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Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021)
Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021)
Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021)
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8.1/10
Informr score
The Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021) currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 16 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Verdict

The Amazon Fire HD 10 is an excellent budget-friendly large tablet for media consumption and light productivity work as long as you don't mind the heavy-handed Amazon influence on the software and can accept some performance compromises.

The Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021) refreshes Amazon’s largest tablet model. It offers a lot of the same things other Fire tablets have with a few minor adjustments. It releases alongside the Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus (2021) and is a very similar device.

What’s the Same

  • 10.1-inch display
  • 32 or 64GB storage with the option for MicroSD expansion
  • Soft-touch plastic chassis
  • Alexa-capable

What’s Different

  • More color options available for the Fire HD 10
  • Does not support wireless charging
  • Screen protector and case bundled.
  • 3GB of RAM versus the Plus’ 4GB

While the Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus (2021) has a couple of additional features going for it, the Amazon Fire HD 10 still has a lot to offer for a budget tablet. The screen is about 10% brighter than that of the older Fire models and has an improved feel with the soft-touch plastic back. The Amazon Fire HD 10 also comes in a range of color options that the Fire HD 10 Plus (2021) does not such as black, denim, lavender and olive.

PC Magazine says, “Amazon updates the Fire HD 10 to deliver a very good tablet for $150, as long as what you want to do is control Alexa and consume Amazon books and media. Even without the Google Play store, it's the best tablet you can get for less”

Wired states, “It's still crazy cheap. It’s the easiest way to consume all things Amazon. A productivity bundle makes real work possible, depending on your line of work. Battery life is comparable to any other tablet. MicroSD slot for extra storage.”

Want to know more about what to expect from the Amazon Fire HD 10's display, processor, software and more? Check our full review of the Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus.


Operating system
Fire OS
Processor
2 GHz
Screen Size
10.1"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


What Hi-Fi

It's not a big update on its predecessor, but the 2021 version of the Fire HD 10 is still a lot of surprisingly good tablet for not much money

- What Hi-Fi
TrustedReviews

The Amazon Fire HD 10 is a good choice if you want a basic tablet to stream movies, join calls and access Alexa. However, the Fire OS and Amazon’s Appstore leave something to be desired.

- Hannah Davies, TrustedReviews
Android Police

I sound like a hypocrite with the rating I just slapped down, but if you want or need what each part of the bundle provides, why the heck not? Buy the darn Fire tablet for playing videos or reading ebooks. Maybe you'll use the wireless keyboard with it. Maybe you'll pull it from the folio and use it...

- Jules Wang, Android Police
The Verge

In general, the Fire HD 10 is the default model and the one I’d recommend most people buy if they are looking for an inexpensive tablet for watching movies or reading books. You can absolutely get a better tablet that’s more capable and has more options for apps, but you will have to pay considerabl...

- Dan Seifert, The Verge
Tom's Guide

The Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021) offers a good screen and epic battery life.

- Henry T. Casey, Tom's Guide


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Screen Size
10.1"

The Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021)'s screen size is 10.1 inches with 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT8183 Helio P60T (12 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Fire OS 7 operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ MP camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Amazon's performance ratings are 12 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Fire HD 10 (2021) Specs

Overview
Release Date May 26, 2021
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System Fire OS 7

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Processor MediaTek MT8183 Helio P60T (12 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz
Internal Storage 32/64 GB
RAM 3 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Effects, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
2+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1200 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 224 pixels
Size 10.1 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Aluminosilicate glass
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity Unknown
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Video Playback Time Up to 12 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 12 hours
Internet Use (Cellular) No
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Denim, Lavender, Olive
Dimensions [H x W x D] 24.7 x 16.6 x 0.9 cm (9.7 x 6.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 465 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Amazon Fire HD 10 (11th Gen)

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