- Screen and Size:
I appreciate the form factors -- it has sufficient screen size for my use but also very portable to carry around. The display quality of the 8 inch screen is great, everything is crisp and sharp. For me it is the most important thing. It's a great content consumption device which provides excellent reading experience similar to my old Paperwhite.
The marketing material says 30%. Honestly it doesn't matter for my use.
It is smooth enough for web browsing.
- Battery Life:
It claims up to 12 hours of battery life, which impressive for tablet this size.
Based on my initial impression, it is probably true. I will come back to update this review later about my real-world usage.
Type-C port! No more micro-USB!
According to the specifications, charging time is 5 hours.
Get a more powerful charger and I think this regular HD 8 will charge up just as fast as the more expensive Fire HD 8 Plus, if not faster!
In my video review, I used a type-c PD charger that delivers 14.12 watts of power when the tablet is around 68% battery. With the included charger, it was only able to deliver 5 watts. I won’t be surprised it can be charged from 0 to 100% under 3 hours!
It supports 1TB of additional storage! I I bought the 32GB version, put in 64GB SD card and plan to get a larger one in the future for movie storage.
- Capable of enabling Alexa, with on/off toggle.
It works but I don't use Alexa much.