Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet 32gb – REVIEW – Excellent For Kids & Loaded With Videos, TV-Shows, Books & More!
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet 32gb is one of Amazon’s many own-brand products that are available, this one being designed specifically for kids, and in the middle-tier of the Fire For Kids tablet range. The other two tablets available in this range are the Amazon Fire 7 and the Amazon Fire HD 10 editions.
This is the smallest version of Amazon’s Kids Edition tablets, and with a case that looks like it could take a blow from a sledge hammer, for your money, you can also expect your child to have access to an impressive library of child-friendly content including apps, books, educational apps, games and videos.
You can access all this content through Amazon’s highly popular Fire For Kids Unlimited subscription service, and Amazon throw in the first year for this completely free! Not a bad deal if you ask me.
On top of this, it comes with a no questions-asked 2-year warranty as well.
Kids can expect to be entertained on a crisp 8 HD’ display, with an improved processor that is faster than the previous Fire Kids tablet of its kind. The new improved model has a decent size 32 GB internal storage, plenty room for downloading apps and games. Although, you can add more storage if you want to.
Before going into details about the device, lets talk about the Fire For Kids Unlimited Subscription that you get the first year free with the purchase.
Amazon Fire For Kids Unlimited – How it works
Amazon offers the first year free when purchasing the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet, your kids would have access to thousands of child-friendly content such as:
- Educational apps
All this content is accessed via over 5,000 apps. These apps can be downloaded to use, and the format of Amazon Fire for Kids allows you control and restrict what you child can gain access to.
Let’s now go into more detail.
As mentioned, Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited is a subscription service that gives your kids access to a world of child-friendly content, including thousands of educational apps, books, audio-books, games, movies and TV shows.
Browsing by character, for instance, reveals a load of familiar faces: Disney characters, PJ Marks, Postman Pat, Thomas the Tank Engine and a shed load more. There are also sub-categories such as Dinosaurs, Trains, Princesses, Sports and Superheroes.
You can also download standard Fire apps, such as CBeebies Playtime Island. The parent can also approve apps to the child account that are not on the Fire For Kids subscription, which comes in handy for parents who have older children, as much of the Fire For Kids content is aimed at younger children.
The Content is divided into three children age categories as below:
With the subscription you can create up to four different child profiles, and switch between your children to ensure the apps and info is saved to that particular profile.
From here, within the subscription parents can see the books, videos, educational apps, audible books, and games, your kids enjoy and use. Also, you can gain access to child activity and manage settings such as daily time limits, modifying web browser behaviour, pausing the device, and more.
For more information on the dashboard, see the breakdown of what’s included below:
You can limit your child’s screen time, for example playing games. Parents can set daily limits, or restrict certain categories, like games, while leaving unlimited time for reading.
Learn first (Educational goals)
With Learn First, parents can block access to games and cartoons until after educational goals are met. For devices with the Bedtime feature enabled, parents can control when Fire for Kids shuts down for the day
Kids don’t have access to social media and can’t make in-app purchases without parental approvals. So, there will be no unexpected purchases!
Fire for Kids Age Filters ensure that your child sees age-appropriate content. Parents can also adjust the age filter settings to tailor the experience for each child.
The filters can be amended between the ages of 3–12. These filters ensure kids see age-appropriate content. Parents can also add content to their child’s profile to give them more access to apps and games like Netflix or Minecraft.
Set a bedtime
Parents can control when Fire for Kids shuts down for the day.
Available on the go
Download your child’s favourite content for access even when you don’t have Wi-Fi. When an Internet connection is unavailable, your child will automatically see available content that has been downloaded to their profile. You can temporarily download a limited number of video titles across devices linked to your Fire for Kids Unlimited subscription.
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet 32gb – Specifications
The Fire For Kids Tablet has 32 GB of internal storage. But you can add a microSD card for up to a massive 1 TB of additional storage. Plenty storage for apps, games, videos etc.
This device has 8’ HD touchscreen, 1280 x 800, with HD video playback, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and advanced polarising filter. The display is clear as day.
CPU & RAM
This device has quad-core processor: 2.0 GHz, with 2 GB of RAM. Decent speeds for a child tablet.
With a full battery you can expect to have 12 hours of reading, internet browsing, watching videos and listening to music. Plenty time for your children to dig deep into the content and keep them entertained. The downside to the battery is, to fully charge the device, it takes approx. 4 hours.
The kid-proof case is designed to protect against drops and bumps with a perfect fit for small hands. The case looks like it could take a blow from a sledge hammer, never mind being dropped or thrown by a child!
The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet includes a 2-year worry-free guarantee. If they break it, they can return it and it will be replaced for free.
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet 32gb – Final thoughts
Overall, Amazon’s Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet 32gb is an excellent tablet for children, and with the year free subscription to Amazon’s Fire For Kids Unlimited, your child will never be bored with the massive library of videos, TV-shows, games, books and educational tools. There is huge range of content to choose from. This is worth the £139.99 alone.
The device has very good specifications for a child tablet, and is robust, and protected by the heavy-duty case. If I was to break, there is 2-year no questions asked warranty to fall back on.
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