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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2013)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4698 reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2013). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the price and portability. The performance and screen are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the apps, while the GPS navigation and reliability get less positive opinions.

usability, screen, performance, portability, price

reliability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2013) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4159 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2013) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the price and portability. The screen and performance also get good feedback. The GPS navigation and reliability get critical views.

usability, performance, screen, portability, price

reliability, GPS navigation

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

This summary is based on the products: Kindle Fire HDX 8.9", HDX DisplayKindle Fire HDX 8.9", HDX Display

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Brian Heater (engadget.com)

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 : Wired (wired.com)

A Bigger Step Forward

 

Since its launch two years ago , the Kindle Fire has developed a reputation as a budget tablet. The mostly plastic construction and the low price (Kindle Fire pricing starts at $139 for the cheapest 7-incher) give it the whiff of a second-tier device,...

Class-leading display. Great battery life; expect ten hours or more. Light enough to hold for an entire episode of Breaking Bad without fatigue. Video-chat customer support is helpful, easy. I recommend getting the cool, origami-esque accessory case

Rear-camera is predictably lame. No Google Play access. Button position may flummox some, but I got used to them after a few days

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"

 

The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is the simplest-to-use high-quality, large-screen tablet, with built-in, on-demand tech support. And it's the best choice for handling your Amazon content.

Fast. Gorgeous screen. Very easy to use. 24-hour, on-demand video tech support

Lousy cameras. Not as many apps as standard Android tablets or iPads. Interface very focused on buying things from Amazon

Tired of asking for tech support? Tired of giving tech support? The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" comes with its own support team built into the tablet, an array of chipper, headset-wearing folks collectively known as Mayday. It's the best large-screen...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review (8.9-inch)

 

In 2011, Amazon surprised us with the Kindle Fire, an Android-based 7-inch tablet that made it easier than ever to watch video, read books, and of course buy stuff from Amazon. It came at a time...

Gorgeous high-res screen ; Super lightweight ; Great battery life

Doesn’t have Play Store access ; Fire OS is a tad too basic ; Isn’t a looker

$379 just isn't a mind-blowing price for a tablet anymore

Nov, 2013

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch

 

Amazon has made a name for itself by making things easy for the consumer. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch tablet continues that tradition by offering on-demand tech support, helpful parental controls and tons of great content. This Android-powered tablet...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Anna Attkisson (laptopmag.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch Review

 

The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch packs a stunning display, instant tech support and helpful parental controls, plus it offers very long battery life.

Gorgeous high-res display; Built-in tech support; Epic battery life; Great parental controls; Huge library of content

Fewer apps than other Android tablets; Limited browser options; No microSD card slot

The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch packs a stunning display, instant tech support and helpful parental controls, plus it offers very long battery life.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Daniel Perez (ubergizmo.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Review

 

Amazon announced their latest Kindle Fire tablets, the Kindle Fire HDX, earlier this fall as two separate devices running on either a 7-inch display...

Kindle Fire HDX.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Review

 

The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is the second half of what Amazon hopes will be a one-two knockout punch to rival tablets, sliming down the last-gen Fire HD 8.9 and boosting speed and screen resolution in the process. As we found with the 7-inch Fire HDX ,...

The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is undoubtedly the best tablet in Amazon’s range, and arguably the best tablet the company has released to-date. The design may be on the sober side of discrete, rather than the more premium-feeling metal of some rivals, but...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : John V. (phonearena.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Review

 

We've seen the commercial play on TV several times, so we thought it was about time we checked out Amazon's full-sized tablet offering in the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. Naturally, it complements the smaller 7-inch model we reviewed over this past fall, but...

Lots of good specs for the low price ; One of the most detailed displays on a tablet ; Very lightweight ; Speedy performance ; Tight integration with Amazon’s ecosystem

Design could’ve been more daring ; Not as much flexibility with the software ; Weak speakers ; Difficult to feel out the power button & volume controls

Amazon’s tablets have always been known to be easy on the wallets, and the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 follows suit by sporting a hard-to-beat starting price of $379 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model. In comparison to the $500 base iPad Air, Amazon’s prodigy is hitting...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch tablet review: Great hardware, but no iPad slayer yet

 

Summary: The larger HDX tablet boasts some impressive specs and Amazon fans will feel right at home, although others may miss the wider range of apps found elsewhere. Business users will enjoy its e-reader capabilities.

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Atmos / Dolby Digital Plus
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery life (max):12 / 18
Battery recharge time:4.5 / 5
Battery Technology:Lithium
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):12
Continuous audio playback time:12

Camera

Built-in flash: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Device type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Display brightness:400
Display Diagonal:8.9
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel density:339
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:9

Graphics

Graphics:Adreno 330 / Adreno 420
Graphics adapter:Adreno 330 / Adreno 420
Graphics adapter family:Adreno

Memory

Internal memory:2

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Internal RAM:2
RAM capacity:2
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):No / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AC3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EAC3, HE-AAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AAX, AC3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HE-AAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, Vorbis / AAC, AAX, AC3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HE-AAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV / AAC, AAX, AC3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV / AAC, AC3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HE-AAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV / AAC, AC3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV / AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, LC-AAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV / AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV
Document formats supported:AZW, DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, PRC, TXT / AZW, DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF, TXT / AZW, DOC, DOCX, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT / AZW, DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT / AZW, PDF, TXT / DOC, DOCX, HTML / DOC, DOCX, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, TXT
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Position location:N / Y
Video compression format:3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, VP8 / 3GP, M4V, MKV, VP8
Video formats supported:3GP,M4V,MKV,MP4,VP8 / 3GP,M4V,MKV,VP8

Phone Features

Voice call:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm / 3.5mm / Bluetooth
Headphone Out:N / Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:9

Processor

Processor:800 / 8084
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.5
Processor model:800 / 8084

Processor special features

Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Software

Operating system installed:Fire OS
Operating system version:3.0 / 4
Platform:Android / Linux

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:16 / 2 / 32 / 64
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.307 / 6.22 / 9.09 / 9.13
Height:0.307 / 0.315 / 6.22 / 9.09
Weight:13.2 / 13.4 / 13.5 / 13.7
Width:6.22 / 9.09