Amazon has updated the Fire HD 8, but I wouldn’t blame you for confusing the 2018 (8th generation) and 2017 (7th generation) versions. The newer slate comes in the same four colors, packs the same processor and offers a near-identical set of features as last year’s model.
Yet, there are two key ways this model is better than last year’s: Alexa can now be activated without a tap (just with your voice), and the new slate’s selfie-cam is much better than before. Unfortunately, the Fire HD 8’s battery life is noticeably shorter than that of last year’s model. At the end of the day, though, the new slate’s still worth the money at its low price.
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