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All New Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free, 10.1” 1080p Full HD Display Review

The All New Fire HD 10 Tablet comes with full HD display – 1920 – 1200, 1.8 GHZ quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM and 10 hours battery life. This is the largest display to date, with 2 million pixels, stereo speakers, Dolby Audio and dual band802.11 ac Wi-Fi that allows you to watch HD videos, play games, read magazines and stream online content. The hands-free mode allows you to pause videos, play music, open apps, display sports scores, weather and everything else that you ask for. The internal storage of 32 or 64 GB is expandable up to 256 GB. What’s more, you can watch downloaded videos with Prime Membership, Netflix plan or Showtime Subscription.

All New Fire HD 10 Tablet Review – Features

You can now enjoy over a million online movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, magazines, Android apps and games. Prime members are allowed unlimited access to thousands of books, movies, TV shows and magazines and millions of songs without costs. The Amazon features include ASAP, X-Ray, On-Deck, Blue Shade and FreeTime Parental Controls.

The HD 10 features allow you to enjoy widescreen movies, videos and games from wide viewing angles, less glare and higher brightness. You can store a large amount of data and choose between Fire HD 10 32 GB or 64 GB storage. Thus, you can also watch videos or movies offline. If you expand to 256 GB using a micro SD card, you could store photos, movies, games and apps. With unlimited cloud storage, you can now enjoy Amazon content and photos. The 2 MP rear-facing camera lets you take great photos; whereas the front-facing camera is great for video calls with family, friends and colleagues.

With a powerful quad-core processor, you could enjoy speedier performance, enabling quick app launches and smoothly-running games or videos. According to Amazon tests, Fire HD 10 is more durable and less costlier than iPad Pro 10.5.

All New Fire HD 10 Tablet Review- Pricing

For booklovers, Fire HD 10 helps you choose from millions of Kindle eBooks and magazines that are otherwise inaccessible. The books and magazine titles are priced up to $2.99. If you have Kindle unlimited subscription, you could read anything for only $9.99 every month. The Blue Shade feature automatically adjusts and optimizes backlight for nighttime reading.

The Amazon Digital Music Store organizes your favorite music in one place, with a wide range of choices. Music that you purchase online is stored to the music library, from which you could play or download music anytime. With Amazon Music Unlimited, you could enjoy more songs for $7.99 a month.

Amazon FreeTime allows parents to easily create profiles for children, limit tablet usage and select the books, movies, videos or TV shows that the kids are allowed or not allowed access to. Furthermore, the tablet comes with premium, slim fabric that lets you place the tablet either vertically or horizontally, so no issues when you don’t want it in your hands. The covers are easy to attach and remove and stay shut while you are outdoors, automatically setting the tablet to sleep and wake while in use.

All New Fire HD 10 Tablet Review – Reviews 

Customer reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars out of 4,635 purchases.

Here’s what some satisfied customers had to say:

5.0 out of 5 stars – Google Play Still Installs
ByRSPon November 22, 2017
Digital Storage Capacity: 32|Offer

Type: With Special Offers|Color: Black|Verified Purchase

I just bought this tablet on the black Friday sale and I was able to install google play store by following a guide at the xda developers forum. Find it by googling: [HOW-TO] Install Google Play Store (Fire OS 5.X) (No Root/PC/ADB). The tablet came with firmware 5.4.1.0. It just took a few minutes to install the google play apps and I did not have any problems, but later after the tablet updated to 5.6.0.0 the install button was grayed out when I attempted to side load another app (humble bundle apk), but I just put the tablet to sleep then turned it back on and the install button was no longer grayed out.

Note that once you install google play services then you will probably be able to keep installing apps from the google play store regardless of what amazon does in later updates. So far amazon has just attempted to prevent people from side-loading apps, but once the google play store is installed on a tablet the apps that you install through it are not side-loaded. So unless amazon takes more drastic measures we should be able to keep installing things with google play.

If you do have problems with something try googling: xda Amazon Fire HD 8 and HD 10. This will get you the xda forum area for these tablets.

(See end of review for a way to replace the Fire OS launcher.)

