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Amazon Kindle Kindle FIRE HD 8.9 WI-FI 16GB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and value for money. The touch screen and screen also get good views. There are some mixed reviews about the features. The apps and camera get critical comments.

usability, screen, touch screen, price, design

battery, durability, camera, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Amazon Kindle Kindle FIRE HD 8.9 WI-FI 16GB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review (8.9-inch): a high-end tablet at a mid-range price


It's worth noting just how far Amazon has come since the early days of the Fire line. With the first generation, it was tough to see the tablet as

Great screen ; Strong performance ; Mayday tech support and other helpful software features

No Google Play access ; 80 more expensive than its predecessor

The latest Fire tablet has some top-of-the-line specs and nice software enhancements, but Amazon's closed-off ecosystem will continue to be a sore spot for shoppers who prefer regular Android.

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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" with 4G LTE (64GB)


If you're interested in purchasing a Kindle Fire, know that the Fire HD 8.9 is the version to get. It has a large 1,920x1,200-pixel-resolution screen that facilitates Amazon's current Kindle Fire interface better than the 7-incher . Also, its faster...

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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Review: Kindle Fire HD 8.9" tablet


“This is the iPad with Retina Display,” begins the ad. “And this is the new Kindle Fire HD with an 8.9-inch display.” We then see two “stunning HD” screens, with the narrator telling us that we may not be able to tell the difference. Then he drops the...

For more on the subject, check out our comparisons of the Fire 8.9 to the , , and .

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Tablet


Powered by Android, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9” has a single layer of glass for the touch screen that reduces glare, making it easy to see even in overhead light. It features two WiFi antennas for faster browsing and dual Dolby stereo speakers for...

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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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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch review


The 8.9in Fire HD really is the big brother of the 7in version as it shares an identical design, albeit larger due to the bigger screen. This means it has all the same ports and buttons in the same places, the same soft-touch rear and stereo speakers.

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9" is a good-value tablet for those who are happy to be locked into Amazon's system. For a lot of people, that won't matter at all as it's certainly not a bad system, particularly if you want to use it mainly as an e-reader. The...

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD video review


The Kindle Fire HD has 7 inch 1280 by 800 screen. It has a dual-core processor, dual-band Wi-Fi and a 10-point touchscreen.

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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

Product Specifications


Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight: No
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch

General Features

Convertible: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich


GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic


Processor:OMAP 4
Processor Brand:Texas Instruments