The Amazon Fire HD 10
sees the mega-retailer finally put a great tablet out that won't primarily win folks over with a low price. Its new octa-core CPU makes it faster than Amazon's previous tablets and its USB-C port is a more-than-welcome upgrade from microUSB. Plus, it lasts over 13 hours on a single charge.
That all adds up to one of the best Android tablets there is, and one of the best tablets period. Its drawbacks will sound familiar to those who have previous played with Amazon's slates. Fire OS still doesn't offer the Google Play app store and Google's own apps, such as Google and Gmail, are also off the table (though you can browse them on the web).
Our largest display—now 30% fasterFire HD 10
is our largest display in 1080p full HD—now 30% faster thanks to the powerful new 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. Stream movies, watch videos or play games with enhanced Wi-Fi. Enjoy downloaded content on the go with up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life.
Designed for widescreen entertainment
Enjoy millions of movies, TV episodes, games, apps, eBooks, and songs. Stream or download thousands of videos from Prime Video, Netflix, STARZ, Disney+, and SHOWTIME. Discover over 570,000 apps and games, over 450,000 Audible titles, and millions of songs. Experience Picture-in-Picture viewing with Red Bull TV, Twitch, NBC News, and more.
Alexa connects you to the information, entertainment, and people who matter most—with just your voice. Ask to play videos and music, open apps, shop online, check the weather, call or message almost anyone, and much more.
Just say “Alexa”—even when the tablet screen is asleep on standby. Alexa and Fire HD 10 are designed to protect your privacy. For example, you can view and delete your voice recordings or use the Alexa Hands-Free Mode on/off toggle at any time.
Great for the entire family
With award-winning Amazon Kids (FreeTime), parents can create child profiles to limit screen time, set educational goals, and manage content with easy-to-use parental controls. Amazon Kids is free on every Fire tablet—or subscribe to Amazon Kids+ (FreeTime Unlimited) to access over 20,000 kid-friendly titles.
Protect your tablet
Designed by Amazon, the slim, form-fitting case with a built-in stand allows for hands-free viewing in landscape and portrait orientations.
The cover remains securely closed at home or on the go with a magnetic closure. Easy access to buttons, ports, and cameras.
Amazon Fire HD 10 review: Design
The Amazon Fire HD 10 is a fairly simple tablet, and we tested it in its blandest suit: a matte black shell with a glossy Amazon logo. Amazon also makes it in white, Plum and Twilight Blue).
The Fire HD 10 feels sturdy, though there's a little bit of flex to be found if you apply pressure near the center of the slate.
Amazon Fire HD 10 review
If you're not happy to see the USB-C port in the Fire HD 10, you will be once that port becomes more popular. Amazon's realizing that it can't stay wed to the microUSB port (which has always felt flimsy) forever, and unlike that port, there's no "right way up" for USB-C — so no more fumbling around trying to figure out which side is "up."
Amazon Fire HD 10 review: Display
I've never really liked a Fire tablet display, until I saw the Fire HD 10's 10.1-inch Full HD (1920 x 1200-pixel) screen.
Watching one of the latest episodes of The Boys on the Fire HD 10, I saw Homelander's extremely patriotic cape and outfit come through in correct reds, whites and blues, and the hues of shock of bleach blonde hair and Queen Maeve's reddish hair also rendered accurately. Even the dirt on the set of the ad the Supes were shooting, and the camo print of a soldier's uniform came through clearly.
So, for those looking for the ultimate Amazon tablet, this Amazon Fire HD 10 review has explained why this is the slate for you. Plus, you're not getting that USB-C port on any other Fire tablet. Get Your Amazon Fire HD 10 Now!