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Fire 7 (9th Gen) vs. Fire HD 8 (10th Gen) vs. Fire HD 8 Plus (10th Gen) vs. Fire HD 10 (9th Gen)

The new Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus are part of Amazon’s 10th Generation tablets. So, how do both of these compare against the similar products currently available on the market, the Fire 7 (9th Generation) and Fire HD 10 (9th Generation)?

You can find out in this comparison guide between all four tablets.

Quick Summary

The 10th Gen Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus are better than the 9th Gen Fire 7 due to the faster GPU in addition to having more RAM, higher resolution and longer battery life.

On the other hand, the 9th Gen Fire HD 10 does have a higher native resolution when compared to the 10th Gen tablets.

If you want the most affordable tablet in this group, then you should get 9th Gen Fire 7.

If you want to what HD videos, then you can get either the 10th Gen Fire HD 8 or Fire HD 8 Plus. The Plus version features more RAM and can be charged wirelessly when compared to the regular Fire HD 8.

If you want the best screen resolution, then we recommend getting the 9th Gen Fire HD 10.

You can purchase any of the aforementioned products on Amazon with the following links:

Comparison Chart

 Fire 7 (9th Gen)Fire HD 8 (10th Gen)Fire HD 8 Plus (10th Gen)Fire HD 10 (9th Gen)
ColorsBlack

Plum

Sage

Twilight Blue
Black

Plum

Twilight Blue

White
SlateBlack

Plum

Twilight Blue

White
Dimensions7.6” x 4.5” x 0.4” (or 192 mm x 115 mm x 9.6 mm)8.0” x 5.4” x 0.4” (or 202 mm x 137 mm x 9.7 mm)8.0” x 5.4” x 0.4” (or 202 mm x 137 mm x 9.7 mm)10.3” x 6.3” x 0.4” (or 262 mm x 159 mm x 9.8 mm)
Weight10.1 ounces (or 286 grams)12.5 ounces (or 355 grams)12.5 ounces (or 355 grams)17.8 ounces (or 504 grams)
Display FeaturesTouch Screen Size: 7"

Panel Type: IPS

Resolution: 1024 x 600 resolution at 171 ppi

Video Playback: SD
Touch Screen Size: 8"

Panel Type: IPS

Resolution: 1280 x 800 resolution at 189 ppi

Video Playback: HD
Touch Screen Size: 8"

Panel Type: IPS

Resolution: 1280 x 800 resolution at 189 ppi

Video Playback: HD
Touch Screen Size: 10.1"

Panel Type: IPS

Resolution: 1920 x 1200 resolution at 224 ppi

Video Playback: Full HD (1080p)
CPUQuad-Core 1.3 GHzQuad-Core 2.0 GHzQuad-Core 2.0 GHzOcta-Core 2.0 GHz
RAM1 GB2 GB3 GB2 GB
Internal Storage16 GB or 32 GB32 GB or 64 GB32 GB or 64 GB32 GB or 64 GB
MicroSD Card SupportUp to 512 GBUp to 1 TBUp to 1 TBUp to 512 GB
Audio Features3.5 mm Stereo Jack

Mono Speaker
3.5 mm Stereo Jack

Dolby Atmos

Dual Speakers

External Volume Controls
3.5 mm Stereo Jack

Dolby Atmos

Dual Speakers

External Volume Controls
3.5 mm Stereo Jack

Dolby Atmos

Dual Speakers
Camera Specs2 MP front-facing camera

2 MP rear-facing camera

720p HD video recording
2 MP front-facing camera

2 MP rear-facing camera

720p HD video recording
2 MP front-facing camera

2 MP rear-facing camera

720p HD video recording
2 MP front-facing camera

2 MP rear-facing camera

720p HD video recording
PortsmicroSD slot

USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
microSD slot

USB-C (2.0) connector
microSD slot

Type-A to Type-C cable

USB-C (2.0) connector
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer

Ambient Light Sensors
Accelerometer

Ambient Light Sensors
Accelerometer

Ambient Light Sensors
Wi-Fi FeaturesDual-band 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g or 802.11n

WEP, WPA and WPA2 security
Dual-band 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n or 802.11ac

WEP, WPA and WPA2 security
Dual-band 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n or 802.11ac

WEP, WPA and WPA2 security
Dual-band 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n or 802.11ac

WEP, WPA and WPA2 security
Location ServicesVia Wi-FiVia Wi-FiVia Wi-FiVia Wi-Fi
Battery LifeUp to 7 hoursUp to 12 hoursUp to 12 hoursUp to 12 hours
Charge Time4 hours with micro-USB power adapter (included)Under 5 hours with USB-C cable (included) and 5 W power adapter (included)

Under 4 hours with 9 W adapter (sold separately)

Under 3 hours with USB type C to C cable (sold separately) and 15 W adapter (sold separately)
Under 4 hours with USB-C cable (included)and 9 W adapter (included)

Under 3 hours with USB type C to C cable (sold separately) and 15 W adapter (sold separately)

