Amazon Fire 8 HD 8th Generation Kids Edition Review

The Amazon Fire 8 HD Kids Edition is probably under your radar nowadays to use as the gift for your children. The tablet is appeared to similarly like its base model, but equipped with more fun stuff inside and bumped and dropped proof colorful case. The manufacture knows the durability is always being a big problem for kids considering they always love to mess around. With its durable hard case, it will mostly protect some accidents that will happen to your device. This is the key feature that you are probably looking for right now. For under 150 dollars, I guess you can easily afford it without thinking much about the price.

In term of hardware, the thing is inside is decent and will run every single apps they want without any problem. Unfortunately, it’s stuck with Fire OS and means there is Google Play Store or Google apps support here. They have of Amazon store as the replacement and considered as not bad enough in my opinion. Let’s take a look inside at it further and see how it works for satisfying our needs. That is what we are going to talk about on this article. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.

Design and Features

The tablet features the same identical design like its normal edition, but now carrying of a fully protected case for protecting the entire device from an accident. This sizeable case is available in few color variants included of blue, pink, yellow, and even red. Although the case makes the overall weight and dimension are slightly bigger, I notice it provides a better grip into our hands and you won’t see a chance its slippery fall from your hands because it comes with decent texturing surface. Unfortunately, the front panel is not entirely covered for this case and means buying of screen protector is always recommended here.

As for the features, what you are going to see it’s pretty standard here. Firstly, you get a pair of front and rear cameras for taking picture and recording a video. Secondly, it has of micro SD slot for expanding the storage up to 400 GB. Thirdly, you also have a headphone jack for connecting your headphone, a pair of stereo speakers, and micro USB slot for charging the battery. Everything is so common, but at least have everything you need for having a great experience for using it a while.

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Display and Camera

Amazon Fire 8 HD Kids The 8 inch display features of an IPS panel with HD resolution. Well, it’s impossible to see a full HD resolution at this price point and we have no chance than giving up our hope into this panel. In term of quality, its brightness is relatively bright and manages to offer us of decent quality in images production. Unfortunately, the screen looks reflective during the days because it’s not fully laminated here. It also has some problems in contrast, but overall looks decent for kids who don’t really care that much about the quality unless you have given him of Samsung Tab series or Apple iPad Pro tablets previously.

As all about the camera, I won’t really say much about it. Here, you are given of 2 MP rear and VGA front facing cameras. In our standard nowadays, it looks quite awful as the images taken are bland and over saturated, but it does work well for recording video for fun or just having a video call with your kids during the break. Just never think much about this feature and it’s already good that Amazon still adds of these things although the quality is pretty far behind.

Last price update: 2019-02-07 14:16:53

Amazon Fire 8 HD 8th Kids EditionMain Specs
CPU Mediatek 8163 Quad Core 1.3 GHz
Graphics Mali T720 MP2
Display Size8 Inch HD
OSFire OS (Android 7.1)
Memory 2GB DDR4 Memory
Storage 32GB EMMC (Expandable Through SD)

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Hardware and Software

The Mediatek MT8163 processor will take care of everything you need for running the operating system and launching your applications. The processor has of quad core CPU and operated in 1.3 GHz clock. It can reach much faster clock during boosted mode, so don’t really worry about the performance. It’s paired with 1.5 GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The 32GB EMMC is quite big and will take dozen of apps without any problem. Interestingly, they put of 1.5GB RAM instead of 2GB RAM we commonly see over here. You won’t see high end games like PUBG Mobile will run, but looks promising for light browsing and video streaming.

The Fire OS is running alongside with Android 7.1 Nougat here. The user interface is redone and now looks much like an Android TV interface. As soon as you get into the homescreen, you should see big icons of your apps. Installing the application is only possible through the Amazon Store, but you can easily install the Play Store manually if you want through side load mode or just installing the appropriate package. You will find a great tutorial around the internet and can be done pretty easily.

Last price update: 2019-02-07 14:16:53
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Final Thought

Should you buy the new Fire HD Kids Edition? Well, the answer should be yes or no and depending on who are going to receive this tablet. If you are buying it for kids, then you should be in right place because it features of filtering control for the appropriate apps, decent performance, and long last battery life. The price itself is decent and costs just for under 150 dollars. Finding a comparable competitor is hard especially coming with the same features and treatment. The choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration about it. Thank you very much for reading the article and see you again next time.

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