Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet Review (2021 11th Gen) – Some Good, Some Bad!
: this is the one that was released in 2021. I’Ve had it for a few weeks now, since it came out – and i was going to do a video on it anyway, but i wanted to put out the video today because for amazon prime day, which has in recent memory, become just how many amazon products do You want, in your home day you’re having a ridiculous sale, so this is normally 150 bucks, in which case i think this is more of a conversation, but if you’re watching this on june 21st, 2021 or tuesday june the 22nd 2021, your job is done literally click. The link in the description and pick this up for 80 dollars, which is nuts 50 off if you’re getting it for 80 it’s, a no brainer you’re, not finding a tablet, that’s going to have the support of an amazon tablet. The ecosystem of an amazon tablet with everything that goes into it, kindle video, music, audible, you’re, not getting that kind of ecosystem for 80 anywhere go ahead and buy it. Your job is done if you’re paying more than that, then hang out with uncle steve. For a few minutes, because we got some things to talk about because it’s complicated it’s, not it’s, not the cleanest device in the world. As far as the feature set and one big flaw that i’ve seen that i haven’t seen a lot of people talk about that we’ll talk about in a moment, so you’ll notice, it’s pink as well.
I understand if you watch the channel if you’re a fan, there’s a lot of pink products that happen around here, but hear me out. Okay, because the choice is, you know they used to get the bright blue, the bright orange. They had a yellow one year or red this year, it’s black, which i avoid on all electronic devices, olive drab, which i hate almost as much as black on electronic devices, a denim, a darker denim, which is basically dirty blue and this so i went with this. So you’re gon na have to deal with more lavender on the stevalicious tech channel, so 32 gigs internal storage. It does have expandable memory, which is quite nice, let’s, get out of this because i’m, showing you that ahead of time, three gigs of ram the specs on these things, not overly important and the reason for that is you’re not doing video editing on these all right. You’Re not doing photo editing, you’re, not doing high production value, stuff productivity apps on here for the most part i’m sure you could get away with some stuff word. Processing email is not going to be an issue, but anything over that more intensive games. You’Re not doing the thing is. These devices are primarily for content consumption that’s. What this is. So what are the two things that you need for content consumption? You need a good screen and you need good, sound, good audio. The problem becomes with the audio portion.
Maybe i got a defective unit. I don’t know the bluetooth is awful awful. I tried it with three different bluetooth devices: galaxy buds, one plus buds, and over the year my soundcore q30s. Every single one of them was a full second behind in our head behind in the audio. So when you pause it, you still hear talking for the next half second, so much so that the lips were out of sync. It was driving me nuts it’s, not an enjoyable experience. Perhaps i got a default, a faulty one i don’t know, but that to me is a major problem. Now they do include a headphone jack, which is nice because you’re gon na need it and the headphone jack the wired audio syncs up no problem. So if you’re, somebody who doesn’t use bluetooth stuff – and you want to take it – you do wired headsets, only you’re going to have no problem watching your netflix and twitch and all the rest of it. If you’re somebody that relies heavily on bluetooth headphones, you might want to at least especially for 80 bucks. You might want to pick it up. Amazon has an incredibly liberal return policy. If there is a problem, it doesn’t work for you go ahead and return it and go from there. The second that’s just one thing i want to highlight because that’s a big problem when i hooked that up – and i was like this – is awful – this is terrible.
The other major thing for content is the screen in years past. These they had 1080p for a few years now, but they’ve been dim incredibly dark displays, they had the the sharpness, you could tell it was 1080p, but it was just so dim. It wasn’t that enjoyable of an experience they fixed that these ones in the 2020 version the uh eight inch tablet, and this one now and the 2019, oh, i was think, was relatively okay as well they’ve, gotten brighter better panels. The brightness is good. The contrast is good. The colors are good you’re going to enjoy watching stuff on this, and i think that’s, one of the more important things for a tablet like this is being able to enjoy content. Your movies you’re not going to have an issue, your kindle stuff, the magazines, the color stuff, the extra stuff that comes with the books, sometimes when they have pictures you can enjoy them in color on here. These are great for kids, they have the kids apps. The first tablet for somebody, you know they throw it around or whatever it’s it’s, not the end of the world, relatively durable with the plastic. In fact, i got my i don’t know. If this is anybody, else’s experience with these amazon tablets before whatever the reason when they when they come in the package, some assembly is required. I hit the back of this and it cracked, like i put in the last clip or something like that, and i had the same.
A similar thing happened on my fire tablet: eight that i got last year for a prime day but that’s something, but you can throw them around and not have to worry about it that’s. Basically, the idea, simple games, angry birds, type games, those little puzzle, games, you’re gon na – be okay on here. Are you running call of duty mobile? No, probably not, but at this price point you really can’t be expecting to do that. The other thing that these things become terribly useful for, if you don’t have one already, you can hit this and you get device dashboard. So you can control your lighting. If you have hue lights, if you have whatever else is controlled through your amazon product, you could do that right. Here. You hit the little it’s right on the home screen like the little tab here at the bottom. You hit the lower left hand corner and you can control your lighting, the brightness, the different themes that you have set up whatever. It is the commands that you have for your lighting or your other home products. You can control them all right from here, so it becomes a big remote. If you want this to be one of those products as well, those amazon show home type devices. You can turn this into a giant show home, so you basically pull down on the tab. It’S right there you make a little make a little one, click and you’re over into show mode.
So you could set this up on a stand. You could plug it in and have it in a kitchen in a bedroom it could set alarms for you you’re. Looking up recipes, it could display stuff. You could just talk to it. It becomes incredibly useful and it’s the versatility of this. That makes it work because it doesn’t really excel at any one thing: they’ve made them more usable, they’ve made them more acceptable, but it’s just kind of an all around information tech, viewing device that’s what it is and for that price that’s, where you want to be. If you’re in the 300 and up, i always thought with tablets like we were saying, do an ipad that’s, it buy an ipad and you’re done anything under 300 and you really should invest in something like a fire tablet. 10. Because of the things that we talked about, specifically the updates and the ecosystem and the usability that you get with your home networks with your other devices, it kind of fits in seamlessly and you do get a lot of stuff done. So basically, the final verdict, if it weren’t for that bluetooth audio, this would be a screaming buy, i mean for 80. I think you still absolutely take a chance if it’s more than that, be mindful of the bluetooth thing be mindful of the fact that your headset might not work, because if you get caught with that, you’re going to be annoyed again.
If you’re a wired person that’s fine it’s got expandable storage like we said as well: it’s got some nice features. Uh we’ll pretend the camera just isn’t there that’s fine. It has some nice. These stereo speakers you don’t, want to use the top firing one. If you get anything past about half on the loudness on the volume it becomes terribly distorted, you don’t want to use it, but for what it is, especially for 80. Please 80 dollars pick one up otherwise exercise caution with what you’re getting but do understand what you’re getting at this price point. This is one of the more complete products that you’ll get at that price point for tablets. As far as the functionality is concerned, if you’ve made it this far like comment subscribe all that fun stuff if you’ve used one, if you got one, i really want to know about the bluetooth thing.