What Should You Buy? Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8 Or HD 10

What Should You Buy? Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8 Or HD 10

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8 tablet is available at an attractively low price, but if you are not sure

whether to buy Kindle Fire HD 8 or go for Kindle Fire HD 10 tablet. You can look at the key features that will help you decide.

Here is Kindle Fire HD 8 vs Fire HD 10 comparison to help you decide.

Kindle Fire HD 8 Vs Kindle Fire HD 10

Let’s start with the comparison of Kindle Fire HD 8 Vs Kindle Fire HD 10 from Amazon in tabular format.

Size8.4? x 5.0? x 0.4?10.3? x 6.3? x 0.4?

FeaturesKindle Fire HD 8Kindle Fire HD 10
Weight369 Grams500 Grams
Screen8? HD10.1? HD
Display1280 x 800, 189 PPI1920 x 1200, 224 PPI
Storage16, 32 GB32, 64 GB
Expandable StorageUp to 256 GBUp to 256 GB
Processor1.3 GHZ Quad-core1.4~1.8 GHZ Quad Core
Front CameraVGA720p
Rear Camera2 MP, 720p2 MP, 720p
AudioDolby Stereo SpeakersDolby Stereo Speakers
Battery Life12 Hours10 Hours
NetworkDual Band WiFiDual Band WiFi

*Price may vary due to sales/offers.

Now, see the detailed comparison of the key specifications of Kindle Fire HD 8 and Kindle HD 10 Tablets.

1.    Size & Weight

  • Kindle Fire HD 8: 8.4? x 5.0? x 0.4?, 369 grams
  • Kindle Fire HD 10: 10.3? x 6.3? x 0.4?, 500 grams

As per the specifications, Kindle Fire HD 10 is heavy in comparison of Kindle Fire HD 8 so it makes Kindle Fire HD 8 more portable and easy to carry.

2.    Display

  • Kindle Fire HD 8: 1280 x 800 (189 PPI)
  • Kindle Fire HD 10: 1920 x 1200 (224 PPI)

Kindle Fire HD 10 provides a full HD display (1080p), in comparison on Kindle Fire HD 8 tablet is only 720p.

Also, the resolution of Fire HD 10 is 15% higher than Fire HD 8.

3.    Storage

  • Kindle Fire HD 8: 16, 32 GB
  • Kindle Fire HD 10: 32, 64 GB

Both Kindle Fire HD 8 and HD 10 tablets allows native storage. Fire HD 8 comes with 16/32 GB version. In comparison, Fire HD 10 comes with 32/64 GB. In addition, you can extend the storage of both these tablets up to 256 GB.

4.    Processor & RAM

  • Kindle Fire HD 8: 1.3 GHZ, 1.5 GB RAM
  • Kindle Fire HD 10: 1.4 ~ 1.8 GHZ, 2 GB RAM

Kindle Fire HD 8 is power-driven by a quad-core 1.3 GHz processor with 1.5 GB RAM, while Kindle Fire HD 10 tablet is power-driven by a quad-core processor with 2 cores capable of clocking up to 1.8 GHZ speed and the other 2 cores capable of 1.4GHz speed, with 2GB of RAM.

5.    Camera

  • Kindle Fire HD 8: VGA Front, 2 MP Rear
  • Kindle Fire HD 10: 720P Front, 2 MP Rear

As you can see from above, Kindle Fire HD 10 has a better front Camera compared to the Fire HD 8 tablet.

6.    Battery Life

  • Kindle Fire HD 8: 12 Hours
  • Kindle Fire HD 10: 10 Hours

According to Amazon, the Battery on Kindle Fire HD 8 is rated to last up to 12 hours on a single charge, while the battery on Fire HD 10 is rated to last up to 10 hours.

Both these tablets have received positive feedback on their battery life.

7.    Alexa

  • Kindle Fire HD 8: Using Home button
  • Kindle Fire HD 10: Hands-Free

Both the tablets come with built-in support for Alexa. However, the key difference is that only Fire HD 10 supports hands-free use and on Fire HD 8 tablet, it is necessary to hold down the home button, every time when you want to interact with Alexa.

8.    Connectivity & Warranty

The connectivity options in both these tablets include – Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with support for WEP, WPA, WPA2 security using password authentication or WPS Wi-Fi protected setup.

Both tablets support 2.4 GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi bands. Both supports Bluetooth 4.1.

The last but not the least difference between the two tablets that is Warranty. Kindle Fire HD 10 comes with a full 1-year warranty, whereas Fire HD 8 comes with a 90-day warranty.

Should You Buy Fire HD 8 or Fire HD 10?

Based on the specifications like bigger screen, higher pixel density and faster processor on Fire HD 10 does make a difference. Hence, you can go for Kindle Fire HD 10, if you wish to watch a lot of movies and Videos.

Hands-Free Alexa is another feature that inclines the balance in favor of the Fire HD 10 tablet.

However, it depends on your budget and the amount you read, both Kindle has its own qualities. You can check current Prices at Amazon.

Vikram Dharmadhikari is a technical writer and blogger at Systweak. Being a software engineer, he tends to write about latest technologies and computer problems & easy solutions for the same. He loves to play cricket and tries to take full advantage of the technology available at hand.

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