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8.8 out of 10

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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Overall 10
10

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Inch Review

Reviewboard Magazine
21 October 2013
  • Excerpt: [dropcap]S[/dropcap]o as a nerd I was really pretty excited to check out the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9.  There were a number of reasons, I love the idea of a reader and the 10+” tablet I have now is just too big to be a real reader.  I know an inch and change doesn’t make a big difference on paper, but in practice I assure you that it does.
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Overall 8
7.5

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review

Tech2
2 August 2013
  • Summary: The Kindle Fire HD will be available from June 27, 2013 in the Indian market and can be purchased on www.amazon.in. The tablet is available in two variants—16GB and 32GB versions, which are priced at Rs 21,999 and Rs 25,999 respectively. After using the Kindle for a few days, we have to admit that the tablet is definitely a good buy considering the performance, usability and battery life.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 10
10
Battery performance 8
8.0

Amazon.com Kindle Fire HD 8.9

intomobile.com
30 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is a new Amazon tablet with an 8.9-inch 1920x1200 screen, fast 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth and 32GB of built-in storage.
  • Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
  • Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is Good, But No iPad Killer

mashable.com
6 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Amazon expands its tablet sights with the bigger, more powerful Kindle Fire HD 8.9. Can it compete against Apple's iPad? If there’s one company that deserves credit for reigniting the iPad competitor market, it’s Amazon. Despite some bugs and an overall blah design, its 7-inch Kindle Fire was the first Android tablet that made sense to consumers who gobbled it up to help the Fire grab 50% of the Android tablet market in just 6 months .
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Overall 8
8.0

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 comes in November with some upgrades

CNET
5 May 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: 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 interface feels better suited on the 8.9-inch screen.
  • Cons: 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 $15 opt-out for ads.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is a bigger, better, and faster version of its 7-inch sibling

CNET
1 May 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: 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 interface feels better suited on the 8.9-inch screen.
  • Cons: 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 $15 opt-out for ads.
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Overall 8
7.9
Performance 7
7.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 9
9.0
Camera 6
6.0
Software 6
6.0
Speakers 7
7.0

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 review

theverge.com
25 April 2013
  • Summary: 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 larger Kindle Fire HD 8.9, "we made the best tablet at any price," Bezos said, in a not-so-subtle jab at the iPad. When we reviewed the smaller of the two Kindle Fire HD siblings , we found it to be a mixed bag.
  • Pros: Gorgeous display, Sturdy build, Amazon's content well is deep, Fast, cheap LTE
  • Cons: Missing some important apps, Some sluggishness, LTE usage is too restricted
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Overall 7
7.0

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch 4G LTE Review

LAPTOP Magazine
15 April 2013
  • Summary: As 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 appreciate its built-in parental controls. For those invested in Amazon's ecosystem, and who consume a lot of multimedia, the Fire HD is a no-brainer.
  • Pros: Bright display, Fast LTE speeds, Attractive design, Excellent speakers
  • Cons: 4G LTE downloads limited to 50MB, Power adapter sold separately, Slows when multitasking
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Overall 6
6.0

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review

Digitaltrends
21 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Our bottom line here is pretty much the same as it was for the Kindle Fire HD 7: this is a good device for people deeply invested in Amazon’s products and services. It ties the books, apps, audiobooks, music, and other content together with a nice bow. Plus, no other tablets (except the iPads) offer access to Amazon’s video content. The $300 base price seems low, but isn’t as competitive as the Nook HD+, and that’s not even taking into account the No-Ads tax.
  • Pros: Excellent Dolby sound, Great access to Amazon content, Clear HD screen, Great battery life
  • Cons: 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
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Overall 7
7.2
Performance 5
4.5
Battery performance 9
9.4
Display 9
8.8
Weight 10
9.8
Noise 10
10
Gaming performance 3
2.5
Connectivity 4
4.0
Keyboard 4
4.0
Temperature 9
8.9

Review Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Tablet

Notebookcheck
12 December 2012
  • Summary: 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 increase?
  • Pros: 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 offers one of the best high resolution displays for only $300. Combined with the solid workmanship and high brightness, the Amazon tablet is a better value than a handful of Android tablets in terms of hardware quality and o...
  • Cons: 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 starts at $500, No card reader, Large black borders when outputting through HDMI, Limited appeal if user has no interest in Amazon products or services, Though the display has improved, performance has remained essentially ...
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