Amazon has its fingers in many product pies. Its Echo speaker range just keeps growing and growing, while its Fire TV devices are a reliable, affordable way to add smart skills to your TV. Its Fire Tablets are similarly reasonably priced, and come in a range of sizes, with models even aimed at kids.
Here we'll run you through the range, explain what each model offers, and show you the best Amazon Fire Tablet deals around right now.
Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021)
This 2021 model isn't a huge upgrade on the 2019 model, but it was still enough to earn it a What Hi-Fi? Award. It costs half as much as an iPad, yet still does everything you could need it to do: play games, surf the web, access streaming services for movies and TV shows, run apps, the lot. It's slightly smaller and lighter than its predecessor, which isn't a revolution. But when the offering was already this good, it didn't need to be.
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
Or maybe you'd prefer an 8in tablet? That makes the tablet considerably smaller and easier to stow in a bag. Like the 10in model, the Fire HD 8 comes in 32GB or 64GB versions, both of which are expandable using a memory card. And it comes with or without special offers – which means you can pay less, but will have to put up with ads on the lock screen.
Amazon Fire 7 (2019)
Amazon's smaller tablet doesn't have an HD screen, but its 7in size does make it even more portable than the others. It's also a fair bit cheaper. The storage takes a step down too – with 16GB or 32GB options – though again, you can slot in a memory card up to 512GB for all your films, games, shows and photos. The Amazon Fire 7 has less power than the bigger tablets, but that's a small compromise to make for this kind of saving.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2020)
Sure, you could let your kids loose with your tablet. But have you seen what they do to their toys? Why not get them their own device instead? The smaller of Amazon's two Kids Edition tablets features an 8in screen, 32GB of storage, and 12-hour battery life, which should see them through all but the most punishing of car journeys. It's guaranteed to silence any cries of 'Are we there yet?' Worth the asking price alone.
Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition
The 10in model gets a screen bump to 1080p HD, along with the same battery life, same storage, and same kid-proof bumper to keep it safe from drops and spills. Don't believe it? It comes with a two-year guarantee, so if the kids do manage to break it, you can swap it for a new model. Just don't tell them that – they'll see it as a challenge.
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