Amazon Kindle Fire Comparison Chart

The Amazon Kindle Fire and its predecessors have been a staple in the tablet/e-reader community for several years now. The quality of the product has continued to improve while the cost has also gone down.

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Kindle Fire
Kindle Fire HD 8
Kindle Fire HD 10
Price Starting at $49.99 Starting at $89.99 Starting at $229.99
Screen Size 7″ 8″ 10.1″
Resolution 1024 x 600
(171 ppi)
1280 x 800
(189 ppi)
1280 x 800
(149 ppi)
Colors Black, Magenta, Tangerine, Blue Black, Magenta, Tangerine, Blue Black, White, Silver Aluminum
Processor Quad-core 1.3 GHz Quad-core up to 1.5 GHz
Alexa Enabled Yes
Content Access to millions of
movies, TV episodes, songs, books, apps, games, and more
Audio Mono speaker,
Built-in microphone

Dual stereo speaker,
Built-in microphone

Dual stereo speaker,
Built-in microphone
Storage 8 or 16 GB
expandable by up to 200 GB
16 or 32 GB
expandable by up to 200 GB
16, 32, or 64 GB
expandable by up to 200 GB
Cameras Front-facing VGA camera + 2 MP rear-facing camera with 720p HD video recording 720p HD Front-facing camera + 5 MP rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording
Connectivity Single-band Wi-Fi
Dual-band Wi-Fi
Dual-band Wi-Fi
Battery Life Up to 7 hours of reading,
surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music
Up to 12 hours of reading,
surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music
Up to 8 hours of reading, surfing the web,
watching video, and listening to music
Weight 11.0 oz (313 g) 12.0 oz (341 g) 15.2 oz (432 g)
Dimensions 7.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.4″
(191 x 115 x 10.6 mm)
8.4″ x 5.0″ x 0.4″
(214 x 128 x 9.2 mm)
10.3″ x 6.3″ x 0.3″
(262 x 159 x 7.7 mm)
Customer Support Screen Sharing + email, web, and phone
Kids Edition Available Yes No

The first Christmas present I bought for my wife was a Kindle E-Reader. I forget how much the tablet cost at the time, but I do know that there have been several purchases made to my Amazon account for E-books since then.

The following year, after she loved her E-reader so much, I decided to go ahead and upgrade her to the Amazon Kindle Fire. It turned out that she still loved the E-reader so much that I kept the Kindle Fire for myself and have been very happy with it ever since.

Common uses for my Amazon Kindle Fire


The Amazon Kindle Fire is perfect for any long trip. Especially where you have a wi-fi connection. You have full disposal to streaming of your Amazon Video library. Even without the wi-fi, you can save your favorite shows directly to the device instead of streaming. It has a headphone jack for private listening and an HDMI port so you can plug it into a television and watch your shows on the big screen. It’s like taking your media library with you. Here is an exert from the product description, provided by Amazon:

“Enjoy all your favorite movies and TV shows on Amazon Video, Netflix, HBO NOW, and more. Discover hundreds of thousands of TV episodes and movies, plus fling Amazon Video content to your TV using Second Screen.”


Another perfect use for the Amazon Kindle Fire is the fact that you have access to your Amazon e-book collection. It works beautifully as an e-reader. Here is an exert from the product description, provided by Amazon:

“Choose from millions of e-book and magazine titles. Connect with the largest online community of book lovers on Goodreads. Discover over a million titles with a Kindle Unlimited subscription. Also, listen to your favorite books with Audible.”


With access to Amazon’s application store, you can play all your favorite games right there on the Amazon Kindle Fire. Think about playing all of your favorite phone games, but on a much larger screen. Here is an exert from the product description, provided by Amazon:

“Over 300,000 apps including favorites like Facebook, Twitter, and Spotify. Plus Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $20,000 in apps, games, and even in-app items are 100% free. Play great titles like Frozen Free Fall, Angry Birds Slingshot Stella, and Sonic Dash from developers like Disney, Gameloft, Rovio Entertainment, and more.”

Expandable Memory

Most models of the Amazon Kindle Fire come with an additional memory expansion port that will support up to an extra 200 GB of data. They all come with an unlimited amount of cloud storage for Amazon related content. Either way, it will take quite a bit of songs, e-books, and even videos to fill up that much space.

Amazon Kindle Fire Conclusion

I hope the information I’ve provided to you today will help you make an informed decision regarding your purchase of the Amazon Kindle Fire. The link above will take you directly to where you can buy one and find out for yourself.Overall, I’ve had no problems with my Amazon Kindle Fire and my wife still loves her original e-reader. It has been my go to device for when we’re sitting around the house and I want to play around online. I imagine my next purchase will be for the Amazon Kindle Fire, Kids Edition. My daughter loves to try to take our phones and Kindle away from us. There are so many great learning applications available the the App Store, it kinda just feels like a no-brainer.

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