The Amazon Fire HD 10 is a good choice if you want a basic tablet to stream movies, join calls and access Alexa. However, the Fire OS and Amazon’s Appstore leave something to be desired.
In general, the Fire HD 10 is the default model and the one I’d recommend most people buy if they are looking for an inexpensive tablet for watching movies or reading books. You can absolutely get a better tablet that’s more capable and has more options for apps, but you will have to pay considerably more for it.
The Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021) offers a good screen and epic battery life.
If you're looking for a budget 10in tablet for a range of tasks then the Fire HD 10 is easily one of the best. Just check it has all the apps you need first.
Here's the thing though: Don't buy the Fire HD 10 at full price. It usually goes on sale for roughly 50 percent off several times a year, including Prime Day, Black Friday, and other holiday sales. Score a Fire HD 10 for around $80 and you have yourself an unmatched deal.
No other low-cost tablet comes anywhere near it in terms of sheer value and, with a small uptick in both performance and stamina plus a reduction in slenderness and weight – and no price increase – the Amazon Fire HD 10 retains its status as our Best Buy 10in tablet.
The Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus is a great tablet, with a few caveats. For fans of Amazon's apps and services, and affordable hardware, it's going to hold a lot of appeal – just make sure you're aware of the compromises it makes before going ahead and purchasing it.
Amazon updates the Fire HD 10 to deliver a very good tablet for $150, as long as what you want to do is control Alexa and consume Amazon books and media. Even without the Google Play store, it's the best tablet you can get for less than $200.
The 2021 editions of the Fire HD 10 tablet continue to offer a lot of bang for your buck, with large HD screens, more RAM, and even wireless charging options with the HD 10 Plus. But what takes the Fire HD 10 line to the next level is the Productivity Bundle, which turns the affordable tablet into a part-time productivity powerhouse.
I think that’s who Amazon is targeting: people who just want something simple and affordable to watch movies and read books on. In fact, I recommend saving some money and buying the $149.99 model that has slightly less RAM and lacks wireless charging but still performs well and comes in three additional colors.