Amazon Fire HD 8 is the 2016 8-inch tablet from Amazon.
Compared to Fire HD 8 released in 2015, the new tablet has two times the internal memory. The cheaper version comes with 16 GB instead of 8 GB. There is also the 32 GB version on offer.
Most importantly, you can add up to 200 GB of additional storage via microSD card, sold separately.
The new tablet sports 1.3 GHz processor, and 1280 × 800 display (at 189 ppi). On a single battery charge, you can read ebooks, watch videos, play music or games for up to 12 hours.
When you compare the dimensions, you’ll see that height and width of Fire HD 8 models from 2015 and 2016 are the same.
Some users might hope they could use the case from the old model. No, it’s not possible. Look at a depth of the devices.
Fire HD 8 dimensions ( height × width × depth )
|Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016)||8.4 × 5.0 × 0.4||214 × 128 × 9.2|
|Amazon Fire HD 8 (2015)||8.4 × 5.0 × 0.3||214 × 128 × 7.7|
Yes, Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) is thicker than its predecessor. What’s more, the position of the headphone jack is different. It makes it impossible to cross-use shell cases.
There is still a chance to utilize the old cover that uses elastic corner straps to hold the device in place. However, you may find it difficult to put the 2016 model inside. Remember, it’s thicker, not thinner, than the 2015 Fire.
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) case – recommended sites
And the last thing before the list. Check out our recommendations of stores, in which you can find more cases for your Amazon Fire HD 8:
Amazon – You’ve searched the site already, right? We advise to do it again, and search all departments, not only the section with Fire cases and accessories. Thousands of result will appear, many with a high number of good reviews.
eBay – a proven place to shop for affordable cases. The number of available designs and colors is smaller, but the cases can be bought at lower – sometimes much lower – prices.
Rakuten – formerly Buy.com, the site is one of the largest online stores. The sellers are different than on Amazon or eBay, so if you haven’t found the perfect case on these two sites, give Rakuten a try.
Etsy – this is out favorite marketplace for custom items, hand-crafted to order. You won’t find here the book-style folio case for Fire 7, but will be amazed to discover tons of unique, colorful sleeves of all kinds.
If there are any Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) cases that we haven’t included in this overview – and you think we should – make sure to share them in the comments section below. Thanks!
Find the best Kindle cases and accessories in one frequently updated list. It includes items not only from Amazon, but also Etsy, Caseable, eBay, and other sites.
10 solid Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) cases
MoKo Slim-shell Case for Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016). This ultra lightweight, slim case from MoKo is a must accessory for many tablet users. There is also the version specifically designed for Amazon Fire HD 8. It supports auto sleep/wake feature, transforms into a stand, and allows easy access to all ports and buttons.
The case comes in over thirty colors and designs. The one featured above is Colorful Mosaic, but you can also get Lucky Tree, Sea Fishes, US Flag, or Elk in Moonlight, among others. ⇢ Amazon – $17.99.
Original Origami Cover for Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016). It’s is the most expensive case in this overview. But this is typical for original accessories. They are meant to give the highest quality and fit perfectly to the device.
On top of it, this case from Amazon folds in a unique way to transform into the stand, both in landscape and portrait view.
The case is available in four colors, matching the body colors of the device (what’s an extra benefit): Black, Blue, Magenta, and Tangerine. ⇢ Amazon – $29.99.
Ultra Slim Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) Case. If you are looking for an affordable tri-fold case that resembles Apple iPad Smart Cover, check out this ultra-slim case offered on eBay. It offers everything you need: the faux-leather outside, microfiber inside, and a durable back shell. The front cover can be folded therefore the case transforms into a stand – vertical or horizontal.
Available in twelve colors, including Gold (shown above), Brown, and Dark Blue. ⇢ eBay – $8.99.
KuGi Amazon Fire HD 8 Smart Cover. KuGi offers the standard foldable stand cover that can transform into a vertical or horizontal stand and features the protective back shell.
What’s original, however, is a bold move to offer the case in White, besides other typical color versions. ⇢ Amazon – $12.99.
MoKo Folding Stand Cover for Amazon Fire HD 8 2016. From MoKo, comes a standing case cover that was designed specifically for the 2016 8-inch Amazon Fire tablet. Crafted from a durable polyurethane leather, the case supports auto wake/sleep function, features the magnetic clasp, stylus loop, and has a built-in stand.
