Hi, this is Amazon’s new Fire HD 8 tablet this is a low-cost tablet that’s good for consuming Amazon content some web browsing and some limited games but not much else. If what you want to use a tablet to do a little bit zoom on and watch article, this is a reasonable $89 device, so the first thing to notice about this $89 tablet is, of course.
It comes with ads on board the lock screen has ads on it you can spend a little bit of money extra to get the ads removed when you open it up you get to Amazon’s custom interface over android nine. Now, this is not Google android. This is Amazon’s Android-based OS, which does not have the Google apps store in it .this is essential Amazon’s app store has a lot fewer apps in Google’s app store does. It’s hard to install apps that aren’t on Amazon’s app store.
What you’re mostly doing with this is consuming Amazon content, Alexa. Please show me a recipe for dried fried string beans. Okay. Right. Hello. Choose number one. Johnson from the network takes 35 minutes to 4 stars. You can ask. It’s to your shopping process start recipe. I’ll walk you through the recipe step by step this time the works as an echo show screen enabled device that some voice-activated can you show you article play music do timers act as an alarm clock all the stuff that they use that you’re used to from an Amazon echo.
So now if you want to play Amazon music if you’re going to watch Amazon video or Netflix or Hulu but less so if you’re going to read Amazon books, this tablet is also excellent. Here’s what a book looks like. The screen isn’t high, and it’s eating. Well maybe by 800 screens but it’s okay it’s excellent for reading books that are like that now if you’re tending to read comics, for instance.
The screen is beautiful for standard one-page layouts. But it’s not quite 5 residents for 2-page spreads. Let’s take a look at some of the other things you know there’s a 2-megapixel camera on the front there’s a 2-megapixel camera on the back. Standard headphone Jack USB C. port for charging it’s the first Amazon fire tablet to have U. S. B. C. which can make it easier if you have a lot of other USB C. devices around your house.
The town has a MediaTek processor running to get hurts, and honestly, it’s not fast. It’s not awful, but you can feel some sluggishness when you’re scrolling. Now let me get to the weakest point of this tablet, and that is when you’re trying to use apps that are not the built-in apps and are not Amos on.
If you want to use apps, you’re dependent on Amazon’s app store, and Amazon AppStore lacks many popular apps, for instance, if your school or workplace uses Microsoft teams. You’re not going to find that in Amazon’s app store. Now you can sideload third-party apps, and you can download other apps stores like.
Your but there’s no way to get Google to play on to this, and there’s no official way to get any of the Google apps, including YouTube onto this tablet no one has a lot of excellent subscription services that you can use with this talent.
For instance, there are kindle reading subscriptions. If Amazon’s free time for kids’ free time is great for these kinds of talents, it looks like a tablet with a lot of articles. A lot of kids apps like Assam took a Boca that is very popular with kids turns this into a back seat or couchside entertainment station for smaller kids because this is a very plastic capital. It’s relatively durable. It’s not waterproof.
But it’s not going to crack as quickly or as dangerous as say, and I’ve had so the value of this tablet comes down to what you want to do with it at $89 you really can’t expect too much.
If you’re mostly going through Amazon content or watching Netflix, it’s an excellent easy to use tap, but if you’re looking for something more general-purpose, you need to find a tablet with the Google play store.