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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2022)
Amazon’s latest Fire HD 8 tablet refresh is an excellent option for anyone invested in the company’s ecosystem. It has an 8-inch screen, 13 hours of battery life and is powered by Fire OS.
Amazon’s line of Fire tablets is considered one of the best you can get in the value segment. They’re capable and durable, they have long battery life, and they give you access to Amazon’s vast ecosystem of media and apps. The Fire HD 8 was our Best Value pick in this year’s roundup of the best Amazon Fire tablets, and this Black Friday discount takes it to a whole new level. Right now you can pick up the HD 8 for just $55.
The HD 8 sits in the sweet spot of the Fire line, between the low-end Fire 7 and the high-end Fire HD 10. It features an 8-inch HD display, front and back cameras, USB-C charging and all-day battery life. For storage, you have 32GB and 64GB options, and you can always add up to 1TB via a microSD card. This tablet won’t blow your mind, performance-wise, but it’s perfect for emails, browsing the web, watching Netflix, and casual gaming.
As for the software, the HD 8 runs Fire OS. It’s not the most advanced or customizable system, but as mentioned before, it does give you access to Amazon’s vast array of TV shows, movies, apps, and games. It also includes some nice exclusive features, such as full-screen Alexa Show mode, which can be very useful for those who already have Alexa devices.
Why is this a good deal?
With its full retail price of $100, the HD 8 is good value. There aren’t many tablets available at this price that can match the feature set and Amazon ecosystem. However, with this $45 discount, the HD 8 easily gets into good, if not great, deal territory. This is the latest version of the HD 8, released this year, and it’s the lowest price we’ve seen yet.
It’s worth noting that the retail price shown above is for the version of the HD 8 that includes lock screen ads. Now, the ads are generally relevant to you and don’t infiltrate the rest of the tablet experience, but if it’s a deal breaker, the non-ad model only costs an extra $15.