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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2013)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4697 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 Tablets for all reviews. People really like the price and portability. The performance and screen also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the GPS navigation and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the apps.

usability, screen, performance, portability, price

reliability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets 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 Tablets on Amazon.com. Comments about the price and portability are generally positive. The screen and performance also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the GPS navigation and reliability.

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

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Marc Flores (techradar.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review

 

An excellent tablet that is essentially a portal to all things Amazon

Mayday live assist ; Great display ; Good battery life ; Excellent design

Heavy on Amazon services ; Lack of Android apps ; Poor camera ; Browser doesn't support Flash

A great tablet for all things Amazon, but not much else

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

 

Great screen, great speakers... shame about the apps

Great screen, Excellent performance, Loud and clear speakers, Mayday and Freetime apps clever and innovative, Very thin and light, Good battery life

Fire OS too restrictive, Poor app store, Occasionally glitchy apps, Extra storage is pricey

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review

 

Amazon's best Kindle Fire yet, but the gorgeous screen and great camera can't offset the custom Android interface

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review

 

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.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review

 

The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9's little brother has already scored top marks with Stuff. Can the bigger, pricier sibling turn on the same charm?

Light ; Family-friendly ; Easy access to media services

Not the best app store ; Interface could be slicker ; Can be beaten for value and quality

A neatly rounded entertainment option but there's better value and higher quality to be found either side of the HDX 8.9.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Review: In Depth

 

Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets are aimed squarely at users of the online giant, as a slick and convenient way to access all of your Amazon content - be it movies, music, books or even apps. The Kindle…

Excellent screen ; Mayday works as advertised ; Slick, portable design

Tied into Amazon architecture ; Adverts

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Kevin Thomas (3g.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Review

 

For users of Amazon, this is an excellent and easy way to get your content into a very portable HD tablet with sharp HD resolution.

: crisp HD screen with excellent resolution, quick access to Amazon and Lovefilm, superb Mayday technical support feature, very portable

: display not as bright as other tablets, low level of customisation

The Kindle Fire HD was a solidly built, reliable tablet, and the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 doesn’t take any of that away from the device. Instead it adds to its great build with a good screen resolution, and more power. Overall, this is a good device for...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review - A money burner for Amazon fans

 

Super-sharp HD screen; Fast Amazon and Lovefilm access; Mayday help feature; Highly portable

Screen could be brighter; Lack of customisation

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review

 

Amazon has brought out not one, but two versions of itsnew Fire HDX tablet. The 7-inch screen version islikely to be the volume purchase, but is there a market forsomething with a bigger screen, an extra camera and a few tastyextras thrown in?

Sturdy but lightweight, terrific screen, slimmed down UI, fastprocessor, 8-megapixel camera

Not such as bargain as the 7-inch version, no Google Play appstore, no expandable memory

The larger HDX's specs put it into competition with the likes ofthe Google Nexus 10 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. It may not havethe versatility of either of those devices, or the iPad Air forthat matter, but it costs less, looks great and is extremely...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Carly Page (theinquirer.net)

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review

 

Unfamiliar user interface and poor app selection let down tablet's great hardware

Great screen, smooth performance, impressive battery life, thin and light

Cameras are just average, user interface is overly simplified

The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 undoubtedly is Amazon's best tablet to date. However, with the firm's Fire OS offering an unfamiliar user interface and lacking in its app selection, we're not sure it's quite ready to compete against the iPad Air and Google...

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

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

Camera

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

Design

Colour of product:Black
Device Type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No

Display

Display brightness:400
Display diagonal:22.6
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:339
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

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

Memory

Internal Memory:2

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Networking

2G: Yes
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G standards:HSDPA, HSPA+
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards: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 included:Y / Yes
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

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

Phone features

Voice call:N / Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

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

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.5
Processor Model:800 / 8084

Software

Operating system installed:FIRE OS
Operating System Version:3.0 / 4
Platform:Android / Linux

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.8 / 158 / 231 / 7.8
Height :158 / 23.1 / 7.8
Weight:374 / 375 / 384 / 389
Width:158 / 23.1 / 231