Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) in review: affordable tablet with Alexa – Hardware Tests

Amazon equips the 10-inch version of the Fire HD tablets with Alexa Hands Free. Thus, the tablet turned into a mobile Dot echo. Whenever your "Alexa" calls, the digital assistant jumps brought about as a genie and tries to help you strength of his artificial intelligence or control your smart home. In brief test we give us an impression of the system.

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To the section:

  • Price and Availability
  • Design and processing
  • display
  • particularities
  • software
  • performance
  • Audio
  • camera
  • battery pack
  • Technical specifications
  • final verdict

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Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017): Price and Availability

Do you accept the advertisements on the lock screen in the purchase, the new Fire HD tablet costs 10 (2017) only 179 euros; without advertising the device still costs only 195 euros. It thus appears quite favorable. But when you consider that this basically is just an Amazon shopping cart, this price seems only fair. Certain freedoms of other Android tablets dispensed with an Amazon device. This is particularly noticeable in the highly limited selection of apps and services.

Amazon Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017)179.99 €To the shopAndroidPIT amazon fire hd 10 tablet alexa 2132The Fire HD 10 (2017) dominated Alexa voice input. / © AndroidPIT

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017): Design and workmanship

The design of the Amazon Fire Tablet HD 10 (2017) I would refer to as simple and functional. The tablet is almost a centimeter thick and has around the display wide margins. Amazon can also in the choice of materials all the trends aside: A good old plastic body passes into the flat glass pane with a plastic mat.

AndroidPIT amazon fire hd 10 tablet alexa 2143Plastic, glass, and a MicroSD slot. / © AndroidPIT

Behind a flap there is a microSD slot. The operation in mobile data networks is not provided, so a slot for SIM card is missing; a eSIM was not soldered. A 3.5-millimeter jack allows connection of analog headphones. The Micro-B port loads data with USB 2.0 speed and battery with 9 watts.

AndroidPIT amazon fire hd 10 tablet alexa 2119The power supply provides 9 watts. / © AndroidPIT

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017): Display

The Fire of the HD 10 (2017) display has the classic 16: 10 resolution 1920 x 1200 and is pleasing viewing angle stable with its IPS panel. If a window behind you or you want to use in daylight the tablet out there, you will be the Amazon Fire HD 120 (2017) might disappoint as its luminosity contrast is inadequate.

AndroidPIT amazon fire hd 10 tablet alexa 2128The display of the Fire HD 10 is sharp and true to color, but certainly not bright. / © AndroidPIT

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017): Features

Alexa Hands Free the Fire HD turns 10 (2017) via software update in a mobile echo Dot. the hotword "Alexa" or "Amazon" wakes up the tablet from the stand-by and listens to your voice command. Home, the digital assistant then crosslinked with compatible smart home appliances.

Amazon fire hd 10 2017 alexaAlexa always listening when you would like it. / © AndroidPIT

If you ever you had set up with another device Alexa, the Fire HD 10 simply copies the configuration out of your Amazon account. If not, you can the digital assistant from the ground up to set up the new tablet; together with all the smart home features.

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017): Software

The pre-installed on the Fire Tablet OS Fire OS is beginning in version ago and is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. the test beginning November 2017, we received the update to Fire OS, which had submitted the above-mentioned Alexa feature. However, Amazon Tablet offers by the massive adaptation of the manufacturer's quite a limited user experience, to which we must engage.

AndroidPIT amazon fire hd 10 tablet alexa 2132Looks like a Web search, but leads directly to the Amazon store. / © AndroidPIT

Do you come from a device with a Google Account, or want services from your Android smartphone continue to use on the Amazon tablet, this is not readily possible. Although the installation of the Play Store is possible according to the instructions of Andrzej Tokarski, but is quite fiddly. Subsequently, however, the Fire HD has a real Google integration and even allows the synchronization of your Android smartphones and Center account with your tablet.

Amazon designed the software as a showcase in its digital product portfolio. E-readers, music and movie streaming of some services, audiobook and podcast player and electronic editions of the daily press are available. Above all subscribers to the Prime service come so to enjoy their usual services. However, anyone who moves outside of this ecosystem, but could be disappointed with the Fire HD.

Apple Music, Google Play Music, Google Photos, Sky ticket and many other services that you could describe as a competitor to Amazon, can not be found in the Amazon Appstore. Then the aforementioned trick with the Play Store is needed again. Or you can find the relevant APK files and install them.


Unlike the normal Android Amazon's version is equipped with an extensive parental controls. These locks purchases in the App Store behind a PIN, makes Alexa unusable and limited web browsing. In addition, you can specify periods in which the device is ever used.

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017): Performance

The Fire HD is designed for streaming and e-books. Accordingly, simple is the chipset. Its gaming performance is sufficient for the few titles that can be found in the App Store. The Wi-Fi to up to 802.11ac support all standards and guarantees slick, ultra-smooth streaming. Interestingly, we could not connect to our Fritz box in the 5 GHz mode, the Fire HD 10 (2017).

AndroidPIT Fritz box 7590 fritz repeater 1750e 1938The Fire HD 10 will connect to any mode on the 5 GHz frequency band your Fritz box. / © AndroidPIT

The general performance of the Amazon tablet is cozy and switching between apps is always connected to a pause for thought. However, within the apps there will be no jerkiness, so no loss of operation are apart from sluggish multitasking recorded.

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017): Audio

Thanks to the built-in stereo speakers, the Fire tablet is very well suited to watching a simple series; You will be able to follow dialogues good because voices are clearly reproduced. Really atmospheric, it is in spite of Dolby Atmos not, because this bass is missing. But you can plug in your headphones to the good old jack.

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017): Camera

The main camera dissolves and the front camera with 0.6 megapixels by 2. Skype is possible.

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017): Battery

The Fire tablet has an excellent stand-by time of approximately one week. Of active use with medium brightness tester other blogs reach about 11 hours Display time, such as Andrzej Tokarski from Tablet blog. When PC Mag was reached 6:14 hours with maximum brightness and break Wi-Fi streaming.

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017): Technical Specifications

Dimensions:Mass:Display size:Display Technology:Screen:Front camera:Rear camera:R.A.M:Internal memory:Removable storage:chipset:Number of cores:Max. Frequency:connectivity:
262 x 159 x 9.8 mm
500 g
10.1 inches
1920 x 1200 pixels (224 ppi)
0.6 megapixels
2 megapixels
2 GB
32 GB
64 GB
MediaTek MT
1.8 GHz

final verdict

Who can work well with the special features of the software will be happy with the Fire Tablet HD 10th The bonus in the 2017er model is clearly the Alexa integration, thus transforms the tablet into a mobile echo Dot and a voice remote control for your smart home. Otherwise Amazon retains the features of its Fire Series: The tablet is cheeky cheap, but it's more of a digital shopping cart as a standalone product.

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017)

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