Amazon Fire HD 8 suddenly drops to lowest price of 2023 for Prime sale

There's 45% off Amazon's basic but brilliant Fire HD 8 tablet

When it comes to the best tablets there are plenty of well-qualified (and often rather expensive) options to consider. If you don't have such a big budget, however, then Amazon's range of Fire slates is one of the most obvious go-to purchases to make – and I've spotted a really good one for this year's Prime Big Deal Days sale

Key among Amazon's 2023 range is the Fire HD 8 tablet which, as the name suggests, is an 8-inch display – and for Amazon's second Prime Day sales of the year, which officially takes place Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 October, there's a major price cut. Indeed, the Fire HD 8's 45% off suddenly makes it the lowest price of 2023 so far!

Amazon Fire HD 8: was £99.99now £54.99 at

Amazon Fire HD 8: was £99.99, now £54.99 at
Bettering the asking price of the last Prime Day sale in the summer, Amazon's 8-inch Fire HD tablet is a great option for yourself, the kids, of the whole family. There are parental controls, and while the software has some restrictions, if you want to use this tablet for browsing and catching-up on shows it's a great budget option.

As said in T3's review: "If you want a tablet for basic tasks, such as watching Netflix, listening to music, using Alexa, making video calls, checking emails or using social media, the Fire HD 8 will do the job well. You'll have to compromise a little on video resolution and processing speed, you can't run all Google apps, and it's not much good for photography or productivity tasks but overall, it offers excellent value."

That's the thing to keep in mind with Amazon's Fire range: while they use a Google Android base operating system, it's adapted, including restrictions, so it's not like getting hold of one of the best tablets from Samsung, and not as free and open as one of the best iPads (but Apple's slates cost a whole bunch of cash more).

I still think the Fire HD 8 represents great value for money, especially at this price, so long as you know what the pros and cons are for such a product. Interestingly the outside-of-Amazon sales competition is strong, too, with some UK retailers offering it for even less, as you can see in the real-time shopping widget below. Nice!

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor and AV Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone products (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech aficionado his beat for T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a stone unturned that he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for a 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.