Comparison of 2022, 2020, and 2018 Amazon Fire HD 8 and HD 8 Plus tablets

Amazon just annouced the new Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus tablets this morning. You can read all about what’s new and what’s the same over here. However, if you prefer just seeing a table comparing all the specs of all Fire HD 8 models for the last 4 years, here you go.

Bold = Better
  2022
Fire HD 8
2022
Fire HD 8
Plus
2020
Fire HD 8
2020
Fire HD 8
Plus
2018
Fire HD 8
List Price$99.99$119.99$89.99$109.99$79.99
ColorsBlack
Denim
Rose
BlackBlack
White
Twilight Blue
Plum
BlackBlack
Marine Blue
Punch Red
Canary Yellow
Generation*12th12th10th10th8th
Display Size8 inch8 inch8 inch8 inch8 inch
Display Resolution1280 x 8001280 x 8001280 x 8001280 x 8001280 x 800
CPUMediaTek MT8169AMediaTek MT8169AMediaTek MT8168MediaTek MT8168MediaTek MT8163V/B
CPU Cores66444
CPU Speed2 GHz2 GHz2 GHz2 GHz1.3 GHz
GPUArm Mali-G52
2EE MC2
Arm Mali-G52
2EE MC2
Arm Mali-G52
3EE MC1
Arm Mali-G52
3EE MC1
ARM Mali-T720
MP2
RAM2 GB3 GB2 GB3 GB1.5 GB
Internal Storage32 GB
(64 GB
Option)
32 GB
(64 GB
Option)
32 GB
(64 GB
Option)
32 GB
(64 GB
Option)
16 GB
(32 GB
Option)
External StoragemicroSD
(up to 1TB)
microSD
(up to 1TB)
microSD
(up to 1TB)
microSD
(up to 1TB)
microSD
(up to 400GB)
Battery Life13 Hours13 Hours12 Hours12 Hours10 Hours
Charge Time**5 Hours3 Hours5 Hours4 Hours6 Hours
Charge PortUSB-CUSB-CUSB-CUSB-CMicro-USB
Front Camera2MP
720p
2MP
720p
2MP
720p
2MP
720p
2MP
720p
Rear Camera2MP
720p
5MP
1080p
2MP
720p
2MP
720p
2MP
720p
WiFiWiFi 5
802.11ac
WiFi 5
802.11ac
WiFi 5
802.11ac
WiFi 5
802.11ac
WiFi 4
802.11n
Bluetooth5.2 LE5.2 LE5.0 LE5.0 LE4.1 LE
OSFire OS 8 (Based on Android 11)Fire OS 8 (Based on Android 11)Fire OS 7 (Based on Android 9)Fire OS 7 (Based on Android 9)Fire OS 7 (Based on Android 9)
Size7.94”
x
5.40”
x
0.37”
7.94”
x
5.40”
x
0.37”
8.0”
x
5.4”
x
0.4”
8.0”
x
5.4”
x
0.4”
8.4”
x
5.0”
x
0.4”
Weight337 grams342 grams355 grams355 grams363 grams

* Generations: Amazon aligns the tablet’s generation with the year it was built, so there is no 11th and 9th generation Fire HD 8 tablet because a new Fire HD 8 was not released in 2021 and 2019.

** Charge Times: The listed charge times are for when the included power adapter is used. Faster charge times may be achieved when using a more powerful power adapter. For example, the 2022 Fire HD 8 comes with a 5W power adapter and the 2022 Fire HD 8 Plus comes with a 9W power adapter, which is the reason for the charge time difference. This is why the charge time is 5 hours and 3 hours, respectively. The 2022 Fire HD 8 can be charged in 3 hours, instead of 5, if a 9W power adapter (not included) is used.

14 comments
  1. SpyingGecko says:

    I can’t find any information on that mediatek processor is it made specifically for these tablets? Is it using performance cores or just a53 cores?

  2. Nate says:

    Elias, kudos for all of the device spec breakdown tables. Before buying any new device, I always await your spec comparisons. Thanks!

  3. John says:

    Really useful information well done follow you daily.

  4. FrankE says:

    Great review.

    Any chance that the 2022 model comes with Google Play Store pre-installed?

    • Chris K says:

      I think the odds of that happening are about the same as the number of “R”s in “fat chance.” Amazon still loves its little ecosystem…

      The Lenovo M8 is probably the closest equivalent. Its body is slightly smaller and lighter than the Fire tablet, but has a little less horsepower (quad core vs hex core). And it’s as close to stock Android as you’ll find from a mainstream manufacturer.

      I have both a 2020 M8 FHD and a 2020 Fire 8 Plus. Both have their advantages and disadvantages.

  5. Sai says:

    did mediatek is better than other processors?

  6. Anthony Rossetti says:

    Amazon drops the ball yet again, minimal improvements once again.
    I am not buying another Amazon tablet until they put it a side connector for folio keyboards.
    They would make so much money selling the magnetic keyboards alone it’s a no brainer really.
    It would cost practically nothing to put in a side connector like ipads have and they could make a fortune selling official fire folio keyboards
    and even docks, speaker docks for show mode that turn the tablet into an echo show when docked.

  7. The Brain says:

    Just a note on the 2018 original model, 802.11n is WiFi 4, not 5.

  8. i dint see big different 2022 Fire HD 8 Plus and the previouse one HD 8

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