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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 873 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and battery are overall positive. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the apps and GPS navigation. Opinions are divided on the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablet Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" inch Magnetic Folio PU Leather Case Cover Stand With Auto sleep and wake function (purple)

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Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 814 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.com.

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Standing Polyurethane Origami Case (will only fit Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"), Mineral BlackAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Standing Leather Origami Case (will only fit Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"), BlackAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Standing Leather Origami Case (will only fit Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"), Red

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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.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

 

Editor's note (September 18, 2014): Amazon refreshed the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 with a 2014 version . Check out our hands-on review and back to CNET soon for a more in-depth look at the upgrade.

The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is a performance monster that speeds through Web sites and UI navigation at a frantic pace. Its screen is impressively sharp and its body amazingly light for a larger tablet. The Mayday feature gives personal and...

The remote video viewing feature won't be ready at launch, and ad-free versions still cost an extra $15. The 16GB of space runs out quickly when storing HD movies, and there's no built-in storage expansion. Lack of Google Play access means many apps...

With everything that was great about the HDX 7 and more, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 isn't just a great value, it sets the standard for a media consumption tablet.

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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.

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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

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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...

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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 when smaller tablets were not very common or popular, and...

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

This year, it's more speed, more pixels, and less weight

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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

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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.

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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, that...

If you’re already an Amazon customer, or are willing to make it your ecosystem of choice, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is our choice of the company’s tablets. Priced from $379 for the WiFi-only model (add $100 if you want LTE support) it’s competitively...

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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...

Product Specifications

Built-in Camera:Double Camera

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
USB:USB 2.0
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

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

General Features

Convertible: No
Operating System:FIRE OS
Operating System Version:FIRE OS 3.X MOJITO / FIRE OS 4.X SANGRIA

Graphic

GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Processor:SNAPDRAGON 800 / SNAPDRAGON 805
Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
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