Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) - Specifications

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Dimensions: 214 x 128 x 9.2 mm
Weight: 341 g
SoC: MediaTek MT8163
CPU: ARM Cortex-A53, 1300 MHz, Cores: 4
GPU: ARM Mali-T720 MP2, Cores: 2
RAM: 1.5 GB, 800 MHz
Storage: 16 GB, 32 GB
Memory cards: microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Display: 8 in, IPS, 1280 x 800 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 4750 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Fire OS 5.3.3 (Android 5.1.1 Lollipop)
Camera: 1600 x 1200 pixels, 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps
Wi-Fi: a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, Dual band
USB: 2.0, Micro USB
Bluetooth: 4.0

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Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Brand

Brand name of the company that manufactures the device.

Amazon
Model

Model name of the device.

Fire HD 8 (2017)

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width

Information about the width, i.e. the horizontal side of the device when it is used in its standard orientation.

214 mm (millimeters)
21.4 cm (centimeters)
0.7 ft (feet)
8.43 in (inches)
Height

Information about the height, i.e. the vertical side of the device when it is used in its standard orientation.

128 mm (millimeters)
12.8 cm (centimeters)
0.42 ft (feet)
5.04 in (inches)
Thickness

Information about the thickness/depth of the device in different measurement units.

9.2 mm (millimeters)
0.92 cm (centimeters)
0.03 ft (feet)
0.36 in (inches)
Weight

Information about the weight of the device in different measurement units.

341 g (grams)
0.75 lbs (pounds)
12.03 oz (ounces)
Volume

Estimated volume of the device, calculated from the dimensions provided by the manufacturer. Applies for devices in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped.

252.01 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
15.3 in³ (cubic inches)
Colors

Information about the colors, in which the device is available in the market.

Black
Blue
Red
Yellow
Body materials

Materials used in the fabrication of the device's body.

Plastic

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)

Information about the operating system used by the device as well as its version.

Fire OS 5.3.3 (Android 5.1.1 Lollipop)

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoC

The SoC integrates different hardware components such as the CPU, GPU, memory, peripherals, interfaces, etc., as well as software for their functioning.

MediaTek MT8163
Process technology

Information about the process technology used in manufacturing the chip. The value in nanometers represents half the distance between elements that make up the CPU.

28 nm (nanometers)
CPU

CPU is the Central Processing Unit or the processor of a mobile device. Its main function is to interpret and execute instructions contained in software applications.

ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits

The CPU bits are determined by the bit-size of the processor registers, address buses and data buses. 64-bit CPUs provide better performance than 32-bit ones, which on their part perform better than 16-bit processors.

64 bit
Instruction set

The instruction set architecture (ISA) is a set of commands used by the software to manage the CPU's work. Information about the set of instructions the processor can execute.

ARMv8
CPU cores

A CPU core is the processor unit, which executes software instructions. Presently, besides single-core processors, there are dual-core, quad-core, hexa-core and so on multi-core processors. They increase the performance of the device allowing the execution of multiple instructions in parallel.

4
CPU frequency

The frequency of the processor describes its clock rate in cycles per second. It is measured in Megahertz (MHz) or Gigahertz (GHz).

1300 MHz (megahertz)
GPU

GPU is a graphical processing unit, which handles computation for 2D/3D graphics applications. In mobile devices GPU is usually utilized by games, UI, video playback, etc. GPU can also perform computation in applications traditionally handled by the CPU.

ARM Mali-T720 MP2
GPU cores

Similar to the CPU, the GPU consists of processing units called cores. They handle the computation of graphics in various applications.

2
RAM capacity

RAM (Random-Access Memory) is used by the operating system and all installed applications. Data in the RAM is lost after the device is turned off or restarted.

1.5 GB (gigabytes)
RAM type

Information about the type of RAM used by the device.

LPDDR3
RAM channels

Information about the number of RAM channels integrated in the SoC. More channels mean higher data transfer rates.

Single channel
RAM frequency

RAM frequency relates directly to the rate of reading/writing from/in the RAM memory.

800 MHz (megahertz)

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage

Information about the capacity of the built-in storage of the device. Sometimes one and the same model may is offered in variants with different internal storage capacity.

16 GB (gigabytes)
32 GB (gigabytes)

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

Types

The various types of memory cards are characterized by different sizes and capacity. Information about the supported types of memory cards.

microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technology

One of the main characteristics of the display is its type/technology, on which depends its performance.

IPS
Diagonal size

In mobile devices display size is represented by the length of its diagonal measured in inches.

8 in (inches)
203.2 mm (millimeters)
20.32 cm (centimeters)
Width

Approximate width of the display

6.78 in (inches)
172.31 mm (millimeters)
17.23 cm (centimeters)
Height

Approximate height of the display

4.24 in (inches)
107.7 mm (millimeters)
10.77 cm (centimeters)
Aspect ratio

The ratio between the long and the short side of the display

1.6:1
16:10
Resolution

The display resolution shows the number of pixels on the horizontal and vertical side of the screen. The higher the resolution is, the greater the detail of the displayed content.

1280 x 800 pixels
Pixel density

Information about the number of pixels per centimeter (ppcm) or per inch (ppi) of the display. The higher the pixel density, the more detailed and clearer is the information displayed on the screen.

