Amazon Fire HD 10 vs. HD 10 Plus: What’s your best buy? | Digital Trends Spanish


In 2021, Amazon made some interesting moves to its tablets, updating the latest existing version and launching a new model for those who want additional features – at a higher price, of course. We compare the Amazon Fire HD 10 vs. HD 10 Plus, so that interested buyers looking for a new device know exactly how the two models compare and what the most serious differences are.

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specs

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021) Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus (2021)
Dimensions 9.73 x 6.53 x 0.36 inches (247 x 166 x 9.2 mm) 9.73 x 6.53 x 0.36 inches (247 x 166 x 9.2 mm)
Weight 16.4 ounces (465 grams) 16.5 ounces (468 grams)
Screen size 10.1 inch 10.1 inch
Screen resolution 1,920 × 1,200 pixels (224 dpi) 1,920 × 1,200 pixels (224 dpi)
Operating system Fire OS Fire OS
Storage 32GB, 64GB 32GB, 64GB
MicroSD slot Yes, up to 1 TB Yes, up to 1 TB
Services pay Not Not
Processor 2.0 GHz eight-core 2.0 GHz eight-core
RAM 3 GB 4GB
Camera Rear 5 MP, front 2 MP Rear 5 MP, front 2 MP
Video 720p 720p
Bluetooth v Bluetooth 5.0 LE Bluetooth 5.0 LE
Ports USB-C 2.0, microSD USB-C 2.0, microSD
Fingerprint sensor Not Not
Waterproof Not Not
Drums Up to 12 hours of mixed use Up to 12 hours of mixed use
App store Amazon Appstore Amazon Appstore
Net 2.4 and 5 GHz 2.4 and 5 GHz
Colors Black, Denim, Lavender, Olive Board
Price $ 150 dollars $ 180 dollars
Available in Amazon Amazon

Performance, battery life and charging

The Fire HD 10 offers a significant upgrade with an octa-core processor that now has 3GB of RAM, leading to a significant and welcome speed boost. However, the HD 10 Plus goes even further with 4GB of RAM, an impressive specification for a 10-inch tablet that helps provide higher speeds.

However, when it comes to batteries, the two models are the same, offering around 12 hours of mixed activities like surfing the web, reading, listening to music. Your personal results will vary, but there are no specific differences in either battery.

The load, however, is another story. The Fire HD 10 Plus is equipped with wireless charging capabilities, and Amazon has a bundle with a wireless charger included. While the Plus is a bit big for some wireless chargers, it’s a useful feature that means you don’t have to rely on a cable charger again. The HD 10 model does not offer that option.

Winner: Fire HD 10 Plus

Design, display and durability

A woman sitting on a sofa using a tablet on a video call

If you’ve used one of the previous Fire HD 10 models, the new version will be very familiar to you with its 10.1-inch HD touchscreen, its 16.5-ounce weight, and its overall portability – it’s an average-sized tablet designed to be used in Landscape Mode. .

The HD 10 Plus is the same in terms of size, but has a significant improvement: a “soft touch” finish designed to feel more comfortable in the fingers.

The displays themselves are identical on both models, so there’s not much to discuss there. However, if you are upgrading, keep in mind that the screen is about 10 percent brighter than previous models.

Also note that the HD 10 model is available in several different colors, but the HD 10 plus is surprisingly only available on Slate. It’s not really a deal breaker, but if you go for the Plus, you won’t get any color options.

Winner: Fire HD 10 Plus

Camera

If you plan on using your tablet’s camera, both Fire HD tablets offer a 5 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera so you can get to work. There are no differences here, and none of them are likely to be on our list of cell phones with the best cameras.

Winner: Tie

Software and updates

A person with a tablet in their hands to compare the Amazon Fire HD 10 vs.  HD 10 Plus

All Amazon Fire tablets run Fire OS, Amazon’s custom version of Android, and can respond to voice commands from Alexa.

The platform is heavily dependent on the Amazon Appstore, and there is currently no access to other app stores from different platforms, so it is a bit limiting. Despite this shortcoming, it is still easy and intuitive to use, so users of both devices won’t have much to complain about.

The HD 10 and 10 Plus continue the tradition of allowing Prime members to access media such as shows, movies, books, and music on their tablets for free. In essence, you really need to be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of the performance. Fortunately, that is unlikely to be a problem for interested buyers.

Ultimately, Fire OS remains the same on both models, so there isn’t much of a difference to discuss here.

Winner: Tie

Accessories

Amazon tablet in Store Mode in a case

Amazon offers a case, screen protector, and charger option for the Fire HD 10, though they can also be purchased separately if desired. The case is a worthwhile purchase and allows you to hold the tablet for easier viewing. Note that there is also a children’s version of the Fire HD 10 (2021), as is tradition.

Meanwhile, the HD 10 Plus comes with a wireless charging dock, but you will have to buy other accessories separately. Once again, the Plus’s compatibility with wireless chargers shines through here, and the wireless charging dock is a well-designed piece of technology that can also double as a stand when needed.

Winner: Fire HD 10 Plus

Price and availability

Amazon Fire 10 Plus Tablet

The Fire HD 10 and HD 10 Plus are available from May 26, and pre-orders opened about a month earlier. You can buy the Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021), for $ 150 dollars and the Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus (2021), for $ 180 dollars.

Overall winner: Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus

For an additional $ 30, the Fire HD 10 Plus adds a new smooth finish, more RAM for better speeds, and wireless charging support, along with the option to include your own unique wireless charger and stand.

It’s a significant upgrade for just $ 30, making it an easy recommendation for just about any buyer. Yes, you still want to save the $ 30, and that’s not an unfair question in this price range, nor is it a shame to buy the Fire HD 10. But if you can spend that extra money, the Fire HD 10 Plus is worth it. .

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