Amazon Fire HD 10

The Amazon Fire HD 10 gets a few small-but-worthy improvements for 2019, making its value-for-money proposition stronger than ever. Despite an initial boom in popularity, you’re actually pretty hard-pressed these days to find a decent Android tablet at an entry-level price. While they may not immediately look like Android tablets due to the highly-tailored, Amazon-focused interfaces they use, the Amazon Fire Tablets are among your best bet for an Android tablet on the cheap. The Amazon Fire HD 10 is then one of the best cheap Android tablets you can get, considering its price point. First up, the guts of the gear. The new Amazon Fire HD 10 features a 10.1-inch widescreen ratio display, at a 1920 x 1200 resolution. That gives you a pixel density of 224ppi and, from our short time with the device, that’s a pretty attractive display with vivid colours and reasonably strong brightness. One of the most significant changes is the addition of USB-C charging. It’s faster, has a reversible port, and allows for faster data transfer. What the Fire HD 10 offers out of the box which other manufacturers can’t, however, is Alexa voice assistant control. Got kids? If you’re after an affordable tablet for them too, note that Amazon is also offering a refreshed Fire HD 10 tablet Kids Edition, too. Costing $199, its hardware is the same as the above, but it also comes with a chunky protective carry case surrounding it, too. A new port here, a battery improvement there, a software feature on top. It’s not a massive change over Fire HD 10 Tablets that have preceded it, but nevertheless 2019’s slate is looking better than any Amazon has put out before.