All New Fire HD 10 Tablet Review – Pros:

*Great screen: 224 dpi, vivid colors, very bright, and excellent viewing angle.
*Very responsive touch screen
*Apps run fast and smooth
*32 GB Memory
*2 GB RAM
*Bluetooth works with all of my devices
*Dual Band ac WiFi with good range
*It is still possible to install google play services
*It is possible to use another launcher (see end of review)

All New Fire HD 10 Tablet Review – Neutral:

*610 on 3D Mark Sling Shot Unlimited benchmark
*Average battery life
*Average quality sound

All New Fire HD 10 Tablet Review – Cons:

*Fire OS (based on Android 5.1) instead of vanilla Android
*Outer casing, looks/feels a bit cheap.
*Bad quality cameras
*Weighs 17.5 ounces
*Locked down to Amazon’s stuff, but you can get around some of it.
*Advertises in the lock screen, unless you pay to turn off special offers.
*No root at the moment and forced updates

Bottom Line: This tablet is an excellent low cost multimedia tablet; great for videos, comics, books, and web browsing and decent enough for games and music.

All New Fire HD 10 Tablet Review – Review

The Amazon Fire HD 10 is a really solid large mid-level tablet. It may not be a high-end tablet, but it is certainly not low-end either.
This is probably the best screen you can get on a tablet for anywhere near this price, it is bright, vivid, and sharp. Plus the Fire HD 10 has a large amount of storage and ram for this price. The touch screen is also super responsive, a better then my last tablet (dell venue 8 pro). The tablet runs very smooth and things hardly ever lag even when multitasking. All of the apps that I tried run fast, Firefox and Chrome are just as quick as on my high-end pc. Dual band ac WiFi.

I haven’t really had it long enough to know, but so far the battery life seems about average. Decent enough speakers, fairly loud for a tablet, average sound quality. Bluetooth works with everything that I have tried: MEE Runaway Headphones, Fosmon Mini Keyboard, Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse, and even my Yemenren M8 Cordless Earphones (they only work with half of the things that I have tried them with).

All New Fire HD 10 Tablet Review – Gaming

It is ok for games, I tried several and they worked well. Except for Need for speed no limits, everything was blacked out on it. It scored 12326 on 3D mark’s Ice Storm Unlimited and 610 on Sling Shot Unlimited benchmarks. For reference this is a bit better than the Galaxy Tab S and bit worse than the iphone5, iPad air, iPad mini 3, and the Galaxy Tab S2. This is a bit low for a 2017 tablet, but it is around the average for mobile devices so it should run current mobile games fine.

The outer casing and buttons are matte plastic so they look/feel a bit cheap, but it seems durable and does not leave fingerprints. The tablet is a bit heavier at 17.5 ounces and a bit thicker at around 10 mm than some tablets of this size.

Overall I am happy with this tablet, I bought it to replace an old windows dell venue 8 pro tablet with faulty WiFi and Bluetooth. In terms of hardware my 2013 dell ($400-$500) was sort of similar to this tablet (hard to compare because it is a completely different chip architecture), but it ran windows 10, while this is android, so the Fire HD 10 runs much faster. Also the WiFi and Bluetooth both work much better, the screen is bigger, higher resolution, brighter and more vivid, and the battery life is better. I bought a windows tablet at the time because I thought that I could use it for stuff at collage, but I ended up just using it as a multimedia tablet anyway.

All New Fire HD 10 Tablet Review – Modifications

Replacing the Launcher:
If you hate Amazon’s Fire OS you can use an app to redirect the home button to the launcher of your choice, this requires allowing an app permissions to see what you type on the tablet, but the app is open source so it should be safe. To find the tutorial for this google: New: Any Launcher, No Root (Launcher Hijack V3). Unfortunately a lot of launchers will bug you constantly to set them as default, which you cannot do on this tablet. Also widgets will not work on this tablet, because amazon disabled them completely somewhere.

Here are the best launchers that I have found that work with this tablet and do not have to be set as default: Evie, Atom, NOVA, Holo, Leena. I highly recommend Evie, with the right settings it has a really polished look and feel like something that would have come installed on the tablet.

All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free

Brilliant 10.1" 1080p Full HD display (1920 x 1200), up to 1.8 GHZ quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, and up to 10 hours of battery life
Our largest display, now with over 2 million pixels, stereo speakers, Dolby Audio, and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi-perfect for watching Full HD video, playing games, reading magazines, and streaming content seamlessly
Use Alexa hands-free mode to pause videos, play music, open apps, show sports scores, display the weather, and more-just ask

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