You can choose from a large number of colors and designs. There are over ten plain colors available, but what’s exciting is the fresh and fashionable designs: Pumpkins (above), Paisley Wave, Colorful Mosaic, or Don’t Touch Me. ⇢ Amazon – $17.99.
Slim Case for Amazon Fire HD 8 2016. All-new Fire HD 8 is not the thinnest device around. That’s why it’s so important to get a case that doesn’t add bulk. This slim case is just like that. It features a thin foldable front cover and a solid back shell. Supports auto wake/sleep function.
There are six colors to choose from: Black, Blue, Red (above), Gold, Rose Gold, and Rose Red. ⇢ eBay – $4.99.
VL Heavy-duty Protective Amazon Fire HD 8 Case. There is a growing demand for shockproof tablet cases, and this model from VL is one of the best choices for the 2016 Amazon Fire 8. This protective multi-layer case gives the full front and back protection with a beveled, textured back and raised edges.
Holster clip can rotate 180 degrees and holster layer can be easily attached with a slide-and-lock action. You can choose from six dual-color version, including Black-Orange shown above. ⇢ Amazon – $9.99.
MoKo Case for All-New Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016). Want alternatives for the heavy-duty case for your Fire HD 8? Check out MoKo’s full body rugged cover that comes with a built-in screen protector.
The case has two protective layers – polycarbonate hard shell and flexible TPU – to withstand accidental drops and bumps. It’s available in four body colors, including White & Gray, or Blue & Dark Gray. ⇢ Amazon – $26.99.
Fintie Keyboard Case for All New Amazon Fire HD 8 2016. Are you looking for a Fire HD 8 case with an integrated real keyboard? Take a look at the one offered by Fintie. The keyboard is similar to the one used in laptops, is detachable, and connects with the tablet via Bluetooth.You can also use it with other mobile devices that use Bluetooth connection.
The keyboard comes with the folio cases in nine colors, including Purple, Orange, and Navy Blue. ⇢ Amazon – $30.99.
Fintie Folio Case Cover for Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016). This stand case from Fintie is a made from a durable polyurethane leather, provides auto sleep/wake feature, and can transform into a reading or writing stand.
Just like for other tablets, Fintie offers a stunning variety of colors and designs, from a plain Black version, to Fantasy Diamond (shown above), to Midnight Fish, to Denim Gray. You can choose from as much as forty colors! ⇢ Amazon – $13.99.
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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016)
Fast and responsive
Enjoy your entertainment with a fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Fire HD 8 now delivers faster performance thanks to a 50% increase in RAM over the previous model.
No more worrying about storage space
Now with 2x more internal storage, Fire HD 8 comes standard with 16 GB. Expand your tablet’s storage by up to 200 GB using a microSD card, and keep photos, movies, and compatible games and apps with you. Plus enjoy free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire tablet.
Stands up to everyday life
Amazon engineers Fire tablets to hold up against everyday life. As measured in tumble tests, Fire HD 8 is 2x more durable than iPad Mini 4 (and costs a lot less too).
Power when you need it
Now with up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life, Fire HD 8 gives you the flexibility to go where the day takes you.
Ready for Alexa
Alexa provides quick access to the entertainment you want, including music, games, audiobooks, and more. You can also ask Alexa questions, check your calendar, get news, find sports scores, and even control your smart home. All you have to do is press and ask. Alexa will be available via a free over-the-air software update in the coming months.
Free apps with Amazon Underground
Fire tablet owners have access to a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over 2,000 apps, games, and even in-app items are actually free. Experience titles from top developers including Disney, Rovio Entertainment, Gameloft, Zeptolab, and Sega of America without ever having to pay for the app or in-app purchases.
|Screen||8-inch high-definition touchscreen|
|Screen resolution||1280 × 800 px (189 ppi)|
|microSD card||Yes, add up to 200 GB of additional storage for even more movies, TV shows, music, photos, personal videos, and apps.|
|RAM memory||1.5 GB|
|Processor||Quad-Core: 1.3 GHz|
|Battery life||Up to 12 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music.|
|Weight||12.0 oz / 341 g|
|Dimensions||8.4 × 5.0 × 0.4 in / 214 × 128 × 9.2 mm|
|Ports||USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) to connect to a PC/Macintosh computer, or to charge your device with the included power adapter; microSD slot for external storage|
|Audio||3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated speaker with Dolby Audio|
|Cameras||VGA Front-facing Camera. 2.0 MP rear-facing HD camera|
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