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Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 (16GB) tablet

A smaller tablet from Amazon with an 8-inch screen and running on the Fire OS 5.4.0.0 operating system at time of test. The Amazon Appstore is included for downloading additional apps. Tested with 16GB of storage.

About

The Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 (16GB) is a smaller tablet with an 8-inch screen. It has a display resolution of 1280 x 800, and produces typical detail at 190 pixels per inch. The rectangular screen is a better shape for videos than for photos. The tablet has a 1.3GHz ARM MT8127 processor and ran on the Fire OS 5.4.0.0 operating system at time of testing. It has 1.5GB memory and is available with 16GB storage. You can add a micro-SD memory card for more storage. You can connect to the internet using 802.11n WiFi. It has Bluetooth and you can mount a flash drive using the micro USB port. It has a 0.3-megapixel webcam and a 1.5-megapixel camera. The Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 (16GB) measures 8.4 inches long by 4.8 inches wide by 0.1 inches thick. Without a keyboard, it weighs 0.8 lbs.

Connections

WiFi type WiFi type The type of built-in 802.11 wireless networking supported. Tablets with 802.11n also support 802.11g routers. Some models with 802.11n also support the 5GHz "high band," a standard suitable for apartments and other crowded areas.
802.11n
Mobile Type Mobile Type Highest level cellular network the tablet can connect to using a carrier's data plan.
N/A

Features

Memory-card reader Memory-card reader A slot for a standard memory card (usually a micro-SD) to expand storage or transfer files.
Yes
Camera Camera An outward-facing camera for shooting photos or video recordings.
Yes
Webcam Webcam An inward-facing camera for video chat or selfies.
Yes
GPS GPS Can receive satellite data for precise navigation.
No
Capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen A capacitive touchscreen requires less pressure and is more precise than the resistive type, but cannot sense gloved fingers.
Yes

Specs

Internal storage (GB) Internal storage Storage for the operating system, downloaded apps and user content.
16
Operating system (as tested) Operating system (as tested) The underlying program that runs the user interface and applications. Version is the installed OS at time of testing.
Fire OS 5.4.0.0
Length (in.) Length The longest edge of the tablet measured in inches.
8.4
Width (in.) Width The medium-sized edge of the tablet measured in inches.
4.8
Depth (in.) Depth The shortest edge of the tablet measured in inches.
0.1
Resolution Resolution The pixel dimensions of the screen, length by width. Combined with the screen size, this determines the pixel density, which is the true measure of the ability to display image detail.
1280 x 800
Pixel density Pixel density A measure of observable detail on the screen. Pixel density of about 300 pixels per inch or higher eliminates any detail loss due to screen resolution limitations if viewed about 10 inches away.
190
Mobile data Mobile data Can use a cellular carrier's data plan to connect to the Internet.
No
Camera MP Camera MP Megapixel resolution of the outward-facing camera.
1.5
Camera: Video definition Camera: Video definition Largest height available to the outward-facing camera for recording video. 720 and above can display in HD; values below display in SD.
720
Webcam MP Webcam MP Megapixel resolution of the user-facing webcam.
0.3
Webcam: Video definition Webcam: Video definition Largest height available to the user-facing webcam for recording video. 720 and above can display in HD; values below display in SD.
480

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