8.3/10
Informr score
The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) currently has an Informr score of 8.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 11 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Performance (for the price)
  • Wireless charging
  • Fast charging

What's bad

  • Lacks color options of other Fire HD models
  • Weak cameras
  • No official Google Play support

The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) adds some nice quality-of-life bonuses to the Amazon Fire HD 8, bringing wireless charging, more RAM, and higher storage capacity to the budget-friendly market. The design and idea, however, are the same between both models.

Differences you’ll find include:

  • Wireless charging
  • A faster processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • Fast charging option

Amazon sells a wireless charging dock for the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) that essentially converts it into an Amazon Echo Show 8. Reviewers found it useful watching shows and movies or for using their tablet like a smart speaker to set timers, control home automation features, or play music.

There is an extra gigabyte of RAM in the tablet as well. This means smoother app transitions and snappier performance, but reviewers note the boost isn’t super obvious.

If you’re looking for a tablet with personality, the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) is only available in one color: slate.

For more information on what to expect, be sure to check our Amazon Fire HD 8 summary as the other details are largely the same.


Operating system
Fire OS
Processor
2 GHz
Screen Size
8"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Notebookcheck

During our test of the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020), the slightly larger amount of working memory only led to very small advantages. Users who want to start the occasional game or like to leave several apps open in the background will profit the most from it. Besides that, the Plus model, like the simple F...

- Mike Wobker, Notebookcheck
Business Insider

The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus will serve you well as a family tablet and as an Echo Show when docked. It's not exceptional in any way, but it has lots to offer for the price and proves ideal for a spot of streaming, reading, and gaming, with the bonus of hands-free Alexa onboard.

- Simon Hill, Business Insider
Good Housekeeping

Best suited to those that want an affordable tablet to watch movies and play games on, the Amazon Fire HD Plus is smoother than it's predecessor and quicker to charge. It's simple to use and its storage space can be expanded with a MicroSD card slot, too.

- Good Housekeeping
Android Police

The Fire HD 8 Plus really only makes sense as a purchase if you want to use it as an Alexa smart display with the $40 wireless charging dock, but the Show Mode isn't as intuitive as a dedicated smart display. Ultimately, the Fire HD 8 Plus is a good tablet, but the regular Fire HD 8 is nearly identi...

- Corbin Davenport, Android Police
Cnet

It costs $20 more than the standard HD 8, but a small performance boost and wireless charging make the HD Plus worth the extra cost.

- David Carnoy, Cnet


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Screen Size
8"

The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020)'s screen size is 8 inches with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT8168 Quad-core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

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

Camera
2+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 2+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown
Amazon's performance ratings are 12 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) Specs

Overview
Release date June 3, 2020
Regions available USA, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Networks
No
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Fire OS 7

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Processor MediaTek MT8168 Quad-core 2 GHz
Internal Storage No
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Capacity Unknown
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
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 (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Plum, Twilight Blue, White, Slate
Dimensions [H x W x D] 20.3 x 13.7 x 1 cm (8 x 5.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 355
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 189 pixels
Size 8 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features
Messaging IM
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
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
2+ megapixels
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, eAAC+, MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (10th Gen)

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