Amazon has also released the Fire HD 10 in a new generation this year, and buyers can even choose a Plus model this time. An optional keyboard cover is also available. Blogger Andrzej Tokarski tested the Amazon Fire HD 10 and Fire HD 10 Plus and explains why he thinks they are good multimedia tablets for gaming and streaming.
Familiar, but improved design
Amazon does not make any fundamental changes to the design. Compared to the previous version, however, there are now somewhat thinner and, above all, evenly wide frames. The case is made of plastic, but it feels a bit more valuable, at least in the Plus model. However, this does not change the thickness or weight: Both devices are 9.2 millimeters thick and weigh 465 grams.
In addition to a USB-C port, Amazon continues to equip the Fire HD 10 with a classic headphone jack. A micro SD slot is available so that the 32 to 64 GB memory can be expanded if necessary. While the 2-megapixel front camera takes solid pictures, the 5-megapixel main camera was not entirely convincing in the test. The speakers are of good quality when you consider the low prices of the tablets. The Fire HD 10 Plus can also be charged wirelessly via a charging dock.
Plus model with 4 GB of RAM
Both the Fire HD 10 and the Fire HD 10 Plus has a 10.1 inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. This is around 10 percent brighter than its predecessor, promises Amazon. While there is no difference in the processor, a MediaTek MT8183 is used in each case, the Plus version has 4 GB instead of 3 GB of RAM. Overall, the Amazon Fire HD 10 is as powerful as the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 – the performance is therefore sufficient for most games if you don’t necessarily want to play the most graphics-intensive titles for Android .
For the operating system, Amazon continues to rely on the in-house Fire OS, which is based on Android 9, but has been heavily adapted and is supplied with updates by Amazon itself. Amazon Alexa and the show mode are firmly integrated, and there is also a new multi-window mode that is already familiar from devices from other manufacturers. If you don’t want to be satisfied with the Amazon App Store, you can manually install the Google Play Store, but it is not available ex-works.
Optional keyboard cover
A Bluetooth keyboard is available for both models for around 50 euros, which also protects the tablet from scratches. Unfortunately, the keyboard doesn’t feel particularly high-quality and there is no touchpad, but after a short period of getting used to it, you can still type comfortably on it.
Brian is the news author at Research Snipers which mainly covers Technology News, Microsoft News, Google News, Facebook, Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, and other tech news.