189 ppi (pixels per inch)
74 ppcm (pixels per centimeter)
Color depth

The color depth of the display is also known as bit depth. It shows the number of bits used for the color components of one pixel. Information about the maximum number of colors the screen can display.

24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area

The estimated percentage of the screen area from the device's front area.

67.97 % (percent)
Other features

Information about other functions and features of the display.

Capacitive
Multi-touch

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

Sensors

Sensors vary in type and purpose. They increase the overall functionality of the device, in which they are integrated.

Light
Accelerometer

Primary camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed at its back and is used for taking photos and recording videos.

Sensor type

Digital cameras use image sensors for taking photos. The sensor characteristics are some of the main factors determining the quality of the camera integrated in the mobile device.

CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Image resolution

One of the main characteristics of the cameras of mobile devices is their resolution, which shows the number of pixels on the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the image.

1600 x 1200 pixels
1.92 MP (megapixels)
Video resolution

Information about the maximum resolution available for shooting a video with the device.

1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS

Information about the maximum number of frames per second (fps), supported by the device while recording a video at maximum resolution. Some of the main standard frame rates for recording and playing video are 24p, 25p, 30p, 60p.

30 fps (frames per second)
Features

Information about additional software and hardware features of the privamery camera, which improve its overall performance.

Digital zoom
Self-timer

Secondary camera

Secondary cameras are placed above the screen of the device and are usually used for video calls, gesture recognition, etc.

Image resolution

Information about the maximum image resolution of the secondary camera. Often, the resolution of the secondary camera is lower than the one of the primary camera.

640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP (megapixels)
Video resolution

Information about the maximum resolution available for shooting a video by the secondary camera.

640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS

Information about the maximum number of frames per second (fps), supported by the secondary camera while recording a video at maximum resolution.

30 fps (frames per second)

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

Speaker

The loudspeaker is a device, which reproduces various sounds such as ring tones, alarms, music, voice calls, etc. Information about the type of speakers the device uses.

Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

Radio

Information whether the device has an FM radio receiver or not.

No

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi communication between devices is realized via the IEEE 802.11 standards. Some devices have the possibility to serve as Wi-Fi Hotspots by providing internet access for other nearby devices. Wi-Fi Direct (Wi-Fi P2P) is another useful standard that allows devices to communicate with each other without the need for wireless access point (WAP).

802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
802.11n 5GHz
Dual band

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version

The technology has several versions, which improve the connection speed, range, connectivity and discoverability of the devices. Information about the Bluetooth version of the device.

4.0
Features

Bluetooth uses various profiles and protocols related to faster exchange of data, energy saving, better device discoverability, etc. Some of those supported by the device are listed here.

A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
LE (Low Energy)

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector type

There are several USB connector types: the Standard one, the Mini and Micro connectors, On-The-Go connectors, etc. Type of the USB connector used by the device.

Micro USB
Version

There are several versions of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard: USB 1.0 (1996), the USB 2.0 (2000), the USB 3.0 (2008), etc. With each following version the rate of data transfer is increased.

2.0
Features

Тhe USB interface in mobile devices may be used for different purposes such as battery charging, using the device as a mass storage, host, etc.

Charging
Mass storage

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jack

Information whether the device is equipped with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Yes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

Connectivity

Information about some of the most widely used connectivity technologies supported by the device.

Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

Browser

Information about some of the features and standards supported by the browser of the device.

HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecs

List of some of the most common audio file formats and codecs supported standardly by the device.

AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
AAC+ / aacPlus / HE-AAC v1
AC3 / AC-3
AMR / AMR-NB / GSM-AMR (Adaptive Multi-Rate, .amr, .3ga)
AMR-WB (Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband, .awb)
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
MIDI
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
OGG (.ogg, .ogv, .oga, .ogx, .spx, .opus)
WMA (Windows Media Audio, .wma)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs

List of some of the most common video file formats and codecs supported standardly by the device.

3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project, .3gp)
AVI (Audio Video Interleaved, .avi)
MKV (Matroska Multimedia Container, .mkv .mk3d .mka .mks)
MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14, .mp4, .m4a, .m4p, .m4b, .m4r, .m4v)
VP8
WebM
WMV (Windows Media Video, .wmv)
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity

The capacity of a battery shows the maximum charge, which it can store, measured in mili-Ampere hours.

4750 mAh (milliampere-hours)
Type

The battery type is determined by its structure and more specifically, by the chemicals used in it. There are different battery types and some of the most commonly used in mobile devices are the lithium-ion (Li-Ion) and the lithium-ion polymer battery (Li-Polymer).

Li-Polymer
Features

Information about some additional features of the device's battery.

Non-removable
Battery life - up to 12 h

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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)

Dimensions: 214 x 128 x 9.2 mm
Weight: 341 g
SoC: MediaTek MT8163
CPU: ARM Cortex-A53, 1300 MHz, Cores: 4
GPU: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
RAM: 1.5 GB, 800 MHz
Storage: 16 GB, 32 GB
Display: 8 in, IPS, 1280 x 800 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 4750 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Fire OS 5.3.3 (Android 5.1.1 Lollipop)
Camera: 1600 x 1200 pixels, 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps