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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and design. The performance and price also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the apps, and there are some mixed reviews about the battery.

screen, price, performance, design, usability


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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 73 reviews)

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Expert review by: Francis D'sa (

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review


Amazon is all set to launch the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Fire HD in India tomorrow. Both devices have done pretty well in terms of sales and customer satisfaction and it looks like Amazon is hoping to create the same sort of buzz here as well....

The display is a large 8.9-inch capacitive 10-point multi-touch IPS LCD panel sporting a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. Amazon claims this to be a retina quality display as it has a pixel density of 254 ppi as compared to the iPad third generation,...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (

Review Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Tablet


A bigger Fire. Amazon's aggressive pricing has positioned the Kindle Fire series as some of the best tablets for the buck. The larger 8.9-inch versions, however, are reaching upwards of $300 and even $500. Does the Full HD display justify the price...

Good workmanship and quality for the cost, Low starting price at $300 MSRP, 1920x1200 resolution IPS screen, Very bright display, Excellent outdoor usability, Integrated micro HDMI-out, Good sound quality, Good battery life, The Kindle Fire HD 8.9...

No tangible performance improvements over 7-inch model despite faster CPU and GPU, Little customization options, Mediocre home screen design; UI beginning to feel stale, Unavoidable lock screen advertisements for cheapest model, Expensive LTE model...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Brian Heater (

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 anythi

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.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: CNET (

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 comes in November with some upgrades


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.

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...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (

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...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: K. T. Bradford (

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review


Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets have never represented the ‘best' of anything, even in the low-cost Android tablet. However, they do offer a nice gathering place for Amazon's vast media offerings. From eBooks to digital video to apps, Amazon is the...

Excellent Dolby sound ; Great access to Amazon content ; Clear HD screen ; Great battery life

Lockscreen ads are blatant and annoying ; Amazon goes overboard upselling products ; Interface is laggy at times ; Limited to Amazon services & content ; Amazon email/calendar apps don’t match Google’s ; No homescreen customization

This is a good device for people deeply invested in Amazon's products and services. Even for a low-cost device, the performance issues lower the Fire HD's desirability.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Burns (

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review


With the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 comes the most well-rounded Amazon content delivery system you've ever held in two hands - but that's all it is. This device is being sold as exactly the device it was meant to be: the Amazon Vending Machine HD 8.9, and it...

If you're deeply invested in the Amazon universe for content, this device is the best content delivery system you're going to be able to buy today. It's the biggest tablet Amazon makes at the moment and gives you access to all of your Amazon-held...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" (AT&T)


Amazon has built a killer budget media tablet in the new Kindle Fire HD 8.9. With a solid design, top-notch media store, affordable data plan, and robust parental controls, this tablet is a great choice for families on a budget. Nope, it's no iPad. But...

Very easy to use. Least expensive tablet data plan available. Amazon Prime members get lots of video and book content. Multi-user parental controls

Other tablets have more apps. Speed is just okay, not great. User interface is very shopping-oriented

The 8.9-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD is the top low-cost large-screen tablet you can buy, but to get the best bang for your buck, go for the Wi-Fi-only version.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: David Pierce (

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 review


In September, inside an airplane hangar in Los Angeles, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a series of bold statements about the company's two brand-new Kindle Fire HD tablets. The Kindle Fire HD 7, he said, was the best tablet at a certain price. But with the...

Gorgeous display ; Sturdy build ; Amazon's content well is deep ; Fast, cheap LTE

Missing some important apps ; Some sluggishness ; LTE usage is too restricted

Does a bigger tablet shine even brighter?

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch Review


While the 8.9-inch Fire HD is no longer a one-handed device, those who plan to use it for watching movies and reading magazines will find its full HD display and stereo speakers to be very satifying. The built-in parental controls, while limited, will...

Bright and colorful display with wide viewing angles, Long battery life, Loud speakers, Competitive price

Occasionally froze, No memory expansion, Removing ads from lock screen costs $15, Power adapter sold separately

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Built-in Camera: Yes


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
LED Technology: No
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch

General Features

Built-in Camera: Yes
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
Processor Number:OMAP4470