Reviews and Problems with Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9
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20 March 2015
Summary: - Amazon's larger Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablet shares so much in common with the 7-inch version that beyond the display or the cellular data options, the lower price tablet is probably the better choice of the two.
Excerpt: Powered by Android, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" has a single layer of glass for the touch screen that reduces glare, making it easy to see even in overhead light. It features two WiFi antennas for faster browsing and dual Dolby stereo speakers for improved sound that was noticeable in tests.
Pros: Great sound quality, High-resolution screen
Cons: Consumer testers did not like the design and feel, Limited connectivity options, Subpar camera/video, One of the slowest tablets tested
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is Good, But No iPad Killer
29 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.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD (8.9”) – This Kindle’s on ‘fire!’
7 May 2013
Excerpt: Since 1996, this author has only had positive encounters with purchases and service from Amazon.com . When given the opportunity to review the new Kindle Fire HD , this author was honestly excited with high hopes and this device did not disappoint.
Summary: “This is the iPad with Retina Display,” begins the ad. “And this is the new Kindle Fire HD with an 8.9-inch display.” We then see two “stunning HD” screens, with the narrator telling us that we may not be able to tell the difference. Then he drops the bomb: “ ... but your wallet can .
Excerpt: Like its Wi-Fi-only version, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch 4G LTE has a gorgeous 1920 x 1200-pixel display, powerful speakers and access to Amazon's massive library of content. And with 4G LTE connectivity from AT&T, you've got an added layer of portability.
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.
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
Conclusion: The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is a nice tablet, but not a great one. As compared to the iPad, it's considerably less expensive and has better sound quality, but it isn't as polished overall as Apple's offering. It has a few shortcomings, but in general the positives outweigh the negatives.
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 f...
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 bord...