What's this? Based on Ease of use, Display, Versatility, Performance, Touch response, and Portability (which includes battery life, size and weight.) Due to test upgrades, results may vary from past Ratings.
$339.99 - $479.99
Summary:A larger tablet from Amazon with an 8.9-inch screen and Wi-Fi Internet only, running on the Android 4.2 operating system. Uses the Amazon app store for downloading apps. Tested with 16GB of storage.
The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (Wi-Fi, 16GB) is a larger tablet computer with an 8.9-inch screen. It has a screen resolution of 2560 x 1600, which is high for its size. The rectangular screen is a better shape for videos than for photos, and it utilizes toughened Gorilla Glass for durability.
The tablet has a 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU processor with 4 cores. It runs on the Android 4.2 operating system. It has 2GB memory and is available with 16, 32 or 64GB storage.
There is a headphone jack with a volume control, a built-in microphone, and stereo speakers. Internet connectivity is via Wi-Fi. It has a 0.9-megapixel webcam, and an 8-megapixel camera with a flash.
The following models have the same ratings as Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (Wi-Fi, 16GB).
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (Wi-Fi, 32GB) come from our tests of model Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (Wi-Fi, 16GB), which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
The Ratings applied to untested model Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (Wi-Fi, 64GB) come from our tests of model Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (Wi-Fi, 16GB), which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
About This Brand
The Android-based Kindle Fire is a competitively priced 7- and 9-inch tablet. Subscribers to Amazon Prime ($99 per year) have access to extra content such as movies, TV shows, and books. Its app store is curated by Amazon. These tablet have a user interface customized by Amazon.
I came from the ipad, and the HDX is better in most ways. Being able to download movies from Amazon Prime to watch offline is great. No need to have a huge, expensive mobile data plan to be entertained on the go. And this cannot be done on other tablets, whether you are a Prime Member or not. <br /><br />With over 100K apps, every possible category is covered with lots of options in each. Free app every day too. The hardware is the best out there. The best screen, fastest processor, lightest, lower cost than competitors. <br /><br />I have only used the Mayday once, but it's a great feature. Much better than having to go in to a store and make an appointment to ask how to do something. That just seems antiquated now. Just hit the button and get a live person on your screen to help you. Amazing! No one else can do that. <br /><br />Best technology purchase I have every made.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Pittston, Pa
(5 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
Cannot use panasonic image app
Panasonic image app states that it is outdated. Kindle support said I would have to load pictures from my lumix zs30 to a computer and then to the kindle fire. I found this to be unacceptable and sent it back. Other than that the tablet was really great. I wish they had fixed the problem because my main reason for buying it was to store and view pictures.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
By desert. dweller
from Palm springs, ca
(10 of 19 customers found this review helpful)
do not buy get an iPad or Android
No mute button
Volume Button In Back
Videos Reading Emails Web
Get something else. Great screen, but apps are garbage and can't download a lot of my music as the device doesn't support many formats. Forget about using Dropbox (can be done but a huge pain) Volume and power buttons are in bad locations and there's no mute button. Tech support is right there but 3 different people couldn't help yet my 14 year old neighbor could. Much much better tablets out there for the same or a bit more money.