Reviews and Problems with Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Tablet
30 March 2015
Excerpt: The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, Amazons latest tablet device, continues to threaten Apple's dominance with its super fast performance, a sharp screen, as well as Amazon's own expansive content library.
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.
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review (8.9-inch): a high-end tablet at a mid-range price
17 February 2014
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
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 U...
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...
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...
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.