August 17, 2022

Amazon does a great job of continually updating its Fire tablet line-up and the Kids tablets, and when looking at the Fire HD 8 Kids vs. 7 Kids, those updates are quite welcomed. These tablets offer a relatively low-cost option of tablets for kids that they’ll love, and parents can feel comfortable handing them over. The parental controls that come on the Fire Kids tablets are some of the best in all tech, and the curated kid’s content is expansive enough for kids of all ages. However, on the surface, the Fire HD 8 Kids and the 7 Kids only have a 1-inch difference, so which should you choose?

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Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids vs. Fire 7 Kids: Size isn’t the only difference

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids

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The Fire HD 8 Kids sits squarely in the middle of Amazon’s Fire tablet lineup for children, but the capability is at the top. While it doesn’t have the same screen size or resolution that the Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro behemoth does, the smaller tablet does have that same raw power. Though the 7-inch model doesn’t have impressive specs, it still gets the fantastic parental controls and children’s content as its more expensive counterparts.

Fire HD 8 Kids Fire HD 7 Kids
Weight 19.4 ounces 16.1 ounces
Display 8-inch; HD 7-inch
Dimensions 9.2 x 7.2 x 1.0 inches 8.7 x 6.3 x 1.0 inches
Storage 32GB 16GB
Expandable Storage Up to 1TB Up to 512GB
Screen Resolution 1280×800 (189 ppi) 1024×600 (171 ppi)
Battery life Up to 12 hours of multimedia Up to 7 hours of multimedia
Camera 2MP front and rear-facing cameras with 720p video recording 2MP front and rear-facing cameras with 720p video recording
Alexa enabled Off by default Off by default
Colors Pink, Blue, Purple Pink, Blue, Purple
Audio Dual speakers with Dolby Atmos Mono speaker
Case Kid-safe case included Kid-safe case included
Parental Controls Yes Yes
Amazon Kids+ One year included One year included
Ports USB C, 3.5mm headphone jack Micro-USB, 3.5mm headphone jack
Warranty 2-year 2-year