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8.9 out of 10

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Great Deal: $299.49

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Overall 8
8.0

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

CNET
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: With everything that was great about the HDX 7 and more, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 isn't just a great value, it sets the standard for a media consumption tablet.
  • Pros: The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is a performance monster that speeds through Web sites and UI navigation at a frantic pace. Its screen is impressively sharp and its body amazingly light for a larger tablet. The Mayday feature gives personal and near-instant customer service. Some small but smart UI additions lead to a simple, welcoming experience.
  • Cons: The remote video viewing feature won't be ready at launch, and ad-free versions still cost an extra $15. The 16GB of space runs out quickly when storing HD movies, and there's no built-in storage expansion. Lack of Google Play access means many apps still aren't available. The buttons on the back are sometimes hard to find.
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Overall 7
7.2

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review

mobilesyrup.com
9 May 2014
  • Summary: The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 may be an expensive tablet to use exclusively as an e-reader, but it may be appropriate for those looking to augment a high-percentage e-reading use case with the occasional email, browsing session or bout of Temple Run. It’s clear that the Kindle Fire series has not yet been optimized for Canadian audiences — most of Amazon’s best cloud features are unavailable outside of the US, and many popular Android apps and games are missing from the App...
  • Pros: I’m not sure what I was expecting when removing the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 from the box, but it certainly wasn’t this gorgeous piece of hardware. I recall the original Kindle Fire being a derivative of BlackBerry’s ill-fated PlayBook tablet, a black, boxy utilitarian thing; this is not that. Compact and solid, the back slopes towards the edges, making the tablet feel thinner than it is — this is a trick used by many smartphone makers, but it works even better on a tablet...
  • Cons: Unfortunately, for Canadians the advantages over the iPad end at the hardware level. As stated above, I wouldn’t say there is a dearth of decent software on the Amazon App Store, but few of them are optimized for the screen size — they are merely ported Android apps, with the same upscaling issues as every other Android tablet — and those present don’t usually compare to iOS in quality or features. But content issues are manifold, as users will have to go elsewhere — ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Review - Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Examiner
14 March 2014
  • Excerpt: With so many tablets on the market, it’s tough to decide which one to choose, though at the end of the day, a lot of it comes down to personal preference, whether it’s due to the operating system, size or loyalty to a particular brand. However, when it comes to overall value, there may not be another tablet like the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. Coming in at only $379, this fantastic tablet comes in cheaper than the iPad Air but doesn’t hold back on quality.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Phone Arena
24 January 2014
  • Conclusion: Amazon’s tablets have always been known to be easy on the wallets, and the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 follows suit by sporting a hard-to-beat starting price of $379 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model. In comparison to the $500 base iPad Air , Amazon’s prodigy is hitting it hard the most where it needs to – in the minds of consumers who make value paramount to everything else. Quite frankly, the pricing is tough to beat when factoring the kind of specs it’s packing along for the ride.
  • Pros: Lots of good specs for the low price, One of the most detailed displays on a tablet, Very lightweight, Speedy performance, Tight integration with Amazon’s ecosystem
  • Cons: Design could’ve been more daring, Not as much flexibility with the software, Weak speakers, Difficult to feel out the power button & volume controls
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Review: In Depth

Recombu
12 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets are aimed squarely at users of the online giant, as a slick and convenient way to access all of your Amazon content - be it movies, music, books or even apps. The Kindle Fire HDX is the best version yet, thanks to its mega-sharp HD screen and unique features such as the brand new Mayday button, and it comes in a choice of 7-inch or 8.9-inch models. We took the 8.9-inch tablet for a spin, and came away suitably impressed.
  • Pros: Excellent screen, Mayday works as advertised, Slick, portable design
  • Cons: Tied into Amazon architecture, Adverts
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Overall 8
8.3

Expert Review

reviewed
29 November 2013
  • Summary: The newest bargain tablet from Amazon offers a lot under the hood.
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"

PC Magazine
28 November 2013
  • Conclusion: The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is the simplest-to-use high-quality, large-screen tablet, with built-in, on-demand tech support. And it's the best choice for handling your Amazon content.
  • Pros: Fast. Gorgeous screen. Very easy to use. 24-hour, on-demand video tech support.
  • Cons: Lousy cameras. Not as many apps as standard Android tablets or iPads. Interface very focused on buying things from Amazon.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-Inch

Wired
7 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Since its launch two years ago , the Kindle Fire has developed a reputation as a budget tablet. The mostly plastic construction and the low price (Kindle Fire pricing starts at $139 for the cheapest 7-incher) give it the whiff of a second-tier device, especially compared to the iPad’s sleek aluminum body. Instead of competing on looks or design, the Kindle Fire has traditionally gone for utility.
  • Pros: Class-leading display. Great battery life; expect ten hours or more. Light enough to hold for an entire episode of Breaking Bad without fatigue. Video-chat customer support is helpful, easy. I recommend getting the cool, origami-esque accessory case.
  • Cons: Rear-camera is predictably lame. No Google Play access. Button position may flummox some, but I got used to them after a few days.
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Overall 9
8.5

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review (8.9-inch): a high-end tablet at a mid-range price

Engadget
7 November 2013
  • Conclusion: The latest Fire tablet has some top-of-the-line specs and nice software enhancements, but Amazon's closed-off ecosystem will continue to be a sore spot for shoppers who prefer regular Android.
  • Pros: Great screen, Strong performance, Mayday tech support and other helpful software features
  • Cons: No Google Play access, $80 more expensive than its predecessor
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch Review

LAPTOP Magazine
7 November 2013
  • Summary: Epic battery life combined with a stunning display, helpful parental controls and instant tech support make the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch an excellent tablet for families or new tablet owners. Amazon Prime members will especially love being able to access tons of content for free. The iPad Air offers a much broader selection of tablet apps and a faster A7 chip, but for the price the $379 HDX has a lot to offer.
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