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Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, 8" HD Display, 32 GB, Black - with Special Offers (Previous Generation - 7th)

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  • The next generation of our Fire HD 8, with up to 12 hours of battery life, a vibrant 8" HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM and Dolby Audio.
  • 16 or 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage.
  • Just ask Alexa, for quick access to the information and entertainment you want. Ask questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather and more.
  • Ask Alexa to call, send messages or make video calls to family and friends with a compatible Fire tablet, supported Echo device, or the Alexa App. Quickly connect to other Echo devices around your home.
  • Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games - including Prime Video, Netflix, Facebook, Spotify, TuneIn, Instagram and more.
  • Prime members get access to over a thousand books and magazines, more than two million songs, thousands of movies and TV shows and secure photo storage - at no additional cost.
  • Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership or Netflix subscription - at no additional cost.
Engineered by Amazon

Fast and responsive

Enjoy your entertainment with a fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Fire HD 8 offers more RAM and faster performance than Fire 7 to deliver the ultimate tablet experience.

Vibrant HD display

Fire HD 8 features a 1280 x 800 high-definition display with over a million pixels (189 ppi) and a bright, vivid picture. Enjoy movies and games in a crisp, clear HD resolution, with reduced glare and increased brightness thanks to a stunning IPS (in-plane switching) LCD display.

No more worrying about storage space

With 2x more internal storage than Fire 7, Fire HD 8 comes standard with 16 GB. Expand your tablet’s storage by up to 256 GB using a microSD card and keep photos, movies and compatible games and apps with you. Plus, enjoy free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire tablet.

Power when you need it

Now with up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life, Fire HD 8 gives you the flexibility to go where the day takes you.

Capture life's moments

Fire HD 8 features a 2 MP rear-facing camera for taking photos or shooting 720p HD video. The front-facing VGA camera is perfect for Skype calls with friends and family.

Stands up to everyday life

Amazon engineers Fire tablets to hold up against everyday life. As measured in tumble tests, Fire HD 8 is more durable than the latest iPad and 2x more durable than iPad mini 4 (and costs a lot less too).

Designed for Entertainment
Designed for Entertainment

Read

Choose from millions of Kindle eBook and magazine titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else. Over one million titles are priced at £2.99 or less. Or read as much as you want with a Kindle Unlimited subscription for just £7.99 a month.

Read comfortably at night with Blue Shade, an exclusive Fire OS feature that automatically adjusts and optimises the backlight for a more comfortable night-time reading experience.

Watch

Enjoy all your favourite movies and TV shows on Prime Video, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and more. Discover hundreds of thousands of TV episodes and movies, plus fling Prime Video content to your Fire TV using Second Screen.

Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership or Netflix subscription—on a plane, on holiday, in the car, or wherever you don't have a wireless connection.

Play

Fire tablets feature instant access to over 500,000 of the most popular free and bestselling apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Spotify, and games, including favourites such as Candy Crush Jelly Saga, Subway Surfers and more.

Listen

With millions of songs from thousands of artists, the Amazon Digital Music Store brings all your favourite music to your fingertips. Music you buy on your Fire tablet is saved to Your Music Library and you can play or download it anytime. Unlock more music with Amazon Music Unlimited, at just £7.99 per month for Prime members (£9.99 per month for non-Prime members).

Audible offers over 200,000 titles in audiobooks, including bestsellers, romances, thrillers and much more.

Meet Alexa

Alexa on Fire tablets

Alexa provides quick access to the entertainment you want, including music, games, audiobooks and more. You can also ask Alexa questions, check your calendar, get news, find sports scores and even control your smart home. Alexa hands-free is available when your tablet’s screen is on or the device is connected to a power source. Enabling Alexa hands-free may reduce battery life.

One press. Millions of possibilities.

When connected to Wi-Fi, just ask Alexa. Alexa will respond to you and will even show visual responses to certain questions.

Calling and Messaging

Ask Alexa to call, send messages or make video calls to friends and family who have a compatible Fire Tablet, supported Echo device, or the Alexa App. You can also quickly connect to family and friends by asking Alexa to drop in on Echo devices. For example, you can drop in to ask what time dinner will be ready, see the baby's nursery, or check in with a close relative. Learn more.

Be entertained

Whether you’re looking for your favourite playlist or need a quick joke, you can ask Alexa. Just ask for a song, artist or genre and stream directly over Wi-Fi. Alexa also provides voice control for Amazon Music, TuneIn and more.

Stay informed

Now you can ask Alexa a question and get an immediate voice response. Alexa can pull up your Flash Briefing, Wikipedia articles, news, sports scores and more.

