I got the Kindle HD8 for $50 on sale sometime last year to primarily watch media (Netflix, Amazon, own content on sd card). I put Google Play store on it to get YouTube and other Google apps. For media consumption only, it's fine. But I started using the tablet to browse Reddit and Google chrome and the thing chugs. I guess installing the play store brought some issues and I need to enter recovery and clear cache after putting it in sleep mode every few days. This gets old fast, so I was looking for something similar under $300. The Huawei m5 8.4 looks good, but no headphone jack is a deal breaker.