All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free Review
Fire HD 10 tablet is the first low-priced Amazon tablet which has the potential to handle your needs fast. It was launched in September 2017 and holds a 10.1″ 1080p Full HD display (224 PPI) which is a strong bang up from a 720p display of its precursor. It satisfies by having a good viewing angle that makes it awesome for browsing, watching videos and reading eBooks.
Fire HD 10 offers 32GB or 64GB of storage as standards with MicroSD support and a faster quad-core MediaTek chip. You can buy Fire HD 10 Tablet at $149.99 on Amazon. It is $80 less than the previous Fire HD 10.
The Fire HD tablet is steadily fast. This happens due to 1.8GHz quad-core processor with 2GB RAM. It elevates the speed 30% faster than the last Fire HD 10 device. The tablet impresses with its regular responsiveness. While playing an HD video on Fire HD 10, the battery lasted for 9 hours & 45 minutes, which is quite close to the Amazon’s 10-hour battery declare. It needs 5 hours to get fully charged from zero.
Strangely, Amazon has relegated the camera quality. You will get a 2-megapixel rear camera which is not particularly good for photography or video and 0.3-megapixel as the front camera. You will find the camera as damn poor-quality.
Fire HD 10 Design
The All-New Fire HD 10 has added basic design, 2.1mm thick and 68 grams heavier. As it is solid plastic build with a polished sheen, doesn’t stand out. The glossy and smooth back draws marks and fingerprints easily, but it feels comfortable while holding. It can slip from your hand if you don’t hold it properly. The tablet is available in four colors.
You can use the tablet in ‘landscape’ mode while watching videos as it isn’t too tiring, although the volume controls are awkwardly close to the headphone jack. Use the ‘portrait’ configuration while reading news or books, the design puts the volume and power control far from your fingers to operate. It is complicated to operate the device single-handed as a goalkeeper.
It’s not fair to expect performance as in case of iPad for $149.99 but it performs far better than the Fire HD 8. It offers a user-friendly interface because of its faster process and 2GB RAM.
Graphics ability isn’t so awesome. Running GFXBench uncovered that the HD 10 can’t run 30 frames per second, whereas the old T-Rex can run 21 frames per second.
This means that you’re not going to see the amazing graphics in the most challenging games. In any case, there’s more than enough ability for casual games, for example, Monument Valley and Jetpack Joyride.
In general, the performance is quite good as per the price it is available. Simply, don’t expect the smart and lag-free experience with the new flagship tablets.
You can be rest assure from getting a great sound quality. The stereo speakers played up with Dolby audio put the Fire HD 10 quality up with the MicroSD slot for expandable memory which is not offered by Apple’s costlier tablets. You can use suitable headphones if you want to listen alone.
You can get the Alexa app by downloading it from the Amazon app store which is also known as a friendly app to Alexa-enabled devices. Your Fire Tablet should be Alexa-enable or else it won’t support Alexa interactions, even though your device consists of Alexa app. Well, you must be surprised to know that few of the Alexa features differ from country to country.
Other than Fire OS you can also set and manage to set using free Amazon Alexa App for Android, iOS, and other supported desktop browsers.
Alexa Prime members having the US billing address can use Alexa to make a buy on Amazon. Ask Alexa to ‘find’ or ‘search’ something which will give results in your Fire HD 10 Tablet’s universal search, involving results from Bing search engine, content you have downloaded from the Amazon and Amazon shopping results to your tablet will be in My Stuff.
Use Alexa to stream Audiobooks, music, podcasts and much more from the streaming services. In addition to this, listen to friendly Kindle books by means of text to speech.
Fire HD 10 will make you to use Amazon’s apps like Amazon Music, Prime Photos, Kindle and much more. In case, if you are enabling some other apps to perform a similar function, then it won’t work much better for you.
Get updates on weather, news, and traffic from Alexa. For weather, you need to add your address and for traffic, you need to mention your starting point and ending point in the Alexa app.
Alexa also manages Google Calendar accounts presently. You need to connect your calendar in the app, then ask Alexa to add events and review forthcoming events.
The device is appealing for kids as its having a strong construction, supports multiple accounts with parental controls. These are the important features which are not present on an iPad. As kids will only play games and watch videos, there is no issue in software limitations in the Fire HD 10.
Finally, Amazon has built up a competitive tablet with its latest and remarkable features. The improvements embrace a Full HD screen, double storage and double RAM and faster processor. If you want to watch a plenty of videos, go for Fire HD 10 because the big screen presents the video in the best possible way with the highest pixel density.