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8.8 out of 10

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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Overall 7
7.0

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Tablet

good house keeping
16 September 2013
  • Excerpt: 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
  • 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
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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 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

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 7
7.0

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

CNET
4 February 2013
  • Summary: The Kindle Fire HD 8.9's Full HD screen and easy access to Amazon's streaming services makes it an attractive choice for media lovers who don't want to fork out for an iPad. Its lack of offline video is annoying however and the Nexus 7 still packs more features for less money.
  • Cons: Lovefilm videos require constant Wi-Fi connection; Restricted to Amazon's app store only; Rival tablets have more potent specs.
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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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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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Overall 8
8.0

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review

Phone Arena
10 December 2012
  • Conclusion: For a brand spanking new tablet, much like its smaller sized sibling, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is graced with an inviting $300 starting price point (up to $600 for the highest model; the 64GB version). If you can somehow tolerate the Amazon centered experience of this tablet, then you’ll surely find plenty of value with it – even more when it impresses with its high-resolution display.
  • Pros: Even sharper looking display, Great battery life, Modest & sturdy design
  • Cons: Lacks the depth of functionality and the Play Store of full Android, Some sluggish performance
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Overall 7
7.0

Amazon Kindle Fire HD (8.9-inch)

LAPTOP Magazine
20 November 2012
  • Summary: While the 8.9-inch Fire HD is no longer a one-handed device, those who plan to use it for watching movies and reading magazines will find its full HD display and stereo speakers to be very satifying. The built-in parental controls, while limited, will broaden this device's appeal for families. Our biggest concern is the occasional freezes and crashes we experienced. This tablet was glitchier than the 7-inch model we tested.
  • Pros: Bright and colorful display with wide viewing angles, Long battery life, Loud speakers, Competitive price
  • Cons: Occasionally froze, No memory expansion, Removing ads from lock screen costs 15, Power adapter sold separately
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Overall 7
7.4

Amazon Kindle Fire HD review (8.9-inch, 4G LTE)

Engadget
19 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is slightly larger and slightly faster than the 7-inch version, but other than optional LTE it doesn't bring much more to the table.
  • Pros: Bright and beautiful 1080p display, Great build quality, Huge selection of content, Inexpensive base data plan
  • Cons: Occasional OS stutters, No access to Google Play
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