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Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)
alaScore 92

331 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 331 reviews of Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the portability and price are overall positive. The battery and screen also get good feedback.

performance, screen, battery, price, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fire HDX 8.9, 8.9" HDX Display, Wi-Fi and 4G, 32 GB - Includes Special OffersFire HDX 8.9, 8.9" HDX Display, Wi-Fi and 4G, 32 GB - Includes Special Offers

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fire HDX 8.9, 8.9" HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 64 GB - Includes Special OffersFire HDX 8.9, 8.9" HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 64 GB - Includes Special Offers

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (wired.com)

Review: Amazon Fire HDX 8.9

 

With its sharp and colorful screen, excellent audio performance, and state-of-the-art components, Amazon's affordable flagship tablet is a winner.

Tack-sharp, vibrant screen. Superb battery life. Top-notch stereo speakers. An immersive headphone experience with Dolby Atmos. Great integration with Amazon services. Unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content makes the 16GB version doable. 24/7 video...

App ecosystem lags behind iOS and Android, and Google apps could fill in big gaps. The best deal is an 16GB version with lock-screen ads, but the an ad-free 32GB HDX jumps up to 4. Doesn’t look any different than the last one. Firefly doesn’t always work

Nov, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (64GB, Wi-Fi/4G, Verizon)

 

The Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 is one of the most understated high-end tablets of the year. Though physically it's virtually indiscernible from the 2013 model, it packs a more powerful processor, an updated OS with more family-friendly functions, and...

The Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 is the first tablet with Dolby Atmos audio-enhancing technology and Amazon's item-identifying Firefly function. Its user-friendly operating system includes Mayday instant customer service, extensive parental controls and the...

Amazon's curated app store has far fewer apps and games than Google and iOS app stores. The heavily modified OS leaves little room for customization and there's no microSD card slot.

Impressive Amazon features and an outstanding display make the the Fire HDX 8.9 one of the best and most affordable media consumption tablets.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9" (2014)

 

Amazon's Fire HDX 8.9" is the best value tablet for media out there, but its ecosystem doesn't match up to other operating systems for general-purpose use.

Easy to use. Light, durable body. High-res screen. Solid audio. Excellent technical support

Tied tightly to Amazon's services. Limited storage in the initial configuration

Do you like to watch? Amazon's Fire HDX ($379, 16GB) is the ideal media tablet, designed for lots of reading, listening, and watching TV and movies—especially (but not always) if you purchase that media from Amazon. Performance is decent for games and...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Anna Attkisson (laptopmag.com)

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 Review

 

With Amazon's Fire HDX 8.9 you get a brilliant screen, long battery life and great parental controls for less money than the iPad Air 2.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) Tablet Review

 

Fire and Origami. Once again, the fourth generation of the Fire HDX 8.9 is a tablet with great multimedia capabilities. However, the software limitations are still significant. So is it a tablet only for Amazon fans?

Great display, Decent sound quality, Grippy and light chassis, Fast WLAN, Good camera pictures

No storage expansion, Unreliable GPS module, Only 12 months warranty, Temperatures a bit too high

Once again, the fourth generation of the Fire HX 8.9 is a good multimedia tablet and control center for the Amazon services, which are pretty comprehensive by now. It offers the combination of high performance, great display and good speakers that are...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Nate Swanner (slashgear.com)

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 review: a pretty one-way path

 

With the mid-size tablet genre being redefined, Amazon has stepped in with their latest, an 8.9-inch HDX version of the Fire tablet. Taking square aim at the iPad mini and Air, as well as the Nexus 9, this tablet brings a familiar set of specs and...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Sam Machkovech (arstechnica.com)

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) impressions: Deja vu 8.9

 

New processor and Firefly app round out the few differences in the new model.

We expect this year's model to quietly replace last year's as Amazon's default 8.9-inch sales option, and it's still strong in the price-to-performance department, but we noticed enough design and performance issues after a half-day of heavy use to...

Oct, 2014

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Expert review by : Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)

 

Amazon's biggest tablet gets a power upgrade and the latest Fire OS features

Gorgeous Full HD screen ; Best speakers on a tablet ; Light, comfortable and attractive design

Still some inconsistencies with app stores

Dolby Atmos is still not massively widespread and the films to use it in recent years include Godzilla, The Expendables 3 and Taken 2, which is currently available on Amazon Instant Prime video. We watched Liam Neeson's second outing as retired CIA...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review

 

A gateway to all things Amazon, it's a strong performer that just feels a little restricted to hold its own against competitors

Good design Great screen Strong video and music performances

No access to Google Play Amazon ecosystem is heavy-handed

There’s a lot to love about the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. In terms of performance, it’s up there with the best of them, with a great screen, a good way with music and movies and a strong battery life. But its locked-in ecosystem isn’t going to be for...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Simon Hill (techradar.com)

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 review

 

Doing it Amazon's way on a bigger screen

8.9 inch HD display ; Fast performance ; Parental controls ; Dual speakers

Fire OS ; Amazon app store ; Limited storage ; Firefly is buggy

Ratings in depth The new Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 is an update that improves on its predecessor in a number of tangible ways. It combines a gorgeous display with stunning sound and silky smooth performance. The design is solid, the parental controls have...

Nov, 2014