Under 3 hours with 10 W ANGREAT Wireless Charging Dock (sold separately)
4 hours with USB-C cable (included) and 9W power adapter (included)

3 hours with USB type C to C cable (sold separately) and 15 W adapter (sold separately)
Wireless ChargingN/AN/AVia Wireless Charging Dock for Amazon Fire HD 8 PlusN/A
Alexa Support?YesYesYesYes
Accessibility FeaturesClosed Captioning

Color Correction

Color Inversion

Screen Magnifier

Stereo to Mono Conversion

VoiceView Screen Reader
Closed Captioning

Color Correction

Color Inversion

Screen Magnifier

Stereo to Mono Conversion

VoiceView Screen Reader
Closed Captioning

Color Correction

Color Inversion

Screen Magnifier

Stereo to Mono Conversion

VoiceView Screen Reader
Closed Captioning

Color Correction

Color Inversion

Screen Magnifier

Stereo to Mono Conversion

VoiceView Screen Reader
Warranty and Services90-day limited warranty and service

Optional 1-year, 2-year or 3-year extended warranty for U.S. residents
90-day limited warranty and service

Optional 1-year, 2-year or 3-year extended warranty for U.S. residents
90-day limited warranty and service

Optional 1-year, 2-year or 3-year extended warranty for U.S. residents
90-day limited warranty and service

Optional 1-year, 2-year or 3-year extended warranty for U.S. residents
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Colors

There is only one color of the Fire HD 8 Plus (10th Gen) currently available. The other tablets have at least 4 color variations.

You can take a look at the list of available options below:

  • Fire 7 (9th Gen): Black, Plum, Sage and Twilight Blue
  • Fire HD 8 (10th Gen): Black, Plum, Twilight Blue and White
  • Fire HD 8 Plus (10th Gen): Slate
  • Fire HD 10 (9th Gen): Black, Plum, Twilight Blue and White

Dimensions

You can find the measurements for each of the Amazon tablets below:

  • Fire 7 (9th Gen): 7.6” x 4.5” x 0.4” (or 192 mm x 115 mm x 9.6 mm)
  • Fire HD 8 (10th Gen): 8.0” x 5.4” x 0.4” (or 202 mm x 137 mm x 9.7 mm)
  • Fire HD 8 Plus (10th Gen): 8.0” x 5.4” x 0.4” (or 202 mm x 137 mm x 9.7 mm)
  • Fire HD 10 (9th Gen): 10.3” x 6.3” x 0.4” (or 262 mm x 159 mm x 9.8 mm)

Weight

You can also check out the weight for each of the product in this versus guide below:

  • Fire 7 (9th Gen): 10.1 ounces (or 286 grams)
  • Fire HD 8 (10th Gen): 12.5 ounces (or 355 grams)
  • Fire HD 8 Plus (10th Gen): 12.5 ounces (or 355 grams)
  • Fire HD 10 (9th Gen): 17.8 ounces (or 504 grams)

Display Features

The 10th Generation Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus have a higher resolution than the 9th Generation Fire 7. As a result, the newer tablets will be able to provide native HD video playback. Only the 9th Generation Fire HD 10 is capable of providing full 1080p HD video playback, however.

You can take a look at the display features below:

Fire 7 (9th Gen):

  • Touch Screen Size: 7″
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Resolution: 1024 x 600 resolution at 171 ppi
  • Video Playback: SD

Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus (10th Gen):

  • Touch Screen Size: 8″
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Resolution: 1280 x 800 resolution at 189 ppi
  • Video Playback: HD

Fire HD 10 (9th Gen):

  • Touch Screen Size: 10.1″
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1200 resolution at 224 ppi
  • Video Playback: Full HD (1080p)

CPU

The Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus (10th Gen) have a faster clock speed when compared to the Fire 7 (9th Gen). Although the two 10th generation tablets have the same clock speed as the 9th generation Fire HD 10, the latter uses Octa-Core instead of Quad Core.

You can take a look at what CPU is included in each product below:

  • Fire 7 (9th Gen): Quad-Core 1.3 GHz
  • Fire HD 8 (10th Gen): Quad-Core 2.0 GHz
  • Fire HD 8 Plus (10th Gen): Quad-Core 2.0 GHz
  • Fire HD 10 (9th Gen): Octa-Core 2.0 GHz

RAM

Out of this group, the Fire HD 8 Plus (10th Gen) comes equipped with the most RAM while the Fire 7 (9th Gen) has the least.

You can check out the full list below:

  • Fire 7 (9th Gen): 1 GB
  • Fire HD 8 (10th Gen): 2 GB
  • Fire HD 8 Plus (10th Gen): 3 GB
  • Fire HD 10 (9th Gen): 2 GB

Internal Storage

You can pick between 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage for the 9th Gen Fire 7. You can choose between 32 GB or 64 GB storage for the 9th Gen Fire 10 HD, 10th Gen Fire 8 and 10th Gen Fire 8 HD.

