Amazon Fire HD 10, 10-Inch Tablet

Last updated date: June 2, 2021

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8.4

Amazon Fire HD 10, 10-Inch Tablet

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Overall Take


In our analysis of 27 expert reviews, the Amazon Fire HD 10, 10-Inch Tablet placed 3rd when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

10.1" 1080p full HD display; 32 or 64 GB of internal storage (add up to 512 GB with microSD). Now 30% faster thanks to the new 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. Longer battery life—Up to 12 hours of reading, browsing the web, watching video, and listening to music. Hands-free with Alexa, including on/off toggle. 2 MP front and rear-facing cameras with 720p HD video recording. Stay on track – Check email, make video calls, update shopping lists, and set reminders. Use your favorite apps like Zoom, Outlook, and Evernote. Now with USB-C and faster charging. Includes a USB-C cable & 9W power adapter in the box. 1-year limited warranty. Enjoy your favorite apps like Netflix, Facebook, Hulu, Instagram, TikTok, and more through Amazon’s Appstore (Google Play not supported). Picture-in-Picture viewing with Netflix, STARZ, Pinterest, MLB At Bat and more.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

7.9
7 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.2
192,129 user reviews

What experts liked

The Fire HD 10 is powered by a 2GHz Mediatek MT8183 octa-core processor and 2GB of RAM. There are 32GB and 64GB options available, both of which support up to 512GB of external storage with a microSD card. It's a huge performance bump over the Fire HD 8, which is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM.
- PC Magazine
Especially affordable. Large collection of entertainment apps. Alexa voice controls. Stereo speakers. Up to 12 hours of battery life.
- BestReviews
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. According to our Klein K10-A colorimeter, the Fire HD 10 produces a solid 106% of the sRGB spectrum, which beats the 97% rating from the new iPad .
- Tom's Guide
The first is a win for those who enjoy modern ports, the micro USB charging has finally been consigned to the dustbin of history, and instead we have the indisputably superior USB-C charging. In addition to allowing for a reversible connection (which is always nice when fumbling with cables in the dark), this also allows for improved compatibility with a host of different accessories.
- Tech Radar
Aside from the 30 per cent faster processing promised by that octa-core, the USB-C port is perhaps the most significant of these upgrades. It means a full charge from flat now takes three hours instead of four. The USB-C connection also increases the speed of data transfer.
- What HiFi
The screen is still a nice big 10.1-inch 1080p display that looks far better than you’d expect for a $149 tablet. Given that 4K content is still somewhat rare on most streaming services, it works nicely for most TV and movie watching.
- The Verge
Built-in Alexa allows for a hands-free experience, so you can check the weather, navigate through videos, conduct searches, and more by just saying “Alexa.” This Amazon Fire tablet also comes with one-year free Amazon Kids+ (formerly known as FreeTime Unlimited), which helps younger members of the family find kid-friendly content while remaining in-app on your tablet.
- U.S. News

What experts didn't like

Although the Fire HD 10 boasts dual speakers with Dolby Atmos branding, audio quality isn't the tablet's strong suit. With peak volume coming in at 84dB, it's loud enough to fill a room, but the sound is tinny and hollow.
- PC Magazine
Optimized for fun instead of productivity.
- BestReviews
Its sound lacks slightly. Jamming out to Michael Jackson's "Thriller," at my home office, I noticed that while the tablet can fill a small-to-medium sized room, its low-end sounds were a little flat, and when I could hear some bass it was slightly distorted. Listening to Lizzo's "Truth Hurts," her vocals sounded a little too sharp, and not full enough.
- Tom's Guide
One significant issue we found however, was glare on the panel. Although it does get reasonably bright, it is also very reflective. This likely won’t bother you in most situations, however it does mean that that one annoying beam of sunlight that you can’t avoid may ruin your leisure time.
- Tech Radar
Still very Amazon-centric.
- What HiFi
The actual hardware feels as cheap as before, with a toy-like plastic back that reminds you constantly that you’re holding an $149 tablet.
- The Verge
Built-in cameras are adequate but unremarkable, with 2-megapixel (MP) resolution for both the front-facing and rear-facing cameras and middling 720p HD recording quality.
- U.S. News

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