New Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet Review for 2018 / 2019 – Same Hardware, New Software

Buy it on Amazon – http://lon.tv/s8glb (affiliate link) – Amazon’s new HD8 tablet has the same hardware as the 2017 and 2016 versions but now allows for hands-free voice control – including a special mode that has it replicate an Echo Show. See more tablets: http://lon.tv/tablets and subscribe! http://lon.tv/s

VIDEO INDEX:
00:46 – Price and hardware overview
00:54 – “Special Offers” Advertising on lock screen
01:13 – Same hardware as last year (and the year before that)
01:46 – Display quality
02:26 – Software changes vs. 2017 version
02:42 – Alexa voice controls
03:31 – FireOS 6, Android operating system but no Google Play
04:09 – Weight
04:24 – Ports and connectors
04:34 – SD card slot supports 400 GB cards
05:41 – Battery life
06:05 – Performance: Web Browsing
07:04 – No native YouTube app
08:09 – Performance: Amazon Prime Video
08:36 – Gaming: Minecraft
09:00 – Gaming: Retro games
09:19 – Fewer free apps on Prime
09:43 – Gaming: 3DMark Slingshot Benchmark
10:07 – Echo Show Mode
11:39 – Conclusion and Final Thoughts
11:58 – Recommendations for families

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Comments

Chief Machining says:

Man I love those disclosures!

Arslan Rc says:

Is the software update coming to older fire hd 8? I have 6th generation but no updates past fire os version 5.6

Thomas Woodford says:

I have the 2017 version. It’s an OK tablet for the money. My biggest complaint was the display. I don’t think it’s all that good. I gave Amazon negative feedback on that. For a little more $ they could have provided a better display. I wish they’d bring back an HDX variant like they had before.

Matt Stiles says:

Why the fuck would u EVER use always listening mode..

MyCatFooed says:

Hi Lon! Thanks for this Fire update.
Can you link me to a video by you that runs down some of the very best, yet affordable tablets from either this year or 2017?
Thanks so very much! We love your work & appreciate all of the time & consideration that you put forward in your videos.
Much love from Pennsylvania!
Mark & Teresa

No One In Particular says:

Y’all realize you can just sideload Google Play and install the full version of YouTube on that?

Michael A says:

Nothing is showing in the store? https://store.lon.tv/

Andrew Singleton says:

Is it hackable?

josephseason says:

So do you have also issues installing the eBay app?

Jeremiah Sgro little bit of everything says:

One thing I do t like about fire tablets when factory rest they become bricks

louie !!!!!! says:

just get the ad version and wait for root or a custom recovery so you can flash a vanilla version of android….easy

john smith says:

keep up the good work! first!

Drakomus says:

thanks

Lamar Doss says:

Is Amazon phasing out the Echo Show?

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