Voice-control your smart home

Alexa works with devices such as lights, switches, thermostats, security cameras and more from Philips Hue, SmartThings, Nest, Hive, TP-Link, Arlo and Ring. Dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie, change the temperature on your thermostat while reading in your favourite chair or check who's arriving at the front door with a security camera—all without lifting a finger.

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Fire 7 All-new Fire HD 8 Fire HD 10
Price £49.99 £79.99 £149.99
Display 7" 8" HD 10.1" 1080p Full HD
Resolution 1024 x 600 (171 ppi) 1280 x 800 (189 ppi) 1920 x 1200 (224 ppi)
Storage 8 or 16 GB (expandable by up to 256 GB) + unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content 16 or 32 GB (expandable by up to 400 GB) + unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content 32 or 64 GB (expandable by up to 256 GB), free unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content
CPU & RAM Quad-Core 1.3 GHz with 1 GB of RAM Quad-Core 1.3 GHz with 1.5 GB of RAM Quad-Core up to 1.8 GHz with 2 GB of RAM
Battery Life Up to 8 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video and listening to music Up to 10 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video and listening to music Up to 10 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video and listening to music
Sound Mono speaker, built-in microphone Dolby Atmos, dual stereo speakers, built-in microphone Dolby Atmos, dual stereo speakers, built-in microphone
Alexa-Enabled Yes, Alexa hands-free is available when the screen is on or device is connected to power Yes, Alexa hands-free is available Yes, Alexa hands-free is available
Colours Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red, Canary Yellow Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red, Canary Yellow Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red
Content Access to millions of movies, TV episodes, songs, books, apps, games and more Access to millions of movies, TV episodes, songs, books, apps, games and more Access to millions of movies, TV episodes, songs, books, apps, games and more
Camera VGA front-facing camera + 2 MP rear-facing camera with 720p HD video recording 2 MP front-facing camera + 2 MP rear-facing camera with 720p HD video recording VGA front-facing camera + 2 MP rear-facing camera with 720p HD video recording
Connectivity Dual-band Wi-Fi Dual-band Wi-Fi Dual-band Wi-Fi
Weight 295 g 363 g 500 g
Dimensions 192 mm x 115 mm x 9.6 mm 214 mm x 128 mm x 9.7 mm 262 mm x 159 mm x 9.8 mm
Customer Support E-mail, web and phone E-mail, web and phone E-mail, web and phone
Exclusive features on Fire tablets
Exclusive features on Fire tablets

Find the things you love more easily

Fire OS is the best entertainment experience on a tablet with quick access to the things you do most. The home screen includes dedicated content pages for books, games and apps, video, music, audiobooks and Newsstand. Powered by Amazon’s recommendations engine, you can quickly browse new books, movies, TV shows, music, apps and games.

Enhance your viewing experience

With ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction), Amazon movies and TV episodes are ready for you to watch instantly. ASAP dynamically adapts to your viewing habits.

On Deck automatically downloads Prime Video (for Prime members) and the first episodes of Amazon Original Series while your device isn’t in use, ensuring that there is always something new to enjoy instantly, even when offline.

Access your entertainment across all devices

Whispersync remembers how much you've watched, read or listened to so you can pick up right where you left off, no matter which device you are using. Plus, with every Fire tablet, you get free, unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content including unlimited storage on photos you've taken with your Fire tablet.

Share content with Family Library

Family Library links your Amazon account to that of your spouse or partner so you can easily share apps, games and books, and now also allows Prime members to share their Prime Video content. Access your family's content across devices — both Amazon devices and free Amazon apps for other platforms, including iOS and Android.

The best of Prime

Try Prime free for a month

If you haven't tried Amazon Prime in the past, we'll give you a 30-day free trial. Experience what millions of members already enjoy — unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and TV episodes, ad-free access to two million songs, borrowing a Kindle book a month for no additional cost from a selection of books and unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of items. Learn more

Unlimited reading with your Fire tablet

Prime Reading gives you unlimited access to over a thousand books, magazines, comics, Kindle Singles and more. With your Fire tablet, you can read however you want, whenever you want.

Prime''

Stream thousands of movies and TV episodes with Prime Video

With Amazon Prime, members enjoy unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and TV episodes at no additional cost, including Amazon Original Series such as The Grand Tour, The Man in the High Castle and American Gods.

No Wi-Fi, no problem — Prime Video downloads

Exclusive to Prime members, download thousands of Prime Video movies and TV episodes. Watch downloaded videos anywhere — on a plane, on holiday, in the car, or wherever you don't have a wireless connection. Prime Video offers offline viewing at no additional cost.

