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Amazon Fire 7 vs Fire HD 8: Which should you buy?

Fire 8In the battle of Amazon’s all new tablets, which is the right one for you?

Amazon’s latest revisions to its 7 and 8-inch Fire tablets will go on sale in early June 2017. They will completely replace the older models, and while both are modest upgrades, they’re upgrades nonetheless.

And better still, while the hardware gets a little bit better, the price stays the same. So, once again Amazon has two affordable tablets that are actually worth buying. But which should you go for?

Spec comparison

Here’s what makes up the two newest Fire tablets:

Category Fire 7 Fire HD 8
Display 7-inch IPS (1024 x 600) 8-inch IPS (1280 x 800)
CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHz Quad-core 1.3 GHz
Platform Fire OS Fire OS
Internal Storage 7GB or 16GB (microSD up to 256GB) 16GB or 32GB (microSD up to 256GB)
RAM 1GB 1.5GB
Battery Up to 8 hours Up to 12 hours
Connectivity Dual-band WiFi Dual-band WiFi
Audio Mono speaker, built-in microphone Dolby Atmos, dual stereo speakers, built-in microphone
Colors Black, blue, red, yellow Black, blue, red, yellow
Dimensions 7.6″ x 4.5″ x 0.4″ (192mm x 115mm x 9.6mm) 8.4″ x 5.0″ x 0.4″ (214mm x 128mm x 9.7mm)
Weight 295g 369g
Price From $49.99 From $79.99

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