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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the touch screen and size. The responsiveness and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the camera and battery get negative opinions.

screen, usability, 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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 26 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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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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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

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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