atmos” stereo speakers, which means you get better sound quality on the Fire HD 10.

If you plan to get any of these Fire tablets, you should know that you are restricted to apps available on Amazon’s app store – an app store that isn’t as robust as the Google Play Store. But here’s the good news; you can install the Google Play Store on your Amazon Fire tablet and install your favorite Android apps. Here’s how.


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