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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the touch screen and size are overall positive. The responsiveness and screen also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the camera and battery.

usability, screen, responsiveness, size, touch screen

battery, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 23 reviews)

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch 4G LTE


Now with 4G LTE, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has an added layer of mobility.

Bright display; Fast LTE speeds; Attractive design; Excellent speakers

Bright display; Fast LTE speeds; Attractive design; Excellent speakers

Click to EnlargeAs with the Wi-Fi-only version of the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD, we love the LTE model's full HD display and booming stereo speakers. While we didn't like that the tablet slowed down when trying to do a few things at once, parents will...

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" ( 32GB)


Editors' note (March 15, 2013): On March 13, 2013, Amazon cut the starting prices of both the Wi-Fi and 4G versions of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9. The Wi-Fi version now starts at $269 (down from $299), and the 4G version's new starting price is $399 (down...

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has zippier navigation than its 7-inch counterpart, a beautiful high-definition screen, incredibly fast 4G LTE speeds, seamless streaming performance, and access to one of the best media eco systems available. The new Fire HD...

Web performance is lacking compared with that of other tablets. Its physical design is fairly plain with buttons that are too flush with its chassis. The curated Appstore means many games and non-entertainment quality apps are not available. There's a...

If you're looking for a pure media consumption experience, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 delivers better than any tablet before it. People looking for something more utilitarian, however, will want to look elsewhere.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Tablet


Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....


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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 review


The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 swells Amazon's UK tablet offering to three devices, with the 8.9 sitting at the top of the pile, at least, in terms of size.

Nice sharp display, lovely to hold, integrated with Amazon from the off, allows sideloaded content, price, speaker performance

Lacks the flexibility of regular Android tablets, performance is on the slow side

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 offers a great display in a nicely put together package, but ultimately lacks the freedom of regular Android tablets and is a little on the slow side.

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Kindle fire hd


Comes packaged well. very impressive and will probably go down in price to make it a very attractive option compared to an iPad.

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Excellent Product


I really like my new Kindle Fire. Amazon is an incredible company with great products and applications. It was so easy to get started with this product, in a matter of minutes I had all my Kindle Books, personal email, and a number of other apps that I...

High Quality; flexibility; intuitive; fun; productive

Commercialism: the advertising

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Great Upgrade


This was a great upgrade from my Kindle DX and the 4G gives me net access not matter where I am at.This product is... responsive touch screen, Good sound quality, easy to set up, Variety of apps available, Sharp graphics, Easy to navigate, Great screen...

Screen Resolution, Available Apps

A little heavy

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great e reader /tablet for anybody


I Love my. Kindle Fire HD the 4G/WiFi connection is great. And the accessibility of photo,videos,as well as documents is fantastic. I would recommend this device to everyone. If you can afford it though. It is a high ticket itemThis product is......

It is easy to use and navigate

sometimes the web screen blanks ou bug comes roght back

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it is great


I would recommend it to every1. I would buy it from best buy.This product is... easy to set up, lightning fast, Perfect for Business, Easy to navigateAbout me... Budget Conscious, retired



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Great Tablet while not excellent


In addition to previous comments: perfect for game playing (headphone jack is a plus.) Certain DVD digital copy movies or DRM removal software allows movies to be played on the HD but it could be easier. Front facing camera has taken a bit getting used...

Ability to read books between either our 2nd generation Kindle and HD. Great resolution, colors, sound

Ability to download digital copy movies not easy from DVD/Bluray purchases