Amazon continues to bet on democratizing a good number of sectors with its basic products, this is how Jeff Bezos' company has been launching several products that are generally successful due to their great value for money. Among these we have speakers, e-books and of course tablets.
Stay with us and discover why these inexpensive Amazon tablets are usually a bestseller and what their technical capabilities are, are you interested in buying them?
As almost always, we have decided to accompany our in-depth analysis with a video on our YouTube channel, In this video you will be able to see a complete unboxing to take a look at the contents of the box of this Amazo Fire HD 10. Of course, we also carry out tests to the hardware, to the more detailed characteristics and even to its screen and its speakers, for what the video can be a good complement to the reading of this analysis. Do not miss it and leave us any questions in the comment box.
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Materials and design
On this occasion, Amazon has decided not to innovate at all, the Jeff Bezos firm always opts for a perhaps excessively sober design and materials that, although they will not attract our attention due to their delicacy, they will do so due to their excellent resistance to blows and scratches. The same has happened with this Fire HD 10 from Amazon that draws on the rest of the company's similar devices and therefore leaves us slightly rounded exterior finishes to accompany prolonged use, Matte black and slightly rough polycarbonate and only the smile logo on the back of this large tablet due to its size.
- Amazon's Fire HD 10 has slimmed down from its previous version to 465 grams.
- Size: 247 x 166 x 9,2 mm
We have in the upper corner a rear camera, in the same way that in the upper part are all the connections and buttons, a USB-C port, a 3,5 mm Jack port, two volume buttons and the power button. For its part, the screen panel, which is not mined, has a flat design that helps the placement of protectors. We have the camera for video calls located on the left side if we use it vertically and in the upper central part if we use it horizontally, as it seems to be intended.
Technical characteristics and connectivity
In this section, Amazon has not become famous for including the latest in technology and power for the hardware of these devices, but for trying to offer a tight relationship between quality and price. In this case they have included a processor eight cores at 2,0 GHz whose manufacturer we do not know, although everything indicates that it is MediaTek according to our analysis. The RAM grows to 3 GB in total while betting on a storage of 32 GB or 64 GB depending on the selected model.
To connect we have Dual band WiFi 5, which has shown in our analysis good performance with both 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz networks. Bluetooth 5.0 LE qYou will be responsible for the sound transfers for the wireless headphones or speakers, all without forgetting the port 3,5 Jack mm that this Fire HD 10 includes in its upper part.
As for the cameras, 2 MP for the front camera and 5 MP for the rear camera that will help us get out of trouble, scan documents and ... little else.
Operating system and user experience
As you well know, Amazon's Fire products, whether they are tablets or smart TV devices, have a customized version of Android that is focused on Amazon users. We have Fire OS, an Android layer that does not have Google Play Store, However, we can install APKs from any external source that we deem appropriate, as they will be fully compatible. For its part, the Operating System lacks bloatware beyond Amazon's integrated applications and its improvement in hardware has influenced the time to navigate more fluidly.
For its part, we have a browser that can be improved, which you can quickly replace with Chrome if you wish. In addition, in the Amazon application store we can access versions of Netflix, Disney + and the rest of the cast of streaming audiovisual content providers. However, I insist that installing APKs from external sources is almost an obligation, for which there is no impediment.
Furthermore, the tablet in use is clearly focused on consuming content, read, browse or watch videos. When it comes to playing video games, we start to find some other performance problems, as can be expected from the aforementioned hardware.
As we have said before, we focus on the fact that we are going to consume content, and therefore it is important to analyze the performance running these tasks of the Amazon Fire HD 10. In this case, the firm claims to have increased the brightness of the screen by 10% compared to the previous version, something that honestly does notice, making it more pleasant to use outdoors. However, it is not that we have a particularly remarkable brightness, which added to the lack of an anti-reflective material means that we can have difficulties in full sun, something that will not be usual.
- Size Screen: 10,1 inch
- Resolution: 1.920 x 1.200 pixels (224 dpi)
As for the sound, we have a set of two well-placed speakers that will offer compatibility with Dolby Atmos in addition to the classic stereo. They work more than correctly and offer loud enough sound to enjoy videos, movies and music.
As for the autonomy, without capacity in mAh we can tell you that we have had two to three days of use easily, thus accompanying its USB-C port and the included 9W charger which Amazon is kind enough to include in the box. In total, about 12 hours of screen time.
We find a 10,1-inch tablet, a moderate hardware as well as its price and an interesting offer aimed especially at consuming content, either from the platforms offered by Amazon itself or from external providers. Its price will be around 164,99 euros for the 32 GB version and 204,99 euros for the 64 GB version. While it is true that in specific offers we can find better finished tablets at a similar price from firms such as Chuwi or Huawei, the guarantee and satisfaction offered by Amazon can play an important asset in this matter. It is available from May 26 on the Amazon website.
- Editor's rating
- 4 star rating
- Fire HD 10
- Review of: Miguel Hernández
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- DesignPublisher: 65%
- ScreenPublisher: 70%
- PerformancePublisher: 80%
- CameraPublisher: 50%
- AutonomyPublisher: 90%
- Portability (size / weight)Publisher: 90%
- Price qualityPublisher: 80%
- Design and materials thought to resist
- Operating System without bloatware
- Improved connectivity
- 1GB more RAM is missing
- The price will be especially attractive in offers