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8.6 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
8.0

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

CNET
17 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 comes in November with some upgrades

CNET
8 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 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.
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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 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

Does a bigger tablet shine even brighter?

theverge.com
21 November 2012
  • Summary: Which Kindle Fire HD you should buy is dependent on a single question. Which do you do more, read or watch movies? If you're a reader, the 7-inch model's smaller size and one-hand usability makes it the better device. If you're a cinephile (I fall into this category, at least when it comes to how I use a tablet), the HD 8.9 is a better buy thanks to its bigger, higher-res screen.
  • Pros: Gorgeous display, Sturdy build, Amazon's content well is deep, Gorgeous display, Sturdy build, Amazon's content well is deep, Fast, cheap LTE
  • Cons: Missing some important apps, Some sluggishness, Still too many ads by default, 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 Review

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.
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