Reviews and Problems with Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7
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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 vs Apple iPad Mini with Retina
Good E-Book Readers
28 November 2013
Conclusion: The iPad Mini with Retina and the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 are often used for reading digital content. We look at magazines, comics, eBooks, and newspapers to give you a sense on how they perform head to head. As an added bonus we show you how both units handle video and audio.
Conclusion: The idea behind the Kindle Fire HDX is something that was tried before with early Android tablets: If you can't beat the competition on equal footing, why not flank them by outmuscling the competition for cheaper? It worked for Android against Apple, but there's no reason to believe that it will work for Amazon without the user experience to match. Though their Mayday feature is admittedly a huge feat, it's tough to overlook things like the absence of Google services.
Conclusion: The Kindle Fire HDX 7 is the best tablet they have ever produced. The software side of things is very slick and refined over a few generations of constant refinement. The hardware makes everything hum along very quickly. If you are looking for a dedicated tablet just for reading and multi-media consumption this is one of the best. When you purchase the HDX you are buying exclusively into the Amazon ecosystem.
Pros: Robust Hardware, Tremendous Resolution, Deep Ecosystem, One of the best eBook experiences, Front facing 720 P camera with duel microphones, Mayday and Quiet Time
Cons: Speaker quality is not as good as prior models, Magazines are down scaled and don’t look as vibrant as they do on the iPad, Single Issue Comics and Manga is non-existent, you need 3rd party apps, Does not support Live Wallpapers or Widgets
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2013
Good E-Book Readers
4 November 2013
Conclusion: In our heads to head comparison we show you everything these guys can do or can’t do. We put the same magazine, eBook, newspaper, comic book and videos side by side so you can get a sense on any differences and gauge what device might be best suited to you.
Excerpt: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX is a 7-inch tablet with 1920 x 1200 screen resolution. In addition, it also packs a fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core chip clocked at 2.2GHz, front-facing camera, Wi-Fi and optional 3G/4G connectivity, as well as 16, 32 or 64 GB of internal memory.
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
Summary: Amazon continues to step up its game (and its prices) with the Kindle Fire line. Still, despite a $20 price increase, $229 doesn't seem like a lot to ask for a device like this. From the 1,920 x 1,200 (323-ppi) display to the 2.2GHz quad-core chip inside, there's nothing about this slate that screams budget.
Pros: Great screen, Long battery life, Lots of welcome enhancements to Fire OS
Cons: No Google Play access, Starting price includes Special Offers, No video-out port
Conclusion: There's a lot to like about the Kindle Fire HDX. The screen is superb, the form-factor sober but sturdy, and the processor cutting edge for the market. Amazon's $229 starting price (with subsidizing Special Offers on the lockscreen, 16GB of storage, and WiF-only connectivity; figure $100 more if you want LTE and $15 more if you don't want the Special Offers) is highly competitive, and while the Mayday functionality may seem gimmicky to some, the selfish part of us is...
Excerpt: The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX is the brand-new tablet from the company that arguably started the eReader craze with the original Kindle. Since then Amazon has faced increasing rivalry, not least from the arrival of affordable, powerful Android tablets such as the new Google Nexus 7 , and then of course there’s Apple’s own take, the iPad Mini Retina . Despite this the company has continued to thrive against the unending competition.
Pros: New design, Mayday app, Content
Cons: Closed ecosystem, Wi-Fi-reliant, Blue tint on new display