Over 2 million songs included with Amazon Music

Prime Music is a benefit of your Amazon Prime Membership, featuring a growing selection of 2 million songs, always ad-free and on demand. Unlock more music with Amazon Music Unlimited for just £7.99 per month for Prime members. Learn more

Prime Photos

Amazon Prime membership includes Prime Photos, giving you unlimited storage in Amazon Drive for your entire photo collection at no additional cost. You also get 5 GB of extra Amazon Drive storage for your videos or other files. Photos or videos you take on your phone or tablet can be uploaded to Amazon Drive automatically.

Share with your kids
Share with your kids

Designed with kids in mind

When children use Fire for Kids, it's like they have their very own personalised tablet. The background colour and fonts change to a kid-friendly design and they only see the titles that you give them access to.

Perfect for parents

Fire for Kids is built from the ground up to help give parents peace of mind when it comes to tablet use. Parents can create a profile for each of their children and choose which books, apps, games and videos they want to give their kids access to. Fire for Kids is free on every Fire tablet.

Limit screen time, so they don’t just play

With Fire for Kids, parents can set daily limits for tablet use or restrict certain categories — such as games and video — while leaving unlimited time for reading.

Over 5,000 kid-friendly titles with Fire for Kids Unlimited

Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited is the first-ever all-in-one subscription that brings together books, games, educational apps, movies and TV shows — all the types of content that kids and parents love. From just £1.99 per month, enjoy unlimited access to content including titles from Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street and many more. Learn more

Fire Kids Edition tablets also available

The Fire 7 Kids Edition and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablets include the Fire tablet, 1-year of Fire for Kids Unlimited and a Kid-Proof Case. Plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee. Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access and educational goals. Learn more

Make it Personal
Make it personal
Make it personal

Made with premium polyurethane fabric, our slim, form-fitting case designed by Amazon conveniently allows your Fire to rest in either landscape or portrait orientation so you can enjoy your content hands-free.

Easy to attach and remove, the cases are integrated with a magnetic closure that keeps your cover shut while on the go, which automatically puts your Fire tablet to sleep when it is closed and wakes it upon opening.

Explore beyond our cases and accessorise your device with a wide selection of memory cards, screen protectors and more. Learn more

Technical Details

Tech Specs

Fire HD 8

Display

8'' (20.3 cm) high-definition touchscreen; 1280 x 800 resolution at 189 ppi, HD video playback, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and advanced polarising filter

Size

214 x 128 x 9.7 mm

Weight

369 g
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process

CPU RAM

Quad-core: 1.3 GHz, with 1.5 GB of RAM

Storage

16 GB (11.1 GB available to user) or 32 GB (25.3 GB available to user) of internal storage. Add a microSD card for up to 256 GB of additional storage for even more movies, TV shows, music, photos, personal videos and apps.
Some apps may require that they are installed on internal storage.

Battery Life

Up to 12 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video and listening to music. Battery life will vary based on device settings, usage and other factors such as web browsing and downloading content.
Actual results may vary. Certain software features or apps may reduce battery life.

Charge Time

Fully charges in under 6 hours using the micro-USB power adaptor included in the box, or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adaptors that you may already have

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Dual-band Wi-Fi. Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the dual-band 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.

4G Connectivity

N/A

Ports

USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) to connect to a PC/Macintosh computer, or to charge your device with the included power adaptor; microSD slot for external storage

Audio

3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated speakers with Dolby Audio

Content Formats Supported

Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, M4V, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, MKV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, 3GP, VP8 (WEBM)

Sensors

Accelerometer, ambient light sensor

Camera Specs

VGA front-facing camera. 2.0 MP rear-facing HD camera

Location Services

Location-based services via Wi-Fi

Available Colours

Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red and Canary Yellow

Additional Features

External volume controls, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, speakers, microphone, and LE accessories support

Accessibility Features

Screen Reader, Explore by Touch and Screen Magnifier, enabling access to the vast majority of Fire tablet features. Screen Reader features IVONA's award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice. Also includes adjustable font sizes/colour and built-in Oxford dictionary.

System Requirements

Fire HD 8 is ready to use right out of the box. No setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content.

Warranty and Service

Fire HD 8 is sold with a limited warranty of one year provided by the manufacturer. If you are a consumer, the limited warranty is in addition to your consumer rights, and does not jeopardise these rights in any way. This means you may still have additional rights at law even after the limited warranty has expired (for further information on your consumer rights, click here). Use of Fire HD 8 tablet is subject to the terms found here.

Included in the Box

Fire HD 8 tablet, USB 2.0 cable, 5W power adaptor and Quick Start Guide


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