Which size of Fire Tablet should you get?
The first thing you should know about buying an Amazon Fire tablet is that the listed storage space does not correspond to the actual storage space you will have.
Amazon’s tablets run on the Android operating system, which necessitates a large amount of storage for system functions as well as Amazon’s apps and services. This is important to remember, especially if you’re looking at a tablet with 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of storage.
In reality, that low-end 16GB tablet will only give you about 12GB of usable storage. You’ll probably want as much storage as possible depending on your plans for downloading games, movies, and other media to your tablet.
Since the Fire 7 tablet comes in 16GB and 32GB versions, it’s a no-brainer to spend an extra $20 to double the storage capacity. It’s also worth noting that Amazon’s line of kid-friendly Amazon Fire devices was recently updated.
While the previous 16GB Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet may have sufficed for your little techie, Amazon now offers the Fire HD 10 Kids and Fire HD 10 Kids Pro tablets, both of which offer 32GB of storage.
When you consider the newer Fire HD tablets, things get a little trickier (and more expensive).
In this case, 32GB is a good deal. You may not need the 64GB model depending on how you intend to use your tablet and the prevalence of media streaming services these days.
Increase your storage capacity with a microSD
Of course, you’re not locked into that amount of storage if you choose to save a little money and get a Fire Tablet with less storage.
Amazon has always included a microSD slot on its Fire Tablets, which is a useful feature that allows you to expand the storage capacity of your device as needed.
MicroSD cards are ideal for loading media you’ve previously downloaded or ripped from your DVD collection onto your favorite devices without using up all of your precious internal storage.
It also helps that microSD cards for Fire Tablets are currently on sale. For Amazon’s best tablets, you can add up to 1TB of storage via microSD, but the best value is probably a 128GB card, which you can get for as little as $20 these days.
There has never been a complaint about a tablet having too much storage. Given the low cost of Amazon Fire Tablets, choosing the largest storage option available is always the best option.
Amazon Fire 7 (32GB)
The cheapest Fire tablet. The Fire 7 Tablet is a fun gadget to have around for all ages, with hands-free Alexa, multiple fun colors, and access to tons of great content.
Amazon Fire HD 8 (64GB)
A great mid-range option. The Fire HD 8 strikes the right balance between screen, storage, and price to earn our recommendation as the best Amazon Fire tablet.
Fire HD 10 Plus Tablet (64GB)
Amazon Fire Tablet with the best upgrade. The Fire HD 10 Plus is the most advanced Fire Tablet on the market. Fast charging, wireless charging, extra RAM, and better overall specs are all part of the “Plus” package.