Amazon is about to launch its new budget tablet to fill the FIRE series and the price is surely on fire! The successor is packed with some interesting upgrades including the Alexa Hands-Free. For those who are not familiar with the series, worry not as we will walk this one through together.
Taking a first look at its appearance, FIRE HD 10 comes with 3 color choices, Black, Marine Blue, and Punch Red. Although the design is not the best in the market, its simple look can serve every function and desire just right.
The screen is now full HD 10.1 inch with over 2 million pixels and its battery is claimed to last 2 hours more making the sum of 10 hours. The price also drops down a bit from its predecessor which is definitely a plus for our savings.
Similar to other Fire Tablets, FIRE HD 10 utilizes Fire OS to make it shine and it is doing pretty well. FIRE OS is an Android-based operating system developed by Amazon to use in its wide range of devices.
As a result, it carries a lot of nice Amazon-exclusive features such as Amazon FreeTime or BlueShade highlighting its multi purposes.
One of the most notable is “For You” an improved application launcher which monitors your recent activity as well as suggests what you might enjoy next.
Our fellows on the board are getting a boost too. The built-in storage comes with 32GB and 64GB models for you to choose. If it still sounds a little lackluster, a micro-SD slot supporting up to 256 GB is available to fill your missing gap.
The improved processor is 30% faster compared to the old version along with twice amount of memory at your disposal. With this performance, it should be able to get you anywhere you want to go in the digital world.
Though Alexa is not new, we still feel that the hands-free function deserves its own place in this article. As the name suggests, you can now say goodbye to button holding and operate your virtual assistant using only voice command.
The feature can be activated in a standby mode which will keep Alexa awake even though your screen is off. However, don’t expect something like asking for music when you are in another room, as the microphone is not designed for far range. Yet, it will work perfectly in reasonable conditions.
So far, the FIRE HD 10 shows many impressive features which might even worth more than its price. Screen Sharing, a support service from Amazon, is another factor that should be taken into consideration in case you have any problem or question with the product.
If you are a prime membership, you can take advantage of the tablets even further. The final verdict, however, cannot be passed until the All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free is launched this October 11, 2017. Don’t forget to stay tuned for the update.