Amazon Fire HD 8" (2016) Wi-Fi Tablets
Price: $29.99 - 39.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard (Free with Prime)
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are new batteries installed???
I bought one of these in January. Amazon couldn’t activate it so I had to return it. What are my chances that will happen again if I buy this one?
Is it time for a new kitchen tablet?
Wow, $76 and $105 new. Quite a price break.
Edit: That’s for the “latest”, presumably 2017, version.
But aside from the new version weighing a bit more, I don’t see any spec differences on Wikipedia. PC Mag says Wifi and audio are better on the new one, and some reviews say it’s faster, but the processor is the same. That’s not worth triple the price to me.
Amazon doesn’t replace batteries, it’s not worth the effort and expense.
This is an awesome price. I’m getting one to replace my older 7" Fire, which has a battery failing to hold a full charge. Once this arrives and is registered, I’ll recycle my old Fire using Amazon’s recycle service.
This will be my carry around Fire for reading and studying, so 16 GB will work just fine and $29 is a great price.
I have two other Fires with more memory for other purposes, downloading Prime movies and TV. My 2012 8.9" 64 GB Fire is still running strong.
Can you download and play Candy Crush on this tablet?
Yes. My wife has this tablet, and plays Candy Crush on it.
We test the batteries in the device, and replace them if necessary.
hey, unlike the 2017s the 2016s are rootable. Sooo… Like, I’m in for 1. Hopefully they don’t have the latest firmware/are roll back-able.
I had the same problem back in January, however it was quickly remedied by contacting Amazon. I expected it to be a hassle but it only took about 10 minutes.
Not sure if you will have the same trouble again but as simple as the process was and given the savings, I’d say it’s worth it.
I spent about 45 minutes with Amazon support and their conclusion was that it was impossible. So YMMV if you buy this and run into the activation issue.
What are the special offers?
Basically ads that pop-up on the lock screen. Nothing too intrusive.
Basically little ads on the the tablet. Mine the lock screen displays an ad, and I receive notifications regarding deals available on amazon.
It’s their way of making money but providing a cheaper price to the customer.
I think you may be able to pay an additional fee and have them removed, but I don’t remember now and can’t look it up here.
Really. That’s great news.
Hopefully I can register this one. The last one I bought was reported as lost or stolen and Amazon refused to register it.
Low. We’ve worked with our counterparts at Amazon to make sure that this inventory doesn’t have that same issue.
Great review on You Tube of the Fire HD 8 compared to an apple iPad Pro. One item that isn’t clear, does this tablet have Alexa? Watch the video and see how this reviewer abuses the HD 8, its amazing!
You Tube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIlWDdEFHMc
Seems like its pretty easy to root and turn into an android OS unit as well. At this price, its definitely worth a try for a sweet durable tablet.
I’m in for one. Will do a root and then add Google Chromecast (I’m not an Amazon Prime user.)
Actually purchased two. Going to set one up for my mother-in-law, who is technically challenged ; 0