Best Buy Review by AlphaKryptonyte
Fantastic for the price!
Now, I didn't expect this to be an amazing tablet, but people were generally saying it was snappy enough. I wanted a media tablet. Something I could use late at night to watch YouTube videos or an episode of my favorite show while laying in bed. I also like it for online shopping so I don't have to hold a laptop but am not looking at my phone screen.
Tablet exceeded my expectations. It’s great for media. I use this more than my phone and my laptop now.
It’s snappy, I was able to complete my homework for online classes, watch videos from CNN and other tasks without too much struggle
It can be a general purpose tablet. HEED MY WARNING doing the following may void your warranty with Amazon, I’m not sure. But I installed the Google play store on my fire HD 8 and now have access to a huge selection of apps. I decided to do this after finding there was no good YouTube app from Amazon’s app store. Because fire OS is basically Android with a heavy skin on it, everything runs perfectly as you can see from the pictures.
SOUND IS FANTASTIC!!! Did I say that loud enough? Yes they are still tablet speakers, no they won’t fill your whole room with bumping bass but MY GOSH these are some GOOD tablet speakers. Better than my $900 smartphone, $1000 laptop and $500 iPad. What I’m trying to say is, the speakers are way better than the price point would suggest. Bravo Amazon.
Ram is lacking. Doesn’t excel in multitasking, drops tasks while you’re away even if it was the last thing you were doing. It does this randomly however, and it’s not always a problem. When it is it’s very annoying.
Screen is meh. It’s good enough to not be a bother but coming from a 4k laptop and AMOLED display on my Google pixel XL, the screen is lacking. To the standard user, I don’t think it will be noticeable though, and looks pretty good.
Case and screen protector selection are sad and limited. Hopefully that changes soon as this tablet was just released this month.
Cameras are useless. Not what I bought the tablet for so it didn’t bother me one bit, but don’t buy it for the cameras, a potato could take better photos.
So overall I adore this tablet. I use it every day and now that I can have my Google apps and such on it, it is a fully functional Android tablet. It’s wonderful, suits my needs, and hasn’t disappointed me yet. Highly recommend.