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Amazon Fire HD 8 2016 (32GB) tablet

We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Amazon Fire HD 8 2016 (16GB) although it may differ in price and features.

About

The Amazon Fire HD 8 2016 (32GB) is part of the Tablet test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Tablet models like the Fire HD 8 2016 (32GB) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Performance: Speed of actions and visual smoothness running apps with complex graphics.

Display: Quality of the screen, including color, viewing angle, brightness and outdoor readability.

Versatility: The presence of useful features, such as ports, and quality of the build.

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.
32
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.
5.1
Depth (in.) Depth The shortest edge of the tablet measured in inches.
0.38
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.
189
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.
1.9
Webcam MP Webcam MP Megapixel resolution of the user-facing webcam.
0.3