In terms of MicroSD, both 10th generation tablets support up to 1 TB of additional memory card storage while the maximum additional storage for both the 9th generation tablets are 512 GB.

You can find the full internal storage specs below:

Fire 7 (9th Gen):

  • Internal Storage: 16 GB (9.4 GB available to user) or 32 GB (23.6 GB available to user)
  • MicroSD Card Support: Up to 512 GB

Fire HD 8 (10th Gen):

  • Internal Storage: 32 GB (24.8 GB available to user) or 64 GB (55.6 GB available to user)
  • MicroSD Card Support: Up to 1 TB

Fire HD 8 Plus (10th Gen):

  • Internal Storage: 32 GB (24.8 GB available to user) or 64 GB (55.6 GB available to user)
  • MicroSD Card Support: Up to 1 TB

Fire HD 10 (9th Gen):

  • Internal Storage: 32 GB (25.3 GB available to user) or 64 GB (55.8 GB available to user)
  • MicroSD Card Support: Up to 512 GB

Audio Features

The Fire 7 (9th Generation) uses a mono speaker while the rest of the tablets in this comparison guide use dual speakers with Dolby Atmos support. The two 10th generation Fire tablets also come with external volume controls.

You can out the full list of audio features below:

Fire 7 (9th Gen):

  • 3.5 mm Stereo Jack
  • Mono Speaker

Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus (10th Gen):

  • 3.5 mm Stereo Jack
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dual Speakers
  • External Volume Controls

Fire HD 10 (9th Gen):

  • 3.5 mm Stereo Jack
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dual Speakers

Camera Specs

All the tablets have identical camera specs as you will get a 2 MP front-facing camera, 2 MP rear-facing camera in addition to 720p HD video recording.

Ports

The four tablets come with a USB port in addition to a MicroSD slot.

You can find the specs below:

Fire 7 (9th Gen):

  • microSD slot
  • USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)

Fire 8 and Fire HD 8 (10th Gen):

  • microSD slot
  • USB-C (2.0) connector

Fire HD 10 (9th Gen):

  • microSD slot
  • Type-A to Type-C cable
  • USB-C (2.0) connector

Sensors

The 9th Gen Fire 7 is equipped with just the accelerometer. The 9th Gen Fire HD 10, as well as the 10th Gen Fire 8 and Fire HD 8, come with ambient light sensors in addition to an accelerometer.

Wi-Fi Features

The 9th Gen Fire HD 10, 10th Gen Fire 8 and 10th Gen Fire HD 8 uses a more up-to-date Wi-Fi tech when compared to the 9th Gen Fire 7.

You can check out the Wi-Fi features below:

9th Gen Fire 7:

  • Dual-band 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g or 802.11n
  • WEP, WPA  and WPA2 security

9th Gen Fire HD 10, 10th Gen Fire 8 and 10th Gen Fire HD:

  • Dual-band 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n or 802.11ac
  • WEP, WPA and WPA2 security

Location Services

All of the aforementioned Fire tablets uses Wi-Fi for location-based services.

Battery Life

The 9th Generation Fire HD 10, 10th Generation Fire 8 and 10th Generation Fire HD each have a battery life of up to 12 hours while the 9th Generation have a battery life of up to 7 hours.

Charge Time

The charge time varies for each Amazon tablet depending on the type of cable and/or adapter.

You can take a look at the specs below:

Fire 7 (9th Gen):

  • 4 hours with micro-USB power adapter (included)

Fire HD 8 (10th Gen):

  • Under 5 hours with USB-C cable (included) and 5 W power adapter (included)
  • Under 4 hours with 9 W adapter (sold separately)
  • Under 3 hours with USB type C to C cable (sold separately) and 15 W adapter (sold separately)

Fire HD 8 Plus (10th Gen):

  • Under 4 hours with USB-C cable (included)and 9 W adapter (included)
  • Under 3 hours with USB type C to C cable (sold separately) and 15 W adapter (sold separately)
  • Under 3 hours with 10 W ANGREAT Wireless Charging Dock (sold separately)

Fire HD 10 (9th Gen):

  • 4 hours with USB-C cable (included) and 9W power adapter (included)
  • 3 hours with USB type C to C cable (sold separately) and 15 W adapter (sold separately)

Wireless Charging

Only the Fire HD 8 Plus (10th Gen) can be charged wirelessly. If you are interested in doing so, you have to purchase the Wireless Charging Dock for Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus, which you can find on Amazon.

Alexa

Of course, all of the devices are compatible with Amazon’s Alexa cloud-based voice service.

Accessibility Features

The tablets also have identical accessibility features, which you can find a list of below:

  • Closed Captioning
  • Color Correction
  • Color Inversion
  • Screen Magnifier
  • Stereo to Mono Conversion
  • VoiceView Screen Reader

Warranty and Services

Each of the tablets comes with a 90-day limited warranty and service included with purchase. You can also buy an optional 1-year, 2-year or 3-year extended warranty if you are in the U.S. region.