Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020)

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020)
Brand: Amazon
Category: Fire Tablet
  • Display: 8.0 inches, 800 x 1280 pixels, IPS LCD, Ambient light sensor
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT8168 (12 nm)
  • RAM: 3GB
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), Fire OS 7
  • Battery: 4,850mAh
  • Released Date: 03-06-2020



Device Type Fire Tablet
Model Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020)
Released June, 2020
Status Available


Dimensions 202 x 137 x 9.7 mm
Weight 355 g
Colors White, Black, Twilight Blue, Plum


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD
Size 8.0 inches
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. ~189 ppi density
Features Ambient light sensor


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 9.0 (Pie), Fire OS 7
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Mediatek MT8168 (12 nm)
CPU Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Mali-G52 MC1
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 3GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 32GB/64GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. 32GB/64GB
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Audio Technology Dolby Atmos


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 4,850mAh
Battery Life Up to 12 hours
Charging Wireless


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. Single 2 MP
Front Camera Single 2 MP
Video 1280x720 (HD)
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.0, A2DP, LE
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. No
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. Yes


User Reviews 1 User Reviews I find the tablet provides decent performance for the price. The display and speakers are good enough for watching videos and listening to music. The version with 3GB of RAM runs games and apps better than the 2GB model.
The tablet can handle games like PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty Mobile very well. Games like Asphalt 9 also run smoothly. The tablet can even handle Minecraft fairly well when the graphics settings are reduced.
ETA PRIME tests emulating some older game systems too. The Nintendo 64 games working alright, with reasonable but not perfect performance. The tablet handles PSP emulation if the games are less demanding.
User Reviews 2 I feel the Fire HD 8 Plus is Amazon's best performing Fire tablet yet. I think it's worth spending extra over the regular Fire HD 8. However, as you add more accessories, the Fire HD 10 may be the better value with its superior display and audio.
-Kevin Breeze
User Reviews 3 We find the tablet has a slimmer, more modern design compared to older Fire tablets. The display is bright, responsive, and great for watching videos. The extra RAM and storage options also help with general performance and productivity tasks.
The tablet works well for media like Netflix and Prime Video. We also show it handles document editing and spreadsheets with Microsoft Office installed. The detachable keyboard case supplements the touchscreen, almost turning it into a laptop.
- Tech Travel Geeks
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Affordable price
- Good performance for the price
- Smooth gameplay and app experience with 3GB RAM
- Handles games like PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty well
- Decent for emulating older game systems
- Display and audio quality not as good as iPad
- Speakers have awkward placement
- Lacks some Google services and apps natively

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Display 7 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Design 6 / 10

Amazon's Fire HD 8 Plus (2020, 10th Gen) emerges as a budget-friendly contender, offering a compelling mix of features at an attractive price point.

Compact Design, Diverse Colors

Boasting dimensions of 202 x 137 x 9.7 mm and a weight of 355 g, the Fire HD 8 Plus delivers a sleek, portable design. With color options including White, Black, Twilight Blue, and Plum, users can choose a tablet that matches their style.

Vibrant Display and Audio

Sporting an 8.0-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels, the tablet provides a visually immersive experience.

While the display protection remains unspecified, the Ambient light sensor enhances visibility in various lighting conditions. Stereo speakers equipped with Dolby Atmos technology ensure crisp audio for video watching and music playback.

Performance That Counts

Under the hood, the Fire HD 8 Plus runs on a Mediatek MT8168 (12 nm) chipset, featuring a Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali-G52 MC1 GPU.

With 3GB of RAM and a choice between 32GB and 64GB internal storage (expandable via microSDXC), the tablet aims to deliver a smooth and responsive performance for its users.

Gaming Prowess Unleashed

Expert assessments reveal that the Fire HD 8 Plus excels in gaming, handling popular titles like PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile, and Asphalt 9 with commendable ease.

The tablet's prowess extends to emulating older game systems, showcasing capability with Nintendo 64, PSP, and Dreamcast games.

Wireless Charging and Echo Show-like Functionality

One standout feature is the inclusion of wireless charging, elevating the tablet's convenience. Users can enhance their experience by opting for the tablet bundled with the wireless charging dock, providing an Echo Show-like functionality.

Experts and users alike find the Fire HD 8 Plus to be a substantial improvement over its predecessor. Its display quality is deemed decent, and the additional 1GB of RAM contributes to smoother performance.

The tablet's suitability for various tasks, from Instagram browsing to video streaming, receives positive feedback.


The Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) stands out as a compelling option for users seeking an affordable yet capable tablet. Its blend of performance, gaming prowess, and multimedia features, coupled with the added convenience of wireless charging, positions it as a noteworthy contender in the tablet market.

While acknowledging its strengths, users are advised to consider their specific needs, with alternatives like the Fire HD 10 providing superior display and audio at a slightly higher price point.

Ultimately, the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) proves to be a versatile companion, offering a balanced mix of affordability and functionality.

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